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Schulphoek Seafront Guesthouse & Restaurant
Ranked #32 of 86 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hamburg
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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“Wonderful place”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Schulphoek guesthouse truly is a wonderful place. Enjoy your stay, great food from the kitchen, great wine from their cellar and see the whales right from the living room windows. We spent two nights and will surely visit again. The tranquility of the place and the beautiful setting on the sea will help you unwind in minutes already. Absolutely recommendable.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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schulphoek, Manager at Schulphoek Seafront Guesthouse & Restaurant, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the tranquility of Schulphoek! We also would like to thank you for taking the time to share your memorable experience and feedback!
Many thanks for your kind comments.
We indeed look forward to your next visit....
warm regards
Petro, Mannes
& the Team at Schulphoek
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We were lucky, booking late, to be able to take the suite. A wonderful position overlooking the ocean. Everything done with style. Petro and Mannes were fine hosts, and as we ourselves have an interest in wine, it was fascinating to go in the wine store to select the evening's tipple. Breakfast and dinner were first-rate. We suggest you eat in! We enjoyed it so much that we took the chance to stay on a second night, when we enjoyed excellent company round the large dining table. Schulpoek is a great place to stay, enhanced by having the views from the suite and cottage. Go for these if you can!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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schulphoek, Manager at Schulphoek Seafront Guesthouse & Restaurant, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
We appreciate your taking the time to write to us about your stay at Schulphoek! We also appreciated you choosing to stay another night and we certainly agree on the excellent company that was enjoyed on your second night's dinner!
It was indeed pleasant meeting you. We hope you would find the time to return in the future.
Thank you for your kind comments!
warm regards
Petro, Mannes
and the team at Schulphoek
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

We bade a very sad farewell to this beautiful place ! The hospitality was incredible. Petro, Mannes and all the staff were very friendly, fantastic hosts, attentive and caring. The suite was more than adequately prepared for my husband and me. Spacious, clean, comfortable, peaceful.. with everything and more that we required plus an enormous double bathroom. The food was delicious.. cooked by Mannes himself.... the staff very caring and quick to check if we had everything we needed. The views of the bay and sea from the lounge and dining room were outstanding. Whales right there too! A perfect place to walk/run along the path that followed the seafront. We can truly recommend Schulphoek anytime! Around Hermanus itself we found so many interesting things to do. The highlight watching all the whales!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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schulphoek, Manager at Schulphoek Seafront Guesthouse & Restaurant, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thank you so much for taking time to review your stay at Schulphoek. We enjoyed that you tuned into the relaxing atmosphere and surrounds.
It was very pleasant meeting the two of you and we thoroughly enjoyed our chats! We certainly hope this was not your last visit....! Please know that we appreciate your kind feedback.
warm regards to you both
Petro & Mannes and all at Schulphoek
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Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

We were 5 adults and we stayed in the seaside cottage. It was perfect for what we wanted. Fantastic views on the sea. 3 big bedrooms each with their own bathroom, a lounge / dining room and kitchen so easy to self cater. A great covered area out the front looking over the sea with a fire place. Every evening we came home to a fire already lit for us outside. We spent the evenings talking around the fire ( and cooked veggies on it one night) under a starry sky. The service was great and we were really well looked after. I can't recommend this place highly enough'

  • Stayed July 2013
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schulphoek, Manager at Schulphoek Seafront Guesthouse & Restaurant, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Thank you for your very kind comments regarding your stay in the Crayfish self-catering cottage. We are delighted that you enjoyed the views and your stay.!
We hope you would visit again in the future, perhaps during whale watching time...?
Warm regards
Petro
Crayfish Cottage
adjacent to Schulphoek Seafront Guesthouse & Restaurant
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

First of all, this space is lovingly designed - I believe the owner herself personally did each room, and it shows.

But beyond that, the two caretakers, Mannes and Petro, are what makes the experience so special for the guests. They are wonderful - and wonderfully attentive - hosts.

They are also superheroes, considering they are somehow able to entertain guests until the early hours of the morning and then wake up with the sun to attend to all the staff, planning menus, meeting the special wishes and needs of each guest, etc.

I think of my time there every day, and I long to go back. Unforgettable

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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schulphoek, Manager at Schulphoek Seafront Guesthouse & Restaurant, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Please allow us to thank you for your feedback after your stay at Schulphoek!
We value your warm and kind comments and that you remember us fondly!

It would be wonderful if you could return one day....!
Warm regards
Petro
& the Schulphoek Team
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Redruth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

This is a Guest House with the most fantastic views over the bay. The Husband cooks, and provides food as good as any mitchelin starred restaurant. The food is then served and unless you would rather not, all the guests sit on one table, with the Hostess, and eat the meal. I found this great, as it gave us chance to chat with all the other guest. The owners put themselves out to make sure you got the most out of the area. I wanted to go fishing, and the owner took me to the local boat club as they were having a fishing competition the following morning. Unfortunately it was too windy, but not many Guest House owners would have put themselves out to that extent. There are some lovely walks along the coast, but it is risky to walk there after dark.

Room Tip: Only one room has sea views. But the views from the guest lounge / breakfast area are fabulous.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed January 30, 2013

I visited Schulphoek Guesthouse for one night, while exploring Hermanus and surrounds. I came with 3 friends, and we had an incredible experience. Our hosts Petro and Mannes were warm and welcoming, and ensured we were comfortable at all times. The rooms were exquisite, with each room having its own design and unique features. Although we didnt have the rooms overlooking the sea, our rooms were perfectly situated alongside the other rooms, in the courtyard with beautiful trees and bridlife to add to the experience.

Dinner was outstanding! You have dinner at a large table with the other guests, which is ideal when socialising and meeting new people. Mannes helped us choose our wine for the evening, and contined to check up on us throughout the night. Petro was extremely helpful, ensuring we always were comfortable and making our experience even better. The starter was divine and the main meal was a perfectly cooked peice of fish, Mannes is an amazing chef, with outstanding skills...and the dessert which followed was SUPERB! With the meal area located in the main house, overlooking the sea, the evening was perfect, as the sun went down and we enjoyed the company of our friends. Breakfast was delicious, with the sun pouring into the lounge/eating area while we had our morning coffee.

There is a beautiful garden, as well as pool and pool house which adds to Schulpoek's character.

I would certainly go back, and this time for much longer! It was the best experience I have had in Hermanus,and a trip I will never forget.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Schulphoek Seafront Guesthouse & Restaurant
Address: 181 Piet Retief Crescent | Sandbaai, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 86 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Schulphoek Seafront Guesthouse & Restaurant 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Schulphoek guesthouse overlooks the bay from which it received its name - an idyllic expanse of ocean, where whales are frequent visitors. Beyond its quiet beaches, you will find nature paths and bird watching. Just 5km from Hermanus centre, Schulphoek offers an eco-conscious refuge, with seven sumptuously decorated suites that overlook either our garden or the sea. Food is our passion. You will find a three-course menu du jour, served at our social table (or separate) with organic produce from our potager garden and fresh-line fish. Our cellar is a haven for aficionados, featuring 12,000 bottles of local wine. ... more   less 
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