Reviews of Thornbay Accommodation


"Quality"

(South Africa) Mr Robinson | 10 February 2012

"Pleasant accommodation but rather small for 4 adults.
TV not working correctly.
Braai needs attention."


"Satisfied hollidayers"

(South Africa) Du Plooy | 16 March 2015

"We enjoyed our stay at Thornbay. Were welcomed by a friendly, caring hostess. Utensils were sufficient for our needs. Lovely clean accommodation."


"simple and quiet"

(France) pierre | 1 April 2015

"Proprietaire tres serviable,a su nous rendre de menus services tres utiles lorsque l'on voyage. Encore merci. Chambre simple et propre. K ichenette pour 2 personnes sufisamment achalandee. "


"TRANQUIL AND PEACEFUL"

(South Africa) Louis | 27 August 2015

"I was very much surprised to find that Thornbay was up to standard enjoyed staying there hope to make use of the accommodation again in the future, Doringbay is a lovely place to stay and enjoyed the peace and quiet not to speak of the sunset from the balcony."


"Cancelled"

(South Africa) Peter & Glynnis | 7 September 2015

"My husband died on 23rd May & I cancelled our booking."


"Comfortable stay"

(South Africa) Mari | 12 January 2016

"Comfortable accommodation with everything you need and an outstanding view."


"Very lovely"

(South Africa) Daan | 1 February 2016

"My stay was very lovely. Everything was very nice and up to standard. I will recommend and re-visit."


"Very Impressed"

(South Africa) Hanna | 6 April 2016

"I had a completely enjoyable time at Thornbay. We were very happy with everything at the accommodation, from the people to the rooms, all good. It was one of the Best places I’ve stayed at and I will most definitely go back!!!"


"Loved it"

(South Africa) Roger | 13 June 2016

"We absolutely loved our stay at Thornbay. It is such a fantastic place, the accommodation was clean, comfortable, well equipped, and it had everything that we needed. The owners of the establishment were really wonderful, so helpful and accommodating. The establishment is situated in a great locatio..."

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"We absolutely loved our stay at Thornbay. It is such a fantastic place, the accommodation was clean, comfortable, well equipped, and it had everything that we needed. The owners of the establishment were really wonderful, so helpful and accommodating. The establishment is situated in a great location, right on the beach by the bay and away from the hustle and bustle of city life. We were very happy with our stay."


"Thornbay Accommodation"

(South Africa) ilze | 16 August 2016

"I had to cancel our stay at Thorn bay Accommodation. I cancelled the morning before our due arrival. We had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances, our transport that was driving from Cape Town to pick us up was in an accident and they were unable to drive. We looked into hiring a car but it was ..."

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"I had to cancel our stay at Thorn bay Accommodation. I cancelled the morning before our due arrival. We had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances, our transport that was driving from Cape Town to pick us up was in an accident and they were unable to drive. We looked into hiring a car but it was far too expensive for us to afford. This situation was completely out of our hand and beyond our control. If there is anyway that we can get a refund of some kind or even an opportunity to reschedule our stay for a future date, that would be much appreciated. Thank you."


"Accomodation at Thornbay"

(South Africa) lettie | 5 September 2016

"We had a very pleasant stay at Thornbay. We had a problem with the second toilet that was leaking. Belinda tried to solve the problem and we could assist her it was after hours so the maintenance could not be found she was so kind and rewarded us with a bottle of wine for the inconvenience. The p..."

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"We had a very pleasant stay at Thornbay. We had a problem with the second toilet that was leaking. Belinda tried to solve the problem and we could assist her it was after hours so the maintenance could not be found she was so kind and rewarded us with a bottle of wine for the inconvenience. The place was very neat and had a beautiful view of the ocean.

