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On the Beach Guesthouse, B&B, Suites
Ranked #3 of 50 Jeffreys Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 March 2014

You arrive and park in a very narrow space and then ring and wait and ring again and wait and the entrace is through the back and not very inviting. The staircase going up the penthouse suite is very narrow and steep. A TV set is on full blast and the maids are watching.
We had the honeymoon suite or penthouse suite, in other words the best room in the house. It looks beautiful when you arrive, nice and bright and has a great view of the beach BUT
- when you open the all the curtains you realise that the terrace is for everyone not just for you and other people can see into your room, so curtains closed on one side
- the his and her wash bassins are cute but there is not even a shelf to put your toilettry bag, not very practical
- there is a small complementary tray for coffee and tea but no fridge
- the the biggest problem is that behind the wall of kingsized bed is the kitchen, so you get woken up to the sounds of cupboard doors being banged shut and pots and pans…not my idea of a romantic wake up

On the plus side, the oval bathtub for 2 is great and you do have a view of the sea from it. The double shower is also nice but the building next door can see you in it. They also provide foldable beach chairs and towels which is good since you have to go elsewhere if you want to actually go in the water.

We did not feel especially welcome and the staff was not very helpful with luggage.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Two wonderful nights at 'On the Beach'. Beautiful guest house, literally stepping out onto beach of Indian Ocean. I picked this hotel just by chance, but have no regrets. The suite was very open and spacious and immaculately clean, with lots of lovely personal touches to style. The breakfast was very good and the staff are so polite. If in this area again, this is the place I'd stay.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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LizanneRoux, Manager at On the Beach Guesthouse, B&B, Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us.
We look forward to welcoming you back in Jeffreys Bay again shortly.

Warm regards
On the Beach Team

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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Great views and really enjoyed the few days we spend there. All nice and clean and friendly staff. Only problem experienced and disappointment is that when I booked online, it gave me a choice of extras I would like. I selected a bottle of sparkling wine and a picnic basket for our arrival. I were extremely disappointed to find none of the extras on my arrival. It does however show on my confirmation or reservation. Bit disappointing, as we planned a lazy relaxed afternoon by the beach and suddenly we had to change our plans and look for a restaurant.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

It was my first time at J-Bay and it was a great experience, the guest house is just at the beach side at the service as well as the installation/infraestructure was all excelent

I will recommend to anyone going to JBay to stay here




  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Wow - we did our road trip and can recommend this accommodation it was a relaxing environment, our room was spacious neat and tidy, safe parking, STUNNING view and straight onto the beach! Friendly and helpful staff, Absolute value for money!

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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AmyVer, General Manager at On the Beach Guesthouse, B&B, Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2014

Hi Amelia,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at On the Beach Guesthouse, it was an absolute pleasure to host you at On the Beach Guesthouse and we look forward to welcoming you back in Jeffreys Bay.

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Reviewed 27 February 2014

walked up to ON THE BEACH GUEST HOUSE lucky enough to get a room.
Very friendly and accomadating, able to check in early. Impeccable rooms, great beach view,location.
Very relaxing highly rtecommended

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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AmyVer, General Manager at On the Beach Guesthouse, B&B, Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2014

Thank you for your wonderful review, we feel very lucky that we had the opportunity to host you and your partner. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, and look forward to welcoming you back to On the Beach Guesthouse.

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Reviewed 26 February 2014

All equipment for beach activities are provided. You can walk straight onto the beach. The rooms are of a reasonable size but the bathrooms are open. The breakfast offers a good choice of food. It is also well located for self catering. security is good with off road car parking. Wifi not good in your room and varies in speed. Sprinklers come on too early in the evening, sitting out! Watch out!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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AmyVer, General Manager at On the Beach Guesthouse, B&B, Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2014

Thank you for your wonderful review, we have taken your thoughts on the sprinklers in consideration and have reset the timer to start at a much later time to not cause any discomfort for our guests. We hope to welcome you back to On the Beach Guesthouse again in future.

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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 #3 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Jeffreys Bay
Price Range: £67 - £165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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