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Harbour Vue Guest House
Ranked #16 of 85 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 November 2007

We stayed in the Harbour Vue for one night and wished we had stayed longer! From the minute we walked in the door our experience was fantastic. Sanmarie was so friendly and helpful, she had even booked us a table in a restaurant, just in case! The house was perfectly located and we had a great walk all along the cliffs to see all the whales, ending in a bar overlooking the bay! The breakfast the next morning was amazing, definitely worth getting up for!!!!!
Would recommend Harbour Vue to anyone, infact we already have!

  • Stayed: November 2007, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 November 2007

My wife and I spent 4 nights in the Harbour Vue Guest House in mid October 2007. Sanmarie and Jan are perfect hosts who cannot do enough to make sure your stay is memorable. They are there when you need them yet fade into the background to let you go about enjoying yourself without intruding. The guest house is gorgeous, so tastefully done. We stayed in the Southern Right and it is a fabulous room living up to the description in on the web site. Sanmarie advised on and booked restaurants for us every night. It was sad to leave but we had to get on with the rest of our holiday. It will be our first choice for staying if we are back in Hermanus. Every place we stayed on our vacation was excellent but the Harbour Vue stood out from them all. There are 2 very good seafood restaurants within a 10 to 15 minute walk but all the rest are only a very short drive away. Tell Sanmarie your preference and she will point you in the right direction. If you read this Sanmarie our thanks once again to you and Jan for a wonderful stay. The Lion Rampant flying on your flag pole was a nice touch ............. Frank and Edna

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2007

We spent three nights at the Harbour Vue in Hermanus and only wish it could have been longer.

The house is beautiful and has been designed to make the most of the wonderful scenery and especially the sea views. We stayed in the Southern Right and Fynbos rooms and they were both large and beautifully furnished with excellent bathrooms, more 5* hotel than a guest house.

Sanmarie and Jan are wonderful hosts and made us feel at home. This was our first trip to SA and they were extremely helpful in making sure that we got the most out of our trip by sharing local knowledge, providing maps and recommending and booking local restaurants.

Breakfast was lovely with everything cooked to order and the pancakes are a must!

We chose to stay in Hermanus to see the whales, which we did, many of them just outside our bedroom window,but we all agreed that we enjoyed Hermanus and would stay at other times of the year. When the day comes when we return we will definitely be staying at the Harbour Vue.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 November 2007

Sanmarie and Jan are charming, welcoming hosts. They have plenty of ideas about what to do, where to go and where to eat in the area. Harbour Vue is a very modern house yet has lots of character. It is spotlessly clean and the breakfasts are delicious and ample. We loved the hotwater bottle placed in our bed every evening! The only down side is that it is advisable to drive into town in the dark although it is walkable in the day and the restaurants in the new harbour can be walked to in the evening.

Stayed: October 2007
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Reviewed 19 March 2007

We had high expectations regarding this stay and the fabulous tripadvisor reviews, but they were easily surpassed. Sanmarie and Jan were the perfect hosts, made us really feel at home and provided a lot of valuable advice. Our room, the "Southern Right Suite", was fantastic with a very comfy bed, great bathroom and a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean. Breakfast was sumptuous and Sanmarie's made-to-order eggs delicious. The sophisticated security system made us feel perfectly safe. When in the area, we will definately stay there again.

  • Stayed: February 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 November 2006

Stayed here for 3 days and wished it could have been longer. Sanmarie and Jan have a delightful place, it is perfectly located right next to the cliff walk and near enough to town to walk in but far enough out for peace and quiet, the rooms are large, bright and very comfortable and all offer great views, as does the 1st floor lounge and balcony, its true you can lie in bed and watch the whales, the bathrooms are 5 *. All the above is all you'd need to recommend Harbour Vue but Jan and Sanmarie's hospitality make it that extra special, nothing was too much trouble, they really care that their guest's enjoy their stay and their attention to detail and thoughtfulness made it impossible not to !!

  • Stayed: November 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2006

We have recently returned from our trip around part of South Africa. We were lucky enough to stay at the Harbour Vue for 2 nights and found it hard to fault the place.

Sanmarie and Jan were so friendly and helpful. There were lots of extra little touches that made the stay so special; Sanmarie brought water out to us when we were sunbathing in the garden, she always brought ice up to the lounge when she knew we were having our sundowner and Jan offered to drop us at the beach.

We had wonderful bedrooms at the front of the house, with amazing seaviews and indeed whale views. For most of our stay we were the only 4 people there, so we had the spacious lounge area all to ourselves; the owners told us that they don't like to overfill the guest house precisely so that people feel they have space.

I find it hard to believe that this is a new venture for Sanmarie and Jan, as they seem completely suited to running a business like this. Thank you and good luck.

  • Stayed: October 2006, travelled with friends
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Address: 84 Westcliff Road, 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 Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 85 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range: £14 - £24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbour Vue Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the bay and the new harbour in Hermanus, Harbour Vue Guest House offers superb 4 star luxury accommodation for business or leisure. The suites are tastefully and individually decorated with high quality finishes, each with en-suite bathrooms. Views are simply spectacular. Relax on the balcony while sipping a sundowner ... life doesn't get better than this. From the Neptune, Fynbos and Southern Rights you can lie in bed and watch the Southern Right Whales at play in the bay! ... more   less 
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