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Baleia de Hermanus

57 Main Road, Overstrand 7200 South Africa
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#27 of 50 guest houses in Hermanus
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We provide Unforgettable, Uncomplicated Hospitality. All our rooms come with en-suite bathrooms and electric blankets. There is a shared dining area, lounge & bar and swimming pool. All our guests are treated to a full English breakfast in the morning. You also get free use of our Wi-Fi, off-street parking, and a safe in each room, as well as personal attention. All rooms are non-smoking. You can walk to town and the foreshore leaving your vehicle safely parked on the premises. We want you to enjoy your stay here, so that you can relax and take pleasure in the surrounding area. We offer a laundry service and various tour and transfers on request, on a quotation basis.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Margie H wrote a review Mar 2023
16 contributions11 helpful votes
Lovely place to stay, excellent breakfast. Owners were very friendly and helpful. Short walk to all the restaurants and shops which are plentiful. Rooms are tastefully decorated and very clean. Would highly recommend this establishment
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chris J wrote a review Sept 2020
Mossel Bay, South Africa2 contributions
Stayed overnight on a roadtrip thru the Western Cape. Lovely clean and comfortable room with modern bathroom and all mod cons. Room opening onto pool patio a real bonus, giving an island vibe.Breakfast was enjoyable and hosts are super accommodating. Definitely on my To Visit Again list !!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sue S wrote a review Feb 2020
Wakefield, United Kingdom86 contributions63 helpful votes
We have stayed here before some 15 years ago. Still a great place with nice breakfast on the edge of the village. Central courtyard with rooms on all sides nice big space the rooms are a good size too.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Candy J, Manager at Baleia de Hermanus
Responded 14 Feb 2020
Hi Thank you for your kind review. We hope to host you in the future. Regards Janka
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zebra949 wrote a review Oct 2019
Tampa, Florida145 contributions68 helpful votes
We stayed here for 2 nights and really liked the location, walking distance to restaurants, shops and whale viewing at the old Harbour. Even though it's on the main road, the driveway is on a side road and easy to get in and out of. Each room has a secure parking space allocated to it. The breakfasts were delicious and the staff very friendly. I do wish there was an air conditioner in the room though.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: All rooms are in an enclosed courtyard overlooking a small swimming pool.
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Response from Candy J, Manager at Baleia de Hermanus
Responded 24 Oct 2019
Hi Thank you for your kind review. We hope to host you in the future.
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steve oconnor wrote a review Mar 2019
Grimsby, United Kingdom103 contributions31 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights here after struggling to find anywhere available. It is a friendly little place and the owner was friendly and helpful. It is in a quiet location off the main road just outside of the town but an easy 5 minute walk into town. No aircon just a fan. Secure parking available.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Candy J, General Manager at Baleia de Hermanus
Responded 04 Mar 2019
Thank you for your kind review. We hope to host you in the future.
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John C wrote a review Nov 2018
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom174 contributions86 helpful votes
Stayed with my wife for one night, the room was well appointed and bed very comfortable, we had an allocated parking space for the duration of stay.....breakfasts were served for one hour only so a bit ‘regimented’ however this did not interfere in our plans anyway....the breakfasts were very good. Yes Inwould stay again....
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from Candy J, Owner at Baleia de Hermanus
Responded 18 Nov 2018
Thank you very much for staying with us. and we hope to see you again soon
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Mat5543 wrote a review Oct 2018
Eastbourne, United Kingdom26 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed here whilst whale watching in Hermanus. For the price it was comfortable enough. Very sucure off road parking. The rooms and bathroom could do with an update, looking a bit old a tired. It was very cold whilst we were in Hermanus and we struggled with heating the bathroom. We asked if there was any way we could have a heater to heat the bathroom and were told no. Breakfast was a mix of hot a cold food and was ample. We loved that Baleia was within walking distance of Hermanus with its restaurants and shops.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Candy J, Owner at Baleia de Hermanus
Responded 10 Oct 2018
Dear Mat We are so glad you got to see whales, as we aren't always so lucky to see so many.. We apologise for the lack of a bathroom heater, but we don't have any extra heaters, than the wall panels and electric blankets we provide. we look forward to you seeing in the future. kindest regards Candy
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Adi S wrote a review Sept 2018
55 contributions18 helpful votes
We stayed for one night and it was very nice. The place is small and cozy, and the hostess was kind and helpful. She gave us a map of the area with some recommendations. The room was nice and clean. The breakfast was OK.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Responded 01 Oct 2018
Thank you for your kind review. We hope to host you in the future.
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Keetje123 wrote a review Aug 2018
45 contributions4 helpful votes
Location is fine. Short walk to the cliffwalk. They have a small clean pool, free wifi and parking inside the gate next to the house. The honestybar prices are fair. Beds were big, but could use an updatr. Matrasheating available. The only thing we didn't like were the pets. They have cats that would sneek into the rooms. Precious guests allowed it because there were a lot of hair to be found. They also have dogs that would be braught in (by we think the daughter of the owner?) every morning during breakfast to "say hello". She would pet them too to then go back to handeling food. Not very clean in our eyes and since the breakfastarea is small the smell would linger. There were other guests with kids that did enjoy this greeting however.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Candy J, Manager at Baleia de Hermanus
Responded 09 Aug 2018
Hi Thank you for your review. We will endeavor to be more aware of the guests needs. We hope to host you in the future. Regards Janka
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Richard W wrote a review Jan 2018
Dublin, Ireland183 contributions120 helpful votes
My wife, our 28 year old son and I spent two nights here at the beginning of December 2017. The rooms were good size, the bathroom was spotless and the bed was very comfortable. A lovely breakfast, cooked as requested. Baleia Guesthouse is situated just a comfortable ten minute walk from the centre of Hermanus, so it is perfectly located. While I would have preferred the Wi-Fi to be available until midnight, it was not really an issue for us. I might add that I managed to knock my glass of red wine on the bedside table and at least half of it found its way onto the pillow and sheet! I was mortified! In fairness to Janka, I think it was her, when I reported it in the morning, she could not have been nicer about it. We had lunch in Hermanus on the day we were leaving and she was more than happy for us to leave our car in the parking area until we finally left at 2.30 pm. Full marks!
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Room Tip: I think all rooms have equally easy access to the pool area.
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Response from Candy J, General Manager at Baleia de Hermanus
Responded 08 Jan 2018
Thank you for your kind review. The wine stain was removed and all is well. Hope to host you in the future.
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R 1,408 - R 1,541 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictOverstrandHermanus
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Baleia de Hermanus
Which popular attractions are close to Baleia de Hermanus?
Nearby attractions include Hermanus Cliff Path (1.1 km), Cape Whale Coast (0.3 km), and Hoy's Koppie (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Baleia de Hermanus?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Baleia de Hermanus?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Baleia de Hermanus?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Baleia de Hermanus?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Gallery Cafe & Deli, Char'd Grill & Wine Bar, and Cafè 1904 Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Baleia de Hermanus?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Baleia de Hermanus?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Is Baleia de Hermanus accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.