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Dolphin Dunes Guesthouse
Ranked #11 of 56 Wilderness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Mainz
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102 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Wonderful place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013

Wonderful location right on the top of the dunes with breathtaking views from several rooms and from the terrace which everybody is allowed to use. We had a huge room, tastefully decorated, beautiful bathroom. Very nice hosts, good breakfast. Can absolutely recommend that place and definitely would return.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Nelson, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013 via mobile

My Wife and I are touring South Africa We have been having a wonderful trip, the Dolphin Inn has raised the bar, the owners and staff are wonderful, the food is a delight, our room is clean with a very comfortable bed, lots of space, view is breathtaking, it's a short walk to miles of quiet, beach my only regret is we didn't book more time at the Dolphin Inn,

Stayed April 2013
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river forest
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

Beautiful B & B. Lovely host and hostess. The rooms with a sea view are amazing! The room is comfy, the bed is great, bathroom is wonderful. The breakfast had many choices-presentaion was elegant. My daughter and I had plenty of room in our room.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2013

Stayed two nights with children - given more than ample space, quality service, excellent staff care and super breakfasts.

Internet does not reliably reach the cottage at the back of the house at all times but a small difficulty in light of the beautiful setting and other excellent features of the property and owners.

I look forward to a reason to return!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2013

We stayed here for one night during our Garden Route trip. The owner his very friendly and te room we stayed in was very ok. Huge bath and very nice views on the Ocean. It's just a short walk through the dunes to the great (and quiet) beach. The pool is quite small but who cares with a huge ocean in the front of the hotel.

One minor experience: on our confirmation stood check out at eleven. So at ten we wanted to go for a swim but the co-ownwer/wife of the owner told us we had to check out at ten. After we were ready to get in our car she said she was sorry and that we could have a shower anyway, but that was too little too late.

For the rest nice place and worthwile visiting.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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dolphinWilderness, Owner at Dolphin Dunes Guesthouse, responded to this review, 16 January 2013
Hi Thomas

Thank you for the honest review.

Once again, please accept our apologies regarding the check out time. It was an oversight on my part on the web site you booked through. I have changed this subsequently to 10H00.

Normally we are more flexible with the check out time on the Guests request. You stayed during our absolute peak season as I am sure you saw with the guesthouse being full to the rafters. We also had most of the rooms check out on that day with new arrivals in the afternoon. Guests arrive any time from early afternoon and we do our best to have all rooms ready and spring cleaned by then.

If ever you are in Wilderness in a quieter time, we would love to have you stay with us again and have you check out later.

Sincerely

Andre
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

If you're in need of of a relaxing holiday, book a room at Dolphin Dunes. Excellent location high on the dune with a wooden walkway to one of SA's best beaches. Rooms are well appointed (have slept in 4 of the 8 rooms - this our 6th stay), very clean and serviced daily. The thing that make Dolphin Dunes more special than the other b&b's around here is its owners, Andre & Mathilda. They care for every need and are always available with advice or to care for ones needs without being intrusive. They know the good and the very good of Wilderness (no bad in Wilderness). Excellent attention to detail: beach umbrellas, chairs, towels; Weber when needed; special little gifts for Xmas & New Year). Important to mention that here you also get a great breakfast with excellent coffee!

Room Tip: Room 1 for a spacious sea view; Room 5 - no sea view but very spacious and private. In winter time...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2012

Me and my family spent 7 days there. And it was wonderfull. The people are very extremly nice and friendly. And the food was great and the view of the ocean and the rooms are great!go ther it was great!Kruger family

  • Stayed December 2012
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Property: Dolphin Dunes Guesthouse
Address: Buxton Close, Wilderness 6529, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Dolphin Dunes Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on golden sand dunes, overlooking the unspoilt beaches of Wilderness, lies Dolphin Dunes - a charming beachfront guesthouse with luxurious and tasteful guest accommodation. Our casually elegant home is wonderfully comfortable. Relax on the sea facing sundeck and watch dolphins at play in the surf, take a stroll along the endless unspoilt beaches and forest, go canoeing on the lagoon. Come and enjoy the natural splendour of Wilderness - the Garden Route at its most captivating. Once you visit Dolphin Dunes, you'll find it very hard to leave¦ ... more   less 
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