I haven't stayed there because it's a managed B&B & I both prefer & always stay at owner run B&Bs because of the more personal service & interaction with the owners.
There are many reviews on all 3 (former 4) whale cottages which you can look at and build your opinion.
In general, contrary to an article of the owner about reliability of TA reviews, I believe that especially on smaller establishments TA shows a fairly true reflection.
Why would you want to stay at a place which has such bad reviews?
I've just read the reviews and they are some of the worst I've ever read. One thing I also look for in reviews is elements of consistency. These are consistent in their entirety - consistently poor.
I also found the following:
You're correct Klaus, the FORMIDABLE owner of Whale Cottages has a total hatred for all things associated with TA. We discussed this over a coffee in Camps Bay last March!
The whale cottage owners at least are ethical.
the bayatlantic has a manager who has conned the tutu foundation and international artists aka dr lesly zabo.see noseweek the biscuit king .
http://www.whalecottage.com/blog/ . I know the owner fairly well and I think the stories have become a little distorted over time. Look at the twitter account and you will see many good reviews.
I dont know anything about The Whale Cottage in Camps Bay but as Sands says why on earth would you want to stay at a place that has SO MANY bad reviews. When you look at Reviews on Trip Advisor there are always 1 r 2 bad ones amongst good ones but hardly any good ones amongst bad ones tells me "dont go there"
Must have the highest number of 'terrible' reviews I've ever seen. Incredible attitude of owner. Avoid.
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