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Lavender Manor Guest Lodge
Ranked #7 of 87 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
UK
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13 reviews
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“Immaculate guest house with great service”
Reviewed March 20, 2012

This is a lovely guest house, where you are truly made to feel as if you are a valued guest. The owners, Kobus and Isabel, could not have been more helpful and the attention to every small detail is amazing.

Ask for Room 1 if possible. The bedroom is furnished beautifully and the en-suite bathroom is delightful. The view from this room will take your breath away. The little sprigs of lavender are a lovely touch.

The breakfast is beautifully presented and is wonderfully cooked. Isabel arranged for laundry to be washed for us and every day, Kobus and Isabel would offer advice on places to visit or suggest places to eat in the evening. They will also book the restaurant for you.

The location of Lavender Manor is about 5 minutes by car from the centre of Hermanus. The tut tut will bring you back if you don't want to drive yourself.

This is a delightful place to stay and it must be wonderful to be there when the whales are in town!

Room Tip: Ask for Room 1, especially when the whales are in town. The view is stunning.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 16, 2012

This was our last stop on our visit to the Western Cape. The Guest House is a 5 minute drive from the centre of Hermanus in a smart residential area. The owners are very welcoming and helpful and a great deal of attention is paid to the comfort of their guests. We had a lovely large room with a great sea view and lacked for nothing. The breakfasts were excellent. This was fantastic value for money and a real find.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2012

Lavender Manor was a superb place to stay in Hermanus with amazing sea views from the lounges and some of the bedrooms. Every last detail was thought of in attaining guest comfort of the highest order. The stay was perfect.

Room Tip: For the best views ask for a sea facing room.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 8, 2012

We stayed there for 2 nights in March 2012, and almost all my expectations. There were some lovely touches, like the lighted candles, and the breakfasts were great. The pool is pretty much a plunge pool, but do you want more, given that the beach is a 5 minute walk away?

My only disappointment was that the kingsize bed was really just two beds pushed together. Maybe the owners could investigate a mattress top that covers both halves, so that one doesn't "slip through the cracks".

All in all though, I heartily recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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North Yorkshire, England
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Reviewed March 8, 2012

We stayed at Lavender Manor during an exceedingly hot spell in January, and it was really wonderful. Apart from the physical location of Hermanus, the Guest House was a real "find".
We were lucky to have a choice of two rooms, and we chose the one overlooking the sea, which sported a huge four poster bed, together with all the facilities necessary for civilised living.
The owners and staff were most attentive whilst the food they produced was of an exceedingly high standard. Our only gripe was that we couldn't stay longer!
DO use this place if you're in the area - you'll love it!

Room Tip: Grab the one we had! - AND there's your own personal balcony!
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Essex
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

Lavender Manor was a fabulous guest house, the room, the bathroom and the balcony/deck were fantastic. Could not fault the service and the candles throughout was a lovely touch. The honesty bar was very welcome and extremely well stocked. Grotto beach was only 5 minutes away and the Cliff Top walk into town was a lovely walk with breathtaking views. We were recommended by Isabel to jump on a Tuk Tuk for our return - which we did and was a quick way to return to the guest house. The only down side is that Lavender Manor is a little too far from town. Definitely recommend staying if you don't mind driving into town.

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

From all the places we have stayed in South Africa, this was the best. The place is basically a regular (huge) private house turned into a guest house. It is especially the staff and the attention to detail that makes this place just wonderful. Like when you go to breakfast and your bed is made when you return and the windows are open. Like the small candles that burn everywhere in the house. The breakfast was the best we had in a long time. The rooms are just lovely. Large, nice furniture and also the bathroom is huge. Seperate shower and bathtub with even a small candelstand for romantic evenings. From the rooftop terrace you can enjoy an incredible view both of the ocean and the mountains. To get to the beach it is only a 5 min walk. The only negative aspect is, that you need to take a car to get to the city, but that is really the only negative thing I can think of. And even for that, a cheap tuk-tuk service can be arranged. Just wonderful. I wish we could have stayed there even longer.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Additional Information about Lavender Manor Guest Lodge

Property: Lavender Manor Guest Lodge
Address: 184 10th Street | Voelklip, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 87 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Lavender Manor Guest Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lavender Manor offers spectacular sea and mountain views and warm, relaxed hospitality. Overlooking famous Blue Flag Grotto Beach and the whale sanctuary of Walker Bay, you are within two minutes walk of the magnificent beaches and the scenic cliff path. Relax next to the secluded pool and watch the incredible sunsets over the ocean from the upstairs patio. Ideally positioned for whale watching, walking trails, visiting the different wine routes, and near world-class golf courses. ... more   less 
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