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“Handy but not comfortable”

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Aire del Mar Guest House
Ranked #15 of 29 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
Windhoek, Namibia
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Handy but not comfortable”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

It was our first stay at Aire del Mar Guesthouse and we were in one of the self catering units on the ground floor.

While I cannot comment on the other rooms, these are not all that great. The road right in front of the guesthouse is very busy presenting a real danger for small children. The inter leading doors between the rooms, on both sides, are very flimsy letting through every sound from the next room. The room felt a bit like a converted single garage.

While the room was not that great the location is quite convenient and the management at check - in was quite friendly. Maybe next time we'll try another room category which might swing our vote.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Windhoek, Namibia
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

This was our third time that we stayed at Aire del Mar in Kleinbaai. First time around it was just me and my husband, second time we took our 13 month old son along and now we went again to attend a wedding of friends. It felt like we were meeting up with old friends as we were greeted by name and asked how our son was ( 4 years has passed since our last stay). We even got our room that we stayed in on previous occasions! Roelof and his team really makes a person feel at home and welcome; nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are always clean with small personal touches. While eating breakfast you have the view of the ocean and if you forget your binoculars, they will lend you one to look for dolphins and whales.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Ontario
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81 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2013

We stayed at Aire del Mare for two nights in order to do a shark dive. We stayed in the self-catering room, as it was the only one available. While the accommodation was just o.k. and the value was very good, the staff - especially Annette - was outstanding. She was friendly and helpful, assisting us with a number of things besides activities and restaurants. We won't forget her friendliness and wonderful smile. The breakfasts, too, were quite good and hearty.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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202 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2013

We had booked for one night in self catering studios. On arrival we found that shark cage diving tours were cancelled for next two days due to bad weather.
We were met by two ladies Ria and Susan exuding warmth and genuine pleasure.
Since the self catering studios were not available they upgraded us to rooms with breakfast.
The rooms were spacious daintily decorated.good wifi signal and large picture windows from which one could see the southern rt whales( if they decided to jump!)
A small lobby had good selection of coffee table books ,atlases on local flora and fauna.
We woke up with the wafting smell of very good coffee. Breakfast was very lovingly prepared and served in a sunny room.
The only downside was the insufficient heating.


Nalini in the

Room Tip: Choose first floor for a full ocean view
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Mombasa, Kenya
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2013

A truly home away from home feeling. Ria and Susan were exceptional. We travelled 2 families with kids and took the studios. They were all interconnecting and that was the best part as the kids got a room for themselves. Rooms were nice and cosy and very clean. Breakfast had personal touch and Susan was ready to make anything we wanted. Area is nice and peaceful with lovely ocean view. Shark diving is a stones throw away. This is the place to stay if you are in Gansbaai. I would love to come back again. Kudos to the team at Aire Del Mar.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

We stayed unfortunately only one night arrived late and left very early for a shark dive. Our shark trip was cancelled and we were so disappointed but both the ladies were extremely helpful and made us feel much better. We going back in June for stay and trip. ♥♥♥

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

The place was spotless and clean. The service by all the ladies involved in the running of the guest house was amazingly professional, polite and very friendly. The rooms are not extremely luxurious but they had all one needs to enjoy a relaxing holiday in this beautiful part of the world. Susan made it feel like a home away from home. She makes a great breakfast and even when the Gaansbaai shark dive was postponed until after checkout time she was accommodating enough to allow us to stay to shower after our expedition. She even picked wonderful indigenous flora for my mother who was delighted by the specimens found in the area.

Our 3 days spent there were thoroughly enjoyable and well priced. We would definitely recommend this guest house to friends family and anyone else staying in Kleinbaai/Gaansbaai! The views from the top floor were also amazing.

Thank You Susan and the team.

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the Loreggian family

Room Tip: First floor has the best views!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Aire del Mar Guest House
Address: 77 Van Dyk Street | Kleinbaai, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Gansbaai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Aire del Mar Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aire del Mar is ideally situated for viewing of the Great White Sharks. Only 2 hours’ drive from Cape Town, Aire del Mar is in the quiet and small seaside resort of Kleinbaai, near Gansbaai. Aire del Mar is walking distance from Kleinbaai harbour from where the boats leave for shark cage diving and whale watching. We offer you friendly personal service and quality accommodation in: - 5 Spacious luxury rooms, all with en suite bath rooms and balconies from which you have a spectacular unspoilt panoramic view over the bay of Dyer Island [world famous for its shark alley! ] - from Danger Point all the way around to the light house of Quoin Point in a distance. All room have coffee/tea facilities, safes, satellite TV and wall heaters. You start your day with a healthy breakfast and towards the end of the day you can enjoy sun-downers on your own balcony or in our fully licensed bar. - 3 Self-catering studios on the ground floor - with sea-view and en suite bathrooms. A small kitchenette has a microwave oven, fridge and adequate utensils to prepare and enjoy small meals, and there is a BBQ facility behind the guest house. ... more   less 
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