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Hornbill House Self Catering Accommodation
Hemel & Aarde, Hermanus 7200, South Africa   |  
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Cairns, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Lovely!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This was one of our favourite places to stay during our three weeks in South Africa ! We came to Hermanus for a shark cage dive, and found an amazing quad biking and adventure place just up the road that was awesome too!
The accomodation has a real rustic, artistic yet homely feel to it. The entrance to the appartments is fantastic, its decorated with a very rural African theme, but the rooms are crisp white and clean with all the facilities you need. (The complemantary bottle of wine was a bonus too!) Its located in a lovely village filled with wine tasting, food markets and fantastic restaraunts ! (If you stay here you MUST visit B's steakhouse and EAT, they are both fabulous and within a minutes walk from the accomodation)
Hornbill self catering was great value for money, if I ever return to Hermanus I would certainly stay here again!

  • Stayed April 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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HornbillHouseHermanu, Manager at Hornbill House Self Catering Accommodation, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Dear Kate & Daniel, so glad you enjoyed your stay at Hornbill Accommodation. We are looking forward to welcome you back hopefully in the near future. Thank you for staying with us. Best regards, Marelise.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The Manager Marlize especially came from her abode after hours to welcome us ,and usher us in we had a really had a terrific experience the accomadation is very homely the unit very tastefully decorated and just what one needs to get away from the bustle of city life .

Regards
Ameer and Aaisha

Room Tip: Unit 1 and 2 definite for a couples retreat .
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  • 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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HornbillHouseHermanu, Manager at Hornbill House Self Catering Accommodation, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Dear Ameer & Aaisha, it is only my pleasure ! I hope to see you back soon, is baby nr 2 born yet? Have a lovely day. Kind regards, Marelise
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We ended up here by chance, booked in by a friend, and it was a lovely surprise - very clean and comfortable, and the most comfortable bed we came across on our whole trip! Everything we needed, nice location close to various eateries and short car journey to Hermanus and Hemel An Aarde.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HornbillHouseHermanu, Manager at Hornbill House Self Catering Accommodation, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Good afternoon, thank you for your lovely review. and we would love to see you back in the near future. Kind regards, Marelise
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Lovely self catering accomodation. Spacious, comfortable room that makes you feel at home, at a reasonable price. Great location near beautiful vineyards, shopping centers, and a short drive to the waterfront. Enjoyed my stay. Highly recommended.

Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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HornbillHouseHermanu, Manager at Hornbill House Self Catering Accommodation, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Hi Teboho,

It was lovely having you as a guest we hope that you did go on the Whale watching cruise.

Regards from all of us at Hornbill House
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Melkbosstrand, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We had a lovely stay at Hornbill House, nicely decorated, clean and very cosy. We received a complimentary bottle of Hornbill wine and received a very friendly welcome. Loved the serenity, with so much activities and great places to visit close by. It is very central to Hermanus and surrounding suburbs. Thank you for a fantastic stay, will definitely recommend it! Great affordable accommodation. We will definitely visit again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HornbillHouseHermanu, Manager at Hornbill House Self Catering Accommodation, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Hi Michelle,
thank you for the lovely review !
PS: next time you visit you will receive a complimentary bottle of Hornbill wine again :)
See you soon.
Kind regards from Hornbill House
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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Cozy, beautiful and centrally located. Of the best outdoor activities on your doorstep. The best MTB and hiking trails, great beaches and amazing art to boot! Thank you Hornbill for an amazing stay! You will definitely see us again!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 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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HornbillHouseHermanu, Manager at Hornbill House Self Catering Accommodation, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Hi Ruan,
lovely to have you & your family staying with us. Hope to see you soon.
Regards,
Hornbill Accommodation team, John, Erna & Marelise
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Gordon's Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We had a fabulous weekend at Hornbill House, Hermanus...The quaint morning market of Hemel en Aarde, the restaurant, 1,5 kilos away from the theatre in Onrusrivier, the accommodation being so hip,modern and tongue in the cheek! To top it all, the owners' garage winery and then to top this a bottle with compliments. Even tea, coffee, sugar and rusks, so REALLY!! you have choices in life! we loved it.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HornbillHouseHermanu, Manager at Hornbill House Self Catering Accommodation, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear Andries,

thank you for your review, much appreciated and its always so nice to read when guests are enjoying their stay with us in Hornbill House.

Thank you from all of us @ Hornbill House
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Additional Information about Hornbill House Self Catering Accommodation

Address: Hemel & Aarde, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hornbill House is in the small village of Hemel en Aarde between Hermanus and Onrus. Hornbill House has accommodation as well as a ceramic studio, gift shop, an art gallery and a restaurant, making it a bountiful place to visit. There are 3 units for guests to choose from. All units accommodate two people, with Unit 3 taking up to 4 people with prior arrangement & additional cost. ... more   less 
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