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“Fantastic Position” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Harbour House Hotel
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Hermanus
Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic Position”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2011

The only thing that stops this from being an excellent review is that the hotel was still in the latter stages of pre-season renovation. Even given that limitation it was difficult to fault this place. The location is outstanding and our very well appointed room had a great view over the bay - being able to watch whales from your balcony really is quite something! The staf were friendly and very helpful and the hotel now serves a very good breakfast in its own small facility. We ate dinner both nights at the Burgundy which is around 100m from the hotel entrance and would commend that as well. We were in a second floor room which gave us an amazing vista and we could not fault the design or state of the room. Once the final bits of work are completed (due soon) this will be an excellent place to stay in a very nice town

Room Tip: Go for a second floor sea facing room
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Roger H
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, Manager at Harbour House Hotel, responded to this review, 5 December 2011
Dear Roger

As a team we would like to thank you for taking the time to review our property, we are happy to announce that all renovations are now complete. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward welcoming you back in the near future.
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2011

We were lucky to stay in the hotel-adjacent apartment 103 / 74 on Marine (2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms) with a superb position overlooking garden and sea! Spacious and luxurious, pool, terrace, we felt like home (or even better). The hotel staff is very helpful and friendly. We can only recommend.

Room Tip: Ask for apartment 103 / 74 on Marine. Sleeps 4 but is also available for 2 people.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2011

When we arrived at the Harbour House we were told that we had been upgraded from the owners other property Quarters. The upgrade was to a room at the back of the hotel starring at a carp park. The swimming pool which is almost on the pavement was closed for renovation. The only saving grace were the staff who arranged for us to be moved back to the Quarters. The room decor at both were fine but the hassle was an issue. The main positive was the approach, professionalism and attitude of their excellent staff.

Room Tip: Make sure you have a sea view
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Marina1401
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, Manager at Harbour House Hotel, responded to this review, 5 December 2011
Dear Reviewer

For other traveler’s reading this review, I would like to mention that Harbour House Hotel is not affiliated with the Quarters Hotel, but being a small town, we do have a close relationship with all the hotels in the area. On this occasion, Quarters Hotel had asked us to assist with your stay and the only room we had available was a non-sea facing rooms in the New Wing.

We have recently restored the original seaside Manor House and the infinity pool was in the last stages of completion during your stay, we are happy to say that the pool is now ready for guests use, as well as the new restaurant, Mint Wellness Salon, Wine Bar and Romantic rooms.

Thank you for your positive comments regarding our staff, I am pleased to hear that they had handled the situation appropriately.

Kind Regard
Mariane Maree
Manager Harbour House Hotel
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George, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2011

Friendly service, great location and stunning apartment!

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2011

This is hotel is right beside the beach in Hermanus. Its a small hotel with only a number of staff but was adequate. We got a partial sea view room and the interiors were done beautifully. The hotel have a bar but doesn't have a restaurant, but there enuf good restaurants jus across the road which is only a stone-throw distance from the hotel. very cordial staff, clean atmosphere.

Room Tip: You got two types of sea views, one overlooking the road, shops and beach and another one overlookin...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank JebinGeorge
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Surrey, UK
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87 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2011

Stayed two nights, 13th and 14th of November 2011. All the staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are big and comfortable with flat screen TV, sofa, queen sized bed, small kitchenette, deep bath, toilet and shower. The rooms are stylish and very comfortable. Tip get a room with view and you can watch the whales from your own balcony so take your binoculars.
Whale season is August-September-October and November but they are starting to leave the bay now.

Room Tip: A room with a view.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Harbison-Surrey
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Cape Town
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2011

Enjoyable stay, perfect location, stunning rooms with a view.
Will definitely return

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Harbour House Hotel

Property: Harbour House Hotel
Address: 22 Harbour Road, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Harbour House Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of the historical village, Harbour House Hotel has been modelled after its original architecture, a thatched roof seaside manor house built in 1920. Being perfectly located above the Old Harbour, the hotel's understated luxury is offset by the soothing surrounds of the ocean. The magnificent Lookout Terrace invites guests to relax around the infinity pool overlooking the ocean and savour a sundowner from the pool bar in the Pavilion. Harbour House Hotel consists of the restored Manor House with intimate Romantic Rooms, all with views, as well as the New Wing with 18 spacious suites, featuring sophisticated modern decor, a kitchenette and lounge leading out onto a private balcony. Guests are afforded luxury at every turn, from 100% fine white cotton bedding to marble and granite finishes. Sleek lines and carefully curated art pieces add to the modern aesthetic of each room. ... more   less 
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