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at Thornbay Accommodation

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... Great view. Professional service. Everything was in good working order. The room was spacious and very clean. Great stay!
... visit to the area and wished we had longer to stay. Our room was comfortable, clean with comfy bed and good linen....
... with the accommodation and the functionality of the room. The view is magnificent. I must mention that although the...
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mdreye895775 wrote a review Sep 2021
Bloemfontein, South Africa1 contribution
We enjoyed our stay. Staff very helpful and friendly. Location could not be better. Great view. Professional service. Everything was in good working order. The room was spacious and very clean. Great stay!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from MICHELE NIELSEN, Owner at Thornbay Accommodation
Responded 17 Sep 2021
Thank you so much Marrisa for the great review, we hope to see you in the future, safe travels. Michele and Thornbay Team
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Janet B wrote a review Aug 2021
Sedgefield, South Africa3 contributions
Stayed one night En route to Springbok. First visit to the area and wished we had longer to stay. Our room was comfortable, clean with comfy bed and good linen. Lovely sheltered braai area with beautiful views of Harbour and lighthouse. Michelle and Janine were lovely. No hesitation in recommending Thornbay.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from MICHELE NIELSEN, Owner at Thornbay Accommodation
Responded 05 Sep 2021
Thank you for this great review, travel safe and hope to see you in the future. Thank you for recommending THORNBAY.
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carstensml wrote a review Oct 2020
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
We were very satisfied with the accommodation and the functionality of the room. The view is magnificent.
I must mention that although the the room had everything you require, a small tray with complimentary coffee/tea/sugar would round it off.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Claire B wrote a review Feb 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa36 contributions21 helpful votes
The drive from Cape Town to Thorn Bay was a long and dusty one, so we were stoked to arrive at this neat little property in the afternoon. The team specifically booked us in the “Bonito” unit which was very dog-friendly for our pups as the gated porch meant that we could relax without locking the dogs indoors.
The self-catering amenities were perfect for our stay, and I had no issue with the extensive seaside décor as it added a bit of life to what could otherwise have been a rather bland apartment.
The room directly overlooked the bay and the beach below us was nice, although we weren’t brave enough to swim!
The team also helped us through to the fish shop next door so that we could pay the balance with our credit card after we stupidly arrived with very little cash on us.
The ‘town’ itself is much smaller than anticipated and we easily walked the entire length and back in fifteen minutes. Dinner at the nearby Seespens Restaurant is definitely recommended and they even welcomed our pups (at an outside table of course). I find it is always a good sign when the locals make use of establishments like this and there was certainly a constant flow of people passing through during our meal.
Although there were a lot of beggars in the area, I felt perfectly comfortable during our stay as every effort is made by the team at the property to keep unwanted folks at bay. The ‘hiking’ path that begins across the street offered more of a wander along the coast than a hike, but the views were good and the dogs met their first tortoise.
We enjoyed a very relaxing couple of days here and I personally found that to be sufficient. Would gladly stay at Thornbay accommodation again, but might bring along some more books next time 😊
NOTE: A clearer identification of the hot and cold water taps would make it easier for tourists like us to save water. Despite our best efforts we found that the taps had to run for some time before we could work out which was hot/ cold.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Melanie F wrote a review Oct 2017
Somerset West, South Africa461 contributions26 helpful votes
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My partner, a family member and I stayed at Thornbay in Doringbaai recently. My partner and I love the simplicity of Doringbaai and although we do not usually stay over, we have been to this quaint, West Coast town on a few occasions. The view from the coastal road is simply magnificent and will keep us coming back time and again!

We stayed in the Marlin unit of Thornbay. The unit was clean. It is a two bedroom, one bathroom unit. The main bedroom has a double bed and a lovely sea view to wake up to. The second bedroom has two single beds. I found the bed, duvet and pillows to be very comfortable.

In the (very small) living room, one finds a sleeper couch and a cane chair - the cushions on both are covered with horrific vinyl! There is also a small plastic table which doubles as an outside table to be used on the patio.

The small patio which leads off the living room and the main bedroom has a built in braai (BBQ) and plastic chairs are provided for outside use. The view from the patio is amazing. Unfortunately, the patio is rather small and I doubt whether it will be able to accommodate 4 adults chairs and a table. That having been said, it is nice to have one's own patio on which to relax.

The kitchen is small and is equipped with very basic kitchen essentials. There is a two burner gas stove and a microwave, but no oven. It is adequate for a short stay, but I suspect it will be inadequate for a longer stay (particularly if you love to cook).

The bathroom is small and functional. Towels are provided.

Unfortunately, this brings me to the negatives of Thornbay...

Upon our arrival, we were met by a rather surly owner / manager. The greeting certainly did not live up to the lovely setting across the road. When the keys were returned after our stay, there was not so much as a "did you enjoy your stay".

When we walked up the stairs to the unit we were greeted by what I assume to be the owner / manager's washing line. Packed to the brim with underwear, socks and other washing - not a pretty sight.

But I think the thing that most bugs me about Thornbay is the insistence on over killing the marine theme! I tried to count everything with a nautical / marine theme, but lost count in the 50's. It is ALL OVER the place. From the bed linen, to the towels, the tiles, the decorations on the walls, the toilet seat and toilet brush - even the air freshener in the bathroom has a marine theme! I understand that it is a matter of taste, but when one has virtually uninterrupted sea views in a beautiful West Coast town, it is entirely unnecessary to over do a marine / nautical theme. All it does is to detract from the beauty outside!!!
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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