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Penguino Guest House

3.5-star Hermanus guesthouse with outdoor pool

  • Free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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  • A very comfortable 3 days last weekend. extremely welcoming hosts. The rooms are super…

    Dec 17, 2020

  • Lovely guest house with great hosts. Walking distance to restaurants and shops.…

    Feb 21, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Guests rated location

Easy parking
Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 4 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Laundry service
  • TV in a common area

Feel at home

  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • In Westcliff
  • Cliff Path - 11 min walk
  • Whale Museum - 14 min walk
  • Village Square - 14 min walk
  • Hoy's Koppie - 21 min walk
  • Hemel-en-Aarde Valley - 39 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Emperor penguin
  • Little penguin
  • King penguin
  • Galapagos penguin
  • Standard Double Room
  • Premium Double Room
  • Premier Double Room
  • Executive Double Room


  • In Westcliff
  • Cliff Path - 11 min walk
  • Whale Museum - 14 min walk

What’s around


  • In Westcliff
  • Cliff Path - 11 min walk
  • Whale Museum - 14 min walk
  • Village Square - 14 min walk
  • Hoy's Koppie - 21 min walk
  • Hemel-en-Aarde Valley - 39 min walk
  • Whale Coast Mall - 42 min walk
  • Whalehaven Winery - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Fernkloof Nature Reserve - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Voelklip Beach - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Grotto Beach - 3.8 mi / 6.1 km

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 77 min drive

At a glance


  • 4 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time noon-6 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Check-in hours are 11 AM-1 PM and 4:30-6 PM on Sunday. The guesthouse is closed 1-4:30 PM on Sunday.

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 (3 years old and younger) not allowed
  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast daily

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool


  • Dry cleaning/laundry service


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

  • Penguino Guest House Hermanus
  • Penguino Hermanus
  • Penguino Guest House Guesthouse Hermanus
  • Penguino Guest House Guesthouse
  • Penguino Guest House Hermanus
  • Penguino Guest House Guesthouse
  • Penguino Guest House Guesthouse Hermanus

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 250.0 per day


For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning 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.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Penguino Guest House does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Yes, dogs are welcome.
  • You can check in from noon - 6 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Just Pure (8-min walk), Fabio's Ristorante (11-min walk), and Barefoot Cook (12-min walk).
  • Penguino Guest House has an outdoor pool.
  • 8.0.Very good

    The hosts/owners are exceptionally lovely friendly people and made us ver well. The breakfast was fantastic. Location excellent.

    Maria, 3 night romance trip, Feb 11, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The welcome from owners Ottie and Nikki was warm and full of offers to help and advise in any way. During our ten day stay, mainly to meet family nearby and deal with some issues following an untimely bereavement, our hosts were always kind and made us feel fully at home when we were at Penguino. Their staff were also warm and very efficient. And their dogs were lovely too!! Penguino is just off the amazing Hermanus cliff walk and is in easy walking distance of the town's plentiful shops and restaurants. It is a good base for both the town and the surrounding coast, beaches and nearby wine area.

    10 night romance trip, Jan 21, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Location excellent and hosts could not have been more helpful and friendly.

    Terry, 1 night romance trip, Jan 6, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hosts, easy to walk into town and two friendly dogs!

    1 night romance trip, Nov 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent hosts. Great place to stay. Very comfortable and welcoming. Good location.

    1 night trip with friends, Nov 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    comfortable stay right on the cliff path.

    Super welcome from Nikki and Stefan. Comfortable room, great breakfast and perfect for accessing the cliff-top path and the nearby town centre. We would definitely stay again when in Hermanus.

    Kim, 1 night trip, Oct 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location, no sea views but a very short walk to the coastal path…fantastic views from this path and we saw a mother and baby whale just across the road from the guest house. It’s also an easy walk to town with plenty of restaurants. We stayed 2 nights in early October. Our room was at the back, upstairs and was huge and very comfortable. Steffan and Nikki were extremely helpful. The restaurant recommendations were perfect. They also rearranged a boat trip for us after one was cancelled due to the swell. They also rang ahead to our next activity to confirm times/location. The breakfasts were tremendous, we loved the porridge and the salmon omelette. There were 2 very friendly dogs which did try the swimming pool (we didn’t).

    2 night romance trip, Oct 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The owners were so welcoming. Breakfast in the morning was amazing!!

    2 night romance trip, Sep 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nikki is a Brilliant Host who will make you feel at home, with attention to your every need. Neat and comfortable rooms within walking distance from the City Centre.

    Wayne, 1 night family trip, Aug 10, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Very close walking distance to the magnificent cliff walk, restaurants and shops. Stefan and Nikki were lovely hosts, and Stefan makes a 5 star breakfast, delicious. Lounge area very comfortable and our twin bed room was quite basic but large and clean. There is also a pool/outdoor lounge area, but a bit cool to swim in April. We only stayed one night, but would have enjoyed more had we had time.

    1 night romance trip, Apr 8, 2019

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