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Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely view, rooms were of high standard and hosts were most accommodating. They went out of their way to ensure that our group of 16 was well looked after. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Highly recommended.

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Sharon, Thank you very much for taking the time to do a reviews for us on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased that we could accommodate the group and could live to expectation. We will share your compliments with our TEAM. We wish you many more safe travels and look forward to welcome you back again. Kind regards Andre, Bessie...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you so.much to Bessie and Andre for their help when we arrived at The Albatross. We had an issue with our car, and they pointed us in the right direction to get things fixed. Great breakfasts overlooking the pool, and a feel of home from home! Would highly recommend as both of them very welcoming to us ladies on...

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind words and taking time to share your experience at Albatros Guest House. We glad you ladies had a great road trip in S.A. and it was a pleasure to help you with your car. If even back in South Africa, we hope to see you again. Kind regards Andre, Bessie and Team

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wow! what a great holiday we had and Bessie you are so welcoming and you go out of your way to make your guest feel at home and the breakfast was divine and sea view thank you so much Mr & Mrs Dlamini

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Dlamini, thank you for taking the time to review Albatros Guest House - Margate. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed our hospitality, breakfast and sea views. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards Andre, Bessie and Team

Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much Albatros Guest House for such a nice stay, will definitely come back again. breakfast was very nice it felt like I was still at home and so affordable. the Beach is so close ad the town. the beach is beautiful and they have very nice restaurant around the beach. friendly owner and staff we enjoyed our...

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind words and taking time to share your experience at Albatros Guest House with the TripAdvisor community. We are very pleased to have received this feedback and will share it with our Team. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Regards Andre, Bessie and Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great stay at the guesthouse. Bessie and Andre were very welcoming and the breakfast was delicious. We also enjoyed the sea view and would definitely recommend this guesthouse to everyone. Thanks for a great week. See you soon:) Regards, Jacomine & Gerrie

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Jacomine and Gerrie, thank you for taking the time to review Albatros Guest House. I was delighted to read you have enjoyed our breakfast and sea view from your room and breakfast area. Thank you for spending your anniversary with us. We hope to see you and the little surprise in the near future. Kind regards Andre, Bessie and...

Durban
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We will be back, Bessie, you are a great host. From the arrival to our departure, you really took care of our requests. We were comfortable, relaxed and enjoyed the peace and tranquility that your guesthouse offers. The staffing rally around making sure everything seems perfect. Cosy beds and the fresh smell of clean linen is a welcomed feeling on...

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Denver. Thank you for your brilliant review and for staying with us . We get very excited when our "local" customers come and visit and even more so when they enjoy our hospitality. We are always in search of excellence and I will make sure to share your compliments with our TEAM. We do look forward to welcome you...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is a great alternative to the same old plastic feel hotels. Every room is generously sized, looks unique and has an amazing view of the ocean, beach and beyond. Andre and Bessie also go out of their way to make you feel at home with their laid back non intrusive hosting. Always a great stay, I'd recommend it to...

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Luthando, Thank you for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We are thrilled that you felt so comfortable during your stay and enjoyed the view of the ocean. We do look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Andre, Bessie and Team

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Pure bliss is what our hosts were, so smooth easy going and friendly really made us feel so at home and comfortable. The house itself is in pristine condition not short of anything and as for the views from our room was truly a breathtaking experience as you just relax on your private balcony, it's a must for anyone looking...

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Theo, thank you for staying with us and sharing such a brilliant review on TripAdvisor. We read the review with interest as it was truly refreshing and gave recommendations to add value for the next traveller. We wish you many more safe and pleasant travels and look forward to welcoming you back soon. We are always in search of...

Pucan
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This guesthouse is amazing. Bettie and Andre couldn't do more for us. They are the perfect hosts. We have had wonderful breakfasts in South Africa, but their breakfast had a lot of options that weren't offered elsewhere. They helped plan our next two moves and got good deals for us The rooms are very good and the executive suite amazing....

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Roy and Jill, Thank you for taking the time to do such a brilliant review for us on TripAdvisor. We are always in search of excellence and will make sure to share your compliments with our TEAM. We are glad that we could be part of your travel plans in South Africa and we wish you safe and pleasant...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Bessie and André are the best. They helped us with a last minute booking- while I was torn between staying in their beautiful guest lodge, we chose to stay in their self catering accommodation near the beachfront and that turned out to be a great decision. We had a wonderful time. Everything we needed was there and in place. The...

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The_Albatros, Owner at The Albatros Guest House, responded to this review

Dear SafariGirl, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your short stay with us. So sorry about the rude man who could not understand reason (most probably because of alcohol consumption). We will surely take it up with the Body Corporate of the complex. May you have plenty great safaris ahead!...

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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on the sunny South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, Margate is one of the prime holiday destinations in South Africa. The Albatros Guest House & Golf Tours. Situated within walking distance of the beach & bustling village, while at the same time in the middle of the notorious 'Golf Coast'. From the pool deck or your own private balcony, you have an expansive 180° sea view, where you can relax and watch whales & dolphins which abound during the natural phenomenon of the annual sardine run, 'the greatest shoal on earth'. Each of our luxury air-conditioned rooms has a full en-suite or private bathroom (shower & bath), TV, tea & coffee, and balcony with sea view. Breakfast is enjoyed on the deck in the mornings - a great way to start the day. Children over 12 years are welcome. Other facilities include a sauna, Jacuzzi, swimming pool, bar, pool table and undercover braai (barbecue) area. If lazing around the pool is not for you, there is plenty to keep you busy during your stay with us. Sandy beaches stretch for miles along the coast of the warm Indian ocean, which offers a variety of activities including safe, protected swimming, surfing, or scuba diving with the sharks at Protea Banks and Aliwal Shoal. Whale & dolphin watching boat trips, angling and deep sea fishing trips are also very popular. For the avid golfer, the area boasts 6 of South Africa's top 100 golf courses according to the Complete Golfer Rankings, which are guaranteed to test your skills & astound you with their scenery.For the nature lover or adrenalin junkie, extreme adventures at the spectacular white river rafting - in season. There are a host of restaurants & pubs, where you can enjoy a quick bite to eat or a leisurely evening meal. A visit to a crocodile farm, a flip in a microlite, gambling at the Wild Coast Casino, arts & crafts, horse riding we have it all. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Albatros Guest House

Address: 20 Homestead Road, Margate 4285, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Margate
Price Range: $91 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Albatros Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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“All rooms were sea facing. We had air conditioners in our unit,”
 of 5 bubbles 497SharonC497, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ocean facing or the honeymoon suite.”
 of 5 bubbles denver624, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Go for the executive suite the views of the ocean are wonderful”
 of 5 bubbles 450jillp, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for honeymoon suite, you'll be pleasantly surprised.”
 of 5 bubbles 593antonp, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best views”
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