Rooms were tired. Had a real seventies feel. Kitchen tiling was greasy. Fittings tired. Decorations? Well it depends. You could delight in the kitsch. Each roomed is 'themed' on a marine animal. Dolphin, shark etc. Frankly, I can't stand it but I recognise that it is to some peoples' tastes. The owner was surly and disinterested. When asked about an additional bed (something that he had been notified in the booking), we were told to make it ourselves and work it out. Okay maybe that's fine but I don't think it is good service. The bay has a stunning run down feel. The old fishing factory is now a wine producer. I liked the location. Didn't think much of the accommodation.
This B&B is definitely worth visiting in this little town on the West Coast. the room is so beautifully decorated and has everything you need to have a braai while looking out at the big blue ocean. Only a stone's throw away from the local Fryer's Cove winery, you're guaranteed to have a great time!
Perfect for a budget break. Rooms are small but fully functional. Friendly owners. Lovely view of the bay. Which is a little run down, it has to be said, but does have some charm left. We left happy and rested.
This is our 6th time at Thornbay Accommodation. Spectacular views over the ocean & lighthouse from your own little porch. Well appointed self-catering at a very affording level. If you don't like braaing every night, make a turn at the Kommetjie Restaurant in Strandfontein, 10 min drive away. Suggest that you bring with all food & booze with, it will just make your stay more comfortable.
We decided that we as well as our dogs needed a break from civilizations so looked for a place away from buzzing crowds. Thornbay/Doringbaai is the perfect place. In the middle of nowhere this small little fishing village has just what was needed - nothing. Our hosts Michele and Peter were very obliging and found us a unit perfect for our dogs as it was walled and gated so they had freedom to roam a little and do their business. The unit was clean and fully equipped. The town itself has a winery Freyer's and Kraft brewery as well as a restaurant on the jetty which is pet friendly. The food was good but wine and beer pricey considering it is made at site. There are two other smaller establishments on very pet unfriendly so gave it a miss and the other a basic fish and chip shop…