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“Great location, beautiful ocean views”

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Whale's Way Ocean Retreat
Ranked #48 of 62 Wilderness B&B and Inns
Reviewed 4 March 2012

Whale's Way is set high up on a bluff overlooking the Ocean in Wilderness. There are 4 rooms and we saw 3 of them and all seemed very well done. The more expensive rooms are larger and on the upper floor of the B&B so they have more to view, but the lower room on the main floor we had was more than suitable, although it is not terribly private if you have the sliding doors open and the curtains opened. The breakfast was good and filling. The B&B hostess (not the owner) was very helpful and friendly and set us up for dinner at a very good restaurant.

Room Tip: Upper rooms (2) - better view, more private. Room on main floor was fine. Room on lower floor has no...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

Just beautiful!! Location is high up with spectacular views of the sea, and the house itself is beautiful. What topped it off though was the hospitality of Deidre and the guy (sorry can’t remember name!) they were friendly, helpful, informative and go out of their way to assist you. On Valentines day we were given a glass of champagne at breakfast on the decking in the sunshine overlooking the sea – perfect! Then we were given a single rose – amazing gesture! This was one of our favourite stays – really loved it here. P.s. we recommend serendipity for dinner, 5 course fine dining for reasonable cost, again this was organised for us by Deidre. Only negative, we only had one night here!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 December 2011

We only stayed for one night in Whales Way and really wanted to stay longer. We had booked the Sky Penthouse Suite but had been upgraded to the Ocean View Suite which was just stunning. The room was enormous with amazing views from the floor to ceiling windows, the ocean at one end and the mountains at the other. The room was all white with a big jacuzzi bath at one end. It had a really lovely calming feeling to it which was most welcome on our travels. Across the road are steps down to a stunning beach which was deserted when we were there.
The hospitality of our host, Andre, was second to none. You could clearly see that he really wanted all his guests to enjoy their stay and even dropped us at the restaurant we had booked and came and fetched us when we had finished our evening which was really kind of him...thank you Andre.
The food was lovely too and again all the staff went out of their way to ensure you got everything you needed.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 December 2011

We enjoyed a lovely stay here .

The location is beautiful right on the coast with amazing ocean views. A short stroll from the hotel is some step leading down to a gorgeous beach, that was completely free of people when we went which was just amazing

The room was beautiful and the bed was soo comfortable. The breakfast was superb.

Deirdre and her husband make the perfect hosts, providing all the information you need and providing a very personal touch.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 September 2011

From the moment we arrived at Whale's Way we were made to feel very welcome and special by the host Denise. Nothing was too much trouble and Denise went out of her way to accomodate anything we wanted. Breakfast was amazing with a variety of different choices which Denise added her personal creativity to. We stayed in the Ocean suite which was even better than the pictures and again Denise added some lovely personal touches that reflect how thoughtful she is and mindful that you have the best time possible. The views from the room were fantastic and we were recommended a lovely restaurant nearby at Serendipity which offers a unique dining experience. We would highly recommend this very special place to anyone travelling the Garden Route as we were - the initial impression when we were shown to our room was jaw-dropping. We look forward to returning one day.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 June 2011

“Fantastic hospitality, Great breakfast, Spectacular views, and ease of access to explore the Garden route.” The picture's speak for themselves.

What an AMAZING place for our 11th anniversary and honeymoon at the same time.

When we arrived at Whales Way, the views are breathtaking and just like a dream. The touch of African wood statues all over really makes you feel a part of the wilderness at the sea.

We woke up to the sound of the waves, before going downstairs for breakfast. In the mornings we were greeted with an amazing smell of brewed coffee & a set out breakfast with a variety of great food on the veranda below, where you over look the sea and enjoy the breakfast, planning your day ahead.

We chose the luxury of the penthouse suite for our stay, with an awesome view & been able to soak in the Jacuzzi bath after a day of sightseeing is unforgettable. The rooms have such a calming to them, you forget about the outside world. Experiencing this, we never wanted our stay to end.

Thank you Whales Way for such an amazing time, and will see you soon.

Tommy van Staden – Cape Town

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2011

One of the best B&B's we have ever stayed at! The room was awesome. The owners were very friendly and the breakfast was amazing - Mies put so much effort into the detail, variation and wow factor. We were sad to leave and its a pity that the owners are selling the B&B, as they seem to have the recipe for successful BnB down to the T.

Room Tip: The upstairs rooms are the best.
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Whale's Way Ocean Retreat

Address: 858 6th Avenue, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
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Ranked #48 of 62 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
Price Range: £74 - £177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Whale's Way Ocean Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whale's Way is a stunning ocean-front retreat where you feel at home from the moment you arrive. Enjoy the spectacular ocean and mountain views and watch whales and dolphins from your bedroom. Most of the rooms have ocean views, TV, DVD and CD player. The style is light and open-plan with a natural elegance. The Penthouse rooms are particularly luxurious and decadent, perfect for those who appreciate the best of everything. Relax in the jacuzzi overlooking the Indian Ocean, walk along the deserted beach, enjoy a breathtaking sunset and be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves. Many fine golf courses nearby. Close proximity to activities such as canoeing, paragliding, horse riding and more. Award-winning restaurants close by. ... more   less 
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