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“First visit this year.”
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Paternoster Hotel
Ranked #13 of 19 Paternoster B&B and Inns
Somerset West, South Africa
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127 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“First visit this year.”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

We like Paternoster and quite enjoy staying in this small hotel. It's not a Plastic Palace, it has its very own unique character. The staff are usually good fun people although the Panty Bar guys on duty this week were a bit cold. When I was there earlier this week, I was really surprised to find people in this bar, watching fat Englishmen throwing little feathered spears at a brightly lit target! That could have been the reason for the staff's lack of enthusiasm? This is usually a staunch WP Rugby Supporters bar, and no doubt there was rugby being shown somewhere, on one of the Sport Channels?

Not so long ago you could spend hours reading the autographs of all the people who had signed the walls. Sports men and women, Actors and actresses and others from all walks of life.
It was redecorated a few years back and now just a few framed shots of the autographs remain.

The rooms are comfortable and with a bit of modernisation could offer more space. Not that it's major issue. They do not have air conditioning but provide fans in the rooms. As there is usually a nice sea breeze, it's quite comfortable.
They have a restaurant which serves the local sea food, lots of it, at very good prices. Their breakfasts these days are very good, just what you need before your morning jog on the local beach. (If the wind is favourable, it can be a very sandy experience if it's too strong.)

Room Tip: The "Sea View" rooms are our favourites, there are only four so they should be requested w...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

The Hotel is marketed on their website with pictures that does not present a proper overview. The landmark "panty bar" is old and smelly and attracted locals who when socialising became loud and roudy. The hiotel restarant is serviced through the main entrance and lobby making it unatractive and busy on arraival. The rooms are a plus. During peak season it was found to be very busy and staff was struggeling to take orders and service guests. The hotel despite being a landmark can seriously undergo some kind of revamp. I will unfortunatly not vist this hotel again but the town for sure.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Windhoek, Namibia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2012

The one positive thing about this hotel is the location, a 2 minute walk takes you to the beach.
The hotel lacks charm. The old original building has been added onto successively and in a haphazard and rabbit-warreny way with windows now opening up into corridors or dark corners. The room we had was at the front of the hotel and faced the sea, it was one of the best. Others was really dark and dreary with no outlook except onto a corridor.
Our room was in need of a full refurbishment and face lift. It was dull, uninspiring and badly laid out. It smelt damp and was quite cheerless.
The local staff were very friendly but the service at breakfast was awful. It took ages for anyone to come and take an order and when we asked for another cup of tea were told we would have to pay extra .... we were booked in for B&B! Dinner was a miserable affair in an empty dining room. I'm not surprised!
I would not stay here again, there are far better options.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2012

My wife and I attended a wedding at the Hotel in September. Friday was n soek and krayfish braai. Wonderfully done fresh from the sea. Very friendly staff. The wedding the Saturday was equally good. Plat op die aarde mense!! Centrally located and stunning views.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2012

1-tv never worked
2-kettle never worked
3- lights kept tripping
4- damp smell in room (terrible)
5- bathroom very old and clutty needs plenty attention
6- overall a terrible experience
7- web pics looked great however not at all like pics on web

Room Tip: sea facing rooms looked nicer
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Cape Town
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

Lovely old time hotel serving superb seafood - huge portions for for reasonable prices. They are not trying to rip off toursist, and provide a good value meal. The "Panty Bar" is a treat and well worth a visit to have a drink with some locals.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Paternoster Hotel
Address: St Augustines Rd., Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality 7381, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Saldanha Bay Municipality > Paternoster
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Ranked #13 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Paternoster
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Hotel Class:3 star — Paternoster Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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