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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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King Williams Town
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place for family stay, lots of entertainment around, rooms are good and there are a variety of restaurant available, I enjoyed breakfast time!! Will go stay there anytime and will suggest to friends thank you

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

Dear local traveller, We were so pleased to read that our hotel offered you and your family the experience you were expecting to enjoy. Hemingways does offer such wonderful entertainment for families. Stay posted to our website for special show and stay packages as well as romantic offers. We look forward to being your hotel of choice in the future.... More

Bangalore, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been staying at this hotel for the last 8 years , and have seen it develop into a good property especially after the renovation. Excellent service, this time was even better, Buffet Breakfast service was available at the table and unobtrusive attention. A rarity in these times in SA. The staff are very responsive and it feels comfortable to go... More

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

Dear International traveller, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your loyalty in returning to our hotel over the past eight years. We have most certainly worked hard to improve our service levels and are so pleased that you noticed this. Your kind comments will be shared with our entire team, and your review will be... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent venue with nice friendly staff. Inside shopping mall with restaurants to choose from and movie theater in walking distance. Under cover parking. Rooms well kept and spacious Bar fridge in room

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

Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to post your positive review on Tripadvisor. Your comments regarding our friendly staff will be shared with them and will keep them motivated to continue to offer excellent service. Thank you for choosing us and we look forward to welcome you back. Kind regards Madeleine Roux | General Manager More

Mthatha
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

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 August 11, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 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

south africa
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
38 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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

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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
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