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“Fabulous view from a large balcony”
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Review of Bayview Hermanus

View from balcony across Walker bay and the Whales
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View from balcony across Walker bay and the Whales
View from balcony across ocean to Grotto Beach and Stanford View from Balcony
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20 reviews
View from balcony across Walker bay and the Whales
View from balcony across ocean to Grotto Beach and Stanford
View from Balcony
Sitting Dining area with view across the bay
Dining Table
Sitting room and with DSTV
Sitting room looking back to kitchen
Sitting room
Main Bedroom with view across ocean
Main Bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Shower and WC en-suite to main bedroom
Fully equipped galley kitchen
Horizon Pool on hte Shoreline
Shore-front residents-only pool
View from the balcony across Walker bay and the whales!
View from the verandah across Walker Bay to Grotto Beach and De Kelders
Private Shorefront Braai area for residents only
View across garden from verandah
Sunrise from Verandah
View from Verandah
View from window
Private shore-edge braai area gazebo seating area
Living Room
Living Room
Rear view
Young Southern Right Whale breaching in Walker Bay
View of pool from upper garden
Sunbird on Pin-Cushion Protea in Garden
Whale breaching in Walker Bay taken from our window
Duiker walking across lawn in early morning
Male Pin-tailed Whydah resident in garden
Dawn breaks from the window
Sunset from rear of apartment
Family group of Penguins swimming past window
Male Pin-tailed Whydah resident in garden
Sunset from the window
Dawn from the window
2 Southern Right Whales cruising past the window
Shore front residens only pool
Top-floor locations makes for amazing views but low window makes us unsuitable for small children
Single bed on the enclosed verandah can be used for 5th guest or as a settee when not in use
Private garden, Braai area and shore front gazebo dining area
View from balcony towards Grotto Beach and Stanford
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Hermanus, Overstrand, Overberg District, Western Cape

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cjlHerts
herts
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fabulous view from a large balcony”
Reviewed February 18, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Well equipped apartment on the top floor overlooking the ocean. The balcony is enclosed but can be the front part of the windows can be opened. An easy 15 minutes walk to shops and excellent restaurants. A short drive to beaches, pretty villages and nature reserve. Spa supermarket across the road which sells most things.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 18, 2017
Dear Jane,
thanks so much for taking the time to review the property.
We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the wonderful town and area.
Have a safe trip home and we look forward to welcoming you again very soon.
All the best
Phil
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lovettjea...
Dorking, United Kingdom
1 review
“The perfect Hermanus location.”
Reviewed November 17, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Bayview is a very spacious, comfortable apartment with probably one of the best views in Hermanus. The views over Walker Bay from the sea lounge are fantastic and it it is very hard to drag yourself away from watching the waves crashing over the rocks. Totally relaxing.
The apartment is really handy for the Eastcliffe shops just across the road and it is a very pleasant walk in to Hermanus along the cliff path. The choice of restaurants is excellent and we enjoyed some great meals and wonderful wines.
The apartment is well equipped and Philip , the owner was extremely helpful in giving us lots of information prior to our visit. We were so pleased to have found Bayview and we hope to return.

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Liked best: the view from the sea lounge
Liked least: nothing really . A larger TV would have been good .
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Nov 19, 2016
Thank you Jean for your kind words - it's so heartening to be able to share our little spot of "heaven on earth" with like minded souls. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Have a happy Christmas. Phil
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247LiveLi...
South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
623 reviews
115 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended”
Reviewed November 13, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

This is now my second time to stay at Bayview! Wonderful location, and with all the conveniences that a holiday maker could want. The basic items like coffee and tea and even biscuits are available. It is extremely comfortable, and difficult to find the energy to go for the lovely walks along the rocks, as the place is just so lovely, you don't want to go out! My only complaint is that the whales were obviously cross with me as they didn't come and say hello!

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Liked best: Everything was great
Liked least: There was nothing not to like
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Nov 19, 2016
Thank you for these kind words from our "frequent flier" always a pleasure to welcome you. And we look forward to hosting many more times over the coming years! Muito obrigado! Phil
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_ajfksmit...
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
“Could have stayed forever!”
Reviewed October 26, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Awesome view of Walker Bay from the spacious, glassed in verandah. It was lovely to open the large, sliding windows and enjoy the cool, sea breeze. Beautiful, short walk along the cliff path into town and a spar right across the road. Spacious, comfortable apartment with a well equipped kitchen, good bathrooms and comfortable beds with lovely linen. Just perfect for our family of 4.

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Liked best: The view from the patio
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Oct 26, 2016
Hi Jenny, thanks for the lovely tribute! Looking forward to seeing you back here again very soon. All the best. Phil
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Brian M
2 reviews
“A wonderful place to stay.”
Reviewed October 22, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

304 Bayview is in a stunning location! It's the ideal spot for whale watching as well as being within easy walking distance of Hermanus town centre. The scenic cliff path is almost on the doorstep.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 22, 2016
Thanks Brian for the positive response. We look forward to welcoming you again and will be buying a proper TV this coming month! Safe journey home!
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alecandly...
Gold Coast, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“A wonderful visit”
Reviewed August 26, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Five star accommodation and location in all respects. Everything you need for a perfect break with family or friends

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Liked best: Just like home
Liked least: The whales were too reluctant to show themselves!
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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Management Response
Aug 28, 2016
Thanks Very much Alex and Lyn for your comments, So glad you enjoyed our little piece of paradise. Hope to see you again soon! Phil
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Gillian G
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect!”
Reviewed May 4, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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Absolutely spectacular view of Walker Bay in all its glory assaults the senses as soon as you open the front door! In the whale season it's amazing for whale watching, like having them at the bottom of your garden! Light, bright living area leading onto the covered balcony, just perfect to enjoy the glorious sea views whatever the weather. Crisp linens, perfectly equipped kitchen and good bathrooms - absolutely delightful stay in close proximity to not only the local superette but a choice of restaurants second to none. Really great shared pool area almost on and just above the beach area as well - perfect for sundowners. Would recommend to anyone looking for a special few days away.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 5, 2016
Thanks for the kind words - So glad you enjoyed this special place
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