Whale Rock Luxury Lodge

26 Springfield Avenue Westcliff, Overstrand 7200 South Africa
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R 1 917
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#12 of 50 guest houses in Hermanus
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Whale Rock Luxury Lodge is considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in Hermanus and had a complete internal makeover into a warm contemporary style in 2014. In December 2017, a new more contemporary Villa was added to the property. Situated across the road from the New Harbour and the start of the cliff path, it is but a 3 minute walk down to the edge of the cliff and a 5 minute drive to the centre of town. The Lodge & Villa now have 17 beautifully decorated en suite Rooms & Suites, lovely gardens, a koi pond and 2 pools of which one is probably one of the the largest swimming pools in Hermanus !
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
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Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
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Private balcony
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Greennatalie wrote a review Jan 2020
Barnsley, United Kingdom33 contributions10 helpful votes
We visited 7 hotels on our trip of the Garden Route and this was the one that stood out for us for many reasons. From the moment we arrive the staff were really friendly, inviting and personable. Our room was spacious, with a separate dressing area, a fridge, complimentary tea & biscuits (they even gave me some green tea) and the best hair dryer! We had a view of the garden and could sit outside on our little patio area with a drink from the honesty bar. The lodge is clean, breakfast was awesome, again the staff were always chatty and happy to help. Another plus is the free on-site secure parking. The hotel is a 5 minute taxi ride from town which is not a bad thing - this gives you a reason to walk along the spectacular coastal path in to town which you can reach from the hotel within a 1 minute walk. It took us about 45 minutes but we were stopping to admire the astounding views every 5 minutes. And did we mention it’s a great spot for an afternoon snooze by the pool? We’ll definitely be recommending.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from WhaleRock, Manager at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge
Responded 13 Jan 2020
This made me so happy to receive your lovely review Natalie, thank you. Really great when all we do gets appreciated by the guests. Our garden and pool area is wonderful for relaxation purposes and the cliff path walk is really a must. Pleased that you will be recommending us and I hope that you guys will come back for another visit soon. Kind regards, Melanie & The Whale Rock Team
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Sam Schmidt wrote a review Sept 2020
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There are many things to fall in love with at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge. Let me name a few so you don't dip out at all! Attention to detail is important to me as is quality. You will find both at this location. On arrival we were met heartily at reception and after freshening up with the luxurious Theravine products, I slipped into my crisp white towelling gown. I then made myself a cup of tea and nibbled on the delicious chocolate rounds at the bottom of the bed. These were not your average cooking chocolate variety but filled with candied orange peel and roasted coffee beans. So good, we stocked up in the village later! The breakfasts are out of this world. Tailor made to suit your every whim. Be warned though, there is a draw back to staying at the villa.... you don't want to leave your room! We braced the sea air eventually and walked the Cliff Path and then couldn't wait to spend the afternoons sipping coffee round the pool or beneath the feathers of the down duvet. If you are in need of a treat, this is the place to check into.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Whale Rock Lodge, Owner at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge
Responded 15 Oct 2020
What a lovely review - thank you so much - we could not agree more with your sentiments, and hope to see you both back again soon! Kind regards, Melanie & The Whale Rock Team
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Iain Lindsley wrote a review Dec 2023
Northampton, United Kingdom75 contributions31 helpful votes
Gorgeous hotel, well appointed in a quiet residential area of Hermanus, we stayed in the Villa part of the property, a reasonably new addition lovely, bright and modern big comfy beds and gorgeous bathrooms, and with solar power so no load shedding issues here. Breakfasts every day were cooked to order and delicious, plus the buffet pancakes were delicious. The pool area is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day. They also have an honesty bar, which is very handy, too. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and will for sure return. We must really thank Aspen, who's great customer service, made our stay magical and special. Thank you so much for having us and looking after us so well
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Loads of secure gated parking for both parts of the hotel
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jamaiscontent wrote a review Jan 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa13 contributions5 helpful votes
Nice park, very comfortable rooms, breakfast is OK. However the term "luxury" is a little bit usurped... No welcome drink for example. The pool could be better cleaned: sand or soil was at the bottom of the pool. Something should be done to improve its cleanliness.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Whale Rock Lodge, Owner at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge
Responded 01 Feb 2022
Good Morning and thank you for taking the time out to post a review. We are always open to constructive criticism and the fact that you were not offered a welcome drink on your arrival deserves an apology. We always want our guests to feel at home when they are checking in and our staff has been reminded that this is a part of our welcome service. With regards to your comments regarding our pool, we have been trying hard to keep the pool clean under extremely hot conditions. Our pool cleaner had to go in for repairs for two weeks and, despite our best efforts by our team to keep the pool clean, unfortunately with the high volume of guests utilizing the pool, this obviously became difficult to achieve. We have subsequently received our cleaner back and the pool is as sparkling as ever. For our breakfast, we offer 3 x cereals, 3 x yoghurts, a large seasonal fruit salad, rolls, muffins, croissants, a cheese & meat platter as well as a variety of jams. This is beside our hot English breakfast offering of eggs, bacon, mushrooms, tomotoe, omelettes, french toast, etc., so we would be pleased to hear from you what else you think we can do to improve our breakfast offerings. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and hope you will be back for another visit sometime in the future. Melanie & The Whale Rock Team
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David D wrote a review Jan 2020
Market Harborough, United Kingdom16 contributions34 helpful votes
Our eighth visit over the past ten years and the Lodge gets better every visit. The rooms and facilities have been upgraded to a very high standard making it a five star accommodation. The staff are always at hand to assist in making the stay like home. They book restaurants and provide a fantastic breakfast.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: All rooms are very good but those facing the garden are best.
