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“Tries hard, but beware extra charges” 5 of 5 bubbles
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C the View Guesthouse
Ranked #8 of 53 Mossel Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
126 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Tries hard, but beware extra charges”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

First the good. Charlotte welcomes you so warmly and tries to make everything perfect. The breakfast was one of the best I've had, served to your table overlooking the long beach. For me what makes this guesthouse special are the large communal areas. We went to a supermarket and bought meat for a Braai, then cooked it on the lounge bbq, and ate ostrich burgers and corn with a great shiraz cabernet sauvignon sitting on the balcony overlooking the sea. Bliss.

The only downsides to this guesthouse are being charged extra for things that other places provide free; wifi (the first place so far in SA), beach towels, jacuzzi. And be aware it isn't actually in Mossel Bay but along a beach a few miles away.

I wasn't going to give 5 stars to this place, but in the end the great rooms, delicious breakfast and friendly service more than compensate for these minor annoyances.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TootingMike
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CtheView, Manager at C the View Guesthouse, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Hello

Firstly I want to thank you so much for your review. I am so happy that our cleanliness, friendliness, and service as well as the view outweighed what annoyed you. I must just comment that the towel hire is for FREE for all guests that travelled by airplain. I regret that was not made more clear. I am aware of the weight limit on airplanes and understand that you can not bring your own towel. As for the internet, we ask such a low fee of R20 a day LIMITLESS access, which I think is a very low tarriff in comparison to what other hotels ask per minute, or internet cafe's.

But I will definately look into what ennoyed you!
Have a wonderful day and year further and blessings to you!

Warm regards
Charlotte
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

Will always go there when I'm on holidays. Its good place with excellent service. Will recommend it to my friends & family. The place is so neat and very beautiful.Situated in a cool and cosy area.Thank You

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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CtheView, Manager at C the View Guesthouse, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Hello Nolufefe

We are so glad to hear we will see you again when travelling to this part of SA!!! We van not wait to have you as our guests again! Thank you so much for your review! It is much appreciated!!!

Kind regards and blkessings
Charlotte and team!
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

Thank you for a very warm welcome by the staff. What a cheerful environment! We really have enjoyed our stay and we definately sure that we will come back again. Thank you! thank you! Thank you. Keep up the good work!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ntombi A
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CtheView, Manager at C the View Guesthouse, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Hello Ntombi

Thank you soooo much for your beautiful review and pictures!!! I hope we will see you next year on aniversary nr 14!!!

All our love
Charlotte and Alice, Lolla and Chess
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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

Thank you to the personnel of C-THE-VIEW guesthouse for their friendliness, smiles & professionalism. You made our stay (except from the fantastic sea views!) wonderful and worthwhile. We'll be back for more.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oud-Heverlee, Belgium
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

We had the most fabulous time during our stay at C the View. Staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful, spacious and clean room, delicious breakfast and well situated in a residential area. We enjoyed the morning walks along the coast where dolphins appear from time to time. Staff even woke us in the morning to make sure we wouldn't miss them. What a service !
Top exeperience and thank you to everybody working in C the View.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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CtheView, Manager at C the View Guesthouse, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Hello Carl

thank you so much for your beautiful and informatove review. We are so glad you got to see the dolphyns that passes every morning and late afternoon. But on your day they came just at the right time to witness!!! We hope to see you or some friends of Belgium soon with us again. We would be honoured to have them as our guests.

Sunny South-Africa greetings.

Kind regards
Charlotte
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

I don't like to write a negative review but feel it would benefit other travellers to hear my comments. I have visited several guest houses along the garden route and unfortunately this did not come up to the usual standard of a 4 star rating.
The guesthouse is actually set about 25 minutes outside the centre of Mossel Bay, in a highly developed residential area with no amenities close by. We were a party of 6 with one vehicle and we had to do everything together as you could not go anywhere without transport.
As a party we also felt this guesthouse lacked 'soul'. The owner does not live at the premises and it is more like a miniature hotel but with no one there. The staff were very cheerful and helpful but the guesthouse felt life less. The bedrooms are quite adequate with spectacular views of the sea but they need a bit of up dating. If you solely want a base this is fine but if you enjoy the interaction with the owners as if you are staying in their house this is not the place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Karen1080
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CtheView, Manager at C the View Guesthouse, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Hello Karen

I am only replying now, as I was contemplating if I must reply or not. But I believe the responce will help a lot of tourists with this info. The difference between a guesthouse and a Bed and breakfast is as follows: At a B&B the owners/manager sleeps on the property, where at a guesthouse they do not. So if you are looking for that more informal stay- in- someone's- house-experience, I would suggest you book rather in B&B. I think a lot of tourists do not know tyhe difference thats why I am writing this responce. But I appreciate your review immensely. I am so glad our rooms,service,cleanliness were to your liking! Have a wonderful 2013 and blessings to you all!

Kind regards
Charlotte
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Krugersdorp
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

All the staff is very friendly and helpful!! We loved the views overlooking the sea and the guest house has a warm, cosy atmosphere!! Great service and great value for money! We really enjoyed our stay :) :)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: C the View Guesthouse
Address: 277 Kusweg Road | Tergniet, Mossel Bay 6525, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Mossel Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Casino and Gambling Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Mossel Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — C the View Guesthouse 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
C the View Guesthouse is right on the beach of Tergniet, near Mosselbay in the Beautiful Garden Route, South-Africa! You can literally enjoy the breathtaking view from EVERY room of the house. The view will astonish you from your private balcony! Our warmth, hospitality and genuineness to serve sets us apart from other guesthouses. As one guest said, "I came as a guest and left as a friend" ... more   less 
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