Thornbay Accommodation emailed: Mon 2016/09/05 5:17 PM

Dear Janey
I was such a pleasure having people like you here.
Look forward to seeing you again.
Thank you so much and warm regards
Belinda

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"Wonderful stay"

(South Africa) Mariette | 22 December 2016

"The scenery was fantastic. The atmosphere was quiet and it allows you to just relax and enjoy your surroundings. The place was clean and it had a homely feeling to it. The bedroom was well equipped and the bedding was of good quality. The place was really nice and my experience was great."


"Great Stay"

(South Africa) Rudi | 11 January 2017

"The location is well situated and the accommodation was really good. Everything was just what we needed, it was convenient and we had a great stay."


"Short stay at Thornbay"

(South Africa) G J Paul | 24 January 2017

"The location and views over the pier and ocean are excellent and the owners helpful and friendly. The unit was clean and fairly well equipped but we found that it was too small for the price paid. We moved the small table and chairs outside to the veranda to make additional space in the small livin..."

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"The location and views over the pier and ocean are excellent and the owners helpful and friendly. The unit was clean and fairly well equipped but we found that it was too small for the price paid. We moved the small table and chairs outside to the veranda to make additional space in the small living. The bedroom was far too small and you could not open the cupboards unless you removed the bedside table. Overall a pleasant two-night stay."


"Enjoyable Getaway"

(South Africa) Paulina | 28 March 2017

"The accommodation itself was clean, the place has got a stunning view and the staff was friendly. It’s a nice place and we would love to go back anytime."


"West Coast Gem"

(South Africa) Fouche | 29 August 2017

"We really loved this stunning accommodation. It is right on the seaside, we could sit outside on the balcony and watch the whales and the sunset. The apartment is very neat and nicely decorated. We will definitely be back. "


"Gawe tydjie"

(South Africa) anonymous | 26 January 2018

"Wondelike plekkie as jy iets stil en rustig soek. Vredendal en Lambertsbaai is ook net n klip gooi weg. Wondelike mense en omgewing. Dankie Thornbay.

RoomsForAfrica translated :

Wondrous place if you want something peaceful and quiet. Vredendal and Lamberts Bay are also just a sto..."

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"Wondelike plekkie as jy iets stil en rustig soek. Vredendal en Lambertsbaai is ook net n klip gooi weg. Wondelike mense en omgewing. Dankie Thornbay.

RoomsForAfrica translated :

Wondrous place if you want something peaceful and quiet. Vredendal and Lamberts Bay are also just a stone throw away. Wonderful people and environment. Thank you Thornbay."


"Thorn Bay"

(South Africa) Elise Engelbrecht | 19 January 2007

"Neat, practical and very good value for money."


"Very good"

(South Africa) chris boothroyd | 12 March 2008

"We had a good stay and for our work the hosts were very helpful in telling us about a site where we could do our work. The trip was very successful. As a first time visitor we were made to feel at home."


"Excellent."

(South Africa) franco viljoen | 22 October 2008

" Will recommend this to any one who wants to brake away from the city life. Thank you so much for nice and well equip apartment.

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"We enjoy the stay."

(South Africa) Anonymous | 26 May 2009

" It was very comfortable. The view was awsome.

Enough privacy. We enjoyed every moment"


"Great value for money."

(South Africa) Annalize Heyns | 18 August 2009

"Spectacular bay view from our first floor unit with own terrace. Lovely warm bed in the heart of winter plus every amenity you would want to use over a weekend at the coast. "


"Pieter en Hetta Kriel"

(South Africa) Pieter Kriel | 21 September 2009

"Baie lekker, skoon, op die see, vriendelik. Alles net lekker en reg."


"Enjoyable stay"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 5 October 2009

"The view from the rooms are great. I think the rates are very reasonable and we enjoyed our stay."


"Comfortable stay"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 11 January 2010

"We enjoyed a week long stay over December in the 'Shark' at Thornbay Accommodation. Everything was neat and clean with enough space to comfortably accommodate the five of us. The children enjoyed the pool just behind the flat and we had wonderful lessons from Pete on how to prepare fish dishes. We e..."

