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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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Ranked #25 of 83 Hermanus B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
295howardp Newlands, South Africa
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Newlands, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As mentioned towel rail not heating key to garden not working Garden door banging during stormy night just needs a bolt Otherwise a delightful and very good-excellent stay Breakfast on the stoep with its sea view very pleasing

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed 4 nights at La Fontaine. Very helpful manageress, friendly staff. The room upstairs offers spacious balcony with a beautiful view to the sea. Must be wonderful during whaling season. Breakfast is good. They were very supportive with golf reservations and good advice how to cope with electric power shortage at certain times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I write this review as the sun sets on our last day at La Fontaine Guest House. A quick perusal of the guest book reveals that this beautiful lodge situated on the cliffs overlooking the sea at Hermanus has yet to be found by many American travelers. Though it is winter and much of Hermanus is closed, La Fontaine is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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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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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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