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“It does the job, but nothing special”

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Bar-t-nique Guest House
Ranked #4 of 54 Mossel Bay B&B and Inns
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for two nights in January 2012. The hotel is OK/fine. Its clean, and the management are friendly and helpful. You should really try and get a room on the top floor, both for the better views and also to avoid traffic noise from the street. Ground floor rooms have a balcony straight onto the road - so avoid these.

A few "issues " we had with the hotel:
- Mossel Bay itself is quite dreary (not the hotel's fault clearly, but just so you know).
- Hotel is up a steep hill, so views are great. But its on a fairly busy road.
- The pool is just a splash pool, and seems to be directly in front on someone's room! So hardly for wide use by guests
- Hotel has all hard tile floors, so sound carries: sounds of other guests, sounds of the breakfast set up, etc. (also, breakfast is from 7-9am only, which is a bit tough for those on vacation).

All in all, the hotel is fine as far as it goes, but is nothing special.

Room Tip: As for top floor, for better views from the balcony and also to avoid street noise.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Paul B
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

From the minute we arrived in the parking lot of this guest house, we had the unmistakable sinking feeling it was going to be a night mare - and it was! Very unfriendly hosts, painfully slow service, zero air conditioning in the rooms, no privacy on balcony, loud corridors... it was simply unbearable! Wouldn't recommend it to anyone...

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Fee N
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We booked this guest house for one night because of a recommendation and we enjoyed it very much. The spacious room had a unforgettable view and the breakfast room has an even more stunning view. Breakfast was good and the owner and her staff are very friendly and helpful. She even assisted us in booking a room for the next night in Franschhoek.
The house may not look so attractive on the pictures but in reality we liked it very much.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank WienRenate
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

our room on the top floor was really large, spotless and had great views of mossel bay.
Breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice and cooked to order. cannot fault this guest house and would stay again.

Room Tip: top floor room at the front very large with best view
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank mam007
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

If you want a lovely place, a kind staff and most of all a stunning view of the bay this is definitely your place!!
Our room was large with a very comfortable bathroom and the price for it was quite cheap.
The room where you have breakfast has a wide window so you can eat enjoying the wonderful sight of the bay.
You can also relax while you're reading your favourite book in a nice room where you can find also a very furnished bar!!
If you want to find a negative aspect of this accomodation is that, if you want to go to the main attractions in town, you need a car (5-10 minutes driving).
Last thing: there is also free wi-fi!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gianni V
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Absolutely stunning views, clean tidy rooms and great service. Our party of 9 had a great experience at this charming establishment and would have no hesitation in staying here again. The bonus was that it is so cheap as well!

Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
Thank Stuart C
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

Great place, with spectacular views of the entire bay. We sat on our deck, drank wine, and just looked out the first night. Not too far from the Diaz museum and that area downtown. It was spotless, and the beds very comfortable. I fell ill when I was in Mossel Bay and was thankful for such a comfortable place. The breakfast was good with great coffee, and the staff was very friendly.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Bar-t-nique Guest House

Address: 82 Rodger Street | Linkside, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Mossel Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Mossel Bay
Price Range: $91 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bar-t-nique Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bar-t-nique offers top quality corporate and tourist accommodation. Magnificent panoramic views of the harbour, Indian Ocean and distant Outeniqua mountain range. Charming sea facing bedrooms all have private balconies, all rooms have twin or king size beds, DSTV and tea and coffee making facilities, security safes and hairdryers. Swimming pool, honesty bar and guest lounge. Evening meals on request. Breakfast is prepared each morning between 7 am and 9 am and is served in the dining room which has unsurpassed views of the harbour and ocean. Close to golf courses, beaches and many popular restaurants. George airport is only 30 minutes away. Bar-t-nique is your perfect base from which to explore the many attractions of the Garden Route and Little Karoo. ... more   less 
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