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Hermanus Dorpshuys
Ranked #1 of 87 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Excellent value”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

We stayed over for 3 nights during a wonderfully calm and balmy summer period. It was before the main tourist rush started, so the guest house was not full. Our gracious hostess Cecilia was extremely welcoming and helpful, very interested to hear our opinions on all things Hermanus. Breakfasts were simple but good wholesome affairs, prepared by Cecilia's husband Koos, and presented beautifully in a dining room opening onto the shady pool and serene garden.

Our room was spotless and had all the necessaries, apart from air-conditioning, so the front rooms can get pretty hot (moderated somewhat by a fan). There's a small fridge in the room, but it didn't make ice, so you'll have to ask if you need.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dorpshuys, Owner at Hermanus Dorpshuys, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
We wish to thank you for your time and effort to review your stay with us. We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay, although we had abnormal heat this year. Unfortunately we are restricted by the Municipality with enough power supply to run air conditioners. At this stage, it is a National dilemma.
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

We recently had the pleasure of staying at this lovely place. Our stay in Hermanus was just for one night but Cecilia and Koos took such great care of us that we were so sad that we didn't spend longer here. Koos made our reservation for dinner prior to our arrival, which was so helpful since it was busy season. We were headed out back to Cape Town very early in the morning, and did not expect to eat breakfast prior to leaving, but Cecilia and Koos made sure that we had a full hot breakfast prior to leaving, even though it was very early. This touched us incredibly because you just don't find service that this anywhere. They were hands down two of the most genuine and kindest people that we met during our 7 day stay in the Cape Town area. Our room was equipped with all that one would need, including milk in the refrigerator, and lovely lavender bath products for the shower. We highly recommend this place to stay in Hermanus,

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Dorpshuys, Owner at Hermanus Dorpshuys, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
We wish to thank you for the time and effort that you spent to do such a wonderful review for us. It really boost the spirit of our team to receive a review like this. We are glad that you had an excellent time with us.
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Austin
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stopped by Hermanus on our tour of the Western Cape. It is such a beautiful magical place and had a great time chatting with our hosts Cecilia and Koos. They even got up exceptionally early to serve us breakfast (around 5:30am) as we had to leave early the next day. Their guesthouse is exceptionally clean and they are great hosts that really look after their guests. I strongly recommend staying here while in Hermanus or making special effort to be here.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dorpshuys, Owner at Hermanus Dorpshuys, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
Thank you very much for your time and effort to review your stay with us. It is one of the aspects that made us a success, to walk the extra mile for our guests, when it is needed. We are glad that you had a wonderful time and look forward to see you in future.
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

In an old-style building you will find very friendly and helpful hosts, they will let you feel at home.
It is located at 10 minutes walking distance from the old harbor and nearby shops in a quiet street. Great value.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dorpshuys, Owner at Hermanus Dorpshuys, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
We wish to thank you for your time and effort to review your stay at Hermanus Dorpshuys. We are glad that you had an excellent experience with us and that you share your views with all Tripadvisor members. Like you, most of our guests park their vehicles and walk where they want to be. The ocean and centre of town is all within walking distance.
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

Impeccabble B&B in a quiet, residential street about 10 minutes away from the center of Hermanus. In the afternoon after arrival I walked to the cliffs nearby and saw two whales swinning right out there! The rooms in this B&B are spacious and very clean, equipped with old style furnitures. There is an inner courtyard with terrace and a mini pool. Nice to sit outside and relax. Very friendly owners and good breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Dorpshuys, Owner at Hermanus Dorpshuys, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Thank you for your time & effort to review your stay with us at Hermanus Dorpshuys. We are glad that you had a vey good experience and have seen some Whales. We are glad that you have found Hermanus Dorpshuys impeccable.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

We stayed here for two nights but wish it has been longer.
The room was lovely - spacious, clean and with all the amenities you need.
Breakfast was very generous and delicious.
The hosts were very friendly and accommodating - helping with any information we needed and booking us a table at a lovely local restaurant for dinner.
The area of the guesthouse is very safe and quiet while being only a short walk from the town centre.
Thank you for a wonderful stay, this will definitely be our first choice if we are in the area again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dorpshuys, Owner at Hermanus Dorpshuys, responded to this review, December 1, 2013
Thank you very much for your time and effort to review your stay with us. We are glad that you have experienced what we aim to offer to our guests, that they have an excellent experience with us. We look forward to your next visit.
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

This bed and breakfast is first class and deserves more than the 4 stars it has been awarded. The attention to detail in the rooms and every aspect from the perfect hosts Cecilia and Koos cannot be improved upon. Really do not miss out on this one - it was so far above other 4 and 5 star B&Bs we stayed at along the garden route.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Dorpshuys, Owner at Hermanus Dorpshuys, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
Thank you very much for a review like this on a very hectic morning. It is reviews like this that let you realise, that all the hard work are valued by your guests. We are fortunate to have guests like yourself, that share your experience at Hermanus Dorpshuys with others. Thank you for the time spent to do the review for us.
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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 #1 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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