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“You could not be closer to the sea - glorious uninhibited views”

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C the View Guesthouse
Ranked #8 of 52 Mossel Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews
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“You could not be closer to the sea - glorious uninhibited views”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

The large house has lovely rooms with private balconies and big open common areas with a limited honesty bar and lounge area. There is a heated jacuzzi pool on the first floor level which shares the same wonderful sea views. Alternatively enjoy sundowners on the glorious wooden deck . I was travelling solo on business in Mosselbay for the week 8 to 15 September 2013 so reserved a standard room. A small microwave oven and kitchenette situated opposite the open-plan jacuzzi area allowed me to heat my take-out meal one evening.
The standard rooms are equipped with tea/coffee making facilities and a hair dryer.
C The View Guesthouse staff - Lolla and Alice were both so sweet - friendly and very helpful.
Breakfasts were superb and the view absolutely 'to die for'!

The only drawback was the cold weather which made the room rather chilly, with no means to warm it or the comfortable-but-cold bed.

Thank you so much Charlotte - the accommodation made a very trying and challenging week much more manageable.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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CtheView, Manager at C the View Guesthouse, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Hello Gwendoline

Thank you so much for your informative review! It is so glad to hear that our service and guesthouse made a trying time for you easier. That is what the HOSPITALITY industry is suppose to be ad what w are striving for! To make your stay and life for that little while easier! I am so glad we succeeded. We are looking into buying electric blankets for next winter. I am so sorry the hot water bottles did not do the trick, but we are definitely going to remedy what was your only drawback.

Hope to see you again soon

Kind regards
Charlotte
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Potchefstroom, South Africa
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

We had a great experience at C the view - we stayed two nights and had the priveledge to eat a great homemade breakfast in the morning while the whales were only few metres away. Friendly service, great rooms! Perfectly situated between George and Mosselbaai!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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CtheView, Manager at C the View Guesthouse, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Hello Yolandi.

Your review is greatly appreciated! That is why I appreciate it so much, because then future guests can see that we are not lying about our amazing views, the whales, our service and breakfasts, AND that we are perfectly situated in the center of the garden route so from C the View you can take daytrips to Oudtshoorn, Knysna, George etc etc.

We can not wait to treat you again as our guests.

Kind regards
Charlotte
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Vereeniging, South Africa
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We spent three nights at C the view in August 2013 as part of a Garden Route holiday. The service was excellent and the staff extremely helpful and friendly. All rooms had awesome sea views and we could see the whales from our room. We will definitely stay here again, what a wonderful holiday!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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CtheView, Manager at C the View Guesthouse, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Hello Tahlita

Thank you so much for writing a review for us! We are so glad you got to see the whales. The dolphins and whales right in front of the guesthouse is a very big attraction always and that makes our location so great! We hope to welcome you back as our guests quite soon!

Blessings and kind regards
Charlotte
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We spent 3 nights at C the View, and I must say had a lovely relaxed time, at night would leave the sliding door open so that I could hear the waves. The view was great and every morning at about 8am, a whale would pass by The staff were very pleasant and went out of their way to make us feel welcome

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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CtheView, Manager at C the View Guesthouse, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Hello John

Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review, so that everyone can see we are telling the truth about seeing the whales even from your own room! It is one of the most fantastic experiences to see these large animals during whale season July-Oct.

We really hope to have you as our guests again soon!

Kind regards
Charlotte and team
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

In April my mother and I stayed the weekend... I loved the homely feel of this place and the friendliness of the staff.. Waking up to the sound of the waves was such a relaxing feeling... Breathtaking view... If you ever in Mossel Bay I suggest you booked into this Guest House, you won't be disappointed

  • Stayed April 2013
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CtheView, Manager at C the View Guesthouse, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Hello Melissa

Thank you so much that you took the time to write your review! It was so nice to have you and your mother with us! Hope to see you again soon!

Kind regards and blessings
Charlotte
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Vereeniging, South Africa
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Great place felt like our second home. Friendly and effecient staff always willing to assist. You dont want to leave. Food is excellent and the rooms spacious with a view to not be forgotten. Charlotte is an fnatastic host and we will go back and stay anytime again. We have stayed in may places but really felt at home and wont consider staying anywhere else in the future when we are in the area.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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CtheView, Manager at C the View Guesthouse, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Hello Estie

Thank you so much for your beautiful review! We appreciate the positive feedback so much! We would love to have you as our guests again soon!

Kind regards and blessings to you and your family
Charlotte
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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Everything at Ctheview was amazing. At all times we found the staff warm, friendly and accommodating, the bedroom was neat and cosy and the lounges comfortable! The set-up of the guesthouse gave us a view of the ocean from every point.
We will certainly go back there again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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CtheView, Manager at C the View Guesthouse, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
Hello Maryanne

Thank you so much for your beautiful review! It is much appreciated. Can not wait to spoil you again when visiting us a second time.

Kind regards
Charlotte and team!
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Property: C the View Guesthouse
Address: 277 Kusweg Road | Tergniet, Mossel Bay 6525, South Africa
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 52 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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