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“Great rooms, fabulous location overlooking the bay with whales at the frontdoor!”
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Pelagus House
Ranked #46 of 88 Hermanus B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 10 December 2011

Very friendly staff, nice rooms with large bathroom!, good breakfast, walking distance to town centre, view on the bay with the whales from front of the house.

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Reviewed 1 December 2011

We made a last minute booking to stay at Nautilius Cottage which is the building behind Pelagus House. The accommodation is luxurious and immaculate and very tasteful and the beds were wonderfully comfortable. (Crisp white linen etc). The pool was a lovely way to unwind too. The location was perfect for a brief yet bracing walk along the seafront but far enough away for peace and tranquility. The ladies were also wonderfully welcoming! Loved every minute and going to bring my parents when they come.

Room Tip: Choose Pelagus House if possible as it has the biggest rooms and ask for a sea view!
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

The Pelagus House itself is of an excellent standard. Beautifully decorated and in an excellent location. We chose this accommodation based on its proximity to the ocean, and were advised we had the penthouse, a little disappointed that we overlooked the pool and not the ocean.

The breakfast was described as scrumptious. My description would be adequate. Breakfast was between 9.00am and 10.00am. We would normally have breakfast at 8.00 and felt this 1 hour window was restrictive. The two lady managers were pleasant but a little pushy when suggesting restaurants or whale watching excursions. It felt as though they were on commission. Apart from this a very good stay.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

We stayed at the Nauitlus Cottage which is directly behind the Pelagus House and they share the same facilities. This place is like paradise the rooms are nicely decorated and the staff are very friendly and helpful. They had booked us into a restaurent and organised a taxi for us and also pre-booked a Whale excursion. The communal rooms are beautiful and the pool and hot tub are a great way to relax and unwind. Hermanus is a wonderful place and we saw loads of whales along the coastal paths, there is no need to take a boat trip! At night the whales were breaching out of the water, it was much better than sea world in Florida! Don't forget to speak to the only Whale Crier in the world, he'll tell you all about the whales and there locations. Whale watching is additive and free, we both loved!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 November 2011

i visited here in March and forgot to review as is so often the case with good reviews.

this was the best place i have ever stayed. Firstly the accomodation is of an excellent standard and finished to a high spec.

most of all it is due to the wonderful customer service and attention to detail. they were simply incredible. I was travelling with my mother and father. My father is quite ill and has mobility issues and they made his stay so memorable.

he still talks of this place every time i see him.

the ocean view room is specatcular and you would struggle to ever find a better place anywhere in the world.

simply loved it

Room Tip: they are all great but the Ocean view is the better
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  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 November 2011

What a lovely surprise when we arrived at Pelagus House. It was luxurious, to say the least. A very large room and helpful staff. When we were shown the lounge (overlooking the sea), we were told in a very relaxed way 'oh, and there's a whale in the bay'! WOW! Fantastic.
Sadly we had only one night here, but we'll be back and we'll be recommending this hotel to friends and family.
I have very high standards for hotels and I don't recommend places lightly (ask my husband!), but this place was really good. If you're going to Hermanus, stay here!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2011

The kids were wowed by this very cool place to stay. Our room was at the back so couldn't see whales from our bedroom, but had a loevly suite of rooms with several veranda's. Good breakfast and plenty of advice on where to eat out in evening. Lovely light, well furnished, modern property and right on sea-front. We were there Oct 2010 - not an option on the pick-list! Been meaning to review for past year!

Stayed: December 2010, travelled with friends
Thank Jo T
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Additional Information about Pelagus House

Address: 11 Church Street, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Overstrand > Hermanus
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 88 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range: £83 - £189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pelagus House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT AS OF 1 MARCH 2014 Pelagus Guest House is situated in Hermanus, South Africa - a picturesque little town, world renowned for its beauty, whales and champagne air. Our guest house offers you accommodation in Hermanus that has all the elements necessary for a stay that is truly special. Our position, our style and our dedication to the highest standards ensure that the accommodation we provide meets your expectations. A spectacular view of the ocean and the sound of waves greet you on arrival at Pelagus Guest House; you'll awake to the smell of a fresh sea breeze and seaside sounds every morning and you'll be able to relax on the patio and enjoy the vista of Walker Bay whenever it pleases you. ... more   less 
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