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Sea Star Lodge
Ranked #11 of 30 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Excellent”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Although we showed up very early, every efford to make the room ready for us was made. Also the breakfast,excellent by the way,was served before the schedulled time to us. The owner gave us the best tips to eat out, and the room facilities were great ( we had our own in-room Nespresso!). The best of all, the whales were there, just in front of our window at all times! We could hear them by our bed! You can shower looking at the ocean.
The wi-fi was poor and difficult to connect. Few channels on the TV. There were only an eletrical outlet on the side of the bed, very difficult to do the hair.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

We were a couple with a 3 year old child and stayed for 2 nights in this beautiful guest house. Every single need was catered to. Wr felt just like staying in a small house. The manager Ms Brigette took special care of booking us for dinner and trying her best to book us for the whale watching boat trip. But unfortunately the south easterly winds played its role and we could not do that. Every room has a beautiful sea view and we could see whales even from inside our room. That was heavenly. Breakfast was of top quality. Our boy loved playing with the two friendly dogs in the lodge. There is a little coffee shop at a 10 minute walking distance which is well worth a visit. Thanks Mr Ardi for a wonderful hospitality. We shall surely come back..

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Every single room has the most amazing ocean view! I stayed in the rooftop room which has it's own balcony, so private and tranquil! You can see the whales frolicking in the bay from your bed, and from the bathtub. The amenities are wonderful, coffee machine in the room, bathrobes, mini bar, huge television with blue ray DVD player. I stayed for one night, and feels like I've had a holiday! This is the perfect place to unwind and get away from the busy city life. Arnie and staff really take pride in their work, and are so willing to go the extra mile for their guests, thank you.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

We have had the pleasure of staying at Sea Star Lodge on 2 occasions, and what a truely wonderful experiance. The only other place i found my self to be at home and so well looked after was at home!!! I would in all confidence highly recommend Sea Star Lodge!! a huge thank you to Arnie and his team you have really put a little peice of heaven right here on earth.

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Stephen and Abraham

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town
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92 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2012

We spent a wonderful weekend in Gansbaai at the magnificent Seastar Lodge. Ardi was the perfect host and did everything to ensure that our stay was a memorable one.

Our bedroom was very spacious with underfloor heating, a jacuzzi bath at the foot of the bed, fireplace and projector with a two and a half metre wide screen. No wonder we didn't want to leave the comfort of our room.

I breakfasted on delicious and juicy passionfruit and pear, followed by perfectly poached egg and mushrooms. Why no wholewheat or rye bread and only white??? There was a good selection of cold meats and cheeses, croissants, rolls, jams as well as pastries and cakes.

The staff were helpful and charming, the seaview breathtaking and I look forward to returning.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay here, we came directly from capetown airport and we could relax here in this deluxe b&b! very nice room with jacuzzi and home cinema with beamer!
Close to the house, you need a car to get to a restaurant. but they gave us a very good recommandation, a restaurant on a hill with some nice views and french cook, yammie
the breakfast was good, but I have had better on trip nice trip. I was expecting more fresh things.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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San Francisco
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

We stayed at the Sea Star Lodge for three nights on our Garden Route tour. It was so nice to be in a neighborhood along the sea. We enjoyed strolls along the water, the recommended restaurants, and shark cage diving in Gansbaai. We stayed in the rooftop suite, enjoying the waterfront views (even some whale sightings, in March!) and amazing stars at night. What a comfortable, restful stay! Thanks for Ardi, the staff, and the two lovely dogs (we missed ours) for making such a memorable trip!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sea Star Lodge

Property: Sea Star Lodge
Address: 19 Ingang Straat | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Gansbaai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Sea Star Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated directly at the Walker Bay facing the Atlantic Ocean and the coastline of Hermanus you'll find this small exclusive lodge. At this place luxury ambiance meets genuine warmth and here you'll experience the wonders of nature in their full glory. Whether you are looking for adrenalin and decide to go on a shark cage diving trip to discover the Great White Sharks or if you decide to savour the local wines at the estates in the nearby Stanford Valley - our friendly staff would be glad to assist you with information and make your stay an unforgettable and enjoyable experience. The modern and spacious design of the lodge provides breathtaking sea views. The African arts blend in perfectly with the modern design and create a unique luxury atmosphere ... more   less 
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