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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Alsbach
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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...

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We had a wonderfull stay in this fantastic B&B. We received a warm welcome from Gerhard and Shalene who had arranged shark cage diving and restaurants for us. The house is perfectly located and nicely decorated. Shalene and Gerhard find a good equilibrium between granting your privacy and being there to help, to socialize and to advice. We took one...

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

Your very kind words have been much appreciated. It was also for us a pleasure to have met you and to read of how much you enjoyed your stay at Marebella and all the other activities which we have suggested to you. Should you return to South Africa it would be wonderful to have you as our guests again. To...

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 31 October 2016

what a fantastic B&B in de Kelders. Gerhard and Shalene wonderfull People. from the first day, we saw wales direct in front of Marebella...no reason to go on a boat. after 7 days we have left marebella as friends and we will come back. many thanks for all, it was just wunderbar!

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

Your room is waiting for you and so are we at Marebella. We have started to communicate with each other already in March and we are so happy that helping you plan your trip to South Africa was such a success. How wonderful to have met you, dear friends. Hopefully till soon, Gerhard and Shalene

Somerset
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Gerhard and Shalene are welcoming, friendly and helpful hosts. Shalene went out of her way to make restaurant bookings for us in advance of our arrival. Had she not done that, the restaurants would all have been full. She also booked us onto a whale viewing boat trip which was hugely successful. Marebella is a lovely home that is at...

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

Thank you for your kind words about Marebella, we have enjoyed your company very much. It was to our delight that the whale viewing boat trip was such a success and such an unforgettable experience for you. To both of you our very best wishes and we look forward to welcome you again here at Marebella. Gerhard and Shalene

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spacious luxury guest rooms on the seafront with 180 degree uninterrupted panoramic sea views of Walker Bay. Whale watching from your room and private terrace from June to December. Owner-run by Gerhard and Shalene Pirker. German spoken. ... 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: $128 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Both rooms are fine”
 of 5 bubbles HorstRiven, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“2 rooms - no difference”
 of 5 bubbles outlaws_2000, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Perfect location in De Kelders, the place to be in the season that the whales are.”
 of 5 bubbles 417travelagent, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Both guest rooms have lovely views and are very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles TrekkingTraveller, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Each of the two rooms faces the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles P8804RQrichardb, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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