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Hornbill House

4-star guesthouse in Hemel En Aarde with winery and restaurant

  • Free WiFi and free parking
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$48

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9.0.Superb.
  • Large functional rooms, good location, safe environment.

    Feb 25, 2019

  • Great place to stay. Large arts studio that has become a 2 bedroom apt. Great decortions.…

    Nov 1, 2018

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 4 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • Winery
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry service
  • Gift shops/newsstands

Feel at home

  • Kitchenette
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom

What’s around

  • In Hemel En Aarde
  • Hemel-en-Aarde Valley - 1 min walk
  • Whalehaven Winery - 1 min walk
  • Whale Coast Mall - 10 min walk
  • Hoy's Koppie - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Cliff Path - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • First Floor Studio: Queen (1)
  • First Floor Studio: King (2)
  • Ground Floor: 1 Bedroomed Apartment (3)
  • First Floor: 2 Bedroomed Apartment (4)
  • Standard Apartment
  • Standard Apartment

Location

  • In Hemel En Aarde
  • Hemel-en-Aarde Valley - 1 min walk
  • Whalehaven Winery - 1 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Hemel En Aarde
  • Hemel-en-Aarde Valley - 1 min walk
  • Whalehaven Winery - 1 min walk
  • Whale Coast Mall - 10 min walk
  • Hoy's Koppie - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Cliff Path - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km
  • Village Square - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Whale Museum - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Fernkloof Nature Reserve - 4.7 mi / 7.6 km
  • Voelklip Beach - 5.5 mi / 8.8 km
  • Grotto Beach - 5.8 mi / 9.3 km

At a glance

Size

  • 4 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-5 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Winery attached

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities

Languages Spoken

  • Dutch
  • English

In the room

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils

More

  • Housekeeping - once per stay
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

  • Hornbill House Hermanus
  • Hornbill Hermanus
  • Hornbill House Guesthouse Hermanus
  • Hornbill House Guesthouse
  • Hornbill House Hermanus
  • Hornbill House Guesthouse
  • Hornbill House Guesthouse Hermanus

Optional extras

Late check-in between 7 PM and 8 PM can be arranged for an extra charge (amount varies)

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).

This property accepts credit cards.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Hornbill House does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 5 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Moltenos (2.2 mi), Just Pure (2.6 mi), and Fabio's Ristorante (2.6 mi).
  • Hornbill House has a winery.
9.0.Superb.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    Hidden but definitely worth the stop!

    Arrived after reception hours but, as we had announced it, the welcome of the staff was impecable. We were even received with a bottle of wine made by the owner (very good by the way)! The premises very unusual but absolutely amazing. Probably the only thing to watch out for (nothing can be done about it) is the localization as the place is on the outskirts of Hermanus and I think, without a guiding system, we would have had a lot of trouble finding it (it is on the main road but it can be missed relatively easily). We do have to point out though that if you’re looking for a friendly place, very family compatible, this is a place not to miss!!

    Andres, 1 night romance trip, May 22, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A last minute booking that turned out to be a surprise package of utmost enjoyment, owners totally 100% all tej way giving and caring.

    Alex, 1 night business trip, Mar 30, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Spacious, comfortable room and a wonderful host

    I spent one night here on a work trip and the only thing I'm sorry about is that it was just one night. I will definitely be back. The room came as a pleasant surprise. It is very spacious, with a basic kitchenette and a comfortable sitting area for watching TV. It is sparkling clean, with quality white cotton bed linen and a mosquito net. The location is perfect within easy walking distance to the 24 hour Engen shop and a few good restaurants and breakfast spots across the road. John is a wonderful host who responded to messages timeously, and understands hospitality. When I explained that I had a bakkie load of photography equipment with me, and no energy to schlepp it upstairs to my room, he generously offered the use of his personal garage. Thank you, John! Hospitality like this makes such a difference.

    Marian, 1 night business trip, Feb 3, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Affordable and comfortable family get-away

    This was the perfect way for our family to spend a long weekend in a home-away-from-home apartment. The rainy weather kept us indoors for most of the time, but the good wifi and indoor-braai meant that we could still enjoy the time. We had to ask for some extra towels and toiletries, but other than that, we were very happy and will definitely recommend Hornbill to family and friends.

    Lianne, 3 night family trip, Apr 19, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Confortable and quiet

    We only stayed one night, as planned. Hornbill House is a little away from Hermanus town center but it's easy to park the car, safe, close to shopping. It has everything to cook as well as being a confortable accommodation. We would really recommend it.

    Francis, 1 night romance trip, Jan 27, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Cosy place, great location with self catering

    We came back to SA after a big tour in the summer because we wanted to spend more time around Hermanus, to that end were on a bit of a budget this time. Hornbill House was really well priced, in a brilliant location for getting around and gave us the freedom of some self catering. The room was really cosy, the bathroom a bit rustic, but roomy and perfectly adequate. We had a problem with the water a few days after we arrived, it wasn´t the fault of the owner, the local reservoir had been allowed to dry out (!!!) anyway all efforts were made to look after us and all the staff went above and beyond to make the rest of our stay wonderful. I would certainly go back if I was taking the same sort of trip.

    TRACEY, 8 night romance trip, Dec 18, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Arrived to a very warm welcome. We were in the garden apartment with secure gated parking. Greeted with a complimentary bottle of wine from Hornbill winery - outside braai area with dining table, cosy living room, kitchen provided everything you need (including tea/coffee & milk which was much appreciated after a long drive) - fantastic shower & bedroom. Close to shops and a 5 min drive to the sea front where we were fortunate to witness the whales. Wished we had booked a longer stay.

    Sue, 1 night trip, Nov 10, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    best stay in SA

    Beside the stairs which was killer for to carrying up 2 heavy luggages, it was the stairs to heaven. The decorations were beautifully done up. And it was near to a mall.will definitely stay there again.

    SEE, 1 night romance trip, Nov 8, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Must visit

    Great room for a quick getaway.

    Cathleen, 1 night romance trip, Nov 7, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Quiet and warm friendly staff. Close to shopping. Good kitchen and facilities. Wonderful complimentary gift. Thank you.

    Mark, 1 night trip, Oct 28, 2018

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