Ocean View Hotel

Ocean View Hotel

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3.5
#1 of 3 small hotels in Coffee Bay
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.4 of 5 bubbles
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3.6 of 5 bubbles
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Finding an ideal family-friendly small hotel in Coffee Bay does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Ocean View Hotel, a nice option for travellers like you.

As your “home away from home,” the small hotel rooms offer a flat screen TV, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to beach chairs, outdoor furniture, and a sun terrace while staying at Ocean View Hotel. In addition, Ocean View Hotel offers a pool and free breakfast, which will help make your Coffee Bay trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While in Coffee Bay be sure to experience nearby seafood restaurants such as Friends Wild Coast Cafe.

Ocean View Hotel puts the best of Coffee Bay at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Boating
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Car park
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Game room
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Canoeing offsite
Darts
Fishing
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
24-hour security
Convenience store
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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nordlysMH wrote a review Jan 2020
Stromstad, Sweden
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Once you passed the little wooden shack where the guard operates the barrier you get to a very simple patch where you can park a few cars near the main entrance of the hotel. From there you haul your luggage up the fairly rough path leading to reception and to the hotel rooms. The two rooms we had reserved where nicely placed high up at the end of a row and offered a wide unobstructed view of the ocean. Grey, threatening and hung with mist in the early evening with mighty waves breaking on the sunbeach below. Changing over to a much quieter sea the next morning, with a clear view stretching to the far horizon and the beach bathed in sun.
The rooms were pleasant and the beds comfortable, but the bathrooms could do with an overhaul. The cleaners seemed to be around for quite a long time and some more privacy would have been appreciated in the morning..The breakfast and dinner buffets were fine for us and on the last day we had the breakfast room almost to ourselves, which might explain why the whole place was particularly quiet.
That hotel is not a bad choiceif you are ready to drive the pothole-ridden road to Coffee Bay
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from OVH-CoffeeBay, Public Relations Manager at Ocean View Hotel
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Hi, Thank you for the detailed feedback on your trip.
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Ryan F wrote a review Dec 2020
Halong Bay, Vietnam
4.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful stay we had, even though the government closed the beaches, it was just so magical to wake up every morning with ocean right at your front door. The municipality shut the water off, which was no fault of the hotel yet they still managed to make a plan and have water delivered to the resort. Friendly staff and great fun had all round. People also need to realize that this is the eastern cape, it is a completely different experience to what they have had from the rest of South Africa and what an experience it was!!
Thank you to everyone and definitely see you soon.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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gannan573470 wrote a review Jan 2023
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Ocean View Hotel in Coffee Bay is a hidden gem. Its location, right on the beach, is spectacular. Our room has an unhindered view of the ocean less than 200 meters away. It was great to fall asleep with the ocean in your ears.The buffet breakfast & dinners are to die for and you must be there on a Saturday night for the seafood buffet! On the negative side, the road to Coffee Bay is bad potholed, especially the last 40 km's.We hope that the planned repair of the road will start soon, this will enhance the overall experience and support the hotel. We will definitely go back!!
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Date of stay: December 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Amy_Joy_Mac wrote a review Mar 2020
Upington, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 6 nights at The Ocean View Hotel and thoroughly enjoyed it. Definitely the best accommodation in Coffee Bay and the room had an incredible sea view!

The rooms and hotel grounds are well kept and the staff are incredibly friendly and go out of their way to make your stay that much more special.

Having full board really makes a difference, especially with the town being in a rural location and was good value for money.

The hotel organized for us to go cliff diving - an experience which we thoroughly enjoyed and we were accompanied by a lovely guide.

The local community is amazing - so friendly and accommodating of guests.

Overall a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend it!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Leanne G wrote a review Apr 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Situated on a beautiful, clean, and almost deserted beach the location of this hotel could not be more perfect. We had some wonderful swims in the warm ocean and even managed a surf or two. All the staff is incredibly friendly, with ready, welcoming smiles. Our rooms were beautiful, with gorgeous ocean views, and during sunrise, there was no better place to be than on your balcony enjoying your first cup of coffee at first light!

Our stay included breakfast and dinner, which was simple fare, but absolutely delicious and prepared with wonderful attention to detail. We really enjoyed our family dinners together in the dining room, and given how remote the hotel is, the food far exceeded our expectations, especially the delicious desserts!

We took a guided hike to Hole in the Wall, which was one of the highlights of our trip, as the scenery was out of this world. Our guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable.

The only negative is the road to Coffee Bay, which is not in great condition. Be sure to take it slow, as the potholes are so big they take over the entire road at some points!

