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Mariner Guesthouse
Ranked #2 of 31 Simon's Town B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Maybe not showers in bath. Showers stand alone. Food and stay was excellent. I enjoyed the fireplace and sea view. Staff was always friendly and helpful. Breakfast was on time when we wanted. Menu of breakfast was very good and a wide variety.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled on business
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Liesel C, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thank you, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed our breakfast, service and facilities. Only 2 of our 8 rooms have showers over the bath, which in hindsight, wasn't the best idea, even though we chose a modern, spacious design. These 2 bathrooms will be changed into shower only bathrooms as soon as possible. This will also contribute to our commitment to using water more sparingly and being more eco-friendly.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

We booked the entire house for our group and opted for the self catering option. The house is large with plenty of room for 16-18 adults.
Breathtaking views of False Bay, and central location in Simon's town. The staff is helpful, rooms are clean and the house is well maintained.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Location was good for visiting the penguins at Boulders Beach. We experienced noise after 7am from the breakfast room and our poached eggs were overcooked. Good view from the bedroom windows of the sea, Simon's Town.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Liesel C, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

I'm glad you were happy with our location and views. I am sorry your poached eggs were too hard. I will discuss this with our breakfast team. We have been conducting training these last few weeks, so that might be a contributing factor. Our breakfast normally has a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere, so I'm sorry that you were disturbed.

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

This was the end of a trip and what a pleasure it was. We were treated to a lovely dinner. It was late and we were tired enough that we requested our main meal be boxed up to keep in our room for lunch the following day. Done and delicious.

Though I didn't partake, there was complimentary sherry and the view...oh, the view! It was gorgeous. We had a balcony overlooking the harbor. The sunrise and sunset were stunning. Having a view of the back would have been as beautiful as well since it is a mountain.

Breakfast was delicious. The place is fabulously decorated, very peaceful and convenient (walking distance) to Boulders Beach. You feel safe here. Highly recommend!

Room Tip: Not sure how you could go wrong in any room, but we had a great one!
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Liesel C, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. I am so happy that you felt peaceful and safe here. We are blessed to live where we enjoy these privileges. These, along with the views resulting from our location on the mountainside above the Simon's Town harbour, all played a role in our decision to build our guest house here 8 years ago. We hope to welcome you back on your next visit to the Cape Region.

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

A late decision to overnight in nearby Simonstown meant a stunning evening and morning spent at Mariner Guesthouse. If possible, the promise of excellence on line was exceeded by the reality.
We loved the "honeymoon suite" with its luxury appointment and stunning views.
Staff lived the values of client concentricity (thank you Sharon!)
The breakfast was the veritable cherry on the top! My wife and I can only thoroughly endorse Mariners in their offering. One of the best accommodations we have experienced both in SA, and in limited travel overseas:)

Room Tip: We didn't see the other rooms, but try to stay in the Superior room. So worth it!
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Liesel C, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thank you for the positive and encouraging feedback! High quality facilities and service delivery is of utmost importance to us, to ensure satisfied clients.

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Additional Information about Mariner Guesthouse

Address: 12 Harbour Heights Close | Simon's Town, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Simon's Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Simon's Town
Price Range: R1 310 - R2 028 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mariner Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Breathtaking views of False Bay - Walk to restaurants and beaches! Custom built on the mountain above the harbour in historical Simon's Town, Mariner Guesthouse offers 4 Star luxury accommodation at affordable rates. As an owner-run establishment, we are able to be flexible and accommodating to our guests' needs, and can offer a standard of service that is exceptional and personal. Our 8 spacious and beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms offer world-class facilities for B&B and self-catering. Sit back and relax on your balcony or get cozy in front of our fireplace. We pride ourselves in offering style, comfort and friendly hospitality and look forward to making your stay an unforgettable one! * We now also offer a free evening shuttle service to local restaurants. AWARDS AND ACCREDITATION: We are proud to have been awarded the TripAdvisor WINNER 2014 for guest house accommodation as well as being an Official Supporter of the WTM World Responsible Tourism initiative. Our TGCSA 4 Star Grading and Cape Town Tourism Membership has recently been renewed once again. PLACES TO VISIT: Simon's Town offers the best of both worlds. Just minutes away from hiking trails, the beach and other outdoor activities, this quaint town is also close to shopping centres, sport stadiums, theatres and the Cape Town city-centre and International Airport. Nearby attractions include: Cape Point (Cape of Good Hope) 10km Boulders Beach Penguin Colony 1 km Scratch Patch and Mineral World 5 km Hiking Trails & Bird Watching 5 km Boat Trips & Whale watching 1 km Shark Cage diving 1 km Cape Point Ostrich Farm 15 km Chapman's Peak 15 km GPS: 34'11'.88 South, 18'26'.24 East ... more   less 
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