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On the Cliff Guest House
Ranked #20 of 86 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Farnham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“To be recommended”
Reviewed March 17, 2014

We thought this to be a great stay - location, rooms, service and breakfast all excellent. Charmaine & Hilton were very good hosts. Would certainly stay here again. Also, you must try the Harbour Rock restaurant for dinner - only just down the road at the new harbour.

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Durbanville
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

Fantastic establishment. Will definitely be going back in future. Everything was clean, management was extremely helpful and friendly. It was a lovely place to stay in. Views were beautiful and it was a pleasure.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is a fantastic guest house. Charmaine and Hylton are extremely friendly and helpful. The house is magnificent as is the view. We only had one night here but would happily return and stay for longer.
Highly recommended!

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Maastricht
2 reviews
Reviewed February 22, 2014

We were very happy to found this guesthouse with the wonderful view on the wild ocean. After the high temperatures of Stellenbosch it was good to find "normal" summer in Hermanus.
No complaints only the swimming pool was to small. The rest was fine.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Kigali, Rwanda
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

Not much more to say about this place that has not been said already. Wonderfull charming and beautiful rooms. Charmiane and the elusive Hylton are the most wonderfull and accomodating hosts. Could not have asked for a better place to spend the last few days of our long and weary travels. Thanks On the Cliff.!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

What a beautiful place to spend our last night in South Africa! Our sincere thanks to Charmaine, and Hylton for making our stay most memorable. Our second floor, spacious room offered a fantastic view of the bay, and our one night stay was definitely too short. A lovely breakfast, in the company of the hosts was definitely a treat. We will definitely try to plan to stay at this lovely place on our next visit to South Africa.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

After three hectic, non-stop days in Cape Town to begin our South African adventure, we drove down the coast a bit to Hermanus and stayed at On The Cliff for two nights (December 5-7, 2013). On our arrival, Charmaine met us and walked us through the house and brought us some tea as we got settled into our huge main-floor room. She provided great advice as to where to walk and which restaurants to try out. The room was well-appointed; we lacked in nothing from the huge tub with separate shower to ample storage to a fabulous view.

This guest house is overlooking the ocean and the walking paths along the cliffs start right outside the front gate (across the road). On our first evening, we took a leisurely walk into town, watched whales spouting in the bay, took in the spectacular beauty.

The next day we did a shark cage dive tour with Marine Dynamics (highly recommend) and then relaxed at the pool for the afternoon. SO peaceful and lovely, especially when Rocky (Jack Russell terrier) decided to befriend us.

That evening we were directed to the Marina Hotel for a fantastic dinner. I must say, we have NEVER encountered better service or food anywhere in the world than in South Africa and On the Cliff was no exception to this. Brilliant hospitality that left us feeling so warmly catered to and spoiled.

We WILL return and won't hesitate to recommend to others.

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Additional Information about On the Cliff Guest House

Property: On the Cliff Guest House
Address: 42 Westcliff Road | Westcliff, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 86 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — On the Cliff Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seafront luxury guest house with sea views from all rooms. Sauna, heated pool, pub, gym, guest lounges, bicycles and more. Situated with the cliff paths directly in front of the house and beautiful views of the whales in season from your room. Shark cage diving, whale viewing, diving, horse riding, fantastic beaches and lots more. ... more   less 
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