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Pelagus House

31 Marine Drive, Hermanus, South Africa
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Ranked #54 of 83 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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to spend 1 night at Pelagus and loved it! The room was super cute and cosy. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We felt very safe and the location is excellent. The house itself is beautiful. Definitely worth more than we paid...Would absolutely go back!

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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This B&B is on the rocks in Hermanus. If you want to do whale watching, here's the place to stay. Very neat, clean bedroom and en suite. Excellent breakfast, one of the best we ever had anywhere in the world. Beautiful antiques and romantic atmosphere. Friendly staff and lots of safe parking. Will stay here again, especially winter season, as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Great location very close to the Cliff Path and to the Town with the ocean view!! Room was very big, nice fitted with big bathroom (bath and shower). Or you can easily use the jacuzzi / swim pool outside the room. Breakfast very good with plenty of choices. I have only stayed one night and that was great value for... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

stayed here for 2 nights and after a very friendly reception we checked in the room which was very nice. Well decorated and luxury finishing. Great. Bed and pillows and sitting area. The bathroom only a bath so not so easy to have a quick shower , not for me but ok it looks posh. It says wifi but low... More 

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Windhoek
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We booked on a short notice through booking.com and had the luck to get the upstairs apartment for 4 adults. The apartment is really beautifully decorated (as is the whole house) and Bronwyn's welcome was so friendly. We felt immediately at home - true South African style ! I mentioned at the time of the booking that we celebrate my... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

OK, we do have to share but it seems very quiet at the moment! We had a small complaint about original room but the following day were moved to another (much better) room. Excellent service! This is in Nautilus House which is a touch more modern e.g. Showers in rooms as opposed to Victorian bath. Breakfasts are freshly cooked -... More 

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My wife and I stayed here on the way out to Plettenberg Bay in late December 2014. Unfortunately it rained the entire time we were in town so I can't attest to the beautiful views from the property although given the right conditions, I imagine they would be nice. The service was prompt and helpful and the included breakfast was... More 

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We had the front upstairs room with balcony overlooking the ocean which was a lovely space to view whales if there where any around. The room was showing signs of age and was quite scuffed and tired including the bathroom although the roll top bath was very comfy. Filling in breakfast order cards each day for the following days breakfast... More 

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TashaVZ, Guest Relations Manager at Pelagus House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yourself and your husband were a “walk-in” and you personally selected this particular room from the other rooms shown to you. You were furnished with a discounted rate of R1500.00 per night (the normal rate is R2050.00 per night). During your 3 night stay with us, neither yourself nor your husband mentioned your disappointment about... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We planned our first visit to South Africa months in advance. We could not wait for December to come. We started our vacation in Kwazulu Natal, then traveled the Wine route and Cape Town. Everywhere we went people were so friendly and helpful. Reception everywhere were warm and friendly and they made us feel so welcome. We had the most... More 

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TashaVZ, Manager at Pelagus House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. During December, we served our guests breakfast buffet style - so the guests helped themselves. If the guests wanted their eggs fried or poached this was organised for them. Upon receipt of bookings, either directly from guests or via online sites - a confirmation is forwarded to guests describing the room in detail (i.e. Room... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the penthouse for two nights which has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, 3 balconies, a spacious lounge with lovely sofas. We were welcomed in the car park on arrival and shown to our rooms. It is worth noting that only one bathroom has a shower but the other has an elegant Victorian bath which was very comfortable.... More 

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