Paternoster Manor Guest House

7 Sonkwas Road, Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality 7381 South Africa
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#2 of 15 guest houses in Paternoster
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Set against the panoramic seascapes of the West Coast, Paternoster Manor nestles in Bek Bay, a picturesque cove within the stretch of coastline between Great Paternoster Point and Cape Columbine. It’s an exciting place for travellers. For over 80 years, countless mariners have been guided safely around the rocky outcrops of this coastline by the steadfast, sweeping lamps of the Columbine Lighthouse, the last manned tower built on the South African coast. Whether you choose to stay in one of our stately superior rooms, relax in our luxurious family suite, or bask in the warmth of our double room, you are assured of a refuge where opulent comfort is blended with care that is attentive yet unobtrusive. We've enhanced our connectivity and communication and guests can now enjoy full use of all the lights and the Wi-Fi throughout the guesthouse during frequent bouts of load-shedding.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Room features
Air conditioning
Safe
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Beynonjohnb wrote a review Oct 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Needed a quick and quiet break and what better place to visit than Paternoster and the Paternoster Manor! Made use of the family suite with 2 rooms and a shared bathroom and were very comfortable with great beds and rooms that had all we required. Well maintained establishment with great breakfast each morning- did the trick of satisfying or hunger! Ross was in hand whenever we needed advice for restaurant bookings or ideas on what to do or where to go. Can highly recommend a stay here and it was a major improvement on our previous visit to the village and stay in a self-catering cottage.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Ross McLean, Owner at Paternoster Manor Guest House
Responded 25 Oct 2021
Thanks so much for your amazing review John! So appreciated, and we very much look forward to your next visit...
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Alison G wrote a review Mar 2020
32 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed four nights here on my own - fantastic location just by the beach and close to amazing restaurants (walking distance even by South African standards). The guesthouse is beautifully decorated with great art, tasteful decor and lovely communal spaces. Bed comfy, shower good, luxurious room and great breakfast. Matt and Ross were super hosts - friendly and helpful with fabulous restaurant recommendations - the only time I went wrong was when I didn’t ask them for advice!! Will definitely be back and have already recommended Paternoster Lodge to others!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Ross McLean, Owner at Paternoster Manor Guest House
Responded 25 Jan 2021
Thank you ever so much for taking the time to write a lovely review , we appreciate you taking the time to do that. Please see our website or other booking platforms regarding our current 50% discount on all our suites. We look forward to seeing you in the not too distant future, stay positive and test negative, Warm regards from sunny Paternoster Leonard Williams- General manager
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dnlrmstrm wrote a review Jan 2020
Solna, Sweden2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were thoroughly taken care of from the meet and greet to the goodbyes! We stayed at Paternster Manor for the night with our two boys aged 2 and 5. As a family with young children we were made to feel welcome and at home. The guesthouse had arranged a wonderful babysitter for us on our request and we came back to two very happy and satisfied kiddies after our lunch at a nearby restaurant. They have a lovely pool area where you can relax and unwind (and escape the wind when necessary). Their breakfast is delicious and their beds are super comfy. We will be back!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from RossPM, Owner at Paternoster Manor Guest House
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Dear Daniel, Thank you kindly for your wonderful review and for choosing to stay with us at Paternoster Manor! It was absolutely our pleasure to host you and the family, even if it was for just the one night! We loved the chats and connections that were made and were so pleased you were all able to enjoy the facilities at the guesthouse and attractions within Paternoster. Many thanks for your compliments and we do hope to see you soon! Warm regards, Ross & The Manor Team
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Tony K wrote a review Aug 2020
9 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A lovely cottage just up from the beach. Nice, spacious, well equipped with DSTV. It has a great indoor fire / braai for winter evenings or staying out of the wind. My only criticism, is that it would benefit from an outdoor tap to wash sandy feet and wetsuits, but this is only a minor concern.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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
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Response from Ross McLean, Owner at Paternoster Manor Guest House
Responded 06 Jan 2021
Dear Tony, we are so delighted to hear you enjoyed your getaway with us and hopefully next time you can come stay with us in the summer and get more beach days in. Have a lovely start to 2021 and we look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future. Warm regards The Manor team
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Attila V wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom44 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 3 nights in February in this family owned and run guest house. Whilst not directly on the seafront, it is only 50 metres away, so close enough. The bedroom was comfortable and clean. The breakfast is excellent. Staff were super friendly, making restaurant recommendations and bookings, suggestions for walks in the area etc. Would definitely come here again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The rooms at the front of the hotel are the best. Larger and lighter than those at the back.
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Response from Ross McLean, Owner at Paternoster Manor Guest House
Responded 25 Jan 2021
Thank you ever so much for taking the time to write a lovely review , we appreciate you taking the time to do that. Please see our website or other booking platforms regarding our current 50% discount on all our suites. We look forward to seeing you in the not too distant future, stay positive and test negative, Warm regards from sunny Paternoster Leonard Williams- General manager
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lkhunou wrote a review May 2021
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you for a wonderful stay! It was super amazing! the ambience, staff friendliness and excellent service was truly great! we enjoyed the yummy breakfast each day which by the was was the best as we also stayed in Cape Town and each day the family spoke of Paternoster manor's breakfast as we were totally not happy with the breakfast in Cape Town. The rooms are spacious and lovely sea view so we truly felt relaxed each day and was very homely. Our kids can't stop telling everyone about Paternoster and we hope to be back soon. Keep up the excelled service!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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
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Response from Ross McLean, Owner at Paternoster Manor Guest House
Responded 24 May 2021
We so enjoyed having you all to stay and your children were such a delight. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks The Manor team
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yolandabotha wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An amazing setting with a very friendly and helpful host, John. The Guest House is well maintained and very clean.

