Schulphoek House

181 Piet Retief Crescent, Sandbaai, Overstrand 7200 South Africa
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4.5
#1 of 2 B&Bs in Sandbaai
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
Schulphoek House has a tranquil setting, overlooking an idyllic bay where whales often visit. A well known eco-conscious refuge, this protected cove and its shoreline is home to many birds, small mammals and marine life which can be viewed on the coastal footpaths. The House offers 15 spacious and stylish rooms; 9 with uninterrupted sea views, and 6 that lead onto the indigenous garden and salt pool. Body therapy on request. Our kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a seasonal menu, focusing on fresh and locally sourced ingredients. A comprehensive wine collection has been curated to represent the nearby Hemel-en-Aarde and prominent wine regions. Concierge services are available to assists with planning and bookings of activities. A complimentary shuttle is available to guests in and around Hermanus. The House was built with using the latest sustainable and eco-conscious build practices to effectively run off the grid.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Sauna
Free breakfast
Free shuttle or taxi services
Massage
Baggage storage
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Wine / champagne
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Laundry service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bidet
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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Pam J wrote a review Jan 2020
Canmore, Canada98 contributions60 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Schulphoek House for 2 nights over New Year's Eve and it exceeded our expectations. The room set up is great with a ledge big enough for 2 suitcases, shelves, hangers etc separated from the bedroom/sitting room. Huge bathrooms and everything is very modern and spotless. The view through the floor to ceiling windows is spectacular. Breakfast is cooked to order (a nice change from buffets) with lots of options and very well done. Our New Year's Eve dinner was a spectacular 4 course meal with wine pairings for a very reasonable price. There are some security concerns in this area but the coastal path towards Sand Baii had lots of people on it while we were there and we felt safe walking that direction. You wouldn't want to go the other way towards Hermanus. Just ask the management staff and if they feel it is not safe, they will have someone go with you. There is a complimentary mini bar and a complimentary shuttle to and from Hermanus. All of the staff were very friendly and efficient. A really great stay and we highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Get a sea view room.
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Curiosity24834089116 wrote a review Mar 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived at the property with a sense of foreboding, as my emails had gone unanswered and the website was still promoting a discounted offer that expired in 2022. Not things that fill you with confidence.
However, from the moment we arrived, it was clear that we had no reason to be concerned. Car parking was secure within the property and under cover. Reception was friendly and efficient. Our luggage was taken to the room immediately and nobody hung around to wait for a tip. The room was modern, spacious, well equipped and had a fantastic floor to ceiling vista of the sea and coast. The bathroom was huge and had a sink area with plenty of surface space, a bath, a separate shower and a cosy heated towel rail. Having said that, the bath was ridiculously big, with almost vertical ends. Very uncomfortable, unless you were over seven feet tall, or needed to bathe three children at once. It was a classic example of design over function. The shower on the other hand, was excellent. Good pressure, choice of adjustable side shower or overhead rain shower. Design and function working together. The separate toilet had a bidet function on it for personal hygiene, which took some working out. Fortunately, this is not an automatic function and requires the pressing of a button at the side. Unfortunately, this button was discovered whilst fully dressed and not sat on the toilet, with predictable (and very humorous) results involving a jet of water. Clear instructions would be helpful here!
Anyway, back to the plot. We had a really enjoyable stay. Breakfasts were superb, all the staff were friendly and happy to help. Nomfundo was particularly helpful, with practical advice and an enjoyable sense of humour.
It is true that the location is not within walking distance of anywhere, other than the cliff path, but the property offers a free shuttle service into and back from Hermanus (thank you Albert!). Also, in the era of load shedding, the property has both solar and generator energy provision for the sea-facing rooms, and power was never an issue. The grounds are relatively small, but relaxing and well cared for. There is a pool, but it it doesn’t look very inviting as it is salt water and is a misty colour. Probably very good for you, but I prefer water clarity! The restaurant at the property does not serve dinner at present, but there are plenty of restaurants in Hermanus, about 15 minutes away.
To sum up, we really enjoyed our stay here and will certainly come back should we return to Hermanus.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Transmediaafrica wrote a review Jan 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa9 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Since we last stayed at Schulphoek House just over two years ago, the have done some great improvements. The reception is a great addition, as is the big generator on site which runs the entire place during power outages or load shedding, and the double glazing windows on the front side of rooms are also great. Despite COVID all attempted to sanitise and keep reasonable social distance and all staff wore good mask (only slight concern being the owner who wore a vented mask), and free sanitiser and even small packs were provided for all guests.We took the cheapest garden rooms, which were still nice and spacious. Only slight concern was water pressure which was super low in our bathroom. Nomfundo was amazing and made us feel very special. The complimentary waters and soft drinks in the min-bar were also a great touch, and WiFi, while expectedly slow (as Sandbaai does not yet have Fibre available - but its on the way) was amazingly reliable all over the hotel. Well done on all the work you have done to make a great place even better. The Views of the sea from some of the rooms, and breakfast room is also amazing!
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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UdoPfafferott wrote a review Sept 2021
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our 3 day stayover at Schulphoek House/Boutique Hotel in Hermanus was excellent.

