LIke most people we stayed at Hermanus whilst driving from Cape Town. THe hotel/guest house was gorgeous!! Although I would recommend you have a car as this is a short drive from the town part, just one straight road to the town so is very easy to find, Is only a short walk down the road to the beach where you can see many kite surfers, lovely beach and not too busy.
Out room was lovely, we were on honeymoon so had one of the better rooms, had a huge shower and bath, and queen bed. We had a balcony that had the most lovliest views right out to the beach. They supply all towels, and tea and coffee making facilities in room.
When we arrived they had already booked us in to restaurants for the 2 nights we stayed, some poeple do not like this, but we found this a good service - the restaurants they booked us in were lovely and it saved us finding a nice one, as after a busy day we didn't want to go from restaurant to restaurant finding one we liked. They chose 2 brilliant restaurants, however if you do not want them to do that you just tell them at check-in and they will cancel. They leave you much to your own devices, if you need someone you just ring a bell otherwise tthe staff are not visable.
They have a honesty bar, alchohol and soft drinks. They also have a pool table in the bar area. There is a small pool, which is perfect after a busy day to just sit around with a beer and reading a book before heading out for dinner.
In Hermarnus we went diving with Sharks, the hotel has all the details for this and can make arrangements to book you in, the company was brilliant, he has been on a few Discovery Channels in the past.
I would recommend this place but for only 3 or 4 days.