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Whale Rock Luxury Lodge
Ranked #6 of 86 Hermanus B&B and Inns
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had a lovely week in the Whale rock lodge. Fantastic rooms, great pool, lovely breakfast and awesome service. The owners and manager know how to make your holidays relaxed with their very warm service and help in booking restaurants, day activities etc. We will come back for sure!

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Caroline V
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WhaleRock, Receptionist/ intern at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We look forward to welcoming you again at the lodge!

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Reviewed March 1, 2014

We have just returned from another superb stay at this delightful lodge. The new owners have made considerable improvements, modernising the rooms and bathrooms, and we like what they have achieved.
We are so happy that Mel remains in charge. With her knowledge of the area, her friendly and efficient leadership guarantees a most enjoyable stay.

Whale Rock Luxury Lodge has an enviable garden and superb pool and is ideally located for taking long cliff top and beach walks.

We have already booked our return visit

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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WhaleRock, Receptionist/ intern at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2014

We appreciate that you have taken the time to write a review!
We are very happy to hear that you like the changes that were made to the Lodge when the new owners took over.
We are still updating and improving the lodge to make it even better.
Hopefully, when you next visit, you will enjoy staying with us just as much as during your previous stay.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the lodge!

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Reviewed February 22, 2014

We are return visitors to Whale Rock Lodge which is under "new" management. We were delighted to find that Mel was still very much present and that the new owners had retained her. We were welcomed back to find beautifully refurbished rooms with neutral colour schemes and crisp white bedding and towels. Delightful quality products in the bathroom also added to the theme. We had a turn town service with weather forecast for the following day. The team were most helpful when it came to restaurant bookings and recommendations. Nothing is too much trouble. The pool area is spacious and the sun loungers are all new and comfortable. We absolutely love Whale Rock Lodge and all it stands for.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Judith H
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WhaleRock, Receptionist/ intern at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2014

Thank you for the lovely review!
We really enjoyed having you here at the lodge!
We all hope to see you and your husband back at WhaleRock!

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Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Whale rock is a very comfortable pleasant base to enjoy Hermanus.
Lovely appointed bedrooms and garden and pool area.
Breakfast in the morning is a real treat with great food. Staff and very friendly and helpful.
Pleasant walks in to Hermanus and would recommend la pentola in town for food or a 30 minute trip to Stanford and a new German food paradise called springfontein

  • Stayed: January 2014
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1  Thank nick c
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

After two weeks of traveling along the W C we arrived at the Whale Rock for a four nights stay.
From arrival till leave, great stay and perfect ending of a stunning trip. The staff was very friendly and helpfull, making reservations for dinner, pointing out travelroutes (wineries), practical tips. We really had a being at home feeling, last day we stayed at the pool (afternoon) they served us drinks and even ordered take away for us (we didn't want to go out). As promissed, the laundry was done on time, so no complains what so ever!

We like to thank you once more for making our stay part of an unforgetable holiday!

Joseph & Angelina

Room Tip: We had the "presidential" suit, room 1, a spacious, luxury gardenroom
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Jos R
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Being late because of a traffic jam, the staff was very willing to wait for our late arrival. After entering through the gates, a welcome drink and tour with one of the staff members, we immediately felt home. Room 5 was perfect. Enough space for 2 adults and once child. Nicely decorated room as well as all over the place. Good beds and cushions. Nice turn-down service including chocolate and weather forecast for the next day. Quit air-conditioning system so it could stay on during the night. Fresh and nice breakfast in a cosy room next to the swimming pool. Both buffet and a la carte breakfast service. Very good! Next morning personal advice about what to do in the area, including reservation for dinner in the neighbourhood. Good and honest advice. Nice restaurants at walking distance in the new harbour from which whale watching tours start.
Whale Rock Luxury Lodge is not at walking distance of town, but just a couple of minutes drive. Good parking facilities in town.

We thank Whale Rock Luxury Lodge for a warm welcome and good service during our stay!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Lot75
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

last minute booking for two nights they had free. I was worried as couldn't do on air b n b and seemed too good to be true, but it was true and real and the staff was super nice, helped out with what i needed. loved the place.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Tom T
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Additional Information about Whale Rock Luxury Lodge

Address: 26 Springfield Avenue | Westcliff, Hermanus 7200, South Africa (Formerly Whale Rock Lodge)
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 86 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range: $107 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Whale Rock Luxury Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whale Rock Luxury Lodge is considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in Hermanus and recently had a complete internal makeover into a warm contemporary style. Situated across the road from the New Harbour and the start of the cliff path, it is but a 3 minute walk down to the edge of the cliff and a 5 minute drive to the centre of town. The Lodge has 11 beautifully decorated en suite Rooms & Suites, extensive and well manicured lawns and gardens, a koi pond and probably one of the the largest swimming pools in Hermanus and it is solar heated! ... more   less 
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