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"We enjoyed a week long stay over December in the 'Shark' at Thornbay Accommodation. Everything was neat and clean with enough space to comfortably accommodate the five of us. The children enjoyed the pool just behind the flat and we had wonderful lessons from Pete on how to prepare fish dishes. We enjoyed strolling to the beach across the street to watch the sun sets."


"Thorn Bay"

(South Africa) Venessa Ferreira | 8 August 2010

"Great stay. Everything was super clean with soul cleaning ocean views. A really special place for a break."


"Great"

(South Africa) Regina Botha | 28 April 2011

"Lovely view. Comfortable stay. Friendly. Beautiful interior. Will recommend it to my friends."


"Lovely stay"

(South Africa) Sharon Malan | 5 September 2011

"With 25 girls descending onto Thornbay with roaring bikes and four cars, we were all comfortably housed. Dinner and breakfast arrangements were made by Michelle and all had a fantastic stay! We will definitely be back!"


"Great West Coast getaway "

(South Africa) Cedric Abrahams | 6 September 2011

"Very pleasant environment and very helpful owners. If you have a family of four, and can afford it, the private apartment looks very nice. A well run establishment and an enjoyable stay."


"Thank you"

(South Africa) Philip Viljoen | 3 October 2011

"Best stay at a lodge in a very long time. Thank you."


"Excellent"

(South Africa) Melinda Smith | 10 October 2011

"We had an excellent stay and will definitely return for another visit."


"Wonderful!"

(South Africa) Debbie Botha | 6 July 2012

"We stayed in the Baracuda unit and it was absolutely amazingly decorated, neat and tidy with everything you would need and a beautiful sea view! I can recommend this establishment to anyone and we will definately be back. Peter and Michele was extremely friendly and wonderful hosts. Thank you for..."

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"We stayed in the Baracuda unit and it was absolutely amazingly decorated, neat and tidy with everything you would need and a beautiful sea view! I can recommend this establishment to anyone and we will definately be back. Peter and Michele was extremely friendly and wonderful hosts. Thank you for making our stay at Thorn Bay one to be remembered."


"Baie goed"

(South Africa) INGRID DU TOIT | 25 September 2012

"Voorwaar n netjiese, baie goed toegeruste woonstel, puik uitsig. Ons het heerlik gekuier en sal verseker weer gaan. Thornbay is n besoek werd."


"Cold"

(South Africa) pieter morkel | 1 September 2013

"Nice place but cold and small."


"The Murchies"

(South Africa) Ronel Murchie | 26 January 2014

"20 out of 10. can recommend it with a smile. Friendly hosts and dogs and a very cute Sam the parrot. Enjoyed it fully."


"Lovely Stay"

(South Africa) Nora Knijf | 1 September 2014

"We had a lovely stay at Thornbay! Well equipped facility and right on the beach! Will definitely be back!"


"A Whale of a time"

(South Africa) Howard Kerr | 31 October 2014

"We booked into the Whale unit for a one night stopover. We should have stayed longer. The apartment was extremely well appointed and very comfortable, with superb views over the sea. Michele certainly goes the extra mile! We will certainly be back to this delightful spot."


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(South Africa) Gert Maarman | 3 December 2014

"The sea views from our bedroom and lounge were awesome, together with the access to the balcony! The layout, utilities and motor safety of the accommodation was definitely more than expected!"


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(South Africa) Tharina Cloete | 1 September 2015

"Thorn Bay Accommodation is a beautiful place to stay!!!

We really enjoyed staying there!
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"Flowers and wine _"

(South Africa) sue whitehead | 1 September 2015

"This was our second visit to this establishment and was excellent as usual apartments are clean and beds comfy, Michelle always a good host. Must make mention of the restaurant (Kommetjie) 6km's upthe road in next village Standfintein had dinner there very pleasant awesome spot for sundowners as it ..."

