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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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“Best breakfast (even GF avaiable) along the Garden Route!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

All you want:
Wonderful rooms,
Wifi,
Walking distance to beach and The Grotto Restaurant (very good!),
nice staff,
amazing breakfast (if mentioned beforehand it is possible to receive gluten free bread for breakfast!).

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

A delightful stay in a lovely serene spot. The staff where wonderful. The owners could not be more helpful and they serve a great breakfast cooked to your specific preference. The rooms where immaculate with lots of lovely local artwork.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

A good clean establishment, my only suggestion would be to put a shelf up in the bathroom to put your toiletries on. A little far out of the centre of the town so it was very peaceful. The hosts were very helpful about places to visit.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Dublin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I stayed with my two sisters here at the end of March. The guest house is on Grotto beach which is 5-10 minute drive outside the town. This was fine for us as we had a car but it may be an inconvenience to others. It is a nice quaint guesthouse. There were cats and we're not cat lovers!! The breakfast was nice and the owner cooks a fry on request. The room we stayed in had a double bed and a single and was comfortable. It had a balcony out on to the pool. The pool is small but it is a nice little area. The wifi is very poor in the guesthouse. We could only get signal at the main door. Saying that though there is one computer with free internet in the common area. It was a pleasant stay and I would recommend it. It was clean and suitable for what we needed it for!

Room Tip: I would recommend the private room with pool access
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Not sure why this hotel has such rave reviews.. Rooms are ok but not as large as people seem to be saying. The place would have been awesome a few years back. Typically when a hotel is soe highly rated you expect a hell of a lot. If you lower your expectations you are likely to be pleasantly surprised. Make no mistake it is a nice place but not awesome

The hotel is very close to the beach and a little away from town center. This is the biggest plus. The TV has only 4 channels (but you really should not be going to Hermanus to watch TVs). Breakfast spread is limited

Room Tip: Take the balcony room with Sea view, its worth it
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Richards Bay, South Africa
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Worth going out of your way to stay there !!

The room was large and well appointed, generally comfortable and a lovely bathroom/shower.
Breakfast was very good and thoroughly recommended. The owner, Paula put astonishing amount of thought into this B&B ... creating levels of comfort and homeliness that are outstanding.

They are wheelchair-friendly too.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Visiting from UK, SA, Australia and New Zealand after our daughter's wedding near Robertson, with a group of 22 friends and family. We were instantly made to feel extremely welcome by Nato and Paula. Baleens is, as already mentioned, clean, simple, excellent value for money and a perfect base for visitors to the area for one or more nights. Breakfast was excellent and freshly cooked by Nato, the communal areas were clean and comfortable and we had use of the braai and kitchen. Tea and coffee were available 24/7 in the breakfast area and the bar was well stocked! We would have no hesitation in recommending Baleens. Thanks again for your hospitality, Karen, John, Rebecca and Gerhard

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 310 10th Street, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Baleens 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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