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“Lovely guesthouse”
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Pelagus House
Ranked #42 of 86 Hermanus B&B and Inns
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66 reviews
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“Lovely guesthouse”
Reviewed December 19, 2006

Stayed in various guesthouses during a 2 week trip in South Africa in November 2006, but Pelagus was the most beautiful of them. The decor is really nice and stylish. We stayed in the main room with a view over the sea and a balcony, and it was fantastic lying in the bed and seeing the ocean just a few metres outside. Apparently you can see whales from the room but we didn't see any while we were there (they were down the road however).

I'll agree with the other review which said it lacked a personal touch (the management are newly installed and I thought they didn't know the area that well) but overall I would definitely recommend it. Definitely get a sea view however, it's a bit of shame getting a room facing the back (where there are building works as well) when you are in such a beautiful location

  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 12, 2006

After much searching, we stayed at Pelagus for its location and relative good value in comparision to other places in pricey Hermanus. We stayed in the seaview room which was luxuriously furnished and had its own balcony. The staff are friendly and happy to make recommendations for restaurants etc. If you are looking for the personal touch that you get with so many family-run establishments in South Africa this is probably not the place for you but in all other respects this Pelagus is top class.

  • Stayed November 2006
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Reviewed December 9, 2006

We stayed two nights to watch the whales. We could sit in comfort in our bedroom and see them. Very convenient location. Excellent decor. Good breakfast. The penthouse is at the rear and as such has poor views. Overall it is a great place with secure parking and lots of comfort.

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  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
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Property: Pelagus House
Address: 11 Church Street, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 86 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Pelagus House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT AS OF 1 MARCH 2014 Pelagus Guest House is situated in Hermanus, South Africa - a picturesque little town, world renowned for its beauty, whales and champagne air. Our guest house offers you accommodation in Hermanus that has all the elements necessary for a stay that is truly special. Our position, our style and our dedication to the highest standards ensure that the accommodation we provide meets your expectations. A spectacular view of the ocean and the sound of waves greet you on arrival at Pelagus Guest House; you'll awake to the smell of a fresh sea breeze and seaside sounds every morning and you'll be able to relax on the patio and enjoy the vista of Walker Bay whenever it pleases you. ... more   less 
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