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Marebella Seafront Guesthouse

29 Cliff Street, De Kelders, Overstrand 7220 South Africa
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#2 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in De Kelders
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Spacious guest rooms on the seafront in De Kelders with 180 degree uninterrupted panoramic sea views of Walker Bay. Whale watching from your room and private terrace from September to the end of November. Owner-run by Gerhard and Shalene Pirker. German spoken. Free Wifi.
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Andrea L wrote a review Mar 2020
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Shalene and Gerhad were wonderfully friendly and helpful hosts. They obviously take great pride in and care of their home.The Marbella is so clean and well-kept. I loved the beautiful natural art work that decorated the home. I was taking pictures of almost every different part of the house and walls. The rooms are very spacious. The surroundings are quiet and the views of the Walker Bay are simply unbeatable.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse
Responded Mar 26, 2020
Thank you so much, Andrea, for your kind words, it makes us very happy that we can share our Marebella with guests like you have been. It was an absolute pleasure to have met you and can only wish that one day you will return, there is so much more to see and experience. Keep well and healthy in these uneasy times which we are experiencing now. With our best wishes, Gerhard and Shalene
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PaulW_Bmth wrote a review Dec 2019
Bournemouth, United Kingdom86 contributions21 helpful votes
We stayed with Gerhard and Shalene at Marebella recently and what a joy it was, not only for the superb location, but for the kindness and helpfulness of both Shalene and Gerhard. The location is simply stunning, a view right out on the bay, where you may even spot whales from the bedroom! How many places can you say that! We had to rely on Gerhard and Shalene's local knowledge for whale watching trips and for local restaurant bookings etc and for that we are truly grateful. As mentioned, people talk about a 'room with a view', this is something else, it is jaw dropping, especially when the sun lights up the bay. It is a very attractive coast with a very rugged rocky coastline which makes for very good walking, again Gerhard and Shalene can give you details on where to go and what to see etc. Breakfast is plentiful and there were even some homemade bread rolls when we were there, yummy! De Kelders is a very small place, but people visit here for nature and for the peace and quiet which suited us well, you don't come to De Kelders for the bars and choices of restaurants, - those are left back in Hermanus about 30 min drive away. All in all, a fantastic stay and a world away from the busy hectic life! Thank you to Gerhard and Shalene for making our stay so memorable!
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: Just 2 rooms, both ocean facing.
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Response from Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse
Responded Dec 4, 2019
Dear friends, we have been very privileged that you chose Marebella for your stay in De Kelders and that we had the pleasure to have met you. It is very seldom that after two days such an incredible friendship has developed and we can only say that you two are very special people. You have been so appreciative, kind and very interesting to talk to and we can only wish that you will come back and we can see each other again. We thank you for your most kind words about us, our Marebella and our area in general. Please let us know should you wish to return for a holiday to South Africa, we would assist you with hints and tips as well with route-planning to also experience other breath-taking areas. We wish you a very happy and peaceful festive season, take care and stay in touch. With our best wishes, Gerhard and Shalene
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nicole123539 wrote a review Nov 2019
Cologne, Germany3 contributions1 helpful vote
Marbella was recommended to us by someone working in tourism in South Africa and we must say: it has fully met excpectations: friendlyness, cleanliness and equipment of rooms is excellent. The view is gorgeous. Besides this, the owners supported us prior to our stay regarding booking of our whale watching tour, which we really enjoyed. We received worthful information on things to do nearby and on very nice restaurants (e.g. Mama Ritas). We stayed at Marbella with our eight year old daughter and can say that this place should be on your bucket list whenever you come to visit the Garden Route.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse
Responded Nov 8, 2019
Dear Nicole, thank you most kindly for your warm words, it was an absolute pleasure having met you. We are very happy that everything worked out to your satisfaction and that you enjoyed your stay so much. We can only wish to welcome you again in De Kelders. To you and your family best wishes, take care and enjoy life further. Warm regards, Gerhard and Shalene
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Stefan O wrote a review Dec 2018
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A warm, friendly and amazing venue offering an exceptional experience! Gansbaai and surrounds adds to the wonderful memories! Being able to view the whales from the doorstep was brilliant as well. Will visit again!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse
Responded Dec 9, 2018
It was such a pleasure to have met you and we are so glad that you enjoyed Marebella, our surroundings and of course the whales. There is so much more to explore in our area and we would look forward to welcome you again soon. Have a wonderful festive season and take care, Gerhard and Shalene
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MarieA2278 wrote a review Nov 2018
plaisir7 contributions1 helpful vote
This place is simply amazing, so beautiful, comfy, and well located. You truly see the whales from the window of your room. The breakfast is also perfect, with a lot of choice. Shalene and Gerhard have been so helpful during my trip, they helped me reschedule everything because of the bad weather at that time. They saved my holidays ! This was the best place of my all trip, and you’d be missing something amazing by going somewhere else !
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse
Responded Nov 5, 2018
Thank you very much for your kind words, it was an absolute pleasure to help you with re-organizing your schedule. It would be wonderful to welcome you again and maybe you could spend a little longer in our beautiful area. Take care and everything of the best, Gerhard and Shalene
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South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictOverstrandDe Kelders
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Frequently Asked Questions about Marebella Seafront Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Marebella Seafront Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary (2.7 miles), Klipgat Caves (0.6 miles), and Owl's Pub (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Marebella Seafront Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kloeksathome, Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant, and Blue Goose.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Marebella Seafront Guesthouse have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.