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tamworth england
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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... More 

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Thank Waynzee
West Kirby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.... More 

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UK
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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

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Thank Rio48
Brasilia, DF
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41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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. :)

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Thank AndrewGuilherme
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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... More 

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Thank Angela L
Roodepoort, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 20 August 2016

A B&B in a great location, easy walk to the cliff path and town centre, shops close by. Room very pleasant, beds and pillows great. Shower in room and exposed. Liked having access to room through courtyard. Nice to be able to sit in courtyard for a quiet drink. Found reception and atmosphere very stiff and formal. Breakfast was good... More 

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Thank hammonddavid3
Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 review
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We spent two nights at the guest house. Our host could not have done more to make us welcome and comfortable! she arranged whale watching by boat and taxi to take us to the harbour. Room is lovely and comfortable. Breakfast delicious! Entire place beautifully decorated.

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Thank dj0rdaan
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We had booked two nights here to fit in with whale watching and shark diving activities we had pre booked. The rooms are so modern and clean, super comfy double bed. The owner was such a lovely lady, she had lived there her whole life so had excellent local knowledge for us. Breakfast was hand cooked by her- in a... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Apologies for the late review. We were three couples on holiday together and arrived in Hermanus in torrential rain. This was made up for though by the warm welcome we received from Mandy. Our room was very comfortable but we had to leave via some patio doors on to an area which was quite dark when we returned from our... More 

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Amenities

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

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: $119 - $193 (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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“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
“Definitely opt for the ocean view rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Susan90405, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If you care for a view: Choose honeymoon suite which is the only room upstairs facing the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles KHamburg, 11 Sep 2015 | Read review
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