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“guesthouse heaven”
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Baleens
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Hermanus
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
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“guesthouse heaven”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

We went in the winter season for my birthday. We were welcomed by friendly staff. Our room was beautiful with a stunning view of the beach. The breakfast was very good, the 'home-atmosphere' with the fireplace was so welcoming, and the variety of entertainment and games was nice. I would highly recommend this guesthouse to anyone who wants to visit Hermanus and Grotto beach.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hermanus, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Very nice place for a getaway. Very homely and the staff and management very pleasent. The rooms are a small but then the lounge and dinning area makes up for it. Great breakfast. On overall i would give it a 8/10

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

Carrying the suitcases up 3 flights of stairs was exhausting and the pool wasnt warm enough although we were told it was heated. Otherwise wonderful spot beautiful fireplace. a little far from town but fine if you have a car.
Great breakfast!!! THANKS

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

If you have a car it's not far at all to the center of town. It's a nice hotel with friendly staff and nice rooms. The rooms were all white with a little kitchenette and table. We enjoyed breakfast which was a made to order style with self serve sides. All in all it is great value for the money and peaceful. We loved Hermanus for so many reasons, the whale watching, the fab restaurants, the cute city square the drive along the coast... South Africa is a great destination and Baleens was a good base.

Room Tip: We had the family room which worked out nicely for us.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

We wish we could have stayed longer! The guesthouse is large and spacious, smart and clean with lovely views from the rooms. I love the fireplace in the lounge! The owner, Nato, was very kind to help us with our flat tyre - thank you!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Port St Francis, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Friendly staff and reception. Good overnight stay on route to Cape town. Nice quit area a bit away from town center.excellent hot breakfast. Beds comfortable and ample hot water for shower. Will use again and recommend for budget friendly option.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

We spent one night at Baleens, service was very good and indeed the room was comfortable, a good stay for youngsters or cheap travel. Room was very clean, as we left early did not have time for breakfast so I can not rate the food. The location, far from town, need a car to move around.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Baleens

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 12 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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