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“Lovley Beach house”
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Ceol na Mara - absolutely right on the beach
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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality, Western Cape

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Very good - based on 23 reviews
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Nielsandr...
Coesfeld, Germany
2 reviews
“Lovley Beach house”
Reviewed 6 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017

We stayed for 3 nights in Ceol na Mara with the whole family and we felt home from the first second. Right on the beach, perfect for the kids and for long walks. There is enough space for everyone and you can see the ocean from the top floor shower. The ancient TV has been replaced and everything promised was tip top. We can only recommend it.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Apr 2017
Thank you for your review - we're delighted you enjoyed your stay.
Chris and Michele
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DanO68
Somerset West, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
370 reviews
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“Paradise on the seashore”
Reviewed 13 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We spent a night at Ceol na Mara during a trip down the west coast – absolutely loved it! The house is situated right on the beach with nothing obscuring the fantastic sea views. It is about a kilometer or so up to the shops and restaurants, so quite close. Plenty of places around for running, walking, and bicycling.

I was traveling with family so we rented out the entire house. The house is very bright and airy, plenty of room for everyone. There are very high ceilings so good in the summer heat, not so good in the dead of winter – very hard to heat with the woodstove. The kitchen was fully equipped and functional, however the TV/DVD/DSTV system was ancient, something out of the 90’s, and not all that easy to operate. The free Wifi internet was decent speed and a great bonus. We had a few problems with burned out light bulbs in two of the bathrooms, but we let the owners know so that this could be addressed for the next guests.

Overall we really enjoyed our stay here and would highly recommend it to other travelers as a wonderful and relaxing place for their holiday in Paternoster.

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Liked best: Right on the beach, sea views.
Liked least: Ancient TV/DVD system.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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John M
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“Rustic beach treasure”
Reviewed 28 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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The house is very well located; you walk off the front lawn onto the beach. It is set along the beach, a short walk away from the village centre - this is a plus being a little quieter.
There is a lovely deck from which you can enjoy the sunset on the sea, & the sunrise over the bay. We made good use of the cast iron fireplace during the chilly evenings. I trust the few maintenance issues we reported will be attended to ; nothing major & that wont prevent us from returning.

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Jul 2016
John. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at Ceol na Mara and thank you for pointing out maintenance issues which sometimes only guests will notice. These are being addressed. We look forward to your next visit. Chris and Michele
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CarmiS76
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Perfect location to relax and enjoy life”
Reviewed 24 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We were all impressed with the comfy accommodation and the view of the ocean right outside our door:-)

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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Hans B
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
“Just what I needed”
Reviewed 30 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

It was a typical west coast experience!

Thank you to Chris and Michele for allowing me this experience.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 20 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

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Liked best: the serenity and peacefulness
Liked least: apart from teh wind it was the gas hob that works but only just, doesnt get hot enough
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Flitwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2014 for a stay in October 2014

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Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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