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Misty Waves Boutique Hotel Hermanus
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Hermanus
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Kuala Lumpur
1 review
“Fantastic Experience”
Reviewed 5 August 2008

We had the most fantastic experience at Misty Waves Hotel in Hermanus. Everything was perfect from the service to the hotel environment and luxury room with spa bath.
Will definately recommend to visitors to South Africa

Kate & Roland Fisher

  • Liked — The Service and Restaurant
  • Disliked — NA
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2008

As part of our honeymoon, we stayed in the Misty Waves hotel for 2 nights and were highly disappointed with hotel. The room had no views at all, unless you consider looking out on the backyard a view. The breakfast room is in fact the reception area, so you will have your breakfast amongst guests checking in and out. The room size was fine, large and spacious room, howerver the layout of the room suggested that 2 or more rooms were joined to create a large setting.
There was nothing major wrong with the hotel its the little things that make the difference, like a shower door not closing properly, loose door handles and the like.
The restaurant is fine, although nothing spectacular. When we pointed out the issues the receptionist walked away, without comment. Stay somewhere else, there is plenty of choice in Hermanus and surrounding areas.

  • Stayed April 2008
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2 Thank big_peter_pan
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Cape Town
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2008

The television set was not working and we had a scrolling screen. The room wasn't serviced when we came back at 13h00 (after leaving at 09h30 the morning). The cushions on the balcony chairs got wet from rain and were removed but not replaced. After the room was serviced they did not replace the facecloth. Overpriced and not what we expected.

  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Enigma15
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northern ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2008

We had booked into the Misty Waves for 8 days, we arrived the first night and my 11 year old son had a camp bed with no matress! We politely asked for one, but the staff were nothing but rude. The decor is very dated and fussy, the breakfast looked as if it had been sitting there for a week!! We checked out the next morning, and checked into the Harbour House Hotel around the corner which is fabulous, new and modern!!!!
Misty Waves is nothing but boutique!!!!! DONT GO!

  • Liked — nothing!
  • Disliked — rooms, staff, decor, location
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled with family
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3 Thank tiff1234
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2007

Staying at Misty Waves was a big mistake. Although, Hermanus was beautiful our trip was ruined by this Boutique Hotel. The service was terrible and actually down right rude. The staff's unfriendliness and unhelpfulness became understandable once meeting the manager, Clinton Lerm. When you go to a place like Hermanus you hope for charm and hospitality...you will not receive this from Misty Waves.

  • Stayed November 2007, travelled as a couple
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8 Thank passtheburts
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Lyons, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2007

I have mixed reviews about Misty Waves. The room and bathroom were very large and clean, although the decor was a little over the top. We didn't have a view of the water, but we booked a little late for high season.
The service at Misty Waves was very good. That is probably the best thng about the hotel.
The breakfast buffet was adequate, but not as good as many I have had. The only eggs were overly wet, pre-cooked scrambled eggs. Even hard-boiled would have been a nice alternative.
The use of the internet at Misty Waves was totally outrageous. We were charged 50 Rand for 30 minutes. My advise is to walk into town (1 block and use one of the many internet cafes that charge 10 Rand an hour).
The other thing that was a big disappointment was the rooftop restaurant. As nice as the staff people were there, the food was just not good. It was probably the worst meal we had in our 12 days in South Africa. Sorry!
However, if you are looking for great food, I highly recommend going to the Newton Johnson Winery and eating at their restaurant, Heaven. It was so good, we went there twice!

  • Liked — The customer service was excellent.
  • Disliked — That the view from our room was blocked by another building close to the street.
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Toni S
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2007

We stayed here for 1 night in September during the whale festival. We had booked the honeymoon suite and were pleasantly surprised by the hotels great location and view from the bedroom. We could easily have stayed here for longer and would happily recommend this to anyone looking for accommodation in Hermanus.

On the downside, our room had dark furnishings which some people may like.

There is a great restaurant on the roof with splendid sea views.

  • Liked — Sea view/ location
  • Disliked — no tea making facilities in room
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank newbury2003
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Property: 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
#4 Romantic Hotel in Hermanus
#4 Family Hotel in Hermanus
#5 Luxury Hotel in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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