If you are looking for the best in Kleinmond accommodation, our list will help you with what you are looking for. We have looked through all the hotels and guest houses available in the area and whittled down to what we think are the top 5.
Why Visit Kleinmond
Kleinmond is a small coastal town in the Western Cape, situated between Hermanus and Betty’s Bay. It is part of what is known as the whale route.
There are several reasons to visit Kleinmond. If you wish to stray from the beaten path and are looking for a quaint town with the friendly small-town atmosphere, you will find that in Kleinmond. Kleinmond is also a significant biodiversity hotspot, and forms part of the Kogelberg Biosphere, boasting over 1600 species of fynbos. It as also part of what is known as the Whale Coast Route. During the whale season from June to November, whales can be seen from the coastline.
You may be passing through the town as a stop on a tour of the garden route or on a business trip. Either way, you will need a good place to stay. Even though this is a small town, there is are options available that you can enjoy without compromising the standard your accustomed to.
Our List of Kleinmond Accommodation
African Pride Arabella Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection
The African Pride Arabella Hotels is the crown jewel of lodgings in Kleinmond and is easily the top pick for any traveler. It is a unique destination that brings world class Luxury to the small coastal town.
Rooms come in the form of guest rooms (which come with a king-sized bed) and twin rooms that come with 2 twin beds, or suites that come with one King sized bed and a sofa bed. The sizes of the rooms are between 20m2 and 36m2.
Rooms are expertly decorated with modern interior décor that adds elegance to the spaces. The decoration makes use of neutral colors and natural materials that blend with the environment for a refreshing aesthetic.
The hotel is situated in the heart of the Kogelberg Biosphere and makes perfect use of the environment to create beautiful natural views from inside the hotel. It is situated overlooking the lagoon that is surrounded by lush green landscape.
When you want to kick back and unwind, you can make use of the casual lounges or recline in the pool area. There is also a fully equipped gym, Arabella day spa and the 18-Hole golf course for.
When you get peckish, there is an on-site restaurant that serves an a la carte menu with a good range of foods from tapas to grills. Daily breakfast is included in the hotel rate.
Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel and there is ample parking on-site.
If you want to visit the small hidden town and still enjoy the touch of top shelf luxury then African Pride in Kleinmond will afford you just that. By the universal standard, it is the best hotel in Kleinmond. The package is topped off with professional and attentive staff who are at hand to make you feel welcome and cater your needs.
Spatalla Holiday Homes
Spatalla Luxury homes are our pick for those who are traveling in large groups. The self-catering development consists of 6 holiday homes that are targeted at the family and group travelers.
The four holiday homes are identical and each of them have 4 bedrooms with different configurations of double bed or two singles in a room. One room can accommodate up to 2 people, making for the capacity of 8 adults in a holiday home.
The homes are beautifully decorated with modern furniture, comprising bright neutral colors and clean lines. All rooms have their own bathroom with elegant finishes to add to the luxurious feel.
Spatalla is located in a quiet street between the coast and the main road. It is in close proximity to the local shopping centre, with the supermarket being 650m away.
What it gives up in seaside proximity, it makes up for with convenience and how nice the actual living spaces are compared to everything else in the town.
The lounge area upstairs has a balcony with a wooden deck with outside furniture that just invites you to lounge and take in the rays with the mountain range in the backdrop.
Each home also has a private pool with its own decking and additional furniture.
There are various quality of life additions like the ice-making machine, books, board games, and other nice touches to enhance your experience.
Free WiFi is available and there is a double garage for parking in each unit.
If you are staying in two adjacent units, there are interleading gates connecting the adjacent properties, which are a nice touch if you are in a particularly large group. The elegant modern touches give it an aesthetic edge over most of the places in Kleinmond. So if you have a preference for modern décor and luxurious finishes, Spatalla is one of the best.
La Mer Kleinmond
La Mer is a homely self-catering accommodation in Kleinmond that offers a sea-side setting in a placid neighborhood. The guest house is run by a friendly hostess and offers a great location with good amenities.
The property comprises two units, a 2-bedroomed house and a 1 bed-roomed apartment, all of which have sea views. It can accommodate 4 adults and the apartment accommodates two. The rooms tastefully decorate with a mix of eclectic and contemporary furnishings and bright colors that give the place a vibrant atmosphere that complements the beach environment.
There are sea views from all the lounge as well as all of the bedrooms.
When it comes to location in Kleinmond, La Mer is hard to beat, and arguably the best on our list. You can easily spend an afternoon relaxing and watching the waves crash against the rocks.
It is also conveniently located with local restaurants within walking distance at a few hundred metres away. The sandy Palmiet Beach is 15 minutes away.
It is an ideal as a self-catering venue. There is a fully equipped kitchen as well as a washing machine which is useful for longer stays. If you don’t want to cook, you can walk to the restaurants 100 metres away.
There is complimentary WiFi and parking available for your use. There are also braai facilities and an outdoor fireplace if you want to spend some time outdoors in the evening.
With its sea front setting and hospitality, La Mer offers good value at a very affordable price point. It is great for a family and or large group who are planning for a relatively longer stay and can benefit from the self-service facilities available at the property.
Whaler’s Point Accommodation
If you are looking for great accommodation with a prime location and excellent value for money, Whaler’s point is our pick. The guest house is situated along Kleinmond’s coastline, with some of the best views of any lodgings in the area.
Whaler’s point consists of four that vary in size from 20m2 to 60m2. All of the rooms have sea views. The deluxe room is the largest and has its own private entrance and balcony overlooking the sea.The décor at Whaler’s point is some of the best that you will find in the small town of Kleinmond.
Whaler’s Point has an excellent location, situated across a nature reserve with spectacular sea and mountain views providing scenic and picturesque sunsets and is within close walking distance from the sandy Palmiet Beach and is surrounded by indigenous Fynbos. Whaler’s Point is also close to the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, providing the various hiking trails that Kleinmond has to offer.
The accommodation is bed and breakfast, with the breakfast being served in your room. The well appointed rooms have full bouquet DSTV, air conditioning and honesty bar.
There is no fencing around the property so when you sit on the porch, for a coffee, there is an open feeling that is really refreshing.
There is free WiFi available and secure parking inside a covered garage. If you are staying longer, there is a laundry and ironing service available at a surcharge.
Whaler’s point offers a prime location to guests in a bed and breakfast establishment. It is ideal for travelers on the go so if you are in town on business or planning for a short stay, it is a good option to look at.
Villachad round out our list by offering something different. The guest house brings a fusion of local style with a Balinese influence, something unique in such a small town as Kleinmond. It is a 4 star hospitality destination with Spa facility that is just as popular in its own right.
The guest house has four rooms, each with a unique theme and decoration style based on one of the 5 elements inspired by the African heritage.
The rooms are compact and come with a double bed, with some having the option of two single beds instead. Each room has its own private bathroom and patio.
Villachad is tucked away in the northern part of Kleinmond near the mountain range. It is in a quiet road and good for a retreat.
The courtyard area bears a strong Balinese influence, exemplified by the tropical garden plants and a swimming pool area that are reminiscent of an oasis. This is completed with select African art pieces to add some local character to the whole aesthetic.
Breakfast is served at the guest house and assistance is available for restaurant bookings for your other meals.
If you want to relax, the outside area in the courtyard has a jacuzzi and swimming pool area complete with loungers.
There is a fully featured Spa facility with a full suite of treatments and is a popular spot in the area. Free WiFi is available at Villachad and parking for guests is off-road.
The guesthouse is well very managed by them, lots of attention to detail and great comfort. It is suitable for the lone guest or couple who want to add a therapeutic experience and pampering to their stay.
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