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“Fabulous, but then it always is!”
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ah! Guest House
Ranked #1 of 19 Paternoster B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fabulous, but then it always is!”
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Returned once again to stay with Arnold and Annalise. Their standards seem to get better. The rooms are traditional yet quirky and modern, beds supremely comfortable, bathrooms very modern and well equipped. It is a wonderful guest house, in a great location, with terrific hosts. Try and book when Arnold is cooking dinner. The "long table", where everyone sits together, is always great fun and all nationalities mix well together and exchange views. Lots of wine drunk when we stayed and a huge range of subjects covered! In the background is Arnold and Annalise, providing sublime food and making sure guests are well looked after. Great evening. The breakfasts are excellent too and light years away from the usual bill of fayre. My only complaint is that I don't get there often enough - its very popular so book well ahead.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good, four on first floor, other on ground floor.
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  • Stayed December 2016, travelled as a couple
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We had the large room at the front which was perfect and very comfortable.
Breakfast is an experience not to be missed and if you can have an evening meal - DO.
Arnold is a superb chef and he and Annelize make every meal a special occasion.
My friends had stayed there in 2013 and highly recommended it and I am so glad they did.

Room Tip: Room called Ooh la La!
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  • Stayed December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Switzerland
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30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The guesthouse is beautifully decorated with lots of art. Our room had a king size bed and was also beautifully decorated, serviced every day. It is very peaceful and perfect for a good night sleep. We could not have diner at the guesthouse since they just returned home from a well deserved holiday the same day. This means we have to go back another time because Arnold is an amazing chef! We enjoyed his 3 course breakfast sitting at a large table with the other guests. I went for a lovely walk at the beach before breakfast. One night is not enough to relax though!

  • Stayed October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Words failed us! Everything and more! Well deserved excellent ratings. The most wonderful hosts and private dining by Arnold is a MUST, probably the best meal we've ever had, the preparation and casual chat was all part of the experience. A real pleasure and many thanks, definitely returning. Many many thanks Miles & Jan x

Stayed December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Malvern, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Had three delightful nights here staying in the very pretty Aha room which is downstairs with irs own little patio. Arnold and Annelize are perfect hosts looking after your every need. As others say the breakfasts are amazing and I loved the French toasts with ice cream every morning. On Sunday we enjoyed one of Arnold's "long tables". A true gastronomic experience.
Food apart everything else here is done with detail. The rooms are spotless, tea, coffee and fresh milk are topped up in the room twice a day. Mineral water is provided and rain bathroom toiletries used. Bedlinen is crisp thick cotton, towels fluffy and White and beach towels and bag provided. Everything you might need is though of including spare Sunday's and sun glasss. Excellent free wifi too
Paternoster is a very pretty laid back place and Ah in a great location to explore the beaches and shops in the vullage. Nice choice of restaurants for when Arnold doesn't cook. Perfect for a few days R&R and we would love to return.

  • Stayed November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about ah! Guest House

Property: ah! Guest House
Address: 1 Mosselbank Street | Mosselbank, Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality 7381, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Saldanha Bay Municipality > Paternoster
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Paternoster
Price range (per night): R1 256 - R1 547
Hotel Class:4 star — ah! Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 bedlinen, unique artwork, splash pool and personal attention await visitors to ah! guest house. ... more   less 
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