ah! guest house

1 Mosselbank Street Mosselbank, Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality 7381 South Africa
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#1 of 15 guest houses in Paternoster
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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ah! guest house is owner run and situated in the picturesque fisherman's village, Paternoster, just 150 km from Cape Town. Sumptuous breakfasts, gourmet dinners, comfortable bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms & attention to detail, air con, designer bed linen, unique artwork and personal attention await visitors to ah! guest house.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Special diet menus
Beach
Board games / puzzles
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Wifi
Sun terrace
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Bottled water
Walk-in shower
Hair dryer
Bathrobes
Private bathrooms
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German
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Nina wrote a review Jan 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa41 contributions9 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
A bit late, but rather late than never...

My friend and I spend the last two days of our vacation at the beautiful Ah! Guesthouse in Paternoster. What a gem!

Annelise and Arnold Hoon the owners of the Ah! Guesthouse have created a little oasis of sheer indulgence for their visitors.
The Ah! Guesthouse is across the road from the beach in Paternoster.
In the beautifully appointed rooms, you will find everything a 4-star Guesthouse should have but the difference here is the personal touch, from the beautiful Earth products in the bathrooms, the gorgeous Kimono’s and slippers, the tea tray with coffee & tea as well as the most divine shortbread, baked inhouse by Arnold himself.
The house is home to some gorgeous Artworks from various South African Artists Johan Botha, Christiaan Diedericks, and Diane Heesom Green just to name a few.
As for the meals, prepared by Chef and Owner Arnold Hoon, what an absolute treat!! I have eaten in many an establishment around the globe yet the idea of finishing breakfast with dessert has never occurred to me and let it be known I have a sweet tooth. I am the woman who will have dessert before I have my main course given the choice.
Should you be lucky enough to be staying over on a Saturday you can enjoy a special 4-course meal cooked by none other than Arnold. I have heard so much about these Saturday evening dinners, but sadly we couldn't make it this time around.
All in all the Ah! Guesthouse is one of those rare gems in the South African Tourism Industry that is well worth a visit. For those of you that have enjoyed the fare at Ah! Guesthouse you have the opportunity to purchase some of the items to take home with you. Arnold and Annelise sell small quantities of their Shortbread and Granola.

Dear Annelise and Arnold, thank you once again for spoiling us the way you did. We hope to see you again soon.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Hans&Nietje wrote a review Mar 2020
Valkenswaard191 contributions87 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Been at this wonderful guest house for many a time and we are really never disappointed . Wind down at this lovely place withe the quirky rooms and relax ...
Arnold and Annalise will take care of the rest. They will book your dinners and if you are lucky Arnold will cook once or twice during your stay Arnold is a chef and his food will make you forget the 'Wolfgat hype ' . Onsite parking and beach a couple of meters away......what more can you want ?
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Upstairs rooms have a sundeck
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Frogy007 wrote a review Feb 2024
Cape Town Central, South Africa339 contributions81 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The small guesthouse is situated very close to the beach. Rooms are tastefully decorated. There are communal sitting areas with sea view. Lights and plugs are working during loadshedding which is great. The downstairs room has carpet, smallish bathroom with tub and shower and a private outside sitting area. Delicous 3 course cooked breakfast is served at 9 am around a long table. Nice atmosphere.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Judith G wrote a review Feb 2023
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Overlooking the seashore and a seven mole beach to walk along what could be better for rest and relaxation. In addition the added bonus of a meal expertly cooked by Arnold you need not to look no further than this wonderful B&B. A laid back environment whilst at the same time meeting interesting people from all over the world makes this a unique experience.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SafariBart wrote a review Feb 2021
Antwerp, Belgium502 contributions282 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the pleasure of staying a couple of nights at the end of December together with friends. We chose 2 rooms upstairs next to each other (aaah! and oooh!) and they were both perfectly comfortable, good airco and pleasant. Wonderful.
The common areas such as the terrace upstairs and the lounge downstairs are so perfect for relaxing. The decor is in very good shape, modern, artistry... Breakfasts are something to look forward to and you will be in good hands.
Above all, we loved Arnold and Annelise... they are not only kind and superfriendly, but also interesting and great company.
We will be back, that's for sure !
Thanks Annelise & Arnold, from Tommy, Sandra, Connie and Bart. Keep up the good work !
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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swisstraveller wrote a review Oct 2023
Berne685 contributions473 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ah Guesthouse is a small jem and it was so good to stay there again. The last time I was there, I was travelling with a good friend, this time I was there with my mother. We had an amazing two days here. Everything is just perfect about Ah Guesthouse. The rooms are very comfortable and cosy, the art all over the Guesthouse is great, and the deck on the upper floor is great for reading and enjoying great views. Breakfast is really good, and if you are lucky and book ahead, you can also enjoy a great dinner from "Masterchef" Arnold. Ah Guesthouse is just perfect, in a way I cant describe. I guess you have to go there yourself, to experience it, and to know what I am talking about.

