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“Warm and hearty yet professional” 5 of 5 stars
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Makarios on Sea
4.0 of 5 Cottage   |   4 Gericke Corner | Herolds Bay, George 6530, South Africa   |  
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Klaarstroom, South Africa
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“Warm and hearty yet professional”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Owners professional and friendly. Apartment neat, well equipped, yet warm and cosy. Very nice to have clean towels daily. Great location, stunning view, excellent service and privacy combined into 1 are hard to find.
Will definitely stay there again.
Thys and Hannetjie

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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AntoinetteMOS, Owner at Makarios on Sea, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Thank you for responding to the e-mail from Tripadvisor and noticing the fresh towels every day. It gives my heart a warm feeling ! We are looking forward to welcome you at Makarios on Sea again.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This was a stunning find - we stayed in the Dolphin Unit (ground floor) with our 2 kids (1 and 3) and it was very well-equipped and neat (only one bedroom, so baby was in the camping cot and the toddler was on the sleeper couch in the lounge). We all loved the proximity to the beach (there are some nice rock pools and two great tidal pools within walking distance, too). Our only (small) criticism is the lack of washing line to hang our costumes and towels on. Otherwise an awesome getaway and we'll definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AntoinetteMOS, Owner at Makarios on Sea, responded to this review, February 14, 2014
Dear Purdy family, thank you for staying at Makarios on Sea @ Herold's Bay. The stand is VERY small ,admittedly ,and the lack of a washing line can pose a problem to our valued guests. I will solve the need by providing a fold up wooden drying rack. Thank you for raising the problem! I hope this will encourage you to return to the DOLPHIN unit which is very popular with parents with toddlers. Go well!
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

What a beautiful place to stay.
Lovely units, beautiful beach and a safe place. So nice to get away for the city and exchange it for the beautiful Herold's Bay.

Thank you Antoinette, I will be back soon!


  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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AntoinetteMOS, Owner at Makarios on Sea, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Dear Alice ,it was great to have you staying at Makarios! Thank you and I hope to see you back soon!
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Makarios in the Whale unit very much. Really cannot think of anything negative to report; just lots of positives. It is a great place to stay, luxurious, meticulously neat and spotlessly clean. And of course, right on the beach. In our opinion, Makarios is situated in THE prime spot of spots in the whole of Herolds Bay. Makarios will see us again. For sure! Malans from Pretoria, South Africa.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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AntoinetteMOS, Owner at Makarios on Sea, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
We do appreciate your positive comments about our establishment right on the beach.Thank you for noticing the effort of my dedicated staff to keep everything spotlessly clean and up to standard.
We are proud to welcome appreciative guests. Looking forward to you return visit. Warm regards.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by the spectacular sea view, hospitality and lovely self catering units. We will definetly return as this is now one of our favourites weekend destinations. All units have DSTV, dish washing mashines and everything you may require to ensure that your stay here is comfortable and an unforgetable experience. Thank you Antoinette!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AntoinetteMOS, Manager at Makarios on Sea, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
Dear Weekend guests! Your positive review was a great way to start a new week. Thank you! We are looking forward to welcome you back for a another relaxing and enjoyable weekend,with all the home comforts one needs. DSTV allows all to watch their favourite program and who wants to do the dishes even if you are only a couple?
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Makarios on sea is the ultimate bucket and spade holiday for families; comfortable, attractive and right on the beach. The location can't be beaten and the units are intelligently equipped. The only thing missing is a place to dry/hang towels, costumes etc.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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AntoinetteMOS, Owner at Makarios on Sea, responded to this review, January 18, 2014
Hi to the True- Van Wyks! It was great to have a happy family as our guests. Unfortunately the only way to dry beach towels and swim suites is on the balcony. The stand is the size of a post stamp!
Pull out drying racks on the wall on the balconies do not last in the salty sea air. Being right on the beach does have its down side!! Hope to see you in future again.
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Great location and wonderful hosts.
Everything we needed was there, and the daily servicing was a special treat.
Definitely the best location in Heroldsbay, just meters from the beach.
Units were well equipped, reasonably spacious and very tidy.
We will be back!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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AntoinetteMOS, Owner at Makarios on Sea, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Dear guest,thank you for taking the time to respond to the review request. We do value the opinion of our guests. We are always ready and willing to welcome you back at Makarios on Sea @ Herold;s Bay ! Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Address: 4 Gericke Corner | Herolds Bay, George 6530, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > George
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 23 Specialty Lodging in George
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Makarios on Sea 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Makarios on Sea is in the heart of the Garden Route from where one can explore the beauty of this area. Makarios on Sea offers a choice of 5 fully equipped self catering holiday apartments right on the beach. All units have sea view to a more or lesser extent. Serviced from Monday to Friday. ... more   less 
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