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“Whale Waiting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Avalon on Sea Guest House

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Avalon on Sea Guest House
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1 Marine Drive, Hermanus 7200, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #29 of 80 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Breda, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Whale Waiting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We had the upstairs room and you cannot imagine a better view. One could be there all year long just waiting for the Whales to visit the bay. Great location, fantastic view, quality breakfast, very friendly hosts !

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Posterholt, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

What a perfect location! In easy walking distance to the restaurants and bars. Great hospitality! When you visit Hermanus, stay at Avalon on Sea!
Greetings, Ruud and Marian Gommans, Posterholt, Netherlands

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Preston
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Lovely, well run, little guest house on the edge of Hermanus, just a short 15 minute walk into town & with stunning sea views.
The upstairs room has great views & a lovely balcony.
Hareld, the owner, will give you tips on where to eat etc.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

It was our first time in Hermanus and we booked this guest house off the Internet, not knowing what to expect.....BUT, how pleasantly were we surprised. The guest house is very conveniently situated relative to the town centre, the owners are very friendly and helpful and the rooms are very nice. Thanks to Sue and Harald, we had a very nice and relaxing stay in Hermanus - especially Old Year's eve....... This guest house can definitely be recommended!

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  • Stayed December 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hermanus
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

My husband and myself decided to take a break after ten years of marriage and we went to Avalon on sea for 5 days. The service was excellent and the view from the balcony amazing. The beds are a bit uncomfortable. The staff were super friendly and helpful.

Thanks for a great stay.

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

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Hermanus
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

I would definately recommend Avalon on sea for a simple, easy going, bed and breakfast in Hermanus.

There is plenty of space beyond your room to relax, read a book, or take a dip in the plunge pool.

It is close to the centre hub, the rooms are clean, and the hosts very friendly!


  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Hermanus
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

As you see from my ratings, we found Avalon on Sea to be wonderful.
All the categories above are marked excellent. but best of all, the hospitality shown by Josephine and Nedine went above and beyond!
We felt very fortunate that the Information Center had directed us there.
Solveig Kjeseth
Sunny Cove Manor
Fish Hoek

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Additional Information about Avalon on Sea Guest House

Address: 1 Marine Drive, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 80 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Avalon on Sea Guest House 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Owner-managed Guesthouse, offering comfortable accommodation in Hermanus. Avalon on Sea is located directly on the sea front and is within easy walking distance from the centre of Hermanus with its fine restaurants, craft markets, shops and the world's only Whale Crier. Enjoy the "Park and Walk" life-style by leaving your car in the secure car park and walking the short distance to most of the attractions in Hermanus. ... more   less 

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