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Eight Bells Mountain Inn

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$110*
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Kempton Park, South Africa
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We thank the staff of Eight Bells for making our stay: comfortable ,enjoyable and most memorable. Breakfast was: wholesome, plentifully, and with a variety to satisfy anybody. Evening meals are well prepared, and will satisfy anybody in presentation and taste The lawn are well maintained and there is a colourful display of shrubs and flowers. I am a vegetarian and...

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

Thank you for staying with us and for your kind review. We are grateful that you enjoyed your stay and all aspects of our offering. We are certainly looking forward to your next visit.

Estepona, Spain
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This is a good place to stop between Mossel bay and oudtshoorn. It would be a great place to stop with children as it has lots to do. We had a refreshing swim in the pool we played table tennis and had a game of lawn bowls. All in the most stunning scenery. The rooms were clean and traditional I...

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

It is heartwarming to receive a review of this nature and it makes us proud to be associated with this property. Thank you so much for the kind words. Your review will certainly inspire the staff at our next meeting. Looking forward to be able to welcome you back soon.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

There's something very special about Eight Bells. It's charming, homely, relaxed and set amongst beautiful scenery with the loveliest and very helpful staff. Delicious wholesome food. Our young children were very sad to leave and we had to promise to return soon.

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

You cannot disappoint your children, you will have to come back soon. Thank you for staying with us and for your positive review, it is much appreciated. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our offering and am looking forward to your next visit.

Kineton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Eight Bells is situated on a mountain pass between Mossel Bay and Oudstshoorn so it is a bit of a drive to get there. Beautiful well maintained grounds. We had a delicious traditional roast dinner here on a Sunday. The tables looked lovely with white tablecloths and silverware, but the atmosphere was relaxed and they go out of their way...

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

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Eight Bells and that everything was to your satisfaction. We pride ourselves on good old-fashioned service in a relaxed and caring environment. Thank you for your stay, hopefully we will be able to welcome you back soon.

La Herradura, Spain
Reviewed 7 April 2017

A pity we only stayed one night. Peace and tranquility in a lovely spot. The room we had had 2 bedrooms so lots of space. Food and service were good. A pity the internet was not better but no big deal. We would stay again.

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

Thank you for your review and for spending a night with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. As explained in the previous review our location does not allow for faster bandwidth but hopefully that will change soon. Thank you once again.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The inn is a typical English country Inn. Staff are polite and provide good service. The location is beautiful countryside. Only big issue is the lack of modern internet connectivity. The inn provides 200mg per day per room which is consumed in a few minutes. Bring a book.

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

Thank you for staying with us and for your review. Situated in the mountains more than 35km from the nearest town automatically creates limitations regarding internet access and availability. We offer 200MB of WiFi free per day for every room from our limited availability. Thereafter guests are able to purchase additional access for R30 for 100MB, R50 for 250MB or...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 6 April 2017

A wholly delightful break to celebrate my wife and my 80th & 81st birthdays. We appreciated the calm atmosphere and beautiful scenery together with the well-thought-out guided walks. Our room was a delight, the meals were great and as a cherry on the top we met old friends who stayed who we were not expecting. The only very minor drawback...

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

We are delighted that you choose Eight Bells Mountain Inn to celebrate you and your wife's birthdays and thank you for the very positive review. We constantly strive to make every guests stay as pleasant as possible and are grateful that you enjoyed every aspect thereof. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to be able to welcome...

Reviewed 2 April 2017

A really amazing get away, on the side of the hill. We stayed one night to break our journey and wished for more. Lovely atmosphere, great scenery and the food was really good and well priced given its captive audience. The only down on this place is that it's quite close to a busy road and whilst it didn't disturb...

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

Thank you for staying with us and for your kind review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the great scenery and our well priced food. We are aware of the occasional road noise and are working on a solution. Fortunately you were not disturbed at night. Thank you once again, we are looking forward to your next visit.

Geuensee, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We enjoyed our short stay in Eight Bells. The resort is huge and you can do some nice hiking. It's lovely to stay with kids, great playground. The air is really fresh and the garden marvellous with it's diversity. Pool area nice, but water not so clean. All in all it's a lovely retreat. Food wise room to improve. Service...

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

Sorry missed this one earlier. Thank you for staying with us and for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our offering. As a result of the consistent cloudy weather we struggled a bit to get the pool back to its lovely blue colour but it is now perfect again. Thank you once again.

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for one night on our way to knysna and stayed in one of the standard rooms. The countryside surrounding the hotel is beautiful and idyllic...it was a super relaxing place to be. The staff are friendly and welcoming. The restaurant serves delicious home cooked meals and the crisp white table cloths add to the old fashioned charm...

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Thank you for stopping at Eight Bells and for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your short stay and that everything was to your liking. Thank you again.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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: $126 - $170 (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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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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