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African Oceans Manor on the Beach
Ranked #2 of 52 Mossel Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg
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5 reviews
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“High Class B & B”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

We had the presidential suite with a great view over the ocean...with great facilities in the room...and by falling down the stair we were at a sandy beach for great walking...the service and staff were truly amazing to make our stay pleasant...Pity we could only stay one night...

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Dear Elvira,
It was such a pleasure to have you and your friends here for your very special birthday celebrations. Glad that you enjoyed it. Thank you for your very positive review.
Warm regards,
Lindi and the team
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

Excellent guest house. Beautiful property with excellent security. Staff are great, especially Lindi who was very welcoming. I would definitely stay here again. Breakfast was super and beautifully presented.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Dear Kieran,
Thank you for your lovely review and also the personal compliment. I appreciate it so much.
Keep well and please come back for another visit.
Kind regards,
Lindi
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

The property is truly 5star however I agree with previous reviewers comments on the petrochemical storage tanks on the beach and tankers moored out at sea - see photos.
This obviously doesn't bother the vast majority of visitors to this property but it did take the edge off the experience for us.
Also the noise from the public park adjoin with the public wash rooms (see photo) was also an issue when we stayed and hence low rating on sleep quality ( nothing to do with the wonderful beds)
It takes 10 - 15 minutes to get to the restaurants in Mossel Bay not 5 as previously stated.
The property was spacious, very clean and the breakfast good - the owners should seriously consider offering evening meals as the quality of the breakfast was high and after a busy day touring it would be wonderful to eat on site.
The TV continuously on for the few days we visited and showing sport in the reception area is somewhat incongruous and not necessary.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Dear TravelersInStyle,
Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We appreciate all of your feedback and comments and will use it to try and better the experience for all. I am glad that you found us to be truly 5 star and enjoyed our comfortable beds, cleanliness, spaciousness and the breakfasts.
We will look at your recommendations to improve.
Happy travelling!
Kind regards,
Lindi and the team
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

This is quite simply the best guest house we have ever visited. We had the good fortune to stay in the Presidential Suite: every comfort and with the most spectacular view over the Indian Ocean. All staff members are extremely professional; nothing is too much trouble. Annette makes the muesli and it has to be the best ever!Lina looks after the washing and ironing, Herman does the maintenance and Drazeen serves the most delectable breakfast. Everything is overseen by Janine and managed by Lindi. It takes half-a-minute to get to the beach--and what a beach it is. All rooms are beautifully appointed. It may be a five minute drive to the centre of Mossel Bay, but that is a small price to pay for the luxury of it all. We will definitely return!

Room Tip: Suite 5 is superb.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank jimfIreland
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Dear Jim,
I am speechless! Thank you so much for this very kind review. I am so glad that you returned this year, bringing your wife. All of the staff highly appreciate all your kind comments and mentions. We really did enjoy having you here.
Keep well and many blessings to you.
Kind regards,
Lindi and the AO team
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

It was one of the best nights of the entire trip! We slept in the villa and had our own garage. We had two huge bedrooms in one room. It was very very clean and nice to sleep there. There is a pool table in the house to use, a huge kitchen and also a laundry facility next to the kitchen. It was perfect. We definitly recommend that B&B! From the breakfast table we had a view on the sea. Breakfast was excellent!

Room Tip: Definitly book the villa. It was amazing!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Thank you for your very lovely compliments and the high score.
Hope to have you back for another visit.
Kind regards,
Lindi and the team
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

This property is in a residential area and you will need a taxi to local restaurants, but the property is gorgeous and the level of finish superb . Service and the breakfasts were fantastic , try the granola ! We did not have any trouble with noise or nuisance from anyone outside . You can walk down to the huge beach in a minute . Try the Sea Gypsy Cafe for fresh fish at an incredible price , not elegant dining but you eat what is on the plate !
I had to be dragged away kicking and screaming

Room Tip: Second floor rooms have a better view
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Dear Helen, Thank you for your wonderful review. We appreciate your feedback. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our famous granola...
Kind regards,
Lindi
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Having visited this hotel I now have some sympathy with a previous review where the location was criticised.
Firstly it is a 10-15 min drive out of Mossel Bay(despite the address) and in a residential area so all food has to be sourced off site and the drink/driving laws are strictly enforced in S Africa so either taxi it or select a non drinking driver for the night.
Secondly this area has the Petrochemical plant storage tanks very visible in it and once on the beach you only have to look right and there they are. We had a lovely room but looked out on 3 or 4 tankers that sat in this beautiful semi-circular bay throughout our stay.
It is also next to a public access to the beach with a toilet block and BBQ's and we were disturbed on every night( of 3) by people partying there, indeed the police were called on our last night.
This is such a shame as this is a superbly run establishment with great attention to detail and cleanliness and has attentive, professional staff and Mossel Bay is a good base from which to explore inland ,up into the beautiful mountains and the Karoo.I was reluctant to post these negative comments but they are the facts regarding the location.
The drive to Mossel Bay is lovely but from there, until you reach Wilderness, it leaves a lot to be desired and was a disappointment as this is meant to be the start of the Garden route which we tend to assume is stunning throughout its length.
The town itself is OK but there is not a great deal to do there apart from a lovely cliff top walk and a couple of nice restaurants. Use it as a base to explore the area and then move on would be my advice.

Room Tip: the upper floor rooms give a lovely view of the bay but you can also look over onto the public area...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lindi J, General Manager at African Oceans Manor on the Beach, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Dear Guests,
Thank you for taking the time to post this honest review. Your feedback is highly valued and we will use it to improve where possible.
We are very pleased that you enjoyed our attention to detail, cleanliness and our wonderful staff.
Mossel Bay is indeed a great location from where you can explore the surrounding towns and the Garden Route.
Many blessings to you!
Warm regards from a sunny Mossel Bay,
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 52 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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