Misty Waves Boutique Hotel Hermanus
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The drive from Outshoorn was another stunning drive through the Klein Karoo over the mountains to the ocean. To think the Voortrekkers did this trip in ox and wagon in unknown territory with lions, elephants and angry Africans is a marvel. They did destroy many things along the way like lions, elephants and angry Africans but still its a great feat …
A történelmi és kalandolvasmányok és a legtöbbünkben rejlő felfedezői lelkület révén ismerünk néhány olyan helyet a világban, aminek elég csak a nevét kimondani, hogy valamiféle misztikus borzongás járja át az embert. Az Északi- és Déli-sark, a Mount Everest, a Panama-csatorna vagy az Északnyugati átjáró, a Horn-fok és igen, a Jóreménység …
Hello! Finally getting a chance to catch up on blogging. Hermanus was a nice stopover for us. It was voted #1 town in South Africa in 2008. It is also known as the whale watching capital of South Africa.
While in Hermanus, we watched a couple of soccer matches in local restaurants, and mostly just walked. There is a great 12 km cliff path …
... out again tonight, in the city centre at a place called Lemon-Butta. Another awesome meal, probably the best of the tour; DimSum, Baby Kinglipper (Massive for a baby, a popular deep-sea fish) & Belgian Chocolate Cups for dessert. Our wine was also particularly great, a white with red pepper flavours. Also very affordable, half the price we'd have paid for it back in Australia. We enjoyed some Olympic viewing at the lodge, before going to sleep around 10.30pm. ...
... need to explain the cage. It is not a big cage. You have 3 feet in the direction you face, 8 feet deep and 8 feet wide (similar in dimensions to our last remaining possessions in San Diego). So, you get into this tight cage with 4 other people. It is tight, and you are getting battered by the waves, it is cold, you are disoriented and you have yourself wedged to keep your grip by placing feet on the back bar and white-knuckled hands on the front. So, what am I missing? Oh ...
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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.
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
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.