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“A special guesthouse” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hermanus Guesthouse
Ranked #10 of 89 Hermanus B&B and Inns
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Ra'anana, Israel
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84 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A special guesthouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

Overall we had a lovely stay. The breakfast was excellent and Annatjie's personal & friendly attitude made us feel cared about. The location is great, just across the road from the cliff top path. A computer with internet was available, also complimentary coffee/tea in the lobby.
The decor is unique, something to look at in every direction.
We had the "Corner Yard Suite" which we were rather disappointed to discover was actually in the parking lot, On the web site it is described as located in the "corner of the yard with birds whistling in the background" & I had envisaged it in a garden. The room was quite small but very comfortable and clean, the shower excellent and for a one night stay it fulfilled our needs, however, if you are planning to spend a few days here, I would suggest taking a larger room in the main building.

Room Tip: if you are planning to spend a few days here, I would suggest taking a larger room in the main build...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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1,020 reviews
289 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 580 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Annie the manager gave us a lovely welcome and even upgraded our room.  We stayed in the rose room which was beautifully decorated and luxurious.  The bed was very comfortable and the shower powerful and hot.  The main house is huge almost like a mansion and has lots of interesting items and captions.  

It was about a 5-10 minute walk to the centre of town where the restaurants were.  There were also more restaurants in the opposite direction.  Breakfast was excellent.  There was parking in the back of the guest house and good wi-fi.

Would recommend and stay here again next time we're in Hermanus.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

This is a very nice guesthouse in Hermanus where the staff make you fell at home. Rooms were very clean and comfortable but as a minor criticism the room we had lacked somewhere to sit at a table. We did however have a balcony with table and chairs overlooking the sea. About a ten minute walk into town but the streets of Hermanus are deserted at night and walking home after dinner can be a bit uncomfortable as the road is not well lit. That said my wife and I walked both nights with no issue. Breakfast was very good and and overall a very pleasant stay. Happy to recommend to those looking for somewhere to stay in Hermanus.

Room Tip: Rooms 4,5 and 6 have sea views
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stockholm, Sweden
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67 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

Hermanus Guesthouse is situated right at the oceanside, so it is actually possible to see the whales from the hotel. We got a room in the parking lot on the back of the hotel though. And yes, I mean IN the parking lot, in a separate building :) The room itself was great, quite small - but very clean and decorated in an all zebra pattern. The room had a lattice door and window grilles, so we felt quite safe. Annatjie in the reception/breakfast is just fantastic! So nice and caring. The breakfast is also amazing. Wi-fi is available in the main building. I would definitely recommend Hermanus Guesthouse to anyone!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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South Shields, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

We arrived very late nearly 22:00 hours when we rang from the airport we were told not a problem. We had a fantastic welcome and the lady helped us with our luggage. Shower and then straight to bed.

Opened the curtains on the morning, what a lovely view over the bay. The Honeymoon suite which is the one we were in had a small balcony with super views. We had breakfast and it was the attention to detail, small flower arrangements on your breakfast plate (pasta tube and local herbs), skewers in the water with strawberries and lemon on them. The very relaxing music in the backgound. We asked about a laundrette, we were told no problem given a bag and a sheet the next thing you see the lady from reception off to the laundrette to drop off our washing, all back, ironed later that same day and very reasonable.

It is just a short walk to the old town, fantastic walks along the cliffs, unfortunately we didn't see very many whales, more parts of whales i.e the tail or the head due to the large swell and off shore waves.

Nothing was too much trouble the breakfast was absolutely fab, as I said before attention to detail, bringing a large pot of tea for me knowing I would probably ask for a second one made you feel that you were a friend rather than a guest....

Room Tip: Honeymoon suite overlooks the bay and is a slightly larger room....great view of the bay, very quiet...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

Lovely facility, great value, incredible location, you could see whales from the balcony. Staff was wonderful as was the breakfast. I would definitely stay here again you can't go wrong here. They are great about upgrades if available.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Chester, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

This place is ideally located overlooking the sea and only a short walk from the bars and restaurants in Hermanus. We were very lucky to see whales first thing in the morning and a mother and calf were in the bay right outside the hotel, so close you could almost have seen them from the hotel. The rooms are eclectically furnished and are a decent sixe. My room was at the front of the hotel but I was not disturbed by any traffic noise. There is parking at the rear of the hotel. The breakfast was pleasant.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hermanus Guesthouse
Address: 9 Marine Drive, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 89 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hermanus Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come inside & make yourself at home! Embrace comfort & tranquility while lazing away in the lap of luxury... Watch whales from our stylish themed suites or stroll along the famous cliff path and in minutes you'll find yourself in the Heart of Hermanus. ... more   less 
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