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On The Bay Guesthouse

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

This is a guesthouse run by a dedicated couple. Rooms were clean. We had an allocated bathroom. Decor is dated but serviceable. Breakfast included and was cereals, yoghurts, fruit, eggs, tea, coffee delivery cheese and meats. large common area. Secure parking. Great views. Excellent value for money.

Thank ShelleyG2
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Incredibly attention to detail when this place was set up as a B&B. All the bathroom fittings appear to extremely high quality German gear, including rarely seen (in South Africa) items such as a bidet!! Highly recommended.

Thank Uzeksmanzi
Kimberley, South Africa
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Very dissappointing, we paid a deposit to secure the room, on arrival the balance was only payable in cash. The guesthouse decor got stuck in the eighties, it seriously needs a revamp. Breakfast was below standard. No soft pillows on request. No satelite TV in room, only the local channels, dw and bvn news channels. Double room very small and...

Thank sefofane
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We welcome and it was lovely place. A little bit old place but nice. Very close to the main street and to the beach. The breakfast was nice - fresh orange. Omelet.. And lovely couple that want to help and answer to all our questions.

Thank Bilha P
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We had a good stay. The breakfast is divine. The room and en-suite bathroom very clean. It was very quiet, so we weren't sure if kids were actually allowed to stay normally...so we kept telling ours not to make any noise. But the owners were very good to us and the kids... I would definitely go back and stay here...

Thank Sam M
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

My brother and i arrived here without a reservation, but agreed on a room of our choice for two nights and the price was ok. We had to pay cash in advance, since there's no other method to pay. When we came back after a visit to the centre, the owner was very hostile because they made a double booking...

Thank Tom v
Onthebayguesthouse, Owner at On The Bay Guesthouse, responded to this review

My wife did not know it that the room was booked 2 hours for you arrived, again my excuses for this, and you leaved imediately to the centre of town afther you checked in. I offered you another room when you came back and you didn't want to move out so I gave you your money back and you could...

Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

We had not booked when we arrived at this guest house and it was getting late when we checked in. Owners were very welcoming. Room was clean and tidy. Though decor was what you could describe as slightly (inadvertently) retro but in good way. Enjoyed breakfast and chatted to another couple that were staying, and to the friendly owners. Only...

Thank 58angusc
Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Very nice guesthouse for your stay - the couple gave us a hearty welcome and cared very good for us. The room was very clean and nice and the guesthouse offers facilities for the guests in a large common room. The guesthouse is well-situated in the town and the view from the terrace is really great. I would definitivetly recommend...

Thank Nadja L
south africa
Reviewed 30 December 2013

Thanx to Soi and Karla owners of the guesthouse for making our holiday super! You really made us feel special! The rooms were clean and neat. The breakfast was good and healthy! It is central and yet so quiet and peacefull. Will go back for sure!

Thank riaSouthAfrica
Reviewed 24 February 2010

Jeffrey's Bay - Great place - stay another night rather than PE! Guesthouse was nice enough, though it feels like it has been built/extended to host about 40 guests, yet only has a few rooms. the downstairs communal lounge is plenty big enough, but then is the same upstairs plus a balcony!...so felt empty as a place and very dated...

Thank PerthJetsetters

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Soi and Karla welcome you with the most spectacular view in Jeffreys Bay and its world famous surfing waves. On The Bay Guesthouse is reputed for its hospitality and magnificent views of St.Francis Bay. It has a peaceful atmosphere and is situated 400m walk from the beach, centre of town, shops and excellent restaurants. In the morning, your friendly Belgian Hosts will serve you a full English or continental breakfast.children has to be above the age of 12 years old. The perfect guesthouse to enjoy an array of activities, or simply to relax and destress: *Watch the dolphins and whales*Playground for children*Tennis, golf and bowls*Horse riding on the beach*Shopping galore*Surfing*Sandboarding. Distance to nearby attractions:*Cape town- 700km*Port-Elizabeth- 78km*Addo Elephant Park- 120km*Shamwari Lion Park- 110km*Stormsriver Mouth- 90km*Tsitsikamma Forest- 90km*Van stadens Wild Flower Reserve- 35km*Baviaanskloof- 50 km. ... more   less 

Additional Information about On The Bay Guesthouse

Address: 28 Verbena Crescent, Jeffreys Bay 6330, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Jeffreys Bay
Price Range: $67 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — On The Bay Guesthouse 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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