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“Great hosts, great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cliff Cottage

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Cliff Cottage
Ranked #31 of 87 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews
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“Great hosts, great location”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

Our few nights at Cliff Cottage were one of the highlights of our stay in the Cape. Dot and Chuck were excellent hosts who made us very welcome and comfortable in their home and pointed us straight to some of the gems of Hermanus, such as the Quayside Cabin and Fernkloof Nature Reserve. The location of the cottage was perfect for us – right on the cliff path and about half way between the town centre and the harbour, it made for some great evening walks. They make a great breakfast too!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank gizmothegoose
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CliffCottageHermanus, Manager at Cliff Cottage, responded to this review, April 27, 2012
We don't get too many visitors from Malaysia so it was lovely having you here and great that you will be spreading the Hermanus news in Kuala Lumpur. Thank you for the nice review, we really appreciate it.
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

After a long drive from the Swartberg we arrived at this cottage and the warm welcome by Dot and Chuck made us feel at home right away. The family room is very spacious and nicely decorated, spotless clean and cosy. We got perfect recommendations on what to do when and where to eat and how to arrange a tuktuk for the way home. Very unique and funny.
Breakfast was great, very personal and presented with charm and warmth. So lovely hosts, shame that we could only stay one night.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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CliffCottageHermanus, Manager at Cliff Cottage, responded to this review, April 23, 2012
Thank you for the lovely review. It's good to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Cliff Cottage and also that we contributed to your enjoyment of Hermanus. We look forward to your next visit...
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Kempton Park
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

We had a wonderful time at this place. Chuck and Dot were great hosts and very helpful when it came to recommending restaurants and places of interest around Hermanus. Location is great and breakfast was very good. Will definitely go back there, should we be so privileged to visit Hermanus again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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CliffCottageHermanus, Manager at Cliff Cottage, responded to this review, April 24, 2012
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure hosting you "newly weds" and lovely to hear that in a
small way we helped to make your stay in Hermanus a memorable one......
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Watford UK
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

We enjoyed our 2 night stay at Cliff Cottage which is ideally situated for cliff top walks to the harbour and into town. The room was fresh and clean and the bed very comfortable. The 15 minute walk from Hermanus centre was particularly welcome after our evening meal in restaurants which were recommended to us by our friendly hosts Dot and Chuck. Even out of season we still saw some whales!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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CliffCottageHermanus, Manager at Cliff Cottage, responded to this review, April 6, 2012
Thank you very much for posting this review on TripAdvisor. It's good to hear that you enjoyed Hermanus and that you could relax here at Cliff Cottage. We appreciate your feedback.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

Great location and Great B and B.......................and the hosts make it. Location is about 12 minute walk into town, but the Cliff walk to town is preferred choice. Hermanus is one of the most Beautiful locations on Earth. if you like a beer and some good restaurants Chuck and Dot can recommend. I think they have tried most of them.

A place to return to.

Brian and Denise, Sydney, Australia.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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CliffCottageHermanus, Manager at Cliff Cottage, responded to this review, April 3, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to review Cliff Cottage on TripAdvisor. Your comments are appreciated and we are so pleased that you enjoyed the beautiful town of Hermanus. We hope that someday you can make the long journey from Australia and stay with us at Cliff Cottage once again............
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Stuttgart, Germany
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3 reviews
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

We only stayed for one night and that is the only bad thing I can say about Cliff Cottage :-)
We had a nice, spacious room. The hosts very very friendly and the walk to town along the cliff walk was very nice. Breakfast was one of the best we had during our whole three weeks.
We will be back!

Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank TomFromStuttgart
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CliffCottageHermanus, Manager at Cliff Cottage, responded to this review, April 3, 2012
Thank you "Tom from Stuttgart" for taking the time to review Cliff Cottage on TripAdvisor. We really appreciate your comments and as you say, the only problem was that you weren't here in Hermanus for a longer visit. Hopefully there will be a next time........
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Reviewed March 20, 2012

From the first minute upon arrival Chuck and Dot gives you "the at home feeling" in the most natural manner. Rooms, breakfast, service, parking, garden, location all is spotless and a pleasure to experience. Just follow their ideas and let them guide/arrange you around for the best lunch, dinner, whaling trips and or day tours etc. It did not take long to to figure out why we connected that easy, Dot used to be a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines collegue for years. The feeling you have when flying in one of our blue birds is the feeling Dot and Chuck creates in the Cliff Cottage. Any KLM colleague visiting Hermanus should stay with them; not working/flying with KLM pitty for you, still stay with them and experience their hospitality. For sure after that you book a ticket with KL or even apply for a job ;-)
Dot & Chuck; THANK YOU!
Ivo and Amber

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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CliffCottageHermanus, Manager at Cliff Cottage, responded to this review, April 4, 2012
Thank you very much for the great TripAdvisor review. We remember you well and it was an absolute pleasure having you stay at Cliff Cottage.

Your comments are greatly appreciated and also your recommendation to fellow KLM'ers to visit this part of the world .

It would be good to see you again if you get the opportunity to visit the Western Cape in the future.
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Property: Cliff Cottage
Address: 22 Westcliff Road, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 87 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cliff Cottage 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and relax at Cliff Cottage, just across the road from the famous Hermanus cliff paths and some of the best land-based whale watching in the world. We offer spacious Cape Dutch en-suite double or twin bedrooms and family suites, with garden entrances, off-street parking, mountain views, and scrumptious home-cooked or continental breakfasts. You can take a scenic walk along the cliff paths to the village shops, bars, restaurants and craft market. The magnificent Grotto beach, Fernkloof Nature reserve, premier 27-hole Golf Course and the Hemel-en-Arde Valley vineyards are all just a short drive away. ... more   less 
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