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Straubing, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a stop-over on our trip in South Africa in Hermaneus. Very familar, cosy rooms. Situated in a calm living area. Nice walk to the City on the cliff with awesome views over the bay and the whales, if you spot one. If we come again to Hermaneus, we're going to stay here.

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best views in Hermanus with great accommodation. Friendly staff. Unfortunately the main road to the New Harbour is in front of this establishment and can be a bother if you are a light sleeper

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Durbanville
Reviewed 1 week ago

The friendlliness and hospitality of our hosts really made us feel at home! We will visit again and will definitely recommend this guest house. We enjoyed the excellent location, friendly reception and beautiful view

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Ely, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed in the penthouse suite of this boutique guest house / hotel last week in the second week of our golfing trip from UK. From beginning to end everything about "On The Cliff" oozed sheer quality and utter class. The welcome from owner Charmaine and daughter-in-law Natasha set the scene for a memorable stay. The setting...

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Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first night after a long flight, landing in Cape town. We were tired and a little apprehensive. It was so worth the on-line searching. Finding it was easy, though parking was found round the back. We were met by the host with a smile and an understanding of our tiredness. Our room was ground floor, sea facing,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at On the Cliff Guest House. The rooms are large and very comfortable. We were on the ground floor and still had views across the road to the sea from the room and our outside terrace area. We also made use of the pool area in a secluded court yard which was a great place...

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Thank Elaine C
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice guesthouse with perfect location. We stayed for 2 nights and everything was perfect.- room, location and service. Would love to come back. Only wish is a larger pool - it's quite small but ok for a quick dip

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were warmly welcomed firstly by a sweet member of the staff and later by Charmaine the owner and her family, very comfortable huge bed in a huge room with terrace overlooking the garden and over to the cliffs where we walked along the lovely pathway into Hermanus seeing along the way Lizards and Dassies the rabbit like furry creatures...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Lovely very spacious rooms, tastefully decorated, comfortable beds, spotless bathrooms, sea-facing rooms have suberb views, lovely to sit on balcony and enjoy ocean, especially if you're lucky enough to see large pod of dolphins in the bay. Wonderful host Charmaine, very knowledgeable. Scrumptious breakfasts. Had a wonderful stay.

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We had a lovely time at On the Cliff. The breakfasts were delicious and the guest house is within walking distance of the centre of town, along the cliff path. Charmaine was very hospitable, recommending restaurants and making reservations on our behalf. The rooms could benefit from a fan or airconditioner as being on the ground floor, we did not...

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Natasha0020, Owner at On the Cliff Guest House, responded to this review

Good day JaxRose Thank you so much for the review, and we will take note and address your points reviewed. We do have fans available from the office as we like to keep them dust free and clean. The period you stayed with us was over New Year, and this time of the year our little sleepy town is flooded...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Seafront luxury guest house with sea views from all rooms. Sauna, heated pool, pub, gym, guest lounges, bicycles and more. Situated with the cliff paths directly in front of the house and beautiful views of the whales in season from your room. Shark cage diving, whale viewing, diving, horse riding, fantastic beaches and lots more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about On the Cliff Guest House

Address: 42 Westcliff Road | Westcliff, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Price Range: $189 - $282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — On the Cliff Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Ask for a sea facing room on the first floor”
 of 5 bubbles domih898, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“First floor probably has better views”
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 of 5 bubbles MartineI204, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
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