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“A small intimate lodge with great service”

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Whale Rock Luxury Lodge
Ranked #8 of 88 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed at Whale Rock Lodge, Hermanus, for three nights in May 2014, as a family. Right from the very beginning of our correspondence with Whale Rock, we found their responses to be prompt and very helpful. The Lodge is well located, near the beautiful cliff path and is a small place, with wonderful service. Breakfast was great and we had a lot of options, including some for vegetarians. We had two rooms, the family suite, actually, and these had comfortable beds, large, luxurious bathrooms with nice toiletries and there were tea and coffee making facilities in the room as well as a jar of cookies. The turn down service was nice with chocolates and a weather report for the next day, which was thoughtful.
Overall a great stay. Thanks, Melanie and team for making our first visit to Hermanus a great one!

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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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WhaleRock, General Manager at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2014

Many thanks for your kind review. It is always greatly appreciated when our hard work and service gets recognized. I hope that when you next visit our wonderful country, Whale Rock will be on your list for another visit.
Melanie Musson

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Reviewed April 23, 2014

After only one night at Whale Rock my husband and I wish to return...which is the best crit I can give them. Every detail is attended to, and the tiny, teeny shortcomings we pointed out (a missing plug in the bathroom meant we couldn't use the bath) were dealt with immediately. I also experienced a phenomenal massage from a lady who is recommended by the guest house, who managed to undo my travel 'knots' very successfully. Fabulous rooms, spacious, easy accommodation and close to the fleshpots of Hermanus (I jest. Some good restaurants, but don't expect City Lights in this glorious spot. It isn't about that at all). Only minor peeve was that breakfast took its time, and it wasn't that busy. Good when it got there, though.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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WhaleRock, Receptionist/ intern at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2014

Thank you for the kind review! We appreciate the feedback.
It was a pleasure having you as our guests and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back at the Lodge sometime in the future!

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Sadly we only had one night at Whale Rock but it's a beautiful place, the only thing which stopped us giving an overall 'outstanding' is that it's quite a long walk from the town and all the restaurants if you want to wander in for lunch and then again for dinner. However, the rooms are lovely and the service about perfect - so next time we're in Hermanus we'll be back at Whale Rock.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jeremy B
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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're glad that, regardless of the fact that we are located a little further away from town center, you still enjoyed your stay with us.
We would be glad to accommodate you and welcome you back at the Lodge sometime in the future!

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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
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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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Additional Information about Whale Rock Luxury Lodge

Address: 26 Springfield Avenue | Westcliff, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa (Formerly Whale Rock Lodge)
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Overstrand > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 88 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range: $123 - $251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Whale Rock Luxury Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whale Rock Luxury Lodge is considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in Hermanus and had a complete internal makeover into a warm contemporary style in 2014. In December 2017, a new more contemporary Villa was added to the property. 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 & Villa now have 17 beautifully decorated en suite Rooms & Suites, lovely gardens, a koi pond and 2 pools of which one is probably one of the the largest swimming pools in Hermanus ! ... more   less 
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