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The Gamtoos Ferry Hotel

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4.8 out of 5from 20 reviews for The Gamtoos Ferry Hotel
Cleanliness
4.9/5
Service
4.6/5
Location
4.9/5
Safety
4.9/5
Value for money
4.7/5
John W - May 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
John W
With spouse/partner

Our stay was marred by a confusing description of the rates on the site.

Our stay was good, but it was marred by a little incident that left a bad taste in the mouth. The site is advertised as " Price Includes: Double Room: Rates displayed are on a B&B Basis". So my take on this is that breakfast is included in the advertised price. But when we went to breakfast we were told that breakfast is extra. I emailed you: "Thank you for organizing our stay. There is a small problem: our booking with you says that the rates are on a B&B basis, but the hotel says that breakfast is not included. Could you please investigate and amend the described rates accordingly". Their response: "The host listed the unit as a B&B but the breakfast is extra if you want breakfast it is on a B&B rate. ". My reply. "I'm sorry, but that doesn't make sense to me". Their response: "Thank you for the email. It will state that breakfast is included in the quote but this property does not include breakfast, they are listed as a B&B under other rates. When breakfast is included it will say on the website a continental breakfast included. ". It still doesn't make sense to me.

Lucia C - Apr 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Lucia C
With spouse/partner

Beste wegbreek, rustig langs die rivier. En die klank van voëls is so mooi.

Baie dankie, ons het dit terdeë geniet.

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Best getaway, quiet by the river. And the sound of birds is so beautiful.

Thank you very much, we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Zelna M - Apr 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Zelna M
With spouse/partner

Lekker gekamp.

Ja, baie lekker. Lekker kos en diens in die restaurant.

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Nice camping.

Yes, very nice. Nice food and service in the restaurant.

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Lionel R - Apr 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Lionel R
Family with teenagers

Wonderlike ervaring.

Baie vriendelike personeel.

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Wonderful experience.

Very friendly staff.

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Andre V - Jan 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Andre V
Family with young children

Net oorslaap oppad terug van vakansie.

Baie mooi geriewe en pragtige ligging. Net die etes en restaurant kan heelwat beter.

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Just a sleepover on the way back from vacation.

Very nice facilities and beautiful location. Only the meals and restaurant could be much better.

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Kobus K - Sep 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Kobus K
With spouse/partner

Baie gerieflik en aangenaam.

Ons kamer het twee enkelbeddens gehad en hulle het dit vir ons in 'n koninggroote bed verander.

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Very comfortable and pleasant.

Our room had two single beds and they turned it into a king size bed for us.

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Michael K - Jul 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Michael K
Family with young children

Beautiful location.

Beautiful location. A gem.

Anton D - Jun 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Anton D
With spouse/partner

Juweel by die rivier.

Kamer was netjies skoon en modern. Buite op jou privaat stoepie is daar twee stoele en 'n tafel. Ons het daar gesit en die omgewing geniet. Die ontbyt was heerlik. Almal was vriendelik en die diens was puik.

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Jewel by the river.

Room was neat clean and modern. Outside on your private veranda there are two chairs and a table. We sat there and enjoyed the surroundings. The breakfast was delicious. Everyone was friendly and the service was great.

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Neville P - May 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
4/5
Neville P
With spouse/partner

Enjoyable.

No name boards to direct properly. Got lost from the r102 road.

Morne C - Apr 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Morne C
Family with young children

'n Vinnige wegbreek van PE.

Rustige verblyf met moderne en skoon kamer. Pragtige uitsig oor rivier. Goeie diens.

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A quick break from PE.

Quiet stay with modern and clean room. Beautiful view of river. Good service.

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Ludwig K - Mar 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Ludwig K
On business

Rustig.

Als is georden en rustig.

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Restful.

Als is ordered and calm.

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Irma S - Jan 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Irma S
Family with young children

Lekkerste wegbreek ooit!

Ons het wonderlike diens ontvang vandat ons in geklok het tot ons vertrek het. Die eenheid was pragtig, netjies en modern met al die benodighede en die asemrowende groen gras en mooi tuin teen die rivier was 'n bonus. Het werklik gevoel of ons in paradys was. Sal beslis weer gaan. Ontbyt was ook heerlik.

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Best getaway ever!

We received wonderful service from the time we checked in until we left. The unit was beautiful, neat and modern with all the necessities and the breathtaking green grass and beautiful garden by the river was a bonus. Truly felt like we were in paradise. Will definitely go again. Breakfast was also delicious.

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Jurgens S - Dec 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
1/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jurgens S
With friends

Bittersoet.

