Misty Waves Boutique Hotel Hermanus

Address: 21 Marine Drive, Hermanus, Western Cape, 7200, South Africa | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel is located on 21 Marine Drive, Hermanus.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Misty Waves Boutique Hotel Hermanus

      Not for Kids


      We went to book this hotel based on the reviews here and the website. Even though I have not stayed here I feel I must comment on the hotels attiute to kids. Thoughout the whole booking process we made it clear that our 8 year old would be with us and knowing that a good nuumber of quality South African hotels don't accept kids under 12 we checked if this one did to be advised they were welcome. We made the reservation for 2 nights in the 2 bedroom annex apartment only to recieve an email from the hotel with a list of child policies we had to agree to by returning a signed faxed (not emailed) disclaimer allowing our reservation to be cancelled at any time with full payment due if our child broke any of these rules. I found this totally unacceptable and spoke to the hotel with no luck so we cancelled the whole stay.

      My point is if this hotel wishes to maintain its quiet ambience by not having child playing in the swimming pool our talking loudly in the public rooms why don't they like many others say at the out set sorry no kids a policy I totally respect and have no problems with because as responsible parents we no more want to stay in a hotel where our child is not wanted than would some adults want to stay in a hotel that have kids staying.

      Totally overrated


      After reading all the glowning reviews about misty waves online, we were really looking forward to a lovely break with excellent service for our all girl break.

      Our welcome by the receptionist was rather rude. The room very nice(pity about the dirty bed cover). room service consisted of a few toasted sandwiches, fruit platter (lovely, worth the money) cheese platter (1st one great, second one half the size) cold meat platter (tiny and a rip off), tea coffeemilkshakes.Restuarant, what restuarant?.

      The jacuzzi was out of bounds as they were renovating , ditto deck. "Don't go up there!" as we were scolded by management when we went to explore. The quality of breakfasts we inconsistent. The only saving grace was the waiters & room attendants who we very sweet. We were not told about renovations when booking (nor about fee to use jacuzzi if it was working) & would not have stayed had we not prepaid and received a discounted (off season) price on booking.

      Absolutely stunning... most enjoyable holiday ever!


      We have been fortunate to spend our honeymoon at Misty Waves Hotel in Hermanus.

      What a total gem! Unbelievable service and a superior stay. Will recommend to add to any iterninary to South Africa. The whales was magnificent as was the scenery and visits to nearby wine estates. Misty Waves was a romantic setting and staff spoiled us to bits!

      Had a memorable time.

      Comfort and Care beyond Compare.


      We first stayed at Misty Waves Hotel in January 2005 and, at that time, extended our planned short stay to a longer one because we were so impressed by the standards of the rooms and the efficient, yet comfortingly friendly, service. This ethos of dedication to customer care extends from the owner, Clinton, right down to the charming girls who leave flowers on your bed when they turn the bed down for the night. The breakfasts are amazing and Andrei and the other staff even remember how you like your morning tea!

      It is not surprising, therefore, that we decided to spend a full three weeks at Misty Waves in 2006. We used it as a base for day trips to all the wonderful local sights as well as those further afield in Cape Town, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.

      In the evening, the short, safe stroll into Hermanus is well rewarded by the plethora of good restaurants for your enjoyment.

      We cannot recommend this fine hotel highly enough.

      David and Betty Shlosberg

      Superb Experience


      I have had the privilege to stay at Misty Waves Hotel in Hermanus. It came highly recommended to my by friends that have stayed there in November 2005.

      We had a lovely room with incredible sea-view overlooking the beautiful garden and out door pool area. The hotel is also conveniently close to the town centre and all the restaurants. We in fact extended our stay with another 2 nights.

      The staff where very attentive and I toughly enjoyed the large Varity buffet breakfast.

      I would definitely recommend the Misty Waves Hotel if you where ever in the Hermanus area. It was an unforgettable Misty experience.

      Magnificent ocean views at the Misty Waves


      Dear Tripadviser I have recently stayed at Misty Waves Hotel Hermanus. What a pleasant surprise! What a luxury intimate hotel. We were treated like kings - staff rendered a superb service! Our room was luxurious with a private balcony with magnificent ocean views, and that consistent interior design style which suggests Misty Waves is truly a boutique and intimate luxury hotel. The bathroom was well appointed with an enticingly large tub, modern shower and twin washbasins. A stocked bar fridge complete with prices compliments the optional room service. The impression you receive is that you're spoiling yourself yet it's within your means. After the modern pace of Cape Town, the sense of calm and tranquility that exists in Hermanus draws you in and seduces you. On our return visit to to South Africa we shall definitely stay in Hermanus for at least four to five days. To do whale watching, shark cage diving and the wine farms in the hemel en aarde valley are unique. You need a few days.

