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78on5th in Hermanus
Ranked #11 of 85 Hermanus B&B and Inns
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Stayed in the family room for 2 nights - had the pool to ourselves, great kitchen facilities, could have stayed there cooking real food if we had wanted to. Quiet, comfortable, clean - great base for Hermanus, but you will need a car.

Room Tip: You need a car
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

We only stayed one night which was a huge mistake - next time (and I so hope there will be a next time) we will spend much longer. The rooms are spotless and very well appointed - beds and bathrooms are great. The balconies (we stayed in 2 rooms) were secluded with great views of the mountains or the sea. The breakfast room and sitting areas had great views of the coast. The breakfast was awesome and the staff were very friendly. Jose was informative and very helpful - I hope you've forgiven us for running away with one of the room keys, we posted it back at the airport! Highly recommended. Thanks guys.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

By far one of the best B&B's I've ever been in. We took room 3 - sea facing, with an open balcony. Amazing beds, very well furnished, complete with a very spacious bathroom. Brilliantly maintained, with incredible cleanliness, 78 on 5th was a gem of a find. IF you are driving or dont mind a 15 minute walk to town, forget any other hotel in Hermanus - 78 is the place to be. Everyone from the owner to the staff was incredibly friendly and showed an amazing sense of hospitality. We were quite floored by the breakfast served - it has such care and dedication, that it was simply out of the extraordinary for a B&B. If had had to nitpick for a complaint, it would be a slow wifi, but that woudl really be nitpicking, in the face of an extrodinary place.

Room Tip: Pick room 3 - you wont repent it!
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Additional Information about 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 #11 of 85 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range: $65 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
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