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“Lovely place to stay.” 4 of 5 stars
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Les Baleines
4.5 of 5 Guest house   |   193 Third Street, off 10th Ave | Voëlklip, Hermanus 7200, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #50 of 82 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lovely place to stay.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

At first we wondered where we going as Les Baleines is at the top of a hill, however the view is really worth climbing up, however you are better off using the car rather than walking. The hotel is extremely clean and the ladies who work there are very helpful and the owner can't do enough for you.

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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night on our Honeymoon.
We where greeted warmly and given a tour of the wonderful house. The decor and surroundings are beautiful.
We where advised a dinner had been reserved for us in a local hotel but we could cancel if we wished.
We decided to cancel as we spotted another place we wanted to eat. that was no problem.
Our room was lovely and bathroom impressive.
We booked the local taxi, and they where a scream and so much fun.. They where very interested in our trip and happy to give us advise etc for our adventure.

only thing missing for us was that, it was an honesty bar, yet it wasn't stocked, there was no minerals there to have with your spirit!! plenty of wine for me but the husband had to go without.

other than that, lovely hotel and would reccomend.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We were booked into Les Baleines for 2nights on a B&B basis in late January 2013.
The boutique experience is special, personal and cosy. There are only 7 or 8 rooms so it is in no way a busy place.
It is situated quite a few miles east of the centre of Hermanus, but if you have car, and that is how most people see the Garden Route, then it is not a problem. You might say it is an advantage, since you get the advantage of privacy. As in other reviews, we would agree it is luxurious, the bedrooms are beautiful and the wet room/bathrooms are superb.
Breakfasts are standard, but lovely. Teresa, who welcomed us, had reserved restaurants for us in town for the evenings, which was excellent, and they did not disappoint. Hermanus town is an upmarket, beautiful town and I wish we could have stayed longer. 5 stars!

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We recently stayed at Les Baleines guest house for 2 nights. The accommodation itself is peaceful with décor to match the location. Our deluxe room was wonderfully designed, we were particularly taken by the very contemporary bathroom. The breakfast was modest but met our needs perfectly. The manager had already made reservations for our 2 night stay at local restaurants in Hermanus, however we politely declined and made our own as we research our restaurants carefully. Our only small gripe is that during one of our nights stay we had arranged a shark diving tour which left very early in the morning. The breakfast we missed was not deducted or a small snack offered (e.g., fruit) in its place. Regardless of this the accommodation was nice, the service warm and our needs met.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

From the moment we walked in, we felt we were in a special place. Upgraded to a deluxe room with contemporary and tasteful decor, luxury bathroom and views over the ocean. We were booked into Lizette's restaurant which proved to be a great recommendation. The following morning we took a peaceful walk down to the beach, before enjoying an elegant breakfast served by friendly staff. Lovely.

  • 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The guest house was very sweet. Great views. Good recommendation for restaurent in the area and kindly made us a reservation in advance.
Breakfast was generous and promptly served in the morning. Sadly we could not experience a boat trip of any kind as the seas were just too rough and we only stayed for one night.
Little bit further outside the town than we thought.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We were only here for one night but had a most luxurious experience.The guest house was so comfortable with a beautifully furnished lounge and a terrace with amazing views over Grotto Beach. We had a de luxe room with a rather superior bathroom! The manager was most helpful and had thoughtfully booked us a local restaurant.It was easy to order a cab to take us to and collect us from the town.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Les Baleines

Address: 193 Third Street, off 10th Ave | Voëlklip, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 82 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Les Baleines 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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