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Southern Sun Hemingways

Cnr Western Avenue and Two Rivers Drive | Vincent, East London 5200, South Africa (Formerly Hemingways Hotel - East London)
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Ranked #1 of 11 hotels in East London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mthatha
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was of high quality.i would like be accommodated in your hotels country wide.Will you please advice me on your December specials in the Western Cape for the early booking.Excellent service i got.

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

Dear Mthata Traveller, It is such a pleasure to receive such positive reviews on Tripadvisor. Tsogosun offers multiple specials throughout the year and offer travellers like yourself a reward programme which has various benefits in store for you. Once you are on the system, we will update you with this information. As your post on Tripadvisor is anonymous of nature,... More

East London, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent and well maintained public areas, room and food but the shower is very small. It was an enjoyable stay. We went to the movies and the casino, both were enjoyable. I would have preferred under cover parking but they were all full.

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

Dear Eastern Cape Traveller, We appreciate your positive review on Tripadvisor. We have various room types and we are always willing to show the guests the options available to them. It is important to us that you have the best experience, and communicating your concerns during your stay will assist us to improve in those areas. The hotel has three... More

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the weekend to East London and enjoy the stay at the Hemmingways Hotel - it was friendly and welcoming. Well situated and tasteful. The breakfast had a great variety of dishes and all freshly made.

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

Dear local traveller, I am so pleased to hear that you stayed with us over the weekend, and appreciate the positive feedback on your experience. Please stay posted to our website for specials which have been designed to lure the local traveller. Amongst the specials we have romantic packages, Show and stay packages and date night out. We look forward... More

Mthatha, South Africa
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5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We checked in at Hemingways hotel on 25 to 27 July 2014. This hotel is supper, classy and clean. The staff friendliness is amazing. Rooms are neat and classy, food is delicious. I recommend this hotel to anyone who wanted to visit East London

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

Dear Mthatha visitor, What a wonderful review you have posted, and it is with great honour and humbleness that I will share this review with my staff. We are in the process of creating an exciting and new food concept for our Key Largo Restaurant, and trust that you will enjoy this as much as you enjoyed our current offering.... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really enjoyable experience; from the welcoming drink to the efficient check out. The room was well equipped. The bathroom, with bath and shower, had sliding doors that opened onto the bedroom. I could chat to my wife while she was in the bath. The breakfast was a buffet with a large choice, I especially like the muffins. Located next... More

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

Dear seasoned traveller, Your review really depicts a couple who really enjoyed the luxuries our hotel had to offer. We are always proud to receive such wonderful feedback. As a runner you will be pleased to know that East London is known for their challenging park runs in Nahoon, and we will furnish additional information for you on your return.... More

Dubai
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37 reviews 37 reviews
36 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The rooms were a bit tiny but was very plush. The bathroom had a large tub and it opened into the bedroom. Valet services were good and room service was excellent. A quaint Victorian hotel in the modern day. Receptionist are very friendly and helpful. There is a nice mall adjacent to the hotel too.

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

Dear Dubai traveller, It was great to read your positive feedback and that you enjoyed your experience with us. The services adjacent to the hotel most certainly do add value to our guests, and we are pleased that we were your hotel of choice. I would also like to recommend that should you require a larger room in future most... More

Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Having travelled the world a bit, and having been to world class hotels, Southern Sun Hemingways, East London is among the top! A very warm welcome with complementary drinks, fresh quality linen that soothes the skin, comfortable ambience and the excellent service from all staff groups!

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

Dear Madam, As a worldwide traveller we appreciate your complementary feedback on our hotel. Your kind words humble us and do remind us that our hospitality is appreciated. Our staff will be so motivated to receive your comments and will most certainly motivate them. Thank you for posting your comments and we look forward to welcome you back. Kind regards... More

Butterworth, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Hemingways hotel is such a wonderful hotel place, I love it. They were able to accomodate me at such short notice, which I am so grateful for. I slept so well I even forgot I was not in my own bed. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality.

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

Dear Madam, I was so pleased to notice that you are a local traveller, and that you considered staying with us. We appreciate our out of “Towner’s” popping in for a quick visit and making use of our facilities. Thank you for your wonderful feedback. This re-iterates that we are on the right track. Stay posted to our website for... More

Pretoria, South Africa
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18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is situated next to a casino and shopping mall making it ideal to go out at night without needing transport.The room true to Southern Sun promise did not disappoint with everything neat,clean and in its place. The hotel offers an excellent in house restaurant which offers a good variety. Asked the reception to arrange transfer from the airport,... More

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

Dear business traveller, We are pleased to hear that we have met with your expectations and that our property extends the facilities you require as a business traveller. As we continuously strive to reach excellence, reviews like yours are motivating and are shared with our team. We are proud of our brand and look forward to extending more of our... More

East London, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I had a good experience and the service was effective and efficient I can come back to stay and suggest to my friends to alsi Come and visit the place as it always is fulfilling And meet my expectations

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

Dear East Londoner, We appreciate your positive posting of our hotel on Tripadvisor. It is always wonderful to know that our local's support our beautiful property and recommend it to others. I trust that your recent stay will not be the last but the beginning of many more long lazy weekends shared with the ones you love. For information stay... More

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Address: Cnr Western Avenue and Two Rivers Drive | Vincent, East London 5200, South Africa (Formerly Hemingways Hotel - East London)
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > East London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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East London is one of South Africa’s best kept secrets with a multitude of attractions but still maintaining that small town feel. The Hemingways Hotel is situated adjacent to the Hemingways Casino and Hemingways mall. It affords easy access to all the major highways, national roads and the airport. Inspired by Ernest Hemingway, this sub-tropical styled hotel offers a unique island lifestyle break, right in the heart of South Africa. ... more   less 
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