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“Absolutely perfect - home away from home” 5 of 5 stars
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138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   138 Kus Road | Sand Bay, Hermanus 7022, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #1 of 82 Hermanus B&B and Inns
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“Absolutely perfect - home away from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

What a gem! My boyfriend and I stayed at 138 Marine this past June and had such a pleasant stay. It was off-season so we were able to make a rez last minute (though know they are almost always fully booked in-season). First, the B&B is beautiful...it's spotless and the design makes you feel like you're at a friend's personal fancy beach house. Second, the customer service is top-notch. Rosemary was extremely warm and welcoming and made us feel at home. The attention to detail...from the turning down of the sheets, to the breakfast in the morning to the seashell they give you on the way out...was truly exceptional and on par with a five star resort. Third, the location is amazing...directly across the street from the ocean. You can hear and see the pounding waves from anywhere in the house. My boyfriend and I enjoyed our time at 138 Marine so much we decided to stay a second night. This is the nicest B&B I have ever stayed in. I would recommend it to any of my friends and family.

  • Stayed June 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Everything was prefect – the rooms, service, breakfast … and the weather! The attention to detail is “spot on”. We can recommend this to anybody and are sure you will have as good a time as we did!” We have decided to book already for next year.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in April. What a stunning setting although located a little out of Hermanus town. Exceptional service from hosts and staff. As others have mentioned, the hosts had pre-booked our dinner before we arrived which took the guess work out of it. Breakfasts were fantastic. We had an excellent room on the first floor with ocean view. We used the communal lounge at the end of each day for a nice wine and wind down. Great view from the lounge and some stunning sunsets. Overall, a wonderful experience and would highly recommend.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Vredenburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Our stay at 138 Marine was superb. The hosts - simply the best! The hospitality and friendliness of the staff is unbeatable and breakfast was divine. The relaxed atmosphere let you unwind in no time. I will never forget the most beautiful sunset from our balcony. Nonna

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This was a wonderful stay, especially the extraordinary hospitality, the great recommendations – simply perfect hosts. We enjoyed the beautiful home and the stunning view – it was outstanding. In one word: it felt like home. We loved everything! This place is adorable – the room, the views, the recommendations and the breakfasts were all highlights. We left with great memories…

Room Tip: South and west bedrooms have the best views, but all are excellent. The lounges areideal for relaxin...
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  • Stayed May 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful 3 nights in this guest house. Chose 138 due to Trip Advisor research and were definitely 100% happy with choice. Even though a little far from Hermanus central, Sandbaai has so much to offer. We were particularly impressed with the staff local knowledge and would recommend this to any traveller wanting a few days in Hermanus

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We only stayed a few nights, but it was enough to see that this is a v.good operation. It's a beautiful establishment, perfectly located, breakfasts are great, and many small thoughtful touches round off the experience. We had no problems whatsoever, any concerns were immediately and professionally dealt with, and help arranging excursions was comprehensive. We thought this was exceptional value for money, and would not hesitate in recommending this place.

Room Tip: A large, friendly upstairs lounge with the best views means any room should work well.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Address: 138 Kus Road | Sand Bay, Hermanus 7022, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 82 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse, is a National WINNER of SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM AWARDS (2010; 2011; 2013). Book DIRECTLY on our website for this elegant, upmarket guesthouse with spectacular sea front views. Enjoy magnificent views of the whales and stunning African sunsets over the ocean from the comfort of your bedroom or the lounges. The six luxurious designer suites are individually fitted with all modern comforts, meeting international standards. This is the perfect romantic getaway, close to two popular golf courses, and at the gateway of the Hermanus Wine Route. ... more   less 
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