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Carmel Coastal Retreat

3 Victoria Bay Rd ,Victoria Bay Near George On The Road To Victoria Bay, George 6529 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/12/15 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/12/15 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#18 of 56 Speciality lodging in George
Carmel Coastal Retreat is a little bit of heaven located eight kilometers east of George on the Victoria Bay Road less than two kilometers from Victoria Bay Beach. This family friendly Christian holiday resort is the perfect place to refresh, restore and rediscover. Carmel caters for individuals, families and groups, offering accommodation as well as conference and wedding venues in a beautiful and tranquil setting. A variety of events are catered for, from Senior Programmes to Family Holiday Programmes that provide fun and entertainment, coupled to meaningful ministry, rest and relaxation.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free wifi in the business centre
Coffee shop
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Tennis court
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Private balcony
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Electric kettle
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Natalie M wrote a review Dec 2019
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We recently enjoyed a group outing with my learners from work. We had so much fun in the pool and enjoyed a lovely braai in the braai area. The learners played games on the grass and made beautiful memories
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Gert wrote a review Oct 2019
Modimolle (Nylstroom), South Africa13 contributions
A very nice venue that fulfill in all our physical needs regarding the facilities. Awesome sea views. Beautiful gardens. Nice walking trails. Lots of private places just to sit down and relax / meditate / inhale the freshness of God's creation. We had breakfast , lunch and dinner at Carmel - well prepared, tasty and nutritious - Thanks Anton and team - your great!. Thanks to all the rest of the friendly personal - you done great. Thanks for bringing the Word each morning - keep up the good work.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: Several - ask at booking
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Rex_Aspeling wrote a review Mar 2019
Umhlali, South Africa148 contributions11 helpful votes
Beware! The first room I got had a toilet and bathroom 40m away. The room was primitive to say the least . I upgraded!!!! This time the bathroom was shared by only 4 rooms instead of 12. I fluorescent light in the ceiling. No bedside tables. Tired linen. Getting a refund in the morning and ducking. Even a second class hotel in BANGLADESH is better than this. Shame on you!!!!! Your pictures and website are misleading. This makes a bush camp look luxurious
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Date of stay: March 2019
Response from LisaL6812, Public Relations Manager at Carmel Coastal Retreat
Responded 02 Apr 2019
Dear Mr Aspeling Thank you very much for your feedback regarding our rooms with shared bathrooms. At Carmel, we cater to a wide range of budgets and our Garden Rooms with Shared Bathrooms are better suited to those who opt for backpacker style accommodation. As you know, our General Manager did upgrade you a second time to the Sunset House, with two en suite bathrooms, and we hope that to some extent, this alleviated your distress.
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travelitch64 wrote a review Jan 2019
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions
We were 10 people and had booked a family room and 2 double rooms. Only 1 of the 4 rooms was a bit more modern with a modern, comfortable box bed. All other rooms were very average with some of them having old fashioned furniture/decor. Rooms werespacious and the ones facing the valley, with a lovely view from the balcony. Carpets were a bit old and tatty. Bathrooms quite mouldy and dated but clean. Breakfast was good with a nice choice of hot and cold items. Beautiful gardens and grounds. Lots of secure parking. Wifi was good. Enough parking close to each room. All considered, it was expensive for the quality of rooms offered.
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Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
TheNomadFarmer wrote a review Aug 2018
George, South Africa74 contributions5 helpful votes
Stunning view of Victoria bay. Nice breakfast. Slow down and enjoy. This is a place that will suite your budget. Between the Outeniqua mountains and the sea. One of the best place to relax with a nice book.
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Date of stay: June 2018
1 Helpful vote
Response from LisaL6812, Marketing Manager at Carmel Coastal Retreat
Responded 05 Dec 2018
Thank you so much for your kind comment. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Carmel!
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US$35 - US$59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Carmel Coastal Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Carmel Coastal Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Wilderness Beach (2.1 km), Wilderness National Park (5.8 km), and Outeniqua Transport Museum (7.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Carmel Coastal Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Carmel Coastal Retreat?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Carmel Coastal Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Carmel Coastal Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Serendipity Restaurant, Joplins Steak Bar, and Lauren's Eatery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Carmel Coastal Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Carmel Coastal Retreat offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Carmel Coastal Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Carmel Coastal Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Slave Tree (9.4 km).
Does Carmel Coastal Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.