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“Two nights in Hermanus”
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Bamboo Guest House
Ranked #7 of 86 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Two nights in Hermanus”
Reviewed October 21, 2011

A recently constructed attractive two storey Guest House set back from the Main Road in Hermanus, is well appointed,clean and inviting and well run by Jimmy and Sue English. Within walking distance are the cliffs across the road where the whales can be observed in Walker Bay. A short driving distance into town affords a wide variety of excellent restaurants and boutique type shops.Altogether a refreshing and enjoyable venue for our two day break..

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 12, 2011

The standard of accommodation is first class and even has satellite tv!! Contemporary, quality decor, the standard of which you would expect in at least a four star hotel. Swimming pool, which is also available to residents. Breakfasts really good with plenty of variation; the English part cooked fresh and to your specification....brilliant!! Sue and Jim were really good hosts and couldn't be more helpful.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Valkenswaard
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Reviewed September 22, 2011

Yes , I know it's probably been said before by another reviewer who felt right at home when being greeted by Jim(my) and Sue at the Bamboo Guest House , but it;s just the feeling you get when meeting this lovely warm couple.
Every night after coming back from dinner , I entered through the front door shouting "I'm hooome "
Anyway , I'm getting carried away here ....some facts ;.beds are wonderful , very clean , great breakfast ( lots of cheeses ) , wifi ,lcd tv.wonderful garden with pool .
I'm probably forgetting something because I always do , but you can send them an email with all your wishes and questions.
Oh and when you come home ( yes..you too are going to have this feeling )after dinner , be sure to join Jim and Sue for a glass of wine around their fireplace telling stories of old and new times.
Wish I could be back in Hermanus soon , but alas ,other places are calling me and my beautiful wife .
I knew there was someting I forgot....the whales! We saw a lot of them in the bay right in front of Bamboo GH , just walk to the other side of the street and towards the water and find out for yourself !
People , do yourself a big favour when going to Hermanus, and stay at BGH ; you deserve it !

Room Tip: I would choose the room with the two balconies ; the sea on one side and the mountains on the other.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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South Africa
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Reviewed August 13, 2011

Jimmy and Sue are the most generous and wonderful hosts. Their hospitality and friendliness is fantastic, and they truly make sure that your stay is perfect in every way. Unlike other guesthouses we've stayed in, where you feel like you're just one of many guests through the door, Jimmy and Sue make you feel like you're part of the family. We spent two wonderful nights at Bamboo Guest House and the exquisite decor, delicious food and excellent location are more than you could ask for. Everything is perfect.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed April 28, 2011

The Bamboo Guest House is the perfect mix of a warm, friendly welcome with home from home like details with the chic, modern surroundings of a hotel. With an Asian theme throughout the whole house is bright, airy and modern yet not overly minimalist. The garden is manicured and beautiful with a lovely small pool and comfortable arm chairs and sofa's and the bedrooms are large with comfortable bamboo fibre sheets and indulgent bathrooms as well as tea facilities, fresh milk and snacks provided free of charge. Wireless internet is also available free. The hosts are friendly and warm and full of advice. They have the perfect sense of when to stay and chat and when to step back and allow you to use their 'home' as a hotel. Breakfasts are delicious, set in a small, bright dining area and the hosts happily cook eggs and bacon as you please. We had a wonderful relaxing break and the central location is super for walking into central Hermanus yet far enough out to be right on the coastline walks. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Bedroom 2 has two balconies - worth requesting!
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Basel
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Reviewed April 3, 2011

A great place to stay with an original decor. At the time of our visit we were the only guests and were very spoilt!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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Reviewed March 29, 2011

Bamboo Guest House is everything we wanted. From the exquisite decor and thoughtful design, to the tranquility of the ocean and mountain a short walk away. Add to this the superb hospitality and friendliness of the hosts, Sue and Jim, there is little more you could ever wish for. All this, and more for a very reasonable price! Thank you for an awesome and memorable experience. We will definitely be back and will spread this gem of a find to all we know (although we would love to keep it to ourselves)! Thanks again! You are great!

  • Stayed March 2011
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Property: Bamboo Guest House
Address: 303 Main Road | Eastcliff, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 86 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bamboo Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Guest House offers the very finest 4 star graded guest house accommodation situated in central Hermanus. Beautiful sea and mountain views, a step away from the famous Hermanus Cliff Paths, at the entrance to the 27 hole Hermanus Golf Course, moments away from Hermanus town centre and all its activities and surrounded by splendid beaches. The entire guest house has been furnished in hand crafted Bamboo furniture which has been custom designed and purpose made for Bamboo Guest House by the family owned business, Bamboo Living. Floors are Bamboo and towels are 50% Bamboo/Cotton mixed fibre. A beautifully landscaped garden and pool area with a custom built bar will reward you with hours of entertainment and relaxation in the Overberg sun. The flow of the home with its spacious living areas lends itself to carefree comfortable living for a sublime holiday at the sea. ... more   less 
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