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Anchor's Rest

4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   90 Westcliff Road | Westcliff, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Ranked #32 of 80 Hermanus B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

As I have to visit Hermanus rather frequently, I've tried various places to stay. On my last two trips, I read the positive comments about Anchor's Rest and stayed here both times. On my first trip I stayed in a smaller room with shower, but prefer a bath tub in winter, and therefore opted for a bigger room that cost... More

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Hilary C, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review - we do so appreciate feed back. We have been away ourselves - hence the tardiness in a reply .We are pleased that you have found somewhere easy for the hospital but hope that you will not be needing us for that any time soon! It's good to hear that your sister was out... More

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

By far the best place to stay in Hermanus, outstanding rooms and the most wonderful hosts, guy and Hillary. Have visited 3 times now and will only ever stay there whilst in Hermanus. Convenient location and spoilt for choice on what room to have as they are all superb.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Anchor's Rest is ideally situated for Hermanus - easy access to the beach walks and a few streets back from the main road to make you feel like you are away from the town itself. My lodgings consisted of a good size bedsitter with a well equipped alcove kitchette. The bathroom more than met my needs. The staff were friendly... More

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St. Ives, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Guy and Hilary (the owners) were extremely welcoming and helpful. 'Seagulls' the loft room that we stayed in was lovely. The room was spacious, clean and very well decorated. You get great value for money staying at Anchors Rest and if we are ever in Hermanus again we will definitely be staying again.

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Hilary C, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

We do value guests’ reviews and it is so rewarding to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Anchor’s Rest . Thank you for your comments! More

Telford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Anchors Rest was lovely. We were greeted on entry by Guy who kindly showed us to our room (the honeymoon loft, can't remember the name). For the price, the room couldn't be faulted. The access to the pool was great, meant we could cool down during the day. My only concern was the water in the shower (seemed to be... More

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Hilary C, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write a review of Anchor's Rest - we do appreciate receiving feedback. The salt water shower is a bit of a puzzle as all the water in the unit comes from 1 water cylinder but we checked it out just in case - happily there was no salt (only the salt... More

Exeter, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

What a great find. We were greated so warmly by Guy, before he showed us to Pebbles. Superb accomodation and lovely pool and surrounding garden area. The coutyard garden attached to our apartment was delighful and we made use of the braai each night. Proximity to the coastal pathway is excellent, enabling us to walk into Hermanus for some lovely... More

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Hilary C, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful compliments. We are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves as much as you did. Hopefully you will visit us again sometime and maybe even get to see the whales - an awsome experience indeed! More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in Driftwood which was so lovely. Very private apartment with great space inside & out. Enjoyed relaxing round the pool at the end of a hot day. Beaches & the whole area is stunning. The centre which is a few mins drive has everything you need, supermarkets, shops, restaurants & good coastal walks. Would definitely stay again if we... More

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Hilary C, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the positive review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourselves, not only at our guest house, but also South Africa and our special little town,Hermanus. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

If you holiday in peak season but don't like the crowds, then this is for you. Close to the restaurants and shops but escape back to your private suite and enjoy the tranquility. Awake to the sounds of birds and enjoy leaving your door open onto the garden. Very clean and staff were unobtrusive but efficient. Walk across the road... More

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Hilary C, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to submit a review of Anchor’s Rest. It is always encouraging to hear that our guests have enjoyed themselves, both at our establishment and at various attractions in the area. What matters most to us is that guests return home happy and satisfied. More

Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Anchor's Rest offers very nice and clean studios close to the seaside. Quiet neighborhood, 5 minutes drive from the citycenter. Very helpful host. Hermanus is only attractive in the whale season; without whales it's just a tourist-town with not so much to offer.

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Hilary C, Owner at Anchor's Rest, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us but feel it is such a pity that you did not discover some of the many diverse and unique attractions Hermanus and environs have to offer. Thank you for drawing our attention to this. We really hope you that you do visit Hermanus again and have a wonderful... More

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Brilliant place, fantastic location with great hosts, always spotlessly clean, friendly and wouldn't stay anywhere else. Have stayed three times before this visit and hope stay there for many trips to come. Thank you Guy and Hilary

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Address: 90 Westcliff Road | Westcliff, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Anchor's Rest 4*
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Anchor’s Rest, 150m from cliff paths and whales in season. Harbour and restaurants 10 minutes walk. 4 garden suites have own entrance, patio and barbecue. Under counter fridge, tea and coffee facilities, overhead fans, microwave, hotplates, wall heaters, hairdryers, TV, DSTV Premium and DVD machine in each unit. Pool and garden area are available for guests. Optional substantial Continental Breakfast, served on your patio or in your suite. Safe off street parking. ... more   less 
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