We took some friends to stay with us and we all had a wonderful time here. We were greeted by Jean with a welcome pot of tea, and then shown to our spacious rooms where there was even a complimentary bottle of wine waiting for us each. The rooms were on the ground floor and each had a little patio so that you could sit out and admire the views out over the garden to both the mountain and also across the bay to the main part of Hermanus. In the booklet explaining about the guest house there was even a very comprehensive guide to the local birds so that you could name all the different ones that you saw. Mary was an exceptional hostess and nothing was ever too much trouble for her. She made all the reservations for us for our meals out (be sure to travel by tuktuk) and also booked the whale sighting trip. Any question we had about whether a certain place was open and to what time was met by her dashing off to ring up and find out. There did not seem to be anything which was too much trouble for her. The breakfasts are really fantastic and are lovely to eat sitting looking out at the lovely fynbos.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stunning views of both the sea and mountain from all luxury en suite rooms, individually decorated with best quality furnishings and toiletries for your comfort with attention to detail. Relax on your patio or balcony. Very near to the beautiful beaches, Cliff Path and walks on the mountain start in our garden. Bordering Fernkloof Nature Reserve, FrancolinHof is surrounded by indigenous plants (fynbos) and a wide variety of birds. Peace and tranquility near Hermanus centre. ... more less