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On The Rocks B&B

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Ottawa, Ontario
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is at its name suggests right on the shorefront. Amazing to wake up to views across the ocean. Host was very helpful and stayed late to let us in at the property after we were delayed in traffic from Cape Town and arrived very late. Kids were disappointed by the fact that they could use the pool table...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 7 March 2017

It was just a pleasure staying in this B&B: a well-furnished en suite room, with a private little balcony from which one has a marvelous sea-view. The owner and staff are very welcoming and warm to make one feel at home. The breakfast is also tasty and copious. A bonus for us was the easy access to the rocks and...

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The location is stunning and the welcome warm and helpful. The bathroom was integral to the bedroom and tight on space. Breakfast was good particularly when Judith asked for fruit and this was provided the next day. Recommended.

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Langen, Germany
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Whale Room had a nice and free view on coast/sea. Accomodation was very clean and spacious. Staff was very friendly. The owner was very helpful in making dinner reservations (especilally over valentines day). Breakfast was good, adding some local food (cheese, honey, etc.) would have been perfect.

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Deventer
Reviewed 26 February 2017

On the rocks is a beautiful location with oceanview. The hosts are very nice, breakfest is good and there is a (very) small swimmingpool (not with oceanview), rooms are clean with a good bed (most important)

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Umkomaas, South Africa
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The B&B is a 3 star, and as such we got 3 star service. The swimming pool is next to the parking lot, and it only has a see through fence around it. It really is not inviting to sit around. It also looked a bit murky. The entire B & B is spotlessly clean! The room we had, is...

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Bremerhaven
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This was an absolute perfect stay. The room and the view from it to the sea was amazing. The breakfast was super. It was not too far to Gaansbaai and the trip to Franskraal to its beautiful beach was a nice tip .

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New Takoradi, Western, Ghana
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Hosts very welcoming. rooms as far as we were concerned were spotless. The front rooms have fine sea views and great sunsets. One faulty door was fixed the same day. Hosts very knowledgeable about whales. Rooms a little small but made up for by balconies. Breakfast was large traditional English, and was if anything too large. It would cover you...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Owners very nice and welcoming, but room was very small and the bathroom door did not close properly so privacy was poor. The view was fantastic. Also, only had access to one DSTV channel in the bedroom, so not really able to watch any TV in the night - would really be a problem if you get stuck in by...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We spent a wonderful few days at On The Rocks. Tinus was a great host and made us feel very welcome. The walk along the coast right outside our room was one of the best in the Cape and we thoroughly enjoyed it everyday.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On the Rocks B&B welcomes you to the peace and beauty of nature to relax and rejuvenate your body, soul and spirit. At On the Rocks you will experience friendly hospitality, glorious sunsets and a scrumptious breakfast. The guest house is situated on the beachfront of De Kelders, just before Gansbaai, and is excellently placed for whale-watching - from your patio, bed or even while you shower. Our rooms are individually styled and decorated to match your mood or personality and are equipped with all amenities for your comfort, including a private balcony overlooking Walker Bay. Whatever your choice, all rooms have sea views and their own private balcony. The rooms are equipped with a satellite TV, fridge, electronic safe, ceiling fan, hairdryer, clock radio, and tea and coffee tray. Fresh towels, shower gel and shampoo are also provided to tingle your senses. We pride ourselves in serving guests a full and hearty South African breakfast, either out on the patio or inside. Alternatively, why not let us pack you a picnic breakfast to enjoy at Stanfords Cove close by. ... more   less 

Additional Information about On The Rocks B&B

Address: 28 Waterkant Street, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Price Range: $78 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Make sure you ask for a room with en suite”
Debbieholroyd, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for front sea view rooms”
548stevec, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“African, Whale, Lavender & Leopard Rooms have balconies facing the ocean.”
332asiyas, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We loved the views from the patio outside our room on the upper level on the right hand side.”
Interloper99, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms seemed larger.”
Floridafanatic14, 14 Nov 2015 | Read review
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