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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I was lucky enough to have a two night stay at the Abalone House and Spa in Paternoster and have just returned from a wonderful two days in the luxurious ambiance of the Abalone House. I would like to thank everyone involved for the absolute pleasure it was to have this time away. Thanks to Leigh Longden and her team...

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

We're delighted that you had a wonderful stay. Thank you for your recommendation Heather.

Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

From booking to reception, a smooth journey. Arrival and presentation of the room was excellent. Attention to detail superb. Ambiance soothing with three fireplaces. Ample reading and coffee table books to keep you glued to the fireplace. The room was well endowed with high end touches. The service was 5*!!! Reuben's restaurant lived up to the expectations. Definitely worth a...

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

We thank you for reviewing your recent stay at Abalone House & Spa Heinrich B. We're thrilled you had a wonderful time at our West Coast boutique hotel and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 10 July 2016

A romantic night away with my hubby... Long strolls on the beach, chilling in the hot tub overlooking the ocean and relaxing with awesome massages at the spa! The two highlights were high tea in our room (delicious!!) and a sumptuous meal at Reubens restaurant in the evening!

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

We thank you for reviewing your experience at Abalone House on TripAdvisor. Your romantic night away with your hubby sounds like a dream getaway. We're happy to hear that it was!

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We walked into the establishment without a booking and were greeted in a friendly manner by a very bubbly manager (leigh) and promptly assisted with a room. Champagne on arrival welcomed us. The room is beautiful and spacious enough with a partial sea view. All the small things take this establishment to the next level. Turndown service, coffee capsule machine...

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

Dear Karien P, we're honoured by your compliments and delighted that you chose to spend the night at Abalone House & Spa. We'll be sure to pass your lovely feedback on to Leigh and the team and hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 1 June 2016

My friends' wedding and reception was hosted by the Abalone House. The accommodation and the food was absolutely spectacular! The hostess Leigh was absolutely brilliant and catered to our every whim! Highly recommended! And thanks to them for an amazing weekend!

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

Thank you for writing about your experience at your friends' wedding hosted at Abalone House. We're delighted that you had a memorable time and we hope to welcome you back again in the near future.

Durbanville, South Africa
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Compliments to Leigh and her staff for putting up with a pack of crazy, unruly, sometimes inappropriate wedding guests. The food was sublime, the service excellent, the ambience, vibe and relaxed home away from home warmth was what memories are made of. Our friends said their "I do's" with the magical beach as backdrop. Jaw-dropping sunsets, superb wine list and...

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Thank you for writing about your memorable experience at Abalone House. We're thrilled that you enjoyed this special day on the West Coast. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

london
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Working here for a week so with 6am starts and 8pm finishes, rarely saw it in the day time, but we took over most of the rooms and really liked the place. It’s a quaint looking with lots of hidden doors and stairs - and when you actually find your room you’re greeted by a CD of whale music bing-bonging...

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

Thank you for your review of your experience at Abalone House. We value your feedback and will address each of the points listed with senior management. We're thrilled to hear that you also enjoyed our Seaside Cottages in Paternoster. We do understand that because of our location and proximity to our neighbours, that they might not be considerate of in...

Johannesburg
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We stayed 3 nights for my wife's 40th and had a brilliant time. We stayed upstairs in the sea-facing room and it was excellent. Sizeable, clean and comfortable with an amazing view of the sea. Jacuzzi outside (with seaview too) was great and we almost had it all to ourselves - I imagine it could get a little crowded in...

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

Thank you for your review of your stay at Abalone House and for choosing us to celebrate your wife's 40th. We can't wait to welcome you back again for the next one (or yours)!

Den Haag
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

We chose Abalone House & Spa based on the reviews and we were not disappointed. Our room was lovely and well appointed. In the evening we had dinner in the restaurant. We had an absolutely amazing evening. Great food accompanied by very nice wines.

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

Thank you Poemba for your review of your recent stay at Abalone House. TripAdvisor is a fantastic platform for our guests to give first hand reviews of their experiences, and although we understand that tastes differ, we're delighted that you chose to visit us based on our past guests' experiences. It is vital for us to hear what our guests...

Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

This is a must stay if you're driving from Namibia to South Africa, or if you just need a weekend away! The hotel offers spectacular views and excellent service. Book the sea view room, it will definitely be worth it. Each room is unique and has a lot of culture. The town itself is very small, I would recommend no...

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

Thank you for sharing your experience with us on TripAdvisor Lisa B. We couldn't agree more with your recommendation and thank you for your compliments. We hope to welcome you back again soon in the nearby future for another memorable stay at Abalone House & Spa in Paternoster.

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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 

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Address: 3 Kriedoring Street, Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality 7381, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Saldanha Bay Municipality > Paternoster
Price Range: ₹ 18,927 - ₹ 28,799 (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.”
  • We were to be charged R6 340.00 per night, yet they put us in a Standard Room & not Luxury Super
  • This is where the flat screen TV should be, which they offered to go and get from somewhere.
  • The safe is not attached to anything
  • Dark and dreadful 5 STAR LUXURY SEA VIEW SUITE
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  • This door leads to stairs directly into the reception, with no sound insulation & not much secur
  • This is the Luxury View! NOT!
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“Upstairs rooms have the view”
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“Loved our upstairs room with a sea-view although we could hear the restaurant directly below us at night...”
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