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The Roundhouse Guesthouse
Ranked #7 of 29 Gansbaai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Rome, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Pleasent & Friendly Stay”
Reviewed 8 September 2011

Stayed in the dettached cottage when we went to see the Great White Shark (and obviously Whales!). It was a very very comfortable stay. Our welcome by the little dog was the start of a very homely happy stay
Dave was EXTREMELY FRIENDLY, very accommodating and helpful. Much recommended by us as 2 families. Great value for money!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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roundhouse100, Owner at The Roundhouse Guesthouse, responded to this review, 26 September 2011
Excellent to hear you had a great time on your visit! The weather is getting nice now and summer is finally here!! Went to the beach yesterday for the first time this summer!! See you again on your next visit. regards, Dave
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Montville, New Jersey
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Reviewed 24 August 2011

We did a combo great white shark dive and night in the roundhouse. We had three rooms - a family, a couple and a single - all rooms were very very nice. Would definitely stay again. The dive was fantastic - highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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roundhouse100, Owner at The Roundhouse Guesthouse, responded to this review, 26 September 2011
I am so glad you had a memorable experience in the Guesthouse and also the shark dives which we arranged for you. The combination of both is always a winner especially now in Whale season!
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

The Roundhouse was perfect for spending time at the shore. The location was great, you can drive or walk right to the ocean to whale watch. The owner was great, gave us a wonderful recommendation for dinner! The room was wonderful and the staff even came in early to make breakfast for us. Use the hot tub too, it was wonderful!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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roundhouse100, Owner at The Roundhouse Guesthouse, responded to this review, 26 September 2011
Thanks for the lovely review. I am glad that you had a memorable experience at the Roundhouse. We look forward to seeing you again sometime!
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Cairo, Egypt
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2011

The house is actually round! The guesthouse is very uniquely designed and immaculately kept. The accommodations are very spacious and comfortable and the community spaces are great. The hot tub on the upper deck is a fantastic touch to an already wonderful guesthouse!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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GansbaaiRoundhouse, Owner at The Roundhouse Guesthouse, responded to this review, 23 July 2011
Excellent to hear that you had a memorable experience and that you love the unique Roundhouse design and features! Hope to see you again some time
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Wilderness, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 June 2011

Such a stunning place, it really is a round house. It is a 3 story building with a spiral staircase in the center. Our room was lovely, nicely decorated, cosy and clean. Elna and Dave were very helpful and even booked a shark cage dive for us which was brilliant. The town itself is lovely and quiet. Perfect for a romantic getaway.

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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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GansbaaiRoundhouse, Owner at The Roundhouse Guesthouse, responded to this review, 29 June 2011
I am really glad you enjoyed your experience at the Roundhouse and hopefully we will see you again soon! The Whales are back so any time from now until December is excellent!!
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 14 March 2011

My brother and I booked through the owners and they were incredibly helpful. They scheduled shark diving, transfer from Cape Town and the stay at the roundhouse. Every portion of the booking went without issue and we were incredibly happy. The rooms were nice and clean, but the best part of staying here is that you feel safe and the staff/owners are very accommodating. The staff even called around to find us a restaurant and arranged for the owner of the restaurant to come pick us up so we did not have to walk. The jacuzzi on the roof is fun as well.

  • Stayed May 2010
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2011

The Roundhouse is probably one of the most unique houses I have been in. It is a three story house, with a jacuzzi on the balcony that overlooks the ocean. In the center is a spiraling staircase. Our room was on the bottom floor, and we got a pretty decent partial view of the ocean. I think I would have rather stayed on the second story room for a better view. However, the common areas give you access to some great scenery. The room itself was nice, stylish and comfortable. The only complaint we had was that the water was cold - the geyser that heated our unit went out but we were allowed to shower in an unused guestroom. The staff were very nice and friendly. The Roundhouse is close to the shark cage diving companies - about a 15 min drive. The town is not as developed, but is close enough to neighboring towns like Hermanus if you want to pick up the pace a bit. This was our first night in South Africa, so the quiet town was perfect start for us.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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GansbaaiRoundhouse, Owner at The Roundhouse Guesthouse, responded to this review, 26 May 2011
I am so glad you had an enjoyable time at the Roundhouse. Many apologies for the Geyser not being hot. We did have a few problems with one of the Geysers at the time so apologies you were inconvenienced. We hope to see you again sometime, the Whales will be arriving any day now!!!
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Property: The Roundhouse Guesthouse
Address: 61 Ingang Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Gansbaai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
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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