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.

“A wonderful place”
Review of Bamboo Guest House

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 1 more site!
Bamboo Guest House
Ranked #6 of 87 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A wonderful place”
Reviewed January 6, 2012

I can't agree more with the other positive comments about The Bamboo Guest House and the two lovely thoughtful managers Jimmy & Sue. We loved everything about our short stay and I can't recommend it highly enough. The Bamboo Guest House is on the main road, but it's so quiet you wouldn't know when you are enjoying a glass of wine in the garden. Super. I'd written in advance to ask Sue if it would be possible for my fiance and I to maintain a tradition we had started for eggs benedict on Christmas morning not only did they oblige but Sue made everything from scratch including the muffin! I'll have to try much harder next year...

Room Tip: We stayed in room two which had two lovely balconies
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank LauraJC44
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

356 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    304
    46
    3
    2
    1
See reviews for
32
256
7
3
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (34)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 29, 2011

We stayed at the Bamboo guest house for 5 nights on a business trip, and felt like we'd had a holiday by the end of our stay. Jim & Sue could not have been more welcoming...from the delicious breakfasts right through to the sundowners accompanied by good chat & banter. The decor is fresh & modern, and by the end of our stay I really felt that we were saying goodbye to good friends. We will be recommending Bamboo to all our work colleagues, and will definitely return again given the chance.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank JeanneMD3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed December 11, 2011

We spent one night in Hermanus. We arrived really late, Jimmy and Sue were waiting for us with a glass of wine and a big smile! They managed to book us into a fabulous local restaurant at the last minute where we treated like royalties. In the morning, Jimmy and Sue cooked us an amazing breakfast whilst sharing with us incredible and fun anecdotes about South Africa. The best whale watching spot is literally 30 sec walk from their doorstep. We couldn't recommend a better place for you to stay in Hermanus!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Marie_Anthony
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2011

Great find. Jimmy and Sue made us very welcome. Room 2 was large with 2 balconies, lovely big bathroom and plenty of refreshments. Lovely buffet breakfast.A short walk from the harbour where there are plenty of restaurants. Try Burgundy it a lovely restaurant, great food and very friendly staff.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank davidhboyd
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2011

Outstanding service and hospitality! The rooms are very spacious with private patios onto the mountain on the one side and to the beach on the other. Full bathrooms, BIG towels and great room amenities. There is a private swimming pool and patio - the food is stunning.

Room Tip: The rooms are all light and bright with beautiful views.
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Corit
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cape Town
Level Contributor
3 reviews
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Alex H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank paul s
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
1.4 mi away
Misty Waves Boutique Hotel Hermanus
1.5 mi away
One Marine Drive Boutique Hotel
0.9 mi away
The Marine Hermanus
The Marine Hermanus
#4 of 11 in Hermanus
4.5 of 5 bubbles 669 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.3 mi away
Birkenhead House
Birkenhead House
#1 of 11 in Hermanus
5.0 of 5 bubbles 404 reviews
0.9 mi away
The Whale Coast All Suite Hotel
3.9 mi away
138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Bamboo Guest House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Bamboo Guest House

Property: Bamboo Guest House
Address: 303 Main Road | Eastcliff, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Phone Number:
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 #6 of 87 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Booking.com and TripOnline SA so you can book your Bamboo Guest House 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