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Les Baleines Hermanus

Luxury and class in Hermanus

Les Baleines guesthouse 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 (meaning 'the whale') is a small family run guesthouse offering stylish accommodation and stunning views. Whale Watching and Shark Diving trips can be booked for you locally ensuring your stay here is both relaxing and memorable. Back at the hotel, relax by the swimming pool with a drink from the bar and admire the views over the ocean or relax in your homely and comfortable room. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in public areas.

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Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Hotel Category
Deluxe
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Tripadvisor rating 197 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • Excursions available
  • Boutique accommodation
  • Laid-back atmosphere
  • Ocean views

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.
197 Reviews 81% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 104
  • Very Good 61
  • Average 23
  • Poor 6
  • Terrible 3

What to Expect

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

Reviews

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.
Nov 12, 2019

Elegant and Homely Residence

Bath, United Kingdom

Teresa Louw offers a very charming and comfortable guest house. Our room looked onto the sea and had it’s own spacious balcony. It is a good distance from the town centre but taxis are plentiful and the cost was 95 rand. There is an excellent coastal path which is easily accessible from Les Baleines and it is about an hour and a half to walk into the centre. However there are numerous benches to sit on and look out to sea. We used the laundry service which was very good and not very expensive. There is an honesty bar and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a pool and recliners to sit out and relax. Teresa books all her guests into the Burgundy Restaurant for their first night under no obligation so she’ll cancel if you have other plans. However it is helpful. In the whale season she also books guests onto a whale watching boat, again with no obligation. She was also very informative about things to see and do in Oudtshoorn which was our next stop. I have seen other reviews noting disappointment about breakfast - it is a B&B guest house and not a hotel. Guests are offered a full ‘English’ breakfast or elements of. The food is cooked to order. Some reviewers have said they find Teresa rude - she is vivacious and talkative admitting herself that she can be a bit bossy but her aim is to help. Highly recommended.
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Les Baleines Hermanus

Facilities

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.

Billiards Room

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

a group of lawn chairs sitting on top of a beach

Swimming Pool and Pool Deck

The Pool Deck has been elevated so you can capture some of 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.

Les Baleines Hermanus

Room Types

Bedroom

Standard En-suite

Standard En-suites are beautifully decorated and fitted with a king size bed and a number of luxury amenities. All rooms are furnished with a writing desk, “Les Baleines” personalized complimentary stationery, two comfortable chairs, ottomans, and bathrobes. In addition your bathroom is fitted with a separate bath and shower as well as under floor heating & heated towel rail.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
a bedroom with a bed and a chair in a room

Superior En-suite Room

Superior En-suites come fully equipped with a writing desk, “Les Baleines” personalized 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 under floor heating & heated towel rail.

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

Deluxe En-suite

Deluxe En-suites are tastefully decorated with light décor and come fully equipped with a writing desk, “Les Baleines” personalized 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 under floor heating & heated towel rail.

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

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