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Eight Bells Mountain Inn

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia 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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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

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.

Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

My elderly Mom lost a close friend last year. In her memory (and in accordance with a letter she left) we were to have a break together - that's my Mom, my Sister and brother in law and my wife and myself. We chose Eight Bells as we had all been there before, although some of us not for 11...

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

We are happy to hear that your decision to come to Eight Bells was the right one and we thank you for choosing us. Our product lends itself to family gatherings as we are able to offer everyone something to do. Thank you again for staying with and for your review. It is much appreciated.

Cape Town
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful hotel where you can stop-over for a couple of days and make it your base. The rooms are clean, the restaurant excellent, service friendly and professional, the grounds beautiful maintained - a true haven where to relax and enjoy the scenery of the surroundings. I would recommend that you select a Palm Court Room in preference...

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

Getting these reviews from a Tourist Guide is very pleasing indeed and we thank you for that. We have a great team and everyone does there bit to ensure that guests enjoy their stay in clean and pleasant surroundings. Thank you for staying with us and for your great review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best hotel on our Garden Route trip, very friendly and helpful and accomodating staff, the view up to the mountain was beautiful. Also has fantastic steaks in restaurant or you can be more adventurous and have ostrich!

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

It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your great review. It is much appreciated.

Cwmbran, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic location, lovely setting, lovely gardens great walks, good bike trails but bring your own bikes. Excellent food, very quiet end Feb but would recommend. Service excellent. Gin cheaper than tea, did not try tea. Do not by pass this hotel.

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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 pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the rest of our offering. I will have to look at our gin price but prefer to drink tea myself. Thank you again.

Peebles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were so sorry that we had only booked into this hotel for one night and we quickly discovered that many people keep returning to this hotel year after year and I can understand why. Lovely pool, great sports facilities and an alround relaxing environment. Great location with some amazing trails to walk or horse ride, superb accommodation and wonderful...

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

It is particularly pleasing to receive a review of this nature and we thank you most sincerely for your kind words. We are blessed with dedicated long-serving staff that together with their extended families have always been an integral part of our hospitality offering over very many years. Thank you for staying with us, hopefully you will stay longer next...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good friendly service. Does have a restuarant with good food. All round a family orintated country Inn with hiking trails and children facilities. The fans in the rooms were noisy and our bed had collapsed on the one side

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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. We certainly are a family-orientated country Inn offering a range of outdoor activities for both adults and children. I have checked the fan and bed and did not find the issues you refer too but will get maintenance to do a thorough inspection. Thank you once again, we are looking...

Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Previously staying for one night we promised ourselves to return and stay longer. This February 2017 almost a year to the day we returned for three nights and two days and were not disappointed. We parked the car and did not touch it until we left and just relaxed and were spoilt. The setting and scenery are so relaxing and...

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

Thank for keeping your promise and for visiting us again. We appreciate your positive review and are very happy to hear that you found everything to your satisfaction. We will always strive to present the best possible product and service at a fair price. It is particularly pleasing to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and mentioned that we...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I together with a friend from London, stayed at Eight Bells for one fabulous day and night having not stayed there for about 30 years! - what a super experience. We were in the Swiss Chalets with wonderful views over the valley and every mod con including air conditioning ,TV and a balcony which was a bonus. Very friendly staff...

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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. It is great to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay as well as our food offering. We are proud of your long-serving dedicated staff and thank you for noticing their contribution. Let us hope it does not take another 30 years before you return for another longer...

West Midlands, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Stayed here for 2 nights as part of our visit to South Africa. Loved the huge grounds and the many activities on offer. I even played bowls on the well looked after bowling green for the first time in my life! The setting for this hotel was beautiful and was within easy reach of Mossel Bay which we visited on...

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

We appreciate the fact that you decided to stay with us on your South African visit and that you took the time to review us. Thank you for the kind words and expressing your honest opinion. Your review perfectly describes our offering and we are pleased that you found everything to your liking. Our water does come from a spring...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Room 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: $135 - $177 (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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