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Southern Sun Hemingways

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Cnr Western Avenue and Two Rivers Drive | Vincent, East London 5200, South Africa (Formerly Hemingways Hotel - East London)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From arrival to departure the service was brilliant with comfortable rooms, love the breakfast service with very friendly staff with everything under one roof should you have bad weather with easy access to shops, restaurant's and casino would highly recommend to anyone and friends

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Cape Town
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a frequent traveller who travels every 2 weeks I was really impressed with this hotel. It is situated very nicely and connected in a mall.The service at the hotel is very good. The staff is very nice and professional.Its breakfast though good can do with more variety on the menu.Its price is bit too steep if I compare their... More 

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GMHemingways, General Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways, responded to this review

Dear frequent traveller, We appreciate the complimentary feedback with regards to our hotel and staff. We have shared your review with them, and this has been a wonderful way to motivate them for the week ahead. Thank you. With regards to the hotel breakfast, we will address your concerns with the chef. We look forward to your next visit, and... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have great expectations, they will be met when you stay at this hotel. They have maintained high quality standards which I am certain will continue to be so in the future. Thanks to staff and management for their attention to detail and making my stay a wonderful experience.

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GMHemingways, General Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We appreciate the time you took to post your positive comments onto Tripadvisor. I have been away on leave and what a tremendous way to start my first day back to receive such a great review. It is comforting to know that my staff and management team remain committed, and are always striving to meet and exceed our... More 

Bingley, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

A few issues with Checking In & Out did not spoil my stay or the fabulous hotel that is Hemingways. The rooms are large and spacious with every requirement for the traveller. The complex, including shopping Mall has lots to do and no need to leave the Complex. Staff are always on hand and nothing is too much and always... More 

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Retabile, Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways, responded to this review

Dear International Traveller, Thank you for your positive review and for choosing our hotel. Our guests comfort is our first priority and meeting your expectation is our greatest wish. Your kind words on our property and our team will be shared with the rest of the team to inspire and motivate them to continue to create exceptional memories for everyone... More 

durban
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

If you're on a business trip and staying a few days this will be perfect. The staff are very friendly and always willing to assist (especially Khaya). All rooms have media centres. Im sure if you asked the hotel would provide you with cable to connect to the latest TV / monitor technology. The hotel is located in a shopping... More 

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Retabile, Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, Thank you for taking the time to post your positive feedback on Tripadvisor. It is always such a reward to read that our staff was a part of a memorable and comfortable stay. We share all our feedback and this most certainly assists us in keeping them motivated and encouraged. Khaya will also be recognised for the job... More 

Somerset West
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The hotel is in a good location with a mall, casino and cinema attached so plenty to do. Rooms very tastefully decorated, clean and comfortable. Could be a little bigger but for a short stay they are fine.mThe staff were excellent and could not have been friendlier or more helpful. Would definitely stay here again if passing through PE.

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Retabile, Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways, responded to this review

Dear Senior Traveller, Thank you for your wonderful comments with regards to the service you received at Southern Sun Hemingways. It is always wonderful so see that leisure traveller can enjoy our property as it has so much to offer. Please do keep an eye on our group website for Senior Citizen Specials that are applicable in all our hotels.... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Spent the day interviewing candidates here. The staff were amazing. The food great and the service amazing. Well Done Southern Sun for going above and beyond! Pity the rooms are a little too pricey to stay the night ...

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Retabile, Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways, responded to this review

Dear Local Traveller, It is always great to hear that a guest had a positive experience with us. Your positive feedback has been shared with the team as this is used a tool to motivate staff. Please keep an eye on our entertainment and hotel group website for our “Show and stay packages” as well as our weekend specials which... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We stayed here with our 3 small children en route from Margate to Plett. We were blown away by the outstanding customer service. The pool is really beautiful and we had a great lunch in one of the cabanas. Our only mistake was that we left the hotel for dinner and ventured into Hemingways Mall! Next time we will stay... More 

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GMHemingways, General Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways, responded to this review

Dear Madam, We were so pleased to read that our hotel was an oasis for you and your family and that you enjoyed our recreational area to the fullest! The gardens are really an undiscovered gem in East London. We trust that you will choose us as one of your destinations for future vacations and that you will be able... More 

CAPE TOWN
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. From our arrival, we were well welcomed and everyone was so professional. Our check-in was seamless. The family room were allocated was spacious and spotless. Breakfast was great and there is a huge variety to select from. The only downside is the dinner menu, its so limited (I think less than 10... More 

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GMHemingways, General Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for your wonderful comments with regards to the service you received at Southern Sun Hemingway's. It is wonderful so see that families can enjoy our property as it has so much to offer. You will be delighted to know that in February we are launching our new Key Largo concept. The food which will be on... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Everything was in good condition and the excellent service, I believe very soon your hotel will be a 5 star. I always use your hotel also on business trips and is always great to be in your hotel as you will never miss home, due to the excellent service and condition.

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GMHemingways, General Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways, responded to this review

Dear Gauteng traveller, We were so pleased to hear that after numerous visits that we have met your expectation once again. Thank you for your positive feedback and your comments with regards to the service will most certainly be used to inspire our team. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards Madeleine Roux | General Manager More 

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