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Hermanus Esplanade

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

To view the atrocious accommodation that in no way lived up to its charming description. Greek isle - not. Filthy flea pit would be more accurate. Kiddie friendly - yes perhaps if you're intending them to canon headlong down the precarious stairs and develop a dire lung infection from the bathroom mildew. Shocking misrepresentation!

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1Thank E1296SHamandam
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 9 August 2015

The premises are very well located close to good restaurants etc. the views from the front units are stunning. The photos on the web page are certainly very misleading. The unit is damp with mildew and the linen and towels are threadbare. Every morning there was no hot water so you need to take a cold shower.there is also very...

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1Thank Beanie1514
Reviewed 30 July 2015

What a devastation! This hotel is perfectly situated across the street from some of the most glorious views of the ocean and whales--but the apartment rental was beyond dated. It was disgusting! The sheets had stains, more of the tiles were cracked than not, there was mold in every room, everything was mismatched or broken, and it was just not...

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2Thank Angela L
Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Okay I get that this establishment is two star but you really have to work on the following. 1. Invest in some new linen or at least tell people to bring their own.Two star is not a excuse for that! 2. Those stairs are so dangerous. 3. Letting guests party and scream using abusive language till all time in the...

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1Thank CMMC83
Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 30 November 2014

The staff was friendly and the night guard opened us the main gate and handed us over the keys eventhough we were an hour too late. The rooms however had a bad smell (like somebody stored smoked ham in the room for ages) and lack cleanliness. The bathroom had a bathtub without shower and only separate water-tubs (hot/cold).

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1Thank Julian L
Sedgefield, South Africa
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Stayed for 3 nights self catering. Apartment was a little dated but we probably wouldn't find anywhere cheaper that also had a view over Walker Bay.We were able to watch whales from our lounge and bedroom which was upstairs. the staircase was narrow and took some getting used to. However we were close to town. In todays security environment the...

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Thank FRED B
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Location,View and Service spectacular and Value for Money.The whales a show off. The whAle crier so knowledgeable.the staff in particular Samantha and Colleen saw nothing too big. Colleen went the extra mile. Samantha even booked us in another apartment with no extra costs. Thank you!

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Thank kanniedood
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 August 2014

My husband and I stayed at two nights in two different apartments in this property. Both were very clean and comfortable. The staff was helpful. They even let us park our car inside the secure parking lot, even though our first booking was for the backpacker's budget apartment and did not include parking. The stairs are steep but I did...

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3Thank mari_todorova
Hsinchu, Taiwan
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

What was suppose to be a wonderful family weekend turned into us having to leave after just one night... 1. Our apartment was "broken into", although all doors were still locked the next morning, WHILE WE WERE SLEEPING UPSTAIRS!!!! Everything valuable downstairs were stolen. 2. The stairs are an accident waiting to happen. 3. Our bedroom windows were unable to...

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5Thank Michello1983
Hermanus E, General Manager at Hermanus Esplanade, responded to this review

Dear Michello First of all, we do apologise that you feel this way about our establishment. The establishment is owned by old, Hermanus locals that had the privilege to actually help start the very first Whale Festival, they owned a few pristine properties in the Hermanus area (still do) and turned the Esplanade (once a hotel) into the very first...

Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 27 July 2014

1. Would not recomend at all! We got robed in the middle of the night while we were sleeping, asked for our money back, but did not even got a Sorry! Not nice people, not a nice place! 2. Very load neighbours until 4 in the morning ! 3. A shower with no pressure. 4. Stairs are very bad! 5....

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Hermanus E, General Manager at Hermanus Esplanade, responded to this review

Dear Anle First of all, we do apologise that you feel this way about our establishment. Also, it is unfortunate that you feel you need to write TWO reviews about the same incident that happen. Please see our reply to this at the "Terrifying Experience!!" review. Thank you. Regards Hermanus Esplanade

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hermanus Esplanade has been in the Clark-Brown family since 1971. The Esplanade professes itself on generations of families who return time and time again to breath in Hermanus' famous champagne air in the comfy and warm home away from home environment. The Esplanade has a total of 27 fully contained self catering units that can accommodate 2, 4 & 6 people. Being situated in the centre of the village, it's a short walk to restaurants and a wide variety of shops to suite every need. Hermanus is known for the best land based whale watching in the world (July-November). Itself offers a wide range of activities like whale watching, shark cage diving, wine tasting, adventure, nature and Blue Flag beaches. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hermanus Esplanade

Address: 63 Marine Drive, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Price Range: RM142 - RM409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hermanus Esplanade 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Don't go there at all”
Ali_Zee01, 29 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The only way they'll improve their rooms is if people STOP booking there!”
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