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“Awesome in every respect”
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FrancolinHof
Ranked #40 of 87 Hermanus B&B and Inns
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1 review
“Awesome in every respect”
Reviewed 16 September 2012

Great setting having the best of both with the mountain on one side and sea views on the other. Room was spacious and tastefully decorated. Hospitality and service was excellent resulting in a fantastic and relaxing stay. A little piece of heaven!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Thank Kellyjenkinson
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francolinhof, Owner at FrancolinHof, responded to this review, 17 September 2012
Hello Kelly

Many thanks for this review and I hope that you both had a good break over the weekend without little ones to wake you up before dawn breaks. All the best and I hope we'll see you again in the not too distant future.

Take care
Mary
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2012

We spent 2 fantastic nights at the FrancolinHof this August. The place is great, right in the middle of nature, with a wonderful view of the mountains and the sea, and whales can definitely be seen from the balcony of your room: what a great thing to see when one wakes up! The rooms are large and very combortable and pleasant, very quiet and they all have a wifi connection. We also loved the breakfast and the warm hospitality of our hosts. They also recommended a great restaurant in town were we had 3 out of 4 meals! We could enjoy an unfortunately too short walk from the house in the surrounding mountains and it was brilliant. The only thing is that we couldn't stay enough to enjoy fully...
To be recommended, definitely!
Chloé & Bobby - Mauritius.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mrembokayitesi
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francolinhof, Owner at FrancolinHof, responded to this review, 24 August 2012
Dear Chloe and Bobby, what wonderful review, thank you so much.

Next time you stay longer and then you can walk up to the beacon! And all long the cliffs - and Grotto and ... It was very good to meet another couple from Mauritius and I hope that we will one day visit your most beautiful island where our daughter and son-in-law had their honeymoon.

Take care
Mary
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed 17 August 2012

4 of us stayed here for our one night in Hermanus, and were not disappointed. Even with the rain and heavy winds on arrival Jean still greated us with a friendly smile and even booked us a table for lunch at Quayside cabin( which I recommend). The guesthouse itself is beautiful, with small touches of items clearly Mary and Jean have collected over the years. The room is spacious, with underfloor heating in the bathroom ( which gave my feet a lovely toasty feeling), and wall heaters for the room. The view out the balcony goes on forever, and if the weather was a bit better we would have just sat outside there for hours admiring it.

Every other review on this guesthouse was correct on breakfast. The food is ample and the pancakes at the end were a treat. Would go back there in a heartbeat. Thank you Mary and Jean for the lovely stay and see you soon.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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francolinhof, Owner at FrancolinHof, responded to this review, 18 August 2012
Thank you Chantal for taking the trouble to write a review from 'up north!! It was good to have you all to stay and a pity that you could only manage one night in Hermanus. Next time ... And then it will probably be a different breakfast treat !

Take care and keep warm!
Mary and Jean
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UK
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

The rooms are large and very clean, overlooking the nature reserve and a 5 min walk to the beach. We had a brilliant time with a very attentive and hospitable hosts, who make a brilliant breakfast. I can highly recommend the place! The only thing they can do better is give free wifi, but I am being picky!

Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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francolinhof, Owner at FrancolinHof, responded to this review, 2 August 2012
Thank you so much for this lovely review and for taking the time to write one! Glad you had a good time. You are absolutely fair about the wifi - not being picky at all! It embarrassed us to charge you but it was the only way that we felt able to ensure that our limit was not exceeded on a weekly basis. When that happens no-one has access until our service providers up our limit. Again.

BUT, since yesterday, 1st July, we are 'uncapped', which means no more paying by our guests and wifi use is free. At last!

Take care, Mary
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 May 2012

We stayed here in June of 2009. Arriving in the evening, we were greeted by the lovely hosts who allowed us time to settle in before making a reservation at a recommended restaurant. When we returned from dinner in the evening a complimentary glass of port greeted us all. Asking us what we were hoping to do in the area, Mary was later able to book our shark diving experience as well. The finishings of this b&b, the great location and hospitality and the fantastic breakfast created a memorable stay for us.

I'm returning with a friend in December/January and look forward to reliving the experience!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Thank JaredRSydney
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francolinhof, Owner at FrancolinHof, responded to this review, 21 May 2012
Thank you so very much for this review - after all this time! I am deeply grateful that you still remember us and look forward to seeing you in the relatively near future!

Kind regards and our very best wishes
Mary
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

We spent two nights here in March and it was so amazing just to be away from the noise and be closer to the nature.. I couldnt get enough of the mountain view..The service was excellent,we were assisted with many things,such as places to go to and things to do..

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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francolinhof, Owner at FrancolinHof, responded to this review, 15 April 2012
Dear Mninawa

Many thanks for taking the trouble to send in this lovely review - we do appreciate it. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Hermanus and I do hope that the good effect of your small holiday is still with you!

Warm regards to you both
Mary
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UK
Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2012

Position. Position. Position. A beautiful, modern dwelling, sited under a stunning mountain ridge, overlooking wonderful sea views and colours. The hosts are dedicated to your service and your satisfaction and pleasure throughout your stay. Being on the outskirts of the town means it's quiet, peaceful and private - and close-into the local Finbos. Just down the road is one of the area's top whale viewing points (and rocky coastal walks). Whilst you can sit at breakfast (which is always fresh and delicious) and watch the Sugar Bush birds (and many others) take nectar from the many Proteas. Mr. & Mrs Faure work hard for all their guests. And they're good at it. That's why my wife and I just can't stay away. For us, if it's Hermanus, it just has to be FrancolinHof.
Ken & Anne Peck - UK

Room Tip: Ground or first floor, all the rooms are good. Our tip: book early to get one - any one!
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Tourer14
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francolinhof, Owner at FrancolinHof, responded to this review, 15 April 2012
Dear Ken and Anne

Thank you so much for writing this review for us - and it is always so special to have you to stay as you have done since the first year we opened. One day you will have to be here during the whale season!

We have already booked 'your' room for you for next year and will be sure to have new places for you to visit - or at least, as new restaurant for you to enjoy a meal!

Our love and very best wishes for the rest of 2012 for you both
Jean and Mary
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Property: FrancolinHof
Address: FrancolinHof Guest House | 44 Tenth Avenue, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 87 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — FrancolinHof 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stunning views of both the sea and mountain from all luxury en suite rooms, individually decorated with best quality furnishings and toiletries for your comfort with attention to detail. Relax on your patio or balcony. Very near to the beautiful beaches, Cliff Path and walks on the mountain start in our garden. Bordering Fernkloof Nature Reserve, FrancolinHof is surrounded by indigenous plants (fynbos) and a wide variety of birds. Peace and tranquility near Hermanus centre. ... more   less 

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