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"This was our second visit to this establishment and was excellent as usual apartments are clean and beds comfy, Michelle always a good host. Must make mention of the restaurant (Kommetjie) 6km's upthe road in next village Standfintein had dinner there very pleasant awesome spot for sundowners as it faces west. ! Also the Fryers Cove Winery is worth mentioning _ great whites and killer fish and calamari _ we will definitely be back !"


"Comfortable "

(South Africa) Ronnie Ritchie | 7 September 2015

"Thorn Bay was clean, well equipped and extremely comfortable. ÊThe bed was good - linen fresh and the bathroom was modern and as advertised. ÊWe had Yellowtail Room, right on the end which was the last one available, as there is a bit of foot traffic across the verandah for guests staying up above.<..."

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"Thorn Bay was clean, well equipped and extremely comfortable. ÊThe bed was good - linen fresh and the bathroom was modern and as advertised. ÊWe had Yellowtail Room, right on the end which was the last one available, as there is a bit of foot traffic across the verandah for guests staying up above.


Although right on the road, this is not a problem as there is no traffic. Fabulous view of the sunset!!! ÊExceptional value for money.






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"Hidden surprise"

(South Africa) christine coetzee | 21 September 2015

"beautiful quaint little place. decorated in true west-coast style"


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(South Africa) Barbara Richards | 27 September 2015

"We enjoyed a very pleasant stay at Thorn bay. Our unit was clean and well stocked with enough crockery and linen. The shower was clean and hot. Very well run by friendly family."


"A place of rest"

(South Africa) Roy Burnard | 23 December 2015

"very quiet and peaceful with the waves breaking in the background."


"Thorn Bay"

(South Africa) Jessie Hendry | 12 February 2016

"Comfortable and well equipped! But horrified at all the litter around Doringbaai and especially Strandfontein!"


"A get away for ourselves and our two dogs"

(South Africa) Kingsley Phillips | 19 April 2016

"Michele and Peter were the perfect hosts and accommodated us in a perfect little apartment that was fully walled and gated. The garden was grassed and the unit well equipped. There is not too much to do in the area apart from beach and cliff walks but that was perfect for what we intended - just a q..."

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"Michele and Peter were the perfect hosts and accommodated us in a perfect little apartment that was fully walled and gated. The garden was grassed and the unit well equipped. There is not too much to do in the area apart from beach and cliff walks but that was perfect for what we intended - just a quiet break with the pooches. The town is very safe and the views and sunsets amazing. Thanks Michele and Peter the stay was well worth if.


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"Very Impressive!"

(South Africa) COLIN SNYMAN | 27 April 2016

"Beautiful position overlooking the old wharf. Extremely clean and nicely furnished.Ê We did not expect this quality and luxury at a small coastal town like Doring Baai. Great value for money. Highly recommended.

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"Wonderful location"

(South Africa) Martin Lockwood | 1 October 2016

"Excellent location and the view spectacular. The unit had everything we needed and was very clean. Host was very helpful."


"Excellent!!"

(South Africa) Fred strassberger | 7 October 2016

"Was lovely to stay there. Everything available, from egg lifter to braai grid. Friendly people, nice and quiet and the most beautiful sunsets. Bonus was Fryer's Cove just down the road."


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(South Africa) Ronel Schoeman | 31 October 2016

"Die eenheid was baie skoon en het alles ingehad wat 'n mens nodig sal h�. Selfs 'n rooster. Ons het die uitsig vreeslik geniet en die eienaars was baie behulpsaam en vriendelik. Ons sal definitief weer soontoe gaan."


"What a view"

(South Africa) Timothy Michael Holford | 7 December 2016

"We really enjoyed the stay at thorn bay. We took many pictures. Your accommodation was clean and tidy. It was truly a wonderful little flat overlooking the ocean. We will be back."


"Total tranquility by rugged rocks"

(South Africa) Linda Kieck | 20 January 2017

"Our unit at Thornbay Accommodation was clean, tastefully decorated an stocked with all we needed. Situated across the street from a small beach in a rocky cove, the view of the rugged coast, lighthouse, Fryers Cove Winery and breathraking sunsets, was superb. A wide selection of seafood can be bough..."

