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Cardiff, UK
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I might be a little churlish here, but I don't think, in my opinion, this hotel warrants the monicker "luxury". It is good, no doubt about it, but luxury implies a faultless experience beyond criticism. So, what's wrong with it? Silly things that spoil the experience, at least they did for us. For starters, the the kettle in our room... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful room very well equipped. Tasty and plenty-full breakfast. First class attentive staff who made us feel very welcome. Disappointed no whales in Hermanus but the great white cage diving nearby more than made up for the lack of whales. Our stay was short but nevertheless fantastic. Only note is that the walk into Hermanus is 40 minutes but amazing... More 

Thank NDB1965
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74 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was the second time that we stayed at the Whale Rock Lodge, a footstep away form the New Harbour. Now for two nights and two days filled with wow's and oh's and ah's. To put the first misunderstanding right: Hermanus is not only whale capital but also a very interesting summer holiday, beach accommodation town. Staying here for just... More 

Thank Marjolein W
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms in the lodge are big enough to spend time there. There is at least one room with four beds and recommended for families. The pool seems dirty at the ground and internet via WiFi was not always available or fast. Breakfast was very good and the staff was very friendly. The prices of the bar were also good.

Thank Michael B
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We drove from Cape Town to Hermanus in the hope of seeing the whales and decided on this luxury lodge as it was close to the harbour but just a few minutes drive from the main town. We were welcomed by a great young Dutch guy who knew pretty much everything we wanted to know, and also suggested places to... More 

Thank Jules5520
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 23 October 2016

It was a very nice stay in Whale Rock Luxury Lodge. Especially the receptioniste Melissa was very friendly and helpfull. She knows a lot of the accommodation and the things to do in the area. She is a great accession for this lodge and in the future she becomes a very good manager.

Thank joopsimons1
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

First class. We were looked after extreamly well. Advice on whale watch and view points were much appreciated. The breakfast set you up for the day ahead. Lovely staff. Room size very generous and very well appointed. Would not hesitate to recommend, you will not be disapointed.

Thank johnxf581
London, England, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were recommended this lodge by a friend who had stayed there 20 years ago and it has changed. Since their stay a harbour has sprung up in front of the lodge so there were no sea views and there was a township just down the road. We were recommended not to go out walking after 6 at night which... More 

Thank Philip D
WhaleRock, Manager at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to do a review. With regards to the New Harbour, this became operational in the 1950s already, so has been part of the Westcliff suburb for a long time. There is exciting news of developing this Harbour into a recreational and tourist attraction, which will be a huge boost for Whale Rock Lodge. Township... More 

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lovely looking secured property with fresh clean interiors and welcoming staff. Slightly outside of the town centre but next to the harbour which has a fantastic sushi and seafood restaurant and is the departure point for many of the whale boat trips. Hotel feels like a calm oasis, bed was super comfy and the complimentary welcome drink was well received... More 

Thank Adam B
Pretoria, South Africa
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

When you stay in a "luxury" lodge you don't expect to find the previous occupant's empty wine bottles and other rubbish in your bedside drawer. Nor do you expect to have to go hunting for pool towels. But the room was quiet and comfortable, the breakfast fine and the staff helpful. We found Whale Rock a little impersonal and lacking... More 

Thank Susamsok
WhaleRock, Manager at Whale Rock Luxury Lodge, responded to this review

Good Morning and thank you for your review. We strive to ensure that our rooms are always spotless on check in but unfortunately, in this instance, we were completely at fault with neglecting to notice a wine bottle left by a previous guest, in the bedside drawer. We will be doing our very best to ensure that something like this... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Whale Rock Luxury Lodge is considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in Hermanus and recently had a complete internal makeover into a warm contemporary style. Situated across the road from the New Harbour and the start of the cliff path, it is but a 3 minute walk down to the edge of the cliff and a 5 minute drive to the centre of town. The Lodge has 11 beautifully decorated en suite Rooms & Suites, extensive and well manicured lawns and gardens, a koi pond and probably one of the the largest swimming pools in Hermanus and it is solar heated! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Whale Rock Luxury Lodge

Address: 26 Springfield Avenue | Westcliff, Hermanus 7200, South Africa (Formerly Whale Rock Lodge)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Price Range: $128 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Whale Rock Luxury Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Room nr. 3 is my favorite, with the old door opening to the garden...”
 of 5 bubbles marjoleinw547, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“vieuw at the swimmingpool”
 of 5 bubbles joopsimons1, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I would always ask for a garden view room”
 of 5 bubbles PhilipD683, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Garden rooms are lovely.”
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“Upstairs will be quieter.”
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