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Mariner Guesthouse

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent accommodation close to CBD and to shops. The only negative aspect is a lot of stairs that could be a problem to some individuals. The service was excellent and the food of very high quality.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We only had one night here but really enjoyed it. It's a beautiful house and the bedrooms are really comfortable with great views. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was delicious. One disadvantage is that it's on a steep hill and if you are walking back it's quite a difficult climb which might not suit everyone....

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LieselMariner, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse, responded to this review

I am pleased that you were happy with your room, our breakfast and our friendly staff. Yes, the hill is a bit steep, but at least it offers us our beautiful sea views across False Bay. For those who don't feel like walking or driving their own car, we will arrange a transfer with pleasure.

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Than you very much for a pleasant stay. The room are neat and the view are marvelous. Breakfast are very good and a choice of options. My Favorite were the Eggs Royal. I am glad to recommend this guest house as a preferred place to stay.

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LifeABC, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you, I am pleased that you had a good stay and that you enjoyed our Eggs Royal. We update our menu seasonally, but this is one of the favorites that is available to our guests all year round. :)

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

upon arriving, my husband and i were greeted with a beautiful friendly smile from Mandy who was on duty at that time, she answered all my questions without making me feel like i was asking too many things and showed us around and made us feel very comfortable. Mandy even went as far as googling some beauty spa's close by...

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LieselMariner, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse, responded to this review

I am happy to hear that Mandy was able to assist so well. Well sent her for further studies last year in "Front Office Management", so it's great that she is stepping up to fill this position. That Superior Room mattress is in the budget to be replaced asap. It is a difficult one as the bed is an antique...

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were concluding our 17 day grand tour with 2 nights at Simonstown. Boulder Beach and Cape of Good Hope nature reserve on the to do list. Once again Emmas research had found a little gem of a Boutique Hotel. Once you have driven up and up and up until you literally can't go any higher you find the Mariner...

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LieselMariner, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. How lovely! I am very happy that you could not find anything to "balance your good comments"! :) We believe strongly in responsible tourism and the best reward is having our guests leave here happy and satisfied. It is great to hear that you found this elsewhere along your travels in South Africa as well....

Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay at Mariner Guesthouse. Our room was gorgeous, the view of the harbour from our room was breathtaking and the hospitality was top class. Definitely worth a visit for anyone who wants to get away from hustle and bustle!

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Wonderful! Thank you!

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay at Mariner's Guest house with superb views of the ocean and naval base. The rooms were neat and spacious. Only downfall was that our rooms had no aircon and became stuffy when the sliding doors were closed. The staff are extremely welcoming, polite and accommodating. They even made travelling with small kids easier. We will...

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LieselMariner, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you - you are welcome back any time. Our Executive Rooms don't have air-conditioners as these rooms on our first floor are normally cooler than those on the higher levels, which have air-cons. The ceiling fans and opening the small windows above the sliding doors generally give sufficient air-flow in the Executive Rooms. I am sorry that this was...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm, friendly and professional welcome: Everything on offer to entertain a peaceful and relaxing time away from home. Very well organized and professional guesthouse. Situated on the hill with a view of the harbour lights, creating the tranquillity one needs whilst sitting on the patio. Well done to he team.

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LieselMariner, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for such lovely feedback. A professional, yet personal service is important to us, to ensure that our guests can relax and enjoy their stay.

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we booked and checked into the Mariner we ended up not staying. It was our last night in South Africa and wanted a relaxing time on the balcony overlooking the sea. The manager had accommodated us by agreeing a price for a very late checkout which we appreciated but the balcony is small and the view is not very...

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Liesel C, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse, responded to this review

I am saddened by your review because I feel you did not really give us a chance to let you experience our hospitality and facilities fully. I realise that what we offer was not what you were looking for, but then I wonder why you booked with us in the first place? We are honest and clear in our advertising...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, stunning views and excellent rooms. There is easy, walking access to town and Boulders Beach. The staff are friendly and welcoming. We stayed in the family suite which meant we could all stay together.

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Liesel C, Owner at Mariner Guesthouse, responded to this review

I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay in our Family Unit. The inter-leading door between the two rooms of this unit was planned especially to allow families to have privacy and be together. I am also pleased to hear that our staff were friendly and that you were happy with our location and views. We hope to welcome...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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 

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
Price Range: RM407 - RM657 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mariner Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“I think all the rooms have a great view from what I could see but you must have the view, its all about the view.”
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“Main floor does not require a stair climb”
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“Room 7 will be my choice”
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“choose the seaside rooms for an amazing view and private balcony!”
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