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Whale's Way Ocean Retreat

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Ocean suite which is an ultra large well appointed room having a superb view of the sea in front of the guest house .The manager ,Leonie was friendly and could not do enough for us ,even facilitating a booking at an excellent restaurant at the last minute although it was already fully booked .we felt at...

Thank lavue15
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at the whales Way Retreat. The view from the balcony is amazing. The breakfast was the best we had on our whole journey (don't miss the excellent pumpkin fritters). The host was very, very friendly and truely puts guest needs first.

Thank burner1306
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 September 2016

My Fiance and I booked a suite for the weekend. We were asleep with our lights off, and it was after 9:00pm. The manager Leonie walks into our room, using another door connected to the other room , puts the light on in our room and just walks in.She never knocked or anything.She called it 'Human error' and told us...

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TheWildernessHotel, Marketing Manager at Whale's Way Ocean Retreat, responded to this review

Dear guests - We are completely aware of the incident that took place during your stay here at Whales Way and we sincerely apologize profusely for what must have been a traumatic experience on your part. Leonie, our manager, immediately brought it under the attention of the owner the next morning. She could not see your Black BWM parked anywhere...

Stockbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We had a lovely stay at Whale's Way Ocean Retreat. We received such a warm welcome from Maria, who couldn't have been more helpful. The breakfast was great and served on the verandah overlooking the sea - a beautiful setting. The first night we stayed in a ground floor room and then we moved to the stunning Ocean View room...

Thank car0liney0ung
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful and unforgettable stay at the Whales Way Ocean Retreat and it felt like coming home which mainly is due to the fact that the host are so lovely and heartwarming! The owner himself stayed there for a few days and he was so helpful and considerated (he even gave us a Shuttle to a recommended restaurant)!...

1Thank SarahWeinhold-Gramer
Herentals, Belgium
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Whale's way retreat is a very nice place on a unbelieveble location in Wilderness! The breakfast could be better but the rooms were nice! What also a negative point is , that is when you want to have dinner you Always have to go outside and in the neberhood of Wilderness are'nt many nice places to find to eat very...

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Cheadle, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Clean bright 'nicest b&b on the block' great views, just about everything one could need Inc frige TV DVD Good price, welcoming hostess and staff and just a more comfortable seat outside would have been welcome on our sun filled terrace. Would def go again.

1Thank Maggie J
Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Andre was very helpful. The rates are very reasonable and well worth it. The beach is right there. As it was in the hot season, you could leave your room windows open and always have fresh cold air circulating.

1Thank Jeff G
Andre G, Manager at Whale's Way Ocean Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Jeff, Though I was not here when you came to stay, I do remember our emails and am pleased to know that you enjoyed the short visit to Whale's Way. Much thanks for commending Whale's Way in the best possible way. Kind regards Christa

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We have returned home from a stay at Whale's Way, and what an amazing experience! We stayed in the Sky Suite, which is beautifully appointed, spacious, light, and with the wonderful view of the ocean. Could sit on the couch or on the balcony and watch the dolphins at play in the ocean. The breakfasts on the patio were more...

1Thank 113marymac
Andre G, Manager at Whale's Way Ocean Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Mary, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, and for your beautiful words. We shall not forget you and dear Alan whose hugs are the best ever. We look forward to welcoming you back to Whale's Way in the not too distant future. Kindest regards Christa

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 15 June 2015

I have just had a wonderfully relaxing time at Whale's Way Ocean Retreat. The room was absolutely fabulous and the furnishings were very luxurious. Christa, the hostess was very warm and friendly and made me feel like a member of the family. The breakfast was scrumptious and the staff were very pleasant. Christa recommended lovely restaurants and I even went...

1Thank 565ms1958
Andre G, Manager at Whale's Way Ocean Retreat, responded to this review

We are delighted to know that you had a memorable stay with us. Happy guests are what we strive for and this feedback means a lot to us. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Whale's Way is a stunning ocean-front retreat where you feel at home from the moment you arrive. Enjoy the spectacular ocean and mountain views and watch whales and dolphins from your bedroom. Most of the rooms have ocean views, TV, DVD and CD player. The style is light and open-plan with a natural elegance. The Penthouse rooms are particularly luxurious and decadent, perfect for those who appreciate the best of everything. Relax in the jacuzzi overlooking the Indian Ocean, walk along the deserted beach, enjoy a breathtaking sunset and be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves. Many fine golf courses nearby. Close proximity to activities such as canoeing, paragliding, horse riding and more. Award-winning restaurants close by. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Whale's Way Ocean Retreat

Address: 858 6th Avenue, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Price Range: $99 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Whale's Way Ocean Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“the penthouse suites with surperb views are highly recommended”
 of 5 bubbles lavue15, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The top floor rooms are more expensive, but they have the best views and are really lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles car0liney0ung, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“take a room with the view on the ocean!”
 of 5 bubbles alainandannemarie, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There was nothing wrong with the rooms. Everything was clean and ready for your arrival.”
 of 5 bubbles jeffgO8789XW, 1 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Both suites have flight of outside stairs, so not suitable for anyone with mobility problem. There are three rooms on the main level.”
 of 5 bubbles 113marymac, 26 Oct 2015 | Read review
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