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The Whale's Tale Guest House

86 Westcliff Road, Overstrand 7200 South Africa
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R 1 556
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Hermanus Whale’s Tale Guest House offers a magnificent ocean view, and is conveniently situated between the Hermanus New Harbour and the Town Centre. It gives our guests easy access to the famous cliff path where you will find magnificent scenery of the ocean meeting the cliffs, various plant species and of course the adventure of seeing a Southern Right Whale during Whale Season. The cliff path offers a scenic, relaxing walk to the town centre where you will find a variety of restaurants, art galleries, shops and the famous Old Harbour. The Guest House consists of 4 beautifully decorated bedrooms, each with air-conditioning, an en-suite bathroom, television with DSTV channels and complimentary wifi. Other facilities includes free parking, an outdoors entertainment area and an outdoor swimming pool where our guests can relax on the deck while enjoying the magnificent view of the ocean. Hermanus Whale’s Tale Guest House will enchant you with a tale of a memorable holiday in a beautiful seaside town, where guests stay in luxury and are treated like good friends.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Hiking
Adults only
Baggage storage
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Canoeing offsite
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
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Blackout curtains
Housekeeping
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
Ocean view
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Culture51044319214 wrote a review 16 Feb
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Lovely people, Evelyn and Willy were extremely welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Location was perfect for us with an easy 20 minute walk into the town centre and 5 minutes to the iconic cliff path walk. The room we stayed in upstairs with a sea view was enormous.!!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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sjunge562572 wrote a review Jan 2024
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It ist a very good place to stay. Very cozy and big rooms, modern furnishings and a very nice Personal. The breakfast was really good and delicious. The location is very good, it's not far to the coastal path.
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biker buddy wrote a review Dec 2023
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I have never been treated by a host in this fashion ever before. Long story short - I booked for 2 nights in December Air B & B charged me only for one night which I paid for. As we needed 2 nights accommodation, I started messaging the establishment via Air B & B trying to confirm 2 nights stay. My messages were never answered and they never answered their phone calls. After my guests checked in, it was confirmed that the stay was for 2 nights. I requested the details for payment but nothing was forthcoming. At 15h30 in the afternoon I was advised that the guests were to vacate the room as it was only booked for one night. The host still did not bother to reply to me or answer my calls. After 12 attempt’s the host answered stating that we were mistaken and must vacate asap as they have other guests. All of this could have been avoided had they responded to my messages and calls.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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jayshree20 wrote a review Dec 2023
Durban, South Africa10 contributions4 helpful votes
I would highly recommend the Whale's Tale Guesthouse. We stayed there for one night hoping to get a glimpse of the whales but unfortunately we did not. The host Evelyn was very friendly as well as the other staff. We stayed at the Supreme Sea View Suite. The room was very spacious and the views were beautiful. This room was big enough for a family as it had an additional room as well. The parking area was a little small . Breakfast was well prepared but very limited menu and you had to place your order the day before. I will definitely go back.
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treist130930 wrote a review Nov 2023
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We stayed one night at the Whale’s Tale Guest House and everything was perfect. The room was comfortable, we appreciated the size of our bathroom. The view is really nice and there is a path along the ocean in front of the guest house where you can walk and observe the whales, it’s amazing ! Special thanks to Willy who made us feel welcome to this great place !
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BedfordRich wrote a review Aug 2023
Bedford, United Kingdom53 contributions31 helpful votes
It was a lively guest house. The rooms were very comfortable and incredibly spacious. The security in place was comforting although we felt Hermanus was safe. Breakfast was nice and tasty although it could perhaps be easier to order (having to order the night before). The cliff path walk into town was wonderful. Evelyn was always pleased to help us and made the stay enjoyable and the guest house copes well with electricity load shedding.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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hdebbi884665 wrote a review Jul 2023
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We arrived and on the 8th at around 15h45 phoned 6 times no answer press both bell's few times hooted and again no answer standing in the rain waiting for someone to open for us, When we booked into the unit they said they bring water for the room and nothing received. When the lady eventually arrived to open look like she was sleeping. My breakfast order was wrong but due to time we had to leave I had to accept the order.
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prebenfaerch wrote a review May 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Great accommodation, neat clean and well kept. Staff friendly and helpful. Found your Guest House quite by chance while hunting for overnight accommodation in Hermanus. I would definitely stay there again when next down in that part of the Western Cape
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BridgnorthBob wrote a review Apr 2023
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Spent 2 days here and were welcomed from the outset by Evelyn , lovely position and nice downstairs room. Good parking inside gates. Breakfast w as a good choice and cooked freshly . All staff friendly and we had a very pleasant stay.
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Niamh wrote a review Feb 2023
Dublin, Ireland70 contributions48 helpful votes
We had a lovely stay at the Whale Veiw..A few basics could be improved on..Breakfast was good but could do with a slightly larger selection. The room is a little tight. Only one table for 2 and is stuck in corner.Also an honesty bar and maybe some magazines, books for exchange in lounge..Staff were very helpful..
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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R 1,556 - R 1,960 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictOverstrandHermanus
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Whale's Tale Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to The Whale's Tale Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Hermanus Cliff Path (0.3 km), Fernkloof Nature Reserve (5.1 km), and Grotto Beach (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Whale's Tale Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Whale's Tale Guest House?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a view of the mountains, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at The Whale's Tale Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Whale's Tale Guest House?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Whale's Tale Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Gallery Cafe & Deli, Char'd Grill & Wine Bar, and Cafè 1904 Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Whale's Tale Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Whale's Tale Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does The Whale's Tale Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.