We stayed at Hemmingways for a weekend at the time of the National Water Polo tournament. The hotel was very full and space was at a premium. We stayed there as we were told it was the best hotel in the area. We were a little disappointed, but it was at ;east clean and serviceable.
The rooms were very small. Tried to take my medium sized suitcase out this morning and it did not fit between the end of the bed and the wall! Very cramped indeed. The hotel has not fittings, but not well installed. Just misses and several small niggles throughout.
Breakfast was good, but make sure you get there early as not many tables. Small bar in the breakfast area that has no atmosphere. Lack of a pub is strange at a hotel like this. Even going into the adjoining mall did not reveal any great pubs.
Overall an OK hotel. Staff were quite friendly, without neing over the top
- 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
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