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The Marine Hermanus

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Marine Drive, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had occasion to take 3 people to the seafood restaurant in this hotel. The only seafood that we could get was their linefish-kingklip and calamari. There was no sole available and it was impossible to explain to them that kingklip was not a linefish but a deepsea trawled fish. My 'seafood pasta ' and my wife's vegetarian pasta was... More 

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Thank Wjp1954
hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

Our sincere apologies for not having Sole available on the evening that you chose to dine and thank you for educating us on linefish. We will be sure to have Sole on your next visit so please join us again for what will be a memorable meal. Kind regards Hamish Hofmeyr More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in this hotel whilst in South Africa for a family wedding and from the moment we arrived at this hotel the service was simply superb. The hotel was in a great location with lovely cliff walks nearby and plenty of shops and restaurants, however the service and food in this hotel was so good we decided to eat... More 

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Thank mike3232
hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. I will be sure to feed this back to our staff. Hermanus is indeed a gem and we are delighted that you are thinking of returning. Kind regards Hamish Hofmeyr More 

Suffolk
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed here several times now as part of our holiday tours. It's in a wonderful location overlooking the sea. We stayed for four nights on this ocassion as there's so much to do round and about. Just relaxing in the lounge or by the pool are great ways to pass your time. It's a fun place to people watch!... More 

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

What a fantastic review... thank you! We strive to be the best in all that we do and your positive affirmation is testament to this. We love having you with us and cannot wait for your next visit. See you soon and kind regards Hamish Hofmeyr More 

Hastings on Hudson, New York
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53 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Marine is a member of the Relais and Chateau Group. In France, the level of everything would almost certainly be superb...the Marine is very, very good compared to France and excellent compared to many places in SA. You really can see whales and dolphins from your room. Be sure to reserve a room with a view. You'll be right... More 

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Thank HowardB118
hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

Indeed we are lucky to be positioned in such beautiful surroundings and I am delighted that you experienced the full spectrum of what the Marine has to offer. We have of course considered a lift in the building but with only one short flight of stairs have decided to remain without one to preserve the buildings integrity. We hope to... More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An older building in a superb position on the cliffs at Hermanus. Unfortunately we were out of the Whale season, but I can imagine it to be the perfect venue for whale watching. Being an older building the room was smaller than we had experienced in other hotels of the same rating ,but wasbeautifully furnished with all you would expect... More 

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Thank 25tony
hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

The Marine is indeed a building with much cultural history with the most amazing views and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. I do hope we have the pleasure of a repeat visit where I am sure your experience in our restaurant will be more positive. Kind regards Hamish Hofmeyr More 

england
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay at the Marine. It was only one night so it was a quick trip but still had a very nice room and enjoyed our meal and bar! Our meal at the sea food restaurant was excellent. The stir fry calamari was excellent. Overall a very good stay

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

Delighted that you enjoyed your stay and I hope that when you return, it will be for a little longer so that you may enjoy some more of what this amazing destination has to offer. Kind regards Hamish Hofmeyr More 

Hermanus, South Africa
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect location.Spacious rooms and good seafood.Pavillion Restaurant excellent and all in all good value for money.in our room the only sad thing is the state of the pillows.the hotel has a good bar too.

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Thank lindasimps0n
hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive words and apologies that you did not enjoy our pillows. We have hypo allergenic down as well as foam pillows that suite all tastes and can only think that you may not have received the pillow of your choice. On your next visit this will most assuredly be rectified. Kind regards Hamish Hofmeyr More 

UK
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73 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfectly located in Hermanus. We went outside the whale watching season but this hotel would an excellent base for that as its perched on the cliff top. We had a lovely room (105) with a good sized bathroom. The service in the bar and generally in the hotel was good and they have a small terrace where you can enjoy... More 

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1 Thank britabroad9
hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

It was most certainly an honour to have you with us but I must apologise for your poor experience in the breakfast room. The matter has most definitely been resolved and we look forward to welcoming you back for an even better stay. Kind regards Hamish Hofmeyr More 

Ingatestone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Fabulous location overlooking the ocean. Booked an ocean view room which was very spacious with very large bathroom and terrace. Ate in both restaurants. Had a problem with service in the Seafood restaurant on the 1st night as very busy but this was resolved on our next visit when the staff were extremely efficient. The Pavilion Restaurant was excellent on... More 

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

Thank you for your positive comments and I am delighted that we managed to rectify your dining experience in our Seafood restaurant on your second night. Hope to be able to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards Hamish Hofmeyr More 

Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

We have been here many times over the years and have stayed in a variety of room types. We've noticed a general decline in room quality and increasingly uneven service. Bathrooms (even in suites) are old and small. The pillows are not down, though other linens are fine. Breakfast service is shockingly bad but porters/valets and the restaurants for lunch... More 

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1 Thank Z K
hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

It was great to have you back with us yet distressed to hear that you did not enjoy your stay. As you will know from previous visits, we have a dedicated team striving for the best. Unfortunately we let you down in a number of areas and rest assured that these will be looked into immediately and rectified. We look... More 

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