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Whale's Way Ocean Retreat
Ranked #44 of 56 Wilderness B&B and Inns
New Delhi, Delhi, India
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“The Best B&B in the World”
Reviewed 15 June 2013

This was officially the best B&B, and maybe the best place to stay I've ever been too! The room is massive, with a view of the ocean on one side, and of the mountains on the other. We traveled as a family, so there was a king-sized bed and a sofa-bed for us to use. We had a well-stocked minibar, which actually sold its contents at MRP; something I've never seen before.

Whale's Way is brilliantly located, with the ocean a stone's-throw away. There is a filling-station with an attached convenience store 2 minutes away, and the main Wilderness village is just 5 minutes away.

Overall, Whale's Way is a beautiful retreat for families and couples alike to enjoy, and it will forever be a memorable holiday.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

That B&B has a terrific view to the ocean, is located right at the beach where you can swim, go running, for a walk ...

We booked the fancy and huge penthouse style room and it was the best stay ever.

Host: nice and helpful.


What an unforgettable stay. Thank you Deidre!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Commugny, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Wonderful location. The house is situated on high cliff , amazing ocean view specially from balcony where the breakfast is served. However there are several steps down to the beach it is absolutely worth to walk downstairs and admire kilometer beach. If you can choose take a room upstairs, the huge room with view ocean on one side and mountains on the other is just wonderful.
Anne was very nice as the host.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2013

What a fantastic room! Simply huge, bright with windows at both ends of the room with views either of the ocean on one side or the mountains on the other. You needed GPS just to find your way from one end of the room to the other!

The property is high above the beach, there are some steps down, but it is steep. It was strange to see the paragliders go past at head level!

Because we had eaten a late lunch, we decided not to go out, but to enjoy our wonderful room, watch a movie (there was a DVD player) drink some wine and listen to the waves from the ocean below. What a great nights sleep in an enormous bed!

Breakfast was served on a balcony overlooking the ocean, wonderful!

Anne and Andre were lovely hosts and have a wealth of knowledge of their local area and keen to hear of places we had visited so they could recommend them to other guests.

We sadly only stayed a single night here, but wished we had stayed longer. The room was so comfortable and well equipped. Anne, thank you for making our short stay so memorable. We loved your property and look forward to returning for a longer stay next year.

We booked the Sky Penthouse Suite direct via the owner's website. On reading some of the other more recent comments, I having stayed at a number of guest house over the last couple of years, booking direct with the owners is by far the best way to book. Most now have real-time secure booking. I usually follow up with either an email or quick call. We have met a number of property owners that have had disappointed visitors due to guests booking via some of the large online booking services and then accommodation not being available on arrival. Indeed once we booked a place via Booking.com and then found did not take credit cards (very difficult as it was in the middle of nowhere and we had to get cash). They owners were not even sure they had signed up for the service! Another place emailed my credit card details to the owner - not at all secure, so use those services with care! Book direct and avoid being disappointed.

Room Tip: Ocean or Sky Penhouses are simply amazing.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Overbooking seems to be a serious issue in this establishment (see other ratings) - we booked the prime suite, which we were informed at the time of arrival (!) was occupied due to overbooking. Guess this was already known before we arrived however no notice from establishment - for the price you're paying here this is an absolut NO-GO!!! It seemed to us that commercial aspects of getting all rooms filled is above everything else in this B&B.
Interieur of the room was very basic, the carpet made us feel uncomfortable, any issues with allergies you would not want to be in such place...
Definitively a place we do not recommend.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2013 via mobile

Very nice place, unfortunately the little appartment downstairs wasn't completely what we expected. A little on the expensive side for what you get. Anna, the extremely friendly and nice lady made our stay! The location is great!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Zutphen, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2013

We were promised( by means of Booking.com) a room with an ocean view, balcony , and wifi.
What we got was a room too small even to accomodate a single chair. It was named Beach room and on the ground floor so, obviously, it didn't have a balcony. Unfortunately, it didn't have a seaview either, just a fence 2 metres from our window. Nor did the room have a wifi facility and when we enquired about that, the response was: "is that important?".
All in all a thouroughly over-priced and disappointing experience.

Room Tip: Don't use the beach room.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Whale's Way Ocean Retreat
Address: 858 6th Avenue, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #44 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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