This has to be one of the best places we have stayed in SA. The property is just stunning, great views; you can watch the whales from the second you wake up, what a fantastic start to the day. The decor has been creatively designed, its warm luxurious and very welcoming with lots of interesting objects, books which must have been collected over a number of years which all adds to the luxurious experience.
We stayed in the amazing Whale suite! It’s on the ground floor and huge. So beautifully decorated in calm whites, blues and natural colours. The bed was so comfortable it was hard to get up walk across the room past the large comfy white sofa and coffee table under yet another window to the French windows covered by rolling white shutters to embrace the day and walk straight onto the pool terrace to greet the whales playing in the sea. It has uninterrupted sea views.
If you can drag yourself away from the view and the whales to prepare for your day you will need to try hard to resist spending hours in the freestanding roll bath so instead I would suggest a quick hot shower in the wet room!
Breakfast is exceptional and served in the main area with yes more views, sofa sitting area, full size pool table and bar. If you forget your reading material don’t worry there is a library on the first level opening out onto another sea view terrace.
The staff are wonderful and will do anything for you; the owner/manager is full of local knowledge and a great source to plan your time there. She booked us into a fantastic restaurant on our first night, so when we arrived tired from the drive it was so appreciated as we didn’t know where to go.
If you are going to Hermanus, you have to stay here!
- Also Known As:
- Les Baleines Hotel Hermanus