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All reviews guest house have eaten in many home made ice cream course meal out of this world looking forward to our next visit perfect hosts breakfast table glass of wine a stones throw upstairs room little touches home away from home personal touch beautiful room arnold hoon
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Reviewed 28 October 2021 via mobile

Paternoster is a charming village by the seaside and as such it can be fully visited on foot in few hours . Meaning it gets boring and quickly right ? But not if you stay with Arnold and Annelise at their guest house ! Getting to know them and their guests at the breakfast table over the best three course breakfast you have ever had … well it is well worthy spending few more days in the village .
Needless to say that we are going back for more and soon!

Date of stay: October 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank NuttyValkyrie
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Reviewed 30 March 2021 via mobile

Arnold and Annalise provide a delicious and delightful experience. The room was clean and lots of thoughtful little touches. Arnold is a fabulous cool and any chance to partake his creations is highly recommended. Looking forward to our next visit ❤️

Date of stay: March 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank John T
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Reviewed 25 March 2021

The Food.

This place is incredible, booked quite late but was lucky to get my dates for my March 2021 trip. The location is good, very quiet part of town, literally one street from the beach, and with a stunning beach view from the upstairs balcony, though not uninterrupted.
I had an upstairs room which was comfortable and quiet, lots of light, spacious bathroom with a tub and separate shower.
More than enough parking on the street, with security overnight, it felt perfectly safe.
With the boring stuff out the way - the best part: the food! By good fortune, I enjoyed two breakfasts and a dinner prepared by Arnold. All of which were incredible. When was the last time you had a three course breakfast, including home made granola which we watched him make, and home-made ice-cream! Arnold was also kind enough to accommodate a dietary request, and did so with no issue whatsoever.
The dinner he prepared, was an incredible experience in itself, without tons of detail - a few courses, all picture perfect, and all incredibly special. All done in the intimacy of his kitchen while he and Annelise were perfect hosts. Every dish plated immaculately, and every course exceptional. His home-made Tiramisu is the stuff dreams are made of!! If you are anywhere near Paternoster, and do not stay here...you have missed out on a truly unique experience.

Cannot wait to return!! Arnold and Annelise are terrific hosts, very friendly and up for a chat late at night over a glass of wine, or perfectly happy to leave you to your own devices. Cannot recommend highly enough!

Date of stay: March 2021
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1  Thank VeezJHB
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Reviewed 13 February 2021

We had the pleasure of staying a couple of nights at the end of December together with friends. We chose 2 rooms upstairs next to each other (aaah! and oooh!) and they were both perfectly comfortable, good airco and pleasant. Wonderful.
The common areas such as the terrace upstairs and the lounge downstairs are so perfect for relaxing. The decor is in very good shape, modern, artistry... Breakfasts are something to look forward to and you will be in good hands.
Above all, we loved Arnold and Annelise... they are not only kind and superfriendly, but also interesting and great company.
We will be back, that's for sure !
Thanks Annelise & Arnold, from Tommy, Sandra, Connie and Bart. Keep up the good work !

Date of stay: December 2020
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Thank SafariBart
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Reviewed 21 January 2021 via mobile

A bit late, but rather late than never...

My friend and I spend the last two days of our vacation at the beautiful Ah! Guesthouse in Paternoster. What a gem!

Annelise and Arnold Hoon the owners of the Ah! Guesthouse have created a little oasis of sheer indulgence for their visitors.
The Ah! Guesthouse is across the road from the beach in Paternoster.
In the beautifully appointed rooms, you will find everything a 4-star Guesthouse should have but the difference here is the personal touch, from the beautiful Earth products in the bathrooms, the gorgeous Kimono’s and slippers, the tea tray with coffee & tea as well as the most divine shortbread, baked inhouse by Arnold himself.
The house is home to some gorgeous Artworks from various South African Artists Johan Botha, Christiaan Diedericks, and Diane Heesom Green just to name a few.
As for the meals, prepared by Chef and Owner Arnold Hoon, what an absolute treat!! I have eaten in many an establishment around the globe yet the idea of finishing breakfast with dessert has never occurred to me and let it be known I have a sweet tooth. I am the woman who will have dessert before I have my main course given the choice.
Should you be lucky enough to be staying over on a Saturday you can enjoy a special 4-course meal cooked by none other than Arnold. I have heard so much about these Saturday evening dinners, but sadly we couldn't make it this time around.
All in all the Ah! Guesthouse is one of those rare gems in the South African Tourism Industry that is well worth a visit. For those of you that have enjoyed the fare at Ah! Guesthouse you have the opportunity to purchase some of the items to take home with you. Arnold and Annelise sell small quantities of their Shortbread and Granola.

Dear Annelise and Arnold, thank you once again for spoiling us the way you did. We hope to see you again soon.

Date of stay: January 2021
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Ninastyl
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