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Response from WhaleRock, Manager at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge
Responded 13 Jan 2020
Thank you David and its always a pleasure when guests keep coming back. The team works hard at trying to make our guests' stay memorable, so this is high praise indeed. Looking forward to your next visit. Kindest regards, Mel & The Whale Rock Team
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Safari36471623790 wrote a review Nov 2023
6 contributions5 helpful votes
Had a lovely 2 night stay here. Lovely welcome on arrival and very helpful staff who booked us a walking whale tour, taxis , restaurants etc. the rooms are luxurious and everything you could want we had a door onto the patio area too.
Welcome drink on arrival was a nice touch .
Only thing I would say it is not right in the centre having said that you can easily walk into Hermanus on the cliff path in the day time , in the evening we walked in and got a taxi back .
The cliff path is very safe and fitted with security we enjoyed the walk all the way along to Dutchies a little cafe at the end of the path .
Highly recommend this accommodation the breakfast was excellent too .
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is available Walk into Hermanus in daylight get a taxi back
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Sam H wrote a review Jul 2023
Edinburgh, United Kingdom11 contributions1 helpful vote
Our family of four arrived tired and late from Cape Town and had a really warm welcome from Deren which set the tone for our two-night stay at this lovely hotel. The team are knowledgeable about the local area and the delicious breakfasts in the garden room set us up for our days whale watching and exploring. The caring and professional ethos was very evident when we forgot an item of luggage! No-one coud have done more to help and we're very grateful.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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S6TwoBeers wrote a review Nov 2023
Sheffield, United Kingdom25 contributions
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Wonderful hotel and great location for picking up the walking route into Hermanus. We had a suite which was absolutely incredible, the room had a huge comfy bed and also a large sofa, with a dressing room which then went into a large bathroom. Tea and coffee making facilities and a working fridge with complimentary water. Outside was a good size swimming pool with beds but it was too chilly whilst we were there so didn’t actually go in it. Breakfast was good with a choice of hot and cold food.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Andre S wrote a review Mar 2020
Pretoria, South Africa7 contributions1 helpful vote
Whale Rock luxury lodge is amazing! The staff at Whale Rock made our stay perfect! Thank you to Melanie, Victor and Vaughn. Victor from Check-in to check-out, you made sure all our needs were taken care of. Thank you to a superb team. This gem is so luxurious you have to pinch yourself to stop yourself from enjoying all the little touches, homely feeling and luxurious stay. Thank you Again! I will highly recommend this holiday destination to all my international guests.
Kind Regards. Joos and Cindy Agenbag.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Whale Rock Lodge, Owner at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge
Responded 15 Oct 2020
Dear Joos & Cindy, Thank you for your thoughtful and kind review! How things have changed since we saw you last, but we are hoping that very soon, our international guests will be coming back to stay and that both of you will be back too! Stay safe, Kind regards, Melanie & The Whale Rock Team
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Barry L wrote a review Mar 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand3 contributions
I was fortunate to find this delightful place last year and my return visit was just as good. The rooms and facilities are excellent, the welcome warm and the overall experience is beyond reproach. They even put up with the vicissitudes of power cuts on a daily basis caused by the continued incompetence of Eskom with quick response with a generator and a smile. I will be back
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Whale Rock Lodge, Owner at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge
Responded 15 Oct 2020
Thank you for your kind review! We hope to be able to move forward, now more than ever, with good service and a smile! Hope to have you back, Kind regards, Melanie & The Whale Rock Team
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Owen C wrote a tip 14 Feb
188 contributions77 helpful votes
"Room 4 is excellent"
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Iain Lindsley wrote a tip Dec 2023
Northampton, United Kingdom75 contributions31 helpful votes
"Loads of secure gated parking for both parts of the hotel "
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Safari36471623790 wrote a tip Nov 2023
6 contributions5 helpful votes
"Parking is available Walk into Hermanus in daylight get a taxi back"
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Nat wrote a tip May 2023
Harrogate, United Kingdom9 contributions1 helpful vote
"Lots of parking"
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David D wrote a tip Jan 2020
Market Harborough, United Kingdom16 contributions34 helpful votes
"All rooms are very good but those facing the garden are best."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,854 - R 2,954 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Whale Rock Lodge
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictOverstrandHermanus
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whale Rock Luxury Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Whale Rock Luxury Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Hermanus Cliff Path (0.7 km), Fernkloof Nature Reserve (5.5 km), and Grotto Beach (6.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Whale Rock Luxury Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Gallery Cafe & Deli, Char'd Grill & Wine Bar, and Cafè 1904 Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Dutch.