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“saw whales from balcony and breakfast”

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La Fontaine Guest House
Ranked #32 of 86 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“saw whales from balcony and breakfast”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

so close to the Hermanus bay, we could see whales from the balcony. Nicely located walking distance to the center, great help with boat trip booking and dinner recommendation. Onward tip to see the penguins in Betty's Bay was great - much nicer than in Simon's Town.

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Reviewed 7 November 2013

We had a very large room, including dressing room, terrace with a lovely view on the ocean. Service was also very good, Gail helped us with all types of reservations (thank you) and we spent 2 great days in Hermanus.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Once you get past security, a nice, homely B&B with all the trimmings including a minibar. You do have to order all of your breakfast the night before! We had one of the sea facing rooms so sitting on our room balcony, glass in hand watching the whales just out in the bay is one of my abiding memories. Only a few minutes’ walk from lots of restaurants.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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High Wycombe
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

This was our second stay at La Fontaine Guesthouse in Hermanus. We liked it the first time and this time it was even better. The whole establishment was comfortable and friendly. Breakfasts were excellent, Gail and her staff were most welcoming. Hermanus is a beautiful town with good shops and many excellent restaurants. Watching whales in the bay from the balcony of our room or at the breakfast table is an experience not to be missed. This was the best part of our tour of the Cape province.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

The hotel is located directly at the sea. The view is fantastic and the rooms are very nice and cosy.
Gail was very friendly and sincere and was trying her best to arrange nice things to do for us and was also directing us to good restaurants.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

My daughter and I have just come back from a fabulous trip here! The position is fantastic, you can see the whales from the lovely dining room! The staff, position, helpfulness and value for money were all brilliant. Just great!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Great location, comfortable and affordable. Secondly, the staff is really friendly and obliging, just what you need. Lovely place with lovely people. They confirmed our shark trek and helped us find local businesses that were open late on Sunday. Loved playing with the little dachshunds....sooo cute.

Room Tip: They have a very large upstairs room, great for families. Also the rooms facing the mountain are ple...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Fontaine Guest House
Address: 33 Marine Drive | PO Box 1170, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
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Ranked #32 of 86 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — La Fontaine Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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