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Stavanger, Norway
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very spacious rooms, some with balcony and great view. Good restaurant and nice outdoor terrace. Short walk to the main street with shops and restaturants, and a bit longer walk to the beautiful beach.

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MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at Whalesong Hotel & Hydro at Whalesong Hotel & Hydro, responded to this review

Dear Ramiras Thank you for sharing your experience at Whalesong Hotel & Hydro with us. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the accomodation and beautiful views. We will pass on your message to the Whalesong Team and look forward to welcoming you back in the future

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a week in this charming hotel over the internet and were a bit worried by some of the negative comments left here in Trip Advisor. After 2 nights waking up to birds chirping and a view over green hills, the lagoon and a scenic coastline we can say that our expectations have been exceeded and value for money...

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MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at Whalesong Hotel & Hydro at Whalesong Hotel & Hydro, responded to this review

Dear Gregor W Thank you for sharing your experience at Whalesong Hotel & Hydro with us. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the friendly service as well as the beautiful views. We will be sure to pass on your comments to Manuela and the Whalesong Team and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Bredasdorp, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We were only there for thenone night, but it is an affordable quite place with a pool and restaurant to enjoy. The staff was fast and effiecient. The rooms were open spaced and clean. A place I would recommend my friends to stay anyday....

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MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at Whalesong Hotel & Hydro at Whalesong Hotel & Hydro, responded to this review

Dear Miscke1 Thank you for sharing your experience at Whalesong Hotel & Hydro with us. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the friendly service as well as the pool area. We will be sure to pass on your comments to the Whalesong Team and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Auckland
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights on our Garden Route trip. Nice hotel with all one could need. Good location near the N2 and a 5 minute drive from the beach. Good views from the common areas and our room. Room was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was great with a lovely view over town. The restaurant had very nice food...

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MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at Whalesong Hotel & Hydro, responded to this review

Dear surfcake Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Whalesong Hotel & Hydro with us. We are thrilled to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay, especially the accommodation, food and friendly service. We will pass on your message to the Whalesong Team and look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2016

stayed 2 nights on Garden Route out of all hotels used this was by far the worst, place is need of total upgrade. Staff were scarce and totally uninterested in guests especially the female on reception during the day (only exception was middle aged evening manager (sorry name forgotton) who was very helpful. Bar was never open and breakfast was...

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MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at Whalesong Hotel & Hydro, responded to this review

Good Day wrstraker, Having received your review an investigation was immediately done. We were most dismayed to read that your time with us was not the Legendary experience we strive to create at all our properties. We have received feedback from our General Manager on your points raised. She too was quite disheartened to read that your time with us...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 30 November 2016

The hotel is looking very dull and old fashioned, rooms have single beds, stuffy, only one DSTV channel, the whole hotel needs refurbishment, the staff look very tired, parking needs a lot to be desired.

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MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at Whalesong Hotel & Hydro, responded to this review

Good Day 831bcm, Thank you for your review. We are disheartened to read that you felt Whalesong Hotel & Hydro did not live up to expectation and apologise that this was the case. The hotel has an ongoing preventative maintenance in place, and was last refurbished in November 2015. It is most concerning that you felt otherwise. Our COO and...

Uppsala, Sweden
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The hotel is situation on the crossing between a local street and N2, quite far from the city itself. The standard is so and so. Wi-fi is only available in the reception. The rooms are in small houses scattered around the main building. Ours was far away from the reception and the walk was quite difficult. Personnel friendly and the...

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MichelleBouic, PR & Marketing Executive at Whalesong Hotel & Hydro, responded to this review

Good Day Brignan, Thank you for your review of our Hotel and your compliments, which we have passed on the General Manager and her team. The layout of the rooms was done specifically to ensure all guests are privy to the view – however understand that it can mean a bit of a walk for guests in the slightly further...

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Best hotel on the Garden Route. Beautiful sea view, friendly staff, lovely rooms, excellent restaurant. Very highly recommended. The Hotel Manager is such a friendly person making her guests feel like they want to visit again. Hope I can plan my next trip soon....

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MichelleBouic, Company Liaison at Whalesong Hotel & Hydro, responded to this review

Good Day Annie196900, Thank you for taking the time to review Whalesong Hotel & Hydro. We are delighted to read that your overall time with us was a legendary one and we have passed on your wonderful compliments to the Hotel Manager. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Regards Michelle Bouic

Gansbaai, South Africa
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We booked the 3 day honeymoon package and really the staff went out of their way to spoil us rotten, the rose pettals on the bed and the champagne and fresh fruit in the room on arrival was fantastic, the room is very spacious but the interior needs a urgent upgrade. The restaurants food is fantastic I can really recommend...

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MichelleBouic, Company Liaison at Whalesong Hotel & Hydro, responded to this review

Good Day Kleinh2015, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are very concerned to read that you found the lodge in need of an upgrade as the interiors of both rooms and restaurants were done end November 2015. We have however escalated your concerns to our Group Operations Director to investigate. We are however heartened to...

Charleston, West Virginia
Reviewed 24 April 2016

We reserved a double twin room and they didn't have any available. The parking was a little bit crowded when we were there. The room was good size. The bathroom was a bit smelly, but that may just have been the smell from the thatch roof ceiling. We couldn't use the wifi in the hotel room, you had to go...

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MichelleBouic, Company Liaison at Whalesong Hotel & Hydro, responded to this review

Good Day melgw, Thank you for your review. We apologize for the breakdown in communication regarding the room configuration. We have addressed this with both our Central Reservations and Hotel and taken the necessary action. Whilst our hotel is currently not Wi-Fi enabled in the rooms, it is under discussion. We do hope to welcome you back again at Whalesong...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Whalesong Hotel & Hydro is situated in a lush, landscaped garden in Plettenberg Bay, the jewel of South Africa's Garden Route, renowned for its unique scenery and moderate climate. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Whalesong Hotel & Hydro

Address: Marine Drive, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: $56 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Whalesong Hotel & Hydro 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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“wouldn't recommend staying here to anyone”
 of 5 bubbles wrstraker, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are the same, they offer no decent view.”
 of 5 bubbles 831bcm, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room close to the reception and parking with a view over the surrondings”
 of 5 bubbles Bringan, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stay in one of the ground floor rooms with sea views”
  • champagne and fresh fruit in the room
 of 5 bubbles Kleinh2015, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Hmmmmm, confirm it is recently refurbished”
 of 5 bubbles toybanker, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
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