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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2016

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...

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Haarlem
Reviewed 31 October 2016

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...

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Reviewed 30 October 2016

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.

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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...

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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...

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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...

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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...

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Thank Adam B
Pretoria, South Africa
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...

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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...

Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Whale Rock Lodge for 2 nights and had great time. We are aleady 2 weeks in South Africa and this was one of the best places we stayed in. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. The decoration in very nice. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The location is also very good. Highly recommended.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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: $131 - $281 (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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“We stayed in the room around the back which had its own little garden with chairs and table outside. Very quiet and peaceful.”
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“All rooms except No4 4 have direct access to gardens via the room's patio doors, except room 4, which has upstairs balcony.”
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