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Dolphins' Playground Beachfront B & B
Ranked #19 of 81 Plettenberg Bay B&B and Inns
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Staten Island, New York
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59 reviews
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“What a view from the terrace!”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

I'd stay in this B & B just for the view. We stayed for 4 days/3 nights and had breakfast every morning in the terrace which gives you a fantastic view of the ocean. We saw a pod of dolphins our first morning here. It's also only a stone throw away from Robberg beach.
The room we had was clean and cozy with a comfortable bed. Kudos to Phanicka and Patience for providing us a wonderful breakfast each day and the fantastic service they provided us on our entire stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gatineau, Canada
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed there 1 night (too short), and it was great even though it was poor weather. The owner was great and competent. I would stay there again, mainly because of the rooms and the proximity to the BEAUTIFUL beach. Oh, and breakfast was delicious.

Marc + Anne

Room Tip: I believe we were in Seahorse, it was good. But If I did it again, I would take the one to the right...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

We absolutely loved staying here and as soon as we walked through the door regretted only staying for the one night.

Pam and her staff are very friendly, the rooms are clean and comfortable and has everything you would want from a B&B room and to top it all off the place has the most AMAZING views.

We went in off season so it was fairly quiet and obviously less expensive. We felt it was great value for money.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Washington, DC
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

This B&B is perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean, and the whale room has two picture windows with views of the sea. We watched four dolphins surf a wave into shore from our room. The proprietor is extremely helpful and had lots of tips for us and always welcomed us back with an offer of tea or beer. Breakfast was hearty if a bit uninspired, though.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Reviewed May 13, 2012 via mobile

We stayed one night in the Whale Suite, an absolutely beautiful room with great views over the ocean and Robberg Beach. Agree with the other reviews, Pam is a wonderful host and will make you feel at home and comfortable. Highly reccomended!!!

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for 1 night in April. The view was stunning, our room (Whale Suite) was lovely. We arrived mid afternoon, were shown to our room. As far as I can see our welcomer was waiting for us and went home after we arrived (having answered all our initial questions). We saw nobody (other than other guests) on the premises till breakfast time the next morning. Breakfast was on the sundeck, a little flag on your table showing your nationality was (possibly?) a nice touch.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

This place is an absolute dream. The wonderful sunny deck has the most amazing views over Robberg Beach. We had 6 nights here and were so sorry to leave. Pam, the owner is a gem. So friendly and helpful but without being obstrusive. .All rooms open from patio doors on to the deck where Breakfast was served . Beautiful laid out tables with white cloths and lovely china and a really great breakfast with cereals and fresh fruit followed by a delicious cooked breakfast . Pam also provided a fridge for the sole use of guests which was really useful to chill wine and to keep fruit etc to eat mid day should you opt to return at lunchtime for a snack on deck. Comfortable loungers and chairs were also there for all to use. There was also a very cosy lounge for the use of guests which we used quite often if we had eaten early and returned at a time too early for bed. It was such a lovely cosy bed too and so quiet, just the sounds of the sea to send us off to sleep. Absolute bliss. We shall certainly return and tell all our friends about this amazing place.

A 5 minute walk took you to Robberg Beach which is lovely soft sand and amazing views all around.

Room Tip: We had the Dolphin Room because it was all that was available for the dates we wanted. Although sma...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Dolphins' Playground Beachfront B & B
Address: 3 Tillamook Avenue, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #19 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dolphin's Playground offers you luxury beachfront bed & breakfast accommodation, situated in Plettenberg bay, on the most beautiful beach in the Garden Route. Rooms offer beautiful sea and mountain views and it is a 50 meter walk to Robberg Beach. Close to Knysna and all the tourist attractions. Reward yourself with a fantastic holiday - make your booking in Plettenberg bay today! ... more   less 
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