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Eight Bells Mountain Inn

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beyond words, this piece of paradise is a small garden od Eden nestled in the wilderness of south Africa's most beautiful landscapes . We stayed at the swiss family log cabin , and had every amenity possible. The staff was sooo helpful and accommodating in every way, from suggesting outings , room service, free wifi, etc. the cleanliness was impeccable...

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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we are also beyond words and extremely grateful that you and your family felt that way. As Management we are very fortunate to have long-serving dedicated and hard working staff that make our job so much easier. To get recognition goes a long way in retaining morale and we are duly touched...

Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just finished our first visit (3 nights) at Eight Bells Mountain Inn. We were traveling with our son, daughter-in-law, and our 7-month old granddaughter, so our needs were varied. The first thing that struck me about the inn was its stunning setting; tranquil atmosphere and lushly wooded at the foot of Robinsons Pass, outside Mossel Bay. Our cabin was...

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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for making Eight Bells part of your Garden Route visit and for your very positive review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that we were able to meet and exceed your expectations. We are grateful to our staff for their dedication and hard work and are touched by your kind words. Our...

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

After 20 + years the Eight Bells is as special today as it was 20 years back. Whilst many new updates have been made, the charm and character of the Mountain Inn and staff remains as excellent as ever. This feels like our home away from home and we cant wait to make the trip from the US back to...

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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

Dear Aldan and Heather We are very pleased to hear that we were able to retain our charm and character after so many years and are grateful for your continued support. It is always nice to hear that Eight Bells is considered to be your home away from home and trust that we may remain that for many more years...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was very nice, the rooms were clean. The breakfast was tasty, even if it wasn't the best I've had. The landscape was amazing with a view on the mountains. There is a free parking and wi-fi in the rooms.

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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and your objective review, it is much appreciated.

Sir Lowry's Pass
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 15 days at Eight Bells Mountain Inn and it was amazing. From the staff to the grounds staff. The warmth of all who work there is wonderful. Our children had so much to do that they weren't interested in going on day trips we had planned. We have been often and when it comes to planning a holiday...

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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

Although we constantly endeavour to keep our clients happy during their stay, it is very gratifying to hear that we achieved that for 15 consecutive days. Thank you so much for your kind words and for trusting us as the venue for your family holiday. We are very happy to hear that you found our product offering to be to...

Weinheim, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the stay at the Eight Bells very much because of the perfect combination of the wonderful chalet and the great restaurant. The service, the breakfast and dinner was in a way that we feelt : here is our vacation.

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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us, we are very grateful for your kind words and extremely pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay here with us. Thank you once again.

Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here last year and thoroughly enjoyed it, so again it was a total chill out. We parked the car and stayed for 2 nights this time. We had the same cabin (Swiss Chalets); we saw the same staff who are very friendly; and enjoyed the same expertise from the restaurant. We would definitely recommend this hotel as a...

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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

We just love returning guests and feel honoured that you have chosen us again for your short break. We believe in being consistent in our offering and appreciate the fact that you have noticed that. Thank you for your kind and positive review, looking forward to your next visit.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super place to stay, immaculately clean accommodation with great food and lovely friendly staff who are very welcoming and make your stay one of the best you could want. Highly recommended you won't be let down *****

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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for your positive review. It is clients like yourselves that make it a pleasure for us to be in this industry. Thank you once again.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As stated in the potted History of Eight Bells Mountain Inn, this is truly a Gem which is not given the prominence it deserves. We were looking for an 'alternative' venue for a short break. And we were not disappointed ! And you wont be either ! Under the personal supervision of the owners, we were afforded a most cordial...

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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

We feel privileged to have clients like yourselves, people that appreciate our offering for what it is and enjoy the facilities. Thank you for staying with us and for your very kind review, it is greatly appreciated. Thank you once again, we are looking forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eight Bells is a hotel on the road between Mossel Bay and Oudtshoorn. Set in the mountains of offers beautiful scenery in a relaxed setting. The restaurant is well run and has a lovely menu. The mischievous monkeys make sitting in the garden with your meal a treat. There is a billiard table and a bowling green, as well as...

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It is good to hear that you enjoyed stopover here at Eight Bells and that you found our food and service to be consistently good. Thank you for your review, we look forward to your next visit.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in South Africa’s picturesque Garden Route, Eight Bells Mountain Inn nestles in the Ruiterbos Valley Region at the foot of the Robinson Pass on the R328 between Mossel Bay (35km) and Oudtshoorn (50km). Renowned for its friendly hospitality, superb service and range of recreational facilities amidst magnificent mountain scenery.Facilities include swimming pool, tennis courts, squash, bowls, billiards, children’s play park and playroom, horse riding, walking trails, birding, on the 400-acre estate.Free wifi in all public areas and rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Eight Bells Mountain Inn

Address: Robinson Pass on R328, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Mossel Bay
Price Range: €82 - €109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Eight Bells Mountain Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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“The family log cabin was amazing ...highly recommend, even has a coffe bar anda. Microwave to warm things”
 of 5 bubbles 64alyssaf, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We love the Palm Suites but all rooms are of a very high standard & quality”
 of 5 bubbles aldanw, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The chalet is quiet and has a beautiful ambience. ”
 of 5 bubbles Friebus, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Swiss Cottages offer the best views and thus value. All in all a return to Eight Bells beckons !!!1”
 of 5 bubbles BrianA787, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles eliyahou, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
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