The staff service throughout or stay from check in to room service and breakfast was simply outstanding.

Our first level room with sea view we requested delivered 5 star quality in terms of cleanliness, stylish upmarket amenities with a stunning sea view.

Fantastic breakfast menu to start your day.

Great location for a quite relaxing stayover with beach walks available on your doorstep.

Thank you to the Schulphoek staff for your friendly and efficient service

Udo Pfafferott
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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ssturdee wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
3 night stay over Christmas. Had two rooms, one facing the ocean and one garden room. We only ate once in the restaurant and the other two nights we made use of the complimentary shuttle service into Hermanus which was excellent.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Janice A wrote a review Oct 2022
Clyst St Mary, United Kingdom36 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel was great, rooms were large, comfortable and well equipped - beverages, toiletries, fridge, coffee machine etc. The views from the large picture windows in our sea view room were amazing and it was beautiful to wake in the morning to watch the sun rise over the sea. The staff were fully accommodating, friendly and helpful and provided a driving service too. The only slight downside for us was the journey to Hermanus town, as due to the location of the township it was not sensible to walk. We would recommend the hotel but we would prefer to stay in or the other side of Hermanus on any future visits.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Note the hotel does not have evening meals or much of a restaurant, only snacks / light bites.
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Tanya wrote a review Feb 2020
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We absolutely loved our stay at Schulphoek! The service was better than we have ever had at any other hotel, in South Africa or overseas. The bedrooms and bathrooms are extremely large. The beds were extremely comfortable and we slept really well. I will always recommend this hotel to anyone who asks were they should stay in and around Harmanus or anyone who asks where to stay in South Africa for an extremely comfortable and relaxing holiday.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Gigi_VanD wrote a review Mar 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We celebrated our wedding anniversary weekend at the Schulphoek House, what a treat it was. On our arrival we were met by the porter at the car park, he was the most friendliest person. Upon check in we were upgraded to a fantastic sea view room, that had the most spectacular views. Nomfundo is a GEM. Very helpful and made our stay extra nice. I was also pleasantly surprised that she is the in house chef as well. The breakfast spread was great. The rooms are delightful and airy, with the amazing sea views. The Salt Water pool was really refreshing. The bar fridge complimentary and well stocked with water/milk etc. If i could, i would have given more than an excellent rating. I will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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nmabuz104812 wrote a review Mar 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had such a lovely stay.
The rooms are absolutely stunning and the service from the staff is unmatched.
The amazing breakfast is worth mentioning as it caters for everyone- even a picky eater like myself.
Would definitely come back no doubt!
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Sarel J wrote a review Aug 2021
3 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic experience and value. Large, modern rooms with a fantastic view of the ocean to wake up to (Sea facing room of course). Facilities are clean and well-appointed and the staff very friendly and helpful. definitely recommended. Thank you for making our anniversary memorable!!
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ocean facing has fantastic views.
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Answer from st3f4ng
Johannesburg, South Africa11 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi Nikolavdl, The guesthouse is located in Sandbaai, which is a suburb of Hermanus. The centre of town is around 5 mins drive away. While Sandbaai is less developed and commercial than Hermanus central, it is a safe and charming area. The guesthouse is located on the seafront, and consists of 5 adjoined properties. Once inside and looking over the bay, you will enjoy the spectacular views and tranquility that Schulphoek has to offer. Most guests are foreign and they love to experience the coastal path that starts outside the guesthouse. I would say that if you would prefer to be in the centre of town, or away from the sea front then perhaps Schulphoek isn't for you. But if you're looking to enjoy warm hospitality and an authentic yet luxurious setting, then its the right choice.
Janice A wrote a tip Oct 2022
Clyst St Mary, United Kingdom36 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Note the hotel does not have evening meals or much of a restaurant, only snacks / light bites. "
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KickingTheBucketList wrote a tip Oct 2022
Adelaide, Australia183 contributions106 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Free shuttle service into town Locked gate access to property"
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christina wrote a tip Oct 2022
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a sea view room."
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Sarel J wrote a tip Aug 2021
3 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ocean facing has fantastic views."
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Pam J wrote a tip Jan 2020
Canmore, Canada98 contributions60 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a sea view room."
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,051 - R 2,741 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictOverstrandHermanusSandbaai
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Schulphoek House
Which popular attractions are close to Schulphoek House?
Nearby attractions include Hermanus Cliff Path (2.6 km), Fernkloof Nature Reserve (6.9 km), and Voelklip Beach (7.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Schulphoek House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Schulphoek House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Schulphoek House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Schulphoek House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Schulphoek House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Char'd Grill & Wine Bar, The Wine Glass Hermanus, and Cafè 1904 Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Schulphoek House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Schulphoek House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Does Schulphoek House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Schulphoek House accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.