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223 Main Road, 7200 Hermanus, South Africa – Show map
This 4 star guest house is in business for 5 years in the lovely vicinity of Hermanus the capital of Whale Watching. The sea and mountain views are spectacular.Hermanus offers a variety of activities such as Kayacking, Shark Cage Diving, Hop on the Wine Bus, Quad & Motorcycle Adventures, Off-Road Segway. Take a walk along the cliff path, swim in the tidal pool. Our restaurants is of the very best in the Western Cape.
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Outdoor Pool, Grounds
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Car Rental, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Shared Lounge/TV Area, Laundry, Ironing Service, Daily Housekeeping, Fax/Photocopying, Honeymoon Suite
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
Children older than 12 years are welcome.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse is a national award-winning guesthouse with spectacular sea views and a beach front location. It is situated only minutes from the town of Hermanus.
Score from 201 reviews Wonderful
The Windsor Hotel offers spectacular panoramic views of the ocean and the opportunity to enjoy whale watching, an absolute Western Cape highlight, from the comfort of your sea-facing room.
Score from 263 reviews Good
Ideally situated on the cliffs of Hermanus, boasting a phenomenal vista of Walker Bay, this guesthouse continues to retain the elegance of colonial architecture.
Score from 160 reviews Excellent
Located only a 5-minute walk from the Old Harbour of Hermanus, the Whale Coast Hotel offers luxurious apartments with full hotel services. The beach is 5 km away and beach towels are provided.
Score from 299 reviews Wonderful
Great location, with the view of the ocean and easy and safe 10 minute walk to the center of the town. The room was spacious with small balcony and the breakfast was excellent. The hospitality of Mandy was great and we received lots of recommendations.
Made to feel very welcome by Mandy. And close enough to town centre to walk there. Easy access to path along cliffs. Easy access off street secure parking. Great breakfast too. Well done Mandy.
We travelled for 11 days across South Africa and stayed at some truly wonderful hotels. Whale Away was the cheapest (by more than half!) but yet more than matched the quality of the others. The rooms were spacious, host was kind and friendly, breakfast was exquisit and the location was a 10 minute walk to all the main activity of the town. Coast a 2 minute walk joining onto a path leading into town.
Poor selection of toiletries Face cloths taken and not replaced the following day Rooms allocated not as booked Location not as dwscribed
Nothing to stop us ever coming again.
Mandy greeted us, so felt very welcome. she told us where to go & what was to see in the area. The location was perfect. We reunited with our friends after 4 years. !
That we had to leave :(
I loved this guesthouse, the bedrooms were beautiful, the breakfast was outstanding. I would stay there multiple times in the future.
The water pump is located adjacent to room 5, a bit noisy!
Very helpful Mandy, lovely room and great breakfast
Strong wifi and amazing homemade breakfasts
Whale guest house is the perfect place to relax. General manager very friendly, the rooms are a nice size and very comfortable. Location is great, there is an Italaian restaurant very close. Serves nice pizza. The guest house is highly recommended, Hermanus is my favourite place so far in South Africa.
Mandy and her staff were just fab and nothing was too much trouble. Food great location really good with cliff top path just over the road.
Very stylish guesthouse. Great location where you simply walk along the costal path with stunning views into the town. The upstairs breakfast room and lounge area were excellent, again with great views...especially in the whale season.
Breakfast time was limited to an hour on Sunday morning and had to order the night before
The beds, the linen, mod cons, patio garden, staff, parking and pool - great
A certain B.O. smell in a particular part of the room was pointed out to management which was dealt with accordingly
Clean & comfortable.Staff very friendly,helpful & willing to assist with anything asked.Location is great & the pool very inviting after a jog/walk on the path.
Clean and modernly furnished rooms, very friendly owner! The location is about 10 minutes outside the city center, but the walk along the shoreline is just beautiful.
We were a little taken back that as we walked in the front door I was asked to sit down immediately & fill out forms and settle the bill, did not feel very welcome. The swimming pool was uninviting with two rusty chairs.
Friendly landlady who was most helpful when I needed tape and a birthday candle. The place was very clean and adequate. The breakfast room, lounge and balcony was very inviting to sit and enjoy the weather and the view.
Mandy is a very nice host, she was very helpful during our stay with recommondations and dinner bookings
Private garden room. Lovely king bed. Across from the cliff path to town.Use of common areas with lovely sea views. Refreshing pool for hot days.
The window shades were a bit dusty. The shower was only separated from the bedroom by a folding wall.
The hotel is perfectly situated close to the beach and restaurants.The whole hotel is furnished in a tasteful modern style. Our room was facing the garden with our own entrance. The beds were comfortable, the breakfast was good and the service fine.
Owner very keen to take money, before we had even seen the room and spoke to guests like they where children.
Location was excellent, 5 minutes walk to town centre and restaurants along wonderful coastal path.
Too few TV Channels
Quality of room , location
the location of the B&B is not central or close to the beach
the rooms are nice and the people are friendly and helpfull,
A small minus is the quite small area for sunbathing and pool area.
A guesthouse with very nice and personal service. We got fantastic service and support before and during our stay. Just a short walk to Hermanus is a + for dining out in the evenings. It's also fantastic located for golf at Hermanus GC. We got help and support with golf Bookings both at Hermanus and Arabella. Fantastic breakfast!
Reception area in the middle of the building, so any noise can carry into rooms very easily.
Great beds, great breakfast, perfect location (10mins along the cliff path to town)
Please look at the bathroom ventilation
Very warm reception, excellent service from all staff. A very modern and comfortable Annan. We enjoyed the stay.
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