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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Although clean and nicely decorated please note:
- a room facing the sea DOES NOT mean you have a few of the sea it means the block of flats is facing towards the sea. We got a "sea facing" unit behind another unit with a garden in the little space between buildings
- terrible wifi signal like zero
- a few minutes from promenade is not THE TOWN promenade and the other side of the old harbor so its far away from town

Room Tip: Please stipulate you would like a room with a sea view (to see the sea) not in the direction of the sea.
  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Lina Ideia V
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pottingshedaccom, Owner at The Potting Shed Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Dear Lina, As stated on the Home page of our website "All flatlets are in the 2nd row back of properties".... but are indeed FACING the sea. The walkway to the sea is approximately 90 metres from the patio door. The photos displayed on our website were taken from inside the apartment looking out to the sea. If you look closely you can see that there are properties in front, either side of the sea-view. Yes the view from the apartments are slightly obscured - but are SEA FACING. We also clearly state that the apartments are at Whale Rock Estate which is 1km from the New Harbour and 3kms from the Old harbour and TOWN centre.

The Wi-Fi is extremely frustrating at times in Hermanus (especially at Whale Rock Estate). Until a few years ago it was not possible to get an Internet connection at Whale Rock at all. We pay for the fastest speed, and constantly chase up our service provider. However, unfortunately - the internet connection/speed is out of out control. It is very intermittent. Anyone reading this review should please take in to account that the Wi-Fi is not great at these apartments. We do advise in the info book (in the apartment) that there could be a problem, and offer the use of the WI-FI at our guest house (also for free!)

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

This guesthouse is located a 10 minute walk from the bay. Our room was very cosy and clean, but rather small, especially when you are traveling around and you live out of your suitcase. The weather wasn't warm enough to use the swimming pool but we can imagine it can be nice in summer. The host was very helpful; he called the boat company in the morning to check wether the boats would get out because the weather was kind of windy. Also good was the fact that we could park the car in the back, also better than leave it on the street.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Guido-Krystyna W
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pottingshedaccom, Owner at The Potting Shed Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us.

Happy new year!
Annamarie & Dave

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

very nice place to stay, beautiful room with handpainted flowers on the wall, lovely. breakfast was very nice! friendly staff. you can walk to the centre of the town and the sea to see the whales, great.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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pottingshedaccom, Owner at The Potting Shed Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thank you :)

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Very nice and cosy bnb. Breakfast was beyond standard, particularly the pancakes with the lemon/passion fruit (?) jam. Room was small but very well heated. Hermanus centre is close, still we went there by car as the way seemed a bit dark, but there was lots of parking available, so no problem at all.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Andreas83H
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pottingshedaccom, Owner at The Potting Shed Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thank you Andrea for your review. So glad you like my homemade lemon curd with passion fruit. Let me now if you want the recipe - it's very easy to make. :)

Annamarie

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We spent a wonderful weekend here with friends. It is close to town and ideally located close to the ocean. A 1 minute walk from the apartment to the shoreline gives you a peaceful bench view for as long as you want. Simple booking process. Informative, efficient and professional owners who make the check in and out process so easy. Fully equipped kitchen for self catering needs. Parking bay. Secure complex. Full braai facilities. Wifi should have been better. Was on and off. A daily maid service incl in the fee would be useful too. Otherwise a beautiful place that made our trip comortable and memorable.

Room Tip: Only one bathroom
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Minoshni P
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pottingshedaccom, Owner at The Potting Shed Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thank you Minosha for your review. We do offer a maid service at the sea facing apartments, but it is at an extra charge. This is clear on the website at the time of booking. We find that most people who book "self catering" do not want staff in and out.

At our guest house rooms are serviced daily. For daily cleans at the sea facing apartments would involve either myself or husband transporting staff (3kms from the guest house), which is time consuming and costly with petrol etc - so we need to charge for this extra service.

The WiFi in South Africa is very slow to most places in Europe!

We pay for the fastest speed of internet connection, but unfortunately it is still very hit or miss in Hermanus (especially at the sea facing apartments). We hope that people come to enjoy the crashing of the waves and the beauty of nature rather than rely on Internet. Maybe one day the connection/speed will get better - but it is out of my hands!

Annamarie

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