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Paternoster Dunes Boutique Guest House

4.0 of 5 18 Sonkwas street | Bekbaai, Paternoster 7381, South Africa
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London
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236 reviews 236 reviews
43 hotel reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our second stay at Paternoster Dunes was just as good as the first one two years ago. The vanilla suite is huge, with direct access to the beach and the view is beautiful - the best thing is falling asleep to the sound of the waves. Gavin's breakfasts always include a 'special of the day' and his lovely, gentle manner... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We know paternoster already for several years and wanted to start our 'end of year' holiday again in this very nice place, this time we booked 2 nights in Dunes boutique guesthouse (we stayed in the dune ridge cottage, which is just in front of our favorite beach in Paternoster). We arrived around 12.30 after a long flight and had... More 

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Gavin-Dunes, Owner at Paternoster Dunes Boutique Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Yvakat Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed the overall experience with us. Your early check-in was arranged with Keathlen and I so when Deon answered the door he was not aware of the arrangements ... luckily it was sorted out quickly. I'm glad you enjoyed the accommodation but very disappointed... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We LOVED our stay there...just too short though. Will come back!! We were treated as KINGS and the views are to kill for. Great hospitality and great food. Breakfast was exiting and new every day! Supper was beyond excellent with Chef Amanda. All in all, a very very satisfactory experience. Top notch. Thanks Gavin + staff. Sean + Christianna

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Gavin-Dunes, Owner at Paternoster Dunes Boutique Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Yvette Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and left wanting some more....! As residents in this town we are hoping for progress but also very wary of it getting too commercial. We all strive to keep it as special as it is and preserving it's heritage and I think those... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights at the Dunes Boutique Guest House, and we were very sorry that we hadn't booked for longer. Gavin and the team were very friendly, the breakfasts were excellent. Charming decor, the room was very comfortable and a beautiful view overlooking the sea. I would definitely return to the Dunes and stay longer. Paternoster is worth a... More 

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Durban South Africa
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic weekend at this excellent guest house.The service, location, setting, pool,spa,breakfast all top class.The owner met us and showed us the ropes.He even took the initiative to book us into restaurants for dinner each night before we had arrived! Most impressed! We didnt realise one needed to book well in advance for restaurants as they are booked... More 

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Gavin-Dunes, Owner at Paternoster Dunes Boutique Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Peter. Thanks for the rave review ... It is really appreciated. We are pleased you tried all the facilities we had to offer at the guest house and enjoyed them all. Also the fact that we pre-booked the restaurants. They are all good but small so getting a place early is essential. We hope you come back to endulge... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a place! We stayed for 2 nights The best! Really enjoyed my stay We stayed in dune ridge The service and views was just great Excellent breakfast We even had lights while there was load shedding! Recommend this place

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Gavin-Dunes, Owner at Paternoster Dunes Boutique Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Mahaveer. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We were just as pleased as you that we made the extra effort of installing solar panels when load shedding hit us and are glad you could have light while the rest of town were in darkness. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Gavin. More 

Loxwood, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

As good as it gets. We stayed in Dune Ridge, a recent stunning addition to the Guest House set high on the ridge overlooking the bay. Although it's equipped for self-catering we took the easy option and walked along the beach each morning to the Guest House for the unique breakfast. Gavin and his personable team continue to offer great... More 

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Gavin-Dunes, Owner at Paternoster Dunes Boutique Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Graham for your great review! I think you may have stayed in every room we have to offer by this stage so we are very pleased that you like the new addition. We try to keep your experience fresh and do a few changes each year so we are pleased this change has had a good reception. It... More 

Jhb
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Good Almost everything about this place is as good as it gets. Tasteful decor, breathtaking views from our room and breakfast deck, relaxing loft-lounge and pool areas. Service is friendly and rooms are clean. The spa was staffed by Anastasia who gives an excellent massage. The Bad The pool is meant to be heated according to the website but... More 

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Gavin-Dunes, Owner at Paternoster Dunes Boutique Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Travelant Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and made use of our Spa as well - we also think Anastacia is the best masseuse in the world! I do wonder why you think the pool was not heated as it is a solar heated pool so there are a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We have decided to get married in Paternoster and couldn't have made a better desicion with choosing this beautiful accommodation. (Usually the don't do weddings, but we haven't had any guests or big celebration- just us:) Our dunes apartment was incredible. We loved it. It's all very clean. Decoration is very love to detail and the owner are very nice... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My review is actually about the delightful breakfast we ate here. The owners Deon and Gavin welcomed us into their establishment and surprised us with a most delectable, different, Paternoster breakfast served in the dining room overlooking the ocean. They served us champagne after uncorking the bottle in the style of sabrage. Although we didn't stay here the owner showed... More 

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Address: 18 Sonkwas street | Bekbaai, Paternoster 7381, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Paternoster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Paternoster Dunes Boutique Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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