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Eight Bells Mountain Inn

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Front of property
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool

Overview of Eight Bells Mountain Inn

Eight Bells Mountain Inn

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Ruiterbos with outdoor pool and restaurant

8,4/10 Very good

47 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Separate bedrooms
Foot of Robinson Pass, On R328, Garden Route, Ruiterbos, Western Cape, 6500
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Children's pool
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • In-room childcare
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Separate bedroom
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • George (GRJ) - 44 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Eight Bells Mountain Inn

Eight Bells Mountain Inn is a great choice for a stay in Ruiterbos. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Oak Room Restaurant, which serves local cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. This upscale hotel also features a bar/lounge, an outdoor tennis court, and a children's pool. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and restaurant.


Dutch, English

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 25 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 7 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Trampoline
  • Children's games
  • Toys
  • Children's books
  • Bed rails
  • Cabinet locks
  • Fireplace gate
  • Pool gate
  • Outlet covers

What to do

  • Tennis
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Volleyball
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Pool table
  • Golfing nearby
  • Safari nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (646 square feet)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Built in 1930
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • Dutch
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Oak Room Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge


This property does not have elevators.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards.

Also known as

Eight Bells Inn
Eight Bells Mountain
Eight Bells Mountain Inn
Eight Bells Mountain Inn Ruiterbos
Eight Bells Mountain Ruiterbos
Eight Bells Mountain Inn Hotel
Eight Bells Mountain Inn Ruiterbos
Eight Bells Mountain Inn Hotel Ruiterbos

Frequently asked questions

Does Eight Bells Mountain Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Eight Bells Mountain Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Eight Bells Mountain Inn?
As of 06 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Eight Bells Mountain Inn on 07 December 2022 start from R1 933, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is there a pool at Eight Bells Mountain Inn?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Eight Bells Mountain Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Eight Bells Mountain Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Eight Bells Mountain Inn?
You can check in from 2 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Eight Bells Mountain Inn and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking and improve your game at the onsite tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes racquetball/squash and volleyball. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Eight Bells Mountain Inn?
Yes, Oak Room Restaurant offers alfresco dining and local cuisine.
Does Eight Bells Mountain Inn have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Brian, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

highly recommended.
We had been here before. Just as good as the first time we stayed. Brilliant highly recommended,
yvonne, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Marietha, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Marietha, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

The breakfasts were good if not exciting. The other meals were unimaginative. The menu is dated and needs some serious upgrading. However we did appreciate the service, the spotless white table cloths and real silverware .
2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

It’s fine for the price. Needs a revamp, not correct to say its in Mossel Bay as it’s a good 30km outside it.
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

A gem
Beautiful part of the Cape and very tranquil and peaceful.
Alayne, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place for everyone
It was a last minute booking before a meeting at Mosselbay. It was definitely worth the few extra kilometers: the place is wonderful, the staff is really nice (they actually waited for us as we arrived around 9.30 pm, to serve us an excellent dinner)... I just look forward to coming back here with my family next time!
Ronan, 1-night business trip
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