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Abalone Guest Lodge
Ranked #13 of 87 Hermanus B&B and Inns
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful location, decor and very friendly”
Reviewed November 28, 2010

The public rooms and the best bedrooms have wonderful sea views. The lodge is about a 40 minute walk along a lovely cliff top path from the centre of Hermanus, (or 5 minutes in the car along the main road). The staff are very helpful and you can see whales from the Lodge.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 26, 2010

Stunning location in a modern clean airy property with views of Whales breaching from the bedroom balcony and lounge, where else in the world could you see that?

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed November 25, 2010

We especially liked the relaxed atmosphere, friendly service and outstanding location. When we arrived we took a stroll (directly from the backyard) along a ridge overlooking the bay (with the whales in easy viewing distance) and down to the beach. Back at the lodge we relaxed on the deck with a complimentary glass of wine, and continued our gaze on the lovely garden and the bay. It was absolutely beautiful. Our host arranged for a driver to bring us downtown (about 3 km) for dinner at a very reasonable price (120R return) so it was very convenient. All in all, we were very happy that we had found this "out of the way" place rather than a downtown Hermanus accommodation.

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Longmont, Colorado
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Reviewed November 24, 2010

My adult daughters and I loved our stay and could not have chosen better. Based on recommendations made in materials provided the restaurant we chose was superb. Access to the cliff path turned out to be one of the most appreciated features of the Lodge. Breakfast was excellent and we wished we had booked a much longer stay. The decor is beautiful, cool yet warm and welcoming. We loved it all.

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Assen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed November 23, 2010

We stayed just one night unfortenately, but it was a great lodge, with friendly hosts, beautiful decoration, amazing views and delicious breakfast. I would recommend it to anyone who´d like to visit Hermanus! You can walk right from the garden onto the cliffs.

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Nottingham
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Reviewed November 23, 2010

We stayed here for only one night and wish we had stayed for more. Abalone is a guest lodge to the highest of standards. Staff were great very helpful and the quality of the rooms and facilities were second to none. The walk a long the coastal path from the guest lodge is well worth doing and we even saw whales very close to the shore. We will go back in the future and stay for longer next time.

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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Reviewed November 11, 2010

Our room was on the first floor with a amazing view at the ocean and the whales.
The people were very friendly and breakfast was very good. They also give very good tips where to dinner at night. There's a swimming pool and jou can make beautiful walks along the cliffs.

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Property: Abalone Guest Lodge
Address: 306 Main Road, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 87 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Abalone Guest Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Abalone Lodge, situated on the magnificent ocean front of Hermanus. Abalone Guest Lodge offers luxury accommodation for travel, business or leisure. Abalone Guest Lodge has direct access to the well-known Scenic Cliff Path that makes Hermanus the Land Base Whale Watching Capital of the World. Abalone Guest Lodge is situated on Siever’s Point, a landmark seafront position midway between the town centre and the beautiful Blue Flag beaches of Hermanus. We recently added a sauna treatment room and gym for your comfort. We look forward to welcoming you to our tastefully decorated en-suite accommodation that offers you every luxury as well as unrivalled views of the ocean and the mountains. ... more   less 
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