Whale of a time was a great little place. We stayed in the Stone Cottage which was really charming. The views were amazing from every window! Unfortunately it is not whale season, but spectacular view nonetheless. It really had everything we needed.
There were quite a few steps to and from the cottage, but this was clearly communicated to us and we didn't mind at all-I thought it added to the charm. Along the coast there is a main road and a railway with a frequent train. This was the only negative about the location. The train was a bit squealy and irritating early in the morning and traffic ppicks up early so if you have the windows open you will definitely hear it. The residents' pool is right in front of the cottage, which was fine for us because no one used it, but it may be a little imposing if a bunch of people hang around the pool. There are separate entrances to the main floor and second floor that require different keys which also is a bit cumbersome. Mavis was our housekeeper and was very sweet and helpful. We didn't really see the office staff, but we didn't go looking either.
I would recommend this place to friends and stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Self catering apartments and cottage available, with breathtaking sea views of False Bay. Perfect for whale watching, we are a 5 minute walk from the beach, and close to shopping, restaurants, tourist attractions and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- A Whale Of a Time Fish Hoek, South Africa - Cape Town