Reviews of Ocean Eleven
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Great view from our balcony
Friendly, helpful staff and a great location, was only here for two nights and had no problems in that time. As it is on a raised location we could see whales from the breakfast table and from our upstairs room. Room was a good size, clean and well kept.
The town was an easy walk on a good path along the cliff.
Good stopover for whale watching
Location was excellent for whale watching, we watched them several times from our room. Staff very helpful booking restaurants/with luggage etc.
Rooms getting a little tired but clean. About a 10 minute walk from town, so it can feel a bit lonely walking home at night.
Excellent stay at Ocean Eleven
Marvellous location on cliff top. Restaurants in easy walking distance. Excellent accommodation and service from very friendly & welcoming staff.
An ideal location for whale watching.
Brilliant views - lovely accomodation
We loved Ocean Eleven - it was well placed to walk into the town where there are loads of lovely restaurants and some boutique shops. The area feels very safe so able to walk about at night and the coast walk is lovely.
The room was lovely - very spacious and a separate dressing room and bathroom. The wooden floorboards are quaint but a little squeaky at night. Not really an issue.
I have never seen such an amazing array of fruits for breakfast - truly superb and lots of other foods to choose from. The eggs were a bit of a disappointment - I asked for medium poached eggs [expected the yolks to be creamy] but they were rock hard; the next day I asked for scrambled and they were like an omelette.
Intend to return!
We arrived here very early in the morning and were greeted most warmly, and even though check in was hours ahead, we were offered breakfast and a place to change into our summer clothing.
We had one of the suites (all that was available at the time of booking) and this served us very well. The room was spacious and tastefully decorated, a bit like staying in a White Company catalogue set! At Whale watching time this would be fabulous, to sit on your own balcony with an uninterrupted view of the ocean.
Breakfasts (the only meals served) were stupendous. A wonderful array of everything really. At our first breakfast I was so impressed by the platters containing 12 different types of fresh fruit, but this was supassed on day two by 16 fruits! The public areas are airy and smart.
There is a footpath near the back of Ocean Eleven which provides a comfortable stroll into town and to the harbour in the opposite direction.
We highly recomm
Breakfast feast at Ocean Eleven
Disabled persons review: Good access to all areas.
Large well equipped rooms and a nice touch on arriving back after a night out was the heater turned on and the curtains drawn.
Wonderful breakfast that kept us going all day.
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Once we found the facility it was excellent. Our room was spectacular with a balcony and viewing area that we could actually stay in bed and see the whales. Not sure, but I think we had the best room in the entire facility.
Nice walking area along the beach with well marked paths. Really no reason to go anywhere else except Hermanus is such a charming place one must visit the town restaurants and shops.
Fantastic beach house
Upgraded to a lovely room with terrace overlooking the bay, we were able to watch whales from our chairs.
Lovely staff and super breakfasts even though one night we were the only guests.
Really Pretty Guest House With Amazing Views
We were given a beautiful room, with wonderful sea views and our own small garden in front. There were oil paintings on the walls. Staff were very friendly and helpful.
We were made very welcome and served coffee in the comfortable lounge, as our room was not ready when we arrived - which was some time before their check in time. There was complimentary port and sherry in the room and on the second evening, we found a basket had been left, containing wine, chocolate, nibbles etc. Breakfast was great. Definitely recommended.
A fabulous place for whale watching.
Ocean Eleven is Perfect
We visited this area the 2nd week in October 2012. Rooms were very spacious with a pleasant beachy decor and every room overlooked the water. It is whale season this time of year and we were literally watching the whales from our room. We were in rooms 7 & 8 (on the 2nd level) which had great views. The weather was both rainy and sunny but never really warm enough to use their nice pool. Great restaurants in walking distance of the hotel.
At night, take a tuk tuck (taxi/moped combo) to the restaurant even though they are within walking distance as the area becomes desolate. While we were in Hermanus, we did the shark cage diving which is a must. Marine Dynamics is one of the most reputable companies and even though the water was very choppy, their vessell minimized the movement and their entire staff some of which are Marine biologists are very knowlegable. Sit back and enjoy the clifftops views and the whales just swimming along and if you are lucky, you will see one breach. Check out the cute shops along the way.