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Mermaid Guest House
Ranked #1 of 5 Struisbaai B&B and Inns
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Jesi, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A perfect place!!”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

The guest house is the perfect place to visit Cape Aguhlas, but it's also a cosy, nice , comfortable place where to relax after a long drive. Everything is extremely clean and perfect. The bedrooms are light and big. MOreover the owner is a nice and friendly girl who helped us with some useful information. I would certainly recommend it. I spent only one night there but I would have stayed there for a longer period. The last but not the least the breakfast is the best I have ever had! A perfect English breakfast prepared for us according to our preferences. And there is also a safe parking for your car in front of the building. My family really appreciated our stay there as there is also a wi-fi connection and tv set.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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cape town
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

I have been visiting Strusibaai as a Tour Guide for 6 years now and this Guest House is one of those guest Houses in the Western Cape that makes you feel like a home away from home. The hostess makes you feel special from the time you arrive. The breakfast is a fest and they have so many choices. The Lighthouse restaurant is highly recommended as the food has always been homely and so many choices

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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Phuket, Thailand
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2012

Mermaid Guest House was one of those nice little surprises during our trip. It's nice, clean and quiet. And its close proximity to the lovely stretch of Struisbaii beach and the small shopping area puts this b&b in the heart of Africa's southernmost tip. The rooms are nice and tidy, and the breakfast offers a wide choice. Cape Agulhas itself is a mere five-minute drive away. But I think the best thing about Mermaid is Christine. Her efficiency and genuine desire to help makes Mermaid more than your run-of-the-mill b&b. It feels like home. She went our of her way to make sure my husband and I had a memorable anniversary dinner on New Year's Eve, and booked us a lovely dinner at the Agulhas Lighthouse Restaurant. In the run-up to our arrival, she kept me posted about the weather and the room we were going to stay in. Her thoughtfulness and efficiency makes us want to come back here. Again... and again. Thanks Christine.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are great - not the biggest but enough space for everybody. We stayed in Room 5, Se...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Pennsylvania
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893 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2011

Very friendly and helpful hostess, rooms very nice and clean, although a little on the small side. Free wifi! Breakfast was excellent! Hostess recommended Pelican Cafe for lunch and a place just on the other side of the main road for dinner. Both were very nice and the Pelican Cafe was so inexpensive and in a lovely spot by the harbour.

Would definitely recommend this B&B if you're in the area.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Wokingham, Uk
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271 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2011

We stayed here one night and wish we could have stayed longer. The guest house is ideal - very clean and well appointed. Decent internet connection and the owners are friendly and always willing to help. The "Bistro on Main" was a great little restaurant within walking distance, and the Pelican cafe at the harbour is a great place for lunch. Struisbaai is just a short drive from Cape Agulhas, which impressed us as it has not been over commercialized. All in all, this is a wonderful and overlooked part of South Africa to visit, and the Mermaid is the perfect place to park up for a night or three. We will be back.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 7, 2011

Stayed here for a few nights and stayed in three different rooms, all were nicely appointed and carry the nautical theme through well, nothing flashy or expensive but show an attention to detail. The whole place has a clean and fresh feel to it, and all the staff were eager to help with a "nothing is too much trouble" approach.

Although set back from the main road a little it's a very easy walk to the local shops (2 minutes) and to a local irish pub that does some good meals (if you fancy a change). of course it's also close to the beach and so on too.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Alzenau
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 12, 2010

We stopped over at Struisbaai in the Mermaid Guesthouse.
Though for us it seemed as if in winter there wasn't too much to do in this region we really enjoyed our stay there.
The staff welcomed us warmly and showed us our simple yet very nice room.
Later we were recommended a nice place to eat and activities for the following day.
The next morning we were served a fantastic breakfast with fresh cŕoissants, crispy beacon, tasty eggs and so much more.
Don't miss the owner's dog Flou which is a real celebrity around there.
We really enjoyed our stay at the end of Africa and would recommend this place anytime.
Excellent value for money!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Mermaid Guest House
Address: 8 Protea Road, Struisbaai 7285, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Cape Agulhas > Struisbaai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Struisbaai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our guesthouse is situated in the picturesque town of Struisbaai, almost at the tip of Africa. Close to Cape Agulhas, the most southern town of Africa and the place where the Atlantic and Indian Ocean meet! Mermaid Guest House offers single, double, twin and family accommodation in Stuisbaai and is fully equipped with every necessary amenity, facilities and services to make your stay at our guesthouse an unforgettable experience. We are located close to all amenities and walking distance to the main swimming beach (14km of sandy beach). ... more   less 
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