Baleens Hotel in Hermanus, Cape Overberg

Baleens Hotel

Hotel at 310 10th Street, Hermanus, Cape Whale Coast, Western Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

  • Property TypeHotel
  • Guests54
  • Units/Rooms21

About Baleens Hotel

Baleens is a small, privately owned hotel situated close to Grotto Beach in the picturesque town of Hermanus. Hermanus offers magnificent ocean vistas against a majestic mountain backdrop. Hermanus claims to have the best land based whale watching platform in the world from its elevated cliffs. From as early as May and June the Southern Right Whales can be spotted in Walker Bay, staying until late November.

We are situated six kilometers from the town centre in Voelklip, just one road from the beach and the lagoon. The lagoon is a paradise for bird watchers and flamingos are often seen.


Baleens Hotel has 21 rooms; all double, triple or family. The emphasis is on inexpensive and non frilly accommodation, striving to offer the best possible value for money. All the rooms are ensuite with showers and two have shower and bath. The sea facing rooms have a panoramic wide view of the bay. Children are welcome and we provide cots on request.

The lounge areas are decorated with original artwork and interesting artifacts, mainly of African origin. We encourage a relaxed atmosphere and the guests seem to particularly enjoy the informality offered.

All the rooms have television and cable television is available in the public areas.

Additional Facilities

There is a popular A La Carte restaurant, open in the evenings with a full bar. Many of our patrons elect to spend the day exploring the region and the town, returning to the Hotel in the evening for a drink and dinner. In the morning, the guests often step out for an early walk or run on the beach before breakfast.

Wifi is accessible in the lounges and there is a computer terminal for guests to use free of charge. We recently installed a swimming pool, which is solar heated. On cold evenings, a wood fire crackles in the lounge and in the pub and the atmosphere is most inviting. Guests can enjoy a game of pool.


Breakfast is a freshly prepared simple English breakfast (eggs and bacon), with cereals, yoghurt and a big fresh fruit salad.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Wheelchair Friendly

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


AA Quality Assured Accommodation Recommended

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  • ZAR 875
  • per unit per nightbased on 2 persons

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -34.414422
Longitude: 19.297690

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 90km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Listed on
March 2012 - 1 Review

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