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The Roundhouse Guesthouse
Ranked #7 of 29 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
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“Excellent accommodations!! Great people!!”
Reviewed June 4, 2009

Accommodations were excellent and the owners were very nice and helpful. Value was outstanding. Very unique B&B enjoyed the view from the outside decks upstairs and the breakfasts were great. Walked to restaurants and coffee shops in area, check out the caves which were guided by owner. Very personable people would DEFINITELY stay again. Leave your door open and the owners dog will visit and make you feel at home!

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 8, 2009

We spent 2 nights at The Roundhouse between Xmas and New Year and immediately wished we had booked for longer!!

We found this guesthouse by chance while surfing the Net and the booking was made by contacting them directly. Monique, the joint owner, was very quick to reply and was extremely helpful, especially in arranging our Shark Cage Dive during our stay (well recommended - saw a 2.2m Great White while in the cage and it touch me - woohoo) and answering my many questions prior to arrival - many thanks!

On arrival we were stunned with the look of the property - it could be easily spotted on entering De Kelders and was beautifully laid out and decorated. There was plenty of parking and most of the rooms were located on the ground floor. The office and kitchen were located on the 1st floor, accessed by a spiral stairway in the centre of the building, and we were upgraded to the Carcharias Suite which was located on the first floor too. We couldn't believe our luck!! This suite consisted of 3 rooms. You entered the suite into a lounge cum kitchen area with a large settee, microwave, toaster, sink, fridge and patio doors onto the large balcony just for this room - marvelous! The lounge area connected to a beautifully decorated bedroom with very comfy bed and dressing room and there was a DVD Player and flat screen TV that was set into the wall on a swivel plate so it could be turned to be viewed in the bedroom or lounge - wow!! The bathroom was accessed via the bedroom and had a jacuzzi bath and seperate walk in shower! We were well blessed and can't thank Monique and Canya enough for giving us this room - pure unexpected luxury!

The breakfast area was located on the 2nd floor and you selected your choice of breakfast the night before by filling in a sheet left in your bedroom and hanging it on your door. Food was excellent!! The breakfast area was tastefully decorated and comfortable and had access to another large balcony which had enough room to look out to sea to view the Whales that this area is famous for. There was also a jacuzzi on this balcony should you wish to use it and the guesthouse could also arrange spa treatments if required which was a nice touch.

The stairs took you to a 3rd floor which was a viewing platform but this only had restricted viewing, especially if you were not very tall.

Monique, Canya, Dave and the staff were all very friendly (especially Stavros the dog - such a sweetie!!) and were helpful in organising restaurants and rearranging our Shark Cage Dive trip (due to weather conditions). We were extremely grateful for all their assistance during our stay!

We would definately recommend The Roundhouse and would have no hestitation in returning here should we ever come back to De Kelders / Gansbaai! Keep up the good work, guys!!

  • Liked — The Swivel TV in the wall - great for watching TV in bed or the lounge.
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed December 2008
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Property: The Roundhouse Guesthouse
Address: 61 Ingang Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #7 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Gansbaai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Roundhouse Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Roundhouse is the best place to stay in Gansbaai as the owners are well experienced travel operators and own the tourism booking office in Town. The B&B is in De Kelders, THE prime land based Whale watching area in the world and has a unique African feel with special touches such as Shellstone clad walls contrasting with rough earthy paints. With Free WIFI, Rooftop Jacuzzi, outdoor Swimming pool and Games room with Pool and Table Tennis we have a large variety for you to lick back and relax for a few days. Our specialty is Shark Cage Diving and stay packages and offer a fantastic combination package for shark diving and Whale watching. ... more   less 
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