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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a couple of nights at the Whale away in December. Although on the main road we had a restful sleep. It's a lovely walk from the guest house to the main square. Staff were lovely and felt homely . High quality finishings. Home from home. Would stay here again. On a minus point no 🐋🐋🐋.

Thank GILL W
Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 4 nights at the guest house and world return but maybe for a shorter time time frame. The rooms are beautifully decorated and so spacious, nothing more is needed. Staff were lovely and their recommendation for lunch at Pear Tree was spot on. Walking distance to town centre is a beautiful walk and a big plus! Having said...

1Thank cayley87
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The rooms are decorated very nicely. Unfortunately, there is a loud main road directly in front of the guest house. Would not recommend spending the extra money to stay in the Honeymoon Suite - the communal kitchen / dining room is located right outside the bedroom door with no soundproofing. We were woken at 6.30am - it felt like people...

Thank ria123452017
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We stayed a couple of nights and thoroughly enjoyed Monica's hospitality. The rooms were excellent, comfortable and clean. The breakfasts were very good, The views are stunning. Hope to return for a longer stay

Thank S3haron
tamworth england
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Spotlessly clean , very welcoming , and perfectly positioned for the town and the costal walk . Great breakfasts and really lovely staff , such a comfy bed room with a wonderful bathroom . Hope to visit again

1Thank andydoc
Greater Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We spent a couple of wonderful days in Hermanus made even better due to the hospitality extended to us by the Staff of the Whale Away, special mention to Monica who went to great lengths to ensure we maximised the experience. We enjoyed a lovely "home cooked" breakfast and dinner out, venue recommended by Monica who went to great lengths...

1Thank Waynzee
West Kirby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Very high quality guest house with lovely views out to the ocean. Town Centre is walkable and safe with plenty of restaurants. We booked honeymoon suite which was outstanding. Very spacious, loads of storage space, lovely bathroom with sunken bath and separate shower. Large patio with ocean views, a real luxury experience, sorry we were only there for one night....

Thank F4858PAmartinc
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Lovely quality guesthouse where attention to detail is very apparent. Breakfast although no buffet was plentiful and cooked to perfection Our comfy bed gave a great nights sleep. Just a few minutes walk to centre. Recommended

1Thank Rio48
Brasilia, DF
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Good option in Hermanus, nice breakfast and safe place with free parking. Monica was very friendly and gave us some tips about the place. It was cold, and the heat was not 100% effective, but it was ok. We recommend. :)

1Thank AndrewGuilherme
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This guesthouse is well located in Hermanus, although is not in the centre. We had a not very friendly welcome because we arrived 5 minutes before the reception closed and the owner was disappointed and she let us know that we were late. We are not used to this reactions. The room is big but not modern styled. We thought...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Whale Away Guest House

Address: 223 Main Road | Eastcliff, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Price Range: $136 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Whale Away Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Our room was at the front . The road isn't busy so slept really well.”
 of 5 bubbles 896gillw, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the honeymoon suite if you want a lie in or privacy. Some of the rooms on the ground floor might be better”
 of 5 bubbles ria123452017, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Second floor gives better views”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewGuilherme, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Our back room, no view, liked courtyard and access. Shower in room and exposed.”
 of 5 bubbles hammonddavid3, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Sea view room is worth the additional cost”
 of 5 bubbles dj0rdaan, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
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