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Aire del Mar Guest House
Ranked #15 of 29 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
Homer, Alaska
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

My brother and I stayed for two nights. It is an excellent value for the quality lodging and the friendly, helpful staff. Susan even taught us some Afrikaans! The staff helped us plan our trip forward with suggestions, bookings and travel advice. The location is very close to the shark diving boats and just a short walk to some great oceanside. The breakfast here is just awesome, we had a hard time leaving in the morning. It is quiet (except for the surf!) and safe, in a quiet residential area of nice homes.

Room Tip: You cannot go wrong here in Gansbaai, they have it all.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Kathu Northern Cape
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

We stayed 9 days at Aire del Mar Guest House during the December 2012 holidays. We had a warm welcom. The rooms are spacious and clean. Kleinbaai is a clean and nice place, people were very friendly. it is sarrounded by beautiful places. It was our first time we visited Kleinbaai and it was a wonderful experience.

Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed 31 January 2013

The Guesthouse is placed a little bit of on a lonely street i Kleinbaai, but if you are here for the Shark Diving it is the place to stay, because Gansbaai/Kleinbaai does not have much more to offer (not for me anyway).

The owner set me up for a day activity, Shark Diving, without me knowing with which company/organizer. It happened that she set me up with the biggest, Marine Dynamics, who have a big, fast, safe boat that takes many people but also have available space onboard.

Big clean rooms, great breakfast and.............what more can you need.

After 2 nights I swopped for Hermanus, which is a bigger, proper town with a beautiful 27 holes golfcourse and several great restaurants, really worth a visit by itself!

Room Tip: Second floor is better, because the street runs just outside, even though it is a small, local, nonb...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

I think we have stayed at Aire Del Mar at least 7 to 8 times in peak season over Christmas and at a quieter time. We always stay in there B&B but there is self catering and a back packers section. The reason we also go back if we go to that area is that it is a superb experience with the rooms being very comfortable the breakfast a hearty filling breakfast but probably what we enjoy is being treated as part of the family. The owner Roelof and Ina are superb hosts and most helpful and all their staff are very pleasant and helpful. Well recommended and we will go back there again!!

Room Tip: Swimming pool and fitness center not applicable but the beach is not far
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

I've stayed 10 days at Aire del Mar Guest House during December 2012 and January 2013. I had a warm welcome by Ria. The rooms are spasious and clean with a beautiful view over the sea.

There were lots to do in the area around Kleinbaai, with Hermanus not to far from there.

It is one of the few places you can still sleep with you door open on the first floor. Everyone was very helpfull and they let you feel at home.

Room Tip: Higher rooms have a beautiful view over the ocean
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Ivrea, Italy
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Reviewed 13 December 2012 via mobile

Great place!

On first floor great ocean view. Highly recomended rooms.
Excellent service, really feel at home, (better than home ;-) )
All you need is there... Laundry, parking, fridge, ...

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  • Stayed December 2012
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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

Gans Bay is very close to Hermanus - whale watching, shark diving etc. Its more secluded and not as crowded and therefore its quite easy to relax and soak up the atmosphere without tripping over people. The accommodation is everything that I expected from reading the reviews. Great rooms, hearty breakfasts and very friendly hosts. The WiFi is somewhat erratic but in some ways that was an advantage - I didn't waste time on the internet which I might have done had that not been the case. We did see whales from our balcony.

Room Tip: Our room was huge with a view of the sea. Had a mini fridge etc. Bathroom felt new and was in great...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Aire del Mar Guest House
Address: 77 Van Dyk Street | Kleinbaai, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Gansbaai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Aire del Mar Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aire del Mar is ideally situated for viewing of the Great White Sharks. Only 2 hours’ drive from Cape Town, Aire del Mar is in the quiet and small seaside resort of Kleinbaai, near Gansbaai. Aire del Mar is walking distance from Kleinbaai harbour from where the boats leave for shark cage diving and whale watching. We offer you friendly personal service and quality accommodation in: - 5 Spacious luxury rooms, all with en suite bath rooms and balconies from which you have a spectacular unspoilt panoramic view over the bay of Dyer Island [world famous for its shark alley! ] - from Danger Point all the way around to the light house of Quoin Point in a distance. All room have coffee/tea facilities, safes, satellite TV and wall heaters. You start your day with a healthy breakfast and towards the end of the day you can enjoy sun-downers on your own balcony or in our fully licensed bar. - 3 Self-catering studios on the ground floor - with sea-view and en suite bathrooms. A small kitchenette has a microwave oven, fridge and adequate utensils to prepare and enjoy small meals, and there is a BBQ facility behind the guest house. ... more   less 
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