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Baleens Guest House, Hermanus

3 stars
310 10th StreetVoelklip, HermanusWestern Cape7200South Africa, 800-491-6126
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  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) 85-min drive; 70.5 miles/113.5 km
  • Free self parking
Excellent4.0 / 5
Value for money
Best value for money
Great location
Fantastic service
Could use a good cleaning
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Baleens Guest House, Hermanus

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $28
  • Triple Room, Mountain View
  • Family Room, Balcony (Mountain View/Sea View)
  • Triple Room, Pool Facing (Balcony)
  • Double Room, Pool View (Balcony 2)
  • Family Room, Sea View (Balcony)
  • Double Room, Balcony, Sea View
  • Family Room (Budget)
  • Standard Room, Ground Floor
  • Standard Room, Mountain View (Twin/Double Mountain View)
  • Double Room, Mountain View
  • Family Room, Ground Floor
  • Double Room, Sea View ( Balcony 1)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 21 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-6 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
Be entertained
  • TV
  • In-room safe

Recent reviews

Excellent 4.0 /5 from 25 reviews

Baleens Guest House, Hermanus
Good3.0 / 5
Had seen better times
Everything a little outdated. Lots of African artwork, but dusty. The tiny swimming pool could hardly be called as such. Breakfast good.
1 night romance trip
Baleens Guest House, Hermanus
Excellent4.0 / 5
Baleens is a friendly hotel
Baleens is now under new ownership and is about to be revamped. What we have always liked about Baleens is the easy going and friendly atmosphere. For example when we go for early morning hikes and arrive back after breakfast, Nato is always keen to make breakfast for us. These friendly gestures make the stay at Baleens a pleasure.
2 night romance trip
Baleens Guest House, Hermanus
Fair2.0 / 5
A fair price for the stay
I don't understand the high score given by others for this quest house. Given the price, the experience is fine, but by no means excellent. The quality of sleep is not good at all. We had a double bed, which is quite small and it felt too old and soft. The guest house is incredibly noisy due to the wooden floors (which are pretty but alas noisy) so you have to wake up when everyone heads for breakfast. The towels were old, mismatched and had a smell the moment they got wet. We also found the breakfast quite poor: cereal, fruit salad, toast and jam, eggs and bacon. On the other hand, every room does have a balcony which is lovely (we had sea views). The noisy wooden floors are lovely and clean and there are lots of sitting areas to relax. The staff is also quite pleasant and friendly.
2 night romance trip
Baleens Guest House, Hermanus
Fair2.0 / 5
Could do with a revamp
The rooms here were quite dated & could do with being revamped. My wife found hairs on her pillow & on a towel in the bathroom so we won't be rushing back.
1 night trip with friends
Baleens Guest House, Hermanus
Excellent4.0 / 5
lovely location, owners, area and room!
A very pleasant stay in a lovely town! The guest house was very nice and easy to find, a little out of the town but located 2 minutes drive from the beach, it was ideal for a getaway. On check in, we were moved to a seaview room which was a nice bonus....and I would recommend the sea view to anyone booking. the breakfast was lovely and staff very helpful. My only negatives would be that the pool was a little dirty, and the wooden floors in the building made for a lot of noise at times...but in truth, I'd highly recommend. The common living areas too are worth noting.
1 night romance trip

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Baleens Guest House, Hermanus

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