We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Peacefull and beautiful place in Hermanus”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
78on5th in Hermanus
Ranked #13 of 86 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Paris, France
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Peacefull and beautiful place in Hermanus”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Our stay at 78on5th was altogether a wonderfull experience. Our room was very clean and well decorated, with both shower and bathtub, an access to a wooden terrace and a view towards the beautiful mountains of Hermanus.
The guest house is located away from the agitation of the centre, at the foot of the mountains and that makes it a peacefull and beautiful place to stay. You can explore the coast and the various small beaches by walk.
Jose was absolutely wonderful, and kindly advised us whenever needed. This is a guest house where you feel at home. A special comment for the breakfast, which was one of the best we had in South Africa (and we visited only well rated guest houses and hotels) with ACTUAL REAL PRESSED orange juice ! One of those unexpected tiny details which makes the difference !

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Agnes M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

314 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    198
    101
    11
    4
    0
See reviews for
51
197
6
14
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (35)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Munich, Germany
1 review
Reviewed November 1, 2012

We spent two wonderful days at this lovely place, and we had lots of fun talking to the owner of the place who is a most pleasant and dedicated guy. Our room was very comfortable and easily larger than our own apartment back home, furnished with a secure sense of taste. For us the highlight of the house is the breakfast room on the first floor with a huge window towards the ocean. Here, sitting in a cozy atmosphere you have a great view over the bay while taking a delicious breakfast. And we also spotted our first whale already during breakfast.

Once we forgot to switch of the lights of our rental car, so that it did not start the next morning. Not only tried the owner to jump start the car, but also, when this did not work, did he help us to push the car 100 meters down the road. Finally, with his support everything worked out and we could left this lovely place.

Thumbs up for this place with a magnificent atmosphere and the best service ever.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Gunther J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cape Town
1 review
Reviewed October 22, 2012

The expression home away from home is a perfectly description for 78on5th Guest House in Hermanus. It is perfectly situated on route, and the facilities are of high standard. And topping it is the excellent service from owners down to the staff. As a businesswoman, the security and atmosphere let you feel save. You can relax and enjoy the luxurious suite with spacious bedroom, shower and kitchenette. They even supply hot water bottles with heater for the winter days. A point that cannot be forgotten is the cleanliness of the facility and the great linens. If you visit them once, you will always come back. Absolutely fabulous!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Marietjie R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brussels, Belgium
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2012

A very nice place to stay. A cosy and warm atmosphere. Everything was clean. The stuff was very friendly!!!!!!!
Do not expect a five star hotel of course! But than you need to look to another price level.
Breakfast - delicious and the views you see while drinking your morning coffee - unbelievable!!!!!!!
I loved it!
I would have nothing against to stay there again.

P.S.If I can just make some small note - the mattress was a little bit too hard.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Mada1234
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2012

78on5th is the perfect guest house. We have gone through half the world to see the whales in Hermanus, but unfortunately, just as we reached the town - we were greeted by rain, storm and cloudy sky.
Luckily, we got 78on5th guest house. We rented the spacious suite which has a very spacious bedroom, a kitchenette with a refrigerator, a spacious bathroom with a huge bath, nicely furnished balcony facing the sea.
Impeccably decorated suite. We especially loved the bookcase filled with books of art and tourism. We spent hours leafing through books given us feel at home.
Wide and comfortable bed, great linens. Two hot water bottles dressed in a sweater lying on the bed and soak in a warm atmosphere ..
The owner of the guest house, named Jose, is a good conversationalist and a wonderful host. He recommended us a good restaurant close to the hotel and made sure in advance to book us places.
Lounge and breakfast room are both unique artistic style, decorated with statues and ornaments. The breakfast room has a fireplace that was lit on fire during breakfast.
Do not miss the city, the whales and this guest house.
Maybe whales are those that affect the city high spirits!

Room Tip: The Suite !!!
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank nilizio
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2012

78on5th is lovely & excelent guest house, tastefully designed & decorated. Full of atmosphere. We had a spacious suite contains a spacious bedroom, kitchenette, bathroom with large bath, and a beautiful terrace overlooking the sea, a little distance.
Wide and comfortable bed, great linens. Two hot water bottles in knitwear, decorate the bed.
The room is decorated with interesting beautiful objects. In addition, there is a bookcase full of books on art and travel books. We found ourselves passing hours leafing through books, giving us homely feel.
Available and cozy lounge. Departure from the lodge must cross a beautiful lounge and chrming breakfast room . Both are filled with sculptures, wood heating, fireplace nicely lighted during breakfast.
Room design points to an attempt to meet the needs of the tourist. For example, there is a special shelf for the suitcase in the closet.
Jose, the owner of the guest house is a charming man and an excellent host.

The entire town Hermanus has amazing landscapes of the ocean and mountains mix.
Maybe the whales, swimming along the coast - they affect their good spirit on the city.
Do not miss a rare city that offers whale watch closely ....
Do not miss a cheerful city that has a good atmosphere ..
Do not miss the guest house 78 n5th!

Room Tip: The Suite !!!
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank nilizio
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 18, 2012

We arrived in Hermanus on an a steely grey and windy day but our day brightened up after arriving at the excellent 78thon5th. The facilities were really good in our room with provision of everything including a fridge and microwave to allow a weary travel to prepare some sustenance .The owner, Jose, was very helpful and gave us good advice and tips on things to do locally and good places to eat or get a drink, he also arranged for the local tuk-tuk to transport us to and from dinner in the quayside restaurant where we had dinner. The tuk-tuk trip turned out to be one of many highlights of a brilliant stay. We also had a good breakfast provided prior to leaving Hermanus to continue our trip southwards which firmly cemented my view that 78th on 5th is a quality place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Congo75
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Hermanus hotels
2.7 mi away
Misty Waves Boutique Hotel Hermanus
2.2 mi away
The Whale Coast All Suite Hotel
2.1 mi away
The Marine Hermanus
The Marine Hermanus
#4 of 11 in Hermanus
677 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.3 mi away
Harbour House Hotel
Harbour House Hotel
#8 of 11 in Hermanus
908 reviews
5.2 mi away
138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse
2.8 mi away
The Potting Shed Accommodation
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to 78on5th in Hermanus? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about 78on5th in Hermanus

Property: 78on5th in Hermanus
Address: 78 Fifth Street | Voelklip, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 86 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — 78on5th in Hermanus 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Because 78on5th is owner run it is your home away from home. Situated at the foot of the Musselberg Mountains bordering the Fernkloof Nature Reserve we are walking distance from the world famous Grotto beach with its Blue flag status. This makes us the ideal holiday or overnight destination - especially when visiting during Whale season.Enjoy a luxurious sleep while the mountains echo the calming sounds of the sea before you wake up to a delicious breakfast with a difference. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Agoda, Booking.com, Priceline, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Hotwire and Cheap Tickets so you can book your 78on5th in Hermanus reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing