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Abalone Guest Lodge
Ranked #16 of 86 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Beach house chic with the friendliest of welcomes”
Reviewed 4 February 2014

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.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Perlemoen, Manager at Abalone Guest Lodge, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the beautiful review on TripAdvisor!!! Hope to see you again in the near future.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Fantastic service,very friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful and clean rooms that offers so much more than expected. Highly, highly recommended!!!!!!!
Lovely fire going in the lounge where you can relax and admire the the beauty of it all.

Room Tip: Had a room upstairs which was beautiful and well equipped.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Perlemoen, Manager at Abalone Guest Lodge, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Thank you very much!!! Looking forward to seeing you again.
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

My Family and I had pleasant stay in this hotel, although we spent just one night. Close to the town but not walk distance. Unfortunately I had two problems with the same work I don´t know the name: First one lady told my husband that we could make a late checkout. Another lady didn´t so I had to pack up and move alone to my childrens´room. Another problem was with respect a purchases of some products. One of the ladies told me that all the products were wrapped and when I was in Knysna I realized that I was missing something.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Perlemoen, Manager at Abalone Guest Lodge, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Dear Denize
We appreciate you review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our view, Abalone really does have a 180 degree sea view!! I apologise for the product not being wrapped. We have courier this to you. Please keep us posted when you receive the gift. We do apologise for the misunderstanding with the late check-out, we hope the extra 4 hours made up for the inconvenience.
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Timoleague, Ireland
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

We stayed here for two nights and it was really amazing, great views, nice pool and friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast and lunch was lovely. We would highly recommend. We asked for best room with a view and we got it, it made this part of our honeymoon really great.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

We had a very pleasant stay in the Abalone Guest Lodge, the view out of the Room was fantastic and the staff was very nice. The Lodge ist very close to a nice walk path to the cliffs. We would definitly recommend this hotel to other guests.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Perlemoen, Manager at Abalone Guest Lodge, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
Thank you very much for your review. We really do appreciate. Please come and visit us again!!!
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Tienen, Belgium
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

what's good about the place:
-great location
-very well kept lodge, great rooms
-all amenities you need
-friendly staff
-Great breakfast!
what's less good:
-no good restaurants in walking distance from the lodge

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Perlemoen, Manager at Abalone Guest Lodge, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
Thank you very much for your review. We really do appreciate. Please come and visit us again!!!
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Great guesthouse with good service and clean accommodation
The accommodation is great and the service and politeness of the staff was exemplary . While the breakfast was basic the food was good x nice pool area and beautiful views

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Perlemoen, Manager at Abalone Guest Lodge, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
Thank you very much for your review. We really do appreciate. Please come and visit us again!!!
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Property: Abalone Guest Lodge
Address: 306 Main Road, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 86 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Abalone Guest Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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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