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The Marine Hermanus

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Marine Drive, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Marine on 24 & 25th February - The location is excellent. However for the price R7,200 per night the value, size and condition of the room was probably the worst experienced ever at a 5 star hotel. We immediately complained to the front design and to date have never received a response to our complaint -... More

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Marine Hermanus on 3rd and 4th of March, 2014. It is a wonderful hotel, situated right on the ocean at the far end of the town centre. From the moment we were helped to unpack and park our car, to reception, to being taken to our room, we knew this was a lovely place. We arrived... More

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Sussex England
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35 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Returning in February for the fourth or fifth time, we really enjoyed our stay. The old lady is needing some money spending on her, but the greatest asset of the Marine is the superb staff, genuinely welcoming, friendly and helpful, from the manager, Hamish, to the car park assistant. It really is a pleasure to arrive and be greeted like... More

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

Thank you for all the good comments. It is always a great pleasure having you stay with us and we look forward to your visits. I am delighted that we were able to track down the missing glasses and that you received them in good order. Safe travels and we will see you next year. Warm regards Hamish Hofmeyr More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We enjoyed our visit and the Marine was in a very convenient position in the town. However we seemed to double the average age of the Guests. The overall service was very good, our room excellent (227).Breakfast was good but slow - not a major problem. The Pool was area was somewhat confined & the supper we had was adequate... More

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

Thank you for your comments and constructive points. We will definitely work harder on breakfast service and I am sorry that you did not feel your dinner was a memorable one as we continually strive to be the best at what we do. I hope that when you visit again, you will notice improvements. Kind regards Hamish Hofmeyr More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We arrived and could not have felt more welcome… from the security guard to the reception everyone greeted us with a big smile and friendly staff welcomed us, the Hotel being part of "Relais & Chateaux" is a giveaway. This set the tone for our stay and the hotel is a must if you in Hermanus!!! The rooms are amazing,... More

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

Thank you for your positive comments and we are all delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon Kind regards Hamish Hofmeyr More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The Marine Hotel in Hermanus has a wonderful location above the ocean with tremendous views along the coast. It is an oasis of old fashioned charm and slight faded elegance (rooms not restaurants) but is a comfortable as being in your own stately home.The staff are supremely well trained and attentive and the breakfast is excellent. There is a good... More

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

Thank you for your positive feedback. You will be glad to hear that we are planning some exciting improvements in our rooms and hope that we maybe welcome you back in order to experience them. As you rightly point out, our staff are very important to us and their positive attitude and attention to detail continues to drive us in... More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We stayed here for the first five nights of a two week trip to South Africa. Our initial booking and transfer from CPT were very efficient and we were warmly greeted on arrival. That warmth set the tone for our stay because without fail all the staff were charming and efficient. Our room (junior suite) was tastefully decorated and very... More

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

Thank you for your positive comments however I must apologise that you did not enjoy our breakfast offering. I have taken this up with our chefs and I hope that when you return, you will find it more to your taste. We aim to provide the freshest of fruit and a good array of cereals but if you think there... More

Durham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights in December. We did see whales, a mother and baby but they weren't leaping out of the sea, definitely out of season. This is a lovely hotel but not cheap, the exchange rate was good for us. The food is great especially afternoon tea which is very good value and great breakfast. The staff are... More

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

Thank you for your discerning comments and I am delighted that you managed to see some whales. Indeed December is at the end of their season before they migrate down to the Southern Ocean to feed and raise their young. I do hope that we can welcome you back and perhaps if you visit in October or November, you will... More

Brake, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The hotel is very nice , the Staff very friendly. Food is outstanding ,amazing good .Best food in Town. we tried a lots of places for dinner and Lunch, the Marine is the best choice. yummy yummy. we will go back as soon as possible

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

Thank you for your positive comments and we are delighted that you enjoyed our restaurants. We hope that we can welcome you back for some more of our wares. Warm regards Hamish Hofmeyr More

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

While vacationing in South Africa we wanted to go to the town of Hermanus on the Indian Ocean to view the Southern Right Whales. We were here in September and so are the whales. The town even has a "Whale Festival" the last week in September, with a whale crier who blows a horn to let everyone know where he... More

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

I am delighted that we managed to turn this around for you and must apologise for the confusion of the original room you had booked. Visiting during our whale season is indeed very special and we do hope that you will be able to return to view this wonderful spectacle. Warm regards Hamish Hofmeyr More

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Also Known As:
The Marine Hermanus Hotel Hermanus
The Marine Hermanus Hotel
The Marine Hotel Hermanus
Address: Marine Drive, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Hermanus
#3 Family Hotel in Hermanus
#4 Luxury Hotel in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Marine Hermanus 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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