We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“central hotel, stunning ocean views”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Windsor Hotel & Apartments
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Hermanus
Reviewed 5 August 2014

A very reasonable, ocean front hotel. A single room was about $50 (with exchange rate of $1 to ZAR 10) which included a full, cook to order breakfast. Rooms had no frills but clean and comfortable.

Centrally located, within walking distance of Old Harbour and restaurants and shops. Beautiful ocean view walking paths just across the street from hotel. Make sure to stop by Houwhoek farm stall for their delicious chicken pastries on the way to Hermanus.

Room Tip: Pick a higher floor for quiet rooms and pay the little bit extra for that gorgeous ocean view.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Service
Thank IiM100
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Windsor H, Sales & Marketing at Windsor Hotel & Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Dear liM100,

Thank you for taking the time to write your kind comments on TripAdvisor.

It is always a pleasure receiving positive feedback.

We're so pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay and the area including the Cliff Path. It is especially a beautiful path during Whale Season (July - December).

We hope to welcome you back soon!

Kind regards,

Madelein Marais

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (704)
There are newer reviews for Windsor Hotel & Apartments
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

420 - 426 of 704 reviews

Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

This hotel is very nice and has a very large common room with fire place to be enjoyed for everyone. The bedrooms are ok: not big, not small, just fine. The breakfast was great and all the staff we had contact with were very nice and helpful. I would go back to Windsor Hotel.

Stayed: July 2014
1  Thank LauraOlivella
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Windsor H, General Manager at Windsor Hotel & Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Dear Lieselle56,

First of all I hope your husband has recovered well.

Thank you for your very humbling comments about The Windsor Hotel. We love it when guests get to experience what we are really all about. Hermanus is such a beautiful part of the world that we try to make it as affordable as possible for everybody to experience this little piece of heaven we get to call home.

I urge you to contact marketing@windsorhotel.co.za as soon as possible so that we can arrange for you and your husband to have this experience together.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,
Blake and The Windsor Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 July 2014

I stayed at the Windsor this last weekend and really loved the experience. The breakfast buffet was fantastic with all the yummy foods I love and a fabulous chef who can whip up and omelet in no time. All the staff are friendly and help-full and the central location of the hotel meant I could easily walk to all the main attractions in Hermanus. Thanks for a great time ;)

Room Tip: Pick a sea facing room to enjoy the view of the waves crashing into "the boiling pot"
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
Thank CronjeFourie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Windsor H, General Manager at Windsor Hotel & Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Dear CronjeFourie,

Thank you so much for taking time to write your comments on Tripadvisor. We are very humbled by your kind words and are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Look forward to welcoming you back to The Windsor Hotel soon.

Kind regards,
Blake and The Windsor Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 July 2014

What a view!!! The Windsor Hotel looks out onto the ocean. We were there just before whale season officially started but apparently there was one whale swimming about the morning of our arrival.

Our room was lovely overlooking the ocean. Yes the Windsor is a little old and perhaps a little tired looking, but that is the beauty of the place. My husband and I took the time to wander around and check out the old paintings and find out some history of the hotel. Incredible. There are more modern hotels in Hermanus but none with the character of the Windsor.

The staff were very accommodation and friendly and the breakfast (which was part of our accommodation) could not be faulted.

It is very central to the markets and restaurants. We enjoyed our two day stay.

Room Tip: Ocean view room
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Tania C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Windsor H, General Manager at Windsor Hotel & Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Dear Tania C,

Thank you for taking the time to write your comments about The Windsor Hotel on Tripadvisor.

