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“Absolutely perfect in every aspect” 5 of 5 stars
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Cliff Cottage Bed & Breakfast
22 Westcliff Drive, Hermanus 7200, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #20 of 82 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Mermaid Beach, Australia
2 reviews
“Absolutely perfect in every aspect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2011

My partner and I stayed at Cliff Cottage for 3 nights in December and had a superb time during our first trip to South Africa. The hospitality was first class from Chuck and Dot. Chuck's Breakfast every amazing every morning! Rooms were very comfortable and homely.

I look forward to staying at Cliff Cottage again on our return to South Africa in the near future.

All in all a wonderful time!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2011

It was already our second stay at cliff cottage . The whales have already gone in december, but we did not want to go home without meeting Chuck and Dot again :-) We were travelling around for 3 weeks and our best bed and breakfast was at cliff-cottage! Chuck and Dot make you really feel like at home with their warm hospitality. Breakfast is delicious and the rooms a very cosy and comfortable. The cliff-walk is just across the street. Evereything is really perfect!

We are sure to come a third time!

Greetings from Munich

Gudrun 1 and George (Jörg)

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2011

Welcomed by chuck and dot we instantly felt at ease in the lovely thatch cottage. the room was very clean and the whole place has a very homely feel to it.
the breakfast was freshly cooked to our individual orders and the service was great.

Chuck and Dot gave us great advice and their knowledge on the local area, and South Africa, is extensive which really made our experience.

We will be most definitely be visiting again in the near future.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2011

We had a fantastic time staying at Cliff cottage. The room very clean and comfortable, easy acces into town and great Cliff walks to start your day off. Followed by an excellent breakfast that you would expect at a 5 Star hotel. The fruit salad was to die for, a full breakfast with eggs to order of your choice and great service. Chuck and Dot who run the B&B where very friendly and helpful, they pointed us to the local restuarants and even offerred to book for us. They pointed us to the local attractions and places of interest. They certainly made us feel very welcome and we really enjoyed our stay at Cliff cottage, hope to be back next year.

Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Soest, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

We promised Chuck and Dot to write a review upon arrival in Holland. Serious personal circumstances avoided that. So now we are up to it again we must say we had a lovely time in the Cliff Cottage. It was the personal touch that made the difference. We have been in Hermanus before but this time it was at the right time at the right spot. It helps when you are in Whalecity and you get to see a lot of whales indeed. Almost everything is right with this B&B. The Bed and the lovely breakfast.
Chuck & Dot: whenever we come to Hermanus we will stay with you, that's for sure.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2011

Enjoyed our 3 day stay. Chuck and Dot made us very welcome and I would like to return one day, especially to see the Whales from the fantastic views across the road, from the Cliff Walks. The hospitality we experienced from Chuck and Dot helped us start our holiday in Hermanus, and we were treated to a lovely Breakfast each day in the garden, topped off with Chuck's delicious home made muffins.
The Old Harbour is a ten minute walk from the Cottage with a good selection of bars and restaurants

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2010

We stayed for one night at Cliff Cottage during a tour of the area.

Located just outside Hermanus town centre, this is a friendly guest house, managed by a lovely couple (although I understand they're not the owners). The main cluster of restaurants and bars are 10 - 15 minutes away on foot, but easily walkable if you wanted some fresh sea air!

Our room had direct access from the garden, so we didn't disturb anyone coming or going. It was spotlessly clean, spacious and decorated in light nautical tones, with a fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and TV with a select number of channels. A separate lounge area was a welcome addition to the bedroom - although it would have been good to have some curtains to divide the two areas at night time.

The modern shower room was also generously proportioned complete with large walk in shower. However, the height of the shower head and position of the tap handle below it wasn't well thought out - I'm 6ft 2 and had to crouch down to wash my hair!

Wireless internet was available at 40 Rand per hour and 150 Rand per 24 hours - on a par with some of the world's higher end hotels(!!)

Breakfast here was lovely - tea/coffee, juices cereals, cooked breakfast with eggs cooked to order etc. My highlight was the delicious fruit salad!

I don't believe Cliff Cottage has an official star rating, but it's certainly on a par with good 3 or 4 star B&B.

The friendly, homely feel created by the staff and excellent value for money make this an ideal choice if you're looking for a base for a short stay in Hermanus.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 22 Westcliff Drive, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 82 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and relax at Cliff Cottage, just across the road from the famous Hermanus cliff paths and some of the best land-based whale watching in the world. We offer spacious Cape Dutch en-suite double or twin bedrooms and family suites, with garden entrances, satellite TV, off-street parking, mountain views, and scrumptious home-cooked or continental breakfasts. You can take a scenic walk along the cliff paths to the village shops, bars, restaurants and craft market. The magnificent Grotto beach, Fernkloof Nature reserve, premier 27-hole Golf Course and the Hemel-en-Arde Valley vineyards are all just a short drive away. ... more   less 
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