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Kigali, Rwanda
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

what a delightful find. Very kind service, attentive, great views, nice accommodations, well presented and a good value. a little bit of a walk up the hill after dinner but they do offer a shuttle which I missed.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have been at the Mariner for nearly 2 weeks now and can't emphasise enough what a wonderful place this is. Although our room doesn't have a balcony, we still have a fantastic view from our window and the room is just lovely, we love the high vaulted ceiling. This place feels like a home from home, everyone who works...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Warm welcome, very friendly and helpful personnel, delicious varieties for breakfast, spacious room with balcony (and visiting doves), comfortable lounge with big balcony for guests to use, located above the town in a quiet street with a beautiful view of the sea - and of the military harbour (not to everyone's taste)

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 1 week ago

The house is very well decorated, really cosy, breakfast is superb and the staff very nice and efficient. The room iwas comfortable with a terrace and view of the sea. There are no meals so it is good to have a car to go to town or restaurants in the neighborhood or to use a van that offers this service.

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

I am happy that you like how the house is decorated and that you enjoyed our breakfast. The comfort of our guests is very important to us and we constantly add on to our interior and facilities to keep it updated. We also value our staff and spend a lot of time on training, so I'm glad that you found...

Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very pleasant stay at Mariner. Simon's Town is well positioned to explore the Cape peninsula and surrounds. From our room we had a perfect view of the bay and right across False Bay . The room was spacious and tastefully furnished and was perfect for us. Breakfast was great and the staff were informative and very friendly.

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

Thank you for your positive feedback. I am pleased that you enjoyed our views, location, breakfast, facilities and that our staff were able to assist with information. These are all very important aspects to our service quality and I appreciate that you had a positive experience will all.

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice guest house! It is clean and pretty. Very friendly staff, nice breakfast. Located within walking distance from the main road with all the restaurants. Also within walking distance from the penguin watching. Very recommendable.

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

Thank you for recommending us! :)

Clermont, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled to Simon's Town, near Cape Town on a birding tour and stayed 3 nights at the Mariner Guesthouse, which is on a hill and overlooks beautiful False Bay. This was a beautiful guest house, with breakfast served. The rooms were clean and lovely, with a view. There is a small kitchen area, but not large enough to do...

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

It was lovely meeting you all! Thank you for your review - I am happy that you enjoyed your stay.

Wassenaar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Mariner Guesthouse for 2 days with our 4 kids. We landed at midnight in Capetown and the drive to the guesthouse was around 45 minutes. We used google maps. We were received warmly despite the late hour. All rooms are beautiful and the views are fabulous. You can easily walk to town form the guesthouse (20 minutes)...

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

Thank you for your feedback. Yes, our two live-in assistants, Mandy and Nandi, take turns with evening shifts to ensure that there is always someone to welcome our guests and assist where needed.

Helsinki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is easy to find with a GPS. You have the possibility to use the shuttle to go to the town center at 6.30PM every day, one of the driver is very nice and can help you to make the right choice for the restaurant ... If you want to go by car to Cap town, it is on...

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback following your stay with us in Simon's Town. It is important to us that our guests are comfortable and enjoy their stay. I take note of your points raised and will investigate. I think it is important that guests realise that we are not a hotel. Mariner Guesthouse is a...

Moorpark, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We staid for 4 nights and enjoyed every moment of our stay. The service, breakfast and the rooms are all 5star. Personal attention was also veey much appreciated. I will recommend this property to any one.

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

Thank you for your positive feedback - it is greatly appreciated. The enjoyment and satisfaction of our guests is very important to us. I am pleased that you noticed our personal touch and that you enjoyed our breakfast, room and service. Looking forward to welcoming you back another time!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $122 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mariner Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Main floor does not require a stair climb”
 of 5 bubbles RedKnot1, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 7 will be my choice”
 of 5 bubbles ThierryIT, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“choose the seaside rooms for an amazing view and private balcony!”
 of 5 bubbles BrennaSmith15, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 is quiet and decent size”
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  • View across naval yard toward Table Mountain from Room 6
 of 5 bubbles JimdagOG, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We had rooms 3 & 4, great views of the bay but because we were the top floor there was no balcony”
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