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Dover On Sea B&b

20 Dover Street Cola Beach, Sedgefield, Knysna 6573 South Africa
Traveller (110)
Sea and Pool View Suite 5
Room & Suite (50)
Dining (4)
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5.0
#1 of 4 B&Bs in Sedgefield
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Dover on Sea Bed & Breakfast is a beachfront gem situated on Cola Beach in the beautiful town of Sedgefield, between Knysna and Wilderness on the Garden Route. We are situated within the Cola Conservancy that forms part of the Garden Route National Park. Dover on Sea is a host run Bed & Breakfast that gives you that little bit more. Beautiful architecture, spectacular views and luxurious comfort. All accommodation rates include a healthy breakfast from continental to English and include fresh fruit and filter coffee. Our rooms are designed with comfort in mind, including Flat screen Tv's, Tea and Coffee Tray, Bar fridge, Wifi and more.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Housekeeping
Safe
Bottled water
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
313Reviews0Q+A36Room tips

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GillTravel1 wrote a review Jan 2020
West Sussex, United Kingdom212 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location great, overlooking the extensive beach/coastline (and easy to travel to Wilderness, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and George). If you time your stay you can enjoy amazing sunsets and sunrises with walks on the beach.The luxury suite was stunning in every way and complimented by an excellent breakfast and the hospitality of the owners. The Saturday market in Sedgefield is a must and Pili Pili pizzas come highly recommended. The only downside, people on the adjoining balcony smoking cigars from 7.15am and hanging over the front of their balcony with no shirts on removing any privacy to the luxury suite balcony. I raised this with Karen who said they would look into options to screen off the gap between the balconies. It would obviously also be great if they said guests could not smoke cigars on the balconies, only in the garden. It's a premier location and extremely high quality accommodation, you should not be disappointed, just hope the privacy and smoking issues are addressed.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Gerd K wrote a review Apr 2020
Stuttgart, Germany10 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 2 nights in this fabulous B&B, enjoying the rich breakfast, the quiet location with an own platform providing a breathtaking, panoramic view over the beach and the Indian Ocean. With their friendly and relaxed attitude the host create a familiar atmosphere. Spacious, well furnished rooms and the nice little garden with a swimming pool guarantee a perfect stay. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Mark wrote a review Apr 2020
34 contributions7 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Simply stunning! We stayed here in March for one night whilst travelling along the Garden Route. Dover on Sea is simply stunning. Our room was large, beautifully decorated with fantastic views of the ocean. One night here was definitely not enough. We would definitely return for a longer stay to have a few days relaxation at this beautiful place. Upon arrival we were met by Jurgens and Karen, who gave us the warmest of welcomes, and with their natural friendliness, we instantly felt comfortable and knew Dover on Sea was a great place to stay. Breakfast was delicious, with a great offering of cold selections on offer and a hot breakfast menu which is freshly cooked in the open kitchen. The nearest airport is George, and can easily get there from other parts of South Africa. We cannot recommend Dover on Sea enough, and would definitely recommend this is the place to stay if you are area or looking for a relaxing place for stay. Thank you Jurgens and Karen for our wonderful stay, and wish you all the best through this difficult time with what’s going on in the world, and hope Dover on Sea will be out on top once this is all over. Take care, Mark and David, UK.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tinisa wrote a review Mar 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa89 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We took a chance and hadn't booked, but decided to spend the night in Sedgefield if there was a space somewhere. We knocked at the door, and were thrilled to have a bedroom close to the front door as my husband has trouble with stairs. The welcome was warm, the wine we got from the honesty bar was cool and we watched the sea until it was time for an early night. The room was comfortable - everything we needed was there, and we slept like babies with the door open so we could hear the sea. Breakfast was perfect, cooked in the open plan kitchen/living space, and we were so sorry to leave.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: I believe they are all amazing...
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Petra-BS-2006 wrote a review Mar 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Dover on Sea B&B for only two nights, but would have happily extended our stay. We really loved everything about the place. The location and views are absolutely stunning and the super friendly owners were very welcoming and always happy to help. We would definitely book another stay at this B&B when being anywhere close again to Sedgefield.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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gthomp540840 wrote a review Apr 2021
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our short stay at Dover on Sea. Each morning the breakfast was delicious, with varied choices. The hosts were most gracious and were very helpful in suggesting other venues to eat at for dinner or suggest things to do while in Sedgefield and the surrounding areas. It was delightful to spend part of our stay at Dover on Sea. The views are wonderful.
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Date of stay: April 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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jkern818295 wrote a review Dec 2022
Canton of Thurgau, Switzerland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The accommodation is recommended as all the factors that are important to us were surpassed, be it the room with the facilities or the stunning location and view. Add to that Karen & Jurgens who bring their charm into it. For us, just top notch!

Nothing comes to mind - only that the restaurants are only accessible by car - but the tips are great!
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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rannab362426 wrote a review Feb 2022
Derby, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hosts were very friendly and helpful providing local information and cooking great breakfasts.The views from room one were amazing and the town is very laid back. For us it had a Cornwall type feel, we are from the UK.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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luziarageth wrote a review Jan 2023
Interlaken, Switzerland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Incredibly nice and cozy BnB. We stayed in the honeymoon room and it was truly stunning. Karen and Jurgens are super friendly and helpful. Housekeeping was great. The location is amazing - no street noise, the sea can be reached in a few minutes. It was just a pity that there are hardly any good restaurants nearby and certainly not within walking distance. But that's more down to Sedgefield than Dover on Sea.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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vpater245673 wrote a review Sept 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was looking for a perfect place for a real spoil myself weekend away. A top rate room, with top rate views of the ocean and excellent food. I found just that in Dover on Sea. If you are looking at their website, look no further than the "room with the bath," what could be more magical than the vista from the bath, gazing out at the sea in daylight or stars at night. Breakfast each day was delicious and personally attended too by hosts Karen and Jurgens who welcomed me like a good friend and I so enjoyed chatting with them over coffee afterwards. A warm, inviting, perfectly positioned Bed and Breakfast. I can thoroughly recommend it.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Leone L wrote a tip Feb 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just book the Dover on Sea and go and enjoy yourselves. "
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Tinisa wrote a tip Mar 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa89 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I believe they are all amazing..."
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GarryandAlison wrote a tip Jan 2023
Greater London, United Kingdom18 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The sea-view rooms with balcony upstairs have stunning views."
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Tommy W wrote a tip Aug 2022
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom15 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You have access to everything you need "
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Gail K wrote a tip Mar 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Honeymoon is spacious and luxurious"
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PRICE RANGE
£84 - £106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeKnysnaSedgefield
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dover On Sea B&b
Which popular attractions are close to Dover On Sea B&b?
Nearby attractions include Wild Oats Community Farmers Market (2.8 miles), Gerickes Point (2.8 miles), and Scarab Village (2.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dover On Sea B&b?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Dover On Sea B&b?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Dover On Sea B&b?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dover On Sea B&b?
Conveniently located restaurants include Upstairs At Rosie's, Montecello, and Mr Kaai's Fish and Chips.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dover On Sea B&b?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Dover On Sea B&b?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Dover On Sea B&b have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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