Reef View BnB

Reef View BnB

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5.0
#1 of 48 B&Bs in East London
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Reef View is off grid so no loads sheading issues. We can be described as a modern upmarket seaside bed and breakfast. Our guests love our warm hospitality, the fantastic view of the warm Indian ocean and of course our great breakfasts. Business guests find it an easy and convenient place to work from.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Snorkelling
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Fishing
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Separate dining area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles101 reviews
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Reef View BnB has earned rave reviews for providing exceptional value, with guests frequently applauding the cleanliness and superb quality of accommodations. The attentive service, including personalized dining recommendations and reliable amenities, only enhances the experience. Situated conveniently close to beaches and local attractions, the spacious and modern rooms equipped with comfortable beds are a highlight for many travelers. Additionally, the delicious breakfast and inviting atmosphere have been popular among guests, making Reef View BnB a commendable choice for travelers seeking both comfort and convenience.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Inviting
Rooms
Spacious
Value
Exceptional
Cleanliness
Immaculate
Service
Attentive
Amenities
Well-appointed

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John D wrote a review Apr 2024
Port Alfred, South Africa
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stewart is a great host, he upgraded my room and even dropped me at a local restaurant for dinner. The rooms are comfy and a reasonable size and the breakfast was delicious, with home baked bread and scrumptious omelettes. There was a swimming pool next to the guest units, which I did not use but it was in good condition.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Michael wrote a review Dec 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My parents and I done a 7 night stay from Friday 27 Dec to Friday 03 Jan and the BnB was perfect for my parents. One of the first things Steward (the owner) done was take our breakfast order (an amazing omelette) then gave us the WiFi password and also recommended a few resturants that are a must see from Sanook Eatery to Grazia. Upon waking up for breakfast (between 07:00 - 09:00) I had the chance to feed his Japanese koi fish in the 2m deep pond. Breakfast was always kicked off with a bowl of fresh fruits and yoghurt followed by your breakfast order, toasted bread was also available all while Steward's dog Jaxon entertains us.

The BnB has 8 rooms, 2 swimming pools, 2 braai stands, and a fish pond that looks towards the nahoon beach, which is a 240m walk from the BnB itself.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Stewart Flanegan, Owner at Reef View BnB
Responded 04 Aug 2022
Hi thank you for the excellent review look forward to seen you again Kind regards Stewart
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SlaterSix wrote a review Nov 2022
Durban North, South Africa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is an excellent B&B. Stuart is an amazing host and he has created charming, private, relaxing environments for his guests. Each room is spotlessly clean, fresh, and fully functioning with all the items a guest needs. The dining room offers a great view and his breakfasts are delicious. He will accommodate your dietary needs and special orders. He is charming, affable, a great conversationalist, and very organized. He is always improving the facility, and even keeps his construction neat and tidy- always puts the guest first!

