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“"Coming home"”
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Cliff Cottage
Ranked #30 of 87 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hamburg, Germany
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“"Coming home"”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Since we fell in love with South Africa we always stay for some days at the Cliff Cottage.
Chuck and Dot are wonderful hosts who know the area very well and send you to all the highlights along Walker Bay including the good restaurants. The rooms are nice, cosy and clean and breakfasts are freshly prepared to you choice. In a minute you're on the cliff path and can walk either to town or to the new harbour. To arrive at Cliff Cottage is always like coming home.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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CliffCottageHermanus, Manager at Cliff Cottage, responded to this review, 21 March 2014
Dear Ursula
Thank you so much for the kind comments, they are much appreciated.
We are so lucky that we will
see you and Manfred again this year, we look forward to it.
Best regards Dot and Chuck
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

If you want to breathe in the "champagne air" in the beautiful environment of Hermanus, this is the place to stay. A wonderful family atmosphere in a large, walled-in, safe sanctuary of a garden. As you lie on the chaise longue, listening to the sea, in the protection of the surrounding mountains, with a book and maybe a glass of local wine, you can be forgiven for thinking that you have died and gone to heaven. If you love birds, like we do, they will add yet another wonderful dimension to this garden. Chuck and Dot are such helpful and delightful hosts. We have stayed there twice now and we hope to stay there again in the future as the accommodation is so enjoyable that it feels like living in your own holiday home, with great breakfasts to look forward to as well.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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CliffCottagebnb, Manager at Cliff Cottage, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Thanks very much for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back some time in the future. Best regards, Dot and Chuck.
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Hohenschaeftlarn, Germany
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Cliff Cottage very much. Chuck and Dot were wonderful Hosts - very friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were excellent - always freshly prepared to our individual choice. The location is good - we were able to walk along the cliff path into town and to the new Harbour in about 10 minutes. It was also good to know that we had a safe parking spot off the street. The room was spacious and clean.

Room Tip: All the rooms are lovely.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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CliffCottagebnb, Manager at Cliff Cottage, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you back again some day.
Best regards, Chuck and Dot.
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

We stayed at Cliff Cottage for 5 nights over Christmas in the lovely Garden Cottage. Chuck and Dot are friendly and helpful hosts who made our stay relaxing and comfortable. Good location for the coast path and town and a pretty garden to sit in. Highly recommended!

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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CliffCottagebnb, Manager at Cliff Cottage, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Hi - was lovely to have you with us over Christmas and pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the Tripadvisor review. Hope to see you again some day.
Best regards, Chuck and Dot.
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

Great House , Great hosts. The House is very easy to find and the hosts are nice and polite! They made really great breakfast for us, the room Garden cottage was very spacious and clean!! We would recommend to stay at least 2 nights!! The Garden is lovely to relax and hermanus is a really great place to spend Time during Day and Night!! Best, marie and andi from austria

  • Stayed January 2014
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CliffCottagebnb, Manager at Cliff Cottage, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Hi Marie and Andi - thanks for your kind review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again.
Best regards, Chuck and Dot.
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

A beautiful spot, close to the cliffs and within walking distance to the harbour and town. We stayed in the cottage in the backyard, which was very quiet, safe und pretty. The breakfast was very familiar and good. Chuck gave us good advices for our trip to the Garden Route. Running along the cliff with great view to the ocean in the moring was a highlight for us.

Room Tip: Have dinner at the restaurant close to the harbour.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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CliffCottagebnb, Manager at Cliff Cottage, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Thanks for staying with us and for the kind review. We hope to welcome you back again some day.
Best regards, Chuck and Dot.
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We had a lovely stay at Cliff Cottage in December this year. Dot and Chuck were lovely hosts - warm, friendly and always ready to help.

We stayed at the Garden Cottage. The rooms are spacious, well equipped, clean and very well maintained. A warm and sumptuous breakfast is served each morning.

A short walk away from the cliffs and the Towncentre.

Would definitely come back if we’re in Hermanus again!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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CliffCottagebnb, Manager at Cliff Cottage, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Thank you for staying with us and for the kind review. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
Best regards, Chuck and Dot.
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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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