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Brussels, Belgium
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72 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended to On the rocks B &ob by a friend who stayed there. The service is friendly and warm welcome received on arrival. Our bedrooms were facing the ocean. Also a good breakfast was offered which was freshly prepared by hostess. This bed and breakfast is very clean and tastefully furnished. My only complaint is the size of... More 

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Bremen, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two night s at this place in November 2016. Although there were unfortunately no whales we really enjoyed the stay. Our room, the Whale Room, was quite small, but the view was absolutely great and we were so close by the sea that you literally felt the waves breaking on your balcony - great!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice location, but particular thanks to Tinus, my host,who went beyond the call of duty to be helpful and even drove me to Hermanus to pick up my hire car. A quiet and relaxing place to stay with a beautiful view of the bay.

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OnTheRocksBB, Owner at On The Rocks B&B, responded to this review

Our pleasure and glad you enjoyed and that we could be of service to you More 

Wietze, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Directly on The Rocks over The Ocean in peaceful and tranquille neighbourhood. Incredible Views Directly from your bed on The Ocean, Nixe Balkon to sit in The sind over The Ocean. Very Nice owners and exzellent breakfast -- Perfect Location

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Thank you for a wonderful weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We thoroughly enjoyed it and Thinus was an outstanding host. The room was wonderful and the view absolutely spectacular !

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Almere, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Clean and beautiful house with a lovely vieuw. The owners are verry nice people. Not far from restaurants. The house was verry clean. It was a shame that we were there just for one night . We where passing true.

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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
Reviewed 20 October 2016

the owner took great,he helped us to arrange white shark diving,the views from the room were stunning, good breakfast, nice guest house!! Good price!! Good service!! We enjoyed a lot and relaxed looking the sea!

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

If you're looking for a quiet private romantic lodging in Gansbaai, look no further than On the Rocks B&B. Run by Tinus and Rita, two of the loveliest individuals you'll meet, friendly and professional. This quaint B&B with it's themed bedrooms and private balconies overlook the ocean. Reasonably priced with access to all modern comforts and located just a few... More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This place is really cute. The owners are very nice and helpful with booking attractions and restaurants in the area. They are cooking a tasty breakfast as well. The view is just ridiculously amazing and we even sat on our balcony and saw whales jumping in the water!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at In the Rocks for two nights and were very happy with the owners excellent service and arrangements. I would recommend this place for a short stay The rooms are virtually 50 or less metres from the breakers

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On the Rocks B&B welcomes you to the peace and beauty of nature to relax and rejuvenate your body, soul and spirit. At On the Rocks you will experience friendly hospitality, glorious sunsets and a scrumptious breakfast. The guest house is situated on the beachfront of De Kelders, just before Gansbaai, and is excellently placed for whale-watching - from your patio, bed or even while you shower. Our rooms are individually styled and decorated to match your mood or personality and are equipped with all amenities for your comfort, including a private balcony overlooking Walker Bay. Whatever your choice, all rooms have sea views and their own private balcony. The rooms are equipped with a satellite TV, fridge, electronic safe, ceiling fan, hairdryer, clock radio, and tea and coffee tray. Fresh towels, shower gel and shampoo are also provided to tingle your senses. We pride ourselves in serving guests a full and hearty South African breakfast, either out on the patio or inside. Alternatively, why not let us pack you a picnic breakfast to enjoy at Stanfords Cove close by. ... more   less 

Additional Information about On The Rocks B&B

Address: 28 Waterkant Street, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Price Range: $90 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“African, Whale, Lavender & Leopard Rooms have balconies facing the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles 332asiyas, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We loved the views from the patio outside our room on the upper level on the right hand side.”
 of 5 bubbles Interloper99, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms seemed larger.”
 of 5 bubbles Floridafanatic14, 14 Nov 2015 | Read review
“One with a balcony for an amazing view!”
 of 5 bubbles 461charlotted, 9 Mar 2015 | Read review
“i was in the "africa" room with terrance and every day i could seen the sunset from my window”
 of 5 bubbles Mattomatteo9, 7 Jul 2014 | Read review
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