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    Whale Watchers Inn

    6 Protea Street | P.O. Box 118, Witsand 6666, South Africa
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    • Excellent32%
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    • Average16%
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    1 - 5 of 55 reviews

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Stayed at the Whale Watchers Inn for one night while on the Garden Route. We stayed in the self catering Musselcraker which had a reasonable view of the bay where we were lucky enough to see Southern Right whales. Clean and comfortable with hot water...More

    Thank mawcam
    Response from Whalewatchers339, Owner at Whale Watchers InnResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for your encouraging review. We so enjoyed having you and your family stay and we wish you all the best. Regards, Whale Watchers Inn.

    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.More

    1  Thank anneli e
    Response from Whalewatchers339, Owner at Whale Watchers InnResponded 11 March 2017

    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...More

    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...More

    1  Thank OuterHebridesLulu
    Response from Whalewatchers339, Owner at Whale Watchers InnResponded 7 March 2017

    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.

    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...More

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    Response from Whalewatchers339, Owner at Whale Watchers InnResponded 1 March 2017

    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.

    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...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Laundry Service
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
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    • US$47 - US$88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Suites ,
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    • Number of rooms
    • 10
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    • Overberg District >
    • Witsand
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    "the rooms upstairs may have a better view"
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    "I was in the upper story Southern Right room with a view to the ocean."
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