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The Marine Hermanus

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Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Had a prepaid reservation for almost one year and when we arrived was told that a group booked the entire property. We were never notified. They did pay for us at another place but while walking the property, I got the feeling that the place had seen better days. Was actually delighted as they sent us to Grootbos about 30...

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

Dear Bruce F, Thank you for taking the time to post this review. It truly was unfortunate that we were not able to accommodate you at the Marine Hotel. Very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Grootbos. Kind Regards, Annemie Parker

Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Stunning hotel with every room done in a very special way. Amazing service. Located on the beach with spectacular views and walking distance to shops and restaurants. They also have an amazing restaurant with great food. Love the oversized beach house feel!

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

Thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of The Marine Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Kind regards Annemie Parker General Manager

Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed April 4, 2016

we really enjoyed staying in this stylish hotel. It is very well situated along the cliff path in Hermanus and close to other restaurants and coffee shops. I enjoyed swimming in the lovely, clean pool. Our room was spacious, with a lovely view, big bathroom. The things that bothered us, we brought to the attention of the manager, such as...

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

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for bringing the breakfast service concerns to our attention. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future! Kind regards Annemie Parker General Manager

Ivybridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

This was part of a longer trip to South Africa. This section of the trip along the garden route. The hotel is beautiful and right next to the sea with amazing views. We were very well catered for in every way and the meal in the seafood restaurant was very good. The service in the restaurant at breakfast was a...

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

Thank you for your feedback and bringing the breakfast service to our attention. It is very good to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and the lovely views over Walker Bay. Kind regards Annemie Parker General Manager

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed April 1, 2016

Reception by the security guard was pretty warm given that we spoke his lingo. The lady at the reception desk was lukewarm. Our waiter, Obey, was pleasant, knowledgeable and carried himself professionally. The ambience and decor gave the sense of being in an old romance novel. It is however neat, clean, peaceful and filled with natural light. Prices were reasonable...

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

Thank you for your feedback and constructive comments. It is good to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards Annemie Parker General Manager

Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 1, 2016

I had lunch here several years ago and never imagined that I would return and spend two nights here. The location is wonderful, the dining option superb and the rooms, well........the attention to detail, the view, the bed linen, I could go on and on ....... I didn't want to leave. The service is impeccable whether you are in an...

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

We are so delighted that you returned and stayed 2 nights with us and thank you for writing this wonderful review! We look forward to your return visit! Kind regards Annemie Parker General Manager

Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed March 28, 2016

The Marine hotel has a wonderful position and is tastefully furnished. We enjoyed good food and the service was excellent. However, we encountered mosquitoes during the night and unfortunately due to high winds, we were kept awake due to the branches from a big tree hitting the roof for most of the night. We reported this matter to the staff...

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

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your overnight stay with us. I would like to apologise again for your disturbed sleep due to the stormy weather. I am pleased to inform you that we have cut back the branches from the roof. Please do come and visit us again when you are next in Hermanus! Kind regards Jo...

Sussex
Reviewed March 26, 2016

We just loved everything about this hotel - beautiful location overlooking the sea, fresh and modern decor both in the lounge and bedrooms. Excellent seafood restaurant. The staff were all so friendly and we had an upgraded room with a little balcony and sea view. Spotted a pod of dolphins swimming along the coast on our last day! Lovely tranquil...

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

We are delighted to hear you so enjoyed your recent stay with us and thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review. Especially that you caught sight of a pod of dolphins during your stay. What a wonderful moment! Looking forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards Jo Massie General Manager

Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

A stylish, light bright and modern establishment. Cocktails are superb and served in a lovely lounge area decorated with African prints and beautiful flower displays. Interesting and varied menu with all food well prepared and attractively served by friendly waiting staff. For a top hotel the food and drinks prices seem no more expensive than any other regular establishments, all...

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

Thank you for posting this review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at The Marine! We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Kind regards Jo Massie General Manager

Mirfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 8, 2016

We were not staying at the hotel but enjoyed calling in for a nightcap after dinner. Their Margaritas were by far the best that we had in a month in S. A. The bar area is also a beautifully appointed room.

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We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your brief visit to our Sun Lounge and Bar, especially the Margaritas! Kind regards Jo Massie

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
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: $183 - $574 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Marine Hermanus 5*
Number of rooms: 40
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#1 Family Hotel in Hermanus
#2 Romantic Hotel in Hermanus
#4 Luxury Hotel in Hermanus
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“We had a sea view room some look over a courtyard, but you will pay more as ever for a sea view.”
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“First floor (second floor for Americans) may have better views”
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“sea view is a bonus”
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“Higher floor has better ocean views.”
MarcB393, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“We asked for sea view which was on the first floor. Probably better than ground floor in my opinion”
disaffron6, Mar 21, 2017 | Read review
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