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Baleens

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   310 10th Street, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Ranked #7 of 10 hotels in Hermanus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Roma, Italia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We slept at the Baleens Just one night but the owner has been really welcoming. She assisted us with call phones and such in order to help us organize and solve some things that could not have been a concern of hers, absolutely ! Besides, very talkative, as I Like !

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Province of Bergamo, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a night stay in Hemanus. The Balens guesthouse was perfect for a confortable stay in a nice city. Host was very nice with us, giving a lot of useful information and booking for us the whale boot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are welcomed by NATO Barnard the owner and his wife you feel at home! They listen to you and give you the best accommodation they have. They know the area and give you wonderfully directions. The fireplace,garden and even the small pool are OK! Breakfast is simple but more then sufficient. All in all a great place to... More

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Riebeek-kasteel, Western Cape, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A warm and welcoming B & B, with a wonderful owner and staff. Rooms are comfortable and the sea view form the up stairs rooms is fabulous. A good breakfast is served too. It's a great location - in a very quiet part of Hermanus. Highly recommended. The only slight negative was the wi - fi. It's very inconstant.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful building and furniture. Very helpful staff who showed us the best places to go for whalewatching and we managed to see lots. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Hillegom, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice guest house. We had a spacious room with a balcony - we could even spot whales from there! The only down side is that Baleens is some 6 km from the town centre. But at least it's a quiet place! With friendly staff.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both a wonderful location near a beautiful beach with a beachfront trail into Hermanus and very nice accommodation. In a very quiet residential neighborhood. Helpful and pleasant staff. Downtown Hermanus is about 6km from Baleens.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a rather basic accommodation, but for this price the level of comfort was good. Friendly host, nice view (sunset), balcony, very close to the beach, free wifi and parking. Did not try the pool, it looks tiny and it was not so warm that day. The city center and restaurants are pretty far, you need a car.

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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The owner and staff were very friendly and so helpful with directions for the local area, honesty bar and breakfast the following day. The main reception of the house is nice and authentically decorated. The communal areas are very rustic, comfortable and outstanding for families with lots of games and activities. The rooms and bathrooms however do need attention and... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although it rained, the kids just loved the entertainment area which kept them busy indoors. Night time was absolute bliss where we watched tv infront of the fireplace. Breakfast was Amazing and a wide selection to suit all our needs

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Address: 310 10th Street, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
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Hotel Class:3 star — Baleens 3*
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Small, privately owned hotel with an informal atmosphere offering great value accommodation. 21 en suite rooms, either double, triple or family. Some rooms have panoramic ocean views. English and continental breakfast. Fully licenced bar. Close to the ocean and lagoon (100 meters) in a quiet and safe part of town. Wifi, internet, braai facilities, swimming pool, pool table, Dstv, conference room and facilities. ... more   less 
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