La Fontaine Guest House
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La Fontaine Guest House

33 Marine Drive PO Box 1170, Overstrand 7200 South Africa
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Balcony view
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Pool & Beach (9)
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4.5
#6 of 50 guest houses in Hermanus
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Finding an ideal romantic guest house in Hermanus does not have to be difficult. Welcome to La Fontaine Guest House, a nice option for travellers like you.

La Fontaine Guest House offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The guest house offers baggage storage, newspaper, and a sun terrace, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a pool and free breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While staying at La Fontaine Guest House, visitors can check out Rotary Way (1.1 mi) and Rocklands Petting Farm (1.3 mi), some of Hermanus' top attractions.

While in Hermanus be sure to experience local dim sum favourites at LB Seafood Bistro on the Bay or Lizette's Kitchen.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Hermanus Cliff Path (0.6 mi), Lembu Gallery & Studio (0.3 mi), or Hoy's Koppie (0.4 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

La Fontaine Guest House puts the best of Hermanus at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Internet
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Minibar
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

33 Marine Drive PO Box 1170, Overstrand 7200 South Africa
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 81 out of 100
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Roderick S wrote a review Jan 2021
Amsterdam, The Netherlands4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have visited Cape Town for a couple of years now for my work. I heard about Hermanus, this wonderful spot just a 1.5 hour drive from cape town. Some of my colleges already told me some stories about this guest house, so I booked for 3 nights. And what a place to just relax and sit back! It is perfectly located next to the beach and the cliff path. Both for looking for adventure or just to lounge next to the swimming pool, it’s up to you. The host is always present to help you with booking restaurant and activities all around the town. And she knows a lot, since has already lived here for decades.

About the place, I slept in this beautiful room with sea view with a balcony (book this one!). All rooms are different so there is a lot of choice. Rooms are clean, and breakfast is more than you need. I always have preferred guest houses as they are way more giving you the ‘home experience’.
Oh almost forgot, they have also taken good measures for the current Covid situation, 1.5 meter distance, you know the drill ;). Well just to conclude, do not look any further, you won’t regret it.

Cheers!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Wander08419350337 wrote a review Jun 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived at La Fontaine Guest House to no water or electricity after torrential rains had wiped out the power lines in Hermanus, Natasha was beyond helpful in letting us know that if we chose to she could get us accommodation in a near by hotel that had a generator and therefore power. We chose to see our room first which honestly was beyond wonderful, so decided to stay. We were in room 5 (not sea facing) which has its own courtyard for outside entertaining as well as its own separate sitting room. The bed is enormous and comfortable and there is plenty of wardrobe space should you care to unpack. The ensuite has a bath and large walk in shower, twin basins and obviously a toilet and once the power was back on the water was delightfully hot. Breakfast (included) was delicious. Natasha and La Fontaine were both wonderfully accommodating.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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DaveDewey wrote a review Nov 2022
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware25 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The perfect location both right off the cliff path and right next to (but not in the middle of) the restaurant and shopping district.
Natasha provides a very Personal experience and is helpful with suggestions and reservations without being pushy.
Definitely recommend
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Pay for the sea view! It’s worth it!
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335sandra wrote a review Mar 2022
Haarlem, The Netherlands2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic location, with views over the stunning coast and if you're lucky you will see whales and dolphins in the cove right in front of the house. Close tot the town of Hermanus, a lovely walk to get there. The guesthouse is warm and beautifully decorated - our room was gorgeous. We were very well looked after by Gail, the manager - she has lots of good tips and took great care of us. Looking forward to returning one day!
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jane H wrote a review Sept 2022
london118 contributions108 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Scenic drive from Cape Town to Hermanus was just wonderful.

Natasha and Arlene we’re excellent host, when visiting this lovely welcoming guest house. We had room 1 which was just perfect for our 2 night stay.

La Fontaine is in a perfect position, the views are just wonderful. The Cliff walks are exceptional. We saw whales at virtually every stopping point. We came across a bar in amongst the rocks “Ficks” to cold to use their mermaid pool! Great views, drinks and what seemed a good menu. Very friendly we stayed a while, Whale watching !

