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Misty Waves Boutique Hotel Hermanus
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Hermanus
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 December 2011

We had a speedy check-in from friendly staff at reception. The room we were in has a wonderful view of the ocean. The hotel is on Marine Drive, which is really where you want to be in Hermanus. Even though we had a car, its easy to get around on foot. The hotel is close to the Nature Reserve which has a path/boarwalk going all the way to the new harbour. On the way you can stop off and swim in the Mermaid's Pool, if you can bear the cold Atlantic water. The hotel offers wi-fi which is really useful as my husband had business to attend to.
I did suggest to the hotel that the room needed a full length mirror (a small observation) and would also suggest to the hotel that the breakfast needs to be more varied, as it became a bit boring with the same items each day. Suggestions: add porridge, add fish.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Honeyontravel, General Manager at Misty Waves Boutique Hotel Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2012

We and our personnel appreciate each and every comment.

Already looked into the issue of the mirror;)
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback also on the breakfast.
Nothing is more rewarding than your compliments to Misty Waves and
the personnel and such support motivate them to do even better.

We circulate comments such as these to all staff and it is unbelievable how
they value and appreciate such comments. You made their day.

We as Management Thank you

Hope to see you back in the future.

Manager

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Reviewed 5 December 2011

Absolutely thrilled to have had the opportunity of staying at this wonderful hotel this past weekend. We received a warm and friendly reception and checked into a very comfortable and huge bedroom and bathroom. The beautiful view from the balcony was out of this world. Interior decor throughout blended wonderfully throughout. The special flapjack birthday treat at breakfast was much appreciated. We shall definitely recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to visit.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jianina
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Honeyontravel, General Manager at Misty Waves Boutique Hotel Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2012

We and our personnel appreciate each and every comment.

Already looked into the issue of the mirror;)
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback also on the breakfast.
Nothing is more rewarding than your compliments to Misty Waves and
the personnel and such support motivate them to do even better.

We circulate comments such as these to all staff and it is unbelievable how
they value and appreciate such comments. You made their day.

We as Management Thank you

Hope to see you back in the future.

Manager

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Reviewed 5 December 2011

We stayed at the Misty Waves in November 2011. The staff was extremely accommodating helping us with various activities. They even sent a van to pick us up when we were caught in a downpour at the end of a cliff walk! Our room was large and pleasant. The common areas are lovely and internet worked well (which wasn't the case at two other 5 star accommodations in Cape Town). There was a nice selection of good food at the breakfast buffet. The hotel is within easy walking distance to the town shops and restaurants (10 minutes to town center). It's safe to walk at night there. There is a nice open area with benches viewing the ocean directly across from the hotel. The weather was too cool for us to use the pool area and we didn't visit the spa. The Misty Waves is in a good location with nice accommodations and friendly staff. They helped make our stay in Hermanus memorable. HIghly recommended!

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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Honeyontravel, General Manager at Misty Waves Boutique Hotel Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2012

We and our personnel appreciate each and every comment.

Already looked into the issue of the mirror;)
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback also on the breakfast.
Nothing is more rewarding than your compliments to Misty Waves and
the personnel and such support motivate them to do even better.

We circulate comments such as these to all staff and it is unbelievable how
they value and appreciate such comments. You made their day.

We as Management Thank you

Hope to see you back in the future.

Manager

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Reviewed 4 December 2011

We stayed at Misty Waves for one night before driving to Addo Elephant Park - as we were leaving at 5am, the staff kindly arranged a packed breakfast for us which was lovely.

We stayed in the old thatched building which had a roll-top bath - lovely!

The restaurant is an indian restaurant and whilst it was nice to have something spicy, we did feel that a seafood restaurant would suit the hotel much better - view from the restaurant was fantastic and the staff in the restaurant were very good and attentive.

We would definately come back to this hotel - this is the only hotel that actually had christmassy feel to it - the decor made the ambience of the hotel unique and colonial.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Tommytourist
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Honeyontravel, General Manager at Misty Waves Boutique Hotel Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2012

We and our personnel appreciate each and every comment.

