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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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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

When we first got to the hotel we thought the owner was a tiny bit brusk but she warmed to us ! Fantastic room overlooking the sea where you can apparently see whales from your room but unfortunately the weather was unusually bad - cold and rough - and we were beside ourselves to find that our boat to see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

View from breakfast veranda is gorgeous! Dolphins swimming! Service is a little bit formal, not genuine. Breakfast is ordered in advance, and is good for the environment maybe, but probably among the weakest I have experienced (50 hotel nights per year)... Rooms are nice and clean. Great location, close to everything in Hermanus.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We only had 1 night in Hermanus and stayed at La Fontaine. Gail the owner could not have been more helpful. She phoned several restaurants to try to make us a reservation and also booked us on a great whale watching trip. The property is very close to the cliff walks and also to the centre of town so it... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

What a lovely place to stay, out host Gail was very friendly and helpful. We only stayed one night and did not see any Whales but Gail suggested a boat trip and booked it for us on the day we moved on. The rooms are clean and well appointed. It is within walking distance of the cliff walks and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights as part o our honeymoon and had a great stay. We got given room 1... and wow, what a room! With a big bed, bathroom and balcony overlooking the sea. Walking distance to town, and over our delicous breakfast we got to see dolphins one morning. Lovely stay

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We stayed three nights at this wonderful B&B. Fantastic location with great views of the ocean. Wonderful breakfast and lovely rooms. Our host Gail booked us some lovely restaurants and a quality trip to watch the Whales. Perfect place to stay in Hermanus.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

This is a gem of a find! Beautifully appointed, comfortable, great service and a great breakfast. Perfectly placed for cliff top walks, restaurants, whale watching and touring. We absolutely loved it and would highly recommend!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

An excellent place to stay and in a superb position overlooking Walker Bay. We even saw whales from the cliff path. Hermanus is a lovely and there are good restaurants nearby. Excellent breakfast (filled in our selection the day before) and good secure car parking. Our room was at the back (Wi-Fi did not seem to reach) but still very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

What a great first impression of South Africa. We drove straight from Cape Town International Airport to Hermanus to arrive at this lovely Guest House. We were welcomed by Gail who is very friendly and has extensive knowledge of the area. The location is fantastic. Off street parking a bonus! The views of the bay breath taking from the balcony.... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We had such a wonderful one night stay at La Fontaine. We arrived just after 2pm and our room was ready, at first I was concerned as we didnt manage to get a sea facing room and we had one facing the mountains. There was no reason for concern as the room, was so beautiful with gorgeous views and had... More 

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