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“Overpriced disappointment, nothing like their web page!” 1 of 5 stars
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Kennedys Beach Villa
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   5 Disa Street | Onrus River Beach, Hermanus 7201, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #11 of 82 Hermanus B&B and Inns
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“Overpriced disappointment, nothing like their web page!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Booked a romantic weekend away at "luxury accommodation in Hermanus", to find shabby, dirty room in Onrus. Shuffled into room by helper, never introduced to hosts. And the worst bit is that we could have stayed a week at a number of super places for what we were charged for one totally disappointing night!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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kennedysathermanus, Owner at Kennedys Beach Villa, responded to this review, April 11, 2014
Sad to read a review like this, when 94% of the comments differ. Kindest regards, Kennedys
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Booked on the last minute and was fortunate enough to speak directly to the owner Mrs Ymile Kennedy. She was helpful and friendly and even accommodated my 9 & 10 year old as well as my 16 year old who decided to tag along. Ideally Kennedy's is a romantic get away for couples. The atmosphere and feel of the accommodation is warm and romantic. All the timeless antique pieces in the villa transports one to a different era where so much attention was given to detail.

The villa had a quaint kitchen that was sufficient to cook a meal or just make some coffee/ tea. All hot beverages were supplied complimentary with rusks as well. When we needed anything James,the butler, was just a call away and was always willing to please.

Thoroughly enjoyed our breakaway with beautiful sea views as well as so many extras that have to be discovered by yourself ( jacuzzi with uninterrupted sea views and the milk bath in the forest.)

Room Tip: Choose the Villa.... It's so private and walking down the pathway you'll think you are overs...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kennedysathermanus, Owner at Kennedys Beach Villa, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
We love spoiling our guests and also enjoy seeing and hearing how they have enjoyed their stay! Thanks so much!
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cape town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

I (WE) recommend Kennedy's above all other places -the best. Lovely people, excellent view, a lot of privacy. Do youselves a favour and make a booking today. You will not be sorry. Zacuzzi, body messages aall in your own private space. It was wonderul. Thank you.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kennedysathermanus, Owner at Kennedys Beach Villa, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
We Eejoyed the whole family as they enjoyed their stay at Kennedys! Did not think we could do a whole family - but here at Kennedys we always never get too old to learn! Lots of love!
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I was all excited about having found this five star B+B in Onrus right on the beach. It looked wonderful from the pictures on its website.
On arrival, we were herded into our beach villa, which is basically a large single bed room with two chairs and a small table, fridge and TV. The beach villa does include exclusive use of the terrace, which I suppose is handy in summer, but of little use in the cold.
The brochure in the room provides detail of all the wonderful furnishings and the like on the property, however you are not permitted to see any of it if staying in the beach villa.
A number of the cupboards in the room are marked private, as are all the rest of the accesses on the property.
Also there are wonderful accounts of the hospitable hosts in the guest book, but it appears that we were not important enough for them, and thus they did not bother to come and welcome us to the Kennedys.
This villa does have a nice view along the lagoon towards the sea, but for the amount of money charged for a weekend, it is way over priced!!
I missed that it was not a B+B, its rate are for room only!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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kennedysathermanus, Owner at Kennedys Beach Villa, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
This review is one we hardly ever receive at Kennedys, as seen on Reviews on Tripadvisor! However, I have to apoligize that I myself was absent during this stay, due to a sudden operation I had on my mounth and just returned from hospital! James, whom all our guest love and adore and has training in Tourism attended to our guests. Again, I have to apoligize and want to assure you that we see all our guest as utmost special and important and sorry II myself, as the owner was not there to greet you !
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Standerton, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We were at Kennedy's beach villa for our honeymoon!! It is absolute perfection. We stayed in the villa, it is private with a "milk bath" for that romantic evening!! The jacuzzi on the deck overlooking the beach and the lagoon is perfectly situated! Thanks to James everything was perfect all the time. Perfect for that romantic getaway!!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kennedysathermanus, Owner at Kennedys Beach Villa, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
Perfect Honeymoon Destination for a perfect honeymoon couple!!!! They even look alike!! The moment the two bubbly sparkling young couple left us, we missed them! Camping cot ready for next year!!!
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Krugersdorp, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The location is exceptional and you have privacy which you do not find often. The Jacuzzi location on the deck is great which is prepared with candles and you have a view of the lagoon and ocean whilst enjoying the Jacuzzi. The rooms are very comfortable and the service is great. The hosts are very helpful and friendly but never in the way. Great place and highly recommendable.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Ymile K, Owner at Kennedys Beach Villa, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Thanks so much - so grateful everything went so well and yet another lady said "Yes" here a Kennedys! Sure next visit the Honeymoon Package!!!!
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

My fiancé took me for a surprise weekend at Kennedy's. He proposed on the Friday evening on the private deck with Jacuzzi overlooking beach and river. We had a wonderful weekend. Beautiful villa. Private and romantic.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Ymile K, Owner at Kennedys Beach Villa, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Thanks so much for the reviewe - so glad we could have net again and hope to see yet another time! Kindest regatds, Ymile and James
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Address: 5 Disa Street | Onrus River Beach, Hermanus 7201, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 82 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kennedys Beach Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kennedy's Beach Villa is an exclusive guest house offering 4 star luxury bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation in Onrus, Hermanus and forms the perfect base from where guests can enjoy the scenic beauty of Hermanus and the Cape Whale Coast. "When it comes to the combination of utmost privacy, luxury, romance and organic lifestyle - there are very few places on earth as special as KENNEDY'S!" - Mariette du Toit-Helmbold (ex-CEO of Tourism - Cape Town). Guests can enjoy the very private and elegant Villa tucked away in a Milkwood forest, designed exclusively for two guests at a time, the ideal hideout promising complete privacy. Little kitchenette to prepare you own meals.The romantic Beach Suite with its sweeping ocean views offers luxury Hermanus accommodation, cosy evenings in the sunken Jacuzzi on the spacious deck overlooking Onrus River & Beach and fantastic whale watching in season. No cooking facilities in the Beach Suite, only fridge, microwave, crockery and braai facilities. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the natural surroundings and uneven surfaces at Kennedys, it is NOT recommended for elderly people with walking difficulties. ... more   less 
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