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On the Cliff Guest House
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   42 Westcliff Road | Westcliff, Hermanus 7200, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #24 of 82 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Tregony, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012 via mobile

What a superb 5 days we had at On The Cliff House with our friends. Charmaine & Hylton were exceptional hosts and made us so welcome in their beautiful home. What a sight we saw on our first morning at breakfast in the bay, hundreds of dolphins interacting with the whales in the bay, Charmaine & Hylton were just as excited as us as we all rushed across to the cliffs. Our room was excellent with everything provided that you could possibly wish. Thank you both for making our stay in Hermanous so exceptional. Elaine & Trevor

Stayed March 2012
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Beautiful bedrooms with superior bed linen and beautiful views out to sea. Breakfast was excellent and a good place to chat to the owners and other guests about various outings in the area. The hosts were charming. Hope to return!!

Room Tip: Upper floor rooms look right out to sea.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lendelede, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

On The Cliff Guest House is an excellent B&B, thanks to the professionalism of Charmaine and Hilton, the owners of the Guest House.
The rooms are spacious, very clean , with direct view to the sea.
The breakfasts were very good thanks to the excellent staff and the ideal place to meet the other guests and to get interesting advice from the owners.
We'll come back!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

On the Cliff Gurest house is on the West cliff in Hermanus and our ground floor room was over looking the cliffs and sea. The guest house is large with private parking behind gates. The room we had was very big with a large very comfortable bed and plenty of storage. The room was a little dark despite the large patio doors but this really is the only negative thing about the room. The bathroom was large and the shower was excellent with plenty of complimentary toiletries. The breakfast room was sunny and bright and the breakfast was served by our hosts. We were offered fresh fruits, cereaks, cooked breakfast and toast. The small plunge pool is set in a small but lovely court yard with plenty of loungers. There is a gate from the property that leads out onto the coastal path. There is a lovely coastal walk into Hermanus with great views over the bay.
It takes less than 5 minutes to drive into Hermanus from the guest house to lots of lovely restaurants. We ate twice at the Burgandy restaurant and had a great meal.

  • Stayed February 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Charmaine is the perfect hostess in this well run guest house (actually more of a boutique hotel!). The rooms are spacious - with great views over the bay Breakfast sets you up well for the day - and access to the town is easy. Try the local tuk-tuk for that fun return home after dinner.

Room Tip: We had room 2 - with two balconies - whihc meant we kept the sun longer!
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  • Stayed February 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

lovely location by the coast, nice and safe walk to the town via the coast.
Food in town is awesome recommended by the owner Charmine, we were also allowed to have breaky in town part of the deal, a lovely touch!

You won't go wrong staying here.

  • Stayed January 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

Whales were easily spotted just a hundred meter from the cliff in front of the guest house. A fellow guest told us they saw whales from their balcony before joining us on the cliff. The room was just right for our family of 2 adults a child and a toddler. When we arrived, they had prepared 2 single beds in addition to our king sized bed as they were “not informed of the age of our children”. But when the lady owner saw that we had a toddler, she immediately offered to replace one of the single beds with a baby cot. As it rained on one of the days we were there, we asked her for recommendations on what we could do. She told us to try have a cup of coffee at De Kelders which is about 30 mins away. We went and found Coffee on The Rocks, and were rewarded with sunny weather, great peanut butter milkshake and endless display of up to 7 whales near the coast.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the top floor if you want to whale watch from the balcony.
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  • Stayed November 2011, 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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Address: 42 Westcliff Road | Westcliff, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 82 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — On the Cliff Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seafront luxury guest house with sea views from all rooms. Sauna, heated pool, pub, gym, guest lounges, bicycles and more. Situated with the cliff paths directly in front of the house and beautiful views of the whales in season from your room. Shark cage diving, whale viewing, diving, horse riding, fantastic beaches and lots more. ... more   less 
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