I was here with my wife for three nights in January 2013. We loved this hotel, and would return to it. The location is superb, and during the whale-watching season it must be incomparable. Our room was very generous and well-equipped. Dinner was excellent. We really enjoyed the cliff-top walks and the dassies playing in the rocks. We felt the standard of service, which was overall very good, slipped a little at breakfast-time, and we would have been pleased if management were a little more visible. We shared these concerns with management, and received a very positive response.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Marine Hermanus Hotel Hermanus
- The Marine Hotel Hermanus