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The Potting Shed Accommodation
Ranked #10 of 86 Hermanus B&B and Inns
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Dave and Anna-Marie sure make you feel part of the family. The room are so luxurious and well thought out. Thank you for this great experience!! WOW. The room are beautifully decorated; the bath is to die for. Luxury is an understatement. Extremely excellent constructed room for a newlywed couple.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Chantell H
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pottingshedaccom, Owner at The Potting Shed Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2013

Thank you for your review Chantel. Glad you liked our new room. We actually hosted our first wedding at The Potting Shed in January and the ceromony took place on the deck up there.

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Annamarie

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

We stayed in Potting Shed for 2 nights. In the beginning we thought maybe the place is a bit far from the town center, but later we realized that the town itself is so small, and the center is in the walking distance. The rooms are nice and cozy, beautifully decorated, good value for the price! The sound isolation though could be better, but the neighbors were disciplined so we didn't suffer:) There is very nice communal room and the breakfast prepared by the awesome hostess was superb! But the biggest advantage of the place - extremely knowledgeable and helpful owners. Thanks to their advise we saw all best sites in the shortest possible time. I wholeheartedly recommend this place for everyone who is looking for fair price and very good service. And tasty breakfast:)

Room Tip: There are 4 rooms only, and I guess Nr4 should be the quietest:)
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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pottingshedaccom, Owner at The Potting Shed Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. Hermanus is quite a quaint town which seems to be constantly growing. So glad you liked the breakfast. (I've just made apricot jam!)

Regards,
Annamarie

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

we came in as a last minute booking and enjoyed the warm welcome david gave us. the room was nice any tidy and my wife especially enjoyed that this was our first guest house with a good working heating :-) the breakfast is ok.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

We spent a wonderful two days at The Potting Shed last week. After a long drive, David and Anna-Marie were out straight away to greet us, offering us a welcome drink. He then spent some time talking through Hermanus' highlights, where to eat, where to drink and of course, how to see the Southern Right Whales, among many other activities.

You get the impression they really want you to enjoy all that Hermanus has to offer and were only to happy to help in booking restaurants, out Tuk-tuks (the local taxi), plus within 10 minutes of us getting there, they'd convinced us to rearrange our Whale trip to the earlier one as it would be less choppy / windy. Anna-Marie then arranged this with Southern Right Charters for us.

The room was really nicely decorated, as is the whole B&B, it’s clean and the bed was very comfy, which is a plus as I always find sleeping away from home plays havoc with my back. The shower room was a little small, but clean, what else do you need? The B&B was a short walk to the most stunning of coastal walks. We took our time walking into town this way and stopped to take so many beautiful images.

We got the Tuk Tuk back, which all bars and eateries will book for you and at R40 or R65 return is far cheaper than a journey in London!!! The breakfasts were lovely, eggs (scramble is awesome) bacon, mush and tomato or homemade pancakes with maple syrup, lemon, sugar and home made lemon curd. You also start with a fresh, fruit salad. Yum.

I got the impression that the owners genuinely care about your stay and enjoyment of Hermanus. You can also see the ongoing things that are happening (a new deck, renovations of the parking area and so on) to enhance an already, very pretty B&B. It's a three star and strives to be the best it can, I can only suggest those sour pusses below check out the R1300 a night rooms in the centre of town.

If you're looking for a good value, friendly, helpful, clean place then I would recommend The Potting Shed, just as all the other, many people who've given this place a great review. We'll be back! Sas & Karsten (London).

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sas1701
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pottingshedaccom, Owner at The Potting Shed Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2013

Thank you so much for your lovley review. It's always a pleasure to take time to explain our beautiful town and area to guests and very nice when they take our advise and are happy with what we suggested. Hope you'll be be again to The Potting Shed!

