De Bakke Santos Resort

De Bakke Santos Resort

This would have been a lovely photo/view if it wasn't for the ugly looking rusted fence!
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4.0
#1 of 2 special resorts in Mossel Bay
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Situated on Mossel Bay’s spectacular coastal beachfront, De Bakke self-catering chalets affords travellers an authentic Garden Route experience. With 46 cosy fully-equipped chalets, this holiday resort attracts both local and international tourists, from corporate travellers to families and small groups. Thrilling water sports, sunbathing, and swimming are the hype of entertainment.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Dining area
Seating area
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
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HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

George Road, Mossel Bay 6005 South Africa
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 42 out of 100
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Christelle v wrote a review Oct 2021
Paarl, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
What a gem! Location is brilliant, it's basically on the beach, making the actual beach semi-private / secluded (and did I mention almost wind-free). Malls are minutes away if you need anything. The chalet is equip with all your basic needs with a communal braai area. Bedding and towels are provided and if you really want to watch telly, they've got DSTV too. Main bedroom is not equipped with power supply though. Covid really hit them hard and this you can see on the overall maintenance, but all seems to be in a working condition and everything is clean.

The only downfall (reason for 3/5 rating) was the communication prior to arrival. Staff only seemed to want to close the deal and not give proper feedback, even if requested. Needless to say when we arrived at 22h00 (after spending hours on the road) and no-one answering their after hours cellphone, we had to have a hard conversation with the security guy who tried to force us in making a full cash payment. According to him it was the instruction given to him.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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joostez wrote a review Jul 2022
Wellington, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Easy access to town and other shopping areas. The price per night is very affordable and easy access to the beach was appreciated. Please supply extra refuse bags for kitchen dirt bin and a plug point in 2nd bedroom would be appreciated.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Kaysten100 wrote a review Mar 2022
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The pictures did not prepare us for the old and tired place. The bathrooms were in terrible shape. Brown bath and the toilet was just horrible. Not because they did not clean that day, but negligence over time. Still it turned my stomach. The kitchen drawers were falling apart, However, the staff were great and the view was excellent. They have great pensioners specials, but maybe place older pensioners in units with showers. The location is also central, however there is not exactly a shop within walking distance, so you will have to drive to shops. But it is all short distance with your car. The resort as a whole is clean and security around all the time. Even with many campers around, it was quiet at night.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask for renovated units if available. Or a unit with proper shower.
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Summie wrote a review Jan 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
We very disappointed in the De Bakke and will NEVER stay in those houses again, and we regret booking there in the first place. The drain outside our bathroom smelled TERRIBLE, and we reported it twice. Nothing was done about the smell, it just got worse by the day. They are very quick to take a person's deposit for nonsense, but when they have to render a service, it is not done! The rooms are also extremely small, you have to "go outside to change your mind", terrible to stay there for 2 weeks, not to even talk about the fact that the rooms are not sound proof at all. You also only get 2 toilet rolls for 5 people in a 14 day stay. Linen and towels are also only changed once in 7 days. The fence also looks TERRIBLE, and is so rusted. Do yourself a favor and book somewhere nicer in Mossel Bay!
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Date of stay: December 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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fahwaziav wrote a review Jun 2021
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location was excellent, waking up to sounds of waves. power plug in main bedroom not available so this was a real down for me. property nice and big and very clean. changing of towels could be accommodated more frequently
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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andrieshasigna wrote a review Nov 2022
Hawston, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at Se Bakke Santos was a very great experience.
We have a great time.
Accommodation was a plus. Normally when more than 2 people take a shower the 3 rd one will complain about the geyser .
At de Bakke Santos for the whole 4 days we never had to worry about bathing in cold water. That was a plus for all of us.
Reception was very kind and welcomed us with a very big smile.
We will gladly recommend Dr Bakke Santos to our family and friends.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: November 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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F3798POandres wrote a review Jan 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the caravan park(De Bakke), aswell as in a chalet(20) during december/January 2024.The service of the personel was fast and very helpful.
The chalet:
Excellent place for a break away holiday. The beds where Comfortable clean and tidy and we also enjoyed the seaview from their!

