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At Whale-Phin Guest House
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

Louis and Joy have worked very hard to make this a lovely guest house. They include many small simple amenities to make the stay nicer such as binoculars for bird and whale watching.
They have an extensive local knowledge and are willing to make recommendations to all guests.
The breakfast was delicious!

Room Tip: Rooms are a bit chilly. Pack warmer sleepwear for autumn.
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank ElaNoraJemm
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LouisJoy, Owner at At Whale-Phin Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2012

Thank you verry much for this kind review, we are committed to good service and to inform our guests of activities in and around Mossel Bay. Extra blankets are available in all the rooms.

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Reviewed April 2, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at The Whale-Phin Bed And Beakfast. The view from the porch was fantastic. The owners Louis and Joy made us feel at home and were very helpful. We were there three nights and met several of the guest, all of whom were return visitors. Some of them had been coming back for years.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Another delightful stay at the Whale Phin my partners 6th stay and my 3rd. Joy and Louie are lovely warm hosts who made us and out four year old daughter feel very welcome. Although their website say they do not cater for children they are more than happy to accommodate children who are well behaved enough to respect their beautiful home. If you like relaxed home from home give the Whale Phin a try if you want unfriendly and faceless boring huge chain type hotels (why people like these I have no idea unless they have no social skills) go elsewhere! We will be returning next year!

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Thank Vanda9
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

The room was clean, well decorated and had everything we needed. We were in the dolphin room which had an incredible view over the bay, where we saw southern right whales breach repeatedly!!! Louis and Joy were very helpful providing local information help with bookings. We particularly liked the book they had put together with information on things to do in mossel bay and places to eat. The breakfast provided at the guesthouse was also fantastic, very generous and tasty. We really enjoyed mossel bay, very under rated place and wished we had stayed longer. Would have liked it if the wifi could be used free of charge.
This place would be great for a group of friends/ family to hire out for a week.

Room Tip: Choose dolphin or whale room
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank xseahorsex
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

We spent one and a half day - two nights - at the Whale-Phin, 12 km far from Mossel Bay, 5 mins walking from the beach. The room was not too big, but clean and all amenities were available, including a breathtaking wonderful view on the ocean. We could choose to have the rich and varied breakfast in or out on the balcony, looking at the dolphins passing at any moment of the day. No chance to see the whales in January. Joy and Louis were very helpful in suggesting restaurants, things to do. We highly suggest to experience walking with the lions at Zorgfontein reserve, only 15 km from Whale-Phin.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Monica_vice_capo
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