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“Disappointing experience”
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Tuscan View
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Tuscan View
Ranked #5 of 26 Amanzimtoti B&B and Inns
Heemstede, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Disappointing experience”
Reviewed 21 December 2013

Friki, the host/owner, is a nice chap. But his definition of a noise-free room is quite different. As we asked for a quiet place to stay, he gave us the keys of 'Oubaas' ("the most quiet room"); just next to the kitchen and breakfast room. It must have been 6am when we were getting brutally awake by the awfull kitchen frying and baking smell, shortly followed by the noise of the breakfast guests. What a terrible way of waking up that early. We were on holiday! I don't think he'll get this concept.

The room ('Oubaas') is quite smelly and thanks to a Lavendel spray aerosol we bought it was for 1 night acceptable. The shower is poor and the breakfast is an English type only one. Continental breakfast might be something new for him.

We were relieved when we departed, for sure knowing not coming back.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

When we booked we asked for two rooms, downstairs, one with twin beds and with showers in the bathroom as two of our party are mobility impaired. We were allocated the Stiaan and Xander rooms on the ground floor, both with twin beds, but the bathroom and toilet is shared between the two rooms. The website says “adjoining bathroom” which I do not think means the same as “shared bathroom”. At least each room has a separate basin inside the room. The décor is really nice, but our room had several small things wrong with it: the shower head was broken and hanging loose, the basin tap was loose, the pillows were very flat, there were no drinking glasses in the room, there are no comfy chairs to sit and relax in the rooms, one of the bedside lamps were broken and the other one was loose. On the positive side, the shared areas of the house - the living room, dining room and bar area - are available for the use of the guests. Coffee and tea are available 24/7 in the dining room. Note that no dinner is served, but the fully equipped communal kitchen allows amply for self-catering. However, as a stop-over this is not ideal, and one has to go to the local mall for dinner. I booked at this establishment specifically because a previous reviewer mentioned that they catered specifically for vegetarians at breakfast. This is not the case – I mentioned that I was a vegetarian when we booked several months prior to our arrival, and when I mentioned this to Zelma, she said she was not told about it and that they had already done the shopping for the next morning’s breakfast. Supplied: Soap and liquid soap and there is a hairdryer.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 April 2013 via mobile

Such friendly reception made us feel at home at once! Lovely view from our balcony We are looking forward to rest in our fabulous honeymoonsuite! Fisherman on the sea is in our view This will be a week to remember! Beautifull handpicked paintings on all the walls decor tastefully done

  • Stayed April 2013
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Property: Tuscan View
Address: 729 Kingsway Street | Athlone Park, Amanzimtoti 4126, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Amanzimtoti
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Ranked #5 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Amanzimtoti
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Number of rooms: 6
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