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Annamarie

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

We stayed 2 nights and really regretted to have booked ahead of time!
The room was small, just a small window, with view on... the garden wall, less than a meter away from the window - needless to say we had no light.
The bathroom was terrible: you nearly burn yourself when turning off the hot water, bath tub is no that clean, 2 people can't fit at the same time in the bathroom, it gets so humid that drops of water drop from the roof of the bathroom.
Bed mattress was old, we had back pain for 2 days.
No internet connection from the rooms, you have to go to the common breakfast room (which is also very dark). Heating not functioning very well.
It's not worth more than the price you pay (off season).
The only positive point: breakfast is ok, and the owner is a very nice lady.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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pottingshedaccom, Owner at The Potting Shed Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2012

I'm sorry you did not enjoy your stay or inform us at the time, that you were unhappy with the room. Unfortunately we do not have views at our guest house – although, there are sea views from our self catering apartments.

Our bathrooms are not designed for 2 people but are big enough for one person to use at a time with shower, sink and toilet. We do not have any bath tubs in any of our guest rooms so am a little confused how you found the “bath tub” to not be clean.


The Potting Shed was very run down when we bought it 8 years ago and we are constantly striving to make improvements. We have just (September 2012) renovated the front of the building, pool area and courtyard/car park. However, a view from the room we cannot create or make the bathrooms larger due to municipal regulations. We have made improvements each and every year but can only work with the space and existing building we have.

All rooms have wall heaters that are in working order. These take the chill off the room but not as good as a fire place. Extra blankets are supplied.


It is not a requirement for a 3 star accommodation to have Internet connection - but in March this year we installed a computer and free Wi Fi/Internet point in the lounge & dining room for guests convenience.

Many guests comment on how nice the beds are – but it’s difficult to please everyone as some like a hard bed and others like soft. All linen was replaced new in 2012 and is 100% percale cotton.

We do not increase our rates in high season – we have an all year rate of R700 a night for a double room for 2 people sharing with full breakfast included. Many people think this is excellent value for what we offer.

We pride ourselves in the hospitality & personal service we offer, with personal touches to the rooms to make the place unique i.e. hand painted floors and lavender on the beds. However for guests who are looking for luxury, upmarket accommodation with views and internet connection in the bedroom they should consider a 4 or 5 star establishment.

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Reviewed June 16, 2012

My sister and I needed a girly getaway after weeks of stress at work. We roped in our two good girl friends and planned an impromptu weekend of food, laughter and face masks. As this was all rather last-minute we enlisted the help of the lovely Annemarie and her husband Dave... They were able to accommodate us within minutes. The guesthouse itself was super neat and tiny and uber relaxing. The decor was charming, quaint and homely. Breakfast was heavenly... The only thing missing from the experience for two girlie girls was a hair dryer-we'll pack your own next
time. No doubt we will be returning to The Potting shed again soon... to escape from the crazy city life!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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pottingshedaccom, Owner at The Potting Shed Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2012

Thank you for your nice comment - so glad you had a relaxing break at The Potting Shed, and hope to see you again soon.
We don't keep hair-dryers in the room but we do have several for guest use - available on request.

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Reviewed June 13, 2012

Hi Fellow travelers,
We spent a weekend at "The Potting Shed" had a warm welcome from the owners, Dave and Annamarie. The room was spotless and the breakfast hearty, will definitely visit them again!

Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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pottingshedaccom, Owner at The Potting Shed Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2012

So glad you had a nice time - thank you for your review.

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Address: 28 Albertyn Street | Northcliff, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 86 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range: $68 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Potting Shed Accommodation 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Value for money, clean, comfortable, friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Floodlit pool area with BBQ, wooden sun loungers. Lounge with full DSTV, fridge, microwave,and piano. Parking in private courtyard. All rooms have en-suite shower room, free WI-Fi, satellite TV, overhead fan, wall heater, tea/coffee making facilities,safety deposit box & hairdryer. Deluxe rooms are larger than standard room with fridge, outside private patio & BBQ. Studio room is accessed via private staircase with deck (sun-loungers, undecover seating and mountain view). The Studio room also offers a kitchenette with (fridge,toaster microwave/grill - no oven), free Wi-Fi, full DSTV package,air-con, safety deposit box, hairdryer. Bathroom has bath and shower. Walking distance to town and restaurants. Self catering by the sea also available 3 kms from main Guest House where children of all ages are welcome. ... more   less 
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