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“What a lovely time we had”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hermanus Dorpshuys

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Hermanus Dorpshuys
Ranked #2 of 87 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews
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“What a lovely time we had”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Our recent stay at the Hermanus Dorsphuys was truly superb with incredibly warm hospitality. The house and rooms are charmingly decorated, with attention given to every detail and to all ones needs. Rooms are comfortable and very spacious with clean, crisp, white linen – and soft white towels which are replaced daily. Koos and Cecilia are the perfect hosts, nothing is too much trouble and the breakfast was fantastic. These are people with a passion for what they do. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dorpshuys, Owner at Hermanus Dorpshuys, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you for your time to review your visit at Hermanus Dorpshuys. We, as a team are proud and satisfied that if you think or talk about Hermanus Dorpshuys, "What a lovely time we had," will come into your mind. We are glad that you had a lovely experience with us. We really look forward to your next visit.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We had travelled SA and stayed in 4 * B&B and all were average , we then checked in at the Dorpshuys and was blown away , I was actually quite upset that the Dorpshuys was awarded 4* alonge with the rest and whos rates were the same as theres This is a 5* B&B and we would have been quite happy paying twice the rates.
Koos & Cecilia are the perfect host where nothing is too much trouble , their house is beautifully decorated and the breakfast is something to experience.
I had forgotten my camera , phone chargers , Koos emailed me and arranged to have them courried down to Cape Town to the Vine Yard Hotel ( another must ).
So to The Dorphuys Hermanus a big big thank you.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dorpshuys, Owner at Hermanus Dorpshuys, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Thank you very much for your time to do such an excellent review for us. It is reviews like this, that will boost the confidence of any team. We are really glad that you had an excellent experience at Hermanus Dorpshuys. To us, our guests are our most important asset. It is our passion to give them the best service and quality at all times.
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Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

Having visited South Africa on many occasions and as a result stayed in many BandB's this is one of the best. For a couple that have only been in the business for a short time they have produced a perfect location. Well located with comfortable beds, a great breakfast and very helpful advice if you book here you will not be disappointed.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dorpshuys, Owner at Hermanus Dorpshuys, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Thank you for the time to review your stay at Hermanus Dorpshuys. We are glad that you could witness the passion and effort that we as a team put into our guest house to make it the best experience possible for our guests. Your review must be the mirror of your experience. We are glad that we have succeded in it.
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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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 review, 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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Munich, Germany
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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 review, 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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Johannesnurg
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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 review, 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
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 review, 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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Additional Information about Hermanus Dorpshuys

Property: 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 #2 of 87 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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