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“If only we could have stayed longer”
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Bamboo Guest House
Ranked #4 of 86 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“If only we could have stayed longer”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

We had booked just the one night as we were on our way to the Garden Route - and really wished we'd stayed longer. A wonderful guest house - one of the best we've ever stayed in. Our room had two balconies facing in different directions. Sue and Jim were perfect hosts, providing us with all the information we needed. The guest house was a little way out of town so we had to drive in for dinner.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Basingstoke
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is the best guest house I have stayed in by far. My boyfriend and I along with a group of friends stayed there for a night on route to Cape Town. As soon as we arrived Jim and Sue made us feel extremely welcome. The guest house is beautifully decorated, impeccably clean and in a good location with easy access to the beach. Thank you so much for a fantastic day. We would love to return again. Best Wishes, Abie and Antoin (Jersey)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

My wife and i stopped over in Hermanus for the night en route to Cape Town and booked into the Bamboo Guest House in Hermanus. We weren't disappointed. Jimmy and Sue were fabulous hosts, and cooks to boot, and this small, modern, guest house was tastefully decorated throughout. The rooms were immaculate, with uninterrupted views of the mountains nearby. Tranquil, and food for the soul.

Thank you to both of you and, as the title says, we'll be back!

Best Wishes.

Mike & Colleen Matthews.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Billings, Montana
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

I have never stayed at a guest house or B&B that was so perfectly laid out and designed for its purpose. It's obvious how much thought and consideration went into this facility. On top of that, proprietors Sue and Jim couldn't have been more hospitable and helpful. The breakfasts were bountiful, with fresh fruit, and cooked to order.Our room was particularly nice, with every amenity we could have asked for. Except one - which we had asked for. We are unabashed geeks, and had ensured that our every booking on this trip included wireless access. The Bamboo Guest House offered free wireless, but we couldn't find a signal in our room, on the balcony, in the lovely back garden or in the guest lounge or dining room. In fact, the only place we found a signal was standing in the foyer next to the front door. This was a big annoyance in an otherwise perfect stay.Please add additional access points!

Room Tip: Room 2 has two balconies, one with a partly obstructed sea view, and one with a mountain view.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed April 8, 2013

the Bamboo guest House is a lovely place to stay in Hermanus. The hosts Sue and Jim make you feel like being part of their familiy. The breakfast which they prepare personally is alone already a reason to spend the night in Hermanus in the Bamboo Guest House.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Thank you Sue and Jimmy, I had a great time in Hermanus. Your place is so lovely! The cliff paths are stunning and the beaches in Hermanus are beautiful.... AND I need to mention the breakfast. It was awesome - Sue's home-made bread is delicious!!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Looked after by wonderful staff. Breakfast was a treat. Enjoyed our stay and would recommend this lovely house and garden. Sue and Jimmy are wonderful hosts and offer many tips and ideas of places and restaurants to visit it in Hermanus.

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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 #4 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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