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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely cosy hotel/lodge so close to Grotto Beach. Very comfortable rooms....what more could you want at a bargain price. Great to relax on patio (Upstairs rooms) with view of Grotto Beach. Will be back soon....

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Feels like a family run hotel. Friendly hotel staff and close to one of the nicest beaches. The rooms are simple but clean. The lounges and bar area is nice to sit and relax in and the honesty bar is a nice touch and the drinks are so affordable

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Luneburg, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very big family room with big beds and little balcony. The bathroom was very small, not for 2 people together in it. But it was very quiet and we enjoyed the small swimming pool on our own. The street was also very quiet, it is in a living area just at the beginning of Hermanus, so you...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a room with a balcony with a nice view over the sea. The staff were very friendly. The place is nicely situated in a quiet part of Town and close to the famous Blue Flag Grotto Beach where you can go for long walks on clean white sand.

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Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely family room offering great accommodation( sleeps five comfortably). Games room, quiet lounge for reading.Coffee and tea available throughout the day. Good breakfast. Very friendly staff. Close to beach. Splash pool available.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based in the outer edge of Hermanus, we found this hotel a perfect retreat. What was once a farm house, the hotel is a wonderful building run in a friendly but unintrusive way. The hotel is close to the beach and about ten minutes drive from the centre of Hermarnus. We thought it was a real find.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Fairly comfortable room. Basic breakfast offering. Clean establishment with friendly staff. Because the building does not have a lift, I suggest the hotel provides a staff member to carry heavy bags to the rooms on the top floor. It's unheard of that an elderly guest is expected to carry heavy suitcases up flights of steps in a hotel.

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Algodonales
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were a large group of friends and only stayed one night but it was a pleasant experience and the staff were very helpful. The location is close to the beach so you can easily walk there and then along the coastline which has some lovely views. Only slight downside was the distance from Hermanus itself, where all the bars...

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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Baleens is rated as 3 star accommodation. But the experience is 5 star. It is your home away from home feeling that makes it so special. The atmosphere is relaxed, TV in both lounge areas have DSTV and free coffee and tea always available. Double sea facing rooms with balconies are your best choice. Family rooms sleep 4 and has...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We booked at the last minute and got a room for three of us as we were a family, there were 2 double beds in the room and it was en suite, the guest house is spacious with many lounges for you to relax, a games room and pool area. The breakfast was really great. I felt very welcomed and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Small, privately owned hotel with an informal atmosphere offering great value accommodation. 21 en suite rooms, either double, triple or family. Some rooms have panoramic ocean views. English and continental breakfast. Fully licenced bar. Close to the ocean and lagoon (100 meters) in a quiet and safe part of town. Wifi, internet, braai facilities, swimming pool, pool table, Dstv, conference room and facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Baleens

Address: 310 10th Street, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Price Range: $64 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Baleens 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Hermanus
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Hermanus
#3 Business Hotel in Hermanus
#6 Family Hotel in Hermanus
#6 Romantic Hotel in Hermanus
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“It's an old Heritage Building, so you'll have squeaky floors. You'll have to inquire to what suits you best.”
  • View from our room's balcony on the top floor.
 of 5 bubbles LeonL188, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“It is a great place just to relax and unwind.”
 of 5 bubbles ronelb559, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms seemed fine - we had upstairs which was great - had a nice balcony with sea view”
 of 5 bubbles Tini_AD, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Inter leading rooms for families”
 of 5 bubbles MakNJab, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for beach facing balcony room”
 of 5 bubbles damascusjockgirl, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
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