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Les Baleines Hermanus

Luxurious comfort in coastal Hermanus

Les Baleines has an enviable location nestled between the Overburg Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.

Situated in the heart of South Africa's whale watching area, Les Baleines [French for 'whales'] is a small family-run guesthouse offering stylish accommodation and stunning views.

Whale watching and shark diving excursions can be booked for you locally, ensuring your stay here is as exciting as it is memorable. Back at the hotel, bask in the sunshine on the deck with a drink from the Marlin bar, take a cooling dip in the swimming pool and admire the views over the ocean and the Hermanus mountains. 

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Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 £1,099  per person
Hotel Category
Deluxe
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 198 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • Whale watching and shark diving excursions available
  • Elegant boutique accommodation with laid-back atmosphere
  • Enjoy ocean views from the elevated pool deck
  • Activities nearby include hiking trails, paragliding, kayaking, deep sea fishing and scuba diving

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    13:00
  • Check-out Time:
    10:30
  • 10 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 90 minutes from Cape Town Airport.
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Les Baleines Hermanus

  • approx. 90 minutes from Cape Town Airport.
198 Reviews 81% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 105
  • Very Good 61
  • Average 23
  • Poor 6
  • Terrible 3

What to Expect

  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jan 13, 2020

Stunning house with stunning views

Nieuil, France

Very welcoming and very comfortable accommodation. Nothing appears to be too much trouble with evening meals on arrival pre booked at a local restaurant for convienience. Breakfast adequate but a little over fussy. Tea and coffee facilities in the room which were welcome with a complimentary glass of sherry ( but who drinks sherry these days?). Great pool area to relax by and soak up the sun. As others have stated it is over an hours walk into town, but you can call for a taxi on the house phone for free, which makes sense if you are intending to drink alchohol with your meal, taxi fare 95 rand
Nov 17, 2019

Good accomodation but a little far out

Enjoyed the facilities at Les Baleines but had expected to be on the outskirts of town as opposed to nearly 6 kms out. Found it a little overpowering to come in at 5 p.m. and be told a restaurant had been booked for you for that night and whale watching trip the next day. Went to the restraint which was good although would have liked to looked around ourselves but did not go out on the whale watching trip the next day. I don't like boats but it also was the whole day and expensive.
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Les Baleines Hermanus

Facilities

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Library

Located on the first floor, sunsets and sea views can be enjoyed from the library. Enjoy the wide selection of books the library has to offer.

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Swimming Pool and Deck

The pool deck has been elevated to capture the breath-taking sea views. Comfortable sun loungers and separate tables and chairs are provided to make sure guests have a relaxing day by the pool. The Marlin Bar is also situated next to the pool for guests to enjoy a wide selection of drinks while cooling off.

Billiards Room

A full size billiards table is situated on the ground floor and is available to all guests.

Les Baleines Hermanus

Room Types

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Superior En Suite Room

Superior en suites come fully equipped with a writing desk, “Les Baleines” personalised complimentary stationery, two comfortable chairs, ottomans and bathrobes, among other amenities, whilst views can be enjoyed from your private balcony. In addition, your bathroom is fitted with a separate bath and shower as well as underfloor heating and heated towel rail.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
  • TV
Bedroom

Deluxe En Suite

Deluxe en suites are tastefully decorated with light décor and come fully equipped with a writing desk, “Les Baleines” personalised complimentary stationery, two comfortable chairs, ottomans, and bathrobes, among other amenities. Enjoy views of the beautiful mountains from this luxurious room and deluxe furnishings. In addition, your bathroom is fitted with a separate bath and shower as well as underfloor heating.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
  • TV

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