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“Great stopover on your way to Plett”

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Whale Away Guest House
Ranked #51 of 86 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Saint Julian's, Malta
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“Great stopover on your way to Plett”
Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

Coming from Cape Town we definitely wanted to visit Hermanus, having heard so much about it. What a nice little town this is. We stayed at the Whale Away Guesthouse in room no 2. Cosy room, nicely decorated in African Colors, but the biggest treat was the warm and friendly welcome by the manager. We felt very much at home. She advised us to take the coastal path to town, a lovely 10 minute walk and made us a reservation at Burgundy. The breakfast is excellent and being served on the first floor you have a wonderful view of the Ocean. Certainly worthwhile a stay!

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the whale away guesthouse while in hermanus on part of a trip up the garden route.

Parking is behind gates and feels very secure. The location is a 10 min walk down a main road from the shops and restaurants of hermanus.

We stayed in room 5 - which was on the ground floor overlooking a pleasant garden ( sadly the poor weather meant we couldn't enjoy it). Breakfast is selected in advance and served in a light and airy room. Good healthy and cooked options.

Recommended.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Knoxville, Tennessee, Usa
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

The location was within walking distance to downtown Hemanus and the action there and a short drive to the New harbor. The room we stayed in on the second floor was large and spacious with an equally modern and roomy bathroom all done in an African motif - very pleasing. We had enormous patio with ocean view to ourselves which we thoroughly enjoyed. We had a great stay at this facility - the staff was very friendly and the breakfast was simple but delicious. We would highly recommend staying here.

Room Tip: From what we could see all the rooms were spacious and uniquely decorated but ours seemed to be the...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

Everything is superb at this place. the room (No. 1?) we had adjoined the first floor dining room/lounge and was beautiful with great views from the shared balcony over the bay. Hester is the most fantastic host and made us two excellent dining arrangements and two fantastic breakfasts. Hermanus is a beautiful town and this is a great place to stay. You can easily walk into town taking the coastal path and return along the main road and it takes about 10 mins.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

It is located on the main road.

I think 4 rooms. We had the lower room. Spacious, good facilities, very good breakfast. Disadvantage were the blankets. Very very warm and non breatheble.

Service and guestlady is great. Safety is too because of the electric gate.

10 min walk to centre.

Beside the blanket and only queen size bed I would recommend this guesthouse.

Room Tip: Bit noisy in the morning when people are in the hallway. Overall I think all rooms are more then...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We greatly enjoyed our two nights at this excellent, well positioned Guest House. Our room was spacious, well appointed and stylish with the added bonus of an outside seating area in the pleasant garden. It is handily situated near the cliff walk for whale watching, but also within a reasonable walk into the town. The manageress was most attentive and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Swindon, UK
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

I think my title says it all - this place is really really good. The Manager Hester (who we thought was the owner as her attention to detail / drive / enthusiasm is so good) really looked after us - nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are spacious, well furnished and we were able to see the whales right from our room.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Whale Away Guest House
Address: 223 Main Road | Eastcliff, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
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Ranked #51 of 86 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
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Hotel Class:4 star — Whale Away Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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