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“Absolutely heavenly home”
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Mariner Guesthouse
Ranked #3 of 31 Simon's Town B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 4, 2013

This guesthouse has many happy memories for us as this is where we went for our honeymoon. The rooms are lavish and comfortable with their extra sized bath fit for a couple to share a candlelit bath with some bubbly. Staff are exceptionally friendly and really go out of their way to make you feel at home. We are planning our first year anniversary there again this year and will make a tradition of joining them every year! They have an amazing honeymoon package which includes a massage and dinner voucher.
The view is gorgeous and it is so easy to find. On check in, you are given your own gate key so that you can go in and out as you please.

Room Tip: Honeymoon room was huge and has its own balcony, will make a point to see the other rooms while we a...
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Liesel C, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2013

Thanks for the lovely review - hope you guys are well! It is always so special to have a honeymoon couple stay with us and come back again for anniversaries. Keep an eye on Facebook for our other Specials as well, but you're of course always welcome to book our Romantic Package again. :) We're sponsoring our live-in assistant, Lucy, to complete a Beauty Therapy Course and she'll be qualifying as a Massage Therapist soon, so we're very excited that she'll be available for treatments in future as well. I was her "client" at College this week and really enjoyed the massage she gave me. We add to our facilities and services all the time, so we look forward to share more with you next time you stay at Mariner Guesthouse.

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Reviewed February 19, 2013

We stayed at the guesthouse for a weekend. From the booking-in to the check-out, the staff was friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable, and the view of False Bay and the dockyard, stunning. It's also in close proximity to Cape Point and Boulders.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Liesel C, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2013

Hi Llewellyn, hope you and your family are well! Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Mariner Guesthouse in Simon's Town. Yes, the position was a big deciding factor when we bought the plot to build the guest house. It was important to us to be within walking distance to beaches and restaurants, while still having views of False Bay and the tranquility of being on the mountain. We look forward to welcoming you back to Mariner Guesthouse next time you need break! :)

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Reviewed December 12, 2012

We stayed at Mariner's for 3 days, in early december, as part of our holiday. We used it as a base to go shark diving with Shark Explorers. We were pleasantly surprised by the large, light, well equipped bedroom and the very comfortable bed and pillows.
The common room is also very comfortable (although sometimes a bit crowded and noisy).
The staff was very friendly and helpful in accomodating our requests regarding breakfast (breakfast basket for shark diving) and check out times. They also gave some good tips for diner.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Liesel C, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay at Mariner Guesthouse. We always try to offer the best possible experience to our guests. It is always difficult to manage noise levels of public areas as we do want our guests to make use of our lounge and enjoy the fireplace and other facilities available to them there. Since your stay, we have implemented a "Noise Policy" requesting guests to consider others at all times and to entertain friends or have social gatherings below the house in the Lapa. We look forward to welcoming you back to Mariner Guesthouse sometime. Best regards, Liesel

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

My husband and I spent one night at Mariner Guest House and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The views over Simonstown harbour are fantastic and sitting on the balcony just watching the ocean is great.
The room was well appointed with everything you might want. The staff were welcoming and friendly and the breakfast a treat!
Highly recommended for a getaway break. Treat yourself.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Liesel C, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review Mariner Guesthouse in Simon's Town. It is always good to know how our guests experience our facilities and services. Just this morning from our dining room, we saw a Southern Right whale breach just beyond the harbour wall, so I agree, we are blessed to have this lovely view! I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Visit us again when next in Cape Town. Best regards, Liesel

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

The Mariner Guesthouse is a great place to stay in Simon's Town! My wife and I spent 3 nights, and enjoyed the experience. It was clean, comfortable and the staff consistently went out of their way to be helpful. The view of False Bay is terrific. You are walking distance to town (although there are several public stairs to consider). Wi-fi was free and worked well. The atmosphere in Simon's Town is nice and quiet. Never felt uncomfortable downtown as there were always Navy personnel present from the local Navy base. Glad we stayed at the Mariner in Simon's Town before heading off to a much busier Cape Town. Don't forget the Great White tours!!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Liesel C, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Hi Scott, thanks for taking the time to write this positive review of your experience staying at Mariner Guesthouse and Simon's Town. Our "shark diving" guests have had fantastic viewings again this year! Hope to welcome you back next time you visit South Africa. Best regards, Liesel

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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Mariner Guesthouse exceeded my expectation. From the moment we were greeted by the friendly and professional manager, we were encouraged to make ourselves at home. We were taken on a tour around the facilities and then left in our beautiful room with a bottle of bubbly to relax and breathe in the exquisite views on our balcony. All the staff were friendly and very polite. The manager was very knowledgeable on the surrounding area and was great help in assisting us plan a day tour of the winelands. It seems that nothing is too much effort for the staff. Breakfast was self-service from the buffet and whilst happily munching through a really substantial breakfast with lots of choice, we saw a pod of whales really close by. What an amazing breakfast! There is much love and care that has gone into making Mariner Guesthouse a perfect getaway and this shows in the attention to detail in all that they do and offer. I could find no fault at all and look forward to my return.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Liesel C, General Manager at Mariner Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2012

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It means a lot to our team when we have such positive feedback. We really enjoyed having you stay with us and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed October 14, 2012

If you want a great view, this is the place to book. Great service, great rooms, a really well set up downstairs outdoor Braai facility with fantastic views. The breakfast was so good we though they had a gourmet chef in the kitchen, really fantastic catering. Close to Cape Point & other great places to visit & things to do.

Room Tip: If you dont like stairs, pick an upstairs room although there are stairs leading into the house.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Liesel C, General Manager at Mariner Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2012

Many thanks for your lovely review on our guesthouse, as well as the reviews on local restaurants. We find these kind of reviews invaluable when recommending places to our guests. We hope to see you again really soon.

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Additional Information about Mariner Guesthouse

Address: 12 Harbour Heights Close | Simon's Town, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Simon's Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Simon's Town
Price Range: $97 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mariner Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Breathtaking views of False Bay - Walk to restaurants and beaches! Custom built on the mountain above the harbour in historical Simon's Town, Mariner Guesthouse offers 4 Star luxury accommodation at affordable rates. As an owner-run establishment, we are able to be flexible and accommodating to our guests' needs, and can offer a standard of service that is exceptional and personal. Our 8 spacious and beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms offer world-class facilities for B&B and self-catering. Sit back and relax on your balcony or get cozy in front of our fireplace. We pride ourselves in offering style, comfort and friendly hospitality and look forward to making your stay an unforgettable one! * We now also offer a free evening shuttle service to local restaurants. AWARDS AND ACCREDITATION: We are proud to have been awarded the TripAdvisor WINNER 2014 for guest house accommodation as well as being an Official Supporter of the WTM World Responsible Tourism initiative. Our TGCSA 4 Star Grading and Cape Town Tourism Membership has recently been renewed once again. PLACES TO VISIT: Simon's Town offers the best of both worlds. Just minutes away from hiking trails, the beach and other outdoor activities, this quaint town is also close to shopping centres, sport stadiums, theatres and the Cape Town city-centre and International Airport. Nearby attractions include: Cape Point (Cape of Good Hope) 10km Boulders Beach Penguin Colony 1 km Scratch Patch and Mineral World 5 km Hiking Trails & Bird Watching 5 km Boat Trips & Whale watching 1 km Shark Cage diving 1 km Cape Point Ostrich Farm 15 km Chapman's Peak 15 km GPS: 34'11'.88 South, 18'26'.24 East ... more   less 
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