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Southern Sun Hemingways

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Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my stay it was very conformable, warm and friendly staff, room was so clean I couldn't complain and room service was the best. I will definitely recommend it to my friend..wow it is next to the mall you dont even have to go outside it is connected to the mall

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Thank shumanid
Retabile, General Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways, responded to this review

Dear Happy Traveller, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending us on this amazing platform. Your kind words on the team has been shared with the mentioned staff members as well as with the rest of the team. Our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. We look...

Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent service bar the missing socks. The checking in process and friendly smile from the hotel reception staff was rather pleasant and welcoming. I learnt that the hotel doesn't do late check out as I was told I will be charged additional day for 30min late check-out. Thank you and keep up the good work and will sure be back...

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Retabile, General Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, Thank you very much for your candid review of your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. I have been trying to get hold of you since your departure date at the hotel. I believe you were contacted by Nokweyisa who is our...

Mbombela
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good Service Good Rooms Best Location Nearby Beach Inside Mall for Shopping Also Walking Distance to Town Good Food INSIDE GYMNASIUM Enough Room to Choose Nice View Outside Easily Accessible to Mall and Town

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Retabile, General Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, Thank you for your positive comments and for recommending us on this amazing platform. I am so glad to hear that you and yours enjoyed your stay with us! I hope your next stay and just around the corner. Yours in Service Retabile Radebe General Manager Southern Sun Hemingways

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a lovely one night stay at the hotel and i felt that it was not enough. The service was excellent, i received a warm welcome from Phindi at the reception. She was very professional. I struggle to log on to the wifi and they helped me. Dinner was very nice,had a chicken salad which was very fresh and...

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Retabile, General Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on Tripadvisor, your kind words humble us. I have shared your amazing comments with the mentioned team members and the rest of the staff members. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Yours in Service Retabile Radebe General Manager Southern Sun Hemingways

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I 'd like to express my war feeling to all the hotel staff there, their welcoming, helping and serving in a professional way specially @ the restaurant many thanks to the whole staff specially Meagan I 'd like to recommend that hotel to my friends and family . I plan to go there each your vacation.

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Retabile, General Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, Thank you for your kind words and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. I’m sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. We look forward welcoming you and your family this coming season. Yours in Service Retabile Radebe General Manager Southern Sun Hemingways

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The location is awesome combination of nature and extravagant wit casino and shopping mall. The hotel ambience is luxurious suitable for both business and leisure travelling. Has a royalty feel to it.

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Retabile, General Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on Tripadvisor, your kind words humble us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Yours in Service Retabile Radebe General Manager Southern Sun Hemingways

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed November 1, 2016

The staff make you feel at home. The hotel has this flair about it when you walk through the revolving door. The room was spacious and comfortable. Would recommend this hotel to anyone passing through East London.

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Retabile, General Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, Thank you for your positive review, this most certainly aids us in keeping our staff motivated and inspired to offer fantastic service. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Yours in Service Retabile Radebe General Manager Southern Sun Hemingways

Lady Frere
Reviewed November 1, 2016

I had a splendid weekend with my family at Southern Sun Hemmingways, staff were friendly, my room was clean and comfortable, the service during breakfast was excellent, the food was delicious and it is situated next to the mall which makes shopping enjoyable.

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Retabile, General Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways, responded to this review

Dear Leisure Traveller, Thank you for your most recent visit and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. I’m sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. We hope your next stay is just around the corner. Yours in Service Retabile Radebe General Manager Southern Sun Hemingways

Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed October 17, 2016

I keeping returning to the hotel for all my trips regardless if it is for business or holiday as it is really a wonderful atmosphere where you feel you are with family and friends. I would recommend the hotel to all when asked. Everything was clean and the service is wonderful. Really value for money. Professionlism from booking in to...

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Retabile, General Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, I appreciate your positive feedback about our hotel. We do take pride in catering to our guests’ needs the best way we can. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Yours in Service Retabile Radebe General Manager Southern Sun Hemingways

Mthatha, South Africa
Reviewed October 13, 2016

Excellent service. The warm welcome of reception was outstanding, The friendliness of reception was overwhelming. like you are a friend to them. We had breakfast and the restaurant manager is so friendly, she actually went beyond her control to assure we were comfortable and my kids ate what they wanted, as we do not consume beef or pork. I was...

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Retabile, Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel. Yours in Service Retabile Radebe General Manager Southern Sun Hemingways

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
East London is one of South Africa’s best kept secrets with a multitude of attractions but still maintaining that small town feel. The Hemingways Hotel is situated adjacent to the Hemingways Casino and Hemingways mall. It affords easy access to all the major highways, national roads and the airport. Inspired by Ernest Hemingway, this sub-tropical styled hotel offers a unique island lifestyle break, right in the heart of South Africa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Sun Hemingways

Address: Cnr Western Avenue and Two Rivers Drive | Vincent, East London 5200, South Africa (Formerly Hemingways Hotel - East London)
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > East London
Price Range: $30 - $500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Hemingways 4*
Number of rooms: 108
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“any room is good with good standards”
 of 5 bubbles tilliem2016, Sep 24, 2016 | Read review
“Do not choose the executive room overlooking the parking area on the 5th floor!”
 of 5 bubbles knowtel, Aug 6, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the new wing of the building”
 of 5 bubbles mohammedm997, May 2, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the newer rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Durban21, Feb 8, 2016 | Read review
“Not to closes to the mall and the conference rooms”
 of 5 bubbles tebelloms, Dec 21, 2015 | Read review
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