Harbour House Hotel is located at the forefront of Hermanus‘ bustling harbour area, with beautiful ocean views. With a great location near to the village’s many excellent restaurants and cafes, Harbour House provides an ideal Hermanus getaway.
The hotel features an outdoor pool area that looks over the bay, and during whale season, this is a peaceful and sunny spot from which to look for whales, enjoy the pool and relax on sun loungers. Breakfast can also be enjoyed while looking out onto the ocean.
“Sitting at breakfast we noticed some moment in the sea and suddenly we had about 4 whales beaching about 100m infront of us, amazing!"
Staying at Harbour House
The hotel’s two wings, the Manor House and New Wing, feature romantic rooms and suites. Each suite is modern, spacious and luxurious, and contains lounge areas, private balconies and kitchenettes should guests wish to self cater. Twin and King sized beds can be found in all rooms, and suites have personal bars and comfortable lounge areas. Rooms are all open plan and bathrooms boast big, romantic bath tubs and walk-in showers.
Room categories include classic, premier, luxury, family and romantic. Extra guests and children can be accommodated in daybeds, provided in selected rooms.
Harbour House also offers a range of apartments, which provide a self-catering option while still fully serviced by the hotel. This is a fantastic choice for visitors who want a little freedom for meals, while still experiencing the extra hotel-service touches. All apartments look onto the ocean, and the Le Paradis options feature fully equipped kitchens, gas fireplaces, bbq areas, secure parking and underfloor heating for cold winters.
74 on Marine provides a penthouse apartment that sleeps 6 people and has access to a communal swimming pool. 3 Birkenhead offers a private patio and jacuzzi, and also sleeps 6. These apartments have washing machines, gas barbecues and free WiFi throughout.
The infinity pool at the main hotel features a glass front, allowing guests to relax in the water while looking for whales and enjoying the ocean views. The hotel’s outdoor terrace is another great spot to watch marine life and enjoy sundowners and snacks.
The hotel spa offers a variety of treatments and relaxing massages.
Hermanus and its surrounds provide a wide range of engaging activities, including whale watching boat trips, kayaking, art galleries, hiking spots, wineries and more. Nearby Stanford village is small and charming with a fantastic wine estate and brewery, Birkenhead. Also nearby is Gansbaai, a fishing village from which shark cage diving trips depart.
Why we choose Harbour House
- Great location in Hermanus, close to fantastic restaurants and markets
- Unrestricted ocean views, meaning excellent land-based whale watching
- Child friendly