Ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5.0 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
5.0 Room comfort
5.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Wonderful viewsPosted Apr 2, 2014 on Hotels.com
Lovely hotel with path down to Grotto beach at the hotel. Very private location. A bit of a drive into the town, which we preferred. Wonderful balcony looking over the ocean. Room spacious and comfortable.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from NYC
Beautiful Place, Beautiful Room, Cool StaffPosted Nov 4, 2013
Cons: TV was old. But who cares, didnt watch it anyway.
U need to know two things about this before booking: 1. It's beautiful, INCREDIBLY beautiful, absolutely wonderful design, with incredible views of the mountain and the ocean. 2. It's a drive (not a long drive, but a drive) from the center of town, where you view the whales from an elevated clifftop with wrap around views. If you want to stay in town, next to the restaurants and shops, and, most importantly, right next to the whale viewing area (meaning, you want to walk just steps from your hotel to that platform), you should stay somewhere else. That being said, this is one of the best hotel rooms I've ever stayed in. It's like a dream home. Beautiful---the word really doesn't do it justice--outdoor spaces, dramatic views of the mountains and the water.... incredible furniture, beds, bathrooms, two sinks, just super cool. HUGE floor to ceiling windows that you can leave open if you want the ocean air coming in your room at night. super romantic. Big chunky awesome wood dinner table. Handmade food. Parking. My wife and I were only there for less than 24 hours (and only spoke to the staff for five minutes, but immediately liked them, especially the lady cook), but wish we could have stayed at least 2-3 days. Met the staff briefly, they were sweet. We were greeted at the door by the chef, who had floor on her shirt, which was really cute. This is private, removed from town, but luxurious and cool.
for Couplesby Matthew from New Zealand
Very private and quiet.Posted Oct 13, 2013
This is a beautifully presented private hotel. It's located 7kms from the town centre which is good from a privacy factor but you need to travel to see the whales from the rocks which is the best onshore Viewing location. Our big regret was that we didn't book a second night as we felt we could really unwind and enjoy the Hermanus experience more. Linda (GM) was excellent to deal with. Very professional and helpful. Breakfast was amazing ... Wonderful food, presentation and setting. Room presentation and the little extras are wonderful. Our only complaint was that when we arrived we were told that the chef had been given the night off as we were the only guests staying that night. In seeking a place to stay we wanted an on site restaurant so this aspect of the stay was disappointing. However in summary this was a beautiful place to stay and we would highly recommend staying here.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Unique hotelPosted Apr 11, 2013
Pros: Layout of rooms and facilitiesa
Location: Right on the beach and quiet
We were pleasantly surprised on arrival as we were expecting a run of the mill hotel and instead found something rather unique. Right on the beach, fantastic rooms, quiet location away from the main hub. Excellent seaviews, ideally placed for whale watching when in season. Would definitely return.
for Everyoneby clare from london
MosselbergPosted Feb 19, 2012
Pros: Setting. Rooms and food.
Stunning modern guesthouse with amazing attention to detail. Beautiful furnishings and works of Africa art contributed to a simply superb stay!