We had an incredible stay at the Ocean View Hotel, and we hope to return someday soon!
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Date of stay: March 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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NEVILLE Searle wrote a review Feb 2020
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked and paid R2000 50% deposit in advance on a BnB basis for a sea facing room. When we arrived we were immediately required to pay the remaining 50% for the accommodation. The price seemed high for BnB by comparable standards. The hotel setting and the views are excellent. Meals and bar were fair for the price. Staff were friendly. The room was well below par for the price. However something must be paid for the logistics to keep a hotel at a faraway place like Coffee Bay. The biggest problems related to maintenance. The basin drain was blocked and both TV and DSTV remotes did not work. These were reported abd the DSTV remote was fixed. A undertaking was given to fix the other items in the morning. Nothing happened then and the issues were reported again. Still nothing by midday so reported again and threatened not to pay my bill for extras unless the issues were addressed. Write an email to management. Then we were offered another room in late afternoon which we declined and required them to fix the problems. Maintenance soon arrived and quickly fixed the drain. TheTV remote was neve fixed. Returning after a long walk and wanting a shower we found the water off. When reporting it we were given conflicting excuses of a valve somewhere being off and a water tank needing to be filled and that this affected all residents. This was false as we were the only ones affected. We were given assurances the water would be back shortly. It did eventually return many hours later. Management could not have disrupted our anticipated stay more if they had deliberately sabotaged our room. The communication with us throughout this process was either absent or false.

Ocean View Hotel has a good 50 year history to draw on and an idyllic setting. All it needs is proper management.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from OVH-CoffeeBay, Public Relations Manager at Ocean View Hotel
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Hi Neville, Thank you for your feedback - we appreciate the input of guests experiences both good and bad and we have taken all this into consideration and will be putting procedures in place to better equip the team for such instances.
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Dr Marina le Grange wrote a review Nov 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a pleasant experience! Wonderful people, excellent client service, lovely accommidation and very nice training facilities. Close to the beach. Staff including cleaners, dining room officials and Management are well trained.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Charmaine P wrote a review Apr 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We left Hole in the Wall early one morning and headed towards KZN, but on route we stopped off at Coffee Bay, and came across this beautiful little gem of a hotel in Coffee Bay. We asked if we can have breakfast although we were not guests at the hotel, and were told they would call us back (we phoned them from nearby) - they called within 5 minutes and said we are welcome to have breakfast there. It was absolutely fantastic, a buffet style menu with the most gorgeous food and fantastic service from the staff. The view from the deck where we ate was so beautiful. I would most definately want to go back here.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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beukes w wrote a review Jan 2020
memel
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nothing serious wrong about the place.
Hotel is average.
At the price it is not value for money.
Drove myself to a parking spot close the the whole in the wall.
The people hanging around there to "show you the way " for a fee ,although you can walk yourself is very demanding almost aggresive.
I think the community should do something about it. Bad for tourism.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from OVH-CoffeeBay, Public Relations Manager at Ocean View Hotel
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Hi, Thanks for your feedback - we have meet with the communities and the local police to eliminate these events from occurring.
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bobo143 wrote a review Jan 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa
2.0 of 5 bubbles
What a beautiful part of the country. The views around Coffee Bay are spectacular from Umtata River all the way to Hole in the Wall. Unfortunately Ocean view hotel does not live up to the same standard.
The rooms are clean, adequate but in need of some TLC.
The food is edible with very little variety. All meals are buffet style. Not well presented, most items are just thrown into the bain marie with no attention to details. The staff do not always check when items are runnning out - they seem to be just going through the motions. They also run out of very basic items such as serviettes, fruit etc.
The management has no soul and you are just a number. They have little people skills and the general controls just don't exist. Perhaps the owner should take an interest in the place and make it a place where you would return.
No vibe for Christmas nor New Year, even though you are paying a premium over this period.
Very sad
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Sea views rooms one to eight
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Response from OVH-CoffeeBay, Public Relations Manager at Ocean View Hotel
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Hi Bob, Thank you for your feedback and we will be paying much closer attention to detail with the team.
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Leighbrigando asked a question Dec 2018
Gauteng, South Africa29 contributions4 helpful votes
Cell phone coverage? Wi fi?
Answer from OVH-CoffeeBay
4 contributions
Yes to both of those questions.
Annemari S asked a question Nov 2018
Cape Town, South Africa20 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi, how is the road to coffee bay. Can you drive with a normal vehicle?
Answer from aekrfk
Newport Beach, California247 contributions181 helpful votes
The road is fine but there are lots of pot holes and not a lot of road direction signs. We drove on the slower side and had no problem getting to and from Coffee Bay in a rental car.
Answer from aekrfk
Newport Beach, California247 contributions181 helpful votes
We drove to Coffee Bay this year. the road is a combination of dirt and tar with potholes but very drivable at a slower pace. We drove a rental car and had no problem going to and from Coffee Bay. We drove it during the day. I would not recommend driving at night due to the pot holes. Also, be careful as there are not a lot of road signs giving directions.
Renee G wrote a tip Jan 2024
Midrand, South Africa10 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Excellent setting but facilities are falling apart "
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Stephen M wrote a tip Jan 2023
Pretoria, South Africa5 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms 9,10 and 11 are upstairs and have a great view of the beach."
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Peter F wrote a tip Oct 2021
Pretoria, South Africa178 contributions54 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The seaview rooms are only about 50 metres from the beach and have great views"
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Aherin wrote a tip Mar 2021
Greytown, South Africa25 contributions19 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"we stayed in the new pre fab rooms which were clean and right on the beach"
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Andy Stratford wrote a tip Feb 2021
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms number 1-8 directly overlook the Ocean."
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,138 - R 2,394 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeCoffee Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean View Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Ocean View Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Ocean View Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ocean View Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ocean View Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Ocean View Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Ocean View Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ocean View Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Does Ocean View Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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