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Le Marais Guest House

2 Harold Close | Oakhurst Estate, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Ranked #16 of 56 Hout Bay B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014
AngelaHughes2013 Brighton, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We've just returned from spending four nights at Le Marais. And we loved it. We loved the relaxed, yet attentive, vibe. The doors were always open to the large interior communal sitting and eating area where the staff were always happy to russle up a coffee and hang about for a chat. That said, privacy was respected if wished for.... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I stayed in one of the downstairs garden suites on a recent weekend breakaway from Johannesburg. I could not have asked for a better room - it was wonderfully cool, quiet and tranquil.The bed was a King size bed and ensured a very comfortable nights rest. Both the manager Stefan and the breakfast staff were extremely friendly and nothing was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

We were very lucky to have found this gem at the last minute. It is situated in a quiet area away from the town with beautiful mountain views. We stayed in the red room which is private, apart from the other bedrooms, open plan, contemporary in design, minimal and very spacious. The bed was very comfortable! The room is cool,... More

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Durban, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This guest house was I am sure very different in the past. Unfortunately the owner has left Cape Town and taken much of the furnishings, but most importantly the "soul" with him. It is becoming shabby( but not chic.). As a lady guest I found it very frustrating that there is not a mirror with a plug point nearby, nor... More

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Herselt, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Le Marais was the last place we stayed at after three weeks travelling through South Africa. We booked the Rooi appartment, which was very clean and spacious and excellent to end our holidays. Le Marais was just taken over by Stefan, the new manager of the place. We were his first guests, and he was very helpful and open to... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

My third stay at Le Marais: It's like staying in the countryside, still in Cape Town, in amazingly stylish rooms, with a refreshing pool and great breakfasts - Patrice is a very friendly host - A perfect stopover to explore the peninsula!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

Once again thanks TA . Without I would never ended in such a beautiful guest house. I had this big apartment (the rooi one) All for me even being alone. I enjoyed immensely. There were also two friendly, beautiful setter dogs to keep company with. In the morning high quality breakfast with super good and fresh French baguette in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

Apart from the location, what sets this guesthouse apart from others is the immaculate detail odd the design - a modern yet homely space perfect for the creative soul. Added to that are wonderful hosts, fresh and exciting home cooked meals, a pool to cool down or just to relax under the African sun...a perfect romantic getaway with one your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

My mum and I stayed at le Marais in the lovely double volume "Rouge" room. We immediately warmed to our host, Patrice, who ensured we had a most comfortable stay. His delicious breakfasts make this guesthouse a worthwhile visit: our favourite was his home-made apricot jam on hot, fresh baguette... and the French-style mushrooms and crisp bacon were beyond perfect!... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We decided to stay at Le Marais again, after our previous visit. Must admit, I was a bit sceptical, after the other reviews I read. I am glad that I trusted my instincts and stayed there again. Patrice and Stevi (and the dogs) were excellent hosts! From the minute you set foot through the door, you feel at home. Everything... More

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Address: 2 Harold Close | Oakhurst Estate, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
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Stunning and stylish guest house, nestled in the heart of the small fishing village of Hout Bay is only 20 min from Cape Town city centre. Offering a warm atmosphere, 4 suites and an apartment (self-catering possible), amazing interiors, wonderful views, excellent food, large solar-heated pool and a lush tropical garden. Come and discover the place where the chic of Paris meets the charm of Africa! TGCSA 4 Stars. ... more   less 
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