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Marebella Seafront Guesthouse

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29 Cliff Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Marebella Seafront Guesthouse
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here to have time to relax and watch the other side of the bay. The room is good and clean, and from the balcony we had a beatiful view at the bay until Hermanus. The hosts Shalene and Gerhard are very friendly and made us feel at home in their beautifull (decorated) house. We had a very nice... More 

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Wing and Loes, glad you enjoyed Marebella and its surroundings and hopefully you will both return again when the whales are in Walker Bay. Maybe one day we will be your guests at your beautiful Bed & Boat accommodation in Amsterdam. Best wishes, Gerhard and Shalene More 

Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hosts are sincerely hospitable and made us feel very comfortable. Breakfast in the morning was delicious and the VIEWS ARE TO DIE FOR!! De Kelders is simply beautiful. The recommended dinner accommodation felt like we were part of the local community, eating at a friends kitchen. The night walk back to the B&B was the most brilliant sky of... More 

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Jess, your most kind words are very much appreciated and we are glad that you have returned home with some good memories of our little place in paradise. We truly would love to welcome you again when you hopefully return to our beautiful country again. Keep well and everything of the best to you both. Gerhard and Shalene More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Marebella is in a perfect setting, with excellent views, but it's strongest asset is the warmth and friendliness of its owners, Gerhardt and Shalene. The room was comfortable and clean, with great views and a good balcony. The door to the bathroom was a little "clunky" and the bedroom door needs a repair, but these are minor issues which I... More 

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Tim, we are glad that you enjoyed our hospitality at Marebella. I promise you that the doors will be in perfect condition when you hopefully return to our piece of heaven again. Thank you for your positive review, with best wishes, Gerhard and Shalene More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here in early February 2015. The reason for choosing Gansbaai was so my husband could do a shark dive, which Shalene from the Marbella helped us book. They also booked restaurants for both nights we were there, and their recommendations were great. One of the restaurants we went to had no liquor license, so Shalene and Gerhardt have... More 

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Anna, If you read our Tripadvisor reviews you will notice that there are many comments about how much we care about our guests. Our suggestions and recommendations have always been highly valued and appreciated. Unfortunately we now realise that you did not want to accept any help and in fact experienced our attention negatively when we simply wanted to... More 

Dijon, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We went to Marebella in October. Marebella is very charming and very well situed : just on the seafront where we can see the whales from our balcony !!!! All was perfect : the guesthouse, the room, the bathroom, the bed and the breakfast ! The hosts are very friendly and helpful. They like spend their time with us to... More 

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Cedric and Fabienne, wow, we are very honoured to have been chosen as the most beautiful guesthouse during your travel in South Africa. That makes as very proud and to even try harder for our guests to have an unforgettable time here in De Kelders. Thank you for your kind words, we wish you both everything of the best... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Marebella is a small charming little guesthouse, with the most amazing views. The owners are friendly, hospitable and very welcoming of all guests. Very clean, comfortable and a highly recommended guesthouse. Thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back again!

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Kimon, we are always happy when also local guests appreciate our peace of paradise and enjoy our hospitality. It would be nice to have you back sometimes. Everything of the best for the New Year, Gerhard and Shalene More 

Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The place is marvelous for whale watching. Right in front of you and from Kleinbaai you can really get close on a boattrip. Our hosts Gerhard and Shalene took care of the arrangement. Also for the diners. They know the right addresses, like Kloeks. Apart from the whales the beaches and nature around it is worth the walk.

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

You are right, the nature around us definitaly worth exploring, in fact it is so often called a piece of paradise. We are glad you enjoyed it here and maybe you will return again. Have a Merry Christmas, best wishes, Gerhard and Shalene More 

The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Marebella has two neat, spacious guestrooms, with a private terras. There is a communal terras as well, with a small swimming pool. All terrases provide seaview, and when we where there (early November), whale mothers and child were passing by frequently at less then 200 meters distance. Some whales were jumping, an amazing sight. An easy walk along the cliffs... More 

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

We are glad that you both enjoyed the whales, Marebella and our hospitality. Have a wonderful Christmas back in the Netherlands. Gerhard and Shalene More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is without doubt THE place to stay. The hosts Gerhard and Shalene saw it as their duty to ensure that our stay was as good as it could possibly be, we were not disappointed. We stayed with two friends and therefore had the place to ourselves. Everything was spot on, even our request for whale sightings from the balcony... More 

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Mick, we enjoyed your and your friends company equally as much as you enjoyed Marebella. So glad that you enjoyed our recommendations and that besides Marebella you also enjoyed the culinary side of our little piece in paradise. It would be nice to welcome you and your friends again sometimes. Take care and greetings to all of you. Gerhard... More 

Cologne, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We unfortunately had only one night at Marebella, but we would have loved to stay a little longer and enjoy more of Shalenes and Gerhards hospitalety. You will experience a warm, personal welcome and see: It is defenitely no exaggeration to call this place a perfect whale watching spot. Its right in front of the house where we saw most... More 

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Markus, reviews like yours are very motivating for us, to strive even more to interact with guests and present them an unforgettable stay here at the whalewatching heaven on earth. Thank you so much for other travellers to be able to read your passionate review. It would be a pleasure to welcome you again at Marebella sometime. Best wishes,... More 

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