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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
Frankfurt, Germany
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83 reviews 83 reviews
76 hotel reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 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 are a bit dated. They are clean but need lots of small odd jobs completed and a general freshen up. The towels provided are very small and in general the bathrooms lack shelving space. Overall we would stay again if seeing the whales in Hermanus.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My two girls and I had a wonderful, comfortable stay at Baleens guest house. The staff where very helpfull and the breakfasts were delicious. My girls had loads of fun in the games room and were very welcome to explore. All together we had an amazing stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Baleens Guest House in Hermanus was recommended by a friend. I have visited Hermanus twice and have stayed at Baleens. The hospitality has been amazing. Very friendly people. Will recommend Baleens Guest House anytime.

  • Stayed July 2014, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had a lovely stay at the Guest House. The rooms were lovely and nice and cosy.

The price was a really good price compared to what the other guesthouses charged.

The owner was also very hospitable, friendly and accommodating.

Will definitely visit again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

experience did not match internet pics, please update
Friendly and welcoming, with good advice
Spruce up entrance (outside especially)
improve inside lighting
a little run down
get internet working well in rooms
old towels smelt

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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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