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The Cottage

6 Stemmet Street, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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The Cottage
Ranked #38 of 80 Hermanus B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Harare Province, Zimbabwe
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

This was our third stay as a family of five (three children aged 14, 11 & 8) at Jan & Sarie fantastic cottage. The welcome is genuine, the accommodation clean & comfortable, and ideally placed for walking to the bay or town and a short drive to Grotto Beach. Great attention to detail including books, magazines and local art in... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

My wife and 6 year old son and I were let down by accommodation elsewhere on a very busy weekend in Hermanus. Jan and Saria helped us with hospitable accommodation and made sure we were comfortable and well looked after. Jan and Saria are very friendly people, who are more than happy to make your stay a good and comfortable... More

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Patras, Greece
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The owners were very warm and welcome and help us with everything...the room and the bathroom was clean with fresh towels...the cottage was very traditional with some modern corners and picturesque... the garden was just awesome... breakfast was really good and fresh... The cottage was in great location, just a few metres from the centre of Hermanus and old harbour... More

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aberdeen
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I stayed in this fab place with my partner in the middle of March during our 3 month tour of South Africa & what a find it was. Apologies for just getting round to writing the review(sorry Jan). Firstly, the host & hostess were so helpful with exceptional advice - beyond the normal. Nothing was too much trouble. Saria &... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

What a joy! We loved this place so much we extended our stay and for good reason. Firstly the location is perfect you can walk everywhere from The Cottage and the whales are a 2 minute walk away and the beaches 15 mins. The accommodation was comfortable and clean but more importantly Jan was such a lovely man and with... More

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Montreal
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Spent (unfortunately!) only one night at this little B&B while driving down the Garden Route. Location was excellent, 3-4minutes walk from the coast (and the whales!), big, clean room with a very comfy bed. The owner was also very welcoming and helpful about the area and even but us in the bigger room for the price of the smaller one... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

My husband and I started our long vacation in South Africa watching whales in Hermanus for a whole week (Nov. 2012). We loved our little cottage under the big trees. Saria and Jan were perfect hosts. After spending over 8 weeks in South Africa, it's a pleasure to announce that they served the best and hugest breakfasts in Western Cape.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights with a group of 5 taking up 3 rooms and had a great time. Jan and Saria are fabulous and very knowledgeable hosts who have been living in Hermanus for many many years and know the area well. The rooms are all self catering and well stocked albeit maybe a little dated, although this seems... More

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La Mesa, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Had a wonderful stay at the Cottage. We spent the last 3 days of our vacation there. Jan, the owner, was a wealth of information of what to do, what to see and how to get there. Breakfasts were delicious and huge! Great value and excellent location. Close to everything....we walked evverywhere. If I ever make it back to that... More

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Langen, Hessen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

It was a wonderful Night at the Cottage... Jan the Owner was a very good Gastgeber and he was very friendly. The House is a very wonderful Place to stay at your Visit in Hermanus. Nice Bedrooms...nice & clean Bathrooms... May you feel a little bit set back in to the Past of the 70`s but its a wonderful TimeJourney;)... More

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Address: 6 Stemmet Street, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Lovely guesthouse with great garden and big swimming pool. Walking distance to village, restaurants, cliff path for whale watching. Great breakfast. ... more   less 
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