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Southern Sun Hemingways

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed four nights at Hemingways and it was a good experience. Friendly and helpful staff. The hotel catered to all our needs very adequately. The room was a bit small and close to all the social amenities.

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Thank Mark H
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Dear Traveler, Thank you for choosing our hotel. I am glad to hear that your stay with us was a memorable one. Our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Werner van Niekerk Rooms Division Manager Southern Sun Hemingways

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great service standards and comfortable, clean rooms. I would stay here again when ever I'm East London-the staff were really kind and looked after our large group very well. Also great to see Management present on the floor in all areas.

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Dear Happy Guest, Thank you for your positive feedback and for choosing our hotel. I am glad to hear that we will be your top choice when you visit East London. I will be sure to let our staff know how much of an impact they made on your experience. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards,...

Bilthoven
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of this hotel is perfect for doing business in town. It is located outside the busy town centre. This makes the location quiet and peaceful. The hotel can be reached from the airport in about 20 minutes.

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Dear Traveler, Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. I am pleased to hear that you find our location to your liking. We look forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel. Kind regards, Werner van Niekerk Rooms Division Manager Southern Sun Hemingways

Johannersburg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

situated Just off the N2 in EL within one of the biggest shopping centres for shopping fanatics it is also a few minutes drive from the coastline and the pristine beaches of East London. The service was impeccable and real value for money

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Dear Traveler, Thank you for taking time to give us your feedback about your stay at our hotel. I am glad that you found our location convenient. Very happy to hear that our staff and service met your needs and expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards, Werner van Niekerk...

Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at Hemmingways, both casino and hotel, are the friendliest i have encountered in all Tsogo outlets. Everyone was just great and always willing to go the extra mile to make sure I was comfortable and enjoying my stay.

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Dear Loyal Guest, Thank you for your most recent stay with us and your positive comments about our staff. Our entire hotel and casino staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. Your kind words have been shared with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back in the nearest future. Kind Regards Werner...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The Hotel is good only minor things to be sorted out and your dinner is not up to standard where we been asked to join buffet but only chicken that was available. I strongly believe that a buffet is a choice of meal that are advertised in your presents at time of buffet and it your choice what it not...

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Retabile, General Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for your candid review of your recent stay at our hotel and for taking time to speak to me last week at the hotel reception foyer. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. I greatly appreciate your comment around your dinning experience. I...

Nelspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay at this hotel, the room are not that spacious they are just okay. The only meal I enjoyed was the breakfast as for dinner they can do better. The hotel is located next to the mall and has a casino, cinema and pool

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Retabile, General Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways, responded to this review

Dear Happy Traveller, Thank you for your positive feedback. We looking forward to exceeding you expectations once again. Yours in Service Retabile Radebe General Manager Southern Sun Hemingways

Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Service of the highest standard!! Recommend to business and leisure travelers. Truly fantastic experience We stayed as a family of 3 for 4 nights. I did the IronMan 70.3 and the hotel and staff catered perfectly for this occasion.

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Retabile, General Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways, responded to this review

Dear Mr Turton, Thank you for recommending on tripadvisor. We cant wait to welcome you back in 2018. Yours in Service Retabile Radebe General Manager Southern Sun Hemingways

East London, South Africa
Reviewed 30 January 2017

i always enjoy staying at southern sun east london. the staff is friendly and always make the stay special. love the rewqards programme, the benefits are trully enjoy, keep up the good work... always a pleasure

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Retabile, General Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, Thank you for taking time to recommend us on tripadviser. Our staff is always happy to attend to o guests needs. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Yours in Service Retabile Radebe General Manager Southern Sun Hemingways

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The management of Hemingways Hotel is excellent. Their attention to detail does not go unnoticed, and you are really treated as an honourable guest. Clean, and so practical next to the shopping mall. b

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Retabile, General Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways, responded to this review

Dear Happy Traveller, Thank you for your most receint stay with us. We look forward to being your hotel of choice in East London. Yours in Service Retabile Radebe General Manager Southern Sun Hemingways

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Sun Hemingways

Address: Cnr Western Avenue and Two Rivers Drive | Vincent, East London 5200, South Africa (Formerly Hemingways Hotel - East London)
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > East London
Price Range: $237 - $669 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Hemingways 4*
Number of rooms: 108
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in East London
#2 Luxury Hotel in East London
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“any room is good with good standards”
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“Not to closes to the mall and the conference rooms”
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