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Lavender Manor Guest Lodge
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   184, 10th Street | Voelklip, Hermanus 7200, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #19 of 82 Hermanus B&B and Inns
UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Don't hesitate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

This is a beautiful guest lodge that we stayed at as part of our drive on the Garden Route. Our bedroom was gorgeous and had some really lovely finishing touches. The views were fantastic. The owners were very helpful and gave us lots of tips for our onwards trip.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

My initial feeling on arrival was one of disappointment as the hotel is so far from both central Hermanus and from the ocean.
However, I was glad we stayed here in the end without it we would never have discovered the fabulous cliff path which you can take into town. Walking that 4km route is my best memory of the town as it took us over dramatic little bays and beaches, almost constantly accompanied by pairs of whales (we were lucky enough to be there during peak whale watching season).
The sights were constantly fascinating and in the end the walk took us some six hours as we kept stopping to just look.
The hotel is very comfortable and serves a good breakfast. There is an honesty bar with a roof terrace with a nice, if slightly distant, view of the ocean. WiFi is available free there, although you couldn't get it in the rooms in the rear block where we stayed. That is a very minor grumble though.

Room Tip: I suspect rooms in the main house have WiFi access. The ones in the rear block do not.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nailsea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We stayed at the Lavender Manor for two nights on 14th and 15th January. The owners and staff gave a very warm welcome and made our stay of the highest quality. They were friendly and very helpful without being intrusive. Our rooms were spacious and well presented and the breakfast was enjoyable with a good selection.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for 1 night during our honeymoon. Although it is a little further away from Hermanus than we had hoped there were panaoramic views of the bay from the roof terrace and from our communal lounge which made up for this.

Our room was very nice and there were champagne and strawbrries waiting for us on our arrival which was a lovely touch.

The honesty bar was a great place to relax after dinner and the food at breakfast was very nice. Although perhaps not very personal we enjoyed our stay and Lavender Manor proved the perfect spot for whale watching!

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

We have really enjoyed our deeply relaxing stay at Lavendar Manor.
From the piano music filling the manor, to the little Lavendar sprigs dotted around our rooms, to the self-serve bar overlooking Grotto beach.
I love the country styled decor.
The service of management is impeccable and they can't do enough for you - very kind and helpful.
The only drawback was the lack of air conditioning, but apparently it's quite usual that the accommodation here is without it.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Weybridge, UK
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17 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

As with some of the other reviews it really does seem to depend on what room you have - we had the family room which is situated at the back of the house at ground level and does not benefit at all from the stunning views of the main house - and also the family room is somewhat cramped and dark. The highlights for us were the balcony bar/lounge where we enjoyed a late evening drink from the superbly well stocked honesty bar, together with a 5 star breakfast - fabulous fruits together with cooked breakfast.
The location initially was a concern - being some 5km outside the town - but we were so pleased we were there it gave us the opportunity to walk the really stunning cliff path into town for dinner to work up an appetite - we then got the local taxi back.
Grotto beach is 2 mins walk away as is beautiful. We were there in January 2013 and the water was at an all time best of about 19C so beware that it is not for the faint hearted - very chilly even by UK summer standards.
The cliff path is genuinely stunning and starts 1 min walk from the Lavender Manor and is only spoiled slightly by a 100m section that comes off the cliffs to the road - but if you do stay here then don't miss the walk - we were out of Whale season so it must be even more fabulous in season.
All in all fully recommended if you check carefully which room(s) you are allocated.

Room Tip: Those at the back of the house and on ground floor are not great.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Lavender Manor is a lovely guest house located close to Grotto beach.
Rooms are spacious and well equipped with good quality linen and towels. Breakfasts are excellent. I would recommend staying there and would return again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Lavender Manor Guest Lodge

Address: 184, 10th Street | Voelklip, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 82 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lavender Manor Guest Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lavender Manor offers spectacular sea and mountain views and warm, relaxed hospitality. Overlooking famous Blue Flag Grotto Beach and the whale sanctuary of Walker Bay, you are within two minutes walk of the magnificent beaches and the scenic cliff path. Relax next to the secluded pool and watch the incredible sunsets over the ocean from the upstairs patio. Ideally positioned for whale watching, walking trails, visiting the different wine routes, and near world-class golf courses. ... more   less 
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