We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Awesome” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Abalone Guest Lodge

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Save
You added Abalone Guest Lodge to your Saves list
Abalone Guest Lodge
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   306 Main Road, Hermanus 7200, South Africa   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #16 of 82 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This was a real gem. The hotel was excellently positioned for fantastic cliff walks and brilliant whale watching opportunities. We were made very welcome with a complimentary wine and an extensive choice of activities and restaurants which were efficiently explained and booked for us.
The room was secluded, clean and restful. Breakfast was excellent. When I left my glasses there tehy were even posted to me. This is a fantastic hotel and I would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed July 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

281 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    211
    63
    5
    2
    0
See reviews for
41
188
4
5
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (56)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Our family spent two nights here and found it to be the perfect location - amazing scenic views from our rooms, friendly, accommodating staff (they even found us out on the cliff path to tell us our whale watching tour schedule), and easy access to Hermanus by cliff path or cab for dining. Our only disappointment was that we had scheduled shark dives and whale watching (which were both awesome), but left little time to enjoy the delicious breakfasts and relaxed atmosphere of Abalone Lodge. If you can spare the time, I'd recommend including some free time for whale watching from the deck or exploring the cliffs - you'll be glad you did!

Room Tip: There are two sea-facing rooms and our travel agent was savvy enough to get them - you can watch the...
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
drakensberg
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Excellent getaway to Hermanus. beautiful setting, romantic rooms and wonderful views/ Delicious breakfast and great service. Thanks Abalone

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Abalone lodge is really a little gem in Hermanus. Beautiful accomodation with very friendly staff. The rooms are spacious and i just loved the underfloor heating. Its is so peaceful. Just be sure to book a sea facing room as the mountain facing room gets the noise from the street in the mornings.
Can't wait to return for a longer stay.

Room Tip: Just be sure to book a sea facing room as the mountain facing room gets the noise from the street in...
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Paris, France
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Un endroit parfait pour admirer les baleines, marcher le long de la côte, accidentée et mystérieuse. Présence d'animaux qui donnent beaucoup de charme aux lieux. Piscine agréable, personnel charmant, terrasse pour le petit-déjeuner (mais qualité des produits perfectible). Mais bon, charmant quand même :)

Perfect place to spot whales, walk by the rocky coastline filled with mystery. The wildlife conveys a lot of charm all over the place. Pleasant swimming-pool and staff, terrasse for breakfast, even though the food could be better quality. Charming apart from that...

  • Stayed December 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Lovely,clean and outstanding service ! If you stop in Hermanus that is the place to stay !
Spacious rooms and excellent view from the breakfast deck !

  • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

We only stayed on night at Abalone but it has a great location right on the coast. You can go out the back gate straight onto the coastal walk. Our room was comfortable and clean and great value for money for the price. The staff were really helpful and made restaurant recommendations and called tour companies on our behalf. We'd recommend taking a taxi into town especially at night. We were recommended Abalone by Imagine Africa and we weren't disappointed.

Room Tip: The sea view rooms are worth the extra if the weather is nice
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Abalone Guest Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Abalone Guest Lodge

Address: 306 Main Road, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 82 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Abalone Guest Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Abalone Lodge, situated on the magnificent ocean front of Hermanus. Abalone Guest Lodge offers luxury accommodation for travel, business or leisure. Abalone Guest Lodge has direct access to the well-known Scenic Cliff Path that makes Hermanus the Land Base Whale Watching Capital of the World. Abalone Guest Lodge is situated on Siever’s Point, a landmark seafront position midway between the town centre and the beautiful Blue Flag beaches of Hermanus. We recently added a sauna treatment room and gym for your comfort. We look forward to welcoming you to our tastefully decorated en-suite accommodation that offers you every luxury as well as unrivalled views of the ocean and the mountains. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your Abalone Guest Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Abalone Guest Hotel Hermanus

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Abalone Guest Lodge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.