We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Good views and comfortable rooms” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sea Star Lodge

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Sea Star Lodge
Ranked #12 of 30 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New Delhi
Level Contributor
60 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Good views and comfortable rooms”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

The rooms are beautiful and very modern. The BnB has German practicality written all over. Each room has a view of the sea. We had the family room, which was nice but it had a jacuzzi right in front of the bed! That was a bit odd, but the room was comfortable and spacious and equipped with air-con and heating, fantastic nespresso coffee and tea, tv, music system, lounge chairs, two massive cupboards and a projector! Clarissa, the host, took the pain of booking all our shark cage and whale watching tours and kept up updated. We saw whales jumping and dancing from our room and that made it such a special experience. The service was quite good. Recommended!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank gypsicsoul
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

271 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    217
    35
    9
    5
    5
See reviews for
29
191
13
8
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (37)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
bracknell
Level Contributor
107 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

I found myself on the 1st day of staying here to be overwhelmed by small niggles, my husband 's response was to calm down and get a life. At the end of the stay I was still somewhat annoyed by shower heads that leaked, cracks in mirrors , plastic wood floors and sound bouncing of every hard surface in the house (not a single rug in the place to soak up the sound), but I do have to I was sorry to leave as most everything else was pretty fine, the views were to die for and the staff could not be beaten - anywhere.

Kindness and consideration abounds, anything you need or want is sorted almost before you can mention it. We were much entertained on our second evening when we joined other guests and staff in the lounge for chatter and sundowner and also much enjoyed the breakfasts with whale sightings given so we could all stop eating and walk out onto the balconies to view.

So overall 4 stars for the accommodation and six stars for the staff making it the five star rating they officially have.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank wbBracknell
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

My 3 daughters stayed here for the weekend and they haven't stopped raving about the hospitality and attention they were given. They loved the breakfast and the huge bedroom they shared. They can't wait to return. Thanks to you at Sea Star for looking after my children so well!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Sandy S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
258 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

We enjoyed our stay. I agree with the critic on the honeymoon suite as well as the overall conditions of the lodge. The bath tap was not working and the shower ran for a long time to get the bath filled. We were informed of this upfront. There are cracks everywhere but I believe renovations are planned for this month. The staff, Katiwe & Blessed, gave us excellent service. We found the view awesome. The electric fire place was not working and no English instructions to use the fancy Nespresso coffee machine. We still had a wonderful stay though and would like to go back after the renovations. On the breakfast - I have had much better breakfast at B&B's that are not as pricey. Out of luck with the whales on the day we were there.

Room Tip: We "upgraded" to the honeymoon suite as it was a lot bigger. But the bath tap does not wor...
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank ecsonza
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

1stly no signs for directions from the main road, water in the honey moon suit that i paid R1450 in winter was slow, property is not what you see on the advert as it's not right on the edge of the sea. Continental breakfast that they offer, they had no sausage, tomato. Building has cracks all over from bedroom to the kitchen, only 6 tv channels on a 5 * lodge, they need to visit Marmalsbery's guest houses to see an intimate with personal touch breakfast not a lot but enough for 7 - 10 guests, worst in winter, have those small ports of button mushrooms, sausage, bacon, chick liver with peppers,scramble egg etc

For R1450 in winter you need that attention to detail, which will add value in your money. Not just a room to sleep on, where staff even struggle to make fire while it's raining outside.

The view is so dissapointing as there's a road and other buildings in front of your apartment, we booked co the picks on your website shows the beach view and it was our honey moon but no welcome drinks or gifts @ all or welcome letter. So dissapointing

Room Tip: I chose a honey moon suit but water took n hour to fill a bath, only few tv charnels were playing, g...
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Vinnie3105
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

I actually came across this lodge on trip advisor and decided to give it a try. I fell in love with the place the minute I walked in cos of the reception I got from the staff. They have the best staff ever who are passionate about hospitality. The house is morden but very homely. The rooms are neat and the view is to die for. The owner Ardi took time to meet and greet all his guests during breakfast. Too bad my stay was short. Planning to visit there again, would recommend it to anyone that travels to Hermanus.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Bon3434
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

My friends and I had long been fascinated by whales and when planning our trip, we came across Sea Star Lodge and it fitted our kind of holiday destination. We arrived on Thursday afternoon, after the exhausting drive from Cape Town and we were welcomed by the friendliest staff. We asked for the rooms overlooking the sea and to say the view is spectacular is an understatement. The excitement of having to see the whales from our room was too overwhelming. When we got to our rooms, the beds were neat, clean and mostly comfortable. They recommended good restaurants around where we had dinner and drinks. They helped us with bookings for shark diving and also advised we visit the wine farms around. We had an amazing time!! We got lost on our way back and called Kate for directions back to the lodge and she was very patient and helpful. We had the pleasure of meeting Mr Ardi, the owner of the lodge who was very kind and welcomed us to “a home away from home”. His exact words!!!
Overall, we had a wonderful time in Gansbaai and thank Mr Ardi and his staff for their excellent service.

Room Tip: Ask for the roofTop room for an amazing view of the sea
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Lebogang M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Gansbaai
0.9 mi away
Cliff Lodge
Cliff Lodge
#1 of 30 in Gansbaai
5.0 of 5 bubbles 593 reviews
0.6 mi away
Crayfish Lodge Sea & Country Guest House
0.7 mi away
Sea Star Cliff
Sea Star Cliff
#1 of 2 in De Kelders
4.5 of 5 bubbles 85 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
65onCliff
65onCliff
#4 of 30 in Gansbaai
5.0 of 5 bubbles 150 reviews
1.9 mi away
Saxon Lodge
Saxon Lodge
#6 of 30 in Gansbaai
4.5 of 5 bubbles 378 reviews
0.4 mi away
Whalesong Lodge
Whalesong Lodge
#8 of 30 in Gansbaai
5.0 of 5 bubbles 277 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Sea Star Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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 #12 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Agoda and Travelocity so you can book your Sea Star Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sea Star Hotel Gansbaai

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing