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“Luxury on the beach” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of African Oceans Manor on the Beach

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African Oceans Manor on the Beach
Ranked #2 of 53 Mossel Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Luxury on the beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

The African Oceans Villa was wonderful. As a couple we couldn't have asked for more. The attention to detail in the suite was very thoughtful and the views were spectacular. Breakfast was very well prepared with lots of choice and the quality was exceptional. Would definitely recommend this Villa and just wish we had been staying longer than the one night. Couldn't recommend it more highly if you want somewhere in Mossel Bay.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Whiskers_Tracy
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Dear Whiskers_tracy,
Thank you so much for this kind review and the lovely recommendation.
Safe travels and kind regards,
Lindi and the team
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

This adorable guest house was a little jewel in a quiet location right on the beach. We had a very big comfortable clean room with all the amenities such as a small kitchen to make it self catering should you choose to do your own cooking. The bathroom has a wonderful shower that pumps out plenty of steaming hot water. The staff were very friendly, pleasant and efficient, the breakfast was always delicious with an extra surprise starter which we always looked forward to and were never disappointed as to how great they were.

We would definitely stay at this place again and highly recommend it and the only regret was we were not there long enough. All round it was just a great experience

  • Stayed April 2014, 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 Ros173
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, May 1, 2014
Dear @Ros173,
Thank you for sharing your amazing experience in this lovely review. We love the positive feedback. Hope to have you back for a much longer stay.
Blessings,
Lindi and staff
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

We were a group of 10 on a road trip up the Garden route, with 3 kids.
We loved the villa with it's easy access to the beach for the kids.
Clean, beautiful rooms with plenty of space for all 10 of us. The breakfast was lovely and staff very helpful. We would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Allytabiaat
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, May 1, 2014
Dear @Allytabiaat,
Thank you very much for this positive feedback. We appreciate it.
Hope to have all of you back for another visit.
Kind regards,
Lindi and the team
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Shanghai
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

We drove the garden route for part of our honeymoon, and looking on the map it seemed to make sense that we stop here after a long drive from gansbaii. Oh how much we wish we had kept going to the oh so spectacular town of Knysna. Look, the hotel was clean, the service was really great, but the hotel itself, the creepily quiet suburban neighborhood it is in, and the drab and people-less town of mossel Bay is really best to avoid. It is on the beach, which is really the only redeeming quality outside of the good breakfast. The hotel itself is kind of weird, like they took over two houses, threw a few bucks into cheap renovations, and then called themselves a hotel. The staff is really nice, but we wanted to leave as early as possible as the neighborhood was just weird and we got this strange vibe.

If you want a quaint seaside town with great little hotels and restaurants, go to Knysna.
If you're into staying in a newly refurbished suburban house with about as much charm as a McMansion, then you've come to the right place. Also, this place was really annoying with the security, like 3 different keys for this door or that gate... Just a buzz kill. Still, the staff made our stay tolerable but I'd advise against this place and this weird town.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank iamthecoley
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Dear @iamthecoley,

It seems a bit unfair that this review and rating is mostly of your impressions of the town and neighborhood and not so much of African Oceans.

Firstly I would like to highlight that WE ARE NOT A HOTEL as you mentioned 4 times in your review. We are a GUESTHOUSE and proud of the fact that we remain a home away from home and not by any means a hotel.

Thank you so much for making it very clear that you found our premises clean, the staff great, the breakfast good and that you liked the beach.

It is a pity that you found Mossel Bay less to your liking. Most of our guests love the town and its people that have so much to offer all visitors.

Also our neighborhood is safe and quiet – much to the liking of most guests who wants to escape the buzz of city life.

We will take your comments into consideration and do our best to improve.

Many blessings to you and safe travels.

Kind regards,
Lindi
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

We spent 3 nights here and decided to go for the best room in the house - and the presidential suite was just unbelievable. 26 metres from the door to the edge of the balcony! Sweeping views, top rate fixtures & fittings, lovely breakfasts, great walks along the beach, friendly attentive service. A delightful oasis of tranquility where we felt totally relaxed and refreshed.

Room Tip: Go for the presidential suite - you will NOT be disappointed!
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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 fonzpac
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
Dear @fonzpac,
Thank you for the lovely review. So glad that you enjoyed the African Oceans experience and the lovely presidential suite. We appreciate your feedback.
Kind regards,
Lindi and staff
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

Thank you so much Lindi, Natasha and African Oceans Manor staff for the wonderful -super friendly and efficient service we experienced on our over-night stay. If we had a choice - we would have revelled in staying for even just one more day/night!! Everything of the best - don't change a thing!! It was awesome!! From Michael and Alicia

Room Tip: Room 7 just stunning!! Won't disappoint!
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Thank Lish_Dav
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
Dear Michael and Alicia,
Wow what wonderful compliments. We truly appreciate it.
Please come back for a much longer visit!
Kind regards,
Lindi, Natasha and the team
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Wellington, South Africa
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

What a setting! Awesome start to our honeymoon. Only a lawn between you and the long sandy beach. We were shown to our room, it blew my breath away. Helpful and attentive staff that will look after your needs.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HenricovL
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
Dear Henrico,
Thank you so much for your feedback. Glad that you could start your married life with us. Hope to have you back for your anniversaries. Blessings and happiness to you!
Kind regards,
Lindi
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Property: African Oceans Manor on the Beach
Address: 7 Bob Bouwer Crescent | Bay View, Mossel Bay 6520, South Africa
Phone Number:
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Mossel Bay
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Mossel Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — African Oceans Manor on the Beach 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inspired by the rhythmic waves rolling onto the golden sand and the majestic Outeniqua mountains, African Oceans echoes perfection. Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, virtually on the shoreline, this is the destination to create lasting memories. The exceptional treatment, the unique and thoughtful touches, the luxury and comfort all add to the enticement of returning again and again. With superb staff and individual attention one should not pass through Mossel Bay without stopping by for a visit. Our rooms offer relaxation equipped with television, air conditioning, mini bar, coffee and tea facilities as well as private balconies/patios. Safe parking and electronic gate. We invite you to relax on our pool deck overlooking the bay and the breathtaking Indian Ocean. Nearby activities, among others, include elephant rides or a picnic with tame elephants, shark diving, game drives, walks with African lions and top golf courses. TGCSA 5 Star Guesthouse. Winner of AA Awards 2007/2008/2009 and the hall of fame 2010 & 2011 ... more   less 
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