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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 28 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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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

Leiderdorp, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We stayed here for 1 night and wished we could stay longer! The b&b is supurbly located on the coast with excellent view of the whales who are lounging around close by and jumping in the distance. Gerhard and Shalene are fantastic hosts, lovely people who make your stay an excellent experience. The rooms are very big and comfortable and... More

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

Dear Melanie, how wonderful to have met you and that you enjoyed your short stay with us. It would be lovely to welcome you when next you visit Cape Town again. Happy landings und best wishes, Gerhard and Shalene More

Basel, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Top-Level Guesthouse. Very clean, excellent furnished and One of the best views of the Atlantic Ocean! We were treated like old friends from Shalene and Gerhard and that's the best feeling for a guest! Thank you for wonderful 2 days.

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

We are very happy that we met you and that you have enjoyed your stay with us so much. We are already looking forward to meet with you again, either in Austria, Switzerland, Greece or here again. Take care and everything of the best. Gerhard and Shalene More

Adelsdorf, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The whole house including the guestrooms is tastefully furnished and in very good condition. The athmosphere is friendly, you feel like at home. Thank you, Gerhard & Shalene, for your hospitality and friendliness. We'll hopefully be back next year!

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

Guests like you contribute to the atmosphere at Marebella! Thank you for staying with us and we already look forward to welcome you again next year. With our best wishes, Gerhard and Shalene. More

Mossel Bay, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

From the moment we arrived, everything was absolutely top-level - Shalene and Gerhard, hosts par excellence, spotless rooms, the whole house a treasure trove of arty and interesting things, the view as close to spiritual as can be, and sipping wine on the balcony could as well have made visitors to Monaco green with envy. We LOVED our stay of... More

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

Dear Johan and Doreen - It is not every day that we have the pleasure to welcome guests with such a high level of appreciation for the beauty of De Kelders and the interest in our art and our treasures from nature at Marebella. Our various discussions about architecture, art and photography have been most stimulating and we wished that... More

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Additional Information about Marebella Seafront Guesthouse

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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