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Mariner Guesthouse

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12 Harbour Heights Close, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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Ranked #6 of 33 Simon's Town B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Very pleasant visit. Beautiful view of the harbor. Very nice breakfast with a nice variety to chose from. Very friendly and good service. Thank your Mariner Guesthouse, our stay with you was very pleasant!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. We were made to feel right at home as soon as we walked in the door. Great location, beautiful views, and FANTASTIC staff. We stayed for two nights and have no complaints. The breakfasts were wonderful, we greatly enjoyed having coffee on our balcony in our room. We would definitely stay here again.

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Liesel C, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for such positive feedback! It is always good to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay at Mariner Guesthouse. We love what we do and it is very important to us that the entire experience should be "wonderful" - thank you! :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After my 4 day trek across Table Mountain and its national park I thought I deserved a more luxurious bed & bathroom than the rural tents in Oranje Kloof and Silvermine, however comfortable they were. the hostess was incredibly welcoming and made sure I had a complimentary shuttle from and to the Mariner Guesthouse at my chosen times since I... More 

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Liesel C, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for all the positive feedback. The complimentary evening shuttle is a new service we offer to guests who prefer not to walk or drive themselves to restaurants in the evenings. I am happy to hear that this convenience contributed to an enjoyable stay. In case other readers don't know about the recent scheduled power failures in South Africa,... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the stay , If I wanted 1 thing more, I would ask for that better coffee please...nothing better than great coffee at a good B&B Overall a nice experiance, with clean rooms :-) dvjvjbvebvevbkejbv

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Liesel C, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse, responded to this review

We also enjoy good coffee which is why we have freshly ground French Press coffee in all our rooms. The instant coffee also available is an alternative for those guests who prefer not to use the French Press. I am sorry you did not like either of these options. We do try to offer our guests the best possible amenities,... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here with a group of pupils on a recent visit to Simon's Town High School. The rooms are excellent, the view and breakfast superb and we were made to feel very welcome. The minibus into town and back for our evening meal was also most welcome. Would highly recommend.

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Liesel C, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you! You do such great work to expand your pupils' horizons. It was a pleasure to contribute to the group's positive experience of South Africa! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Mariner guest house on a visit to get to know Simons Town . We were welcomed to a very clean comfortable guest house with really good views over the bay. We had a lovely large room with a big 4 poster bed which was lovely as it was Valentines weekend! The room had a microwave and... More 

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Liesel C, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you, I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Aah, if you had visited a few weeks later, your room's balustrade would have been sanded down and shiny, as those of the other balconies. We varnish all woodwork once a year after our summer season and this year started working our way from the bottom floor up. Your... More 

Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a lovely, clean, modern guesthouse overlooking False Bay. We were in an Executive Twin Room, so the ensuite is small with only a shower. More shelves and hooks in there would be welcome. The breakfasts were excellent with the added bonus of overlooking the bay each morning. We were able to sit on the terrace one morning and... More 

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Liesel C, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse, responded to this review

I am happy you enjoyed your stay at Mariner Guesthouse. I appreciate your advice on adding extra hooks to the bathrooms. The Twin Room bathrooms are smaller than those of the other rooms with full bathrooms, so we will definitely add extra shelving as well. Kind regards, Liesel :) More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Lovely modern guesthouse way up on a steep hillside overlooking the port and bay. Large rooms with great views, large comfortable beds and plenty of facilities. Excellent breakfast and charming hosts. Good base for penguins at Boulders beach and for Cape Point.

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Thank you for taking to time to write a review following your stay at Mariner Guesthouse in Simon's Town. Yes, the mountains of the Cape Peninsula are quite steep, so even though we are located only 2 roads above the main coastal road and within walking distance of beaches and restaurants, it is a bit up-hill back to the guest... More 

Dortmund, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We loved all aspects of our stay: our room and the breakfast were excellent, so was the friendliness of our hosts. Lovely attention to detail in the room and bath room. Stunning views over False Bay from the breakfast area and balcony.

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Thank you! Come stay with us again on your next visit to South Africa! More 

Liege, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We stayed in the family room (the one under the roof). Unfortunately that night, the wind was very strong, and the noise in the room was such that I only slept very little. The Manager was extremely sorry about the disagreement and offered us a serious rebate. The quality of the breakfast, served on the terrasse was such that we... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback on your stay at Mariner Guesthouse. December/January are our windy months and we had an exceptionally windy January this year. I am once again very sorry for the disturbance this caused. We are in the process of putting more insulation to these ceilings to minimize the sound of the... More 

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