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African Oceans Manor on the Beach
Ranked #2 of 52 Mossel Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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“paradise by the beach”
Reviewed 19 January 2007

African Oceans is an amazing hotel! Excellent value for money, huge suites and delicious breakfasts served. We were somewhat put off by the approach to Mossel Bay, as you have to drive through lots of ugly factories and industrial buildings/warehouses to get to the town, and were quite apprehensive that the hotel was going to be in amongst them all! But only a few miles away on a quiet residential street with not a factory in sight was this truly lovely hotel - probably the best I have ever stayed in. We arrived late but found the staff very hospitable and friendly. We stayed in their largest suite and were just so impressed by the size of the place - it was like having a whole house to yourself rather than just a hotel room - we had a huge living room with 3 sofas and an excellent TV and hifi system (v good sound quality), a fitted kitchen and a bedroom with en -suite bath/double shower room. All the fittings and furnishings were contemporary and well thought out. The bathroom suite in particular was very nice. They also provided books and magazines in the room which was a nice touch.

There is a lounge area downstairs with a huge TV and The hotel is at one end of the garden route so it's possibly not best placed for exploring the whole area. The dining area is in a large conservatory overlooking the garden and the beach which is literally just outside - they have a private beach area and it is possible to walk down to the sea within a minute!

Overall a perfect honeymoon hotel - only one star knocked off for the approach but they can hardly help that.

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Reviewed 20 December 2006

Stayed at African Oceans for 1 night in November 2006. The room was nice and spacious, with a balcony overlooking the sea, and also good value. The property itself is literally right on the beach, which is great. However that is pretty much all there is, as you are bang in the middle of a residential district in the suburbs with not much else around (you will need to drive to get anywhere). As such you are not really right in Mossel Bay (which is small as well however).

The beach itself is pretty, but probably not suitable for swimming for most of the year (too rough and too cold).

As a stopover location on the garden route for 1 night it was ok, and the staff were friendly and helpful. The house itself is lovely and they had small touches such as nice decoration at the breakfast table and a chocolate on the bed at night, but just bear in mind the location (not obvious from their website)

  • Stayed November 2006, travelled as a couple
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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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