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De Kelders Private Villa

35 Main Rd De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My partner and I are both frequent travelers and like to try out different things. Out of all our travel destinations Neil's private villa was the most stunning accommodation we've stayed so far. If architecture and interior design are your thing, you do not want to miss this. It's no wonder the villa has been featured in many magazines and... More 

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

thank you so much for your special review - special clients always deserve special treatment - thank you so much for being with us in de kelders warm wishes and many happy returns niël More 

Svendborg, Denmark
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had a wonderful time in Neils villa and can't wait to find an excuse to be back again. Food was great and hospitality warm and villa decor a visit worth by itself. Try it. Neils villa was recommended by Danish friends, we owe them one. Hanne & Mads

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Hanne and Mads thank you so much for your special review - i hope you will have a great summer in Copenhagen and will return soon to de kelders. i am in London/Berlin at present - loving your Europe best niël More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

One of the best places we have ever stayed at. De Kelders Private Villa is an architectural and interior design masterpiece. In addition to staying in a beautiful place, you have to add Neil, an incredible host who goes the extra mile to make sure that you are enjoying your time while over there. PS Make sure that you have... More 

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Vanessa+Mathias - thank you so much for your very special review - it was so nice to have you here in de kelders. i do hope to see you in Buenos Aires - your noodle bar is beautiful ! warm wishes neil+staff More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This was the second time my wife & I (together with our son this time) have stayed @ Neil's wonderful villa in De Kelders. It offers the perfect conclusion to a holiday following much travelling around the Western Cape & Garden Route. The calmness of the villa demands that you relax & the service is second to none. Neil cooked... More 

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Ted how special to receive you review. it was our pleasure to host you a second time, thank you so much for being the perfect guests - we do look forward to receiving you soon warm wishes neil+staff More 

Munich, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Home away from home, that is the feeling you immediately get when entering De Kelders Private Villa and be welcomed by Neil, the perfect host and chef in his villa furnished with exceptional taste. Surrounded by art, books and music we enjoyed an excellent dinner accompanied by carefully chosen wines, the great view over the ocean with a beautiful sunset.... More 

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Christel and Klaus how special it is to receive a review like yours - we really go out of our way to make it special for our guests - thank you for being the perfect guests and also for your very special review. we do look forward to receive you many times for the rest of your lives warm... More 

Ottawa
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We spent two nights at de Kelders in October. The villa is stylish and secludd. It has a beautifully landscaped garden. Neil cooked us dinner on our first night. Although the dinner was good, we thought at R750 for two it was over-priced compared to similar dinners we had during our first two weeks in South Africa. The house has... More 

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Jason thank you for your review an compliments we are indeed 2 blocks from the ocean, with wonderful views over Walker bay from our terrace and pool area. we are the only guest house that i know of that will prepare dinner just for 2 people, which was prepared by myself and a staff member. i think it is... More 

Vreden, Germany
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We have been by Neil through an recommendation by a friend. His hospitality is absolut wonderful, the house is magnificent, the design perfekt. If you get the chance to eat in his house, go for it. Delicious! Thanks also to the staff, polite, helpful, friendly. 10 stars of 10 ! If Gaansbai, than "de Kelders" The best decision you can... More 

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Gerrit thank you so much for your review - it means the world to us when our clients show gratitude for the service that we provide warm wishes neil+staff More 

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at de kelders, including children. The house is lovely, the owner and the staff very friendly and helpful. Even though the house is not directly at the ocean you can see the sea from the terrace and see the whales breaching. Spectacular! We really had a perfect stay!

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Melanie thank you for your wonderful review - it was such a pleasure to have you and your friends as our guests for 3 nights. we do hope to receive you back in de kelders, soon warm wishes neil+staff More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Niel, Cecilia and the whales in the bay made for a truly unforgettable stay. Though our time in De Kelders was short, we enjoyed a relaxing and wonderful visit as guests in this artfully-appointed villa. Our four-course meal was delicious and beautifully presented. We enjoyed learning about Niel's accomplishments as interior designer, storyteller, cat lover (we miss you Tuluna and... More 

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Tamara thank you so much for your wonderful review and good wishes - love the picture of you and Fara on the terrace. hope to see you again. warm wishes niel More 

Wadhurst, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We spent two nights at De Kelders (July 2014) and felt that we had stumbled upon a real gem. It is quiet and serene and provided a welcome 'breather' on our 3 week trip of SA. We walked along the coastline in the sunshine marvelling at the views and the whales with a few snacks which Ceceila had given us.... More 

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neilstemmet, Owner at De Kelders Private Villa, responded to this review

dear Pippa thank you so much for your review. your review meant so much to Cecilia and myself we hope to recieve you back in de kelders, soon warm wishes neil More 

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