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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hotel is good only minor things to be sorted out and your dinner is not up to standard where we been asked to join buffet but only chicken that was available. I strongly believe that a buffet is a choice of meal that are advertised in your presents at time of buffet and it your choice what it not...

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for your candid review of your recent stay at our hotel and for taking time to speak to me last week at the hotel reception foyer. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. I greatly appreciate your comment around your dinning experience. I...

Nelspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed my stay at this hotel, the room are not that spacious they are just okay. The only meal I enjoyed was the breakfast as for dinner they can do better. The hotel is located next to the mall and has a casino, cinema and pool

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

Dear Happy Traveller, Thank you for your positive feedback. We looking forward to exceeding you expectations once again. Yours in Service Retabile Radebe General Manager Southern Sun Hemingways

Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service of the highest standard!! Recommend to business and leisure travelers. Truly fantastic experience We stayed as a family of 3 for 4 nights. I did the IronMan 70.3 and the hotel and staff catered perfectly for this occasion.

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

Dear Mr Turton, Thank you for recommending on tripadvisor. We cant wait to welcome you back in 2018. Yours in Service Retabile Radebe General Manager Southern Sun Hemingways

East London, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i always enjoy staying at southern sun east london. the staff is friendly and always make the stay special. love the rewqards programme, the benefits are trully enjoy, keep up the good work... always a pleasure

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

Dear Traveller, Thank you for taking time to recommend us on tripadviser. Our staff is always happy to attend to o guests needs. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Yours in Service Retabile Radebe General Manager Southern Sun Hemingways

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The management of Hemingways Hotel is excellent. Their attention to detail does not go unnoticed, and you are really treated as an honourable guest. Clean, and so practical next to the shopping mall. b

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

Dear Happy Traveller, Thank you for your most receint stay with us. We look forward to being your hotel of choice in East London. Yours in Service Retabile Radebe General Manager Southern Sun Hemingways

Springs, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was beautiful, very clean and attended thoroughly daily. Everything was excellent from the staff on checking, breakfast, dinner to check out. All staff were efficient. Loved the place and I can recommend to others.

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

Dear Happy Guest, Thank you for your amazing comments on us and for recommending us on this platform. We look forward to hosting you again. Warm Regards Retabile Radebe General Manager Southern Sun Hemingways

Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

The rooms and amenities were up to the standards one would expect of a Southern Sun. The friendly and professional manner of the staff is what stands out. From the first to last interaction it was clear that they are very well trained.

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

Dear Loyal Traveller, It is great to hear that you had a memorable stay with us and thank you for praising our service. We invest a lot of time in effort to train our team to ensure we always offer the highest level of personalized service. Hearing praises from you is so rewarding. Wishing you a new year of health,...

Mthatha, South Africa
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Woooow it was wonderful ever in our lives. With my family enjoying every moment thanks a lot. You have shown us that you are the best .Hopping that even next time you 'll do the same guys. I'm so proud of spending my money where it belongs

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

Dear Leisure Traveller, Thanks for your kinds words and the time you took to share them with us. It is great to hear, that you and your family have enjoyed your stay with us. Rest ensured, that we will take you comments for further encouragement within the team to ensure personal service and warm welcome for your next visit. Wishing...

East London, South Africa
Reviewed January 8, 2017

staff were very friendly and helpful!! always greets with a smile. Rooms and surrounding areas very clean and tidy. only complaint is that the carvery dinner in the evenings were lacking in starters and seafood which used to be on the dinner buffet before..

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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 comments with Our Executive Chef who will look into it that we have seafood options as part of our menu. Once Again, Thank you for caring enough to share your suggestions with us. We look forward to...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed December 26, 2016

My overall experience was a very good and enjoyable one. The staff in the restaurant were absolutely excellent and very attentive to ones needs. My wife and kids all enjoyed our stay at Hemingways Southern Sun and will definitely be back for a return visit.

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

Dear Guest. I appreciate your positive feedback about our hotel. We do take pride in catering to our guests’ needs the best way we can. Lastly, Wishing you a very happy and a prosperous 2017. Yours in Service Retabile Radebe General Manager Southern Sun Hemingways

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
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
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • 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: $153 - $244 (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”
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“Ask for the newer rooms”
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“Not to closes to the mall and the conference rooms”
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