Ocean Eleven

Reviews of Ocean Eleven

Excellent(91%) From 27 travellers
Excellent
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Good
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Below are independent comments from 27 of our travellers who have visited Ocean Eleven, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr and Mrs G Leicestershire
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lots of whales

This hotel is ideally located on the coast path just outside Hermanus and when we arrived the whales were already in the bay only a few hundred metres off shore so we had our sundowners on our balcony with a glass of wine in one hand and binoculars in the other.

The rooms were very good, well furnished with lots of extras (robes, sherry, filter coffee) and nice bathrooms. The staff were helpful arranging trips, restaurant suggestions etc and the breakfasts were excellent - in a nice room overlooking the bay (not often you have to take binoculars to breakfast).

The coastal walk provided some much needed exercise and had a strong security prescence during the day. We did the whale trip in what was described as a gentle 3-4 metre swell but it was well worth it to get so close to the whales who continued about their activities completely unbothered by the nearby boat. Sitting right at the front was exhilarating (if a little wet - we were warned) and seemed to stave off any sea sickness.

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Mr. & Mrs W-J - Nottingham
Arrived on: 26-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent
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Kasane to Cape Town Days 20 and 21

We were welcomed back as old friends, three and a half years after our last visit!

A lovely comfy room with complimentary sherry, port and nibbles. Excellent breakfast with lots of variety – so nice to get proper scrambled eggs rather than microwaved.

It was wonderful to watch whales directly below the guest house; we didn't need to do a boat trip though we did and enjoyed it.
Hermanus is a really friendly town – had we stayed longer we're sure we'd have become regulars at Fisherman's Cottage. As it was we had a great dinner and Antony, our host, recommended a lovely winery to visit the next day. We returned to Fisherman's Cottage for a tasty and economical lunch. Fabio's Italian is also good – it prides itself on being the only authentic Italian in town!

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Mr & Mrs W from Aberdeen
Arrived on: 2-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ocean Eleven review

The location of Ocean Eleven on the cliff top is spectacular, we were lucky enough to see whales from our room and also during breakfast on our final day.

The rooms were modern, clean and airy with a private seating area overlooking the bay.

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Mr C & Mrs A - Nottingham
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Poor
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Not enamoured

Grey and lacking character. Room bare with no curtains and creaky laminate floor. Breakfast adequate and room had pleasant views.
Manager/owner was rather untidy and scruffy
Parking not easy and help needed to open gates
Nearby Harbour Vue guest house appeared to be much better and was confirmed by people we met
We would suggest you use other options in the future

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Expert Africa comments

We were sorry that these travellers generally didn’t enjoy their stay at Ocean Eleven; put this in context by reading about their trip as a whole.

Mr & Mrs W - Chipstead
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Facilities:
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Ocean Eleven review

No further comments.

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Mr and Mrs C - York
Arrived on: 17-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ocean Eleven review

Staff were very accommodating, providing advice on restaurants and help booking a boat trip. A wonderful place to stay, with views out to sea, and whale watching a matter of steps away.

We took a boat trip whale watching on our first day, but the following day we were able to see wonderful whale displays from the cliff path. Stunning breakfast room, with great views and food.

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Mr & Mrs H - West Sussex
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Ocean Eleven -- Hermanus

Just a one night stop here in Hermanus as we had come to see the whales.
Very large room complete with fruit bowl and snacks at no charge.
A very good breakfast.
Located right on the cliff path and an easy stroll into town.
For a geat fish meal visit Fisherman's Cottage

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Mr & Mrs L - Northants
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Service:
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Food:
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Ocean Eleven review

Ocean 11's position is its ace card: straight onto the clifftop path, easy walking distance to Hermanus.

The room was elegant, spacious and comfortable. Owing to heavy rain on our arrival day, we were cold and wet and didn't appreciate the shower facility out in the entrance hall where the wind was whistling .... but the complementary decanter of sherry made up for this !

Boat for whale watching cancelled owing to poor weather !

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Ms R & Mr G from Hants
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ocean Eleven review

The location was perfect, on the first morning we walked out of the diningroom to see the tail of a whale disappearing into the sea- wonderful!

The breakfast was beautifully presented, a table full of prepared fruit, grapefruit, passion fruit, blueberries, strawberries, pineapple, melon, kiwi fruit, mango, guava, pawpaw looked delicious and was delicious - again a plentiful supply of yoghurt, cereal, cold meats and cheeses. The most amazingly orange egg yolks and the toasted bread 'popped' in your mouth.

The room was large, modern and tasteful with a TV and armchairs as well as a fridge. Patio doors opened out on to the swimming pool, a restricted sea view which they apologised for, but we were very happy!

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Mr & Mrs S from Wilmslow
Arrived on: 3-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Service:
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Whale watching without leaving your room

We arrived to be greated with "The whales know you are coming and are in the bay performing". For the next three days we did nothing but watch whales and eat - or so it seemed.

A very comfortable and spacious room ideal for watching the whales and very friendly and helpful staff.

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