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Hermanus Dorpshuys
Ranked #1 of 85 Hermanus B&B and Inns
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Jo Swan review is spot on. Quiet location, easy walk to Costal path, Beach and Nature reserve with Garden and several well marked hikes to suit all abilities. Green route for a magnificent view from a well positioned seat, one hour walking. Plenty of options in Hermanus just 10/15mins walk.
Vineyards within 30 mins drive as are long 'deserted' beach walks, wild horses area, ask hosts.
Stanford restaurant with 'Gay' proprietor was a hoot, a must is you are in the area and hungry, ask host for name, I forget, 30 mins drive from guest house, lots of antique shops to browse.
We spent 6 weeks touring from Cape Town to Knysna and back and this was the one we rate the best by far.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dorpshuys, Owner at Hermanus Dorpshuys, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2013

Thank you for all your time & effort to review your stay wit us at Hermanus Dorpshuys. We are glad that you had an experience and not just a visit of us and Hermanus. Tourists do not always realise how much there is to do in Hermanus. It is part of our team's mission to be as informative as possible. We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Comfortable small private guesthouse in a quiet area of Hermanus, in walking distance from the restaurants. Cecilia and Koos are very friendly hosts and provide their guest with a lot of good hints on the area. Huge rooms, very good breakfast, terrace for a sundowner besides the pool. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dorpshuys, Owner at Hermanus Dorpshuys, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2013

Thank you very much for your time to do a review of your visit at Hermanus Dorpshuys. We are glad that you had a good experience with us. We believe to introduce our guests to all the activities of interest in Hermanus and surround. With word of mouth, more visitors can be reached.

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Beautiful guest house, magnificently furnished. Fantastic breakfast, kept us going the whole day till supper. The hosts Cecelia and Koos were charming and had loads of information about where to go and where to eat in Hermanus and the surounding towns. Very central to town we could walk everywhere. Definitely the place to stay if your visiting Hermanus.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Dorpshuys, Owner at Hermanus Dorpshuys, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2013

Thank you very much for your time to do a review for us. It was really a pleasure to have you all with your bubbly Scottish personalities in our guesthouse for two weeks. We are really glad that you had a good experience of Hermanus and of our guesthouse. We have learnt a lot of your Scottish tradition. We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Nice host couples. Very neat and sweet room. espacially all the guests are friendly, and make you feel at home. Wonderful service in the morning, make we feel special, this year September if I do have a holiday, will be there again :)

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dorpshuys, Owner at Hermanus Dorpshuys, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2013

Thank you for the time to do a review of your stay with us. We will try the next time to change your review from very good to excellent. Look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

As a tour guide I have been able to stay at many different places of accomadation across South Africa.
The Hermanus Dorpshuys Guest House is of the best that I could have ever stayed.
Koos and Cecilia were most hospitable, helpful and knowledgeble.
The guest house is spotlesly clean.Tastefully decorated in a classical South African style.
You are comfortable, lack nothing and feel the peace in this "home"
Really great! I hope to return soon.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Dorpshuys, Owner at Hermanus Dorpshuys, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2013

Thank you very much for the time spent to do a review of your stay with us. We can really only accomplish all by teamwork to make everything memorable for our guests. We are glad for your positive experience and look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Very well run, with very hospitable owners. Thoroughly enjoyed out stay. Koos very helpful with places to go, also nice touches like note on your bed letting you know tomorrow's temperature, tides etc

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Dorpshuys, Owner at Hermanus Dorpshuys, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2013

Thank you for the time to review your stay with us. We as a team try to walk the extra mile for our guests to remember the experience they had at Hermanus Dorpshuys. All is worth with reviews of appreciation.

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

We stayed here in November 2012 for 2 nights. Our room was nice and huge, breakfast great and Cecilia & Koos were always very helpful with recommendations about what to do. The coast line trail is a 7-min walk away from the B&B, city center with restaurants a 15 min walk.

Our evaluation in detail:

B&B and location:
(+) nice B&B in fisherman-style house
(+) in a quiet street
(+) parking on property
(o) not directly at the sea, its a 7-min walk (but we knew that when booking)
(o) city center is a 15-min walk
(o) small pool, big enough to refresh

Room:
(+) we had a very large room, nicely furnished
(+) huge & modern bathroom with shower and bathtub
(+) comfortablee bed, not too soft

Breakfast:
(+) fresh fruits
(+) great English breakfast made to order
(+) If weather is good, breakfast is outside in the garden

Service:
(+) Plenty recommendations about what todo
(+) Help with booking restaurants
(+) free WiFi

Room Tip: ask for the room facing the pool, I think it was room no. 1
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dorpshuys, Owner at Hermanus Dorpshuys, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2013

Thank you for the time to review your experience of Hermanus Dorpshuys. It is one of the most detailed reviews that I have ever seen. We are glad that your stay has become an experience. It is good to know that you left with good memories of Hermanus.

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Additional Information about Hermanus Dorpshuys

Address: 20 Hill Street | Eastcliff, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 85 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range: $85 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hermanus Dorpshuys 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Purpose built guest house, elegantly furnished with a mix of antique and modern. Full English breakfast included in dining room or on veranda overlooking the Klein river Mountain. Four double suites and one twin (can be converted to double). ... more   less 
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