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The Oyster Box
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

Stayed at the hotel with my family for 3 days at the end of June. If you held a gun to my head I couldn't fault this hotel. From check inn to room to room service nothing less than 10 out of 10.

One aspect that stands out above all the other truly excellent aspects is the restaurants and the service associated with them. On more than one occasion the Manager Danny Govender stood out as the driving force behind this. A big well done.

OBH you have a truly satisfied customer in me.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Michael P
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wayne020, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2012

Dear Guest

Thank ypu so much for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay at The Oyster Box.

I was delighted to read you enjoyed so many aspects of the Hotel.

Thank you for choosing to stay with us, I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards

Wayne Coetzer
General Manager

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Reviewed 25 August 2012 via mobile

What an awesome weekend in a fantastic setting. From the time we arrived we were treated like "special guests". We arrivedid morning and our room want ready, but the front desk was extrey efficient in trying to ensure that we could check in and unpack. Wonderful views in a great location. Will be back

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Thank MTreagus
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wayne020, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2012

Dear Guest

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review.
It gave me great pleasure to read you enjoyed so many aspects of this beautiful Hotel.
We take great pride in The service we provide.

Thank you for choosing us over so many Hotels in the area.

I look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future.

Kind regards

Wayne Coetzer
General Manager

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Reviewed 16 August 2012

Our family have been going to the Oyster Box Hotel three or four times a year for the past 3 years and have always had the best experiences there. This hotel is a place where you go to relax, chill and have a carefree time for a while. So content and happy are we when we vista the OBH, we seldom find the need to leave the property for days at a time. There are wonderful places to relax and the kids have lots of freedom to cruise around without us having to worry if they are in any danger. we truly feel like we are at our home-away-from-home when we are there (just a better view of the sea than our house).
The staff are very friendly and have always been extremely courteous and welcoming. Special mention must be made of Wayne Coetzer the hotel manager. He really must be commended for running such a "tight ship" and being a real gent. When we lost a member of our family earlier this year and needed to get away from the realities for a while, we turned to the OBH as a place to go and recover. Wayne went beyond the call of duty to make sure that every possible detail was taken care for us and we are incredibly grateful to Wayne and the staff for making our stay so perfect.
The food is always good too and the waiters and waitresses are all very friendly and always remember our names and preferences.
We will always be loyal and regular guests of this hotel because they know what it takes to create an environment of comfort and luxury and feeling special. We love this place!

Room Tip: Sea facing deluxe suites with own pool is always a good bet
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Thank richskye
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wayne020, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2012

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a reveiew.
It is so wonderful welcome you back each year, and I am delighted you have found so many aspects of the hotel fantastic.

May I take this opportunity to thank you for choosing us time and time again, we really appreciate it.

I personally look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future.

Kind regards

Wayne Coetzer
General Manager

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Reviewed 15 August 2012

We attended a family wedding here (the same one reviewed a couple of reviews back) and the service and the old world ambience was excellent, prompt and attentive surface.

The rooms were great (we had a sea view) and well serviced, and the breakfast had a wide range of choices and was excellent quality. Wifi in room was free and worked well and quickly.

Courtesy of the happy bride and groom, we even got a peek into the Presidential Suite, which looked amazing.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a sea view near the lifts
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank RJTLondon
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wayne020, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2012

Dear Guest

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review.
I am delighted you enjoyed the wedding and so many aspects of the Hotel.

I look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future.

Kind regards

Wayne Coetzer
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

After safari in the bush of Phinda, we stayed a few days in this magnificent place! Friendly, warm and welcoming staff, wonderful atmosphere, great breakfast buffet and beautiful surroundings! This place is highly recommendable - and we can't wait to come back. The Norwegians.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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wayne020, General Manager at The Oyster Box, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2012

Dear Guest

Thank you so much for taking he time to post a comment.
I was delighted to read you enjoyed so many aspects of your stay and this Hotel.
We take great pride in our product and the training of our wonderful staff, I am delighted you
experienced some of the magic!

Kind regards

Wayne Coetzer
General Manager

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