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Sea Paradise
Ranked #31 of 56 Wilderness B&B and Inns
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not for us”
Reviewed 23 July 2008

Credit where credit is due, the location of this guesthouse is superb. Literally right on the beautiful beach in Wilderness with a private walkway down to the sand. Our room was fine but was absolutely freezing, as was the entire guesthouse (the lady that met us when checking in was wearing a parka and a woolly hat!). The common areas (right outside our bedroom) really need to be updated. There is a horrible damp musty feeling in those areas that may not be noticeable in summer, but in winter leaves the place very cold and uninviting.
The lady that checked us in told us that breakfast was served at 9am, which we took to mean from 9am, but no, apparently it is at 9am on the dot! We arrived for breakfast at 10am and were very much given the cold shoulder!! We were so disappointed with our stay we checked out one day early and moved on, which was a shame because Wilderness itself is a lovely spot.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Damp, cold, unfriendly staff
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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stillarebel, Owner at Sea Paradise, responded to this review, 26 April 2011
We purchased the guest house in July 2009 and immediately made significant changes.
Besides refurbishing the bedrooms and bathrooms, we added the following to keep our guests warm in winter:

Heater blankets on all of the beds
Panel heaters in each room
Underfloor heating in the dining area
A slow burning wood fire is being installed in the bar and entertainment areas

Satellite TV has also been provided to each bedroom, in case the guests would like to stay under the covers.
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Reviewed 14 April 2007

On walking into the B&B from the road, it appears to be an average but very clean B&B. However on being shown to our room, we were very pleasantly surprised to find what looked like a recently refurbished bedroom with an enormous bed.
The bathroom was a little more dated, but had a great shower.

The room was very comfortable and we had doors opening out onto the terrace which sat above the beach at Wilderness and has spectacular views. At night, we could hear the roaring of the ocean, but apart from this there was not a sound.

The owner recommend we book to a fabulous local restaurant (nominated in Top 100 in South Africa) called Serendipity, which I would recommend to anyone. At a cost of SAR210 we had a 4 course meal which was prepared in what felt like someone's home, with the chef personally presenting the menu to his guests at the start of the evening and explaining the dishes with real enthusiasm,

Breakfast varied each day as it had a "theme". Not sure this was entirely necessary, as I think most people went for the basics of cooked breakfast or cereal or fruit.

Only watch out is they prefer you to pay cash rather than CC, but that said, we paid CC with no problem.

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Property: Sea Paradise
Address: 79A Sands Road | Wilderness South Africa, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Sea Paradise 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sea Paradise is a 4-star guest house located on the beach in Wilderness (Western Cape) South Africa - Wilderness forms part of the famous Garden Route. All of the bedrooms face the beach and the Guest House is situated only 5 minutes away from all restaurants. Prices include a full English breakfast. ... more   less 
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