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A Whale of a View
Ranked #42 of 84 Plettenberg Bay B&B and Inns
Netherlands
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113 reviews
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“Great hosts!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

We have stayed at A Whale with a View for a couple of days by coincidence. We hadn't booked anything for Plettenberg Bay and just passed by as we liked the location. The owner is a lovely woman doing a great job running the place together with her daughter. They made us feel at home and we spent two very relaxing days in Plettenberg Bay.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

We stayed at the Whale of a View for 2 nights in February 2012. This was our first visit to South Africa staying in a number of Guest Houses on our 3 week tour, and this was the most beautifully quirky accommodation of them all. The bedroom and guest room was adorned with an incredible collection of vintage paraphernalia, ranging from early radios, wind up gramophones, dress models and numerous musical instruments.
The views from the Bedroom and Guest room are amazing. Zelda and her daughter Inga were very welcoming and made every effort to ensure our stay was enjoyable, and Caroline thanks for the lovely breakfast and the extra helping of lovely fresh green figs.
If you are looking something a little different from the norm, then the Whale of a View is highly recommended.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: A Whale of a View
Address: 2 Zenon Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 84 B&Bs / Inns in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
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 
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