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The Whale's Tale Guesthouse

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Front of property
Outdoor pool
Superior Room 2 | Terrace/patio
Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed, Ocean View, Oceanfront | View from room
40-inch LCD TV with satellite channels, TV

Overview of The Whale's Tale Guesthouse

The Whale's Tale Guesthouse

3.5-star property
3.5-star B&B in Westcliff with outdoor pool

9,4/10 Exceptional

9 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
Map
86 Westcliff Drive, Westcliff, Hermanus, Western Cape, 7200

About this area

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • Quayside Cabin - 8 min walk
  • Harbour Rock - 10 min walk
  • Ficks Pinchos & Wine - 16 min walk
  • Just Pure - 19 min walk
  • Piccolo's Pizzeria - 4 min drive

About this property

The Whale's Tale Guesthouse

A great choice for a stay in Hermanus, The Whale's Tale Guesthouse features an airport shuttle. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and cooked-to-order breakfast daily between 8 AM and 10 AM.

Languages

Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free uncovered onsite self parking

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Private dining

What to do

  • Whale-watching nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool

Languages

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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Frequently asked questions

Does The Whale's Tale Guesthouse offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Whale's Tale Guesthouse does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Whale's Tale Guesthouse?
As of 27 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Whale's Tale Guesthouse on 09 February 2023 start from R1 929, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Whale's Tale Guesthouse?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Whale's Tale Guesthouse?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Whale's Tale Guesthouse?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Whale's Tale Guesthouse?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by The Whale's Tale Guesthouse?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Whale's Tale Guesthouse?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Whale's Tale Guesthouse and nearby?
The Whale's Tale Guesthouse has an outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near The Whale's Tale Guesthouse?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Quayside Cabin (8-min walk), Harbour Rock (10-min walk), and VB Sandbaai (2.7 mi).
What's the area around The Whale's Tale Guesthouse like?
The Whale's Tale Guesthouse is a short 5-minute walk from Cliff Path and 10 minutes' walk from New Harbour.

Reviews

9,4

Exceptional

9,6/10

Cleanliness

10,0/10

Staff & service

9,5/10

Amenities

9,1/10

Property conditions & facilities

8,5/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely stay. Close to town. Quiet neighborhood. Staff were amazing!
Shaleen, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The quality of the accommodation is first class and service matches that. It is situated at Westcliff near new harbour a few minutes away from the coast path that we enjoyed walking along which was well made with plenty of benches to enjoy the sea. The path continues for miles, but is a pleasant walk to old harbour, town and restaurants. Breakfasts were excellent, and it was good to speak with other guests and hosts. Would recommend and we would return. Thank you for a great stay
Vicki, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Quite and comfortable rooms
The checkin was easy the room was fantastic and breakfast great
Mark, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A modern property with large well equipped bedrooms, clean and comfortable and with excellent ensuite facilities. The owners were very welcoming and friendly and provided a good breakfast with a choice of cooked items,breads and pastries.The property has secure enclosed parking, has a view of the sea from the front and is within a couple of minutes walk from the cliff top path which runs into Hermanus and from which whales can be seen as they pass along the coast. Hermanus with its many restaurants and facilities is a three minute drive away.
Mike, 6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very enjoyable stay with great hosts and a exceptional year for whale sightings.
June, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Amanda, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Super gerne wieder toller Service
Stefan, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

uitstraling aan de buitenkant veel moderner dan de inrichting aan de binnenkant. Wel prima uitzicht op de baai en ook lekker gegeten in het restaurantje aan de nieuwe haven. excellent ontbijt
Johannes, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Alles top, sehr freundliche Leute, große und saubere Zimmer
Lisa, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review