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Sidney, Nebraska
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Very unfriendly, unwelcoming lady owner. Even the staff complained to us about her. We had to tip the staff directly, as apparently the owner does not give it to them. Also, only "enough" stuff was left out by the owner for us for breakfast. She complained that we arrived on a Sunday. The wifi was not reachable when we were...

Thank Ylani C
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We booked at Whale cottage Franschhoek for May 2016. This was done in May 2015 and full amount paid. When we arrived there was no B&B. It had been sold and the owner had not notified us. On phoning her she was completely unhelpful and rude. after numerous emails to get our money back we have had no response. DO...

4Thank JosephineSteyn
Guernsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2015

This was the first stay of a trip life time, to say it was terrible is an understatement, we were advised by the owner Chris that due to the load shedding (electricity problems in SA) that there was no use of pool so we would be up graded, I hate to see what from! We had a mouldy fridge, dirt...

18Thank Rebecca F
Petersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We stayed there a couple of years ago and it hasn't improved! We weren't allowed to look at the rooms before having my credit card imprinted and the room my elder son and daughter-in-law were in turned out to be a disgrace. Continued promises to fix the air-conditioning etc, but nothing done. The owner hung up on us twice when...

11Thank Christine H
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

I totally agree wit the comment of mlukan. After our arrival the first action of the owner was collecting our credit cards to get the money. After checking the rooms we have seen a damaged and much too small bed for two children.Chris was not willing to add two more places to sleep while all other rooms have been empty....

12Thank runningro
Reviewed 8 May 2015

I paid for a month's accommodation including a deposit based on a month's rental. At the start of the process Chris was pleasant and I proceeded with the booking and the moment I had paid she turned into the rudest person I have dealt with. She kept changing the terms, I was not allowed to contact her but only by...

25Thank mlukan
Tunis, Tunisia
Reviewed 8 April 2015

We regret having not checked out the reviews on this place before booking and paying for this accommodation. We would never have have stayed at this place. We stayed in a two bedroom apartment. We booked last minute and after searching for days and getting desperate, this was the only place that was available. That should have been a red...

14Thank Mosdee
Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

The Problems at Whale Cottage. 1). We asked for the Towels to be changed. The Owner (Chris) said that she only changes them if anyone stops up to a Week. We were there for 4 Days, I thought this was unacceptable. She even turned around and said that they would hang them over the Doors. 2). There were dead insects...

18Thank Alan W
Perth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2015

The reviews are very clear. This is a place with big problems. We had the same difficulties as many others - beginning with issues about gaining access and checking in. In our case, the owner was spectacularly rude to my wife in the presence of other guests. As one does in such moments, we thought about just leaving there and...

15Thank David C
Eastern Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 2 March 2015

We've just returned from a trip to Cape town and I felt strongly about warning people against staying at Whale Cottage. It was the lowlight of our trip! I unfortunately never read all the bad reviews for Whale cottage before booking - big mistake!. I agree fully with all the terrible ratings they've been given. The place is run down,...

13Thank Craigfoo

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Whale Cottage Camps Bay is a Beach Villa with magnificent views over the Atlantic Ocean, and is just 500 meters fromCamps Bay beach and 25 restaurants, including the well-known Blues, in Camps Bay. Whale Cottage Camps Bay offers a panoramic view over the Atlantic Ocean, with most of its rooms being seafacing. The occasional whales and dolphins can also be observed from the terrace. The dramatic Twelve Apostles and Lion’s Headcan also be seen from the guest house. Whale Cottage Camps Bay has a sparkling pool, and offers secure parking on the property. It is safe to walk to the beachfront and restaurants by day and night. All rooms have a bath/shower en suite, flatscreen television, airconditioning, hairdryers, heated towel rails, electric blankets, tea/coffee tray and a CD player. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Whale Cottage Camps Bay

Address: 57 Camps Bay Drive, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Whale Cottage Camps Bay Hotel Camps Bay
Whale Cottage Camps Bay Cape Town, South Africa
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“Do not book here”
 of 5 bubbles JosephineSteyn, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
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“Higher floors were noisy because of wind!”
 of 5 bubbles Mosdee, 8 Apr 2015 | Read review
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