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The Potting Shed Accommodation
Ranked #12 of 86 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 8, 2013

It's a small but very nice bed and breakfast. Close to the bay where the whales are (5 min walk).
Very friendly people, lovely new rooms, good breakfast.
Next time we are going to Hermanus we are staying here.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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pottingshedaccom, Owner at The Potting Shed Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

Happy New yer! Thank you for taking the time to review us - much appreciated. hope to see you again soon!

Annamarie

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Reviewed December 1, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Potting Shed guesthouse in their studio room. From the moment we arrived you can tell it was recently renovated. The place is spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. We have even pinched a few of their decor ideas to take home with us for when we paint our kitchen! We stayed in the studio room upstairs. Spacious, modern, comfortable, it is absolutely everything we could've asked for. It is rare to say we were welcomed with open arms in a literal sense, however in this case it was just that! To be greeted by a warm and friendly hug, as though we were distant relations, may not be to everyone's taste, but it immediately made us feel at home.
Annamarie and David are approachable and willing to offer advice and guidance on anything you may want to do whilst in the area. They booked some activities for us and have clearly spent some time and effort in researching the local amenities to pass on the knowledge to guests - sometimes a simple aid overlooked by many guesthouses. The place is about 10 mins walk from the nearby shops and restaurants. The walk was preferred by us after over doing it on the dinners in town!
Breakfast was first rate and ample. A small pool won't keep you fit, however after a morning kayaking with Whales it would certainly be a welcome and refreshing dip.
Staying for 3 nights, we did not want to leave. A wonderful guesthouse we would certainly recommend to anyone. It made our honeymoon trip very special and i hope we can visit again soon.

Room Tip: The upstairs studio room is massive!! We did peek into the other bedrooms though, and all are decora...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Drhares
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pottingshedaccom, Owner at The Potting Shed Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

So glad you had a good stay - thank you for taking the time to review us. Best wishes for 2014.
Annamarie & Dave :)

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Reviewed November 29, 2013

We stayed at the Potting Shed from 28 through 30 November 2013 (2 nights) and were all happy. Room was rather small (but functional and spotless). Nice decoration. Dave was willing to help in planning our trips, which was very helpful.

Breakfast was delicious, especially the homemade pancakes.

Restaurants are in 10-15min walking distance, location is good.

The only negative comment we can think of are the loud fans in the rooms. You cannot leave them on at night (if you wanted to). Also, our neighbors returned home late and the noise of their fan even woke us up. But this is a minir point - we would always stay again!

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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pottingshedaccom, Owner at The Potting Shed Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

Thank you for your review...i'm just going through all recent reviews and responding...funny enough - Dave is changing 2 ceiling fans as write this... all rooms were revamped last year with new "everything": floors, beds, bathrooms and.... ceiling fans. The fans were not needed much before November time - but after a few comments on their "noisiness" we got the company that sold them to us, to come and take a look. Turns out they were faulty... taken a while to get new ones ordered with Christmas etc...but as from today - quite ceiling fans (we hope!) :)

Ideally Dave and I should sleep in every room once in a while to test everything out - must really try and do that this year.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

We highly reccomend the Potting Shed Owners AnnaMarie and David are extremely friendly and helpful. We arrived on a very wet & windy day on 31st October 2013. One of the main reasons for our stay was to see the Southern Right Whales. Dave & Annamarie were very positive we would see Whales and we did the next day as we walked along the Cliff path. However we were keen to go out on the boat trip so decided to stay 1 more night as our hosts assured us the weather would improve & they could get us on the next available boat trip. This they did & our party of 4 had one of the best, close up wildlife, experiences ever. Lovely breakfast with homemade pancakes was just the icing on the cake.

Room Tip: As we booked quite last minute our rooms were the smallest at the Potting Shed, but were very reason...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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pottingshedaccom, Owner at The Potting Shed Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Thank you Shelagh for the review...so glad you had a nice stay...there are not so many whales in the bay now - they are heading back a bit early this year I think...you visited Hermanus at a perfect time.

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Reviewed November 22, 2013

From arrival to departure, The Potting Shed made our stay in Hermanus a truly pleasurable experience. Their helpfulness, helping us to prepare for different trips was second to none. The accommodation itself was fantastic. We always looked forward to our breakfast. We will most certainly be back. Highly recommended.

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pottingshedaccom, Owner at The Potting Shed Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Hi John,

It was lovely having you and Priscilla stay for so long...always lovely when guests do so many activities. Thank you for the horse riding photos.
All the best, Annamarie & Dave

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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Very nice staff and owners, the rooms are big, clean and very nice! Parking lot free, Wifi free, safe area. We really loved it to stay at this accomodation
Highly recommended for a stay in Hermanus!!!!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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pottingshedaccom, Owner at The Potting Shed Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Thank you so much for your review - so exciting that we are getting so many positive comments. Looks like all our renovations and hard work are paying off.

Hope to see you again soon.

Annamarie

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Reviewed November 20, 2013

A very nice accomodation. The staff and the owners were always efficient and helpful. Not only nice restaurant and trip recommendations were given to us, but also the reservation and booking have been taken care of.

The rooms feature a calm yet stylish atmosphere of a modern African style.
The Potting Shed can only be highly recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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pottingshedaccom, Owner at The Potting Shed Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review us - it's much appreciated.
Hope it's not too cold in Germany at the moment?
Warm regards,
Annamarie & Dave

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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 #12 of 86 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range: $69 - $95 (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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