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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Great place, great location and above it all, great host - Villieria made us feel at home from the minute we parked our car. Such a nice and welcoming lady. The house is very well located, the rooms are like a sweet dream and the breakfast served with great smile. Don't miss it.

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Paris, France
Reviewed 30 July 2014

The perfect place in the perfect location ! Villieria's house is just beautiful, with a great sea view. A delicious and abundant breakfast, perfect for a long day of excursion. little and lovely attention from the owner make you feel like being at home. She also helped us for shark diving booking and best restaurant or activities in the area...

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2014

The charming host makes up for a rather poor room. Very hot with a tiny bathroom. It did have good sea views. The veranda was okay whilst it was shady but as the sun came over it was far too hot. It was a shared veranda and could be a problem if guests smoked there. The breakfast although not special...

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Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 June 2013

We stayed here in November and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We are planning our return trip for next year and can't wait to stay here again. The host was very friendly and the breakfast was wonderful, rooms were always very clean. The location was fantastic and we were able to watch the Whales during this season. We would recommend...

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Herrliberg
Reviewed 31 January 2013

A 5 nights stay at this very charming guest house will long last in our memories! Villieria - our charming host - made us really feeling every day "at home"! We got so many interesting news about the area, and what to enjoy there. Nothing was missing at the breakfast table - more than ever was expected. Breathtaking view from...

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Groblersdal, South Africa
Reviewed 16 January 2013

The Bay lodge has a nice homy feeling. Tannie Villieria knows exactly when to talk to you and when to let you do your own thing. We had a wonderfull time at the Bay lodge, just a stone throw away from the ocean. Lovely walking trails and off course fantastic shark cage diving. Thank you Villieria, to make my Husban'd...

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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 27 December 2012 via mobile

What a breath taking view. After a great drive from CT via the ocean drive we arrived in this small village and were welcomed with a great smile. The B&B is located on top of this beautiful hill with an awesome view of the ocean. A short walk away and you reach this very nice beach. Cold water but refreshing....

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1Thank Alessio L
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 December 2012

We loved our stay here. This is a great place to base yourself to explore the Whale Coast. Unfortunately we were visiting at the wrong time to actually see these magnificent creatures and had to make do with the cute resident cat. We stayed here for four nights in two sea facing rooms with balconies on the upper floor. The...

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Reviewed 7 October 2012

I stayed in the Bay Lodge with family and we had 2 sea view rooms. The rooms are in great shape, nice interior and a very friendly hostess. She really goes out of her way to make you comfortable. It is a great spot for whale spotting and it is a short drive to Gansbaai itself. I recommend the place...

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Cumbria, UK
Reviewed 4 June 2012

We spent a short one night stay in the Bay Lodge as part of our honeymoon after having a shark cage dive near by. The Lodge is located in DeKelders, a residential area a couple of minutes down the road from Gansbaai by car. The house has a lovely few over the bay/ocean when whales are easily spotted at the...

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Address: 15 Birkenhead Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Price Range: $104 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bay Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Rooms 1 & 2 have views of the bay.”
 of 5 bubbles JenniferR893, 28 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Definitely take a room with a balcony!”
 of 5 bubbles IsabellaFarAway, 2 Feb 2015 | Read review
“seaview rooms”
 of 5 bubbles hofhab, 12 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Ask for the front room facing the sea, with the large balcony”
 of 5 bubbles Hati2, 31 Jan 2013 | Read review
“If you are in room one (the room with the best view) you will need to close all windows and doors when it's windy otherwise the chimney will be whisteling in your ears the whole night !!”
 of 5 bubbles Lionsguesthouse-Els, 16 Jan 2013 | Read review
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