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Penguino Guesthouse

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#3 of 50 guest houses in Hermanus
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Penguino guesthouse's 4 rooms are tastefully and individually decorated with high quality finishes, each with en-suite bathrooms. We are a small family run guesthouse we pride ourselves to give warm, friendly personal style of hospitality. As we are just 40 m from the famous cliff paths and a 7 minute walk to the center of town. Stefan and Nikki Otto are looking forward to welcoming you to Penguino... come and breath our Champagne air!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Jeff S wrote a review Feb 2024
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From our welcome to departure Stefan and Nicky couldn’t do enough for us. Great venue with exceptional service, the breakfast was delightful. The property is situated in a quiet are. We will certainly be back
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jbacon184399 wrote a review Feb 2024
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What a lovely stay we had with staff and Nicky brilliant hosts amazing breakfast and nothing was to much trouble. We would definitely recommend a stay here !! Thank you !! And by the way the staff were amazing too !!
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ssmith416484 wrote a review Feb 2024
Manchester, United Kingdom1 contribution
A warm welcome always awaits at penguino. We stay here every time we come to South Africa. Nikki and Stefan really look after you. The best breakfast ever and continuous power no load shedding!! Felt very secure, gated parking.
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Heather wrote a review Feb 2024
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We enjoyed our stay and can highly recommend Penguino. The welcome from Stefan was warm and informative. The room was spacious and comfortable, parking was safe, the breakfast was excellent and the location was great for us. We were able to walk easily into Hermanus and to the harbour. Nicky was very friendly - both hosts work hard to make guests have a relaxed and positive experience. We also loved the dogs!!!!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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bbrown590337 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Fabulous well appointed room, elegantly furnished and well equipped. Lovely garden and pool. Breakfast was excellent with a wide variety of options and the hosts were very welcoming and friendly (especially Ruby the beautiful dog!)
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Stephen R wrote a review Feb 2024
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Thank you to Stefan and Nikki for making our time in Hermanus so special. You are consummate hosts and so knowledgeable about the Hermanus area. We stayed in the lovely Emperor Penguin room which was very comfortable and had its own balcony. Stefan is also an accomplished and talented chef. The breakfast we had was delicious and he has a great variety of vegan and vegetarian options. The highlight of our time in Hermanus was the braai which Stefan created for us - it was one of the best meals we had in our whole time in South Africa - spectacular. Stephen and Luisa
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Stuart B wrote a review Feb 2024
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We were most impressed by Penguino and highly recommend for visitors to Hermanus. Stefan and Nikki are exemplary hosts, providing pristine accommodation> Expectations exceeded, breakfast in particular was memorable with a daily special. Gluten free offerings were a further high note. We'll definitely be back.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jonathan R wrote a review Feb 2024
London, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
I would strongly recommend Penguino guesthouse as a place to stay. Super comfortable, amazing attention to detail and very well located. However, the standout to a stay here, are the hosts Stefan and Nikki. Their genuine hospitality, kindness and care is truly brilliant. We can’t wait to go back. Thank you so much. Jonathan and Penny
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Penny Raggett wrote a review Feb 2024
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Stefan & Nikki are fabulous hosts. Penguino is scrupulously clean, the rooms are inviting and spacious, the beds comfy and the showers wonderful. Breakfast was a gourmet experience and my vegan preferences were not an issue & were delicious.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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MG_Eclipse_boy wrote a review Jan 2024
Hanley Swan, United Kingdom191 contributions98 helpful votes
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This place has it all. Great location overlooking stunning views, near to a wonderful tidal pool for swimming. Tremendously comfortable and luxurious bedrooms great shower and an attention to detail that you will only find in the top 5 star hotels. The breakfasts are top notch and the options for gluten free, vegetarians and vegans were amazing. The hosts Nikki and Stephan could not be more hospitable and friendly. We will definitely be returning. There may be a guesthouse somewhere in SA as good as Penguino. But there certainly isn’t one better. Need I say more.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Don’t book any big lunches while staying here the breakfasts are wonderful.
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,691 - R 1,730 (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 Penguino Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Penguino Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Hermanus Cliff Path (0.5 km), Cape Whale Coast (0.7 km), and Hoy's Koppie (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Penguino Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Penguino Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Penguino Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Penguino Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Gallery Cafe & Deli, Char'd Grill & Wine Bar, and Cafè 1904 Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Penguino Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Penguino Guesthouse?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.