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Hermanus Dorpshuys
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   20 Hill Street | Eastcliff, Hermanus 7200, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #3 of 80 Hermanus B&B and Inns
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26 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

At last, after 2 poor experiences when staying in Hermanus, we have found somewhere that we can feel very comfortable in. Koos and Cecilia have created an excellent guest house by thinking of how they would like to feel in it themselves. The room (no 3 I think) was very large with a lovely bathroom. The beds were so comfortable and the place was so quiet. It is just a few minutes walk to the town centre, and you need that after such wonderful breakfasts. I agree with a previous reviewer breakfasts are VERY generous in size and top quality food. Cecilia ensures there is a certain amount of style to it all. Koos and Cecilia are lovely hosts, very helpful and friendly, nothing is a problem to them. Next time we will stay 4 nights! Thank you.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Dorpshuys, Owner at Hermanus Dorpshuys, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thank you very much for the time spent to review your excellent stay at Hermanus Dorpshuys. It is really a priviledge to receive a review like your's. It is good for our team's morale that they are appreciated. We look forward to your next visit.
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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Newcastle, Staffs
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45 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Unfortunately when we arrived we were not expected as there had been a blip in the system. This was soon sorted by Cecilia and Koos and we were given a lovely big room with a massive bathroom so we were very pleased with that. It was just a shame we only had limited time at Hermanus. When we left we were given a brilliant tip ... to visit Betty's Bay for the penguins and we were not disappointed, it was brilliant. We were going to rush back to Cape Town & visit Boulder's Bay before we left but there was no need, so thank you for that. Hermanus itself is lovely but again due to time restraints we didn't have as much time to explore as we would have liked. Managed to spot whales from the cliff path so that was good too.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dorpshuys, Owner at Hermanus Dorpshuys, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Thank you for the time spent to do a review of your stay with us. We are glad that you had a very good experience and that you could take some positive memories of Hermanus back with you. We trust that you will return one day to Hermanus to explore more of our paradise.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Cecilia and Koos made us feel very welcome and our room was lovely. Gorgeous soft towels and a comfy bed plus toiletries. A lovely breakfast and good recommendations for local attractions and places to eat. It's a great location and Hermanus is a lovely stop on the Garden Route. Next time we promise we'll stay for more than one night!

Room Tip: We were in room 2 which is a lovely double room, very spacious and great shower.
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  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Dorpshuys, Owner at Hermanus Dorpshuys, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Thank you very much for the time spent to review your stay with us at Hermanus Dorpshuys. We are glad that you had a quality experience to share with all our Tripadvisor visitors. It boost the morale of our team to get reviews like this and proof that we succeed in our goal. Look forward to your next visit.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I had a great stay with great hosts , ever helpful ,friendly and just ' nice people ' . The breakfasts were VERY generous in size , and very good on the taste buds too ! . I commented to Koos that in my business I have stayed at so many B & B s and guesthouses over the past years , but had not seen one with such immaculately clean rooms even to the smallest details such as bathroom grouting , shower glass , carpets - this was very impressive . The location of the guesthouse is also great as it is a very quiet area , and a relatively quick and picturesque walk to the centre of town , and the coast. Thank you Koos and Cecelia.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dorpshuys, Owner at Hermanus Dorpshuys, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Thank you for the time spent to do a review of your stay at Hermanus Dorpshuys. It is with great appreciation that you have experienced what we as hosts offer to our guests and the efforts of our team to gave you this memorable experience. We are proud to be described in such a manner.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Cecilia and Koos, the owners and hosts, made us feel at home from the first moment, willing to do anything that will make our stay a great one. And it was a great stay, one of the best places we ever stayed in.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Dorpshuys, Owner at Hermanus Dorpshuys, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Thank you for the time spent to review your visit at Hermanus Dorpshuys. We are glad that we can be part of one of the best experiences that you had on holiday. It is part of our goal to satisfy the needs of our guests at a rememberable way. We look forward to your visit in future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stayed for one night and enjoyed our delightful double room.
We found it convenient for the town centre, only 15 minute walk to the water front area. We were rewarded with numerous sighting of whales during our short stay.
Cecilia and Koos were very friendly, helpful and made us feel welcome during our stay.
We would highly recommend this guest house.
John & Sue

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Dorpshuys, Owner at Hermanus Dorpshuys, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Thank you for the time spent to review your stay with us. Thank you for the overall satisfactory experience that you shared with us. We are glad that you had such a great experience. The Whales is magnificent and worth every effort to view and enjoy them.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

The twin room we stopped in was spacious,with good shower, comfortable beds and like the rest of the guesthouse spotlessly clean.Cecillia and Koos serve an excellent english breakfast after a choice of cereals and fruit.
Location is very good,with the chance to watch whales just 5 mins walk down to the cliff path.We decided to leave the car parked at the guesthouse and walk the short distance into town each night,and walk back which is perfectly safe to do.On one occasion we did come back by taxi,which all the restaurants seem happy to call one for you.Cecillia & Koos are very welcoming and they helped phoning around at the last minute to book a tour for us.Email contact was superb,it was quick,suggestive and very helpful.If I visit Hermanus again,i would certainly stop at the Dorpsphuys,thankyou.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Dorpshuys, Owner at Hermanus Dorpshuys, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
Thank you very much for your time spent to do a review of your stay with us. We are glad that you had an excellent experience. Guests sometimes does not realise how central we are, but still have the tranquility. We are fortunate to be within walking distance to most needs. We really look forward to see you again in future.
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Address: 20 Hill Street | Eastcliff, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 80 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hermanus Dorpshuys 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Purpose built guest house, elegantly furnished with a mix of antique and modern. Full English breakfast included in dining room or on veranda overlooking the Klein river Mountain. Four double suites and one twin (can be converted to double). ... more   less 
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