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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 12 March 2015

WHAT A VIEW!! could have stayed there forever! typical BnB with a nice host, warmly welcomed us from day one and gave advices and tipps what to see & do around Plettenberg Bay! This place is truly heaven - watchin the Wales in the morning while eating breakfast is a long life dream coming true! Lots of restaurants, fast food...

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Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights in this lovely B&B. I could stay there for ages! We had a room with ocean view and a small private balcony. The interior was just pretty and the breakfast was really good. The staff was friendly and helpful. I just can recommend this place.the B&B is very close to a nice Beach. When we...

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Garden City, Michigan, Usa
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We stayed in a garden view room that had a 1950's decoration theme. We have two small children and they accommodated us very well with a cot and a crib. The breakfast was excellent and the kitchen facilities were open for us to use. It has a fantastic view on the top floor and I think an ocean view room...

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Communication before arrival was reasonable and we were looking forward to resting after a lengthy drive as we arrived on Christmas eve in the late afternoon. After being shown to our room and given no information - we were told the owner would come see us shortly, we took a look at our surroundings. Unfortunately, the Garden Room seemed to...

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 2 April 2014

The house has its own charme. They collect alot and therefore each room has its own character. We took the room upstairs. The view was great..the room as well. The breakfast was yummy and we could sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view over the ocean. The owner provided us with information and took really good care. Go there !!

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Retford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2014

This hotel lives up to it's name, and offers a fantastic ocean view from upstairs rooms. This is an unusual but quirky hotel, that is full of character. We were met by Inge the manager, who made us very welcome, and showed us our very large room, which had a "Marilyn Munroe" theme. The en-suite room was spotless, and we...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 20 February 2014

This was a charming and peaceful little b&b. Each room is uniquely decorated and with such character! There was a beautiful bath, great shower, clean, and homey. Our room on the top floor with view of the bay was just stunning. Slept like a queen here.

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Dordrecht South Africa
Reviewed 12 February 2014

We arrived at this B and B after a long and tiring drive at about 17h00 only to find that despite having reserved accommodation over two weeks previously and paid a deposit, they did not have the accommodation I had reserved. We were left standing in the parking area while they ascertained this for about half and hour. From what...

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Zelda111, Owner at A Whale of a View, responded to this review

It was a booking made by a deposit which we did not pick up and we did not confirm the booking because of that. we are really sorry about this mistake .this tape of booking mistake does happen and it is any B&B worse night-mare. All we can do is to appolgies again for our mistake. Zelda

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 12 January 2014

We stayed over in Australia, NZ, 14 Countries in Europe, London, USA 32 states, Israel, etc,,,,,,we found Whale of a view in Plett, WORLD STANDARD.. Very much like places in Europe, not completely sound proof, but all else was perfect. Inge, the hostess, is very professional and makes you feel right at home. The breakfast is very good, even if...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2014 via mobile

So the summer holidays are a time to unwind & recharge the batteries. My wife & I discovered that a place of peace & tranquility is a pre-requisite to achieve this. We checked in for 7 nights and this became our base, our home from home as we explored the Plettenberg Bay Area. Our 50's/60's-style ground floor room with direct...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Indulge yourself in a fresh quirky decor, quaint but with real charm and warmth. You will genuinely feel like welcome house guests, rather than paying customers. Sitting on your private patio with a sundowner in hand you can enjoy the ambiance with the panoramic views of the ocean, lagoon and mountains. The salt water pool provides the perfect venue to relax after a long days exploring. We have 4 unique en-suit rooms. Two of the ensuit have spectacular sea mountain views. 1 Bedroom are en-suit garden room and 1 budget en-suit, each with their own entrance overlooking the swimming pool.All the rooms have a private entrance and en suite bathrooms (bath and shower) with complimentary amnesties. 3 Have safe ,shared satelite TV, bar fridge, fan, 100% cotton linen, wireless internet and tea/coffee facilities.Secure parking behind fencing with a remote control gate. Guest cooking facilities with a view available.We are walking distance from the lagoon, sea, shops and restaurants.For the golf fanatics Goose Valley is less than 3km away and the Plettenberg Bay Country Club is a mere 7km away. They will advice on where to eat, and how to spend the day, as well as making phone calls to place dinner reservations and next day destination. ... more   less 

Additional Information about A Whale of a View

Address: 2 Zenon Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: €59 - €70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Go for the honeymoon room....”
 of 5 bubbles goho51, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs for the views, downstairs for the gorgeous indigenous garden and pool”
 of 5 bubbles KeriJaneUys, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Request an upstairs room to benefit from the views.”
 of 5 bubbles GeoffW980, 1 Apr 2014 | Read review
“We used the budget room, a bit small, but still comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles bronwynd2014, 12 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Asea view is definately a must”
 of 5 bubbles KENNETHB4, 21 Dec 2012 | Read review
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