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On the Beach Guesthouse, B&B, Suites
Ranked #4 of 48 Jeffreys Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
“Brilliant!”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

Exceptional service, cleanliness and efficiency. Thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast lounge hosting spectacular panoramic views of the ocean whilst dining in serenity,comfort and elegance ,Wide brimmed smiles from the staff and owners. A must stay!! Thank you

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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cape town
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

"On the beach" is wonderful. I had such a great stay. It made my holiday. The staff are so friendly and welcoming. I didn't want to leave and I can't wait to go back. Value for money and beautiful rooms. Thank you. I'm still so relaxed a week after my holiday finished.

Room Tip: The penthouse / honeymoon room is rather nice. I didn't stay in it but Wow and very reasonably...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Jeffrey's Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

I had a lovely and relaxed stay at this absolutely stunning place. The rooms are lovely with everything you need for a relaxed stay and stunning views of the ocean.
The guesthouse is extremely well maitained and the staff are great.
Highly recommended!

Room Tip: the beach suite in the corner and very private with steps going down to the beach.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Springs, South Africa
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

We stayed over a couple of weeks ago. Although it is a lovely place with stunning views, we found the room we had, not very practical. We had an "outside" room downstairs. A very "busy" room. It was an open plan. I think it should be made clear when a room has an open plan bathroom. It is not to everybody's taste. It had a big corner bath, a huge unpractical basin right next to it and then a small toilet/shower cramped in the corner, still in line with the bath/basin. Although the toilet/shower was closed off with class, surely I dont want anyone sitting on the throne barely half a meter from where I am having coffee in bed! Dining room is upstairs with the most spectacular views and the breakfast and service excellent. Safe parking. I would stay there again, but definately ask to see the room first. And please note that this place is not walking distance to the popular restaurants. Maybe during the day when you go along the beach. It is situated in the new part of Jeffreys and most of the best restaurants are in the old part. It is a perfect location for the beach however.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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AmyVer, General Manager at On the Beach Guesthouse, B&B, Suites, responded to this review, September 18, 2012
Dear Hettie & John,

Thank you for your review, I am very glad that you had a wonderful overall experience. Our room descriptions on our website does state that the Luxury Room is open plan as with the photo's on our website. We do however appreciate all our guest feedback and to avoid any further confusion on any room layouts, we have recently had virtual tours done that is now available on our website that will give all our potential guests a complete visual of exactly what to expect before they arrive.
Thank you again for your review and we hope that we will have the opportunity to host you again shortly!

Kind Regards,

The On the Beach Team
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

We stayed here for one night and it was possibly the best night of our holiday. The room was amazing as was the breakfast. The Guesthouse is spotless and the owner very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this Guesthouse to everyone.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

My husband, toddler and myself just came back from the most wonderful weekend away at the On the Beach Guesthouse. The rooms are beautiful, the lounge and dining area are beautiful, and the setting too. The staff were amazingly friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was delicious! Dying to go visit again soon!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

I had been longing in all my tripsto the eastern cape to stop over at Jeffreys Bay a small town known for its Billabong surfing championships. This June i had an opportunity booking my family of 4 at a marvellous place called the On the Beach Guesthouse and B & B. We got a two-bedroom self catering apartment which was so neat and beautifully decorated in eclectic style. There was everything we needed for our brief stay. Though the bedrooms were small, the comfort of the beds overshadow this point. It was my first time to get an 'honesty bar' service-this further proves the homely nature of the place. Staff treatment is awesome (especially Tsepo). We also enjoyed a meticulously prepared breakfast. As the place is literally on the beach, the the crashing waves could only calm and sooth our tired nerves. I recommend this place to anyone wishing to get good treatment. One improvement the place needs is access for wheelchair bound guests to the bar and dining area, otherwise welldone Amy and your staff.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Property: On the Beach Guesthouse, B&B, Suites
Address: 32 Waterkant Street | Wavecrest, Jeffreys Bay 6330, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Jeffreys Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Jeffreys Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — On the Beach Guesthouse, B&B, Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On The Beach Boutique Guesthouse and Suites in Jeffreys Bay offers a relaxed and refined atmosphere in which to enjoy the spectacular setting right on the beach. The classic design, elegant décor and harmonious ambience, combined with incredible views from most rooms, as well as the upstairs lounge, bar and outdoor verandahs, relaxes and rejuvenates and is ideal for business, pleasure - or both. We offer free use of our beach chairs, -umbrellas and -towels to our guests. Experience the magic of a sundowner barbeque right on the edge of the beach ... Braai/barbecue facilities and picnic tables are available in front of the guesthouse, either on the front lawn in the sculpted, indiginous garden leading down to the beach or on the sand lower down - obviously all with great views! The braai room is fully equipped with Weber braai's, tongs, cutlery, crockery and glasses to be used on wooden picnic tables outside. Perfectly located just 50 minutes from the Port Elizabeth International Airport. The accommodation features a Penthouse Room, 2 Deluxe Rooms, 2 Superior Rooms, a Luxury Room, a Standard Room and 2 Two-bedroom Suites. Most Units have direct beach access and breathtaking beach and ocean views. Reveling in the splendor of its location, the upstairs lounges, bar, dining area and balcony is a celebration of the magnificent backdrop of the Indian Ocean which makes for a picture perfect setting. The soothing sound of the rolling waves soon becomes a constant reminder of exactly where one has come to unwind and rejuvenate. Watch dolphins and surfers share the same waves and experience luxury in harmony with nature. Allow us to share our warm hospitality and world class service. ... more   less 
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