Hermanus is famously known as one of the most loved holiday destinations in the Western Cape. Each year thousands of people come from near and far to make the most of the sandy white beaches, delicious wines and, of course, the whales. In the heart of all this action, you will find Village n Life’s Hermanus collection. Conceptualised in 2011, this ever-growing collection of fine hotels, exceptional serviced apartments and creative studios hosts more than 13 000 of the annual visitors to the town.
The flagship hotel in the collection is the Harbour House Hotel. Harbour House consists of three wings — the Manor House, the New Wing and the Harbour Square Wing. The hotel boasts facilities that leave little to desire. These include a Mint Wellness Salon, a magnificent pool, a wine bar and the Selkirk’s restaurant. Selkirk’s is one of the few establishments in the area that is licenced to serve locally farmed abalone. The restaurant and wine bar both take great pride in their wine lists and only stock wines that are produced in the area.
The rooms at Harbour House Hotel vary between Romantic rooms, travellers’ crash pads and family sized suites. The Romantic rooms are fitted with beautiful baths and have a very clean aesthetic, while the family suites boast a lounge, full kitchen and a separate bedroom.
In the lap of luxury
La Paradis and Village Square are the two serviced apartment blocks that form part of Village n Life Hermanus Collection. Proudly hosted by the Harbour House Hotel, guests staying at either are sure to be in the lap of blissful luxury for the duration of their stay. La Paradis is exceptionally well positioned and decorated in a modern yet inviting style. Each apartment features breathtaking ocean views, two bedrooms, a large kitchen and entertainment area and an outside area fitted with a barbeque.
The block also houses a communal pool and a large underground parking area. Situated in the heart of the Old harbour Town, Village Square boasts two apartments, one Penthouse, a lookout terrace and a spectacular rooftop pool. Both apartments have views overlooking Walker Bay, a large entertainment area with an open plan kitchen and an en-suite bedroom. The Penthouse has spectacular views of Walker Bay and the surrounding mountains. It features two bedrooms, an open plan kitchen, lounge and dining area and a spectacular veranda.
Creative living spaces
The last product in the portfolio is The Gallery Studios. Set in what was once an art gallery, The Gallery Studios are creative living spaces, which were conceptualised with the adventure traveller in mind. Guests are invited to draw their own energy and inspiration from the seven awesome studios that are located on the second floor of the ever-vibrant Village Square Centre.
The walls are bedecked with canvasses, showcasing some of the awesome adventures and activities in the area. Guests staying at The Gallery Studios are sure to revel in the studios’ great location and proximity to the town’s hustle and bustle. The Gallery also boasts access to the amazing roof top pool and lookout terrace that features panoramic views over Walker Bay.
All guests staying with Village n Life’s Hermanus Collection have access to the spectacular rim flow pool, Selkirk’s Restaurant, Mint Wellness Salon and the wine bar. Guests are also afforded the luxury of daily housekeeping, fibre optic Internet connection and access to the hotels concierge service. The collection also features disabled and pet-friendly rooms so you need never leave anybody behind when visiting Hermanus.