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Whale Rock Luxury Lodge
Ranked #8 of 86 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Top notch”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

After only one night at Whale Rock my husband and I wish to return...which is the best crit I can give them. Every detail is attended to, and the tiny, teeny shortcomings we pointed out (a missing plug in the bathroom meant we couldn't use the bath) were dealt with immediately. I also experienced a phenomenal massage from a lady who is recommended by the guest house, who managed to undo my travel 'knots' very successfully. Fabulous rooms, spacious, easy accommodation and close to the fleshpots of Hermanus (I jest. Some good restaurants, but don't expect City Lights in this glorious spot. It isn't about that at all). Only minor peeve was that breakfast took its time, and it wasn't that busy. Good when it got there, though.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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WhaleRock, Receptionist/ intern at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Thank you for the kind review! We appreciate the feedback.
It was a pleasure having you as our guests and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back at the Lodge sometime in the future!
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Sadly we only had one night at Whale Rock but it's a beautiful place, the only thing which stopped us giving an overall 'outstanding' is that it's quite a long walk from the town and all the restaurants if you want to wander in for lunch and then again for dinner. However, the rooms are lovely and the service about perfect - so next time we're in Hermanus we'll be back at Whale Rock.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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WhaleRock, Receptionist/ intern at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write this review.
We're glad that, regardless of the fact that we are located a little further away from town center, you still enjoyed your stay with us.
We would be glad to accommodate you and welcome you back at the Lodge sometime in the future!
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
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Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely week in the Whale rock lodge. Fantastic rooms, great pool, lovely breakfast and awesome service. The owners and manager know how to make your holidays relaxed with their very warm service and help in booking restaurants, day activities etc. We will come back for sure!

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Caroline V
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WhaleRock, Receptionist/ intern at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We look forward to welcoming you again at the lodge!
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shropshire
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89 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014

We have just returned from another superb stay at this delightful lodge. The new owners have made considerable improvements, modernising the rooms and bathrooms, and we like what they have achieved.
We are so happy that Mel remains in charge. With her knowledge of the area, her friendly and efficient leadership guarantees a most enjoyable stay.

Whale Rock Luxury Lodge has an enviable garden and superb pool and is ideally located for taking long cliff top and beach walks.

We have already booked our return visit

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank cmsj
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WhaleRock, Receptionist/ intern at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
We appreciate that you have taken the time to write a review!
We are very happy to hear that you like the changes that were made to the Lodge when the new owners took over.
We are still updating and improving the lodge to make it even better.
Hopefully, when you next visit, you will enjoy staying with us just as much as during your previous stay.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the lodge!
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Darlington, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

We are return visitors to Whale Rock Lodge which is under "new" management. We were delighted to find that Mel was still very much present and that the new owners had retained her. We were welcomed back to find beautifully refurbished rooms with neutral colour schemes and crisp white bedding and towels. Delightful quality products in the bathroom also added to the theme. We had a turn town service with weather forecast for the following day. The team were most helpful when it came to restaurant bookings and recommendations. Nothing is too much trouble. The pool area is spacious and the sun loungers are all new and comfortable. We absolutely love Whale Rock Lodge and all it stands for.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Judith H
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WhaleRock, Receptionist/ intern at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Thank you for the lovely review!
We really enjoyed having you here at the lodge!
We all hope to see you and your husband back at WhaleRock!
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

Whale rock is a very comfortable pleasant base to enjoy Hermanus.
Lovely appointed bedrooms and garden and pool area.
Breakfast in the morning is a real treat with great food. Staff and very friendly and helpful.
Pleasant walks in to Hermanus and would recommend la pentola in town for food or a 30 minute trip to Stanford and a new German food paradise called springfontein

  • Stayed January 2014
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1 Thank nick c
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2014

After two weeks of traveling along the W C we arrived at the Whale Rock for a four nights stay.
From arrival till leave, great stay and perfect ending of a stunning trip. The staff was very friendly and helpfull, making reservations for dinner, pointing out travelroutes (wineries), practical tips. We really had a being at home feeling, last day we stayed at the pool (afternoon) they served us drinks and even ordered take away for us (we didn't want to go out). As promissed, the laundry was done on time, so no complains what so ever!

We like to thank you once more for making our stay part of an unforgetable holiday!

Joseph & Angelina

Room Tip: We had the "presidential" suit, room 1, a spacious, luxury gardenroom
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Jos R
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Property: Whale Rock Luxury Lodge
Address: 26 Springfield Avenue | Westcliff, Hermanus 7200, South Africa (Formerly Whale Rock Lodge)
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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 Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 86 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Whale Rock Luxury Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whale Rock Luxury Lodge is considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in Hermanus and recently had a complete internal makeover into a warm contemporary style. Situated across the road from the New Harbour and the start of the cliff path, it is but a 3 minute walk down to the edge of the cliff and a 5 minute drive to the centre of town. The Lodge has 11 beautifully decorated en suite Rooms & Suites, extensive and well manicured lawns and gardens, a koi pond and probably one of the the largest swimming pools in Hermanus and it is solar heated! ... more   less 
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