"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..."more
"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)"
"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..."more
"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."
"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 :)"
"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..."more
"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."
"Great stay for us and our doggy. Relaxing and always a beautiful view. "
"Absolutely LOVED our stay and will go back at the first opportunity. The unit was clean, neat and very well equipped. "
"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..."
"Not enough decent towels "
"Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!! The view was so special. Very neat and cosy. Definitely visit again. "
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.
"The unit is gorgeously decorated. Michelle and Peter was very friendly and helpful. Will refer my friends anytime to Thornbay."
"a very clean and well run establishment. will most certainly recommend it to enyone."
"Awesome view - very friendly hostess. Will stay there anytime again!"
"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...."
"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..."more
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Excellent location and the view spectacular. The unit had everything we needed and was very clean. Host was very helpful."
"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.
"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..."more
"Comfortable and well equipped! But horrified at all the litter around Doringbaai and especially Strandfontein!"
"very quiet and peaceful with the waves breaking in the background."
"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."
"beautiful quaint little place. decorated in true west-coast style"
"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.<..."more
"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 ..."more
"Thorn Bay Accommodation is a beautiful place to stay!!!
"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!"
"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."
"We had a lovely stay at Thornbay! Well equipped facility and right on the beach! Will definitely be back!"
"20 out of 10. can recommend it with a smile. Friendly hosts and dogs and a very cute Sam the parrot. Enjoyed it fully."
"Nice place but cold and small."
"Voorwaar n netjiese, baie goed toegeruste woonstel, puik uitsig. Ons het heerlik gekuier en sal verseker weer gaan. Thornbay is n besoek werd."
"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..."more
"We had an excellent stay and will definitely return for another visit."
"Best stay at a lodge in a very long time. Thank you."
"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."
"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!"
"Lovely view. Comfortable stay. Friendly. Beautiful interior. Will recommend it to my friends."
"Great stay. Everything was super clean with soul cleaning ocean views. A really special place for a break."
"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..."more
"The view from the rooms are great. I think the rates are very reasonable and we enjoyed our stay."
"Baie lekker, skoon, op die see, vriendelik. Alles net lekker en reg."
"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. "
" It was very comfortable. The view was awsome.
Enough privacy. We enjoyed every moment"
" 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.
"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."
"Neat, practical and very good value for money."
"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..."
"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. "
"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."
"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..."more
"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."
"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."
"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..."more
"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 ..."more
"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..."more
"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!!!"
"My stay was very lovely. Everything was very nice and up to standard. I will recommend and re-visit."
"Comfortable accommodation with everything you need and an outstanding view."
"My husband died on 23rd May & I cancelled our booking."
"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."
"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. "
"We enjoyed our stay at Thornbay. Were welcomed by a friendly, caring hostess. Utensils were sufficient for our needs. Lovely clean accommodation."
"Pleasant accommodation but rather small for 4 adults.
TV not working correctly.
Braai needs attention."