We checked into the Windsor after a long drive and wonderful stopovers at Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. We checked-in on september 23rd evening and were allotted a room on 2nd floor.
The Hotel does not have any lifts but you can pay Rand 5 per bag and get the bags carried to your room. The room was small but charming and has a very European feel to it. It was equipped with basic amenities like a electric kettle, tea/coffee, cream, sugar. The room had a heater and that worked well. I did not see any aircon in our room, neither did we need it. Bathroom had toiletries like soap, shampoo and conditioner. There were clean towels and the beds were very small but comfortable.
We could see the amazing Atlantic ocean from our windows and hear the sea all night. The front office staff was pleasant and courteous. They could help you organise a whale watch tour / shark cage diving and even sky diving. Breakfast is served in the restaurant. Owing to the early morning activities i couldnt sample any so cannot describe the breakfast.
There is a computer near the front desk area and you can surf/ access e-mails free of cost on that Computer. All in all, I had a comfortable stay at The Windsor and think its a small and peaceful place to spend time in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Windsor Hotel and Self-Catering Apartments, a 120km drive from Cape Town, is renowned for its unparalleled vantage point to view the whales which breed and feed in Walker Bay (July - November) Independently owned, Hermanus's oldest hotel has been modernised while retaining the charm and hospitality so cherished by our guests, who return time and again for their homely seaside holiday experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Windsor Hotel Hermanus