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African Oceans Manor on the Beach
Ranked #2 of 53 Mossel Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Rooms not to everyone's taste and dubious location”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

The service was friendly and the breakfast was good. We also enjoyed with our little boy the direct access to the clean beach nearby from the hotel. However, the room did not really suit our taste (bare and modern but with a certain lack of atmosphere and warmth) and there was a bit of an issue with the multiplicity of doors and locks to open for moving across the hotel (by the way, the picture of the swimming pool is a bit deceptive, as it is a plunge pool for one or two persons sitting). We have to confess that our appreciation of the hotel was however negatively influenced by the surroundings (Mossel Bay and the Garden Route in general). To us, the Garden Route did not appear as the much-publicised breathtaking stretch of road strolling along the ocean. As for the part that we covered (Mossel Bay - Wilderness), it was rather a highway stuck between shopping malls and oil refineries offering at times a view of the ocean. This applies also to the surroundings of the hotel reviewed hereby.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank JulienBouzon
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, 29 August 2013
Dear Bouzon Family,
Your feedback is highly valued and we will use it to improve our standards.
I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our service, breakfast and the beach.
Apologies that the Garden Route did not meet your expectations otherwise.
Most of our guests love the Garden Route and the area and we get many compliments for our decor.
We hope to improve on the points mentioned.
Kind regards,
Lindi and the team
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

Our stay at African Oceans was incredible! We loved every bit of it - from the view of the ocean from our room, our deck, and from the breakfast area, the walk on the beautiful beach, the thick rugs and luxurious linens, the comfortable seating area, the fantastic breakfasts, the parking garage, the value, and the staff. Everyone was extremely friendly, professional, and helpful. For example, my car's battery died while I was there and the staff offered and took us to our shark dive so we wouldn't miss it, called for help to get the battery charged while we were gone, and when we still had a little trouble even had someone come over with jumper cables to get us running. Amazing! Thank you!

Room Tip: We had the presidential suite overlooking the ocean. It was well worth the extra few rands. We didn...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, 24 July 2013
Dear Kevin,
Thank you for taking the time to write this AMAZING review.
It was only our pleasure to help with your car troubles.
We truly have fantastic staff and they will go out of their way to help in any way if possible.
Please come back for another visit.
Kind regards,
Lindi
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Strand, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 July 2013

We stayed at this property in June 2013 over a weekend when the weather was beautiful. We arrived very late the first night and they had a gentleman onsite who opened for us, showed us around and helped us settle in.

The property is PERFECT. There is no other word to describe it. The rooms were cosy and very tastefully furnished. We stayed in a luxury suite and a standard room which formed a little two bedroom apartment if you opened the inter-leading doors. The kitchen had everything we needed for our stay. The view is BREATHTAKINGLY beautiful.

Breakfast was very tasty and well presented. The friendly staff was wonderful and did an amazing job in catering to our every need.

Room Tip: Room above the Dining Room will have a better view.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank XIIGattaIIX
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, 18 July 2013
Hi there!
Thank you for this lovely review! We really appreciate your compliments.
You have such a lovely family and we enjoyed having you here.
Please come for another visit.
Kind regards,
Lindi
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

We recently stayed for one night only, commencing a tour of the garden route. African Oceans and its staff were absolutely amazing - 5 star all round. The rooms are beautifully furnished with every attention to detail. The breakfast was the best I've ever had. Stayed at numerous other establishments after African oceans and none of them lived up to it! Would definitely stayed again if in the area. Well done to all who work there.

Room Tip: We stayed in room number 4 which was stunning
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank GeorgieHarrison
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, 26 June 2013
Dear Georgina,
Thank you for the very informative review and kind remarks!
We are so glad that you enjoyed the stay and our wonderful staff. They really do appreciate these lovely compliments.
Best wishes,
Lindi
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Spokane, Washington
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

Firstly we struggled to find a place that will accommodate a late check in and
thankfully we stumbled across African Oceans Manor.
After a grueling 7 hour drive in peak holiday traffic we finally made it
to this paradise at 11:30 pm. We were both delighted to walk into this
beautifully decorated room!
The bathroom was laid out well with a separate bath and shower. It
also had a small kitchenette.
The next morning for breakfast we were greeted by the friendly staff with
a fresh fruit and a smoothy in hand!
The friendly personnel and the attention to even the smallest detail made this
a 5 star experience! Our stay was definitely too short!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank CandiAdrian
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, 25 June 2013
Dear CandiAdrian,
We are so glad you found us. A pity you had such a short stay - we hope you can come back for a longer relaxing stay.
Thank you for the lovely review and compliments.
Kind regards,
Lindi
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Reviewed 3 June 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Room 4. Beautifully luxurious furnishings. Crisp, white linen. My wife loved the Victorian bath. Fantastic breakfast. Took a nice morning walk along the beach the next morning. Good dinner recommendation from our host, John. (We had an excellent meal at Route 57).

  • Stayed May 2013
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Thank ShaunBergoff
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, 25 June 2013
Dear Shaun,
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate it and thank you for the lovely compliments.
Best wishes,
Lindi
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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 3 May 2013

When we entered our suite, my husband's first words were: "What a place!!". We have stayed in the Presidential Suite for 3 nights. The suite is very spacious and only the best linen is used. I was quite surprised with the mini kitchen and the high quality of the crockery and thanks for serving real milk!! A sliding door opens to the balcony and one could listen to the sea and become calm and peaceful. The breakfast was served by very friendly staff. A special thank you to John and Herman who helped us with a small repair on our car!!! We really appreciated your "boer maak 'n plan" effort. I have to mention the bathroom: except for the double basins and the wonderful bath I need to let you know about the extraordinary shower!!! The shower had the normal rain shower head PLUS an extra hand shower with a mirror inside!!! Thanks also for the generous cupboard space!!
This was our first visit to Mossel Bay. When we stopped in front of the office to hand in our keys, my husband said: "Can we not stay here for the rest of our holiday?"

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Helen S
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, 25 June 2013
Dear Helen,
Wow! Thank you - you really mentioned all great aspects of our presidential suite. Glad that you appreciated every little detail.
We have great staff and I am thankful that they were able to assist you with the car.
Please come back for another visit!
Kind regards,
Lindi
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Property: African Oceans Manor on the Beach
Address: 7 Bob Bouwer Crescent | Bay View, Mossel Bay 6520, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Mossel Bay
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Mossel Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — African Oceans Manor on the Beach 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inspired by the rhythmic waves rolling onto the golden sand and the majestic Outeniqua mountains, African Oceans echoes perfection. Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, virtually on the shoreline, this is the destination to create lasting memories. The exceptional treatment, the unique and thoughtful touches, the luxury and comfort all add to the enticement of returning again and again. With superb staff and individual attention one should not pass through Mossel Bay without stopping by for a visit. Our rooms offer relaxation equipped with television, air conditioning, mini bar, coffee and tea facilities as well as private balconies/patios. Safe parking and electronic gate. We invite you to relax on our pool deck overlooking the bay and the breathtaking Indian Ocean. Nearby activities, among others, include elephant rides or a picnic with tame elephants, shark diving, game drives, walks with African lions and top golf courses. TGCSA 5 Star Guesthouse. Winner of AA Awards 2007/2008/2009 and the hall of fame 2010 & 2011 ... more   less 
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