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The Albatros Guest House
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Reviewed May 5, 2011

We stayed here for three nights in April and couldn't have found a more welcoming bed and breakfast. It was a pleasure to meet Andre and Bessie who was very friendly. The breakfast was perfectly cooked and there was ample choice. Our room in the house was spacious with a balcony overlooking the ocean.

We were free to come and go as we pleased and we felt that Andre and Bessie would (and did) always go the extra mile to provide anything that was required. An excellent location to rest and recharge, we would not hesitate to return or to recommend this guest house.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ennazil
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Reviewed May 5, 2011

The experience was amazing. Andre and Bessie were absolutely wondeful and made us feel like we were part of their family. I loved spending my time there and will definitely be heading back for more of Bessie's wonderful breakfasts!!

Room Tip: Room number 5 is comfortable and peaceful!
  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank ThirenNaidoo
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Reviewed April 13, 2011

Thank you to owners Andre and Bessie

All the rooms have a spectacular view and exactly what we wanted for a relaxing break. The owners and staff were welcoming, the rooms were clean and nicely decorated, with a stunning coastal view. The breakfasts had everything that you could possibly want, and the honesty bar was a nice touch.

The town and main beach is a nice stroll down the road with loads of shops and restaurants.

We had a wonder full time at The Albatros and would definitely be back again next year.

E&J

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank E_J_UK2010
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Reviewed March 15, 2011

It's a beautiful Guest House in a decent location, with a quick drive to get to the beach. The balcony's have beautiful views of the ocean and sunrise/sunsets. The problem was that the owners reside at the guest house, in fact the whole family lives there which wouldn't be a problem if they didn't make you feel as though you intruding into their home.

The jacuzzi was empty and when we asked about using it, the owner said it takes a day to refill and as we were only there for a day it wasn't gonna happen. The air conditioning for the rooms was a problem too, they kept going off and some didn't work at all. The power kept tripping too and when we told the owners they said not to use the AC as it draws too much power, in March its not pleasant to sleep in a hot room with no AC.

We decided to have a BBQ in the evening as we had a early flight to catch the next morning and wanted to chill by the pool but we were told a couple of times to keep the noise levels down, we were a small group of friends and definitely not a noisy bunch so we were not impressed when we had to whisper to each other over dinner.

Over all we did not enjoy our stay there, we kind of felt like school kids being told what to do all the time and whispering to each other.

Besides all the rules the place is lovely and relatively priced.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with friends
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7  Thank ashleighQuan
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Reviewed March 15, 2011

We arrived in the evening as part of a wedding group on a tour of SA, ages ranged from mid 20s to mid 30s. The rooms were lovely but the A/C in ours cut out if too many people were using lights A/C etc which made for an uncomfortable and hot night's sleep.

As it advertised "BBQ and hot tub for use at guests' leisure" so we bought some meat for the BBQ only to be told we would be charged 20 rand per person, so 200 rand in total!! We then felt quite unwelcome as a couple of us tip-toed around the guest house and kitchen (trying not to disturb the owners who were watching TV) to prepare for our BBQ.
Once outside, the BBQ and facilities were fantastic, however we were told at about 8pm "not to make any noise" despite the fact we were just having a few drinks and civilised conversation. At 9.30pm we were told by the owner that a guest had complained about the noise, even though we were just talking quietly, trying to enjoy the BBQ. We had an early start so went to bed soon after.
Not suitable for groups or people who would like to stay up after 9.30pm. Oh and as for the hot tub, we were told "it takes a day to fill up" so wasn't available.

  • Stayed: March 2011
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2  Thank Claire H
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