From the outside when u open the door u walk through the kitchen into the common room/dining area. On the left is the bedroom, shower and toilet area.

In the dining area, aswell as the bedroom the sea can be seen through the windows! We easily fell asleep that night with the sound of the sea breaking onto the shoreline.

The common area is used as a the TV area/dining room. There is a table and chairs. The TV is installed on the wall and the remote is available and ready. (We didn't use the it as we only wanted to listen to the wind and the sea).

The Bedroom:
Contains two singlebeds with pillows and blankets and there is also a cupboard with shelves to hang or place ur clothing.

Braai:
There is an centralised outside braai area were a number of people can braai with enough seating. If it is raining an umbrella will be needed as the braai area is not covered for rain.

Kitchen
There is a running fridge/freezer. It already contains a ice cold bottle of water and in the freezer the ice tray, is ready for the weary traveller.

There is a toilet and shower. There is soap and shampoo in the bathroom so that helps if u didn't bring anything along!

I like snorkelling and the entry point into the sea is just minutes away. They have 24:00 security guards
at the gates and security is walking around, so the area is safe for intruders from outside. Peak season the gates to the sea is opened between 05:00-23:00 hours and off season it will be between 06:00-18:00 hours.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2024
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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brittacourtenay wrote a review Dec 2023
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Although a little more expensive, sites along the perimeter of the caravan park overlooking the ocean and 1 minute walk to the beach, is well worth it. Security gate and fencing and 24-hour guard patrol provides peace of mind and we had no incident of intrusion or theft - we stayed for 2 months. The huge public parking area next to the caravan tends to be the hang-out place for locals some evenings and weekends and the loud distorted music does at times spoil the otherwise peaceful setting. For this reason I would not book at de Bakke over school holidays and over December/January.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: November 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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driesengelbrecht7 wrote a review Oct 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's been one of the best camping resorts we've been too. Very clean and classy restrooms, very nice laundry room. People are friendly. The security staff were friendly and alert. The beach self was constantly kept clean and felt safe and wasn't far from the camping area. The view was spectacular at all times of the day. The sea, mountains, lights in the distance - beautiful. We felt refreshed and relaxed. Can't wait to visit again in 2024!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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beedek wrote a review Jan 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2.0 of 5 bubbles
My elderly parents stayed at one of the 2 bedroom chalets for 22 days during Dec 2021.
The unit is very old, very poorly fitted. The minimum booking is 21 days which is not competitive with other apartments in Mossel Bay.
Also, the unit is not serviced, very poor for old people.
It is absolutely due for refurbishment, which have been delays for 3 years now.
Bedding is provided weekly which is of good quality
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Discover825511 asked a question Oct 2018
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davidandlynne wrote a tip Jun 2023
West Tisbury, MA33 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No fire pits or brai. "
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Kaysten100 wrote a tip Mar 2022
50 contributions16 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for renovated units if available. Or a unit with proper shower."
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Iona1232014 wrote a tip Feb 2018
Pretoria, South Africa35 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All Chalets are sea facing"
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choosytraveller32 wrote a tip Jul 2017
Cape Town Central, South Africa67 contributions10 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Remember to brig own towels and braai rooster"
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South AfricaWestern CapeMossel Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
46
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DE BAKKE SANTOS RESORT - Specialty Resort Reviews (Mossel Bay, South Africa)

Frequently Asked Questions about De Bakke Santos Resort
Which popular attractions are close to De Bakke Santos Resort?
Nearby attractions include Santos Beach (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at De Bakke Santos Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, airport transportation, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at De Bakke Santos Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a dining area.
Is parking available at De Bakke Santos Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to De Bakke Santos Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stars Restaurant, Vista Do Mar, and Durbs Curry in a Hurry.
Does De Bakke Santos Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, De Bakke Santos Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at De Bakke Santos Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does De Bakke Santos Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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