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Sandbaai Country House
Ranked #58 of 87 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“our stay at sandbaai house”
Reviewed 10 March 2014

my husband and my self and two friends stayed at sandbaai on the 14 th feb,our rooms were lovely,we went to hermanus in the evening ,luckly we had a car as it was a distance from house,next morning we went down for breakfast which was good ,we met many people .,after breakfast we went back to our room which we locked when we went down for breakfast . and got ready to leave for our next destination,at 6pm that evening my husband went to his personal bag to get money as we were bringing friends to dinner only to find out we were robbed,there were money taken from his wallet, even our euros were taken. breakfast was the only time the wallet was left unattended in the locked bedroom , ,we immediately rang the hotel and spoke to rhian the owned,,he said he would speak to his wife ,,we sent e-mails but nothing has been done ,we are now back in ireland nearly a month and has sent more e-mails but no reply ,we are very dissappointed with this out come ,if by chance you do stay there ,keep a good eye on you personal belongings,it didnt spoilt our visit to south africa as this was our 3rd time there and we love it ,but it was our first time experiencing anything like this .

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Turin, Italy
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

It's home from home, with a stunning view but far from the madding crowds. The breakfast of your choice is memorable.
The rooms are decently furnished, in sober good taste.
The wifi needs to be upgraded and also the TV offer.
The hosts, Riaan and Angelique, do their very best to make their guests feel at home. There's always that feeling that you are spending a night or two in a family home. According to me, that's what a B+B should aim for.

Room Tip: Room 2, the deluxe seaview room, is tops, but any of the others are fine too.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

Stunning ocean view from the living room and balcony. Just 2km away from Hermanus, but the whales came to the bay in front of the house as well. Didn't see any whale 'breaching' shows in Hermanus, but from Sandbaai we did, while drinking a beer or having breakfast.

Perhaps some rooms could be upgraded a bit, but it's clean and the people are friendly and willing to arrange trips, taxi, dinner, accomodation,etc. And don't forget, price/quality is outstanding what we believe (even breakfast is included).

Apart from the good experience as described above, we are very pleased by the friendliness and feeling of coming home at the Sandbaai Country House.

We haven't experienced any unfriendliness, keep in mind that 'it always takes two to tango'

Riaan, Angelique, thanks for the wonderful time

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2013

The furniture in the rooms is run down. The view from the living room of the house was beautiful. The owners were helpful in getting us a trail ride since our shark dive was cancelled for the day. It was cheap which is what we needed on a tight budget. Wifi is only in the main house.

Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

We booked 2 nights and only stayed one. Room was very small and needed renovating. We had ants in our bed and lots of mosquitos all night. Host was not helpful the next morning. Old tv absolutely nothing special about this place. Furniture and bathroom need replacing. Angelique very pleasant but our experience was really bad, not worth the price and not 4*

Room Tip: Our room 9 was supposed to be deluxe but in no way is anything at Sandbaai delux
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aarschot, Belgium
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Reviewed 9 December 2012

We were really enthusiastic about this guesthouse but it was a bit of a let down. Location is 3 km of hermanus, nothing to do in the vicinity. Host was not very friendly when help was requested. room was ok, but nothing special. Room also rather small. For this money there are better guesthouses out there. Would not choose it again.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 November 2012

We booked two nights at Sandbaai Country House in a delux room with tea/coffee making facilities a satellite tv and a free standing bath.

We were taken to the room by the wife of the owner and my first impression was the room could do with renovating, furniture was old,carpet was marked,TV looked as though it was from the 80s [and certainly did not have satellite tv as we found out later]. no free standing bath and the tea coffee maker was outside the room.
We did not have any contact with the owners apart from when we went to pay the bill after that as they appeared to have family visiting them.

All in all extremley disappointing and certainly not up to four star standard, on plus side two staff members were very good.

Two lovely dogs pity the owners didn't pick up the dirt from the grass outside our room.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sandbaai Country House
Address: 205 Piet Retief Crescent | Sandbaai, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 87 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandbaai Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sandbaai Country House is perfectly situated as a base for exploring the region which is famous for its whales, fynbos, crisp champagne sea air, peace and tranquility and unsurpassed in its natural beauty. Close by are many nature reserves, botanical and wild flower gardens where visitors can walk, hike or stroll. ... more   less 
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