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"Our unit at Thornbay Accommodation was clean, tastefully decorated an stocked with all we needed. Situated across the street from a small beach in a rocky cove, the view of the rugged coast, lighthouse, Fryers Cove Winery and breathraking sunsets, was superb. A wide selection of seafood can be bought in the on-site fishery - a great plus- point.

Another plus is that it is pet-friendly.

We recommend a stay in Doringbaai with enthusiasm."


"Thorn Bay"

(South Africa) Jan Duvenage | 24 February 2017

"What a lovely location!!! Room was very comfortable and neatly decorated. Views from the room were excellent. Taste all the wine from Fryer's Cove - what an experience!! Koko was the star of the stay...."


"Best view ever"

Liesbet Dreyer | 2 March 2017

"Awesome view - very friendly hostess. Will stay there anytime again!"


"excellent location"

Paul Joubert | 18 April 2017

"a very clean and well run establishment. will most certainly recommend it to enyone."


"The sunset..peaceful and quiet setting"

Lynette January | 24 April 2017

"The unit is gorgeously decorated. Michelle and Peter was very friendly and helpful. Will refer my friends anytime to Thornbay."


"Helpful and Friendly"

Louisa Van der Merwe | 17 July 2017

"Hi
Yes we did enjoy our stay at Thorn Bay we will make use of this again but in the summer time. If I must give it a ranking out of 10 we will say 9.
The management and staff were very helpful and always friendly thanks again for a wonderful stay.
Kind regards
Louisa"


"The view!"

RonŽl Groenewald | 23 August 2017

"Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!! The view was so special. Very neat and cosy. Definitely visit again. "


"Stunning location and views "

Dolf Geyser | 4 September 2017

"Not enough decent towels "


"Total relaxation in peaceful surroundings"

Charles Pretorius | 26 September 2017

"Comfortable and well positioned, this accommodation is the perfect get away for solitude, rest, quietness and 'chillaxing'.
With a kitchen stocked with all the utensils you need to cook a gourmet meal, one need never leave the accommodation.
Lying in bed between quality linen and listenin..."

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"Comfortable and well positioned, this accommodation is the perfect get away for solitude, rest, quietness and 'chillaxing'.
With a kitchen stocked with all the utensils you need to cook a gourmet meal, one need never leave the accommodation.
Lying in bed between quality linen and listening to the waves breaking against the rocks is heaven.
A self service establishment so remember to take your own toiletries as the only guest amenity is hand soap.
I will be returning and recommend this accommodation without reservation. Thanks Peter and Michelle "


"The view, the unit and the welcome"

Jeanette Bilson | 11 October 2017

"Absolutely LOVED our stay and will go back at the first opportunity. The unit was clean, neat and very well equipped. "


"Great Stay"

Sonja Kubin Van Tonder | 11 January 2018

"Great stay for us and our doggy. Relaxing and always a beautiful view. "


"See two sub-species of Karoo Lark in the same pentad Onderputs farm"

Mel Tripp | 24 January 2018

"The stay was good, but that 'dining table' is too unstable. We lost a couple of drinks, just cutting food!

Also NO oven! All the food I bought for self catering needed to be baked, oven heated. I had to go and buy fish next door."


"Die ligging en uitsig is pragtig."

Frik le Roux | 16 February 2018

"Die eenheid bied die basiese benodigdhede. Teen die tarief wat gehef word voel ons dat die plekkie op 'n daaglikse basis skoongemaak kan word ( nie teen ekstra koste nie ). Om dieselfde rede glo ek kan toiletpapier meer gereeld as een rolletjie in ses da‘ voorsien word!! Die dakwaaier is nie in in..."

