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Abalone House & Spa

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3 Kriedoring Street, Paternoster 7381, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked Abalone on a winter special which included dinner at Reuben's restaurant (one site) and treatments in the spa. We were not disappointed but any aspect of our stay. If we return, If you want a room with a sea view - room 6 has a very limited view and I would request a different room. The food in... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff, Ryno and Leigh, and even the chef, Vicki, were amazing! They made my husband and I feel like absolute royalty. We were treated like friends popping in for a visit, it was wonderful. The hotel itself is so different, it was refreshing. The rooms were lovely and comfy. The hotel is situated in such a great spot, the... More 

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Abalone House & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest, many thanks for taking the time to write about your experience at Abalone House & Spa. We're thrilled that you had a memorable wedding anniversary. Abalone House is truly a romantic destination by the sea, and to add to the charm of our seaside escape, is the magnificent Reuben's Restaurant and Healing Earth Spa. We're overjoyed that you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my wife for her birthday and what a great relaxing weekend did we had! Paternoster is a 90 min drive from Cape Town. Our room was very well appointed and we settled in and felt relax immediately! Dinner was exceptionally good and we would not fault anything ! We will be back !

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Abalone House & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us on Trip Advisor. We love hearing about your time with us and we can't wait to welcome you and your wife back. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all I will start this review by saying: For a proper 5 star experience I will highly recommend to rather go to Strandloper Boutique Hotel which is located right on the beach on the opposite side of Paternoster. That hotel is a pure DELIGHT - and we've revisited several times since our first visit in March. A home... More 

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Abalone House & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Your comments are noted. We are sorry that you had an unpleasant experience. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Abalone House and Spa is a remarkable gem hidden away in the quaint fishing village of Paternoster. This 5 star slice of paradise offers everything you need in order to ensure you leave feeling recharged and rejuvenated (and just plain spoilt!). The rooms are spacious and comfortable and have all the quirks of 5 star accommodation. Reuben's restaurant is spectacular... More 

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Abalone House & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at Abalone House & Spa in Paternoster. It is always an honour to read what our guests thought about their stay, and your compliments are most welcome and delightful. We have shared your review with both the Spa and Reuben's teams, as well as Leigh our General... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Abalone House provided the perfect venue for our July 4th wedding with 35 guests. Leigh, the General Manager was a wonderful hostess; she helped us plan everything from the menus, the flowers, the photographer, the hairdresser, the favours, accommodation for overflow in the village ... even the pastor! The day of the wedding was magical. All of the arrangements were... More 

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Abalone House & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your wedding at Abalone House and wish you a beautiful life together as husband and wife. It was our pleasure and honour to host your wedding in beautiful Paternoster. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Beautiful rooms with everything you need - the shampoo, conditioner and soap etc are all products from their spa which was such a treat! Underfloor heating in the rooms and bathroom to take the chill off (which the friendly Abalone cats love!). We had a slight problem with the hot water in the bath which was luke warm but the... More 

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Abalone House & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. The wedding you attended was a fabulous affair and we're delighted that you enjoyed your time at Abalone House with friends and family. We take note of your comments and will immediately investigate. We'll also share your review with Leigh and the team and thank you for your beautiful compliments. We look forward to... More 

Paarl, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Stayed one night and upon arrival they upgraded us to a better room which was great. The room was lovely, beautiful decor and a good view of the beach. The fabrics and decor in the rooms were so lovely... cheerful, cozy, chic and luxurious. My girlfriend and I both remarked that we have never slept in a more comfortable bed... More 

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Abalone House & Spa, responded to this review

We're thrilled to read your lovely review Rudi. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Abalone House & Spa in Paternoster. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our Reuben's restaurant, as well as all the luxuries and amenities we offer in our bedrooms. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We staid at the Abalone house in combination with a SecretEats dinner (elsewhere in Paternoster). Golden combination! Very friendly, great breakfast, beautiful views, plenty of good food around the corner + a classic beach.

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Abalone House & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us on Trip Advisor. We value your feedback and are delighted to read that you had a wonderful time with us and that your stay at Abalone House & Spa was the perfect match for your Secret Eats outing. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Blissful weekend away in Paternoster at this wonderful hotel. Everything from the decor, art, food, service, rooms and bed was perfect. We had dinner and breakfast at Reuben's which was delightful and our wonderful waitron Seka made meal/tea times even more of a pleasure. Thank you Abalone House and the phenomenal Leigh for seeing to our every need and making... More 

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Abalone House & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. You are most welcome. We live to serve and hearing that you had a memorable stay is exactly what we wish for all our guests. We hope to welcome you back soon. More 

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