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The Roundhouse Guesthouse
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All reviewsround househot tubthe ownerabalonetop deckshark cage divingwhale watchingrooftop jacuzzicape townan amazing place to stayb bde keldersour room was spaciousself catering cottagestay there againnice staygreat whites
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

We were lucky enough to get the last and best room in the "Roundhouse" - King Sized bed, separate Living Room - TV that rotated thru the wall between both rooms. Spiral staircase up through the middle of the house. Top floor Fabulous Bar, Sundeck and BBQ. Unfortunately our stay was short as we were had to be up at 6 am to go Cage Shark diviing. Dave was good enough to let us come back around noon and shower before we continued on with our journey. Only con--no Air conditioning.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Round house bed and breakfast

I booked this through white shark diving company. For a little extra I upgraded to the luxury room. I was only here for one night.

I haven't stayed in a bed and breakfast since University and memories aren't good.

But the roundhouse was like the 5 star versions of a bed and breakfast.


Checkin.
Cos everything was prepaid, I walked straight into the room.


Staff
Very friendly and nice. Bend over backwards to help with any query. Terri The owner was great and helpful. Immediate attention to any requests. His assistant manageress was very accommodating and helpful.


Room
Worth paying for an upgrade, you get a nice lounge with the kitchen, massive bathroom and bedroom was spacious and decorated well.

TV was a bit small but that's minor. Bathroom Very big with shower and a corner tub, bedroom perfect. Sleep quality was very good no air con but you have a massive fan to use.

The room was like being back at home, relaxing, chilled, clean and well decorated.

Location
Gansbaai is a small town so location doesn't make a difference. But liked the fact cos of its round design looks like a castle on top of a hill. The owner dropped me of to the dive company. So getting around not an issue as the owner helps.

Overall
Quality of room and staff off high standards. What set this place apart from big hotel chains is that you get a nice personal experience.

I would most definitely highly recommend.

If you find my review helpful select YES.

Room Tip: Upgrade to luxury room as the cost isn't much more.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Had a great time while we were there.Dave and his staff were very accommadating while we were there from picking us up in Capetown to driving us to great local restaurants, and then after our Shark cage diving and then driving us back to Capetown airport for the next leg of our adventure.

Thanks Dave and I will see you again!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank kddrew
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roundhouse100, Owner at The Roundhouse Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2013

Thanks for the great review! It was great having the group in Gansbaai and happy everything was memorable for you! I hope Mozambique was a blast and you had lots of Shark action!!

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Reviewed February 4, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the roundhouse. The staff and owner are very friendly an helpful. The rooms are clean, spacious and very comfortable. There is a lot of information on resturants and things to do in the area made availiable. We didnt have a car during our stay, so got rides anywherewe needed to go. It was great!!!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Simpiwe S
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

This was a perfect stop off for the beginning of our trip along the garden route. After leaving Cape Town we headed to Gansbaai. The guest house was perfect, it had a jacuzzi on the top terrace were we would sit in the evenings with strawberries and champagne meeting other interesting travellers doing the same as us. We had booked shark diving and whale watching, unfortunately the whale watching was cancelled due to the weather but we managed to see some from the jacuzzi terrace and from walking down on the bay. The shark diving was a fantastic experience definitely recommended, even if you don't want to go in the water you see most of the action from the boat. The rooms were spotlessly clean, very well equipped and designed with beautiful taste. The breakfast alone is worth going for, the pancakes are the best I have ever tasted!!! There is not much to do in the town so bear that in mind when booking multiple nights.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank thelemontreesicily
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