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Whale Coast Lodge
Ranked #55 of 87 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Hi everyone,

On the 25/02/2013 till 27/02/2013 we were on vacation at the Whale Coast Lodge, oh! what a wonderful time did we have. If you want to see hospitality, friendliness, openhearted and non racial people go to this place and meet the best two ladies Luzaan and Janette. The walk an extra mile with you. Please, please, please owner of this place don't you ever think of firing these two ladies, cause that place would be nothing without them. Janette, thank you for spending that evening with me my husband and the other two couple of England, Sam and Gas. If you want to go on vacation and need a place where you can call home, Whale Coast Lodge is it, you won't make a mistake. Ladies at the Lodge it was not the last that you have seen of us. The place is spotless and the environment so relaxing. People across the globe you won't make a mistake of making a booking at the Whale Coast Lodge. Love you Janette and Luzaan.

From Mrs and Mr Mkosana of Paarl

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

This is a fantastic place to stay!!! Everyone is so friendly and everywhere is spotless! If you want a really lovely place that's reasonable and relaxed don't go anywhere else!!! If we're back here at anytime, this is where we'll be!!! Thanks folks

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Rooms are great! Clean, comfortable and deffinately better than some of the more expensive options around Hermanus. There was a good kitchen available for all our self catering needs with a braai area, kiddies splash pool, nice lounge and DSTV and more. It is also very safe, kids pool is locked so the todlers don't fall in, security gates around the premisis as well. Oh an management will help you book your trips and activities.

Staff: Friendly and helpfull.

Location: 5 min walk from the sea! Awesome. Inbetween the new and old harbour, which basicaly makes everything walking distance expt for the swimming beach, but no matter where you stay your most likely going to have to drive to the swimming beach anyways.

Nearby Shops: Pic n Pay, Surf Shop, Garage, + lots more

Nearby Restaurants/Bars/Fast food: Annie Se Kombuis (awesome!!); Spur, KFC, Steers, Gecko Bar, Savanah + many more

Definitely recomend it.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

We made a reservation at Whale Coast Lodge in April 2012 for our stay in December 2012. We made full payment for 4 people for the self catering accommodation and also sent through proof of payment in April 2012. When I called them in December to confirm our accommodation they said the had no recollection or records of our request or payment. I told their management to check their bank statements and they still insisted that we made no payment. I then found my proof of payment and submitted it to them via email. It was at this point I thought to myself that obviously they have no clue what they doing. They then told me the person who made the booking resigned and that they have no accommodation. I obviously was upset and told them this was unacceptable. I told them to make alternative arrangements, so they then booked us into a place called "4 Pines Lodge". I distinctively told Whale Coast Lodge that I wanted self catering accommodation as the replacement. When we got to 4 Pines Lodge, guess what??? It was a B&B... So I'll let you decide how useless Whale Coast Lodge are.....

They lie, can't plan, make false promises and mostly make your life a hell on earth!!!

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank hamilBhoora
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

Not safe. Crappy service. Manager arranged a private party at the lodge with loud music till late night. Our shark cage diving got cancelled, but staff was not at all helpful in arranging another trip and wanted us to pay a much higher price. Not recommended

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank krs00
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Whalecoastlodge, Manager at Whale Coast Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2012

Dear Guests
Firstly we would like to apologize for the disappointment you had experienced with your stay in Hermanus at our establishment.
I am please to let you know that your review has definately encouraged us to respond immediately.
We are pleased to report that Whale Coast Lodge was recently renovated and also changed management, as to we created a new and fresh image.
We strive to make your stay as special as possible and hope we can make this up to you someday.
We all wish you blessings for the festive time ahead & a wonderful New Year!
Hope to see you again soon.
Kind Regards
The Whale Coast Lodge Team

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Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 28, 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank Michael B
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Additional Information about Whale Coast Lodge

Address: 19 Flower Street | Westcliff, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 87 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range: $46 - $325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Whale Coast Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whale Coast Lodge is a luxury, child friendly home where children have space to play. It is a self-catering establishment with four en-suite rooms, fully equipped communal kitchen and a cosy fire place with flat screen TV in the lounge. The Lodge has a barbeque area outside for the guests own use. The Lodge is serviced every day and clean towels and linen are provided. A camping cot is available on request for babies under age 3. If you do not feel like sharing the lodge facilities with other guests, book one of our fully equipped Cottages or The Whale Coast Manor for your own privacy. We have recently renovated and added these three Cottages and The Manor (sleeps max 10 people) to our establishment. New image, new management and ready to assist your every need. ... more   less 
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