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"Die eenheid bied die basiese benodigdhede. Teen die tarief wat gehef word voel ons dat die plekkie op 'n daaglikse basis skoongemaak kan word ( nie teen ekstra koste nie ). Om dieselfde rede glo ek kan toiletpapier meer gereeld as een rolletjie in ses da‘ voorsien word!! Die dakwaaier is nie in instaat om vinniger as die stadige spoed te waai nie, wat in die dag en 'n half van bergwind toestande van geen nut was nie. Die mikrogolfoondjie is nie werkend nie. Maar oor die algemeen het ek en Lin 'n aangename tydjie gehad en saamgestem dat ons weer sal gaan."


"Little bit of Heaven"

Moneque Windvogel | 4 April 2018

"It is truely a beautiful town, with very friendly people. The chalets are nicely situated & in the evening when you sit on your private stoep... you will see a stunning sunset :)"


"Thornbay accomodation"

(South Africa) Christa | 12 November 2018

"Very friendly and helpful owners at reception, the place was neat and tidy everything we needed was in the unit, with a great sea view. We enjoy our stay."


"Hidden Jewel"

(South Africa) Lynette | 5 January 2019

"If you want quiet from the busy, loud city life - Thornbay is the place to go. The accommodation is situated at the perfect spot to have a constant view of the bay, from your balcony. The climate is also perfect! Always 10 degrees cooler than the surrounding towns, with a sea breeze that makes you w..."

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"If you want quiet from the busy, loud city life - Thornbay is the place to go. The accommodation is situated at the perfect spot to have a constant view of the bay, from your balcony. The climate is also perfect! Always 10 degrees cooler than the surrounding towns, with a sea breeze that makes you want to wear a jersey. The facility is kept very neat and well maintained. I loved the decor of the unit. Time and effort were surely taken. The kitchen is well stocked. We had peaceful sleeps on our beds - excellent mattresses! This establishment is also good for your holiday budget. The town has a lot of places to dine or get take-aways, at affordable prices, without compromising on the quality. We had some lovely, fresh seafood. I definitely recommend these s/c units. We are surely returning here in the future."


"What a wonderful getaway!"

(South Africa) SHAMSONESA | 18 February 2019

"It was everything I wished for. Wonderful sea view, sound of the ocean and very few people around.plus great service from Michelle (owner/manager)"


"perfect location with stunning views"

(South Africa) claire | 26 February 2019

"The drive from Cape Town to Thorn Bay was a long and dusty one, so we were stoked to arrive at this neat little property in the afternoon. The team specifically booked us in the “Bonito” unit which was very dog-friendly for our pups as the gated porch meant that we could relax without locking the d..."

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"The drive from Cape Town to Thorn Bay was a long and dusty one, so we were stoked to arrive at this neat little property in the afternoon. The team specifically booked us in the “Bonito” unit which was very dog-friendly for our pups as the gated porch meant that we could relax without locking the dogs indoors.
The self-catering amenities were perfect for our stay, and I had no issue with the extensive seaside décor as it added a bit of life to what could otherwise have been a rather bland apartment.
The room directly overlooked the bay and the beach below us was nice, although we weren’t brave enough to swim!
The team also helped us through to the fish shop next door so that we could pay the balance with our credit card after we stupidly arrived with very little cash on us.
The ‘town’ itself is much smaller than anticipated and we easily walked the entire length and back in fifteen minutes. Dinner at the nearby Seespens Restaurant is definitely recommended and they even welcomed our pups (at an outside table of course). I find it is always a good sign when the locals make use of establishments like this and there was certainly a constant flow of people passing through during our meal.
Although there were a lot of beggars in the area, I felt perfectly comfortable during our stay as every effort is made by the team at the property to keep unwanted folks at bay. The ‘hiking’ path that begins across the street offered more of a wander along the coast than a hike, but the views were good and the dogs met their first tortoise.
We enjoyed a very relaxing couple of days here and I personally found that to be sufficient. Would gladly stay at Thornbay accommodation again, but might bring along some more books next time ??
NOTE: A clearer identification of the hot and cold water taps would make it easier for tourists like us to save water. Despite our best efforts we found that the taps had to run for some time before we could work out which was hot/ cold.

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