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Bar-t-nique Guest House
Ranked #3 of 53 Mossel Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Honolulu
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Lovely place”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

This was a lovely place with a really nice view of Mossel Bay. The rooms are spacious and clean. There is a trust bar at the lower level in case can't sleep and want a drink in the middle of the night.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Much more your corporate type hotel, very modern and clean but quite noisy, you can hear them preparing breakfast in the mornings. They fitted us in on Xmas day last minute and were nothing but the perfect hosts. The view of the bay is truly amazing and there is an honesty bar :)

  • Stayed December 2012
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Itala, Italy
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Just the view from our bed made us regret to staying in Bar-t-nique only for a night. Fortunately Mossel bay reminded us to move on.
Host welcoming and generous in describing where to go and east in town. Room was large, with a terrific view of the bay and working wifi. Temperature was fine, so no aircon needed, but could be an issue in the warmest days.
Breakfast average, not on par with many South African top notch estabilishments. The guest house has to be reached by car, due to the steepy position.
A place that I would reccomend for sure.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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120 reviews
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Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

You definitely need a car to go up the steep slopes but the commanding view at dawn, dusk, & night is worth it. With a comfortable bed & nice bathroom our front-facing room had a nice balcony & great vista. Very nice breakfast served with a great view if you get there early. Wifi was intermittent in some areas but was being sorted out. Very friendly owners & staff. Many eating places closeby including the Cafe Gannet at the waterfront next to the Protea hotel. Easy access to the Point, a popular beach area.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kampala, Uganda
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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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Wien
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18 reviews
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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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Additional Information about Bar-t-nique Guest House

Property: 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 #3 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Mossel Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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