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Harbour Vue Guest House
Ranked #13 of 87 Hermanus B&B and Inns
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Hamburg, Germany
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165 reviews
84 hotel reviews
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“So charming, so relaxed”
Reviewed 27 January 2014

Second time in the Harbour Vue and we again thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This is a wonderfully relaxed and charming guesthouse with only 4 rooms that is located at Westcliff Road, close to the New Harbour and just opposite to the cliff path. Barry, the guest house manager, looked after us in a truly delightful way. The rooms are nicely furnished and very cozy, and the breakfast is a pure delight. Highly recommended, and we will surely be back!

Room Tip: Southern Right and Fynbos are facing the ocean and really nice. We prefer the Neptune Room, which do...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

We stayed two nights here in November. We were welcomed by Barry...what a gem he is! While the inn is beautiful Barry's presence and constant looking after you has equal weight in our stellar opinion of this guest house. Our room was beautifully appointed and comfortable, had its own balcony from which we could see the ocean, a nice bathroom, lots of closet space if you need it and a TV, tea set up etc. The honor bar was right ourside our door and we were right next to a very warm and cozy living area which also had a balcony. This inn is a 20 to 30 minute walk from the center of town, but you can walk the path along the cliffs and if you're lucky you'll spot a whale or two. You can also take a Tuk Tuk, which is like a covered, fast golf cart, for about 65 Rand. Breakfast was cooked by Barry and it was great..lots of choices and fresh baked goodies. One day we wanted to eat in the couryard by the plunge pool and Barry didn't miss a beat. He moved our table setting outside, table cloth and all so we could enjoy the pool, the sun and our breakfast. AND he flew the American flag in front of the house during our stay in our honor. If we're lucky enough to return to the Garden Route we will absolutely plan t stay here again.

Room Tip: The room with it's own balcony and ocean view on the second floor is tops!
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

We returned again to this delightful guest house overlooking the harbour at Hermanus because we love the sea view rooms and the manager (Barry) is a delight. We would thoroughly recommend Harbour View Guest house where the comfort & ambience is wonderful.

Room Tip: Go for a sea view room, we think Southern Right is the best one
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

We enjoyed first class hospitality from Barrie. The B & B even accommodated personal requests, such as extra-flat, soft pillows. Across the road is a path which runs amongst indigenous bush for 7 km along the coast. A memorable stay.
Paul & Joan Jacobs

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in November are were so impressed with the warm welcome we received, nothing was to much trouble for our hosts.
The breakfast was 5 star with a superb choice.
The room was luxurious and what a treat it was to go to sleep and wake up to the sound of the Atlantic ocean crashing against the cliffs.
We were able to get our laundry done for a very small fee.
Overall a fantastic experience.

Room Tip: Try and get a room facing the ocean, there are two.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

This really is a lovely guest house, and it was a real thrill to stay here.

Our German friends, and my wife and I (from the UK), had chosen the two upstairs rooms looking out over the bay. Awesome views, and it felt like such opulent luxury to sit in bed, windows wide open, looking over the bay. But even if you don't have one of the sea view rooms, don't worry. There is a lovely little sun patio on the first floor, where all guests can go and sit in the sun and watch the bay and sip a quiet drink.

You feel you are in the lap of luxury here, and our room also had a lovely large bathroom. There are multiple little touches around the place that show that the owners are really thinking about giving a first class service.

Barry was, as others have said, a most genial host and he cooks a fantastic breakfast which is taken in the very homely, but well appointed, dining room.

All in all, this feels a real home from home, not an impersonal hotel.

As others have said, Harbour Vue is a little way from the centre of town, but we had a lovely walk along the cliff path route into the centre of town. After refreshing ourselves with the amber nectar, we took Barry's advice, and it was great fun riding back in the local TukTuk taxi before going out to a very nice restaurant near the Harbour that Barry had recommended.

The next morning, we told Barry that we had not seen any whales in Hermanus - it was getting towards the end of season. Barry, however, had contacts just a few miles down the coast. He called them and they confirmed thats where the whales were, so we drove down there and had a great day. Not many folks would have those connections or give you that service.

All in all, absolutely happy to rave over this guest house and recommend it to anyone.

Room Tip: All rooms looked great from what we could see - but the sea view rooms were awesome
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Heidelberg, Germany
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Stayed 2 nights in this guest house. Barry gave us a warm welcome and has been absolutely passionate in helping us e.g. in making reservations. We experienced a true SA hospitality!
The guest house and its rooms are absolutely nice and clean. Would definitely book it again.

Room Tip: Were struggeling before because we would have loved to get a room with sea view which unfortunately...
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Property: Harbour Vue Guest House
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 #13 of 87 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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