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Ocean Watch Guest House
Ranked #21 of 81 Plettenberg Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Montreal, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Simply beautiful!”
Reviewed 16 November 2011

Spent 2 nights in this amazing guest house... they have truly captured the feel of a beach house haven! Very spacious house, beautifully decorated with stunning views of the beach from almost everywhere - definitely worth it to choose one of the sea facing rooms. Friendly staff and helpful hosts always willing to offer suggestions on restaurants and attractions. Delicious breakfast is also a plus - from warm croissants, to fresh fruit salad and made to order omelletes - you'll definitely feel that you're on vacation when you're eating a lovely breakfast outside, by the pool with a view of the ocean just beyond! Most definitely the place to stay on a visit to Plettenberg Bay!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 November 2011

Our third visit to Judy and Glenn, wonderful Guest house, Great attention to detail. Rooms, views over the bay, ambience, service, cleanliness all first class with a great happy staff.
We took our friends there for the first time and they were truly amazed that a place like this exists.
Murray, Lorraine, Sheila and Especially Tom

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2011

We stayed in Ocean Watch in November 2011 and absolutely loved it - there aren't enough superlatives to describe it. The views are amazing, rooms are fabulous, breakfast delicious and it's in a great location. However the best of all was the staff in the guesthouse - they couldn't do enough to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. It was one of the highligts of a great holiday in South Africa and we'd highly recommend it.

Room Tip: Go for a room with a sea view (most have it). We stayed in the Caribbean Suite which was beautiful.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Chesham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

What a fantastic place to stay and the views from the beedrooms lovely what a shame the weather was not better. Super breakfast lovely hosts

Room Tip: I think all the rooms are good
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 September 2011

We really enjoyed our stay here with Judy and Glenn who are great hosts and very relaxed. We met Jessie on arrival and she made us feel very welcome and was bright and cheerful throughout our stay. The location is excellent and the top quality furnishings and decor throughout the guest house are really great and help give it a lovely relaxed ambience. We stayed in the Caribbean room which was really nicely decorated and had a lovely terrace directly outside which we were lucky enough to have all to ourselves. Breakfast was set up outside on the patio each morning and we had lovely views out across the ocean in the early morning sunshine. The pictures on the web give you a really good idea but nothing can capture the true impression when you first arrive - it's fantastic. Judy recommended some nice places to eat and we particularly liked the Lemon Grass and Lookout which give you two different types of dining experience but both with great food. We would not hesitate to recommend Ocean Watch. We were made to feel special and really appreciated the personal touches and we hope to return one day. Given the other guest houses we stayed in along the Garden Route we consider Ocean Watch to be superb value for money and for us it was the best overall.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 July 2011

My girlfriend and I stayed at Ocean Watch only for one night in March, 2011. The room was spotless and absolutely perfect! The staff set out a full on buffet breakfast in the morning even though it was only the two of us.

The views from Ocean Watch are truly amazing and the pool was great fun. When in Plett this establishment is an absolute must, you wont be disappointed.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 May 2011

We immensely enjoyed our stay at Ocean Watch in March 2011 during our second consecutive holiday in South Africa. It is located in a superb position with wonderful
views of Plett Bay from our room and other rooms. It is located in an attractive area close to the town centre and there is an excellent Italian restaurant nearby. We stayed in the Caribbean suite which is spacious, beautifully decorated and sparkling clean.
Breakfasts were excellent and substantial with a wide choice of food. Parking is on site and very secure. There are 2 elegant lounges with satellite TV for use by guests and a nice swimming pool that stays in the sun for much of the day.

Glenn and Judy, the owners are marvellous hosts - friendly and helpful giving good tips, recommendations and restaurant reservations. Our hike around the Robberg Peninsula was probably the best we have had in South Africa, aided by the wealth of information from Glenn.
Our only disappointment was that we stayed at Ocean Watch for just 2 nights;
however we will return in 2012 for a longer stay.

Room Tip: Shell, Caribbean and Colonial rooms have best view
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ocean Watch Guest House
Address: 12 Perestrella Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
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Ranked #21 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Plettenberg Bay
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Hotel Class:4 star — Ocean Watch Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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