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1 room, 2 adults

Penguino Guest House

3.5-star3.5 stars
16 Westcliff road, Hermanus, Western Cape, 7200, South Africa

3.5-star Hermanus guesthouse with outdoor pool
  • Free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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  • Lovely guest house with great hosts. Walking distance to restaurants and shops.…Feb 21, 2020
  • The hosts/owners are exceptionally lovely friendly people and made us ver well. The…Feb 11, 2020

Penguino Guest House

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$95
  • Emperor penguin
  • Little penguin
  • King penguin
  • Galapagos penguin
  • Standard Double Room
  • Premium Double Room
  • Premier Double Room
  • Executive Double Room

What’s around Penguino Guest House


  • 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

Getting around

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

At a glance

Key facts


  • 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

  • South Africa may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
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

Travelling with others


  • Children (3 years old and younger) not allowed

  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

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
  • Designated smoking areas
  • 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

Penguino Guest House’s 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


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.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 250.0 per day

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.

FAQs for Penguino Guest House

  • Does Penguino Guest House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    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.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Penguino Guest House?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Penguino Guest House?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Penguino Guest House?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Penguino Guest House?
    Yes, dogs are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Penguino Guest House?
    You can check in from noon - 6 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Penguino Guest House?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Just Pure (8-min walk), Fabio's Ristorante (11-min walk), and Barefoot Cook (12-min walk).
  • What is there to do at Penguino Guest House and nearby?
    Penguino Guest House has an outdoor pool.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 69 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
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.
gb10 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Location excellent and hosts could not have been more helpful and friendly.
Terry, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hosts, easy to walk into town and two friendly dogs!
gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent hosts. Great place to stay. Very comfortable and welcoming. Good location.
gb1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
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, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
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).
gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The owners were so welcoming. Breakfast in the morning was amazing!!
gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
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, za1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
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.
au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
excellent made to order breakfast by the chef/owner lots of suggestions what to do in Hermanus and after
Miroslav, us1 night romance trip

Penguino Guest House