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Crawley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Staying at On the Cliff for 10 days we were thoroughly acclimatised to a wonderful relaxing holiday. The rooms were spacious and spotless and very comfortable, and the room staff were very polite and efficient. We chose the first floor balcony rooms and weren't disappointed in the views - they are fabulous. Glazing isn't 100% so a litte traffic noise...

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Nice big clean room overlooking the ocean. A little walk to town and to the harbor. They even called to set up our whale-watching tour for the next morning. Breakfast very good and made to order. Really enjoyed our stay

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at On the Cliff Guest House our last three nights in South Africa. We booked the penthouse for its beautiful views and spaciousness. It did not disappoint with beautiful views from the bedroom and the sitting room and plenty of room to spread out. IMO, this guest house does everything right. Furnishings in the room are stylish and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We visited on the cliff guest house mid september for 2 nights and were delighted. We had the ground floor sea facing room. The view was beautiful and the room lovely and big with a goegeous bathroom and lovely big and comfy bed. The staff couldn't do enough for us especially the owner. You couldn't meet a nicer lady who...

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Altrincham, England
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stayed here on our first trip to South Africa in 2011 and had no hesitation in returning this time. And what a great welcome we got from Charmaine on our arrival! A lovely place: as many other reviewers have said, the accommodation and facilities are absolutely excellent, as are the views. We watched whales breaching from our balcony and...

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We stayed for 3 nights in the first-floor suite. It has a large balcony with stunning views out to sea. Since it was the beginning of spring it was a little too chilly to sit outside but there were two wonderfully placed armchairs inside the sitting room from which we could look out over the sea. The rooms are really...

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Melkbosstrand, South Africa
Reviewed 23 September 2016

On the Cliff guest house has remained the "undisputed best of the best " Guesthouse in Hermanus for many years now. I first visited there probably 10 years ago, and have been back occasionally over the last few years. It was beautiful then, and it's beautiful now. The staff are wonderful. The views are breathtaking, the rooms are elegant and...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We stayed for 2 nights in August hoping to see the whales which we unfortunately did not see. However, we ended up really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. We love the ocean view from our room. The room itself is very comfortable and services are good too. The location is about 10 minutes walk to town which you can...

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A couple of hours and a stunning coastal drive from Cape Town, Hermanus is a perfect destination for wine-tasting and whale-watching. And On The Cliff Guest House is a great place to base yourself. It is about a 20 minute walk from the town centre - we walked it for dinner both nights. Our party of 8 took 4 rooms,...

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Germany
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We had only one night but it was a nice stay with friendly people. The hotel is located on the cliffs (the name describes it perfect) with a nice view over the bay for whale watching including sunrise.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Seafront luxury guest house with sea views from all rooms. Sauna, heated pool, pub, gym, guest lounges, bicycles and more. Situated with the cliff paths directly in front of the house and beautiful views of the whales in season from your room. Shark cage diving, whale viewing, diving, horse riding, fantastic beaches and lots more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about On the Cliff Guest House

Address: 42 Westcliff Road | Westcliff, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Price Range: $172 - $342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — On the Cliff Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Honeymoon suite ticks all the boxes and more”
 of 5 bubbles bluebay75, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are sea facing.”
 of 5 bubbles Jan8134, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor room was perfectly good, but I suspect the view from the upstairs balcony must be special.”
 of 5 bubbles CharlF, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
“rooms on the ground floor have nicer views”
 of 5 bubbles aniruddhc, 12 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have sea view but the Penthouse is spectacular”
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 of 5 bubbles EnglandSusie, 5 Dec 2015 | Read review
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