We stayed here for just a single night and were impressed not only by the spotlessly clean, light and airy beach house type decor and ambience throughout the property , the views from the deck and from the indoor communal reception area over the directly accessible flower strewn cliff top walk with the sea behind but also the welcome and service we received from Erica. Nothing was too much trouble ;she booked all the TukTuk taxi journeys, advised and booked a restaurant and also the Whale watching boat. When we returned for morning coffee to the Abalone just before we left (as we just loved the view from the decking out to the sea) she provided some complimentary delicious peppermint cake. Though we stayed just one night she made our experience special and we wished we could have stayed longer .
The location of the Abalone is a couple of kilometres slightly outside Hermanus tho you can walk all along the cliff top into the small town ( about 45 minutes plus). It is delightful with a good path underfoot and plenty of benches just to sit on and take in the magnificent views of the crashing waves and admire the flowers .Just make sure you observe where to locate the Abalone off the path on the way back! The Tuk Tuk taxi service was efficient and good fun and we used this several times over the 2 days.
There are only a couple of rooms which overlook the ocean and these get booked up almost a year in advance we were told. We had a balcony but our favourite place to sit was on the raised decking overlooking the path and the sea.
There is secure parking, and a modern pool area which looked clean and inviting though we didn't use it as the weather was a little cool.The reception is open till 8 and there is free wi Fi .
Our experience at the Abalone was calm , relaxing and delightful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Abalone Lodge, situated on the magnificent ocean front of Hermanus. Abalone Guest Lodge offers luxury accommodation for travel, business or leisure. Abalone Guest Lodge has direct access to the well-known Scenic Cliff Path that makes Hermanus the Land Base Whale Watching Capital of the World. Abalone Guest Lodge is situated on Siever’s Point, a landmark seafront position midway between the town centre and the beautiful Blue Flag beaches of Hermanus. We recently added a sauna treatment room and gym for your comfort. We look forward to welcoming you to our tastefully decorated en-suite accommodation that offers you every luxury as well as unrivalled views of the ocean and the mountains. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Abalone Guest Hotel Hermanus