Thanks a lot Annalise and Arnold for your amazing hospitability, for the beautiful guesthouse, the great food, the good wine, and for making us feeling very special and welcome. I hope very much that everything will continue well with your health Annalise.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Alice D wrote a review Oct 2023
9 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything about our stay was perfect. The location is great for exploring the west coast and you can walk to the beach from the guesthouse. Beautifully decorated rooms and lovely outdoor terrace to enjoy. The highlight has to be the dinner and breakfast cooked by Arnold! Sensational food and wonderful hospitality. I hope to one day be able to return!
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Be sure to try and pre-book a meal at the guesthouse. The restaurant just behind the guesthouse,...
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Robert W B wrote a review Sept 2020
Caledon, South Africa123 contributions81 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
For us, a return visit 3 years later. Somehow, even more delightful than we remembered if that is possible. Whilst this 5 star BnB is for everyone, Foodies will be delighted by the Breakfasts and if you are lucky, an evening gastronomical experience! Such great hosts. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We enjoy an Upstairs Room with a communal large balcony, but may perhaps opt for the downstairs...
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Owen C wrote a review Mar 2024
196 contributions79 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Friends of our introduced us to Arnold and Annalise's fantastic boutique guesthouse, with stories of beautiful rooms, amazing breakfasts and a breathtaking experience at their Long Table. We only stayed one night, which was our first mistake. Our experience at dinner was 5 or 6 courses of bliss. Man these guys know how to cook. The Long table changes constantly depending on what is available but we had dishes that included Crayfish, Smoked AngelFish & Beef Fillet, all in great company with lashings of great wine.

A lovely nights sleep and then probably the best breakfast I have had in years, the 3 cheese souffle was amazing!!!

If I get the chance to go to Paternoster again, AH guesthouse might just be the reason I go!!

Thanks Arnold and Annalise for an amazing stay!!!
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AlexandraBurger wrote a review Dec 2020
Cape Town, South Africa9 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Made a wonderful discovery- a very lovely, well situated guesthouse right next to the beach. The breakfasts are out of this world and it’s worth the trip just to have dinner by Arnold, who is also a brilliant chef. The guesthouse is super organized, super clean and super neat.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pompeysunrise asked a question Feb 2020
Portsmouth, United Kingdom85 contributions49 helpful votes
Can you advise which days of the week you offer dinner please
Answer from Alastair C
Franschhoek, South Africa153 contributions71 helpful votes
Usually on a Saturday
Answer from Arnold H
Paternoster, South Africa20 contributions7 helpful votes
Dear Marie, apologies for not responding sooner. This is a TripAdvisor feature that I was not aware of, but I also see the Joachim and Hans have answered your questions...thanks guys. We hope to see you in Paternoster sometime in the near future. Regards, Arnold & Annalise
Skytanker01 wrote a tip Jan 2024
Pretoria, South Africa57 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No swimming pool available but the beach is a 'stones throw' away."
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Alice D wrote a tip Oct 2023
9 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be sure to try and pre-book a meal at the guesthouse. The restaurant just behind the guesthouse, Leeto, is also excellent. "
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leotrvlr wrote a tip May 2023
Boston, Massachusetts342 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ground floor room is best for anyone very tall - the upstairs rooms have slanted ceilings"
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ChrisSounes0404 wrote a tip Apr 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa25 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book restaurants beforehand"
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Robert W B wrote a tip Sept 2020
Caledon, South Africa123 contributions81 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We enjoy an Upstairs Room with a communal large balcony, but may perhaps opt for the downstairs room with private patio next time."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,802 - R 1,840 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeSaldanha Bay MunicipalityPaternoster
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about ah! guest house
Which popular attractions are close to ah! guest house?
Nearby attractions include Paternoster Beach (0.8 km), Stone Fish Studio and Gallery (1.0 km), and Jem & Pantoffels (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at ah! guest house?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at ah! guest house?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and a desk.
Is parking available at ah! guest house?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to ah! guest house?
Conveniently located restaurants include Leeto Restaurant, Noisy Oyster, and Blikkie Pizzeria.
Is ah! guest house located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Paternoster.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at ah! guest house?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.
Does ah! guest house have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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