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“Cool place!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of On the Beach Guesthouse, B&B, Suites

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On the Beach Guesthouse, B&B, Suites
Ranked #4 of 50 Jeffreys Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Brasilia, DF
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93 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Cool place!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

Beautiful location and view, and walking distance from the Kitchen Windows restaurant, which I recommend for its excellent food and friendly service. Generally, the hotel is alright. It provides a number of facilities, including its own parking space. Breakfast is fine. Our major issue was access to internet, which is rationed. It is also limited to only one device, according the the server notice. This can be a huge issue when Jeffrey's Bay is cold and windy, and there's not much to do outdoors. It's also a problem if you need to plan your trip, and do some work. I'm not sure of the reason for this policy when most places offer unlimited internet access, which is suitable to several devices. I recommend the management to review its internet access policy.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Bacuri
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AmyVer, General Manager at On the Beach Guesthouse, B&B, Suites, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review On the Beach Guesthouse, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Internet access is available throughout the entire guesthouse, we do provide a complimentary voucher to all guests from an independent internet provider Hotwireless which is available throughout South Africa, when the voucher limit has expired there is an option to purchase more time on the access page of the network. Thank you for your recommendation, we will look into this moving into the new year. We hope to accommodate you again in future.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ash, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

Found the address through a tourist map while travelling. Unfortunately we could only stay 1 night due to our time constraints, but we were so impressed with the place, both in location, bedrooms & general ambience that we will be returning for a longer stay next year. It does what it says: "On the Beach".

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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AmyVer, General Manager at On the Beach Guesthouse, B&B, Suites, responded to this review, 6 December 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review, we are so delighted that you enjoyed your time at On the Beach Guesthouse and we look forward to welcoming you back in the new year!
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toronto
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and got a generous upgrade from the manager for a room with a seaview on the first floor. Rooms had good security systems but ours had a bit of a moldy/wet dog smell. I think the rugs need to be exchanged. The room decoration is not my taste & not very up to date.

But the location was unreal. The common area is perfect - we saw dolphins from the breakfast table. The honesty bar was also a great idea with very good prices.

Great restaurants to walk to in 15-20 mins along the beach (windows kitchen for example).

Service was ok - nothing special compared to other b&bs.

Would recommend! Also take a trip to paradise beach (20 min from jbay)

If you want to surf - here is the best spot.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Germany
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146 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

- location, location, location! the location is super nice
- rooms were nice, a little cluttered maybe, leaving little room to put our own things
- the gen mgr gave us the impression of being rather indifferent and disinterested
- consequently: so seemed the staff
- WiFi was available... here and there ... with the continuous need to reconnect
- if you want to sleep in: don't choose rooms 4 or 7... 4 is adjacent to the laundry room.... 7 below the kitchens tile floor.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Bolney, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

Recommended by the Tourist Office, we stayed for 1 night in a 'De Luxe Suite' on our way to Addo. Fabulous location and extremely comfortable, luxurious accomodation.
Great breakfast served in the 1st floor lounge overlooking the ocean, try the eggs benedict!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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OntheBeachJbay, General Manager at On the Beach Guesthouse, B&B, Suites, responded to this review, 2 November 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review, it is always great to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay and our yummy breakfasts!

We do hope that we will have the pleasure of hosting you again in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Amy
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Cork, Ireland
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44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Stayed here recently for a few nights. The location is very good as the property is right on the beach. Our room was a suite.it had a beautiful view. It was nicely decorated but there was a damp smell in it which we thought was coming from the shower. I feel that a guesthouse of this type should put more effort into customer service. What this place is lacking is atmosphere especially in the evenings and I think this could be overcome by management being present in the afternoon and evenings. This could be to offer help with trip bookings/dinner recommendations etc. when you are paying high prices most people expect this service and we got it elsewhere in South Africa at cheaper establishments. I'm trying to give constructive criticism here as I think the property has amazing potential but a little more attention to detail and more hands on service would really work.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fangdoc
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OntheBeachJbay, General Manager at On the Beach Guesthouse, B&B, Suites, responded to this review, 2 November 2013
Thank you for your feedback, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay at On the Beach Guesthouse.

We have taken your comments into consideration. As we are very exposed to the elements we do sometimes have dampness issues during the rainy season, during your stay we were already busy with maintance to fix some issues we experienced with dampness that has now all been completed.

Furtheermore we have now employed a new member of staff to be available in the late afternoons and evenings to assist our guests with drinks in the bar as well as with restaurant reservations, trip bookings can only be done during business hours but she will assist with suggestions.

Kind Regards,

Amy
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Huskvarna, Sweden
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

Fantastic view over the sea. Not the most central, more of a relaxed and calm place. Good service with cleaning and dishes. They even made us an extra key when we asked for another one. Very satisfied!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anna M
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OntheBeachJbay, General Manager at On the Beach Guesthouse, B&B, Suites, responded to this review, 2 November 2013
Dear Anna,

Thank you for thaking the time to write your review on Tripadvisor, we do apreciate your feedback and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our Secrets Apartment.

Kind Regards,

Amy
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Property: On the Beach Guesthouse, B&B, Suites
Address: 32 Waterkant Street | Wavecrest, Jeffreys Bay 6330, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Jeffreys Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Jeffreys Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — On the Beach Guesthouse, B&B, Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On The Beach Boutique Guesthouse and Suites in Jeffreys Bay offers a relaxed and refined atmosphere in which to enjoy the spectacular setting right on the beach. The classic design, elegant décor and harmonious ambience, combined with incredible views from most rooms, as well as the upstairs lounge, bar and outdoor verandahs, relaxes and rejuvenates and is ideal for business, pleasure - or both. We offer free use of our beach chairs, -umbrellas and -towels to our guests. Experience the magic of a sundowner barbeque right on the edge of the beach ... Braai/barbecue facilities and picnic tables are available in front of the guesthouse, either on the front lawn in the sculpted, indiginous garden leading down to the beach or on the sand lower down - obviously all with great views! The braai room is fully equipped with Weber braai's, tongs, cutlery, crockery and glasses to be used on wooden picnic tables outside. Perfectly located just 50 minutes from the Port Elizabeth International Airport. The accommodation features a Penthouse Room, 2 Deluxe Rooms, 2 Superior Rooms, a Luxury Room, a Standard Room and 2 Two-bedroom Suites. Most Units have direct beach access and breathtaking beach and ocean views. Reveling in the splendor of its location, the upstairs lounges, bar, dining area and balcony is a celebration of the magnificent backdrop of the Indian Ocean which makes for a picture perfect setting. The soothing sound of the rolling waves soon becomes a constant reminder of exactly where one has come to unwind and rejuvenate. Watch dolphins and surfers share the same waves and experience luxury in harmony with nature. Allow us to share our warm hospitality and world class service. ... more   less 
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