      Another happy visit to Misty Waves!


      In the middle of extensive chemotherapy treatment I returned for 7 nights to what I knew would be a haven of peace. I was not disappointed and was rewarded with a calm, warm, family atmosphere. The sea facing bedroom was charming and the 2 dinners on the roof restaurant delicious. Service was unhurried and worth the wait.

      I cannot praise all the staff enough - friendly, helpful and efficient.

      We will return in the Autumn to whale watch, recharge our batteries and meet our friends.

      Loved the Misty Waves


      We stayed at Misty Waves Hotel in Hermanus for a second time. Had an absolute stunning experience (working at a Raddisson I should know how to judge excellence!) Everything was next to perfect... from the rose on the bed at nightime to the decor and very impressive furniture. The special touches and attention to detail made this establishment unique. Lovely views on the whales in season and around the block from town centre and craft markets! Will recommend Misty Waves Hotel to any visitor to Hermanus. Actually to any visitor to The Western Cape for that matter. This is a very romatic setting and we had a memorable experience! Attached my pictures.

      Misty Waves is a gem


      The Misty Waves Hotel is outstanding! The views are wonderful, the location perfect with close proximity to the town centre and cliff top walks. The staff are attentive, informative and courteous and the breakfasts huge. We enjoyed 2 excellent meals in the restaurant. All this at most reasonable and competitive prices.This is our 4th return visit and we have recommended it to several grateful friends. We have also stayed in the Misty Waves Chateau which is a 5 star B&B and also charming. I read with dismay and disbelief the revue of a client who had obviously misunderstood he was staying at a guest house rather than a hotel. Did he really expect all those facilities in a guest house?

      We cannot recommend Misty Waves highly enough and can't wait to return.

      Trish & Ruth

      Disappointing and vastly over-rated.


      Hermanus is a charming place to stay but the Misty Hotel was not!! Moved without notification from the supposed 5* Chateau to the 4* Hotel this was described as an "upgrade", but was actually because I would have been the only guest at the Chateau! and the Hotel was certainly not 4* - paper thin walls, small balcony which was accessible by the other rooms on that level, a bedroom over furnished for its' size, and a total lack of atmosphere or character. Not a visit I will repeat.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Misty Waves Boutique Hotel Hermanus

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

      Travel Blogs from Hermanus

      The Big 7

      A travel blog entry by tdv95 on Sep 15, 2014

      1 comment, 82 photos

      ... the same death-defying allure as the shark diving we thought we were going to do, and, to be honest, the adrenaline rush is unexpectedly muted even when you viewing a dangerous critter that is only inches/feet away from you. We actually experienced better views and chills from the boat deck especially when the shark broke the surface (just like in Jaws).

      It's funny how things work. We just finished having a great time watching tiny meerkats pop out of the ground and ...

      With the least dangerous animal, Great White Shark

      A travel blog entry by onestepahead on Aug 01, 2013

      1 comment, 16 photos

      ... nowadays how they actually mate

    • The worldwide shark population is estimated less than 5000 (not funny, sad!)
    • For the business people:
      • A death shark’s worth... about 2,000$ max.
      • A living shark’s worth... about 2,000,000$ of ecotourism (funny and true and good!)
    • Sharks are probably among the least dangerous animals on earth
      • 5-10 kills from sharks a year all ...

      Having a WHALE of a time....

      A travel blog entry by proe2 on Oct 08, 2012

      20 photos

      ... in a boat not much larger than the 'ORCA' where they dress up to look like a seal, then put you into an aluminum cage which has a open space just big enough for the shark to stick it's mouth through, and you can reach out and pet one of these monsters on its snout while it is trying to figure out how to eat you. Oh yeah, they throw chum and slabs of bloody meat in the water just a ...

      Quiet little marine town...until we got there

      A travel blog entry by nailedit on Sep 26, 2012

      11 photos

      ... at pelicans, got some soft serve and made our way back to hermanus

      we had no idea that night would be the best night of the trip

      we ate a five star dinner at burgundy: steaks, 4 bottles of wine (you do the math) and dessert, i think we spent $75/person -- that happened

      went to the tapas bar brye and jared explored the previous night, the rest of the evening was singing/dancing/drinking and me walking home alone -- not really sure how that happened...


      A travel blog entry by mindyandbrian on Jun 04, 2012

      5 comments, 5 photos

      ... and unique experience. It doesn’t really make any sense participating in such an activity, but it sure is an adrenalin rush and a great story to tell. Another thumbs up experience in South Africa.

      We celebrated our survival at another beachside Italian seafood restaurant and are about to call it a night. Tomorrow, our safari guide is picking us up at 6:45 a.m. and we head to Aquila Game Reserve for two nights! More to ...

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