Guest Comments

"Colin & Marlene. My only regret is that I only got to stay on the Island (and with you) for a week. You truly changed the experience from staying at a hotel into something more: Staying an I home. You welcomed me into that home with as smile. Going above and beyond anything I has expected while on the Island. Thank you once again."

Duncan, Cape Town, South Africa

"Very many thanks to you both once again!  This has been my 7th visit to the Island and it is always such a pleasure to be here – especially in view of the way you make me so welcome."

Chris, UK | 10 February 2018

"Thank you for a great stay.  Wonderful house, great food and excellent facilities.  Thanks also for your help in explaining where to find everything on the Island.  Good luck for the future! Hope to stay again!"

Richard, England

"It was a wonderful experience at the Townhouse! I enjoyed my stay.  The room is clean, breakfast is delicious.  I would recommend my friends to stay here.  Thanks Colin, Marlene!"

Hongyu, (China) from Washington DC, USA | 20 January 2018

"A Town House Ditty! Colin and Marlene’s place

Marlene and Colin’s is the place to be,
On Sunny St Helena right by the sea.
Their warmth and friendship make it like home
A perfect base to walk and roam.
Whether your English, Scot, Australian or Dutch.
Nothing you ask is ever too much.

A highlight is breakfast a magnificent meal,
Egg, bacon and tomato all part of the deal.
It’s Tara who serves and moves among us tall,
Encouraging and prompting us to eat it all.
Conversation flows and never a minute is missed,
Mind a lot of it does have a European twist.

Stefan’s the cool one a real Dutch dude,
Likes a beer and is fond of his food.
John the Aussie goes to and fro,
Planes, boats and walking just like a pro.
Talking to Hanes in a way he can veto,
Didn’t help with his green mosquito.

Kevin from Scotland came to doctor the pool
From green to blue he’s no fool.
Colin’s a star as he takes up the cooking,
Sets off the alarm without even looking.
Marlene’s super cool in charge of us all.
And boy – o – boy do we have a ball."

Hannes, Austria | Stefan, Netherlands | John, Australia | Kevin, UK | December 2017

"We arrived in St Helena Island - in order to discover an Island - but we discovered so lovely people as you Marlene and Colin! Thank you so much for your beautiful hospitality: for us it was an honour to stay in your home. All the best."

Morisa & Alfio, Netherlands

"Thank you for making Christopher and me feel at home away from home. We always felt you were watching for us and giving good advice on what to see and do. I enjoyed the US politics conversation with you. Let’s hope for the best outcome. Colin your directions to High Knoll Fort, The Plantation and the Distillery were spot on. You are highly recommended by us and will spread the word. Hope to see you again someday. Thanks again. Best of luck to you with the new tourists coming on the planes."

David, USA | Christopher, England | 18 March 2016

"Absolutely perfect stay – Marlene, Colin and Diana made us so welcome. Super breakfasts, very comfortable accommodation, and very pleasant & interesting chats. Many thanks for a great holiday stay."

Stuart & Elizabeth, Edinburgh | 2 February 2015

"All perfect, I come back to France with an excellent memory."

A Renard, France | 26 February 2014

"Thank you Colin & Marlene for being such wonderful hosts and sharing your home with me. Your kindness and hospitality will never be forgotten – nor will your beautiful Island."

Bryany, UK | 7 February 2014

"Thank you for your hospitality and generosity you showed us. You have made our visit on St Helena truly unique."

Dale/Matthew, Italy | 14 January 2014

"Dear Marlene and Colin. Thank you very much for your kind hospitality. The nice meal that you cooked for us was definitely a high light. We very much enjoyed staying in your house. This is the perfect place for a visit in St Helena. It has been a pleasant and friendly refuge off the ship. We have so enjoyed the company of our charming hosts, Colin & Marlene. Our room was spacious and comfortable. We bid adieu to a fascinating and beautiful Island and its friendly population."

Sally & Nicki, Durban, South Africa | 29 November 2013

"Thanks for a wonderful stay in St Helena. First try in St Helena is very good. Thanks a lot!"

Tokyo | 27 September 2013

"What a fantastic holiday! Love St Helena - The people, the tours, the food. Thank you so much." - Myra

"St Helena is a paradise and being at the Town House with the hospitality of Marlene, Colin and Joyce I have had time to relax and restore. Thank you so much." - Heather

Falkland Islands | 6 October 2012

"Having stay here at the Island, enjoying Mr & Mrs Colin Yon’s hospitality. I have had a lovely time. Thank you."

Kevin, Stockholm, Sweden | 2 February 2012

"What a great little B&B. Kind helpful people. Perfect. Thank you."

Judith, Elwood, Australia | 28 April 2011

"I just felt like home, one of the best accommodation and service on our visit to more than 10 countries. All the best for the future."

Queens Baton Relay - Shivansh, New Delhi, India | 6 February 2010

"Will we stay or will we go?! Colin and Marlene there is little left to say but thank you. It’s been wonderful - See you for Reading Sports perhaps?! Best wishes."

James, UK | 14 December 2009

"Home from home! Many thanks."

Hazel, Botswana, Franschhoek | 9 May 2008

"Just what I needed!"

Jurgen, Germany | 2 March 2008


Matthew, UK

"Just perfect, we enjoyed our stay."

Margaret & Derek, Jo'burg, SA

"Fantastic stay, great people. Magnificent vista."

Graham, Durban, SA

"Very Good."

Andrew, South Africa

"Thanks very much – enjoyed my stay."
Loretta, Nova Scotia, Canada | 22 June 2007
The Town House Accommodation

Market Street, Jamestown
St Helena Island, South Atlantic Ocean, STHL 1ZZ
Telephone: 00 290 23030

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