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Cliff Cottage
Ranked #30 of 86 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg
1 review
“Awesome place!”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

A great place in a great town with great hosts - an awesome and memorable experience for us!
The hospitality was superb and Dot and Chuck really made us feel at home. Hermanus is a great holiday destination and staying at Cliff Cottage whilst in Hermanus will wrap up your holiday really nicely.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Delighted with our stay. Hosts Chuck and Dot were friendly without being overpowering. Our room was excellent - homely, clean and unpretentious. The situation was perfect, right by the cliff path - they even laid on out-of-season whales for us on Christmas Day. Hermanus is a great centre for many activities, and Cliff Cottage would be hard to beat for value and all-round quality. A very special wee place.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

The warm welcome and the champagne given to us during our stay at the cottage created wonderful memories for us during our honeymoon. Thank you very much to Dot and Chuck for the tasty breakfast every morning, the useful tips and recommendations to make our journey eventful and the hospitality. We missed the yummy breakfast definitely! We stayed in the Garden cottage and it was very clean, and provided a comfortable stay. It is about 15mins walk to the Old Harbour. better to drive if you are heading to thr New Harbour. Overall, a wonderful stay worth going back again!

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

Cliff Cottage is set in a great location – a short walk along the beautiful cliff path into the centre of Hermanus and a similar short walk in the opposite direction to the new harbour where you pick up the boats for the whale trips.

The cottages are well equipped and one of the best features is the beautiful garden. It was a real bonus to have your own outdoor space where you could soak up the sun on the loungers on the lawn.

However, the best bit about Cliff Cottage has got to be the hosts. Chuck and Dot looked after us from the moment we stepped through the front door to the moment they waved us off. They were always ready with restaurant advice and even sorted our whale trip for us. Chuck cooked a mean breakfast and provided much-needed football score updates over breakfast! Chuck and Dot may have started off as hosts – but we left them as friends.

Given all of the above, Cliff Cottage is a great find. Why stay anywhere else in Hermanus?

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

Cliff Cottage is a short stroll from the very centre of Hermanus - a large cottage with secure parking and two of the nicest hosts you could ever hope to meet.

We booked at very late notice & then on arrival asked if we could extend our one night stay for another night - happily they had availability for this and got us settled very quickly. Chuck was also kind enough to organise our cage-diving with sharks and even got us a reduced rate from one of the Gansbaai-based companies.

Lovely house run by lovely people in one of the nicest towns in South Africa. Far better than any hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

We stayed only one night and were very much impressed
by the kindness and hospitality of Dot and Chuck, the hosts.
The rooms are absolutely clean and well equiped. The Cliff Cottage
is perfectly placed going by foot to Hermanus.
The breakfast in the morning was great ! We would love to come back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

We felt very welcome when arriving at Cliff Cottage and kept that feeling all through our stay. Dot and Chuck are extremely helpful and do their utmost to make their guests feel at home.
Our familiy was large and absolutely good value. The owners restaurant recommendation was spot on and completed our enjoyment.
We loved it!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank vroselaar
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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 #30 of 86 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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