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Whale Away Guest House

223 Main Street, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
+27 283 124 468


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Overall guest ratings

8.8/10 Excellent
Based on 363 reviews
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Review highlights

  • 9.0
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
  • 5.5

Good to know

  • Impressive bathroom
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Near city centre


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    Whale Away Guest House is a small and luxurious Guest House facing the Atlantic Ocean. Located just 5 minutes walk from restaurants and centre of Hermanus and 3 minutes' drive from the beach. Whale Away Guest House offers elegantly furnished guest rooms. Guest can enjoy an English Breakfast in the dinning room, or visit a choice of many restaurants nearby. The property is a mere stroll from the Hermanus cliff path which offers unspoilt views of the bay and Overberg Mountain Range. There are a number of outdoor activities available, including shark cage diving, golfing, boat trips, whale watching a must during whale season, wine tasting and more. After a day of exploring the region, guest can enjoy a refreshing swim in the outdoor pool. Whale Away Guest House is 74.6 miles from Cape Town and on the scenic route between Cape Town and the Garden Route.

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    • Car hire
    • Outdoor pool
    • Air-conditioned
    • Safe
    • Designated smoking area
    • Storage available
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking rooms available
    • Terrace/Patio
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    Guest reviews

    Overall rating

    8.6 Excellent
    Based on 359 reviews
    • 9.0 "Terrific location."
    • 8.7 "Great service."
    • 8.4 "Breakfast is good."
    • 7.6 "Nice rooms."
    • 7.1 "High comfort."
    • 5.5 "Average value."
    • 5.3 "Food is average."
    • 0.9 "Horrible pool."
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    Overall rating

    8.6 Excellent
    Based on 348 reviews
    • 9.2 "Terrific location."
      9.4 "City centre within easy reach, said 94%."
      10.0 "Great parking, according to 100%."
      10.0 "100% appreciated the closeness to the beach."
    • 8.8 "Great service."
      9.0 "90% found the staff to be very friendly."
      10.0 "Management was excellent, said 100%."
      10.0 "100% thought the service was very professional."
    • 8.3 "Breakfast is good."
    • 7.5 "Nice rooms."
      8.1 "81% thought rooms were spacious."
      8.5 "85% thought the view was good."
      9.6 "96% said the beds were comfortable."
      7.9 "79% were happy with the bathroom."
      8.7 "87% liked the big bathroom."
    • 7.1 "High comfort."
      8.1 "81% thought rooms were spacious."
      9.6 "96% said the beds were comfortable."
      8.7 "87% liked the big bathroom."
    • 5.6 "Food is average."
    • 5.5 "Average value."
    • 1.0 "Horrible pool."
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    Overall rating

    8.8 Excellent
    Based on 10 reviews
    • 9.1 "Terrific location."
    • 7.5 "Nice rooms."
    Hotel type
    Romantic Hotel
    Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
    Good to know
    "Impressive bathroom"
    "Friendly atmosphere"
    "Near city centre"
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