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Pelagus House

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   31 Marine Drive, Hermanus, South Africa
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Ranked #46 of 80 Hermanus B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, Western Cape
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is a beautiful guesthouse with a superb location! We decided to pamper ourselves and stayed i'm the honeymoon suite with the ocean view....breath-taking! Very large room with all necessities and comforts. Heating lamps in bathroom were a great touch. There is also a fire place, great for a cozy read of one of the in-house library books. Well-stocked honesty... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Great, friendly hostessing by the manager, Natasha. Superb views and top class, spotlessly clean accommodation. Thank you for far exceeding our expectations on all levels and making us feel looked after and special. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We were quite nervous about staying here due to the reviews on TripAdvisor. The morning we were meant to check in I called to confirm our arrival time as this had been an issue for other guests. To my surprise the friendly lady who answered the call said that she is available on site 24/7. As often happens with road... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Overlooking the beach - uninterrupted views of the Sea Facilities were very good and the pool area was very nice. Would recommend if you take the Sea view make sure the windows close tight - the wind can be strong. Hermanus is a holiday destination which is ok but for a different experience Bettys Bay is close and worth a... More

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16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at Pelagus House very much. The rooms are spacious and clean, the breakfasts excellent and freshly prepared. There is good parking and easy access to the street for walks along the sea. The swimming pool is an added bonus. Mara and Anneline are hands on and friendly. With regard to some recent negative reviews, I have... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My wife, 2 grown up boys and I stayed here over New Year 2013/14. This was our 2nd visit having stayed here at Christmas 2012. Pelagus is a large, clean and beautiful guest house. We stayed in the Penthouse suite consisting of 2 ensuite rooms, a large living room and 2 large sunny & private balconies. The reasonably sized swimming... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We stayed in various hotels in South Africa during December and January as we travelled around. This hotel is gorgeous. Very clean and inviting. Pool was lovely too. They left us a bottle of sparkling wine when they found out we were getting married there which was an unexpected surprise. Hosts were welcoming and although we arrived late, we got... More

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pellanauta, Manager at Pelagus House, responded to this review

Susie and Ian was a wonderful couple. We were privileged to have been a small part of their big day in that they were married in Hermanus whilst staying at Pelagus House. Although the ceremony took place elsewhere the beautiful bride was collected at the front gate of the guest house and taken away in a stunning vintage vehicle -... More

Montevideo, Uruguay
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

When we arrived at the Guest House at 9 pm, there was no one to welcome us, we were waiting in the car while our driver received the instructions on his cell phone to let us in. He was told to grab the keys somewhere and conduct us to our rooms. He did that and he left. The house was... More

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pellanauta, Manager at Pelagus House, responded to this review

Our initial response to this review was utter shock because during her stay of 6 nights Maria never once complained about anything! She was the model guest. Had she mentioned any of these concerns and complaints to us whilst staying here we would have had the opportunity to rectify them and compensate somehow. Unfortunately she decided to take the cowardly... More

Davis, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Upon our arrival at Pelagus guest lodge we were greeted by two very friendly ladies. We were shown to our room and given a tour of the property. Our room was immaculate and very comfortable with a beautiful view. The garden is beautifully kept and everthing on the inside and outside are clean and well maintained . We has lunch... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

A Well located,clean guesthouse with a good breakfast offered is ruined by the incompetent and rude management team of mother & daughter. You as guest dare not question their authority and the way they run "their" guesthouse.The manageresses took it very personal when i merely questioned a couple of issues : 1. My room had a bath only and i... More

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pellanauta, General Manager at Pelagus House, responded to this review

We concur with Andreas C – it was indeed a “HORREBLE EXPERIENCE” for us a management as well. In all our years in hospitality management we have never come across such blatant hostility and illogic anger. This guest was requested to park his rented vehicle in an allocated parking bay (8 days into his 14 night booking). For some reason... More

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Address: 31 Marine Drive, Hermanus, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Pelagus House 4*
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UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT AS OF 1 MARCH 2014 Pelagus Guest House is situated in Hermanus, South Africa - a picturesque little town, world renowned for its beauty, whales and champagne air. Our guest house offers you accommodation in Hermanus that has all the elements necessary for a stay that is truly special. Our position, our style and our dedication to the highest standards ensure that the accommodation we provide meets your expectations. A spectacular view of the ocean and the sound of waves greet you on arrival at Pelagus Guest House; you'll awake to the smell of a fresh sea breeze and seaside sounds every morning and you'll be able to relax on the patio and enjoy the vista of Walker Bay whenever it pleases you. ... more   less 
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