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“Wish I had stayed longer!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Aqua Marina Guest House
Ranked #12 of 53 Mossel Bay B&B and Inns
Oslo, Norway
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74 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Wish I had stayed longer!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

This is an excellent B & B. Stayed in the Sailfish Room, which from the pictures had the best view. And the pictures were not lying! I was greeted by both Noel and Alida when I arrived and were shown the room. I was quite hungry, and they recommended a nice restaurant 10 minutes by foot from their place (I could also have taken the car, but wanted a quick walk). I had sushi at the restautant and it was very nice. Noel had also phoned the restaurant so that I was expected there. A very nice gesture!

My main purpose for visiting Mossel Bay was the St Blaize Trail. Because I arrived after the tourist office had closed I was not sure on how to book transport to one end of the trail, but while talking to Alida she said that they could take me. Very nice to not have to think about logistics, but rather the hike.

Breakfast was served when I wanted it. Started with fresh berries and pancake and after that english breakfast. The food was excellent, and a perfect energy load up before walking the trail. Alida also made me lunch which I ate on the hike. I also borrowed a walking stick, and had the car and all my luggage including valuables safely stored.

I only had a quick stop over in Mossel Bay, but I wish I had stayed longer as both the food, place and service from Alida, Noel and the other people at Aqua Marina were astonishing.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

Fantastic place with helpful and caring couple, Noel and Alida, who helped us with everything from travel tips to ironing of pants. The rooms where tidy and clean and the breakfast was just amazing with a variety of fresh fruit as the top number, best we had in SA!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Noel and Alida could not have done more to make our stay more enjoyable. Comfortable room with every conceivable extra. Superb breakfast and great views over the bay. When we come back to Mossel Bay, this where we will stay

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Aqua Marina really is a great guesthouse. Alida and Noel are brilliant hosts and Alida's breakfast - well words are just not enough! Spotlessly clean, well appointed bedrooms with lovely bathrooms, and fabulous view across Mossel Bay from the balcony. Quite a steep walk down into the town/waterfront but really quick by car. Incredible value for money and if we go back to Mossel Bay, we wouldnt consider staying anywhere else. Superb!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

After 2 weeks of cruising around South Africa staying exclusively at B&B's and small hotels - This was by far the best stay.

The rooms and beds were big and very clean. The breakfast was plentiful and delicious. Every amenity has been taken care of (even chocolate). The view is amazing. Alida is very welcoming and warm with the visitors - it was difficult to leave after only one night. Would definitely return again to Mossel Bay and stay at the Aqua Marina!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

I'm hard to impress... But I was blown away by this b&b. Beautiful location and very nicely appointed rooms. Every comfort you need has been addressed. Alida is a super sweet host and you can tell she loves what she does. Always smiling! She cooks up a wonderful breakfast, which you get to eat overlooking the gorgeous bay. Absolutely a 5 star b&b!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

Why to stay in Mosel bay? They have great beaches, white shark cage diving, golf courses good fishing, good range of restaurants, scuba diving and the main reason Aqua Marina Guest house.
I can go on and on of how wonderfull they made our stay there.
The ownsers are the friendliest couple i have encountered. The rooms are superb, The breakfasts are like taken out of a movie.
Why not have three diffrent types of shampoo? biscuits, tea and fresh milk in the room, sewing kits, laundry service And a view to DIE for.
in the afternoon you can just sit on the deck and look at it for hours talking untill you need to ruch before the restaurants closes ;)
We want to go back to ZA just to stay here again!

If I should say something negative about Aqua Marina it is that since the owners are som nice, you have a tendency to end up a bit late to everything else.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Aqua Marina Guest House
Address: 74 Hill Street | Cbd, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Mossel Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Mossel Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Aqua Marina Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A four star (TGCSA graded) Guest House nestled in a quite cul de sac, overlooking the CBD, harbour and magnificent Bay, with the majestic Outeniqua Mountain range forming the back drop. Our luxury bedrooms offer full en suite bathrooms and are equipped with extra length twin single/king size beds with percale linen, full air conditioning, satellite TV, Free WiFi, bar fridge, wall safe, tea/coffee tray, hair dryer, Internet access, and all bathroom consumables. ... more   less 
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