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Harbour House Hotel
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Hermanus
Reviewed 31 July 2012

Situated just on the cliff in the city center, it has the best location in Hermanus, you can watch whales from the terrace. There is a lovely swimming pool that overlook the ocean. It s really in the center of Hermanus, you can walk to any restaurant, museum, shops. Friendly staff, services excellent and room immaculate. You can rent bikes at the hotel for a day. We had a lovely weekend.

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Reviewed 30 July 2012

Staff are very nice and friendly, ended up staying extra couple of nights after checking out! Definately worth a stay if your near! Restaurant wasn't open so can't comment! No real internet was available!

Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

I absolutely adore this hotel.
Firstly, you will not find a more convenient, beautiful location. I saw Whales from my private balcony!
The service was excellent and the rooms immaculate.
The whole experience from booking to checking out was unbelievably friendly and efficient - what a breath of fresh air!
This is my new favourite spot for a weekend away!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a sea view - You might see the whales from the comfort of your own private balco...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Harb0urH0useH0tel, Duty Manager at Harbour House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2012

Dear Jana,

Thank you for your fantastic review.

We are so pleased that you had a great stay and overall experience with us. The staff will be pleased to know that they have contributed in making your stay with us a memorable one.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Harbour House in the near future.

Kind Regards
Renee Roux

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Reviewed 26 July 2012

We had a wonderful stay at the Harbour House Hotel. We had a fabulous room overlooking the bay and were able to watch the whales directly from our balcony. The room was very modern & open plan and very clean too. We liked it so much that we stayed an extra night ! The staff were all very friendly and helpful and made our stay even more enjoyable. The whale watching was just amazing and in our opinion this is the best spot in Hermanus !

Room Tip: Spend a bit extra and get a room overlooking the bay - its worth it !
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 July 2012 via mobile

What lovely welcoming people , the staff were all so friendly and naturally pleasant. We felt so welcome we stayed a couple of extra nights or was that to see the whales. The whales I think but the hotel was good, clean tidy friendly and right in the middle of everything , which could be difficult as hermanus is not so big. Crossing the road to a restaurant was different but again met by lovely people, think they valued us choosing there hotel and genuinely showed it
We will be back I'm sure

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Reviewed 22 July 2012

This is my second review of The Harbour House Hotel following my second stay there almost a year after the first.

The very high standards of this fantastic (and since my first stay, expanded) hotel have certainly been maintained.

This time I stayed in one of the lower priced rooms to the rear of the hotel. The room itself was identical to the higher priced "premier" rooms at the front of the hotel which directly overlook the old harbour and the sea front. The room itself was very nicely equipped and furnished, to a high standard in neutral colours. My room to the rear of the third floor also had sea views, albeit slightly obstructed. During the season you'll still be able to keep an eye out for whales with a pair of binoculars if you are interested in that. In many respects the location of the HHH is hard to beat in Hermanus, direct sea views and mere footsteps to restaurants and shops etc. in the town. There's secure gated parking under and behind the hotel too.

An equally big a credit to the hotel are it's staff. I'm one of those people who tries to be "invisible" in a hotel and not bother staff if I can. However one or two small things came up that I asked for help with and everyone I spoke with at one time or another, Renee, Bronwan and Maryeke was faultlessly polite, friendly and helpfull. Thanks.

I hope it's not too long before I'll be back. There's no other hotel to consider in Hermanus as far as I'm concerned.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

This is truly one of the hidden gems in South Africa, situated in a prime location behind Gearing's Point. The perfect mixture of entertainment and nature. All the vibrancy across the street in one direction and the sublime ocean to the other!
Excellent rooms and service! So good that we shouldn't tell anybody about it.

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Additional Information about Harbour House Hotel

Address: 22 Harbour Road, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Overstrand > 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 #7 of 11 Hotels in Hermanus
Price Range: £92 - £218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbour House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Harbour House Hotel enjoys the most prominent of positions in the heart of the Old Harbour area, flanked by the seaside and the bustling centre of this holiday town. The magnificent Lookout Terrace invites guests to revel in the soothing surrounds of the ocean ahead and enjoy a lunch from Selkirk's restaurant inspired by abundant local produce and fresh ingredients, alternatively savour a sundowner from the Wine Bar in the Pavilion. Guests are offered a choice of accommodation from the historical architecture of the thatched roof seaside Manor House built in 1920, to the contemporary New Wing and Harbour Square. Rooms are luxuriously appointed with sophisticated modern décor, all within easy walking distance of the town’s top attractions, whale watching sites, markets, restaurants, street cafés and an abundance of reserved natural splendour. ... more   less 
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