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Whale Away Guest House
Ranked #53 of 85 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Reviewed December 9, 2013

The location was within walking distance to downtown Hemanus and the action there and a short drive to the New harbor. The room we stayed in on the second floor was large and spacious with an equally modern and roomy bathroom all done in an African motif - very pleasing. We had enormous patio with ocean view to ourselves which we thoroughly enjoyed. We had a great stay at this facility - the staff was very friendly and the breakfast was simple but delicious. We would highly recommend staying here.

Room Tip: From what we could see all the rooms were spacious and uniquely decorated but ours seemed to be the...
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Everything is superb at this place. the room (No. 1?) we had adjoined the first floor dining room/lounge and was beautiful with great views from the shared balcony over the bay. Hester is the most fantastic host and made us two excellent dining arrangements and two fantastic breakfasts. Hermanus is a beautiful town and this is a great place to stay. You can easily walk into town taking the coastal path and return along the main road and it takes about 10 mins.

Room Tip: ask for the upstairs room
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

It is located on the main road.

I think 4 rooms. We had the lower room. Spacious, good facilities, very good breakfast. Disadvantage were the blankets. Very very warm and non breatheble.

Service and guestlady is great. Safety is too because of the electric gate.

10 min walk to centre.

Beside the blanket and only queen size bed I would recommend this guesthouse.

Room Tip: Bit noisy in the morning when people are in the hallway. Overall I think all rooms are more then...
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

We greatly enjoyed our two nights at this excellent, well positioned Guest House. Our room was spacious, well appointed and stylish with the added bonus of an outside seating area in the pleasant garden. It is handily situated near the cliff walk for whale watching, but also within a reasonable walk into the town. The manageress was most attentive and helpful.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

I think my title says it all - this place is really really good. The Manager Hester (who we thought was the owner as her attention to detail / drive / enthusiasm is so good) really looked after us - nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are spacious, well furnished and we were able to see the whales right from our room.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed one night in the honeymoon suite. It was amazing, if the whales would be around we could see them from our room. Just a few minutes walk and you are near the waterfront and you can spot whales easily (like we did)
The room was big with a great bathroom with nice products. The manager is a great women who will help you with everything and also the staff will make a great breakfast and is very helpful. The suggestion to have dinner in restaurant Burgundy was amazing. Also for a nice cocktail and (nachos!) go to coco's.
We would highly recommend this place and if we would go back to Hermanus this will be our stay!

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Ideally situated for whale watching , walking the cliffs before an excellent breakfast watching whales close to the shore was a bonus.Estha was an excellent host and could not have done any more to make our stay enjoyable.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank john h
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Address: 223 Main Road | Eastcliff, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
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Ranked #53 of 85 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range: $122 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Whale Away Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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