We appreciate constructive feedback and we are super excited to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We really appreciate your comments about our accommodating and friendly staff. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind regards,
Blake and The Windsor Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Out on a long weekend to whale watch and stumbled upon this hotel overlooking the coast. It was one of the few that has a great unblocked view.
Walked in price was about 1/3 more than what Booking.com provided. To qualify, Booking.com did not list a sea-facing view and when I enquired, there were 2 of such rooms left. The service personnel was nice enough to give me a 10% discount, indicating that the price could be lower.
We traveled with 2 babies in tow. The hotel was kind enough to provide a cot and convert the sofa into a bed for us without additional charge. They sent 5 service staff to do all that to boot!
Room was a bit tired but cosy. The water kettle had some water in it which I drank, having assumed that my wife boiled it before. (I thought it ought to have been checked and cleaned by room service previously).
Toiletries and amenities were sparse, appropriate for its 3-star status but not for the price we paid.
Breakfast was great. Loved the mini croissants and there was a perpetual queue to egg station.
Hotel staff were friendly through and through and would definitely consider to visit again, if we can get a better rate.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank PaulWongsh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Windsor H, General Manager at Windsor Hotel & Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Dear PaulWongsh,

Thank you for taking your time to write your comments about The Windsor Hotel on Tripadvisor.

The points that you have raised have given us cause for thought and we will duly apply our minds to it. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay overall.

Please be aware though that our best available price is always available on our website and as a return customer from now on you will also be kept up to date with our best price offerings via SMS or e-mail. If you would like to update your details please feel free to e-mail your details to marketing@windsorhotel.co.za.

Looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

Kind regards,
Blake and The Windsor Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 June 2014

What a wonderful position in a lovely town. What a beautiful view from my room. Large crashing majestic waves just across the road. A safe long walking area along the famous cliff path on my doorstep. This was a little piece of heaven to start my holiday. For those reviewers who say the hotel is a bit old and jaded I beg of you to put your "snobbishness" behind you. This hotel is affordable, clean, neat and friendly and with ambiance and views that are comparable to the best Hermanus has to offer and all this within an affordable price range. Unfortunately was unable to spend the time here as a couple as my husband was un expectable hospitalized and will join me in a few days on my journey. One day I will bring him here. I am struggling to pull myself away......

Room Tip: A sea view is a must.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Lieselle56
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Windsor H, General Manager at Windsor Hotel & Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Dear Lieselle56,

First of all I hope your husband has require well.

Thank you for your very humbling comments about The Windsor Hotel. We love it when guests get to experience what we are really all about. Hermanus is such a beautiful part of the world that we try to make it as affordable as possible for everybody to experience this little piece of heaven we get to call home.

I urge you to contact marketing@windsorhotel.co.za as soon as possible so that we can arrange for you and your husband to have this experience together.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,
Blake and The Windsor Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Interesting older hotel with a wonderful view of the sea. Rooms could do with some renovation, especially the bathrooms. We found our room stuffy as we did not want to leave sliding door to the balcony open. Thin sheets. Good breakfast.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank MaggyTfromOz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Windsor H, General Manager at Windsor Hotel & Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Dear MaggyTfromOz,

Constructive criticism is always welcome. We appreciate your candid and honest review and will apply the necessary attention to rectify the situation.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Windsor Hotel.

Kind regards,
Blake and The Windsor Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Hermanus hotels
0.2 mi away
Misty Waves Boutique Hotel Hermanus
0.3 mi away
The Whale Coast All Suite Hotel
0.3 mi away
The Marine Hermanus
The Marine Hermanus
#4 of 11 in Hermanus
692 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Harbour House Hotel
Harbour House Hotel
#8 of 11 in Hermanus
931 reviews
0.3 mi away
One Marine Drive Boutique Hotel
3.3 mi away
Baleens
Baleens
#6 of 11 in Hermanus
553 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Windsor Hotel & Apartments? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Windsor Hotel & Apartments

Address: 49 Marine Drive, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Hermanus
Price Range: £49 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Windsor Hotel & Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Windsor Hotel and Self-Catering Apartments, a 120km drive from Cape Town, is renowned for its unparalleled vantage point to view the whales which breed and feed in Walker Bay (July - November) Independently owned, Hermanus's oldest hotel has been modernised while retaining the charm and hospitality so cherished by our guests, who return time and again for their homely seaside holiday experience. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda, Expedia, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Ebookers, Evoline ltd, Cancelon, HotelQuickly and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Windsor Hotel & Apartments reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Windsor Hotel Hermanus

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing