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8 Koenibos Street, Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality 7381 South Africa
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 20/12/10 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#4 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Paternoster
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This charming thatched guest house is situated 200m from the beach in the quaint West Coast village of Paternoster, an easy 90 minute drive from Cape Town. Uninterrupted views of the ocean can be enjoyed from two of the intimate guest suites and from the superbly positioned breakfast dining area. The third suite has a delightful garden view and is priced accordingly. Gilcrest Place has one of the best rated locations in paternoster! Couples particularly like the location, they rated it 9.7 on Trip Advisor for a two person trip. Read our reviews on Trip Advisor. Some of the attractions are as follows; The Cape Columbine Nature Reserve, with the only manually controlled lighthouse in SA and a desirable camping and fishing spot, Tieties Bay. Whales and Dolphins can frequently be seen beyond the breakers from the breakfast room. Seals and Penguins are regular visitors to the large boulders along the coastline. Prolific bird life makes this a bird watchers paradise. We even have a few beauties that come to feed in our garden. Wine tasting at many wineries in the area. Beer tasting at the local brewery The Art Shed at the Paternoster Waterfront is filled to the brim with lovely oil paintings leather work, pottery and jewellery. Our village residents are very talented. Fine local restaurants – are a foodies delight. Rock lobster is a local delicacy as well as bokkoms and our very own World acclaimed restaurant – Wolfgat. Many of their clientele stay at Gilcrest Place. Sporting activities on offer include kite surfing, snorkelling, kayaking, horse riding, electric bike tours and guided nature walks. Namaqualand – see the barren landscape transform during spring (Aug/Sept) into a carpet of colourful flowers stretching as far as the eye can see. Last must not least enjoy a leisurely walk on the many tranquil beaches and if you’re brave enough dip in the ocean on a hot summer’s day! Assistance with dinner bookings and excursions can be organised by arrangement with your friendly hosts Dee and Andy Accommodation at Gilcrest Place There are three different suites to choose from at Gilcrest Place, each with its own stylish and unique decor. Both the Bayview and the Lookout Suites have magnificent sea views with their own private entrances and private balconies. Bayview Suite is equipped with a King-sized bed, walk-in wardrobe, DStv, a minibar fridge, hairdryer, a large bathroom with a bath and shower. Lookout is equipped with a Queen-size bed, DStv, a minibar fridge, hairdryer, shower, and a tea, Nespresso coffee machine and rusk station. The Clamshell Suite is downstairs and comes with its own entrance and a garden view. The suite comes equipped with a Queen-sized bed, a charming bathroom with a bath and a shower, a TV with DStv, a minibar fridge and a tea, Nespresso coffee machine and rusk station. Gilcrest Place also offers a gourmet sunset picnic for their guests to enjoy on the beach. Tasty treats and freshly baked bread is paired with an excellent bottle of wine.
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Free parking
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post4yvonne wrote a review Nov 2021
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We had a lovely experience at Gilcrest place. It was very clean, and we were very comfortable. The special touches in the room are what made the difference. I specifically liked the restaurant recommendations :) We will be back!
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crannamac wrote a review Oct 2021
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Excellent room, shower and bed, memorable breakfasts. Dee's picnics are a delight and highly recommended. We had access via outside stairs, which meant we could bring our dog in and out without disturbing anyone.
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TanyaThomas7800 wrote a review Oct 2021
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Service was very good, our dog was happy and space to run on the beach. Owners dogs were super friendly and accommodating to our pet. Will definitely visit again. Owners were very friendly and helpful. Loved the proximity to the beach. got a lot of beach time in while there.
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Belinda Roux wrote a review Oct 2021
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Dee and Andy at Gilcrest Place gave us, and our dog, a most friendly welcome. Our room upstairs had a lovely sheltered terrace with gorgeous sea view, just perfect for enjoying Dee’s delicious picnic suppers. The creative breakfasts were equally good. Our room was compact but the great attention to detail ensured we had everything we needed for a relaxing and comfortable two nights.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jbergh762327 wrote a review Sep 2021
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
A very pleasant experience with well appointed rooms and attention to detail. Breakfast is great and personal attention by the owners is appreciated. A guest house with finesse. The sea view is great and the room with balcony to have sundowner is just up my street.
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PRICE RANGE
US$67 - US$104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeSaldanha Bay MunicipalityPaternoster
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gilcrest Place
Which popular attractions are close to Gilcrest Place?
Nearby attractions include Paternoster Beach (0.8 km), Stone Fish Studio and Gallery (0.7 km), and Jem & Pantoffels (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gilcrest Place?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Gilcrest Place?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Gilcrest Place?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Gilcrest Place?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gilcrest Place?
Conveniently located restaurants include Noisy Oyster, Gaaitjie Restaurant, and Wolfgat.
Does Gilcrest Place have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Gilcrest Place offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Gilcrest Place located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Paternoster.
Are pets allowed at Gilcrest Place?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Gilcrest Place have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.