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“Fab' food and stunning views”
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Casa do Mar
Ranked #3 of 10 Tofo B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 7, 2013

We experienced Jakkie's and Daphne's sense of hospitality first hand when, although we couldn't stay at Casa do Mar as they were fully booked, they went out of their way to help us to get a rental car and alternative accomodation.
We passed by one night "just for one drink" but stayed much longer than that and in the end also ordered some food (although this is usually just for guests staying there)...the best pizza I have had in Mozambique and my colleagues' steak was also fab'. Wow, Daphne was not exaggerating when she said they had the best chefs in town!
Can't wait to come back, but then on a holiday!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Out of the places we stayed at in Tofo this was our favorite. 100 m up the hill from the beach with an amazing view over the bay.
We had a room with ocean view and after staying in more "exotic" places (bungalow, fisher mans house) it was wonderful to have a proper bed, big bathroom and a lounging area right outside.
Breakfast was good with the normal array of cereals, bread and eggs.
We ate here two nights (Tofo not being so big you work through the restos quite quick),
you just let them know in the afternoon and Itho (spelling?), the chef, prepared wonderful food!
We would definitely recommend to stay here whilst in Tofo!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Jakkie M, Owner at Casa do Mar, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2013

Thanks for taking the time to review our place it is always nice to hear that your quests enjoyed their stay at Casa do Mar. Hope we will see you in future again.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

The Casa do Mar guesthouse is in a perfect location with stunning views of Tofo beach. The owners Jakkie and Daphne are wonderful hosts and make you feel very welcome. The rooms are large and well furnished and kept very clean. On the balcony outside the room there are big comfortable couches to relax and watch the whales breaching from the ocean. There is also a well kept swimming pool and deck area to lounge around.

We ate at the restaurant a few nights and the food was of great quality and well prepared. The omelette the chef made for breakfast is one of the best we have ever had!

The town is only a short walk so you can experience other restaurants and go to the market.

Having high speed wifi was great and the fully stocked bar was a treat.

Unfortunately the weather was not quite good enough for fishing but we would have loved to go out on Jakkie's boat. He runs fishing charters from the guesthouse.

We look forward to returning to Tofo and staying at Casa do Mar again.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank BellGell
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

I would call it a Boutique guesthouse. Daphne and Jakke, together with there excellent stuff made our vacation at Tofo, a splendid and very unique. the hospitality and kindness together with a very nice accommodation made your "Casa Do Mar" a very unique place to stay and enjoy the tranquillity of Mozambique.
Yonit Kobi and Matan

Room Tip: Food is very good - both breakfast and diner.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Yonithemo
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Jakkie M, Owner at Casa do Mar, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2013

Thanks for the nice review hope we will see you again in future.

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

I say this is a difficult place to review as we clearly had quite a different experience from alot of the other guests who stayed here.
I certainly would not say we were made to feel welcome at all by Jakkie and Daphne and sadly more felt a little like we were trespassing.
It was a beautiful hotel, in a beautiful spot. The chef is fantastic - we tried to eat other places but his food kept bringing us back.
A luxurious hotel, but a little ruined by the behaviour of the owners.
because of this I find it difficult to recommend it to others as I know I would never choose to stay there again.

Room Tip: ground floor next to the pool definitely the best bet
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank hayley m
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Jakkie M, Owner at Casa do Mar, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2013

Regarding the comment from Hayley we would like to comment as follow:
We had to address an issue regarding the use of the honesty bar with these guests as we have noticed that they did not book drinks to their account. As we run a honesty bar we should be able to trust our guests.

These guests will definately not be welcomed back at Casa do Mar

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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Having stayed at Casa do Mar over December 2012, I can easily say that this remarkable Guest House simply made one of my absolute favourite holidays. Jakkie and Daphne are the warmest, most wonderful people, who made us feel right at home. Their staff were incredible too. And as for the delectable meals we enjoyed - let's just say everything on the menu was a winner! The freshest sea food, a killer fish curry, magnificent views, impeccable service and a spotless, spacious place to call 'your own' - there's no wonder I'm counting down the days until we visit again (with the whole familia).

Room Tip: A sea view room is definitely the way to go!!
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank CandiceLeiJhb
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

We didn't venture across all of Tofo Beach but from what we saw this is the place to stay! Daphne and Jakkie are great people and have a great thing going here. They would go the extra mile, literally, even driving us all the way back to Inhambane to find a working ATM. The place is beautiful with a Greek feel overlooking the great ocean view scenery of tofo beach. The chefs and all staff were great. I will only be repeating all other reviews by continuing on. We really enjoyed it and would recommend this place for you.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 1 which was great. Nice view, nice room.
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Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Kent S
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Additional Information about Casa do Mar

Address: Tofo Beach, Tofo, Mozambique
Location: Mozambique > Inhambane Province > Tofo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Tofo
Price Range: $153 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury Guesthouse on Tofo Main Beach Airconditioned Private Bathrooms Swimmingpool Wi Fi Bar Restaurant Deep Sea Fishing Dstv.Stunning View of the whole beach.82 Kva standby Generator.9 Rooms. ... more   less 
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