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The Marine Hermanus

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Marine Drive, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We annually visit Hermanus to see the whales! We always book at The Marine Hotel Pavillion restaurant as the food is always very good! On this particular trip, we decided to stay overnight at The Marine Hotel. As nice as it is downstairs, we found the rooms to be nothing special at all! The room was nice and large and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother and I recently stayed in this beautiful hotel for 3 nights in August. We were very impressed with our lovely standard room, which was like a suite. All the staff were very friendly and went out of their way to make sure our stay was most enjoyable. Our travel agent recommended Hermanus, as we wanted to go whale... More

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hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

A huge thank you to you and your mum for choosing to stay with us and I am delighted that the team took care of you so well. We live in an idyllic setting and cant wait to welcome you back to it for a bit more R&R. Warm regards Hamish Hofmeyr More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a night on a family suite. Very luxury rooms, complimentary wine bottle, nice environment. The dinner at their fish restaurant was excellent. The breakfast could have been better. But the view from the breakfast room compensated very well. Recommended

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hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

Thank you for your constructive comments and We are happy that you enjoyed your overall experience with us. Please could you however elaborate on your breakfast experience as it seems that we did not meet expectations in this area. You may get me directly on hamish@themarine.co.za. I look forward to hearing back from you. Kind regards Hamish Hofmeyr More

Bedford, New Hampshire
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Marine hotel atop the cliffs of Walker Bay was our introduction to South Africa and the spectacular seaside resort of Hermanus. The attention to detail in every aspect of this owner managed property from the personal service to the exceptional cuisine overseen by Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef, Peter Tempelhoff make it very apparent why this hotel has earned... More

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hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again during our whale season. The Southern Right Whales visit our shores between July and December so a September / October stay would be ideal for viewing these mighty animals. Safe travels and warm regards Hamish Hofmeyr More

New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

first thing first ,i was known about this hotel by hotelstheweb.com , staff was unbelievably incredible i forgot my phone at the pool that was very crowded and a few hours after the pool tan i went to the reception and asked if they seen my phone and immediately and the reception officer pulled my phone in bag.

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hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments. I am delighted that we were able to locate your cellular phone. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Hamish Hofmeyr More

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quiet elegance is the essence of the hotel. The staff is impeccably trained, professionally friendly, seemingly proud of their hotel and passionate about their jobs. The little touches, like a sweet on a pillow at the evening turn-down, a bar attendant or waiter who remembers an order from the previous day or a general manager and duty manager who are... More

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hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

Thank you indeed for your positive comments. It was a delighted to have met you and rest assured, the slight booking issue has been addressed and rectified. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and truly hope that we will see you in the near future. Warm regards Hamish Hofmeyr More

Cape Town
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely stay, v helpful and friendly staff. Bed was uncomfortable tho and breakfast, although tasty when it arrived, one of our meals arrived after the others had already finished. The coffee order was wrong but I was happy just to put milk into it. When doing so with jug of milk on the table it immediately curdled. Possibly old milk... More

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hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

Thank you for your constructive comments and I must apologise for the poor service you received at breakfast. I can assure you that this has been addressed and will not happen again. I do hope that you will return to The Marine and allow us the chance to turn your experience around. Kind regards Hamish Hofmeyr More

Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stylish and comfortable, wonderful, warm, friendly staff and excellent services such as hot water bottles, fresh flowers and a paper each day. Location very convenient to walking in town and viewing the whales.

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Hermanus is truly an amazing destination and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us here at The Marine. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards Hamish Hofmeyr More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Myself and my girlfriend spent this last weekend at the Marine. All told the experience was fantastic! The food at the pavilion was of the highest quality, and the staff made us feel very comfortable. We then spent the morning at the Spa, and had a brilliant experience with Tina and Desiree. This is definitely the place to stay when... More

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hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

A relaxing getaway indeed and we are delighted that you enjoyed it so. I will be sure to pass on your positive comments to our Spa manager and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm regards Hamish Hofmeyr More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Spent 2 nights at this very welcoming hotel. Stylish and comfortable, wonderful, warm, friendly staff and excellent services such as hot water bottles, fresh flowers and a paper each day tailored to news from your country of origin. Whilst the supposedly excellent seafood restaurant was undergoing renovations we could not fault the standard of food and presentation in the Pavillion... More

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hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are always striving to find ways in making our guests stay more comfortable. Our Seafood Restaurant is now open again and we would love to see you back with us and enjoying a sumptuous Seafood Dinner. Kind regards Hamish Hofmeyr More

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Address: Marine Drive, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Marine Hermanus 5*
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The Marine is one of the southern hemisphere’s most spectacular seaside Relais & Chateaux properties. Perched on the cliffs, overlooking Hermanus's Walker Bay, The Marine boasts 42 individually decorated bedrooms and suites. This unforgettable property overlooks South Africa’s most pristine whale sanctuary, and it is just a stone’s throw from one of the greatest densities of the endangered Great White Shark, and selection of fynbos species in the Cape. The Marine offers guests the unique opportunity to experience the finest land-based whale watching in the world. From June to September guests are able to view these majestic creatures from the comfort of their beautiful sea-facing bedroom. The attention to detail is apparent in every aspect of this remarkable owner managed property – from the personal service to the exceptional cuisine which is overseen by The Collection by Liz McGrath’s Grand Chef, Peter Tempelhoff, the perfect-for-sundowners Sun Lounge and the in-house Carchele Beauty Spa. Each piece of The Marine story adds another element to an unforgettable stay. ... more   less 
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