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Marebella Seafront Guesthouse

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29 Cliff Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
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Marebella Seafront Guesthouse
Ranked #4 of 29 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Dijon, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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9 reviews 9 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 

Ashtead, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We stayed at approximately 20 different establishments during our holiday in South Africa and this was probably the best. We stayed with two friends for two nights so the whole place was ours. Our hosts were very welcoming and always on hand to help and advise on our every need. This is a purpose-built guest house which we believe was... More 

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

Dear Pippa, to be rated number one out of 20 different guest houses during your travel in South Africa is a real honour for us. Thank you so much for your kind words and your compliments about Marebella. To you and your friends best wishes and maybe you will return to De Kelders one day, it would be a pleasure... More 

Mossel Bay, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We are amazed at how really consistent everything that is good about a B&B, can be applied to Marebella and its wonderful owners Gerhard and Shaleen Pirker ! Last Saturday we managed to get a room (unfortunately for the one night only) and it was an absolute pleasure to stay there again. Even with the shortest of notices of our... More 

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

Dear Johan, how wonderful that you both have returned and that we see each other again in the middle of November. It is our absolute pleasure to spoil you and make you feel at home. Your interest in our area and also your enthusiasm in art is very inspiring for us and we treasure having you with us very much.... More 

Hamburg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The accommodation is beautiful, best views in the bay, whale watching already during breakfast. The rooms are very clean, the house is furnished with great attention to detail. There is a fantastically relaxed rest, so that you can hear breathing on the balcony of the whales. The owners are very open-minded, super knowledgeable and very likeable host. We felt immediately... More 

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

Dear Kristin, the feeling is mutual! We enjoyed your stay with us very much and are glad that you have felt so welcome in our house. For us it is also very difficult to say good bye to such nice guests and we look forward to welcome you again during your next travel to south Africa. Best wishes from Gerhard... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful guesthouse, directly facing the sea. Whale watching from your patio! The hosts are charming and very kind. They arranged our whale watching trip and booked local restaurants for us. Their attention to detail is second to none. We had a very comfortable stay in their stylish home - one of the highlights of our holiday.

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

Thank you both so much for your kind words, we are very happy that we could contribute as a highlight during your holiday in South Africa. With our very best wishes, Gerhard and Shalene More 

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Address: 29 Cliff Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2

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