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Bloubergstrand, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at Abalone house in October last year for a romantic getaway for our 10 year annivesary. We took up a special offer they ran and I think just had a run of bad luck. Got to the guest house after booking and paying through an booking.com and Lee did not have our booking - thank goodness they were...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent another night at Abalone house for a birthday celebration (one of many). As always, Lee and Ryno were perfect hosts! The rooms are exquisite, the views breath taking! we had a superb dinner at Reubens and the best breakfast ever! Thanks again to Johan, Stef and the Abalone house team!

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An unspoilt fishing village north of Cape Town boasts whitewashed buildings set against clear blue sky. Abalone House is set a few minutes back from pristine beaches on the edge of the village but still enjoys sea views. Staff are friendly and welcoming and the accommodation is of a high standard. We chose to eat at the guesthouse each night...

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Abalone House & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Brian L. We appreciate that you took the time to write about your experience. We're thrilled to hear you had a memorable time and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a return visit, and the experience was every bit as good as the first. From the moment we arrived the staff and the excellent manageress Leigh, were there to help, and nothing was too much trouble. Enjoyed an excellent dinner and breakfast at the Reubens in house restaurant, and enjoyed relaxing treatments in the spa. Look forward to...

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Abalone House & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you Alasdair61 for your review on Trip Advisor. We value your feedback and were honoured to have you visit us again. We agree, Leigh is an excellent manageress and all our guests rave about her superb service.

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just spent the most wonderful weekend here! Leigh and Ryno were perfect hosts and took care of all our needs. The views were stunning, the food at Reuben's was absolutely delicious and the beds were really comfortable. We were not ready to leave after two nights. Bek Bay beach is just a short stroll away. Loved watching the brilliant...

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Abalone House & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you Tania S for your lovely review. We're thrilled that you had a memorable experience and that Leigh and Ryno took great care of you. We will surely pass on your compliments to the entire team, who will be elated.

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We arrived for the final two days of our holiday at this 5 Star Luxury Spa and Boutique Hotel, supposedly on the beach. While checking in my partner was escorted to our room, and I enquired whether it was the "Luxury Superior Sea View Room' our travel agent had booked, and was told that we had been given a "Standard...

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Abalone House & Spa, responded to this review

We take note of your review. We were made aware that you had erroneously arrived at the wrong Abalone House, with your original reservation made at the Abalone Lodge in Hermanus. We can therefore not be held liable for the "incorrect room" that was not available, but are grateful that Leigh and the team assisted in finding a room for...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 26 December 2016

I stayed 3 nights in this beautiful establishment and spent Xmas there - what a treat, what a stunning Xmas menu and meal, awesome service. Leigh goes the extra mile - she is simply fantastic in her attention to detail, advice and care! There is a spa at this hotel - I would rate it the best Spa treatment I...

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Abalone House & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are thrilled that you had the best spa treatment ever at our Healing Earth Spa. We'll be sure to pass on your compliments to Leigh and the team.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 20 December 2016

My family of 5 adults and our schnauzer had a wonderful long weekend away at this delightful little hotel in the tiny fishing village on the West Coast of South Africa. The moment we entered the cosy atmosphere of the sophisticated lobby we felt at home. The GM Lee took control of all our restaurant bookings including the renowned Ruebens...

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Abalone House & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you Denise for your lovely review. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and that Leigh took great care of you. We look forward to welcoming you back to the West Coast in the near future.

Reviewed 24 October 2016

Wonderful, quirky guesthouse - beautifully appointed and with great sea views from our room. So much attention to detail, staff were wonderful and couldn't have made us feel more welcome - they really went out of their way to make our stay as special as they could. Our room was gorgeous and very homely - lots of books, ornaments and...

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Abalone House & Spa, responded to this review

We value your review Katie M and thank you for sharing this on TripAdvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We went up the West Coast to see the wild flowers and stayed the night in Paternoster at the Abalone House & Spa. It was a delightful experience from start to finish. The rooms are very comfortable with king size extra length beds and good cotton linen. The weavers birds nesting over the pool are very special. It is a...

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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Abalone House & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your fabulous review of your recent stay at Abalone House. The Flower Season is indeed a special time of year to experience the West Coast, and we're honoured that you chose Abalone House as your destination of choice.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Abalone House & Spa offers five star luxuries with serious seaside appeal. The boutique hotel is an eclectic visual tapestry of texture and authentic colours of Africa cocooned within a central poolside courtyard. Disappear into this world of genuine South African hospitality and be indulged. A 90-minute drive from Cape Town, Abalone House offers city-weary dwellers and discerning travellers an unashamedly sumptuous beachside escape, where extravagance and guest comforts take precedence. Feast at the bistro-style Reuben's at Abalone House, celebrity chef Reuben Riffel's West Coast offering that elevates this Paternoster destination to a new level of luxury escapism. The Healing Earth Spa offers ancient African traditions of healing and energy where pampering and rejuvenation await. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Abalone House & Spa

Address: 3 Kriedoring Street, Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality 7381, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Saldanha Bay Municipality > Paternoster
Price Range: RM1,026 - RM2,088 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Abalone House & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“There is no such thing at this establishment.”
  • How is this for a 5 Star Luxury Boutique Hotel mini bar fridge?
  • This is the Luxury View! NOT!
  • This door leads to stairs directly into the reception, with no sound insulation & not much secur
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  • Dark and dreadful 5 STAR LUXURY SEA VIEW SUITE
  • The safe is not attached to anything
 of 5 bubbles JohanBrighton, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms have the view”
 of 5 bubbles denised634, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Loved our upstairs room with a sea-view although we could hear the restaurant directly below us at night...”
 of 5 bubbles katiemY885SP, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“upstairs rooms”
 of 5 bubbles pzan, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“best views on quieter floors”
 of 5 bubbles anthea396, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
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