This is the second time I've stayed there and don't see a need to look elsewhere when I'm in town.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Stewart Flanegan, Owner at Reef View BnB
Responded 02 May 2023
Thank you hope to see you again Kind regards Stewart
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mkalaw469367 wrote a review Jun 2021
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Located in the beautiful parts of East London. Stuart the owner is seriously service minded and is all about the needs of his guests. Room and linen were all clean. Stuart referred and booked us an Italian restaurant where we enjoyed an awesome dinner. To crown it all in the morning we enjoyed breakfast specially prepared by Stuart
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Stewart Flanegan, Owner at Reef View BnB
Responded 04 Aug 2022
Hi thank you for the excellent review look forward to seen you again Kind regards Stewart
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vthoma889963 wrote a review Jan 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Location is spectacular, the constant sound of the waves is refreshing with a sea view to die for on the deck. Cleanliness and of the rooms including the bed are way above the rest. There is a need to include a variety of choices for breakfast.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Stewart Flanegan, Owner at Reef View BnB
Responded 14 Jan 2021
Thank you so much for your kind review.
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OnAir28690392203 wrote a review Aug 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a very beautiful experience during my stay at the Reef View. The owner made sure that I feel welcomed and settled, went out of his way to ensure that I was comfortable.
From the beatiful rooms to the pool area, views of the sea from the bulcony.Stewat also shared his plans as the were still renovations underway. I can only imagine how it'll look like when they are done with the work.
It's also an added bonus that his place is situated near eatery places, he also gave recommendations to a point that he personally made a reservation for me with one of the Restaurants in the area.
Stewat is a very good host, and would recommend everyone to give him a try whenever looking for a place to stay in East London.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Stewart Flanegan, Owner at Reef View BnB
Responded 18 Aug 2023
Thank you Hope to see you again.
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Brian D wrote a review Aug 2023
Somerset West, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently spent 3 nights at Reef View B&B and were highly impressed with this establishment. The rooms were spacious, well equipped and immaculate. The most important feature in my opinion is the Solar powered electrical backup system which ensures 24/7 power supply so WiFi and internet operates uninterrupted - this is such an important consideration when booking accommodation in South Africa with the constant interruption in power supply. The owner Stewart is on site all the time and goes to a great deal of trouble to ensure his guests are satisfied. The Breakfast omelette is a real show stopper. Will definitely recommend Reef View to anyone visiting East London, be it for business or vacation.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Stewart Flanegan, Owner at Reef View BnB
Responded 20 Aug 2023
Thank you for your review. Hope to see you again Kind regards Stewart Reef view B&B
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Explorer306393 wrote a review Sept 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We did a stop over and were very happy that we chose Reef View.
The room was open plan and spacious, well equipped and immaculate.
The most important feature for us was the Solar powered electrical backup system which ensures 24/7 power supply so WiFi and internet operates uninterrupted.
We arived late night and the owner Stewart was on site and he was on hand to ensure we were satisfied with everything.
Stewart made us a great tasting omelette...again the hands on service we received was above and beyond.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Keep in touch with Stewart. He was very accommodating.
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Response from Stewart Flanegan, Owner at Reef View BnB
Responded 26 Sept 2023
THANK YOU FOR THE KIND WORDS HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN KIND REGARDS STEWART REEF VIEW B&B
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Lawrence wrote a review Jan 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This establishment was a pleasant and refreshing find compared to what I was used to within the area and surrounds. The area around the pool was aesthetically beautiful, the deck with the other small pool and next to it the majestic koi fish provided a beautiful view to the sea and across. Stewart was very helpful with information about the town and places to go to for a meal. I enjoyed the stay there, and will definitely return in future holiday visits.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Stewart Flanegan, Owner at Reef View BnB
Responded 09 Jan 2021
Thank you it was a pleasure having you stay. See you again. Stewart
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Dream09668216093 wrote a review Jun 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great spot, very comfortable and attentive host. Big plus is that it had full back up power for loadshedding- meaning you can stay online and with the lights on all the time. Breakfast is great - Stewart's Omelette is legendary
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Stewart Flanegan, Owner at Reef View BnB
Responded 12 Jun 2023
THANK YOU FOR THE REVIEW. WE STRIVE TO MAKE OUR GUESTS STAY A MEMORABLE ONE AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS.
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JeffBarb17 wrote a tip Feb 2024
Toronto, Canada100 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"secured parking..."
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Birgit S wrote a tip Jan 2024
Erfurt, Germany60 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stewart is a very engaged host, makes you feeling very welcome in a wonderful location close to Nahoon river East London😘"
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Connector59833982139 wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just chill and enjoy "
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Mama M M wrote a tip Oct 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just enjoy your stay."
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Resort01017817472 wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Come ready to relax."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,179 - R 1,360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeEast London
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Reef View BnB
Which popular attractions are close to Reef View BnB?
Nearby attractions include Nahoon Beach (0.9 km), Hemingways Mall (4.5 km), and East London Museum (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Reef View BnB?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Reef View BnB?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Reef View BnB?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Reef View BnB?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Reef View BnB?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sanook Cafe, Grazia Fine Food & Wine, and Irana Indian Cuisine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Reef View BnB?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Reef View BnB?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
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