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback.
Nothing is more rewarding than your compliments to Misty Waves and
the personnel and such support motivate them to do even better.

We circulate comments such as these to all staff and it is unbelievable how
they value and appreciate such comments. You made their day.

We as Management Thank you

Hope to see you back in the future.

Manager

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Reviewed 2 December 2011

We stayed in one of the rooms in the Fishermans Cottage at The Misty Waves for three nights at the very end of November. As it is at the end of the whale watching season, both the hotel and Hermanus were rather quiet. The hotel is no more than a few
minutes walk from the centre of town. It is decorated in rather a twee fashion but this was completely overshadowed by the most attentive and individual service you could wish for. The breakfast swlection is also good and extensive. We would most certainly stay here again, based on the quality and friendliness of the service alone.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Thank dbhall72
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Honeyontravel, General Manager at Misty Waves Boutique Hotel Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2012

We and our personnel appreciate each and every comment.

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback.
Nothing is more rewarding than your compliments to Misty Waves and
the personnel and such support motivate them to do even better.

We circulate comments such as these to all staff and it is unbelievable how
they value and appreciate such comments. You made their day.

We as Management Thank you

Hope to see you back in the future.

Manager

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Reviewed 28 November 2011

Good location, excellent restaurant, large pretty rooms. Only backdraw was a relatively high cost for WIFI. We stayed one night and would have liked to stay one more night, but the hotel was fully booked. So we ended up at the neighbour The Hermanus Guesthouse which was just as charming.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Honeyontravel, General Manager at Misty Waves Boutique Hotel Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2011

Dear Guest
We appreciate your comments as we seriously try to be the best hotel on your visit to South Africa. Not the largest but the intimate one where you get personal attention and professional care assistance. As you have surely noticed our TOTAL staff love their job, their guests and do it with a smile! (Each one on them think themselves as the owner as some have been with the family for many years.... it is such a lovely experience!)
Thank you for indicating that the WIFI rates might cause a problem.
We have immediately taken initiative even added a lovely WIFI & computer station in our library lounge adding to the existing business centre. ALL WIFI will be for free since the day we received your comments. Thank you so much we appreciate constructive critisism.
Hope to welcome you back in the near future!

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Reviewed 27 November 2011

I was a bit taken aback by the decor initially - it is a bit like an explosion in a furniture shop making faux Louis Quatorze reproductions - but after a while I began to enjoy the look and feel. Our room was huge and had a lovely outlook. The staff were all very helpful and polite and we very much enjoyed the Indian restaurant. I just wish that hotels would put 'proper coffee' and a plunger on their hospitality trays, and also check details like remote controls not functioning - it is small details like that which make me less willing to give five stars.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Misty Waves Boutique Hotel Hermanus

Address: 21 Marine Drive, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Hermanus
#3 Family Hotel in Hermanus
#4 Romantic Hotel in Hermanus
#5 Luxury Hotel in Hermanus
Price Range: £88 - £180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Misty Waves Boutique Hotel Hermanus 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Misty Waves Boutique Hotel**** Lie in bed and watch the whales from your luxury suite. Amazing new additions done to the already stunning hotel! Very impressive Penthouse Level Suites like most rooms with magnificent views on the whales in season. The hotel outsourced their restaurant to two well known restauranteurs and it moved to the popular fisherman's heritage cottage "Mon Desir" next to the hotel pool. The buffet breakfast is still outstanding and hotel management on duty ensure that the restaurant provide the same high quality, presentation and service as in the past. Enjoy the sun heated pool and whirlpool or the private Jacuzzi! Just a four minute walk to the historic Hermanus Village Centre with craft markets, Whale House Museum, Old Harbour Museum and 30 plus excellent restaurants to choose from. Hotel also arranges a variety of nature experiences such as water rafting, water tubing, shark cage diving, whale watching in season, forest adventures such as tree top sliding, rock climbing and scenic quadbike trips through the Hemel & Aarde with world famous wine estates. New additions such as addiditonal luxury suites and a lovely 16 seater cinema/theater are now available for the use of our guests. ... more   less 
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