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“A foodie heaven”
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ah! Guest House
Ranked #2 of 19 Paternoster B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 March 2017

For 8 years we have been telling the tale about a perfect little guest house 2/3 hours north of Cape Town where the owners hold a dinner party a couple of times a week. The food is beautifully cooked and a feast for the eyes. We returned to see if things had changed. Thank goodness they haven't apart from the fact that there are a few more people walking on the 7 km beach.
The rooms are quirky and you are encouraged to be sociable which suits us. The whole atmosphere is friendly, and you meet many different people -all united in their love of food. A definite must

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

From the moment you arrive until you leave it was like staying with your best friends.
Arnold and Annalise are the most perfect hosts. The room we stayed in was delightful!
It was so peaceful and tranquil.
Breakfast was delicious, and it was really nice eating around a big table with the other guests!
Unfortunately we didn't get to stay long enough to eat Arnold's food but from the other guests recommendations it was our loss! But we are all ready planning to stay next year!
Thanks again for looking after us.
They are also very knowledgeable about the surrounding areas and wine farms, so we did a tour on our way back to cape town !

Room Tip: It's so quiet I don't think it matters
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank ninacoyne
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Thank you to the beautiful hosts for such a superb and faultless stay. Arnold's food is out of this world - worth travelling to paternoster for that alone. The accommodation is clean, comfortable and welcoming. Hotel standards with a very personal feel. Will definitely be going back!

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Durkey1
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

We felt very relaxed and comfortable in the ground floor room at Ah! and had a most enjoyable four night stay. We were lucky enough to have two of Arnold's evening meals enjoyed with other guests which made for a very sociable occasion. Arnold is a wonderful cook and his presentation has to be seen to be believed. Breakfast is a three course affair and keeps you going all day.

Ah! is a little way out of town but right next to the beautiful beach. It is probably advisable to go in the car to local restaurants in the evening but do make sure you experience one of Arnold's evening meals.

Thank you Annalise and Arnold for a memorable four night stay.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank angieManchester
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We spent a beautiful night in this great guesthouse, as we had booked for the Jazz Concert at Tietiesbaai. What a treat it was, and I was sorry that we could not enjoy Arnold's food as we were at the Jazz, as here is a chef who is passionate about his art of cooking, and it is a pleasure watching him prepare the menu for the guests. He is at the top of his game, and we were lucky just to savour a beautiful decadent breakfast, which included a Burnt fig and Caramel Icecream on French toast ,which we followed with a long walk along the Paternoster beach.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank baren
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Additional Information about ah! Guest House

Address: 1 Mosselbank Street | Mosselbank, Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality 7381, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Saldanha Bay Municipality > Paternoster
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Paternoster
Price Range: R 1 486 - R 1 592 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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