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Baleens Guest House

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Outdoor pool
In-room safe, free WiFi, wheelchair access
In-room safe, free WiFi, wheelchair access

Overview of Baleens Guest House

Baleens Guest House

3.0 star property
3-star guesthouse in Hermanus with outdoor pool and restaurant

8,0/10 Very good

32 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
310 10th Street, Voelklip, Hermanus, Western Cape, 7200

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 84 min drive


  • Dutchies - 13 min walk
  • Lizette's Kitchen - 4 min drive
  • Running Rabbit Cafe - 6 min drive
  • Char'd grill and wine - 7 min drive
  • The Gallery & Deli Food Store - 7 min drive

About this property

Baleens Guest House

Situated by the ocean, Baleens Guest House is a great choice for a stay in Hermanus. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. A terrace and a garden are other highlights.


English, Spanish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 21 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Computer station


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • An outdoor pool


  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Baleens Guest House Hermanus
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Frequently asked questions

Is there a pool at Baleens Guest House?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Is parking offered on site at Baleens Guest House?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Baleens Guest House?
You can check in from 2 PM - 6 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Baleens Guest House and nearby?
Baleens Guest House has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Baleens Guest House?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Dutchies (13-min walk), Running Rabbit Cafe (3.1 mi), and The Gallery & Deli Food Store (3.8 mi).
What's the area around Baleens Guest House like?
Baleens Guest House is a short 3-minute walk from Grotto Beach and 13 minutes' walk from Hermanus Beach.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

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.
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

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.
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Bad Service, Rude Staff
I found the owner to be rude and unaccommodating. He was terrible to deal with and left us with an overall disappointing experience.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

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.
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

lovely hotel out of the center
if you are searching for a relaxing, quiet place this is the hotel to be. the walk at the beach just right in front of the hotel is darling. the hotel staff is very helpfull! coffe and tea all day for your convenience. also, if you walk to grotto beach have a stop in the restaurant "dutchies".. definitely worth it!
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

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.
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Tired but friendly
Tired and basic. No hairdryer, towels were rough, breakfast ok. Manageress was very friendly and helpful, and overall a good experience. Good value for the money charged.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Highly recommended, amazing value for money
Fantastic hospitality & service from arrival until departure. Location couldn't be faulted, beach (complete with Whales & Dutchies restaurant) within easy walking distance.
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