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Harbour Vue Guest House
Ranked #18 of 85 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 6, 2008

Stayed here in February 2008.

Wonderful hospitality, fantastic views from our room, very tastefully decorated, lovely breakfasts and the hosts couldn,t do enough for us, would stay there again.

Joe and Barbara Corris

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Reviewed January 26, 2008

I cannot praise this B&B enough. My wife, her parents & myself stayed here for one night. But the only unfortunate thing was we could only stay one night. We had a fabulous experience. The hospitality was so genuine and welcoming. We were gobsmacked when we were showed our rooms. They were so tastefully decorated. We have stayed in some top class hotel around the world but this was superb. You would never think it was a B&B. The rooms were over looking the beautiful harbour. The bathrooms was huge and a wonderful sitting room off our bedroom with a fabulous honesty bar where we could relax & feel at home. The breakfast were wonderful. Plenty of everything from cooked breakfast to fresh fruit. To top it all off... the icing on the cake was our national flag flying high as we opened the bedroom shutters the next morning. We will definately be back. Can't wait.

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 26, 2008

We stayed with Jan and Sanmarie for three nights in january 2008. The experience was quite wonderful. The welcome could not have been more genuine or warm. I had a bad back so Sanmarie and Flora carried our bags to a superb suite!

The decor of the longe, bathroom and bedroom was sumptuous. Believe me my wife and I have stayed in 5 star hotels across the world, and this was their match, but as a guest house! To cap it all the room had a private first floor sun patio overlooking the plunge pool and sundeck

Then to breakfast. I have never been asked before if I want my poached egs, soft, medium or hard? True to form the eggs arrived in perfect order. The choice of cooked breakfast, pastries and fresh fruit or cereal, left nothing out

You may think it cannot get better, but it did. On our arrival, Sanmarie said 'I assumed you would not have had time to book a restaurant for tonight, so I have resreved a table for you which you can cancel if you wish'. You guessed it, we went to the recommended New Harbour restaurant that evening and had a great meal.

Needless to say we could not rate this establishment and the care from Jan and Sanmarie any higher. Oh, by the way Jan will run up your national flag in the morning, flying with a view of the ocean!

Thanks Jan, Sanmarie and Flora for a great stay! Forget 4 star, this is a 5 star establishment

By the way, the title of this piece refers to us having seen whales 100 metres from the shore over lunch in Hermanus, not rare until you understand it was January, when the whales were supposted to have left a month earlier!

Stayed: January 2008
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Reviewed November 21, 2007

We stayed in the Harbour Vue for one night and wished we had stayed longer! From the minute we walked in the door our experience was fantastic. Sanmarie was so friendly and helpful, she had even booked us a table in a restaurant, just in case! The house was perfectly located and we had a great walk all along the cliffs to see all the whales, ending in a bar overlooking the bay! The breakfast the next morning was amazing, definitely worth getting up for!!!!!
Would recommend Harbour Vue to anyone, infact we already have!

  • Stayed: November 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 5, 2007

My wife and I spent 4 nights in the Harbour Vue Guest House in mid October 2007. Sanmarie and Jan are perfect hosts who cannot do enough to make sure your stay is memorable. They are there when you need them yet fade into the background to let you go about enjoying yourself without intruding. The guest house is gorgeous, so tastefully done. We stayed in the Southern Right and it is a fabulous room living up to the description in on the web site. Sanmarie advised on and booked restaurants for us every night. It was sad to leave but we had to get on with the rest of our holiday. It will be our first choice for staying if we are back in Hermanus. Every place we stayed on our vacation was excellent but the Harbour Vue stood out from them all. There are 2 very good seafood restaurants within a 10 to 15 minute walk but all the rest are only a very short drive away. Tell Sanmarie your preference and she will point you in the right direction. If you read this Sanmarie our thanks once again to you and Jan for a wonderful stay. The Lion Rampant flying on your flag pole was a nice touch ............. Frank and Edna

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2007

We spent three nights at the Harbour Vue in Hermanus and only wish it could have been longer.

The house is beautiful and has been designed to make the most of the wonderful scenery and especially the sea views. We stayed in the Southern Right and Fynbos rooms and they were both large and beautifully furnished with excellent bathrooms, more 5* hotel than a guest house.

Sanmarie and Jan are wonderful hosts and made us feel at home. This was our first trip to SA and they were extremely helpful in making sure that we got the most out of our trip by sharing local knowledge, providing maps and recommending and booking local restaurants.

Breakfast was lovely with everything cooked to order and the pancakes are a must!

We chose to stay in Hermanus to see the whales, which we did, many of them just outside our bedroom window,but we all agreed that we enjoyed Hermanus and would stay at other times of the year. When the day comes when we return we will definitely be staying at the Harbour Vue.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 5, 2007

Sanmarie and Jan are charming, welcoming hosts. They have plenty of ideas about what to do, where to go and where to eat in the area. Harbour Vue is a very modern house yet has lots of character. It is spotlessly clean and the breakfasts are delicious and ample. We loved the hotwater bottle placed in our bed every evening! The only down side is that it is advisable to drive into town in the dark although it is walkable in the day and the restaurants in the new harbour can be walked to in the evening.

Stayed: October 2007
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Additional Information about Harbour Vue Guest House

Address: 84 Westcliff Road, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 85 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range: $19 - $32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbour Vue Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the bay and the new harbour in Hermanus, Harbour Vue Guest House offers superb 4 star luxury accommodation for business or leisure. The suites are tastefully and individually decorated with high quality finishes, each with en-suite bathrooms. Views are simply spectacular. Relax on the balcony while sipping a sundowner ... life doesn't get better than this. From the Neptune, Fynbos and Southern Rights you can lie in bed and watch the Southern Right Whales at play in the bay! ... more   less 
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