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2 Koeniebos Street, Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality 7381 South Africa
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Doctors available 24/7
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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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pjoube996451 wrote a review Mar 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa1 contribution
We were pleasantly surprised with all the detail in the accommodation. We stayed in the top room where we could hear the waves in the morning outside the window which was amazing. The hosts were friendly and we had one of the best breakfasts we've had in a long time.
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kvente816452 wrote a review Mar 2021
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Just went for one night but this place exceeded our expectations with regards to the amount that we paid. Excellent location and view. Fantastic venue. Super clean with everything you need. Extremely helpful host. And what a lovely breakfast included in this price!
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Response from andrew torrance, Owner at Gilcrest Place
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for the review Karen - hope to see you again soon and for longer
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AriKane2021 wrote a review Mar 2021
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
We really enjoyed our stay at Gilcrest Place. We stayed in a room with a garden view. The guesthouse is beautifully decorated and excellently located with a path that leads straight to the beach. Friendly hosts and a yummy breakfast included.
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wbosch380840 wrote a review Feb 2021
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Beautiful spot with a beautiful view. If you ask for one of the two rooms with an ocean view - you wont regret it. In walking distance of restaurants: Gaaitjie and Wolfgat. Breakfast was a bonus - with again, a beautiful view of the ocean.
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Response from andrew torrance, Owner at Gilcrest Place
Responded 23 Feb 2021
Many thanks for your review - we are glad you enjoyed your stay
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Lizel O wrote a review Jan 2021
Riebeek Kasteel, South Africa26 contributions5 helpful votes
Had a wonderful stay ay Gilcrest in Paternoster. The hosts are super friendly and attentive. Our room was spotless with so much attention to detail. We had a great view of the bay from our room. Tranquil and beautiful I wish I was there for longer. Will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Dee McCool, Owner at Gilcrest Place
Responded 03 Feb 2021
Hi Lizel Sorry for the very late response. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us - hopefully we will see you again soon.
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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
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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.
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.