Accommodation with Sea & Mountain Views
Mariner Guesthouse & Villa was architecturally designed to be an environmentally friendly building. We are proud of our various environmentally responsible practices in place, while not compromising on the quality of our facilities and comfort of our guests.
Simon’s Town has a very moderate climate, making it the perfect place to utilise natural light and ventilation. The house is situated in a north-facing position, making it ideal to harness nature’s energy. All rooms have extra high ceilings and large glass windows as well as sliding doors leading to sea-facing balconies, allowing for natural light and the fresh sea breeze to naturally moderate temperatures. Even though we have air-conditioning and heating facilities, guests are requested to use these amenities responsibly.
Two state-of-the-art solar geysers deliver all hot water used by guests staying at Mariner Guesthouse. The SOLAHART 302KF system has no mechanical parts and delivers hot water to the house all year round. It is estimated that a total of 15 584 kW/hr per annum is saved, under average weather conditions.
Environmentally conscious measures
We have the following measures in place to conserve energy and natural resources:
- Recycling of plastic, paper and glass
- Indigenous fynbos garden, requiring minimum irrigation
- We use energy-saving light bulbs
- Solar Heating for our geysers
- Laundry Policy – bed linen and towels are changed every 3rd day only, except if requested differently by guests
- Only 3 of the 7 bathrooms have a bathtub and guests are requested to use water sparingly
- Air-conditioners are set by automatic timer to only work when temperatures reach higher than 25 and lower than 15 degrees Celsius, with ceiling fans and eco-panel heaters assisting with temperature control in our rooms.
- Our Laundry and Dishwashing detergents are phosphate-free and bio-degradable
- All complimentary bathroom amenities are water-based, 100% bio-degradable, free of phosphates and have not been tested on animals
- As far as possible ~ Organic and free-range food is used to prepare meals
- We make use of herbs from our own herb garden when preparing meals
Mariner Guesthouse is involved in various projects to support our local communities. We regularly donate clothing, linen, magazines and toys to the Living Hope Community Centre, Fish Hoek Elder Care Centres and My Father’s House Feeding Scheme in Simon’s Town.
Our other Social Responsibility projects include support to:
- Our local Fire Stations
- Wildlife Conservation projects
- Fund raising initiatives for the NSIR (National Sea Rescue Institute)
- and other community projects for the improvement of Simon’s Town.
Staff Training and Development
The development and training of our staff members is a priority for us.
We are very proud of Nandi Radebe who completed her “Executive Cooking Course” and Mandy Bungu who received her certificate for “Hospitality: Front of House” training.
Continuous training in housekeeping, cooking, good laundry practices, computer skills and guest interaction is conducted on a regular bases.