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“HAVEN OF PEACE AND TRANQUILITY”

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Harbour House Hotel
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Hermanus
Cape Town
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“HAVEN OF PEACE AND TRANQUILITY”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

Well,once again, a great, restful stay at a haven of peace, tranquility and blue sea at Harbour House. I was royally treated and made to feel welcome and cared for. Thank you to everyone who made it so special.Pierre, you're a legend!

Room Tip: Sea-facing rooms area must. Room number two has a beautiful lounge and fireplace for winter nights a...
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

from arrival to check out time, we had only the best service level, this made our honeymoon experience so much more pleasurable, i made a special request for the romantic turn-down, and it was followed to the tee.........the staff are friendly , we had forgotten our cellphone chargers, and requested one from reception, it was at our room door with in 2 minutes.........the room, the property in general is well situated, very well looked after, it really surpassed our expectations.........thank you to the ALL the staff from the reception guys, to the breakfast staff, to the manager.........well done, we certainly will not hesitate to return

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Harb0urH0useH0tel, Duty Manager at Harbour House Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Mogammad R

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

It gives us great pleasure in knowing that the staff at Harbour House Hotel have contributed in making your Honeymoon at Harbour House memorable. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay.

We trust that one day in the future you will return to our establishment and make more wonderful memories.

We wish you a lifetime of happiness together on your new venture as a married couple and all the best for your future.

Kind Regards
Reneê Roux
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Scotland
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

I had read the reviews and this hotel looked gorgeous in the photos & I was delighted not to be disappointed. This hotel is in an amazing location overlooking the bay. Yes you can whale watch from your balcony, or the beautiful infinity pool. The standard of accommodation was excellent and our room was spacious with a balcony overlooking the bay. The staff were very helpful. We were lucky to spend a lovely afternoon watching whales in the bay from the shore, an amazing experience. Would highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Harb0urH0useH0tel, Duty Manager at Harbour House Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear DBroon

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us regarding your stay at Harbour House.

We are so blessed to be situated in the "heart" of Hermanus.

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had such an amazing experience,

We hope that one day you will return to Hermanus and we may have the pleasure of welcoming you back.

Kind Regards
Reneê Roux
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Belmont, Lancashire.
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights on our recent South Africa trip and what a treat it was. From eating a delicious 'full english' in the garden whilst watching whales in the bay, to enjoying a glass of wine on the balcony of our beautifully appointed room we couldn't have been happier.

The staff were all friendly and helpful and the breakfasts delicious. Hermanus itself was a lovely little town and the Harbour House beautifully located right on the sea front.

Stay here and you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: We had a semi sea view but I'm sure there must be full sea view rooms too.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, England
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

Harbour House was proving a little difficult to find, due to a sat nav that was less than helpful - however, as soon as we stepped into Reception, things started to get better and better and better! We were shown to the Car Park and help was immediately on hand to help with our luggage. We had booked a Superior Room which did not disappoint. We had a lovely room on the first floor of the newer part of the hotel, overlooking the bay. With french windows and a nice balcony area we were able to watch the comings and going of Hermanus from our room. This included some delightful time whilst having tea in bed, watching the whales play in the bay! Very special!. The room itself was large, airy and extremely well appointed. A nice big bathroom with choice of bath and shower was also extremely well presented. The kitchenette area was useful, although there was no milk in the fridge, this was available from Reception - the cup cakes at turn down time were a nice touch. Nice choice of soft furnishings gave the whole room a nice feel and made us instantly relax. We sampled the local wine, whilst relaxing in the garden for an hour and made the most of the advice on hand regarding local trips - very useful as we only had limited time and wanted to go out whale watching. Breakfast on both mornings was excellent and the staff were attentive without being crowding. A good balance. Updgrading is worth the extra and I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the area, we hope to make a return trip at some point. Hermanus is a thriving little town and the hotel is ideally situated to make full use of the local bars and restaurants - there are also some nice cliff top walks which you can pick up directly outside the hotel. Oh, and did I mention the whales ?????

Room Tip: Upgrade to a Superior Room if possible - the new part of the hotel overlooking the bay is really wor...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Strand
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

i am really becoming a fan of this little piece of real estate in Hermanus. the perfect blend of privacy of easy access to the restaurants and night life of Hermanus makes us come back again and again. So good that I am sure that we will conceive life here!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Harb0urH0useH0tel, Duty Manager at Harbour House Hotel, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Good Day Andre B,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

It is always good to hear what a pleasant stay our guests have had with us.

We look forward to making your future stays with us, just as great as the last.

We hope to welcome you back soon! :)

Kind Regards
Reneê Roux
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Stayed for one night on honeymoon whilst travelling the garden route and wish we'd stayed for another!

The room was immaculately presented and incredibly comfortable. We had a balcony overlooking the pool area and unbelievable view of the ocean, quite honestly, stunning. It could not have been more perfect.

Staff were really helpful and booked us onto a whale watching tour as soon as we arrived.

Location is right in the centre of town and could not be better, but there is still a sense of remoteness about it, and plenty of parking available.

The breakfast in the morning was also delicious.

We hope to return again at some point.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Harb0urH0useH0tel, Duty Manager at Harbour House Hotel, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Dear Vernonio35,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us.

We are pleased that you had a wonderful stay at Harbour House and that our staff could contribute in making your stay with us a memorable one.

We hope that on your return visit to South Africa we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our establishment.

From all the staff at Harbour House Hotel, we would like to wish you all the best for your marriage and new life journey together as husband and wife

Kind Regards
Reneê
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Property: Harbour House Hotel
Address: 22 Harbour Road, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Harbour House Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Harbour House Hotel enjoys the most prominent of positions in the heart of the Old Harbour area, flanked by the seaside and the bustling centre of this holiday town. The magnificent Lookout Terrace invites guests to revel in the soothing surrounds of the ocean ahead and enjoy a lunch from Selkirk's restaurant inspired by abundant local produce and fresh ingredients, alternatively savour a sundowner from the Wine Bar in the Pavilion. Guests are offered a choice of accommodation from the historical architecture of the thatched roof seaside Manor House built in 1920, to the contemporary New Wing and Harbour Square. Rooms are luxuriously appointed with sophisticated modern décor, all within easy walking distance of the town’s top attractions, whale watching sites, markets, restaurants, street cafés and an abundance of reserved natural splendour. ... more   less 
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