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“Sophisticated yet comfortable accomodation and excellent value” 5 of 5 stars
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Abalone Guest Lodge
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   306 Main Road, Hermanus 7200, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #19 of 84 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Toronto, Canada
1 review
“Sophisticated yet comfortable accomodation and excellent value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2011

Modern, sophisticated yet comfortable accomodation overlooking the ocean with access to the cliff walk for great views of the beautiful homes adjacent to the property, the bluffs and the ocean. The service, the food and the accomodation were excellent and at a very reasonable price. Close to central Hermanus but away from the bustle. We would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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
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Haar, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2011

Nice and friendly service, warm welcome. Our room had a wonderful seaside view and nice decoration and interieur. Sundowner possible at patio. Very delicious breakfast with croissants like in Paris. Love to come back whenever in Hermanus! With a little luck you can do whale watching out of your bed.........

  • Stayed November 2010, 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
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2011

This is a very well appointed Guest House which is staffed by people who really do want to make you welcome and to ensure that you enjoy your stay. We were, for example, helped to find places for dinner - only breakfast (which is excellent) available at Abalone Guest Lodge - in a way that made us feel that it really was 'no trouble'.
Really good feeling to the lodge and beautiful rooms which are very well maintained.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

The Abalone was actually one of the cheaper places we stayed in during our SA holiday,but it was one of the best. The rooms were spotless, the location couldn't be better, ideal for walks along the coast (no whales unfortunately, they left the previous week). For British tourists, ignore the title "Guest House", it's absolutely nothing like a traditional British guest house!!

  • Stayed December 2010, 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 December 5, 2010

Beautiful sea view room, very helpful staff and great service. We stayed for 2 nights in the hope of seeing whales. We saw 7! One from our room. Beautifully decorated, fresh clean room with friendly, welcoming and helpful people working there. We had a great stay. You will need to book a taxi or drive a short distance to get to the local restaurants but its a great coastal walk during the day.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2010

Probably the finest guesthouse we ever stayed at. Its bright and airy and decorated to a very high standard. The walkway along the cliffs to the rear of the property is fabulous, all the way to grotto beach. Pool area, breakfast and staff were all top quality. Rooms are very spacious and well decorated. Would highly recommend Abalone and Hermanus. Would love to stay here again in one of the sea facing rooms.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2010

The public rooms and the best bedrooms have wonderful sea views. The lodge is about a 40 minute walk along a lovely cliff top path from the centre of Hermanus, (or 5 minutes in the car along the main road). The staff are very helpful and you can see whales from the Lodge.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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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 #19 of 84 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 
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