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Harbour House Hotel
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Hermanus
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“GREAT VIEW”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

Whe stayed in room nr.6 ,we had the most amazing sea views from our balcony.Very friendly staff,lovely breakfast .the huge bath inside was awesome great touch with candles ,loved the he-and-she wash up basim infront of the shower the whole room was just perfect.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2012

From the word go we were made comfortable and felt welcome. Mr T at reception was utterly stunning - thank you Mr T! Apartment 103 was beautiful with everything we could possibly need - to top it, half an hour after settling in we were treated to a spectacular show by the whales, right in front of our balcony! The apartment was just perfect for our family - we would certainly return - next time for a longer stay.

Room Tip: The Family apartment no 103 has beautiful views and was very quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Naples, Florida
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2012

Although this hotel is beautifully situated on the edge if the main harbour, the rooms however aren't facing the bay probably or are blocked by properties in front. The rooms are downvery luxuriously and well equipped with your own small kitchen, however there a few negatives:
-pay for Internet which can be pretty pricey
-our rooms bathroom door never closed probably and would creek continuously throughout the night.

However did have a wonderful breakfast included, have the health breakfast... So delicious.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2012

The very helpful guy on reception gave us a tour of two different rooms to choose from, both of which were stunning. Recently completely refurbished to a high standard, we chose a large room with full length sliding glass doors opening onto a balcony with sea views. Safe private parking below and a small bar with selected local and German bottle beers, and a well-stocked and reasonably priced minibar in the room! Perfect central location close to restaurants and sea. We would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: 3rd floor!
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

....The rooms lack nothing. , very well designed and equipped.
Laid out as kitchen, bathroom,bedroom and lounge areas.
Very large windows and more than ample cupboard space and
cloth hanging hooks. Third floor enjoys a sea view. Once your car is parked [ours was parked virtually outside the cute reception ] there was no need to use it until we left.

Checking out time [10 am] was a bit early.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bzs18
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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

Huge rooms, new and very well decorated. Nice windows with a small balcony with a view on the back side of the hotel, but also a partial view of the ocean. The front rooms have a better view. The hotel location is just perfect in the center of Hermanus, a few meters from the cliff path where you can watch the whales and from restaurants, shops, etc. Air conditioning and heating are OK and efficient. The rooms are also equipped with a microwave, a fridge (minibar, but also space for your own stuff), a little sink, complementary coffee / tea, cups, some cutlery: very useful! In the low season the price of the room was incredibly low for the value! Breakfast is not included in the room price.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank casablanca71
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Donegal Town, Ireland
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

Stayed here for one night and wish it could have been for longer, The staff were so Friendly and helpful on every level, The room was just beautiful so bright and clean, even had a kitchen area with everything you would need, we were staying on the 3rd floor and had the most amazing view out to Sea and of the Mountains, The hotel is just next to lots of restaurants and bars, breakfast is served across the road from the hotel and i must say i enjoyed the eggs benedict :) A wonderful stay!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank littlewingDonegal
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Harb0urH0useH0tel, Duty Manager at Harbour House Hotel, responded to this review, 1 September 2012
Dear Valued Guest

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

We are most pleased that you had a wonderful stay with us.

Harbour House is truly blessed to be situated in such a prime location on the shores of Hermanus.

We hope that should you oneday return to Hermanus that you will enjoy another stay with us and perhaps stay for a few extra nights :)

Kind Regards
Renee Roux
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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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