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Baleens
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Hermanus
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

If you are welcomed by NATO Barnard the owner and his wife you feel at home! They listen to you and give you the best accommodation they have. They know the area and give you wonderfully directions. The fireplace,garden and even the small pool are OK! Breakfast is simple but more then sufficient. All in all a great place to stay and very close to the beautiful beach.

Room Tip: You have many choices of rooms. With sea view, kitchen etc.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

A warm and welcoming B & B, with a wonderful owner and staff. Rooms are comfortable and the sea view form the up stairs rooms is fabulous. A good breakfast is served too. It's a great location - in a very quiet part of Hermanus. Highly recommended. The only slight negative was the wi - fi. It's very inconstant.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Beautiful building and furniture. Very helpful staff who showed us the best places to go for whalewatching and we managed to see lots. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

A nice guest house. We had a spacious room with a balcony - we could even spot whales from there! The only down side is that Baleens is some 6 km from the town centre. But at least it's a quiet place! With friendly staff.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Both a wonderful location near a beautiful beach with a beachfront trail into Hermanus and very nice accommodation. In a very quiet residential neighborhood. Helpful and pleasant staff. Downtown Hermanus is about 6km from Baleens.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

It is a rather basic accommodation, but for this price the level of comfort was good. Friendly host, nice view (sunset), balcony, very close to the beach, free wifi and parking. Did not try the pool, it looks tiny and it was not so warm that day. The city center and restaurants are pretty far, you need a car.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

The owner and staff were very friendly and so helpful with directions for the local area, honesty bar and breakfast the following day. The main reception of the house is nice and authentically decorated. The communal areas are very rustic, comfortable and outstanding for families with lots of games and activities. The rooms and bathrooms however do need attention and are a bit dated. They are clean but need lots of small odd jobs completed and a general freshen up. The towels provided are very small and in general the bathrooms lack shelving space. Overall we would stay again if seeing the whales in Hermanus.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about 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: £37 - £51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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