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On the Cliff Guest House
Ranked #22 of 85 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 September 2010

Stayed for two nights in August in three rooms on the ground floor. Views from the rooms were good. Headland just opposite you can walk out onto to get closer to the sea and the whale spotting Also cliff walk, guesthouse in middle, walk one way get to Hermanus, walk the other get to harbour for whale watching trips. We did this and although expensive on the whole we thought it worth it - however, weather dependant, need a flat sea. Good views of the whales though. Guest house itself had very comfortable rooms and bed. Breakfast was great and hosts very friendly and welcoming. Free wireless internet access available in reception via a passcode. Overall a brilliant place to stay and would highly recommend to anyone else.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 August 2010

We celebrated my girlfriends birthday upon arrival at On The Cliff, and what an excellent choice we made. We were greeted by Charmaine on arrival and shown to our rooms. From making the booking to the actual stay each one on its own was a pleasant experience. Saturday was even more special after I proposed to my now fiance...

I am a regular traveler and rarely give reviews, but I could not help commend Charmaine and Hylton on this wonderful weekend - especially the early mornig chats after breakfast!!

The rooms are huge, with all the amenities you need from under floor heating to exquisite views.

Its location is in walking distance to most of Hermanus along the cliff pathways which si a wonderful way to spend the afternoon after lunch in town.

Thank you guys for making this weekend so special!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank GeorgeM2
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Reviewed 2 February 2010

We spent two nights with Charmaine and Hylton, who were very friendly and welcoming hosts. The location was excellent, just across the road was the cliff path, and we had lovely views of the sea from our first floor room.

We enjoyed the Harbour Rock Restaurant, great sea food and fun atmosphere, and also ate at the newly opened 'Hermanus' restaurant which was centrally situated. We were seated in a courtyard with an open fire,and enjoyed our dinner - it's very much a restaurant where you go for the evening, not one if you are in a hurry to move on elsewhere. The breakfasts were very good, and we enjoyed conversations with our hosts and fellow guests.

We liked the town of Hermanus, the golf at Arabella was excellent, and strolling along the cliff path into town was a delight.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 January 2010

Unfortunately we only stayed one night at this guest house and this coincided with a power cut. However the hosts ensured there were plenty of oil lamps around and that everyone was safe.
On our arrival we were made a very welcome cup of tea and given info on where to go for dinner. We felt very welcomed and really enjoyed our stay.
The breakfast was fantastic and the hosts made a real effort to talk to all guests.
The views from the rooms are amazing and next time we stay we will make sure we have a first floor room to get the best views of the Whales.
The rooms were furnished to a high standard and were extremely comfortable and clean.
It was also great to have somewhere safe to park.
Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with family
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Thank Charliegirl211
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Reviewed 3 January 2010

My husband and I stayed here in October for 2 nights. Our room was fantastic with views over the bay (ideal for watching the whales). Everything about the rooms was perfect, large with large comfy bed and beautifully decorated. We particularly loved watching the whales from our balcony.

Charmaine and Hilton were the perfect guest and nothing was to much trouble. The breakfasts were superb and we especially enjoyed our morning chats with them.

They recommended the Quayside restaurant to us, if you stay here this restaurant is a must the food and setting was fantastic.

The accommodation was walking distance to the town centre with beautiful views along the cliffs.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Yorkietours
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Reviewed 19 October 2009

This was our second visit to On the Cliff the last being two years ago. Charmaine and Hylton greeted us with the same friendliness as before and as expected the accommodation was first class. The whales put on a great display for us and we were sad to leave after two nights.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 October 2009

My wife and I stayed here for one night and found it exceptional. The location was great, with a nice footpath by the sea just in front of the guest house. Extremely nice hosts and very helpful. We would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about On the Cliff Guest House

Address: 42 Westcliff Road | Westcliff, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 85 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range: £100 - £169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — On the Cliff Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seafront luxury guest house with sea views from all rooms. Sauna, heated pool, pub, gym, guest lounges, bicycles and more. Situated with the cliff paths directly in front of the house and beautiful views of the whales in season from your room. Shark cage diving, whale viewing, diving, horse riding, fantastic beaches and lots more. ... more   less 
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