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La Fontaine Guest House

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   33 Marine Drive | PO Box 1170, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Ranked #22 of 82 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel was excellent. We had a luxury sea facing room with balcony. The hotel was very clean throughout, and the staff very helpful. The breakfast was very good, taken whilst enjoying a lovely seaview. We were lucky enough to see several whales from the balcony, including at least one whale breaching several times. Many thanks to Gail and the... More

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just stayed one night at the lovely Fontaine guest house. Located right on the sea front and close to the cliff path, we could easily walk into town which was close by. The room was good and so was the breakfast. Gail provided some tips on where to see the whales and where to eat which was very helpful.

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Winterthur, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay in Hermamus. Everything was perfect. Restaurant, Walewatching in the harbour in walking distance (5 min). Breakfast was delicious with view to the sea. Everything nice and clean. Very friendly hosts.

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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33 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Enjoying an enviable position overlooking the cliffs in Hermanus, this B and B fulfilled all our needs. Comfy beds, a nice cooked breakfast and a pleasant room at the rear of the house, a bit overlooked by neighbouring houses which were obviously built long after La Fontaine itself. Lovely, colonial style interior with polished wood floors and a view from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The attention to detail, right down to the LF label attached to the new loo roll, made it a very lovely experience. Gail was very helpful with suggestions of places to eat and to see the wonderful whales. Breakfast on the terrace facing Walker Bay was just awesome. Would definitely stay here again and will be recommending it to friends... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Stayed for only two nights, wanted to stay longer ! Close to everything and everywhere you would possibly want to go in Hermanus. You might as well walk.Leave the car and take a mello stroll along the meander overlooking the whales bobbing in the bay.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

OK, we did have the best room (#1 Honeymoon), but #6 also had a great (smaller) deck and view. Wonderful owner and staff, and two great dogs. Clean, comfortable, professionally run, and with a better view (from upstairs) than most Hermanus places. From our huge bed, we looked right across our private deck at the water, and fell asleep to... More

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Alberton, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Really worth it especially for a couples breakaway. Great décor and facilities, lovely spacious bathroom. Breakfast on the "stoep" goes beyond just eating, if you are lucky you may just spot a whale closeby. A stone throw distance to the beach.. really. Friendly and professional owner. Well done Gail.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and found the slow pace of life a real delight. The accommodation is quite regal and has a real sense of charm. The location is ideal as you can walk to the town in 5 mins. You can see the sea from the balcony and if you are lucky even spot the whales from... More

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Address: 33 Marine Drive | PO Box 1170, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — La Fontaine Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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