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Elmhurst, Illinois
Reviewed yesterday NEW

While there were no whales for us to see - Hermanus and this hotel and its spa were plenty to still make it extra fun! Our room was lovely...the food was great...the Marine Hotel Health & Beauty spa was HEAVENLY and being right on the waterfront hiking trail was an added bonus! I would definitely recommend this hotel and this...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A group of family and friends (9 in total) spent two nights at The Marine over New Year and loved the location, the rooms, the wonderful new year's dinner and the amazing staff, who made our stay an absolute joy. Slight disappointment was having our supposed luxury sea view room changed for a room at the back of the hotel...

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Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Recommended to us, we managed to get a table without booking, before the evening rush, even if it didn't have a sea view. The menu is interesting with oodles of quirky combinations. A visual, and culinary feast. Service was attentive, polite and swift. We will be back

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

Dear Guest, I am so happy that we were able to accommodate you for dinner in our Origins Restaurant. Glad that you found the menu interesting and with quirky combinations. We look forward to welcoming you back! Kind Regards, Annemie & the Origins Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super boutique hotel. Staff were lovely and very attentive. Decor all round the hotel including rooms was stunning. Restaurant was first class. Pool area is small but very pleasant. Breakfast was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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

Dear Guest, So wonderful to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us at the Marine Hotel. We hope to welcome you back again some day. Kind Regards, Annemie & the Marine Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I spent a night at the Marine. The level of service was the best we experienced on our honeymoon. From the moment we arrived to the time we left we felt very welcome. The cliff walk that starts at the hotel down to the beach (1 hour walk, 5km) was spectacular. The hotel room and facilities were...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. So glad we could make your honeymoon a bit more special. The cliff path is really such a lovely way to experience the spectacular views that Hermanus has to offer. Perhaps we can welcome you back some day on a special wedding anniversary. Kind Regards,...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in this hotel with three families. We really loved the personal and warm service. The hotel deserves a 5 star rating for the atmosphere and the style. If you like worden floors with a creaky sound this is your place. Stunning location and an intimate atmosphere makes your stay lovely. I must mentioned that we had some hickup...

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

Dear Guest, I am so happy to hear that despite the hick-up with reservations and check in that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us at the Marine. We are truly blessed with a great location so I am glad you also thought so. We hope to welcome you back some day. Kind Regards, Annemie & the team...

Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch today at the Marine Hotel and were completely underwhelmed by the experience. We arrived to find the security guard busy eating lunch at the gate (not brilliant first impression). We were 15 minutes early so directed to the bar where we were totally ignored. We eventually had to go to the bar to ask for a drink...

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

Dear Guest, I am so sorry to hear that you did not find your experience at the Marine to the standard that it should be. Happy however to read that you enjoyed the meal and that the waiter that looked after you made you feel welcome. There is no excuse for the treatment that you received. You are a 100%...

Isle of Man
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled South Africa over the Christmas period and this was one of the best meals we had. Food was excellent and service even better! Absolutely delicious! Smarter dress but worth it as the surroundings were gorgeous!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for posting this great review on Origins. Always great to receive such lovely feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Annemie and the Origins Team

Hermanus, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I decided to enjoy cocktails with a view of the sea. The bartender, Tilson was friendly and efficient, as well as making us feel welcome. We ordered a Harvey Wallbanger and a Cosmopolitan, watching them being made with suitable flair. Drinks are served with complimentary snacks which were delicious. Overall a good experience which will see me...

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

Dear Guest, Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your cocktails with us and that Tilson looked after you well and made you feel welcome. We look forward to welcoming you back for another drink or 2. Kind Regards, Annemie & the Marine Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked 6 months in advance from Johannesburg for lunch, called to confirm my booking on the morning of the first Jan, was told can't find my booking.they then said they have a table for my self and guest at at 12.45.we arrived.only to not get a table in the lunch dining area over looking the bay which was requested .was...

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

Dear Guest I am sorry to read we did not meet your expectation and we are glad you brought it to our attention again on trip advisor. It gave us the opportunity to look at what areas we need to develop and put further checks and procedures in place. You did request a specific table and should have been given...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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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 40 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 

Additional Information about The Marine Hermanus

Address: Marine Drive, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Price Range: $211 - $458 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Marine Hermanus 5*
Number of rooms: 40
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The Marine Hotel Hermanus
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#1 Family Hotel in Hermanus
#2 Romantic Hotel in Hermanus
#3 Luxury Hotel in Hermanus
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“We got a late reservation and our room was wonderful...I'd bet others are even nicer!”
 of 5 bubbles TheSullys7, yesterday | Read review
“If you book a room with 'sea view' make sure that's what you get. Ours was changed to a 'pool view' and no compensation offered.”
 of 5 bubbles 733gaving, 3 days ago | Read review
“A massage at the spa”
 of 5 bubbles domih898, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Brad Pitt Suite on corner - either 225 or 227...”
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“Sea view rooms recommended.”
 of 5 bubbles geoffg688, Dec 11, 2016 | Read review
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