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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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  • 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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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I selected to stay over at this Hotel being #1 in the East London area. On arrival there was no Porter nearby and I proceeded to reception with my bags. Once in Reception the Hotel "ambassador" then asked whether I need a Porter, how ridiculous!! When I got to my room after checking in my access card was not activated... More 

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durban
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great Place very accommodating staff. Good value for money. Great work stations the rooms. You don't need to bring all your gadgets, it's all at your disposal. When preparing for a presentation just plug you PC into the TV for a realistic presentation. Ideal when you need to conduct a group presentation. I love it

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent Al Rounder, Except that the previous occupant in my room was a smoker and left a stench of persisting tobacco smell but I can't blame the hotel for that. Overall I will continuously visit Southern Sun Hemingway's

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East London, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it is always such a pleasure to stay at Hemingways Hotel - the staff is absolutely so obliging and friendly - nothing is too much trouble for them!! The welcome we receive - makes us feel a part of their "Family" The diningroom is one of a very few upmarket places to enjoy good food and wines - beautiful surroundings... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a stunning establishment this is! We had the most enjoyable time here with the amazing facilities, beautiful finishes and WONDERFUL staff! How nice it is to see everyone with a smile on their face and always willing to help and assist in any way they can! Delicious breakfast spread, plenty to do while my partner worked (shopping galore in... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During a trip up the Garden Route from Cape Town, Hemingways was a great stay over. A repeat stay, recently revamped & renovated, attached to a large mall. Nice dining & shopping options. Will definitely be back at this great venue.

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

Dear Cape Town traveller, Thank you for returning to Southern Sun Hemingways. Your review has most certainly indicated that all our efforts to deliver on consistent service have been successful. We value our guest feedback, and thank you for your patronage. We look forward to your return and would like to take this opportunity to suggest a wonder “spoil” for... More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful surprise this hotel is. The staff are so friendly, the hotel is stunning, the room is stunning, the breakfast was excellent. And whats more... it's directly attached to the casion area and a huge shopping centre. A lovely gem of a hotel in East London. Will definitely stay there again.

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

Dear Sommerset West traveller, Thank you for your delightful review of our establishment. It was wonderful to hear that our staff and services met your expectations. Your comments have been shared with our team, and they look forward to welcome you back. Stay posted to our website for special occasional rates which include entertainment and dining options. Kind regards Madeleine... More 

King Williams Town
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Always have nice stay at Hemingways Hotel and Casino, there is a lot of activities in the surrounding, can enjoy a variety of restaurant in the mall. Not far from city and beach. The hotel attached to the mall makes it easy for our shopping.

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

Dear local traveller, It was wonderful to receive a second complimentary review from yourself over the past year. This clearly shows us your loyalty to our brand and that we have met or exceeded your expectations. Your positive feedback and recognition has been shared with our team as this remains a highlight to them. We look forward to hosting you... More 

Gaborone, Botswana
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97 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Out team of 8 stopped over at this beautiful hotel en route to Botswana. Happy to say that our stay was a perfect 10 out of 10. The place is well run, friendly with great service. Everything is functional and we'd recommend it to everyone. There is a certain class to it. Madeleine and team have done an excellent job... More 

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

Dear sir, We appreciate that you shared your review with other travellers. Your kind comments humble us, and also encourage our team to continue to strive for excellence. We are so pleased that you had a safe journey and that our staff and facilities were able to comfort you on your route. Kind regards Madeleine Roux | General Manager More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Good hotel experience and very good amenities. Improvement required with efficiency in having rooms ready when checking in as we waited for more than 1 hour. Staff were very courteous and seems to be well-trained

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

Dear local traveller, Thank you for taking the time to post your review and to share your experience with us. Please accept my sincere apology for the room not being ready when you arrived at the hotel, it is hard to determine what could have caused this as much time has passed since. I will address this with our staff... More 

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