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Delicious Monster Retreat

5 Lloyds Cottages Second Beach, Port St Johns 5120 South Africa
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#6 of 14 Speciality lodging in Port St Johns
In south africa you have everything, what we offer is an extreme getaway from it all, promising awesome relaxing well earned time for yourself and your family.we explore all the senses; sight is in our magnificent views of the ocean and mountain forests, sound is the forest sounds as well as the sound of the beating waves, we have an amazing bird life with all types right on your doorstep as well as the vervet monkey which you have to watch in case he eats your breakfast off the deck; taste is explored by you in your own kitchen which is stunning and open plan or of course in our famous restaurant which makes fresh seafood and yummy shwarmas with fresh garden herbs to name a few; touch is the feel of your peace inside and the ocean on your skin. The nature reserve is just next door for breathtaking hikes as well as our magnificent boat rides to watch the sardine run in action. (july to september)our town is an eclectic african experience which is uniquely spent exploring the alleyways, with everything to buy from a traditional meal at the supermarket to your fortune told by sangomas! Its all happening here.
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Free parking
Breakfast available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Mosquito net
Secured parking
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Golf course
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Private beach
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Electric kettle
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Room types
Ocean view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Xhosa
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Gert wrote a review May 2019
Hannover, Germany22 contributions12 helpful votes
Road is signpostet from a certain point of the main road. There was nobody on side when I arrived but a cat and a dog, both having their nap on the tables of the attached restaurant. I phoned to the owner and she said she would send somebody. After ten minutes a young lady appeared on the road to the guesthouse, said hallo and ask me if I could help her wirh ten or twenta Rand. I ask if she was belonging to the establishement, she shook her head. After five minutes another young lady turned up and checked me in. She was very friendly and helpful, but her odour was nasty (sorry, but I can´t help myself !) The lousy road towards the house, the town itself which makes a run-down impression…that is not untypical for the rural Eastern Cape. But what I booked was a room with bathroom and seaview. Room was under the roof , accessible by a very steep stairway (more a ladder). Bathroom – including toilett- was ground floor, equipped with just a bathtub and no shower. Everything in the bathroom looked shabby and not realy clean. The look of the room itself was not towards the sea as described in my booking confirmation, but into the green. Flynets in front of the windows would make more sense than mosquito nets over the beds, even if they look more romantic. The whole establishment consists of three rooms. All party have to share the kitchen with one relativly small fridge/freezer. Cuttlery/Crockery is fine so far. Fridge and stove are also shabby and old. When some people are busy in the kitchen down my apartment, I could hear every word. Not that they were loud or reckless. It is just a fact that walls practically are not exististing. Security guard is on side, friendly and looking trustworthy. Not an unimportant issue; because the area around looks quite neglected and, francly spoken, a bit suspicous. The attached restaurant is average, fish & chips maybe slightly more than this. They waitress was the friendly lady who checked me in, still smelling unpleasently. Not nice if somebody hands you your plate of food. Music from the neigborhood was annoying at night (stopped after one in the morning). The near beach is sandy with pittoresque rocks, more or less clean, but mind the broken bottles which may lay here and there. Nobody but a single sign on the road warned about shark danger. As I found out later Second Beach in Port John´s has the reputation of being one of the most dangerous beaches in the world: Bull Sharks are common seen here, and they are killing men, Life guards are on side (one was killed by a shark some years ago), but I have my doubts what they can do when a shark is behind you. In a nutshell: The whole spot has more the atmosphere of a backpackers – and should better be advertised in that way.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Jonna N wrote a review Sep 2018
Middelfart, Denmark37 contributions1 helpful vote
We had booked a room with bath, but the shower was a open one in the garden. We didn't know it was a place for backpacker. We sleept on first floor, nobody told us that, or it don't stood anywhere. I was in that situation that I just had been thrugh a operation in my foot. Stairs and a bad foot are not a good combination. We survived our one night and I think we never come back. There were no people sunday morning, to make breakfast, as promised, so we waitet for a long time.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
J0hnC918 wrote a review Aug 2018
Kloof, South Africa144 contributions17 helpful votes
Booked on line for the night after completing the Imana Wild Ride. As we followed the GPS through the most discusting rubbish dump they call Port Saint John's, we were releaved to find ourselves winding our way to second beach. Then we came to the point that the GPS said we had arrived and again we wondered whether we had made the right decision. Fortunately we hadn't arrived and an old signboard directed us a little further up the hill to the Delicious Monster. The "Reception area was manned by a cat and a dog that had made themselves comfortable. But after calling we were greeted by the charming owner who took us to the loft. Which is part of a very quaint cottage overlooking the bay. It has two en suite room at ground level and a three sleeper loft that we got. Bathroom downstairs was a small problem but not the end of the world. There are signs of lack of maintenance but everything works, pillows need replacing, and no tea or coffee in the cottage but otherwise it was really great to relax in the lounge area. For Dinner we went to the little Restaurant run on the property. We ordered the catch of the day and I kid you not I have not tasted better anywhere. Such a pity the Municipality and community can't get there act together. If they did this would really be a little gem.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
AnnelineSmith wrote a review Jul 2018
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The road was terrible, the view terrific. Need for a big makeover as the cups are chipped and lightbulps not replaced. Shared living areas. Fan in room needs cleaning. Please note no tv nor wifi. Restaurant was great.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
Climber777143 wrote a review Jun 2018
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This is not accommodation for senior people. We stayed in the Seaview cottage. Two bedrooms linked with a door. Bathroom access through 2nd bedroom or via outside front door. More suitable for backpackers.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
US$32 - US$48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaEastern CapePort St Johns
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Frequently Asked Questions about Delicious Monster Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Delicious Monster Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Silaka Nature Reserve (0.6 km), Dwesa Nature Reserve (0.3 km), and Poenskop Beach (6.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Delicious Monster Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and a golf course.
Which room amenities are available at Delicious Monster Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and an additional bathroom.
What food & drink options are available at Delicious Monster Retreat?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Delicious Monster Retreat?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Delicious Monster Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Steve's Pub & Restaurant, Wood n Spoon, and The Waterfront.
Are any cleaning services offered at Delicious Monster Retreat?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Delicious Monster Retreat?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Delicious Monster Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Xhosa.
Does Delicious Monster Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Delicious Monster Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.