I want to specifically call out the breakfast that was 5 star, beautifully presented and very taste full.

Unfortunately the location do not have a full sea view, but you are close enough to take a walk down to the beach.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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 on business
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Response from Ross McLean, Owner at Paternoster Manor Guest House
Responded 21 Nov 2021
Hello Yolanda, Thank you for such a great review. I say it all the time, but it's this feedback which keeps us inspired! We so appreciate and look forward to your next visit! Until then, happy days and safe travels...
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Annemieke L wrote a review Jun 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed for one night in this most magical, well-thought out, easily accessible guesthouse. The detailed care and small touches throughout the rooms, common spaces and breakfast area were so special. We especially enjoyed the soft robes and crisp linen in our room. This guesthouse is close to the beach as well as incredible restaurants for a bite to eat. We highly recommend for a romantic getaway!! Thank you for having us Paternoster Manor!!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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
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Response from Ross McLean, Owner at Paternoster Manor Guest House
Responded 06 Jun 2023
Thank you Annemieke! It was a great pleasure having you both to stay and we're delighted that you were able to relax and enjoy the special spaces the Manor has to offer. We endeavour to make it a comfortable experience for all our guests, so we're pleased you manged to have the time to savour it. We wish you all the very best going forward and hope to see you again sometime in the future! Regards, Ross & Eddie and the Manor team
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WindRose wrote a review Feb 2020
Gordon's Bay, South Africa15 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 2 nights in the self catering Limestone house. The house is very spacious, has 2 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms. There is a beautiful indoor braai area (all windows can open) but you can also braai outside.
The house is very close to the beach and the view on the sunsets is amazing.
Ross & Matt are great hosts and you can also make use of the facilities and/or the breakfast in the Manor House.
We definitely will be back
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Ross McLean, Owner at Paternoster Manor Guest House
Responded 25 Jan 2021
Thank you ever so much for taking the time to write a lovely review , we appreciate you taking the time to do that. Please see our website or other booking platforms regarding our current 50% discount on all our suites. We look forward to seeing you in the not too distant future, stay positive and test negative, Warm regards from sunny Paternoster Leonard Williams- General manager
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jgill166215 wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Classy guest manor, tastefully decorated. Jacuzzi in the courtyard was a winner in the heat and breakfast excellently prepared and presented.

The guest house is not on the beach but the walk across the road is worth it for the benefit of the quality accommodation.
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Date of stay: January 2021
4.0 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
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Response from Ross McLean, Owner at Paternoster Manor Guest House
Responded 25 Jan 2021
Thank you for your wonderful review on our property we really appreciate that. We are so glad you enjoyed your time in Paternoster and that we made your stay enjoyable. We would love to see you again in the not too distant future. Please stay safe and have a great 2021. Thank you kindly, Warm regards from sunny Paternoster Leonard Williams General Manager-Paternoster Manor
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Nicola F wrote a tip Jan 2024
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid being out walking after dark. The Noisy Oyster is great for dinner. Book in advance. They even provide beach towels 😁. "
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paulo verde wrote a tip Feb 2023
Derby, United Kingdom265 contributions151 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking on front of property Pre book restaurants, due to their size and opening days."
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Rob R wrote a tip Oct 2022
Toronto, Canada32 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Tranquility has 3 rooms sharing a bathroom"
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rusharoundtheworld wrote a tip Sept 2022
Durban, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book early"
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RichardR wrote a tip Jan 2022
Seattle, WA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Spacious Serenity Suite (rear) has a clawfoot tub and separate shower. Separate kitchen/dining area has sea view and sofabed."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,649 - R 2,377 (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 Paternoster Manor Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Paternoster Manor Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Paternoster Beach (0.8 km), Stone Fish Studio and Gallery (0.8 km), and Jem & Pantoffels (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Paternoster Manor Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Paternoster Manor Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Paternoster Manor Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Paternoster Manor Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Paternoster Manor Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Noisy Oyster, Gaaitjie Restaurant, and De See Kat Restaurant.
Is Paternoster Manor Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Paternoster.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Paternoster Manor Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Paternoster Manor Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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