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Harbour Vue Guest House
Ranked #14 of 89 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Durbanville, South Africa
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38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

Situated 1km from the town center and a few hundred meters from the harbor. The view is breathtaking! The rooms are beautiful and comfortable with en suite bathroom.
The breakfast is superb and Barry, the host, is a hoot. Definitely a must for local and international guests

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

The view over the ocean and new harbour from our room, Southern Right, was lovely but unfortunately our stay was a little tarnished by not being given our booked choice of room, Fynbos, which had a balcony. We were told this was because the owner had received a longer booking than ours a few months after confirming our booking. Southern Right does not have a balcony but a large patio window with a safety rail.

The ensuite leads off the bedroom without a door and even after 45 years of marriage there are certain things I prefer to do in private. In the previous three properties we had stayed in we had the luxury of a separate loo! The shower/bathroom floor were very slippy when wet.

We had breakfast round a large table so it was a sociable affair. We ate both nights at the Quayside Cabin, a 10 minute walk away at the new harbour. The food was good and well priced. The centre of Hermanus is about a 20 minute walk along the road, slightly longer on the scenic cliff path.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stuttgart, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

very enjoyable, nice interior, spotless clean and Barry is the good ghost of the place, very friendly, supportive and has lots of humor.
Location not to far from downtown, walking distance on the cliffpath some 30 minutes.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

As we near the end of 3 weeks in SA (and 6 different guest houses), this by far has been our favourite. The room was immaculate with a stunning view and breakfast was great too. The real star of the show though is the host Barry. He is the most charming and lovely man you could ever wish to meet who genuinely wants every visitor to enjoy their stay and make the most of their time in Hermanus. We wish we'd stayed longer and will definitely head back in the future!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

What a lovely house Harbour Vue is. All the rooms are great but only two have a sea view. It's not a problem though as there is an extra balcony at the front where anyone can sit to enjoy the view. Barry helped to make our stay special as nothing was too much trouble and his fruit plate on our first morning was beautiful - and delicious. The full English that my husband enjoyed every morning was cooked to perfection - we will definitely stay again if we are in the area.
There is no air conditioning but quite safe to leave the windows open all night and secure parking for four cars.

Room Tip: Entrance to the guest house is at the back, not the front.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hamburg, Germany
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163 reviews
84 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Harbour Vue Guest House
Address: 84 Westcliff Road, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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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 #14 of 89 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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