Ons was die enigste gaste in die kampeerplek wat baie lekker en rustig en skoon was. Die volgende oggend het ons gegaan na die restaurant vir ontbyt. (7h15). Maar die ontvangs en die restaurant maak toe eers om 8h00 oop. Ons sit toe droëbek daar op die pragtige mooi stoep wat rustig en stil uitkyk oor die grasperke en die Gamtoosrivier. Haal my Laptop uit en doen bietjie admin. Heerlik en rustig. Maar, daar begin toe 'n geraas van 'n klomp mense in een van die vertrekke, en aanvanklik het ons gedink dit is 'n groep toeriste van die hotel wat wakker geword het en begin nader staan vir ontbyt. Maar nee, dit was nie toeriste nie, dit was omtrent 15 staflede wat so kwetter en "gesels". (7h30) 'n Irriterende geraas, want al kon ons nie eers koffie kry nie, (met omtrent 15 staflede daar) was dit darem lekker om die vroegoggend stilte en die voëls te waardeer. Maar toe moes ons die geraas opluister in plaas van die stilte. (Die bemarkingsbrosjure praat wel iets van "tranquility".) Uiteindelik kom 8h00 toe en iemand kom vra of ons iets wil bestel. Hoogs geïrriteerd deur die geraas en die harde musiek wat hulle toe ook om 08h00 aangesit het, bestel ons toe maar liewer net koffie. Ek gaan vra toe of hulle die musiek sal sagter sit? Die bestuurder reken toe baie vriendelik dat daar 'n groep mense op pad is om 10h00 (2 ure later) wat die restaurant uitgeboek het. Ek sê toe vir hom dit is eers oor 2 ure, en ons wil graag nou al stilte hê, aangesien ons die enigste gaste is. Maar ek loop toe maar eerder, want ek was nie lus vir nog swak redenasies nie. Hy het toe darem die musiek bietjie sagter gesit. Ek het hom toe weer gaan vra om die asb. nog sagter te sit, wat hy toe ook gedoen het. Terwyl ons toe sit en koffie drink, kom daar 2 skoonmakers en vee die stoep se vloer. Maar met weereens 'n babbelse geraas soos wat hulle die metaalstoele rondskuif en hulle pote teen mekaar kap. Ons laat roep toe weer die kelner en vra vir hom of dit nou rêrig nodig is? Die personeel het 45 min lank al daar gesit en lag en raas, maar nou dat dit 8h00 is en gaste probeer hulle koffie (of ontbyt) geniet, nou kom hulle en maak weereens 'n lawaai terwyl daar gaste is. Hy het toe vir hulle gevra om eerder later te kom skoonmaak. Net toe kom die bestuurder en sy jong en vriendelike ontvangsdame ook daar verbygestap. Ons vertel hulle toe van alles, en hulle verweer is toe dat die Hotel ontvangs en restaurant eers van volgende week af (om en by die 10de Desember) vroeër as 8h00 sal oopmaak. Ons het aan hulle probeer verduidelik dat party gaste vroeër as 8h00 wil eet sodat hulle vroeër in die pad kan val. Maar dit wil voorkom asof hulle niks daarvan verstaan wat ons vir hulle probeer vertel nie. In hulle hoflikheid en hulle vriendelikheid was hulle verweer dat "dit is die hotel se reëls".

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Bittersweet.

We were the only guests in the campsite which was very nice and quiet and clean. The next morning we went to the restaurant for breakfast. (7h15). But the reception and the restaurant then only open at 8h00. We then sat there dry-mouthed on the beautiful, pretty stoep that looked out peacefully and quietly over the lawns and the Gamtoos River. Take out my Laptop and do some admin. Lovely and peaceful. But, there then started a noise from a bunch of people in one of the rooms, and at first we thought it was a group of tourists from the hotel who woke up and started standing closer for breakfast. But no, it wasn't tourists, it was about 15 staff members chirping and "chatting". (7h30) An annoying noise, because even though we couldn't even get coffee, (with about 15 staff members there) it was at least nice to appreciate the early morning silence and the birds. But then we had to listen to the noise instead of the silence. (The marketing brochure does say something about "tranquility".) Finally 8h00 comes and someone comes to ask if we want to order something. Highly annoyed by the noise and the loud music that they also put on at 08h00, we would rather just order coffee. I was going to ask if they would turn the music down? The manager then very kindly reckons that there is a group of people on their way at 10h00 (2 hours later) who have booked out the restaurant. I then told him that it is only in 2 hours, and we would like to have quiet now, since we are the only guests. But I walked away instead, because I didn't feel like more poor reasoning. At least he turned the music down a little. I then went to ask him again to please. to sit even more softly, which he then also did. While we were sitting and drinking coffee, 2 cleaners came and swept the stoep's floor. But again with a chattering noise as they move the metal chairs around and bump their paws against each other. We then call the waiter again and ask him if it is really necessary? The staff have been sitting there laughing and making noise for 45 minutes, but now that it's 8:00 and guests are trying to enjoy their coffee (or breakfast), now they come and once again make a noise while there are guests. He then asked them to come clean later instead. Just then the manager and his young and friendly receptionist also walked by. We then told them about everything, and their defense was that the Hotel reception and restaurant will only open from next week (around the 10th of December) earlier than 8h00. We tried to explain to them that some guests want to eat earlier than 8h00 so that they can get in the way earlier. But they don't seem to understand anything we're trying to tell them. In their courtesy and their friendliness, they defended that "these are the hotel's rules".

