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... modern furnishings,very clean, great friendly staff. Great pool and outside area, lovely breakfast 10 out of 10. Not far...
... patio which is a lovely extension of your room-space 4. The pool, lounging area and outside deck is amazing. Loved spending...
... neat and spacious. The property had a lovely guest area and pool. To top it off the staff are extremely friendly. Would...
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Melannclark wrote a review Jan 2020
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Lovely place very modern furnishings,very clean, great friendly staff. Great pool and outside area, lovely breakfast 10 out of 10.
Not far from PE centre and very close to beach area and restaurants. 😀😀
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from donnavdwesthuizen, Manager at Ocean Bay Guest House
Responded 30 Jan 2020
Dear Mel Thank you for staying with us and for your lovely review. It was a pleasure meeting you and hope that you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Donna, Paul & the Ocean Bay Team
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FreddieFvE wrote a review Jan 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa188 contributions65 helpful votes
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As so many have said in their reviews, this guest house is an absolute gem.

1. The rooms are immaculate, as are the interior common areas and grounds
2. The food was excellent, on all counts. A guest house which serves dinner to order, and until 8pm at night, is unheard of. A big thumbs up and thank you for looking after all my needs (including a request for a glass at wine at 8 at night)
3. Each room has a balcony or patio which is a lovely extension of your room-space
4. The pool, lounging area and outside deck is amazing. Loved spending time there.
5. Even on the day where they were fully occupied, it didn't feel overcrowded at all. Impressive that you can find your own spot and get comfortable (they only have 7? rooms)
6. The staff are really exceptional in accommodating requests and deserve a good tip when you check out
7. Ample parking available without any stresses about finding a space when you return after a day out
8. There are so many small items which makes a stay comfortable (in-room fridge which is already prepared with cold drinks and water, large room, comfortable bed, many TV channels to choose from, dedicated smoking areas which includes your balcony or patio, aircon, safe, mosquito spray and so many more).

Some constructive comments (as I do in all reviews):
1. The afternoon sun is tough to handle if you use the loungers. Maybe some canvas rollers you can extend down to create some shade may be helpful?
2. Even with 1 pax in the room, it's unusual (and a bit uncomfortable) to have only 1 bath towel (bath sheet size) available. This could be a water-saving measure, which is why I didn't comment on it
3. Know that the beach is a 2 min drive or brisk 15 min walk away. It's a fantastic beach though and with the pool and quality of the guest house you're enjoying it's a non-issue

As far as guest houses go in South Africa, this must be one of the best I've seen.
Highly recommended - there is no way you'll be disappointed.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Bradley Smith wrote a review Nov 2019
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Such A wonderful guest house. The rooms were elegant, neat and spacious. The property had a lovely guest area and pool. To top it off the staff are extremely friendly. Would recommend it to anyone looking to stay in PE.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from LynneOdendaal, Manager at Ocean Bay Guest House
Responded 08 Nov 2019
Dear Brad Thank you for staying with us and your positive review. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Port Elizabeth. Donna, Lynne & the Ocean Bay Team
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joe s wrote a review Oct 2019
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Great place to stay, staff were lovely, food was great, nice pool and comfy rooms, great location, close to shops and beach and restaurants, thanks to all the staff who made our stay a pleasurable one
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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AlecWR wrote a review Jul 2019
Stellenbosch, South Africa1 contribution
One of the best Guest House experiences I've had. The accomodation is very comfortable and the lounge area next to the fire very cosy. Thoroughly enjoyed breakfast outdoors overlooking the 'ocean blue' swimming pool. The staff are very friendly, helpful and professional. Looking forward to visiting Ocean Bay again.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 30 Jul 2019
Dear Alec & Michelle Thank you for staying with us and for your positive review. It was such a pleasure meeting you and look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Port Elizabeth. Donna, Lynne & the Ocean Bay Team
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