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La Fontaine Guest House

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33 Marine Drive | PO Box 1170, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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La Fontaine Guest House
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Ranked #26 of 84 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

La Fontaine Guest House was wonderful - ocean view, spacious, charming and relaxing rooms. It is located close to shopping and restaurants, and easy walking. We highly recommend this guest house. On a clear day, you might see whales.

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Bellville, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My partner and I enjoyed our stay at La Fontaine. Very comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Would have given it five stars if not for a rude staff member with an attitude problem who ruined our overall experience. Otherwise, highly recommended!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a really lovely guest house right on the ocean. We splashed out and got a sea facing room, which is well worth doing. We had a large balcony and a spectacular view of the ocean, just a pity we were there where the whales aren't! The owner is delightful, the staff charming, the rooms well appointed (more like... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A very central, well furnished and decorated, clean accomodation. Also nice outside area with pool. The host helps us in recommanding activities nearby and restaurants. Safe and secured parking ! You will enjoy an excellent breakfast on the terrasse with pool and ocean view. Would definitely recommend this spot for anyone looking to stay in Hermanus!

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The Netherlands
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights. Rooms are dated and not clean. Carpet in the room was smelly, not clean. Views are great but this is not the only aspect what you are coming for. Staff was welcoming but that's it. Would not go back.

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Berlin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Everything was just perfect! The property is absolutely lovely and all amenities I could think of were provided. The location is awesome and the kind hospitality made our stay there just perfect. I will definitely come back and can truely recommend this place.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

What a great location! Expansive views over the sea with the chance of seeing whales. We had the suite with the private terrace. It was fantastic, spacious and well equipped. How relaxing to enjoy the views from the terrace. The cliff path runs right outside and makes a great running route... We enjoyed a lovely breakfast on the terrace overlooking... More 

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Mauritius
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We stayed there for 3 nights and this B & B fulfilled all our needs. We had a pleasant room at the rear of the house (patio room), a lovely spacious bathroom, comfy beds and the breakfast on the terrace facing Walker Bay was just awesome. Gail was very helpful with suggestions of places to eat and of places to... More 

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Aalsmeer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Being one of the oldest buildings in Hermanus, they defenitely choose the best spot for whale watching in Hermanus. Enjoy a lovely breakfast in the morning on terrace in front of the house and watch the whales frolick in the ocean on your doorstep. Gail the manager is a great host, very knowledgeable about all the activities in the area.... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Having never been to Hermanus before (much less South Africa), we were a little hesitant about what we would find when arriving. La Fontaine far exceeded our expectations and we recommend it to anyone staying in Hermanus. The location of this guest house is unbelievable. We stayed in the upstairs suite and had a private terrace overlooking the ocean where... More 

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