Only one disappointment our whale boat trip was cancelled due to weather. Natasha and Arlene tried numerous other companies in other areas, unfortunately the weather prevented all trips. On their kind recommendation we drove to the areas where the boats did leave. Shark boats and cages most interesting !! We were fortunate to see more whales off shore, and many Cormorant.

Natasha/Arlene recommended local restaurant’s, always on hand for advice, our only error was that, we should have stayed longer. We feel 3-4 days.

A visit to Hermanus and staying at La Fontaine, provide an excellent breakfast, coffee/tea making facilities, honest bar in the room. Although slightly dated, the guest house is very comfortable with lovely touches, you will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Only 5 rooms, we had room 1 which more like a suite, with an excellent sea facing verandah.
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antonbieber wrote a review Aug 2022
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Guest House is especially comfortable and is located overlooking the sea with its own pool. A short walk to restaurants and shops, The host is extremely attentive and knowledgeable about the area and goes out of her way to make one feel welcome. Breakfast is enjoyed on the glassed veranda with a magnificent view of the bay. Highly recommended. My 3rd stay.
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Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Andy_Anderson wrote a review Aug 2022
Lincoln, United Kingdom105 contributions61 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a fantastic experience at la Fontaine in august of this year. We had the family suite which was clean, comfortable and ideal for us and our 2 children. Natasha and the staff were friendly and welcoming . Due to the weather our plans had gone awry but Natasha gave some excellent suggestions for places to go and make bookings for us. Breakfast at la Fontaine is an experience in itself- the food and choice is amazing with the most beautiful views of the coast and we saw whales . The location is excellent and only a short walk to nearby restaurants and across the road from the hermanus cliff path. Highly recommend
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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glawsteruk wrote a review Aug 2023
Gloucester, Uk193 contributions127 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at several properties on our visit to SA and La Fontaine was definitely one of the highlights. Our room was absolutely first class and we felt privileged to be looked after so well. Advice was welcome on local visits and we were advised to eat at the Fisherman's Cottage which was wonderful. All the members of staff were very friendly and helpful. Sitting to eat breakfast whilst overlooking the beautiful coastline was a great start to our day. We could also view the ocean form our bedside which was quite a novelty!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Restaurant Fisherman's Cottage is wonderful - make sure you book in advance.
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Alibalio wrote a review Nov 2023
London, United Kingdom74 contributions48 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the garden suite for 2 nights and it was huge. Big comfy bed with separate bathroom and a sitting room as well as a private garden patio. Sadly it rained horrendously for the whole stay and so the sitting room came in handy for watching movies and getting a takeaway! Breakfast was good, especially the muffins. Nicely located for wonderful sea views and whale watching (we saw one after hours waiting in the rain but worth it!) Also close to town. Pool is not worth noting as more of a bath but who cares when the ocean is on your doorstep. Arlene was our lovely host and was very friendly and informative but sometimes chatted a little too much (sorry but true!)
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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David M wrote a review Dec 2022
Farnham, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location excellent and property great, Comfortable with retained traditional features and furnishing. Breakfast area overlooking sea great way to start day and may even spot a whale while munching your toast. Happy and helpful management and staff.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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glawsteruk wrote a tip Aug 2023
Gloucester, Uk193 contributions127 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Restaurant Fisherman's Cottage is wonderful - make sure you book in advance."
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DaveDewey wrote a tip Nov 2022
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware25 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pay for the sea view! It’s worth it!"
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Jane H wrote a tip Sept 2022
london118 contributions108 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only 5 rooms, we had room 1 which more like a suite, with an excellent sea facing verandah."
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PipH64 wrote a tip Nov 2019
20 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 6 was fab. We could hear the waves crashing from both the balcony and within our room."
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bettym wrote a tip Nov 2019
Reading, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 1 has a great view"
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PRICE RANGE
£89 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictOverstrandHermanus
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Fontaine Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to La Fontaine Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Cape Whale Coast (0.1 miles), Lembu Gallery & Studio (0.3 miles), and Fick's Pool (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Fontaine Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at La Fontaine Guest House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at La Fontaine Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at La Fontaine Guest House?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Fontaine Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Wine Glass Hermanus, Cafè 1904 Restaurant, and Fisherman's Cottage.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Fontaine Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does La Fontaine Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, La Fontaine Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Fontaine Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does La Fontaine Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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