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#7 of 23 guest houses in Simon's Town
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Breathtaking sea views of False Bay - near restaurants and beaches! Custom built on the mountainside above the harbour in historical Simon's Town, Mariner Guesthouse & Villa offers 4 Star accommodation for B&B or self-catering. The spacious en-suite bedrooms offer world-class facilities with free high-speed WiFi, heating/cooling and mini self-catering facilities. Our owner involvement makes it possible to be flexible and accommodating to our guests' needs and we offer exceptional hospitality, because we love what we do! AWARDS AND ACCREDITATION: TripAdvisor certificate of excellence Official Supporter of the WTM World Responsible Tourism TGCSA 4 Star Grading Cape Town Tourism Membership PLACES TO VISIT: Simon's Town offers the best of both worlds. Just minutes away from hiking trails, beaches and other outdoor activities, including Cape Point (Cape of Good Hope) and Boulders Beach African Penguin Colony, while also within an hour’s drive from shopping centers, sport stadiums and the Cape Town International Airport. We look forward to welcoming you!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Harbour View
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LMFulton wrote a review 19 Feb
Marlow, United Kingdom17 contributions12 helpful votes
Checked in by Mandy who was exceptional in all ways and made us feel right at home. Rooms were lovely and the proximity to town perfect. Breakfast a massive hit with the whole family. We would totally recommend a stay here and would happily return. Thank you Fulton family
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Date of stay: February 2024
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LM G wrote a review Aug 2023
Mokopane, South Africa28 contributions13 helpful votes
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We stay away from home monthly due to business. The stay at Mariners was one of the best the past few months. The rooms are spacious and clean. Everything you need is in the room and more. The breakfasts were good with a nice variety. The staff, exceptional. Mariners is our new address when ever in Simons Town.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: Wonderful stay. Room with a view. Squeaky clean. Great variety of breakfasts for a guesthouse....
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Response from Liesel Coetzer, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse & Villa
Responded 06 Sept 2023
What lovely feedback - thank you! You are very welcome and we look forward to your next visit.
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krobin681454 wrote a review 15 Feb
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The guest attendant Androphy was very helpful, the breakfast was cooked to order and the views were stunning. Restaurants and shopping about 20min walk but the Penguin colony is nearly right next door. Great stay
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Response from Liesel Coetzer, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse & Villa
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your feedback. When we chose our location on the mountainside above the Simon's Town harbour, it was for the views, but also to be within walking distance to the center of town and beaches. I'm so pleased that you had a great stay.
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nhirsc677364 wrote a review 12 Feb
Sylt, Germany1 contribution
Its a very beautiful house. My room was very nice with a balcony with a amazing few to the harbour. Liesel and the staff was very kind and friendly. The breakfast was very tasteful and it was possible to order from a menu different kind of eggs and french toast. I wish Liesel and her Staff all the best
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Response from Liesel Coetzer, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse & Villa
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your good wishes! I am happy that you enjoyed your room and the views, as well as our breakfast offering. All the best to you too and we hope to welcome you back one day.
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abeach173714 wrote a review 12 Feb
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I had a very enjoyable and restful stay in a comfortable room with a lovely view from my balcony. Lots of thoughtful touches to make guests feel very much at home, and an excellent breakfast. It was nice to chat with Liesel and she was very helpful about local visits and navigation. I would have been very happy to stay on for longer.
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Response from Liesel Coetzer, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse & Villa
Responded 1 week ago
Aah, thank you for your kind feedback. We do our best to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay for all our guests. You are welcome back any time! :)
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LenaEA64 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Mariner is perched high up above the centre of Simons Town. You can walk down (quite safe) to the centre, eg for meals, but then you have a steep uphill climb back. Once up there you are compensated by a wonderful view from the room, your private balcony and the common areas. Lovely and accomodating reception by the staff, great food - best breakfast I had in my three weeks in South Africa - and a feel of luxury in every detail. Thanks for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
What wonderful feedback to receive. Thank you - we appreciate it!
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mikefG5662KB wrote a review Jan 2024
Bristol4 contributions3 helpful votes
We have stayed at Mariner Guesthouse on four occasions over the past 10 years and each time we return we are pleased we have been pleased with the choice we have made to stay at this little gem in Simon's Town. We hope to be able to return at a future date.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Liesel Coetzer, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse & Villa
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much, Mike. We love having you and look forward to your next visit!
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James S wrote a review Dec 2023
Lilongwe, Malawi2 contributions
Wonderful, small guest house with superb ocean view, friendly and helpful service, and excellent breakfasts. Very clean and accommodating. Located in a small, seaside town away from the hubbub of Capetown, close to the Cape of Good Hope. Less than 1 hour from the airport.
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Response from Liesel Coetzer, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse & Villa
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks, James, that's great to hear! We find that more and more guests make Simon's Town their "home base" when visiting Cape Town to come back to our natural beauty and tranquility after a busy day out.
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sharibans wrote a review Dec 2023
Gauteng, South Africa1 contribution
Had the most fabulous stay. Traveling solo is worrying at times but the establishment was safe and secure, accommodation was comfortable and met all my needs, the view was perfect and staff were amazing
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Response from Liesel Coetzer, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse & Villa
Responded 1 week ago
I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay and had peace of mind traveling around Simon's Town and the Cape Peninsula. We are thankful for our beautiful, peaceful town. Members of our community are very involved in various aspects of keeping the town safe and a pleasure to visit, so I think that makes a difference.
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Glenda_Makgetla wrote a review Dec 2023
Bloemfontein, South Africa1 contribution
Beautiful guesthouse with gorgeous views of the harbour. Staff are friendly and accommodating. Great service. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Centrally located and close to all local amenities. Great value for money.
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Response from Liesel Coetzer, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse & Villa
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Glenda, thanks so much for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you as a "local" soon!
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,383 - R 2,383 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownSimon's Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mariner Guesthouse & Villa
Which popular attractions are close to Mariner Guesthouse & Villa?
Nearby attractions include Boulders Beach Penguin Colony (1.0 km), Foxy Beach (0.6 km), and Just Nuisance (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mariner Guesthouse & Villa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Mariner Guesthouse & Villa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Mariner Guesthouse & Villa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Mariner Guesthouse & Villa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mariner Guesthouse & Villa?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Lighthouse Cafe, Saveur, and Seaforth Restaurant.
Is Mariner Guesthouse & Villa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Simon's Town.
Are there any historical sites close to Mariner Guesthouse & Villa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Noorul Islam Heritage Museum (0.6 km) and Scala Battery (2.9 km).
Does Mariner Guesthouse & Villa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.