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Niël B - Oct 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Niël B
Family with teenagers

'n Naweek van rus en ontspan.

Die kampterrein is skoon en versorg. Ablusieblok word kort-kort skoongemaak deur vriendelike werkers. Tieners was heeltyd by die water om vis te vang en het ons kans gegee om te kuier met ander kampeerders. Jammer dat van die bote verby gejaag het, maar het nie die visse baie gepla nie. Sal enige tyd weer daar kamp.

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A weekend of rest and relaxation.

The campsite is clean and well maintained. Ablution block is cleaned every now and then by friendly workers. Teenagers were at the water all the time fishing and gave us a chance to hang out with other campers. Too bad some of the boats were rushing by, but didn't bother the fish much. Would camp there again anytime.

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Belmare S - Sep 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Belmare S
With spouse/partner

Gemengde Gevoelens.

Die ligging is puik, die uitsig is fantasties. Die kamer en badkamer het geen ventilasie-gate nie en 'n mens kan nie eintlik die vensters ooplos as jy nie daar is nie - so als bly klam en bedompig. Ons kamer was ongelukkig nie skoon nie, toe ek bestuur kontak oor die gebruikte beddegoed het hy dadelik vir my nuwes gebring. Maar daar word van my verwag om self my bed oor te trek (en my op die ou einde gehelp) - nie doodsake nie, maar ek sou dit tog anders wou gehad het. Die ontbyt was olierig en daar is baie ruimte vir verbetering - ons het net een ontbyt by die hotel geëet en verder liewer na die dorp se restaurante gegaan. Die personeel in die restaurant was baie vriendelik en behulpsaam, ontvangsdame het my hanteer (toe ek geskakel het om te laat weet ons mag dalk laat inklok) asof sy my die wêreld se grootste guns doen. So. Gemengde gevoelens, maar ek sal waarskynlik weer soontoe gaan.

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Mixed Feelings.

The location is great, the view is fantastic. The room and bathroom have no ventilation holes and you can't actually leave the windows open when you're not there - so it stays damp and stuffy. Unfortunately our room was not clean, when I contacted the manager about the used bedding he immediately brought me new ones. But I'm expected to make my own bed (and helped me in the end) - not death cases, but I'd have it differently. The breakfast was oily and there is a lot of room for improvement - we only ate one breakfast at the hotel and otherwise preferred to go to the town's restaurants. The staff in the restaurant were very friendly and helpful, the receptionist treated me (when I called to let them know we might check in late) as if she was doing me the world's greatest favor. So. Mixed feelings, but I would probably go there again.

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Lucia C - Jan 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Lucia C
With spouse/partner

Rustig en mooi.

Skoon en netjies, vriendelike personeel. Kamer was mooi en die bed het heerlik geslaap. Sal baie beslis dit aanbeveel.

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Quiet and beautiful.

Clean and tidy, friendly staff. Room was beautiful and the bed slept great. Would definitely recommend it.

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Karen B - Nov 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Karen B
With friends

Great stay!

What a lovely place. It was our first time visit, and I am sorry that we booked such a short stay. Definitely planning a longer stay soon. Well maintained camping area and ablutions. Friendly staff, and they even have a shop on site for the forgotten items for our camp. Felt very safe there and we even left all our camping stuff outside when we went to bed!

Nydine M - Aug 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Nydine M
With spouse/partner

Rustig.

Baie lekker atmosfeer.

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Restful.

Very nice atmosphere.

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Mariska C - Oct 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Mariska C
With spouse/partner

Ongelooflik lekker gewees

Ongelooflik lekker

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It was incredibly fun

Incredibly delicious

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Maryke G - Sep 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Maryke G
With spouse/partner

Baie lekker. En goeie vriendelike diens

Baie lekker. En goeie vriendelike diens.

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Very nice. And good friendly service

Very nice. And good friendly service.

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The Gamtoos Ferry Hotel 's response

HI Maryke,
Thank you for your review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us as well as our service.
We hope to accommodate you again in future.
Kind regards,
Gamtoos Ferry Hotel

The Gamtoos Ferry Hotel
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  • Capacity: 246 people
  • All ages welcome
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 18:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: 1 Lourie Road, R102, Jeffreys Bay, 6330, Eastern Cape
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