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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 #24 of 83 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Neil C Bellville, South Africa
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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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Bellville, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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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2 reviews
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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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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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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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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