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“Bamboo Guest Lodge; an absolute treat!”
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Bamboo Guest House
Ranked #5 of 86 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
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“Bamboo Guest Lodge; an absolute treat!”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

This lodge has everything you need for a luxurious holiday in Hermanus. The hosts, Sue and Jim, are at one's 'beck and call' and nothing is too much of an effort for them. Their service and hospitality are outstanding, and they are masters in the kitchen. Breakfast was a sumptuous delight each morning. The entire lodge is impeccably clean, modern, spacious and new. The rooms were beautifully decorated with the fresh theme of Bamboo throughout. There were many special touches from the homemade crunchies on the tea tray and fresh water in the bar fridge to the cosmetic kit in the bathroom; were some of the little details we appreciated. One can enjoy a beautiful view of the mountain from most rooms and below it lies a lush garden and a refreshing decked pool. Bamboo Lodge is a stone's throw from the village, and is a short drive from the beaches. The quality of this lodge is unsurpassed.

(Mom and teenage daughters - Sandton)

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

Great B&B. Great selection for breakfast, room was great, hosts were very friendly. Was relatively close to the main town where restaurants and shops are, just a 2-3 minute drive down the road. Would stay here again.

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

Bamboo Guesthouse was a great place to stay in Hermanus. Its position near the cliff path and the entrance to the nature reserve made it ideal for us. The rooms were bright and airy and VERY comfortable with everything provided. Breakfast was excellent. Sue & Jim were most helpful hosts with plenty of advice about the local area including birds.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

Operated by a mature couple, Jimmy and Sue English, who had previously been in the restaurant business, this modernised and well appointed guest house was a pleasure to stay in. Impeccably clean, the bedroom was compact but comfortable and pleasant. Breakfast was a real treat featuring delicious home baking - a characteristics that differentiates Bamboo Guest House from its rivals.

The Bamboo is located about two kilmoetres from Hermanus Bay and its attractive range of restaurants. Garden Route tourists are likely to drive a great deal and close proximity (walking distance) to the centre of the town and restaurants is a factor I would normally cherish. But as we were staying for only one night this was not an off-putting factor in this instance.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

What can i say - this was our first experience of guest house accommodation in South Africa and it set the benchmark very high! Sue and Jim were great hosts going out of their way to make sure we had all we needed (including plying us with drinks), the rooms are bright, clean and spacious with fabulous views, in fact the whole place is bright and clean with a lovely decked area at the rear. Breakfast in the morning cooked by Jim was superb (only marred by our rushing to catch the whale watching boat Sue had booked for us at the last minute). The only disappointment was that we had only one night here, as Hermanus is a lovely little town and Bamboo the perfect place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Awesome hospitality...
Everything was perfectly prepared. Lovely breakfast.
The room had a beautiful view of the sea and the mountains, and the owners were really helpful with restaurant suggestion and tourist tours.
Everything was clean.

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chiselton, uk.
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Spent 3 nights here but could have stayed a few more! The room was lovely, clean, fresh and a good balcony.
Jim and sue did everything to ensure an excellent stay and would arrange anything that you needed.
The town centre is a 30 minute walk along the cliff path which is beautiful and a great place to see the whales.
Breakfast was first class with a lot of choice, continental and full English, I would not hesitate to stay here again.

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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 #5 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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