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“Lovely guesthouse overlooking the beach”
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Mes Amis
Ranked #17 of 56 Wilderness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“Lovely guesthouse overlooking the beach”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

This was stay number 4 on our trip and our host was very welcoming and helpful - even drove us to the restaurant! Room was lovely, clean and tidy but because of the bad weather we could not sit out on our terrace that was directly over the beach. Excellent breakfast. Would stay here again without a doubt.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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GerhardatMesAmis, Owner at Mes Amis, responded to this review, 27 October 2013
It really is a bummer when rain spoils your enjoyment, especially when the location is right on the ocean. We enjoy a Mediterranean climate here in Wilderness without a rainy season - rain is spread throughout the year. We are nevertheless pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Do return and, for a small additional fee, we'll arrange good weather.......
Gerhard
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

The view is out standing , the rooms are little bit small with classic furniture.
Friendly hosts that would help you in your daily garden route plans.
Breakfast was great .overall very good experience and a nice place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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GerhardatMesAmis, Owner at Mes Amis, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
Thanks for the review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay.
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

True place to be in wilderness for a couple to spend time or return back after a day on garden route. Very gracious host and nice breakfast included, sea view from bed! Good for 2-3 night stay if you make it a hub for places on garden route.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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GerhardatMesAmis, Owner at Mes Amis, responded to this review, 5 August 2013
Dear Monoj,
Thanks for the review. A pity that Anna and I were on holiday when you stayed at Mes Amis, but we are nevertheless chuffed that the management team that was here made you welcome. We hope that you will, when next you visit South Africa, also return to Mes Amis.
best wishes,
Gerhard and Anna
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 May 2013

We did a roadtrip down the garden route so we stayed at loads of lovely places along the way and sadly this place was a bit of a disappointment. The views cannot be faulted, but we just felt that everything else was neglected. Our room was slightly weary and really could have done with a lick of paint and some freshening up. The bathroom had a funny smell and the shower was pathetic with unpredictable hot and cold water! Breakfast was delicious. This place is fine, there are much better out there and we felt for the price we paid we expected better.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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GerhardatMesAmis, Owner at Mes Amis, responded to this review, 4 May 2013
Dear Christa,
Thanks for taking the time to write the review. We are sorry that all was not as pristine as it should have been. It is great, however, to be forced to look at thins with a more critical eye, which is certainly what we will do with all the aspects you highlit.
If you find yourself in WIlderness again, please try us again- the firswt night with our compliments.
regards,
Gerhard
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

Lucky 13 March - we arrived for 2 wonderfully comfortable nights at Mes Amis, we could have stayed a week! John and I have arrived back in NZ raving about our panoramic ocean view bedroom, falling asleep to the sound of the ocean - the breakfast to die for (the best in SA), the hospitality, the personal touches even to the point of washing the sea spray off the car before we headed off daily, the friendliness of the Innkeeper, thank you Gerhard also for your wonderful local travel tips! Not sure when we will make it back, certainly on our bucket list. Mes Amis is a definite must stay travelling the Garden Route - Serentipity the perfect dining experience - our stay was the perfect experience - Jan T

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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GerhardatMesAmis, Owner at Mes Amis, responded to this review, 12 April 2013
Dear Janet,
Fond memories of a broad smile every morning....
Thanks for the review.
Regards to you and John.
Gerhard
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Perth (Tasmania), Australia
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

We only spent one night at Mes Amis BNB. The view above the Ocean is just absolutely stunning. We enjoyed watching the sunset with a bottle of the best Shiraz! The host was very friendly. The rooms are inviting and very well furnished and the beds are comfy and big. Breakfast was very nice. The person that gave a bad review about this place was obviously very picky, no locks on the toilet/bathrooms, who cares! If its for couples I'm pretty sure you don't need a door ;) The rooms have the most amazing views. Thank you Mes Amis, great rooms, views, food, host and beach :)

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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GerhardatMesAmis, Owner at Mes Amis, responded to this review, 22 March 2013
Dear Jamie Marie,
Great review- thanks! February - March is really a wonderful time, weather-wise, in Wilderness. Come back next year!
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Neuss
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

It was our third time that we have been at mes amis and our stays get more longer. We came from a safari in Balule and the journey by car from Hazyview to Johannesburg was very exhausting. So we were so glad to come to mes amis. It was as coming home. Gerhard und Anna and Patricia were so happy to see us again. Now we thought for us is the beginning of holiday and relaxing. The sounds of the ocean and the long walks at the beach. We were so happy to stay here again. We got our "old" room and all was so familiar. We have developed meanwhile little rituals. An absolute must is to go to Serentipity and The Girls for diner and saturday to the Sedgefield market. It was a great honour for us to be invited for diner to Gerhard and Anna. Gerhard showed my husband Michael how to prepare a steak medium rare. I think it was for Michael very exciting because there were other guests at this evening and for him it was a great test if all guest at this evening were satisfied. But all was o.k. and we had a fun evening. When we leave I was so sad. But we decided that our next stay will be just more longer.

Room Tip: From all rooms you have a wonderful view to the ocean.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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GerhardatMesAmis, Owner at Mes Amis, responded to this review, 11 March 2013
Dear Evelyn and Michael,
Thanks for coming back to Mes Amis again. Michael's steaks were superb. Make sure he practise the technique before your next visit - we will want an encore for sure!
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Property: Mes Amis
Address: Buxton Close | P.O.Box 200, Wilderness 6065, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Mes Amis 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mes Amis is located in Wilderness right on the Wilderness beach. Elegant accommodation in 6 en suite rooms with private entrances and unsurpassed views of the Indian ocean. Rooms are equipped with safes, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, beach towels, robes and slippers, coffee and tea making facilities and TV with satellite channels. Free Wi-Fi Internet access available in all rooms. A full service a la carte breakfast is served in our breakfast room overlooking the beach. ... more   less 
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