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Eight Bells Mountain Inn

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Stockholm
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went away from N2 in Mosselbay and Then we found a gem! Eight Bells is a first class stay with several different rooms Nice people,wonderful garden,with lots of flowers and birds and a big pool The food is excellent we recommend this guesthouse for a long stay!

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Cape Town
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent 7 days at Eight Bells in January 2017 and will be back in January 2018! It has become our top local holiday destination as it offers absolute relaxation in the most beautiful surroundings! Staff are friendly, efficient and extremely welcoming. Stunning mountain walks and easy access to varied attractions in Outshoorn and Mossel bay. Looking forward to our next...

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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

We love and appreciate your confidence in our offering and am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your extended stay with us. Thank you so much for your review and the kind words. We are also looking forward to your next visit in 2018.

Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My Family and I spent a full week at the Eight Bells and hence there could be a tremendous amount to say but just thinking about some of it upsets me so I shall try to be factual. Our room was more than satisfactory and in fact comfortable but I was amazed by the fact that despite a drought in...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We booked for one night on the way to a family event in Knysna. We were made to feel so very welcome! We stayed in one of the log chalets which had gorgeous views. Our young child was made to feel welcome at the restaurant and we had a lovely meal in the evening. There is a lovely aura to...

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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

We are glad that we were able to assist with a room during this very busy period and appreciate your comments. Thank you for staying with us and hopefully next time it will be for an extended period.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at Eight Bells on a number of occasions and it never ceases to please! The minute you arrive at the hotel you can literally feel the calmness setting in, and the beautiful surroundings, gardens and exquisite views only serve to enhance the chilled vibes. The range of guests extends from families with young children to the elderly,...

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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

It is very gratifying to get a review of this nature from guests that stayed with us during our peak holiday season where everything is busier than usual and we get many additional day visitors. Thank you so much for your kind words which encourages us all to do even better in the future. We are certainly looking forward to...

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very enjoyable stay over. Very friendly staff. Service with a smile. Very orientated towards families with children. The mountain walks although not well posted are enjoyable to do. Relaxing atmosphere. From a food perspective their roasts were great but any meals with chicken were rather disappointing and not all on offer on their menu was available. Having said that will...

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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

All reviews are appreciated and we wish to thank you for your positive response. We will certainly check on the signage of our walking trails and thank you for highlighting it. Our chickens are sourced from a nearby farm applying free range principals and having had great praise in the past I am somewhat surprised at your comment. Will certainly...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed drinks and a light snack in their beautiful garden. Lovely setting and friendly service. Their menu could use an upgrade (been the same for years) but the food is of a good, consistent standard.

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Mabalingwe, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

Dear Tonia Thank you for your feedback, our food is of a good consistent standard and so glad to hear that you enjoyed your outing to Eight Bells Mountain Inn (Hotel). Due to the high number of day visitors frequenting our tea garden and patios, and having a full hotel, our outside Patio menu was limited for the holidays.

Mossel Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favourite places in the Garden Route turned into one of our don't know if we want to go back places. Yes it is season and yes we understand it is busier than usual and that we were going to wait a bit longer for our food. A couple of waiters passing our table without taking our order...

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Mabalingwe, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

As a local Mossel Bay resident the writer should have been aware that this is the time of year that hotels are fully booked and that the overall emphasis will be on looking after their in-house guests. With limited staff resources and a constant flow of day visitors frequenting our tea garden and patios it is very difficult to maintain...

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2016

A must stop when travelling the Garden Route. Comfortable accommodation and excellent food. Attentive and efficient staff coupled with spotlessly clean rooms give a very comfortable stopover. Good location on the Garden Route to use as a base for visiting the many attractions nearby.

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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for making Eight Bells a stopover during your Garden Route visit. As you say we are well positioned to be an ideal base to visit the many attractions on offer. Also a big thank you reviewing us and for your kind words, it is much appreciated.

Purmerend, The Netherlands
Reviewed 13 December 2016

From Oudtshoorn towards Mosselbay you come along this beautiful place located in the mountains. We booked a Swiss Chalet and had the one at the end which gave us a spectaculair view. With a welcoming and friendly staff and a great restaurant for either breakfast, lunch or diner it is a perfect place to stay. And do not forget, when...

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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

As a traditional Country Inn we still serve complimentary morning and afternoon on the Patio giving our guests the chance to meet each other. And yes, the bell rings eight times to announce tea time. Thank you for staying with us and for your kind words, next time you visit the bell will ring again for tea time!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in South Africa’s picturesque Garden Route, Eight Bells Mountain Inn nestles in the Ruiterbos Valley Region at the foot of the Robinson Pass on the R328 between Mossel Bay (35km) and Oudtshoorn (50km). Renowned for its friendly hospitality, superb service and range of recreational facilities amidst magnificent mountain scenery.Facilities include swimming pool, tennis courts, squash, bowls, billiards, children’s play park and playroom, horse riding, walking trails, birding, on the 400-acre estate.Free wifi in all public areas and rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Eight Bells Mountain Inn

Address: Robinson Pass on R328, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Mossel Bay
Price Range: $121 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Eight Bells Mountain Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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