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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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  • 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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Hout Bay
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at this totally exquisite Guest House in January and it was a fabulous experience. The peace and tranquility was stunning and the hospitality and caring shown by the lovely owners, Gerhard and Shalene, was so beautiful. We would recommend you be prepared to make a diversion even if the location is not even on your... More 

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

We are very happy that you both enjoyed your stay with us so very much. You have been very special guests and learning about your activities has been most interesting. We wish you both lots of happiness and success and who knows, maybe we will one day be on your route of travels again. Best wishes, Gerhard and Shalene More 

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5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Back again at a wonderful and awesome setting. Travelling back to South Africa is always a great pleasure. Heading back there since 2006 we are not went back as guests but more as friends. Both, Shalene and Gerhard, are more than passionate hosts in one of the unique Guesthouses we ever experienced during our different stays in S. A. In... More 

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

Thank you both for your lovely compliment, as every year it is such a pleasure to have you back at Marebella. We are very happy that you had stunning days during your stay with us, in fact, it seemed as if summer was starting all over again. Your enthusiasm about our area is incredible and it makes us appreciate even... More 

Western Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Firstly Thank you! This was the best Guest house my partner and I have ever stayed in. From the amazing welcoming, easy to find location, Jaw dropping views. Gerhard and his wife were very helpful at making sure we had plans for dinner and helped us by phoning restaurants in town and booking a restaurant that would be able to... More 

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

It was really a pity that you could not stay longer, we would have loved to hear more about your travels and your plans. It was an absolute pleasure to have the special food at The Blue Goose organised for you, however, please forgive us to have you introduced to our Honey & Nuts, it is truly addictive! Should you... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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 February 27, 2015

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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