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Southern Sun Hemingways

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Reasonably good hotel if you wish to stay 'inland' rather than at one of the hotels on the esplanade or elsewhere. Preferred not to have the buffet dinner at the hotel as there are many other more lucrative options in East London - Like Grazia which offers some excellent fine dining. Accessing the hotel WiFi was challenging. Parking can be... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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63 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Convenient location at shopping mall, reception was quick and friendly, excellent selections for breakfast. Room was neat but what's the use of a mini bar if there is nothing in - could have enjoyed some refreshments - water, etc. toilet was leaking and shower needs a good clean on outside - otherwise stay was good.

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Maclear, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was on good quality ie. The location of the Hotel is @ the mall which makes all day of my stay much easier since you don't have to drive when you go for shopping and the mall have almost everything. The rooms are very clean and lovely with DSTV channels, full showering/bathing staff in a very clean & nice... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is located at the best place in east london making it perfect if you are going to stay more than 1 week as you will be having Hemingways mall, may restaurant, a Multiplex & a casino in the same building Hotel is average & not providing services worth to its price. rooms are bit small, some of them are... More 

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Queenstown, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is convenietly located for shopping and movies, rooms are bit small but comfortable breakfast was great ,in the morning there was no hot water but they reimbursed me, felt it is a bit pricey for what you get.Staff extremley friendly and helpful

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

Dear Sir, Thank you for posting your positive comments about our surrounding facilities as they truly are seen as value adds for our travellers. Once again we apologise for the low water temperature that you experienced during your stay and we look forward to being your hotel of choice when you next travel from Queenstown. The staff will be so... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best hotels and service that I have encountered while away on business. The welcoming was 1st class. My room was breath taking. Staff efficient and always extremely helpful. My packed breakfast was not at all what I requested, very disappointing. The Hemingway Hotel will most definitely see me again. Well done to staff and also a very... More 

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Uitenhage, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What an awesome experience. The accommodation and staff was of the highest standard I have ever experienced on all my work and holiday trips. The food was of the highest quality and my room was immaculate. Well done to management and staff. The Hotel leads into the Hemingway Mall. The Mall was very clean and quality shops throughout. I highly... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, 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 being a hotel of choice in East London. Yours in Service Retabile Radebe Rooms Division Manager Southern Sun Hemingways More 

Hatfield
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

Overall I experienced great service from this hotel. It was also convenient that the hotel is next to a shopping centre. The people were friendly, the room was clean and pretty. The bathroom was nice. The hotel also has a gym. Our travel agent had booked us for dinner, bed and breakfast, but we were not informed that we had... More 

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

Dear Valued 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. We were very concerned to hear about your negative experience around your dietary requirements and Maintenance issues in your room. I also believe that Our... More 

pretoria
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

this is the best hotel you can ever find, the service alwayys suprise you and always exceed your expectations. we were very pleased with the welcomimng and treatement recuieved although we did the booking very late but in 10 minutes i was in my room waiting for my dinner. there is no way i cant find my self in any... More 

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

Dear Leisure Traveller, Thank you for your kind words on our property and the team. We hope your next stay is just around the corner. Yours in Service Retabile Radebe Rooms Division Manager Southern Sun Hemingways More 

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231 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Great welcoming and great service! Everything was perfect from the begin to the end. We also had breakfast and it was excellent. Room was perfect in size and the bed was very comfortable. Thanks to all the staff always friendly and helpful

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank for posting your comments on Tripadvisor. It is always an honour to hear that all the services we provided was exceeded and that our friendly staff have lived up to their great reputation. We will share your kind words with the team and trust that we will be your hotel of choice when you next return to... More 

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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
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • 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: $135 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Hemingways 4*
Number of rooms: 108
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#3 Luxury Hotel in East London
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