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Southern Sun Hemingways

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Cnr Western Avenue and Two Rivers Drive Vincent, East London 5200 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/08/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/08/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 17 hotels in East London
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East London is one of South Africa’s best kept secrets with a multitude of attractions but still maintaining that small town feel. The Hemingways Hotel is situated adjacent to the Hemingways Casino and Hemingways mall. It affords easy access to all the major highways, national roads and the airport. Inspired by Ernest Hemingway, this sub-tropical styled hotel offers a unique island lifestyle break, right in the heart of South Africa.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Casino and Gambling
Bowling offsite
Babysitting
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Canoeing offsite
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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Neeri M wrote a review Oct 2020
Durban, South Africa47 contributions16 helpful votes
I'm here on a 2 week work trip so 12 nights on total! Not my 1st time in BCM (EL) but my 1st in Southern Sun and what a sad experience!. My room (yes single standard is about 3x3,5m) the shower!!! OMG luckily I'm a small framed person and I can mange to turn in the shower outshout having top open the shower door...my other larger male work colleagues are having a tough time! The we inculcated DBB with the rate- no one informed us that the dining room was not opened yet...so food from cafe felix in the mall! Mostly a fast food joint (my 1st night after check in- raw half chicken arrived as room service) and a simple breakfast takes about 45 minutes to reach your table with about 1- 3 diners in the room. I got charged R180 (to my room ) for a takeaway coffee since I couldn't wait for a breakfast any longer than the 40 minutes I already waited! my 11 night today- linen changed x1 only because I asked last Thursday (day 5) when will my linen be changed. BTW no extra toilet rolls...you are lucky if you actual receive a full roll (no replacement if you finish a roll during the night?
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Ian Mackay, General Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways
Responded 25 Oct 2020
Thank you for taking the time to speak with me, we appreciate you bringing to our attention your concerns with a few points that you experienced during your stay at Southern Sun Hemingways. Again as mentioned please accept my sincere apology and have addressed all the points that you raised and assure you that this is not our usual standard. We appreciate you bringing these comments to our attention, as we need to see the service from our guest point of view, as we strive to meet our guest’s expectations. Thank you for deciding to stay with us and we hope to see you in the near future. Warm Regards Ian Mackay General Manager
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marylou613 wrote a review Jun 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa14 contributions
We returned to the Hotel in March and were truly spoilt by the team at Hemingways. Our suite was amazing . Thank you to management for this incredible upgrade, so very appreciated. We had the most wonderful stay. Thank you to all involved. We hope you are all keeping well and look forward to our return trip/stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Ian Mackay, General Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways
Responded 09 Jun 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay and for your kind words. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Hemingways in the near future. Warm Regards Ian Mackay General Manager
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juliandlovu1 wrote a review Mar 2020
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Kindly remove Carpet , it is not easy to sleep because of stuffiness. The dinning area is too congested . There is no Bar literally. Generally the Hotel is fine and well located next to the mall. Thank you.
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Review collected in partnership with Tsogo Sun Hotels
Date of stay: March 2020
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Ian Mackay, General Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways
Responded 25 Mar 2020
Thank you for taking the time to send us your comments and suggestions. It is great hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate you bringing these comments to our attention, as we need to see the service from our guest point of view, as we strive to meet our guest’s expectations. We will take your suggestions into consideration for any future plans or refurbishments We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Hemingways in the future. Warm Regards Ian Mackay General Manager
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ngwanyan001 wrote a review Mar 2020
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The service was very good I received value for money. I enjoyed my stay in your hotel. The service I received from your staff was of a high quality they know how to cheer guest up. I would love to stay in your hotel again
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Ian Mackay, General Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways
Responded 25 Mar 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay and for your kind words. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Hemingways in the near future. Warm Regards Ian Mackay General Manager
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George C wrote a review Feb 2020
Buckie, United Kingdom137 contributions61 helpful votes
A lovely hotel with plenty of space. Rooms were a good size. Pool area and garden s were lovely so you can just relax. Dont eat there as the shopping mall is right next door where there far better restaurants.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Ian Mackay, General Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways
Responded 28 Feb 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay and for your kind words. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Hemingways in the near future. Warm Regards Ian Mackay General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$156 - US$218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hemingways Hotel - East London
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeEast London
NUMBER OF ROOMS
108
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Frequently Asked Questions about Southern Sun Hemingways
Which popular attractions are close to Southern Sun Hemingways?
Nearby attractions include Hemingways Mall (0.2 km), Marlene Neumann Center for Photography and Light (0.4 km), and Electric Avenue (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Southern Sun Hemingways?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Southern Sun Hemingways?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Southern Sun Hemingways?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Southern Sun Hemingways?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Southern Sun Hemingways?
Conveniently located restaurants include 2 Brothers Pizza, Panarottis Hemingways Mall, and Wimpy.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Southern Sun Hemingways?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Southern Sun Hemingways have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Southern Sun Hemingways offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Southern Sun Hemingways?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Southern Sun Hemingways offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Southern Sun Hemingways?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.