Bearing in mind we did our usual risky strategy arriving in a town without booking first we struck pure gold. This is probably one of the best hotels we've stayed in for some considerable time, it is the stuff of fantasy. Our lovely room (number 5) was quirky, comfortable, well equiped, fabulous view, dear little balcony, superb bath and shower.... I could go on and on we LOVED it and didn't ever want to leave. In fact we said let's just stay for the rest of our lives until the money runs out, flog the lot back home and whittle it away. The staff look after you brilliantly, the attention to detail amazing and it's so clean. The pool area is immaculate, comfortable sunbeds with pristine white towelling covers and further ample towels should you need them. We didn't have dinner at the hotel but I understand they do occasional meals and also barbecues - they lunch every day and the best breakfasts you could ever want. There are so many restaurants within walking distance it is not a problem to stroll out knowing you are coming back to such a glorious retreat. During our stay it was out of Whale season so who knows what Hermanus is like during Sept for a few months (maybe too busy for our taste) as it was March we enjoyed a pleasant buzz about the place without it being too crowded. Apparently the building caught fire in 2010 so it's been almost rebuilt, however they have cleverly retained all the character you could wish for whilst also offering a lovely contemporary feel finished to a high standard. If we come back to South Africa we will most certainly make time for a long stay at The Harbour House Hotel in Hermanus.
- 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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