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“Very nice overnighter”
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Baleens
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Hermanus
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Very nice overnighter”
Reviewed 29 November 2013

very nice guesthouse. good clean rooms, very friendly staff, good facilities (table tennis, pool!)
decent cooked breakfast
out of town which is fine if you have a car, and actually better for the beaches which you don't get at hermanus itself. very nice coast walk to hermanus (c. 3k)

only issue was getting there/away: there are two ways into hermanus, one was blocked from freak rain. We had reserved through booking.com so it wiould presumabyl have been possible - and would have saved us - to forewarn us of this fact by an email. Similarly, we asked and wre advised that the pass to franschoek was open, arrived at the foot of the pass to find it wasn't which meant for a large detour! not helpful sorry!

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Kingston, Canada
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Nice quiet location at far end of town, near the beach. Our room was basic and plain with a smallish bed. Breakfast and common areas were great. Software tells me I have to write at least 200 characters, when there is nothing more to say!

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Reviewed 21 November 2013

Out of town, Baleens offers a cozy, warm and comfortable stay. We had our own transport so were happy to drive to town for dinner. The beach and river are close by and our room had a balcony with a sea view. Good breakfast buffet, good wifi and friendly staff. Cozy fireplace with lots of books to browse through.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

We got a sea-facing room and the views were just stunning! The room had a lovely balcony and behind the lodge are beautiful mountains. The location of the lodge is excellent. Clean linen and clean bathrooms. The rooms is sufficient for a couple but small for a family. Rooms are a bit close together and movement sound on the wooden floors carries to other room so not great for sleeping in. Breakfast service was not great, we found the hosts to be a bit unfriendly and the dining area needs upgrading - looks shoddy.

Room Tip: Balcony sea-view rooms are really gorgeous!
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Myself and my Wife spend most of our honeymoon at Baleens. the time spend there were great. the room was great in terms of the view overlooking the pool area and the mountains. the service received from Nato and team were great. very helpful. the breakfast was good and the area where it is served is spacious and well prepared in advanced. very nice place to break away with friends or even just a couple. few km out of town which makes it ideal to relax and not be in the busy part of Hermanus. thanks Paula and Nato for having us at Baleens. will be back. Carl and Roxzanne

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Reviewed 15 November 2013

Really nice place. Great breakfast and a cozy "trustee" bar. It's well outside Hermanus city, so a car is essential.
The people are very friendly and extremely helpful.
Can definitely recommend Baleens.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

I spent just one night here but it was a pleasant stay. A comfortable room with a good shower. Downstairs there was an open fire and an honesty bar. A good breakfast including bacon and eggs cooked to order.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Baleens
Address: 310 10th Street, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Baleens 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small, privately owned hotel with an informal atmosphere offering great value accommodation. 21 en suite rooms, either double, triple or family. Some rooms have panoramic ocean views. English and continental breakfast. Fully licenced bar. Close to the ocean and lagoon (100 meters) in a quiet and safe part of town. Wifi, internet, braai facilities, swimming pool, pool table, Dstv, conference room and facilities. ... more   less 
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