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Baleia de Hermanus
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   57 Main Road, Hermanus 7200, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #61 of 84 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Durban, South Africa
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Super B&B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We were greeted so warmly by Chris and made to feel at home. The room was super with good linen and spotlessly clean. Lovely breakfast . Would definitely go back when we return to Hermanus. Will have to book early for the whale season

  • Stayed March 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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Chris J, Owner at Baleia de Hermanus, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Many thanks for the kind words. We will certainly aim to maintain our standards for your next trip!

Regards
Chris
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stayed at this lovely B&B for three nights. The rooms are spacious with on suite full bathroom. The owners were very friendly and full of advice. The pool in the centre of the guest rooms was divine, small enough to heat up quickly and space to lounge around. Lovely basic cooked breakfast. Honesty bar availiable.

Only concerns were that we were the first room closet to the main road and the guest entrance so quite noisey. Try get room 4 or 5 rather. The rooms don't have aircon so quite warm but there is a ceiling fan. The TV is very old and outdated.

Room Tip: Ask for room 4 or 5 not no. 1
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chris J, Owner at Baleia de Hermanus, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Many thanks for your kind words, we certainly appreciate your help in us keeping up good standards required to meet our Unforgettable, Uncomplicated Hospitality aims and ambitions.

Regards
Chris
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Very friendly staff, clean and comfortable rooms, excellent breakfast. The location is outstanding, close to sea for whalewatching, citycenter and restautants. This is a guesthouse we really can recommend.

  • Stayed November 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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Chris J, Owner at Baleia de Hermanus, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words. We try our best qas it's wonderful to see our efforts are appreciated. Thank you, Regards Chris.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Chris and Janka run this 1st class guest house and they do it so well. We loved everything about Baleia and Hermanus. We stayed here at the start of our 3wks travelling in SA and Chris and Janka set the standard that we expected throughout our journey. Great price,great food,great rooms and most important great hosts. Thank you Chris and Janka your both doing a great job we just loved Baleia. Eleanor and Gordon from Scotland

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

This is the second time my friends and I have stayed at this unique quaint lodge, that is clean and welcoming,providing a meeting place for old friends and the making of new ones. A big bonus is a kettle, a tray with coffee, tea sugar and milk in every bedroom. Chris and Janka, the hospitable caring owners, know how to spoil their guests, providing comfy beds, delightful large bathrooms and a breakfast that fills one so that you do not require lunch. All the bedrooms lead onto a furnished courtyard with a plunge pool, There are no security issues as the car is locked in a secure area in the grounds of the lodge , The beach and village are within walking distance. Again a most enjoyable stay.
Sheila McFarlane

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  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

We stayed one night and occupied 2 rooms. Nice place, clean, well located But I would not recommend it for families.
Having spent 3 weeks traveling around SA with our 4 kids and staying in 9 different B&B this was the only place we didn't feel 'welcome' with them!
The owners were constantly around, checked and even told off one of our kids because it took a candy at the reception desk...

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

We stayed here when temperatures were round 35 Celsius. Since there is no airco in the room, it is very warm at night and we has problems getting to sleep. Staff is friendly, breakfast OK.
The rooms are built around a small swimming pool, were you can cool down.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Baleia de Hermanus

Address: 57 Main Road, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #61 of 84 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Baleia de Hermanus 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We provide Unforgettable, Uncomplicated Hospitality. All our rooms come with en-suite bathrooms and electric blankets. There is a shared dining area, lounge & bar and swimming pool. All our guests are treated to a full English breakfast in the morning. You also get free use of our Wi-Fi, off-street parking, a safe at reception, concierge service and personal attention. All rooms are non-smoking. You can walk to town and the foreshore leaving your vehicle safely parked on the premises. We want you to not only enjoy your stay here, but also to provide you with a concierge service so that you can relax and take pleasure in the surrounding area. We offer a laundry service and airport transfers on request on a quotation basis. ... more   less 
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