This lodge is a gem of a guest house which is enlivened by the excellent hospitality offered by the staff there. We stayed there for one night on our honeymoon and are glad that we did.
There is ample parking space at the lodge. Whilst the lodge is a good 20-30 minute walk out of the middle of town, the journey can be made for most of the way along the terrific coastal path which hugs the shoreline (45 mins). From this path, you can see the great crashing of waves against the rocks an excellent opportunities to spot whales frolicking in the sea. Take a pair of binoculars though! Also be aware that the footpath eventually diverts onto the main road.
The staff are helpful when it comes to booking restaurants and offering wine at most opportunities! The breakfast was delicious and the lounge area was great for socialising or relaxing with a book.
The wi-fi did not really work during our stay and perhaps this is something that can be rectified to make it an ever better service.
Whilst the spa, gym and pool facilities at the lodge were appreciated, we did not get round to using them due the short length of our stay.
Since it was our honeymoon, the lodge also delivered some champagne and delicious cheesecake to out room, which was gratefully received!
Thanks for an excellent stay.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Abalone Guest Hotel Hermanus