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Dolphins View Guest House
Ranked #3 of 4 Beachview B&B and Inns
Santa Clara, California
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“perfect holiday place with an awesome owner”
Reviewed 7 June 2011

we only stayed one night there, but the room was really nice and big, with a kitchen, sea view window and even a teddy bear on the bed (that Elaine, the owner, makes herself). Super clean and tidy with very good linens and towels, and a good selection of tea / coffee in the room. We arrived a bit late and she really took care of us, we had a lovely evening talking (and getting good tips on what to do in the region). Great service from someone who likes what she does, especially meeting new people and exchanging experiences. Definitely recommend!

  • Stayed June 2011
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 April 2011

I have just spent a wonderful weeks holiday at Dolphins View, beautiful views over the Indian Ocean, we saw the dolphins frolicking in the water, what an experience.
It has a nice peaceful and tranquil setting, just what I needed to recharge my batteries.
The hospitality extended by Elaine the owner is superb she really makes you feel at home and nothing is a trouble to her, she is always available to give advice and tips about the area. The accommodation is first class, the room was very comfortable and clean.
I will definetely be back here on my next visit to South Africa

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2011

Another return visit. We had travelled from Cape Town along the garden route taking in the Wine lands, Montagu, Oudtshoorn and on to PE and on to Beachview for a chill out period with Elaine once again. Nothing changes, the standards are still the highest you would expect and hospitality remains exceptional. We were fortunate, we booked early as the Iron Man contest and Neil Diamond were in PE during our stay. Such is the demand for spaces at Dolpin's View book early to avoid disappointment..

Keep up the good work Elaine...

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2011

My fiance and I found this Gem of a place a few years ago in 2004. It is Paradise on Earth and quite literally a ~Stone's throw from the beach~ We just keep on going back because we just can't get enough of the Magical Atmosphere, Superb Hospitality and really great Value for money that Elaine and Dolphin's View offers.

The suite's are tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. In my opinion, the view that Dolphins View offers is God's personal gift to Elaine - there is no other! For those of you that are dog lovers, Elaine's Em and Impi are two bonus features that greet you with an enthusiastic bound but keep their distance if you want a little peace and tranquility.

As far as the superb hospitality that Dolphin's View has to offer - Elaine'sbubbly Scotish personality brings out the best in anyone. No matter how tough your day has been or how much stress you wish to escape from, Elaine is sure enough to find that little chuckle deep inside your soul and bring it bursting forth!! She's totally in tune with everything that's going on in and around her guesthouse. Ask her anything and she'll conjure up the most impossible dream ... within limits and reason of course ... :-)

We will be coming back - time after time. WHY?? Because Dolphin's View has captured our Hearts! ... and because we CAN !!!!!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank MeeAndGee
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Epsom
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Reviewed 1 March 2011

Having first stayed with Elaine in 2009 we are now definitely "repeat business" We have stayed both on business and pleasure and the facilities are superb. Quiet and roomy if you need to work without distraction but welcoming if you like the personal touch as Elaine is a great hostess.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled on business
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 February 2011

Dolphin's View was superb! The accommodation is fantastic and aptly named for the spectacular view. But it is the hostess, Elaine, who makes this place unforgettable. Her delightful personality made us feel at home right away. She made sure that we had everything we needed in order for our stay to be as comfortable as possible.

The unit we stayed in is beautifully decorated and caters for all your needs as a traveller. I've never slept so well! Waking up and walking out onto the spacious patio overlooking the ocean...is there anything better?

I'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Nats101
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England
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Reviewed 17 February 2011

While on holiday recently in Port Elizabeth South Africa, my wife and I came upon a Guest House recommended by a friend. The Guest House is called Dolphins View.

Dolphins View is situated at Beachview - Port Elizabeth. It overlooks the Indian Ocean and is only yards away from the beach and sea. It is truly a delightful spot and the name Dolphin View was true to its word. Each day we were there we saw dolphins swimming past the front of the guesthouse.

Our accommodation was an open plan, spacious apartment with a balcony overlooking the sea. Kitchen facilities if you needed them included hot plates, microwave, toaster, fridge, freezer and tea making facilities. The lounge was comfortable with TV and Wi-Fi. There was a double bed with plenty of wardrobe space. The bathroom had a full size bath, separate shower, toilet and sink, all to the highest standard.

The owner Elaine, who is from Scotland, was welcoming and most helpful. Nothing was too much trouble, a genial hostess.

In the evenings we sat on the balcony with a wee dram watching the sun set into the ocean, a most pleasant vacation.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Dolphins View Guest House
Address: 4 Seestrand Way, Beachview, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Beachview
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Beachview
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Self catering suites with the option of meals (with notice). All accommodation is sea facing. ... more   less 

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