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Ladismith, South Africa
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Spent 1 night on route to Addo. Would definately recommend more than 1 night. Road from Mtata takes much longer than you would think. Includes 3 meals, so good to stay through a lunch. They did provide a packed lunch, but not nearly as good as the buffet looked. Meals were pretty good. Ocean view room was truly ocean view.... More 

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Thank AndrePlat
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised to find this jewell. What more can you ask for if spending time away from home. Yes it is not a five star kind of destination but the staff is very efficient, friendly and helpfull. The view is fantastic and we spotted whales too. We felt absolutely safe after a long day driving on roads that... More 

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Thank Rinie v
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel rooms' bathrooms needs an upgrade and the food really not up to standard, very average. Compared to other hotels in the Wild Coast, this one needs attention to detail. Staff also needs training.

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1 Thank EsiDurb
South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Room was spotlessly clean although bathroom suite a bit tired. Meal was a typical homecooked affair buffet style and wholesome. Down side was that there was no hot water for shower/bath night or morning.

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1 Thank Brenda S
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

After a very steep climb upstairs, we were rewarded with an unterrupted view of Coffee Bay. We saw a huge pod of dolphins and a few whales from our balcony. Massive, comfortable bed and clean, if small, bathroom. Excellent food buffets for dinner and breakfast with enough options for even picky eaters. Friendly, helpful staff.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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104 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Although the hotel has grown we loved our overnight stay there. The drive down from the N2 was easy and not a problem at all. Our sea facing room was great. The restaurant has a limited but good menu. The service was great and we will return for a longer stay.

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1 Thank Afriod
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We travelled to Coffee Bay by Motorcycle with a group of about 28 fellow BMW riders. One of our members decided to "tie the knot" during our get together. The hotel did not have too much prior notice of this "elopement", but wow! They certainly went the extra mile to ensure that the happy couple had an event to remember... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Ocean View is very isolated. I was informed that the drive from Durban airport was 5 hrs which was not the case; it took me almost 9 hours to there by car. The closest airport is Umthata which is approx. a 2-3 hour drive. I was also informed that I would need a 4x4 to get there due to the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Good service and good food. Fantastic scenery. Visit the hole in the hall while you are here. After a tiresome motorbike ride a massage at the Spa was just the thing. With the sea literally on the doorstep walking on the beach was the obvious activity.

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Last time I went to Ocean View Hotel was in 2014. I was amazed to see all the improvements and upgrades made to the hotel. They are always investing back into the hotel. Nearly all the rooms are like new and look amazing. Boiling hot water to shower in, the food is amazing and the staff are as wonderful as... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Ocean View Hotel

Address: 1 Main Road, Coffee Bay 5082, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Coffee Bay
Price Range: $156 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 31
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Wi-fi not available in all rooms. Room 15 no wifi and directly above kitchen. Room 12 great sea views and wifi.”
 of 5 bubbles AndrePlat, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Although more expensive, we were told afterwards that they get hot water first!”
 of 5 bubbles brendasI5651BB, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Sea views on the same level as reception.”
 of 5 bubbles Afriod, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The lower rooms have an excellent view of the ocean. The mornings are a delight -Dolphins frolick in front of you & whales in the distance.”
  • Unfortunately, the dolphins weren't captured in this shot!
 of 5 bubbles EllenKZN, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Do not recommend travelling to this venue after sunset.”
 of 5 bubbles Paulim75, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
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