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“Excellent Value”
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Cliff Cottage
Ranked #29 of 87 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Overath, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Excellent Value”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

As usual we travelled without reservations through the Cape region in February this year. In Hermanus we tried to get a room in B&Bs which we knew from the past, all full. Then we looked for alternatives, some nice but overpriced B&Bs were available,but we didn´t really like them. Finally we found the the ***star Cliff Cottage, a lovely place, nicely situated at the cliff on the way to the habor, value for money and very nice hosts, Chuck and Dot. Chuck is a perfect guide for the region, with plenty of good ideas. Consequently, next time we will make reservations.
They have good relations to the Cape Vue B&B in Franschhoek. Two B&Bs of one kind..

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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CliffCottagebnb, Manager at Cliff Cottage, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Dear Bernd, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a very kind review, we
apprecaite your comments and it makes both Chuck and Myself feel very grateful that we were of
assiatance, which helped to meke your stay with us so good.
Hope to see you again sometime.

Kind regards
Dot & Chuck
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Staying here is like coming home to your mother's house. Its cozy, breakfast is hearty and the hosts are fantastic people. Although not luxurious it has everything you need. We stayed in the Garden cottage and loved the shower. The only thing I would like to ask for is for darker curtains, as I find it hard to sleep with the outside light on (which is left on for security purposes). It cannot be beaten for value for money and that says something in Hermanus, which is an expensive place.

Room Tip: We loved the garden cottage because it is set apart from the main house.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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CliffCottagebnb, Manager at Cliff Cottage, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
Thank you for the kind review, Chuck and I really appreciate your time taken.
We hope to see you again sometime.
Kind Regards
Dot & Chuck
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kingston upon thames
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

What a lovely place Cliff Cottage is and so professionally and caringly run by Chuck and Dot. They have thought of everything.
My room at the back of the garden was so quiet and spotlessly clean. The bathroom has been recently updated and has a wonderful big shower cubicle.
The bedding is clearly replaced regularly with new and everything was immaculate.
There's loads of choice for breakfast and Chuck and Dot are happy to share their knowledge of the area with you.
Highly recommend it.

Room Tip: I don't think there's a bad one - they are all lovely - I had a snoop at the empty ones and...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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CliffCottagebnb, Manager at Cliff Cottage, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear Roz

Thank you for taking the time to write the very kind review of your experience at CC.
We look forward to your return visit to Cliff Cottage, in the not to distant future.
Kind regards
Dot & Chuck
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

We stumbled upon Cliff Cottage after knocking on several other BnB doors looking for the perfect combination of ambiance and price, and we couldn't believe our luck. Dot & Chucks place was as charming as they are hospitable, tucked away from but well-within walking distance of the town center, just across the street from the cliffs overlooking the sea. Our cottage was bright and cozy, and breakfast each morning--made fresh and served with a pot of the best black tea we had in South Africa--was simply delicious. Dot & Chuck were attentive without being overbearing, wealths of knowledge about Hermanus and surrounding areas, and delightful conversationalists and company in general. We left wishing we could stay longer!

Room Tip: The small cottage behind the main structure is perfect!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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CliffCottagebnb, Manager at Cliff Cottage, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Daer Laura

Thanks so much for your kind review, it was a pleasure to have the two of you stay at CC and to
know that we were able to assist in making your Souith African experience a memorable one.
We would love to see you both again sometime.
Kind regards
Dot & Chuck
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

We recently made a repeat visit to Cliff Cottage where Dot and Chuck maintained the high standards of the previous one. We had a problem with our hire car and Dot swiftly and efficiently arranged a replacement car for us as we had difficulty contacting the company using a British mobile. An added feature from last time is the provision of wi.fi for guest use, handy for Emailing ahead for future reservations for guest houses and restaurants. An easy walk into town via the cliff path or road means no need to use a car unless going farther afield, our thanks to Dot and Chuck

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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CliffCottagebnb, Manager at Cliff Cottage, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Thank you for your kind review. Your feedback and input are very important to us and Dot and I appreciate you taking the time to comment. It is always a pleasure having the two of you stay at CC.
So until your next visit...Best wishes

Kind regards
Dot & Chuck
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Bern, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

We toured South Africa in Oktober 2013 and Cliff Cottage was one of our 2 night stays. We shared a two bedroom suite with our children which was just lovely. Everything was beautiful decorated and clean. On arrivel we were warmly wellcommed by Dot and Chuck. They made us feel at home and had good advice for us. The breakfast was "lekker"!
From the cottage you can take the Cliff walks to Town or to the new habour ( wale watching). It is a Really beautiful walk and with Luck
during the wale Season you can see the wales from there.
Thank you Dot and Chuck and all the best for you...

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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CliffCottagebnb, Manager at Cliff Cottage, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Thank you Ann for your very kind review, Chuck and I appreciate your comments and feedback.
We would love to see you at Cliff Cottage sometime in the future.

Kind regards
Dot & Chuck
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

This was my second visit to Cliff Cottage and like the time before, Dot and Chuck were the best hosts ever. The rooms were spotless and spacious. The location is perfect. You can practically touch the cliffs. I can't recommend this place enough, not only for the hospitality of Dot and Chuck, but for the lovely atmosphere and great location!!

  • Stayed March 2014
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CliffCottagebnb, Manager at Cliff Cottage, responded to this review, 7 April 2014
Hi Kyla. Thanks for the great review and kind comments. We always enjoy have customers return to us for a second visit - till next time ... rest 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 #29 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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