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“A lovely host”
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Mes Amis
Ranked #17 of 56 Wilderness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Munich, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A lovely host”
Reviewed 30 December 2013

Mes amis was our third stop along the Garden Route. Gerhard is a very lovely and caring host who knows how to entertain and plan your day with activities. He recommended us a canoe trip which we very much enjoyed and the walk to the waterfall and taking a bath. The breakfast was also good even though we were spoilt by the first accommodation.
Gerhard send us to the Sedgefield market where we enjoyed the handcrafts and food corner. What I liked very much - the recommandations of the restaurants were excellent. Gerhard told us later that they check and update their approval every now and then. The beach is wonderful and we enjoyed our time very much.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Anisha80
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GerhardatMesAmis, Owner at Mes Amis, responded to this review, 31 December 2013
Dear Anisha,
Thanks. Your comments are sincerely appreciated! Have a great 2014!
regards,
Gerhard
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

The hosts are absolutely lovely and welcoming - they are a wonderful couple who take wonderful care of their guests and have great tips, suggestions and insights on what there is to do in the area.

The guest house is beautifully situated on the dunes, with a breath-taking view of the ocean. Perfect for get-away's and quiet couple time. The rooms are spacious and clean with its own patio overlooking the sea. The guesthouse takes special care in providing the best breakfast experience - with a personalized menu each morning.

Thank you Gerhard and Annatjie for a special stay - we'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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GerhardatMesAmis, Owner at Mes Amis, responded to this review, 28 December 2013
Thanks for the review. Thanks for the compliments. Anna blushed. But then she has always been the bashful one....
We are Innkeepers because we want to, not because we have to. Reviews such as yours make us want to be better at it. And keep on doing it.
regards,
Gerhard and Annatjie
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Breganze, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The owner of this guest house makes you really feel at home. From the beginning until the end of your stay he will take care of you and your well being as if you were a member of his family. Awesome position, just in front of the beach and the ocean, close to Knysna. If you're around and you're looking for a special place to spend a couple of nights without paying too much but having a great service, this is the right place!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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GerhardatMesAmis, Owner at Mes Amis, responded to this review, 27 November 2013
Dear Marco,
Anna and I remember your visit to Mes Amis with pleasure. Smiles at the breakfast table and appreciation for even something small we did. Thanks for choosing to stay with us - please come back!
regards,
Gerhard
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Feckenham, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

This is our 4th visit to Mes Amis and the level of service and general comfort are as good as ever. Perched on the top of the dunes overlooking the Indian Ocean, this place is stunning but what makes it special is the friendliness and hands on approach of the owners. There is a warm welcome and a lot of fun especially from the self styled 'innkeeper'' Gerhardt. Breakfasts are well prepared and substantial. There is a wealth of information about local attractions and we were even taken to our evening restaurant by the owner! Nothing seems to be too much trouble to ensure a memorable stay. We do not hesitate to recommend Mes Amis to anyone passing along the Garden Route.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Chris F
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GerhardatMesAmis, Owner at Mes Amis, responded to this review, 17 November 2013
Dear Chris,
When we receive compliments, it means much to us. When it comes from repeat guests, it is even more gratifying. Thank you!
regards,
Gerhard
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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Thank CelMH
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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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Saudi Arabia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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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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