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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Wonderful, quirky guesthouse - beautifully appointed and with great sea views from our room. So much attention to detail, staff were wonderful and couldn't have made us feel more welcome - they really went out of their way to make our stay as special as they could. Our room was gorgeous and very homely - lots of books, ornaments and... More 

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Abalone House & Spa, responded to this review

We value your review Katie M and thank you for sharing this on TripAdvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We went up the West Coast to see the wild flowers and stayed the night in Paternoster at the Abalone House & Spa. It was a delightful experience from start to finish. The rooms are very comfortable with king size extra length beds and good cotton linen. The weavers birds nesting over the pool are very special. It is a... More 

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Abalone House & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your fabulous review of your recent stay at Abalone House. The Flower Season is indeed a special time of year to experience the West Coast, and we're honoured that you chose Abalone House as your destination of choice. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

This hotel still kept the spark and apparence since my last visit. Rooms are clean and the quality of rest you get in those bed is the best in town. Ask for rooms upstairs, which are sunny and have a good view of the beach.vThe breakfast is very good and the restaurant provides you with good food

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Abalone House & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you pzan for your review. We're thrilled that you still enjoyed the grandeur as per your previous visit and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Real genuine boutique hotel, Great atmosphere and very helpful staff (thank you Charlotina ). Excellent restaurant and friendly staff. First hotel we have stayed in, in South Africa with genuine character. wish we could of stayed longer. loved it.

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Abalone House & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your stay at Abalone House & Spa. We're honoured to have been your first hotel experience in South Africa and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to our beautiful country. More 

Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 19 August 2016

The establishment not in the condition as advertised as 5* luxurious, elegance, bold guesthouse with sea views plus intimate restaurant, lived in luxury, opulence, guest comfort take precedence, luxury suites, upon arrival. Experienced dusty carpets being informed professional cleaned once a month by someone residing in Langebaan. Wilted flowers in stale water which should have been removed earlier during the... More 

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Abalone House & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Anthea Fredericks, we take note of your review posted of your experience from September 2015. We have, as per the various correspondence with both yourself and your daughters, addressed the feedback you have listed above. We have also, as per the follow up letters sent to the Saldanha Bay Tourism Organisation and the Tourism Grading Council of South... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Wow, ths place s amazing. From our check-in to check-out, we were treated like kings and queens. The food at Rubens are outstanding, all freshly made and no frozen stuff. The rooms are stunning. What a surprise when you get to our room in the evening and the turn down service has put on the heated towel rails, soft music... More 

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Abalone House & Spa, responded to this review

We thank you Illona0077 for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are honoured and humbled by your feedback and thank you for sharing your experience at Abalone House & Spa with us online. More 

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

I have stayed at Abalone House on more than one occasion and can highly recommend this hotel for business as well as leisure. The manager and staff of the hotel will go out of their way to make your stay an unforgettable one. Staff are highly professional and friendly. Ryno and Gail are absolute stars, always pleasant and with a... More 

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Abalone House & Spa, responded to this review

We thank you for your lovely review Andre W. We'll be sure to share your feedback with the team who will certainly be ecstatic. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I was lucky enough to have a two night stay at the Abalone House and Spa in Paternoster and have just returned from a wonderful two days in the luxurious ambiance of the Abalone House. I would like to thank everyone involved for the absolute pleasure it was to have this time away. Thanks to Leigh Longden and her team... More 

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We're delighted that you had a wonderful stay. Thank you for your recommendation Heather. More 

Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

From booking to reception, a smooth journey. Arrival and presentation of the room was excellent. Attention to detail superb. Ambiance soothing with three fireplaces. Ample reading and coffee table books to keep you glued to the fireplace. The room was well endowed with high end touches. The service was 5*!!! Reuben's restaurant lived up to the expectations. Definitely worth a... More 

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Abalone House & Spa, responded to this review

We thank you for reviewing your recent stay at Abalone House & Spa Heinrich B. We're thrilled you had a wonderful time at our West Coast boutique hotel and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

A romantic night away with my hubby... Long strolls on the beach, chilling in the hot tub overlooking the ocean and relaxing with awesome massages at the spa! The two highlights were high tea in our room (delicious!!) and a sumptuous meal at Reubens restaurant in the evening!

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We thank you for reviewing your experience at Abalone House on TripAdvisor. Your romantic night away with your hubby sounds like a dream getaway. We're happy to hear that it was! More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Abalone House & Spa offers five star luxuries with serious seaside appeal. The boutique hotel is an eclectic visual tapestry of texture and authentic colours of Africa cocooned within a central poolside courtyard. Disappear into this world of genuine South African hospitality and be indulged. A 90-minute drive from Cape Town, Abalone House offers city-weary dwellers and discerning travellers an unashamedly sumptuous beachside escape, where extravagance and guest comforts take precedence. Feast at the bistro-style Reuben's at Abalone House, celebrity chef Reuben Riffel's West Coast offering that elevates this Paternoster destination to a new level of luxury escapism. The Healing Earth Spa offers ancient African traditions of healing and energy where pampering and rejuvenation await. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Abalone House & Spa

Address: 3 Kriedoring Street, Paternoster 7381, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Paternoster
Price Range: $315 - $566 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Abalone House & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Loved our upstairs room with a sea-view although we could hear the restaurant directly below us at night...”
 of 5 bubbles katiemY885SP, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“upstairs rooms”
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“best views on quieter floors”
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“top floor with a terrace”
 of 5 bubbles nonatop, 23 Apr 2016 | Read review
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