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Marebella Seafront Guesthouse

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a unique guest house that is of particular interest to folk who like art. Gerhard is good and his work contribute greatly to the ambience. Situated on the sea and the base for many a pleasant hike. Lovely hosts as well.

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Marebella and we appreciate your comments about our art on display. We would look forward to welcome you again and have more of our interesting conversations. With our best wishes, Gerhard and Shalene

Franschhoek, South Africa
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Dear Gerhard & Sharlene, Thank You most kindly for an amazing evening at Marabella. It is the most amazing site I have stayed in, in all my time while travelling the Western Cape. It is an absolute Jewel. Your hospitality was out of this world Gerhard & Sharlene and My tour of Marabella was a journey in itself. Your uniqueness...

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Greg, your review and your comments about Marebella are simply overwhelming. We are so happy that you could witness the uniqueness of the electric neon blue sea after dark caused by the chemical reaction which occurs when micro-organism in the sea water is disturbed by oxygen. Sorry about the two birds who woke you, glad that we do not...

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We started booking our holiday in South Africa many months before leaving New Zealand and accommodation at De Kelders and Klein Bay was heavily booked. I was lucky enough to attempt a booking with Shalene and Gerhard. Their own beautiful home was full but they arranged another house further along the coast on the water for us. It was just...

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you most kindly for such a lovely review. For such wonderful people like you it was more than an absolute pleasure to be of help to you and to assist you to make your stay in our area as pleasant as possible. Your compliments and kind words are much appreciated and it would be our pleasure, should you return...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 6 December 2016

If you want some quiet time this is the perfect place. Right at the sea and with a beautiful deserted beach nearby. The owners are very friendly and help you to book the nice restaurants in the area. We had a wonderful time!!

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear ACL Traveller, so glad you had a wonderful time and enjoyed our beach, restaurants and us. When Cape Town gets too hectic, please consider Marebella again. Best wishes, Gerhard and Shalene

Alsbach
Reviewed 1 December 2016

They have two guestrooms overlooking the bay of Hermanus. If you are there at the right time, you can watch whales from the breakfast terrace. Shalene an d Gerhard are very friendly people and theit brekfast is great

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. The next time you plan a visit at Marebella we will introduce you to the many more natural beauties of the area, of which we are very proud. Best wishes, Gerhard and Shalene

Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Reviewed 28 November 2016

My husband and I recently returned from our honeymoon and we greatly enjoyed our time at Marabella. They were sure to get us the best restaurant reservations and recommended our whale watching provider, where we were lucky enough to see a mother and her calf come right up to the boat! Several other people we met along the way on...

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

We are so happy that we could so positively contribute to your honeymoon in South Africa. Your company has been most inspiring and the political discussions we had have been most interesting. We wish you well for your future life together and who knows, maybe Marebella will be on the agenda for an anniversary. Best wishes to both of you,...

Limassol, Cyprus
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Although booked for only 2 days, it was enough to feel that we were staying with two close friends, Shalene and Gerhard who are such warm hearted hosts. They have such a talent for making each and every one of their guests unique and welcome. Can't thank them enough for the hospitality they have offered us. The house is beautiful...

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

Also we felt that we would have enjoyed your company some more days, you have been wonderful guests. Your so kind words are much appreciated and we wish that you will be able to return again some time. From an almost summery De Kelders many greetings to Cyprus, keep well and stay in touch. Warmest, Gerhard and Shalene

Malvern, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We visited Marebella for only two nights but even in that time felt so at home with our wonderful hosts. Help is even provided before arrival to ensure bookings at the popular restaurants. The property itself is magnificent and the view incredible even without the elusive whales, although we watched dolphins playing, but your time here is made by the...

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

And you have been wonderful guests! It was such a pleasure having been able to assist you with the restaurant bookings and with travel suggestions around our area. Your compliments about us are much appreciated and we only hope and wish that you will be returning to us. To both of you best of health, best wishes, Gerhard and Shalene

Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We really enjoyed the stay in Marebella, the owners made us feel very welcome. You can see the whales from the balcony. Only two rooms, so you have to reserve the room on time.The personal touch and lovely breakfast will make your stay worthwhile.

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending Marebella to other valued Tripadvisor tourists. We are very happy to have met you and that you enjoyed your stay at our Marebella. It would be wonderful if you would return to South Africa and our region. Best wishes to both of you, Gerhard and Shalene

Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 3 November 2016

After visiting de Kelders for four times, we found our dreamhouse *Marebella*. We felt welcome though we entered the door and know, we have to come back enjoying the warm hospitality of Shalene and Gerhard. They helped wherever possible, made arrangements for excellent restaurants(Blue Goose and Kloeks@home) and hiking trails (Flower valley and Platbos). Birgit and Thomas

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Marebella, Owner at Marebella Seafront Guesthouse, responded to this review

We feel very privileged that after so many visits to De Kelders you have rated us as your dream house. We have been very happy to have met you and also that you enjoyed your hiking trails and our restaurant recommendations so much. We sincerely hope that we will see you again during your fifth visit to De Kelders. To...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spacious guest rooms on the seafront in De Kelders with 180 degree uninterrupted panoramic sea views of Walker Bay. Whale watching from your room and private terrace from September to the end of November. Owner-run by Gerhard and Shalene Pirker. German spoken. Free WIFI. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Marebella Seafront Guesthouse

Address: 29 Cliff Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Price Range: £78 - £121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Marebella Seafront Guesthouse South Africa/Gansbaai
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