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Whale Watchers Inn

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Nice and clean but quite basic. The price was very high compared for what you get. 1000 ZAR for the room. Brakfast cost 75 ZAR extra per person. We never tried the breakfast , there were cooking facilities in the room.

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Whalewatchers339, Owner at Whale Watchers Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you think the unit you had was overpriced. On your arrival you were offered three different prices, R400 pppn, R450pppn and first floor with sea-view @ R500 per person per night. You choose to go upstairs and this is why I was surprised to read your comment. The ground floor rooms are...

Outer Hebrides
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Stayed only one night. Didn't sleep well. The furniture, carpet etc was very old and although the windows were open, there was a stale smell. Can't believe no effort has been made since the sixties to upgrade the bathroom or the furniture. Nice size bedroom but the TV was too small and at other end of room. Shower pressure was...

Thank OuterHebridesLulu
Whalewatchers339, Owner at Whale Watchers Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay and have taken note of your comments which will be receiving out attention.

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 28 February 2017

My dad and I really enjoyed our stay, and we will be back soon! We found the view of our room very nice, looking at the sea from our room. The hostess went out of her way to accommodate the obstacle my dad had with the Breakfast location.

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Whalewatchers339, Owner at Whale Watchers Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your words of encouragement. It was such a pleasure hosting you and your father and to see the joy he had coming back to Witsand for a visit. We wish you all the best in the future.

Cape Town
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We spent 2 nights in the garden cottage. The owner/operator was very accommodation and friendly. Personally i found the cottage to be very dated and 1960's, small tiny tv and old style furniture. my biggest concern was the bathroom, not in good condition, the toilet seat is damaged and frankly very bad underneath. for the rest things worked but most...

Thank GerGoStef
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We stayed in the Garden Cottage, which is very private, with its own parking and a pleasant garden in which there was a profusion of birds. It also had its own braai area. The accommodation was decent and spacious and the hostess was helpful and friendly without being effusive, which we like. I can note though that the pedestal fan...

Thank james l
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This inn was clean and cozy. The proprietors are friendly, helpful, and make a mean breakfast. Very close to the beach. The beds in my room were particularly soft and comfortable. Easy parking. We will stay again for sure.

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Thank Ashley J
Whalewatchers339, Owner at Whale Watchers Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words of encouragement, positive reviews seem to be very motivating. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed having you. All the best for the rest of 2017 & many more years. Regards,

Reviewed 11 January 2017

It was a lovely stay - it would have been nice if there was either a fan on roof fans in the rooms since it was very hot - especially in the front portion where sun came in. There is also no place to dry wet beech towels.

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Whalewatchers339, Manager at Whale Watchers Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. I have taken note of your suggestions. I am sorry you did not ask about where to hang your beach towels. We have a large area near the main braai area where guests can hang their beach towels and any washing they might do themselves. I wish...

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the beautiful Whale watchers Inn and found the owners warm and very willing to meet our every need. I would definitely go back. The room was perfect. The breakfast was delicious. It is a very short distance from the beach.

Thank Timothy P
Kimberley, South Africa
Reviewed 6 December 2016

very frindley owner and big appartment, clean and good sorted. info about possibilities to make a cajak ride and where is next store, restaurant. nice view on the sea and qired surrounding. good jam to buy.

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Whalewatchers339, Owner at Whale Watchers Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, Erwin, we so enjoyed having you stay and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We wish you all the best for 2017.

Cape Town
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Although there is no sea view the beach is just a few steps away. The accommodation is good and comfortable, the unit that we had has a private braai area which was a plus for us. If you plan for self catering please carry your own items as the shops in the area are do not have a variety of...

Thank Pureafrican
Whalewatchers339, Owner at Whale Watchers Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. I would certainly endorse your suggestion that should future guests be self-catering, they should bring their own items or even stop over at the Spar in Heidelberg as the shops is Witsand have only the basics.

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Whale Watchers Inn - Witsand - is your perfect half-way stop between Cape Town & Knysna. Situated 100 metres from the beach of San Sebastian Bay (The Whale Nursery of S.A.) & Walking distance to the mouth of the Breede River. Offers 5 B&B rooms & 5 serviced self-catering units with fully equipped kitchenette area. . Wheelchair friendly, children welcome, Credit cards accepted, Free Wifi, Garden/Braai facilities. Activities : - Kite Surfing, Swimming, Fishing, Boating, Birding. Come and enjoy true old fashioned hospitality away from the pressures of our modern day living ... more   less 

Additional Information about Whale Watchers Inn

Address: 6 Protea Street | P.O. Box 118, Witsand 6666, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Witsand
Price Range: R583 - R981 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Whale Watchers Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“the rooms upstairs may have a better view”
Pureafrican, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Sea views from balcony rooms”
943mariusl, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I was in the upper story Southern Right room with a view to the ocean.”
davidcY4284XQ, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“There is a choice of rooms with differing views and locations.”
209basils, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Select a first floor room with balcony for the best sea views. Avoid the self-catering family unit which is dated and needs refurbishing.”
paulsO7881DN, 19 Oct 2015 | Read review
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