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“Clean property with funny Chuck”
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Cliff Cottage
Ranked #30 of 87 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 reviews
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“Clean property with funny Chuck”
Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

The lodge provided a good service. Nvertheless, some facts gave a slight negative taste. Although we paid the deposit (what is basically ok) by credit card it was not possible to pay the remaining 50% the same way. Only cash was accepted. In a country where you try to avoid carrying cash arround you this is not acceptable - even if you stay a couple of days. Internet was charged extra but was extremely slow and clunky and barely not usable. Owners were very friendly and helpful, rooms were clean and good equiped (except of the kitchen). Breakfast was included and excellent (is served in the garden in case the weather is fine).

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

The hosts were very nice and friendly and helpful with activities in Hermanus, friendly staff, service excellent, absolute best value for money, good location - close to Hermanus town, very comfortable and nice room. We had the best scrambled egg breakfast!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

This is our second visit to Cliff Cottage in Hermanus and again we were not disappointed. Chuck & Dot made us feel at home from the moment we rang the door bell. Cliff Cottage is a really nice place to spend a few days as it is so close to the cliffs where one can have a great view of the whales and also to the town of Hermanus. The rooms were all large and clean all had there own bathrooms (we took 3 rooms as we were 6 people),one of the rooms even had it`s own lounge. There is also secure parking places in the grounds so no need to lug heavy cases very far.The breakfast were also very good and enough to eat for even the largest of appetite. Chuck & Dot had pre arranged for a whale trip prior to our arrival which saved some precious time, they also recommended some great places to eat.If you are looking for good value for money this is the place to go.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Chicago
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

We enjoyed a warm, nice stay at Cliff Cottage Bed & Breakfast. The cottage is just lovely - the home is eye-catching, the grounds are picturesque, and our room was inviting. Chuck and Dot put together a delicious breakfast for us before our whaling trip, and they offered great recommendations for things to do and places to eat around Hermanus. The cottage is in a peaceful location, just a short, scenic walk to the restaurants and shops. An outstanding value! We only wish we had more time in Hermanus and at Cliff Cottage!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

A mere 5 minute walk to Hermanus Town.....or a little longer by the Beautiful Cliff walk, Cliff Cottage is a beautiful B and B with the added bonus of the hospitality of your Hosts Chuck and Dot. I have just spent two nights at CC. It would have been more but they were booked out.

Your Hosts have all the local knowledge and information on all that's happening in Hermanus and their friendly disposition means you feel very much "at Home". CC is the ideal holiday home in what is a Beautiful part of the Western Cape.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Hamilton, NZ
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

Our group stayed here for a couple of nights while we did some whale and shark watching in Hermanus and Kleinbaai, and it was
The house was very homely and comfortable, but also very secure with a locked side gate and electronic gate on the driveway for off street parking. All the living areas were independent of one another, with only the people staying in that area able to access it.
The beds were very comfortable, and a lovely clean bathroom adjoined our room. My companions did have a bit of noise in their room from rain falling on the sheet metal roof add-on to the house.
Chuck and Dot were great hosts, full of useful information about the area and local service providers. Fantastic cooked breakfast with cereals, fresh juice, plunger coffee and a wonderful fresh fruit salad.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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CliffCottageHermanus, Manager at Cliff Cottage, responded to this review, 10 November 2013
Thank you for your kind review. It is great to hear that we contributed to your enjoyable stay in Hermanus........
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

We stayed at Cliff Cottage in October 2013 and really enjoyed a long week end there (3 nights). Dot and Chuck are great hosts making us feel comfortable with a keen attention to detail.

The room (No2) was perfect for us with a second bedroom for our daughter, it was clean and spacious...ideal!

Location is good with a short hop onto the cliff path and in to town.

The down side to our trip was that it was too short.!

We will be back all being well in the not too distant future.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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CliffCottageHermanus, Manager at Cliff Cottage, responded to this review, 6 November 2013
Many thanks for your kind review. Dot and I are grateful that you took the time to comment and also feel good that we contributed to your enjoyable stay in Hermanus. Hopefully we will see you back again at Cliff Cottage.
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Property: Cliff Cottage
Address: 22 Westcliff Road, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 87 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cliff Cottage 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and relax at Cliff Cottage, just across the road from the famous Hermanus cliff paths and some of the best land-based whale watching in the world. We offer spacious Cape Dutch en-suite double or twin bedrooms and family suites, with garden entrances, off-street parking, mountain views, and scrumptious home-cooked or continental breakfasts. You can take a scenic walk along the cliff paths to the village shops, bars, restaurants and craft market. The magnificent Grotto beach, Fernkloof Nature reserve, premier 27-hole Golf Course and the Hemel-en-Arde Valley vineyards are all just a short drive away. ... more   less 
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