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“Best weekend/holiday break away!”
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Makarios on Sea
Ranked #1 of 29 Specialty Lodging in George
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Best weekend/holiday break away!”
Reviewed January 18, 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
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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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Reviewed January 16, 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
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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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Reviewed January 5, 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
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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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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Our stay was so relaxing and enjoyable. It was just what we were looking for. The owners were so helpful and friendly, and the apartment offered almost everything you would need, including an amazing view! The ground floor apartment (Dolphin) came with a bbq (charcoal) grill, which was great for this self-catering accommodation!
The only con: no wifi. The owners offered a pay-for-access card, but given the remoteness of the location, we were never able to get wifi. Not the worst thing ever for a beach holiday but something to keep in mind.
The town was small and sleepy, which was very nice for a few days. However, it may get old if staying for than 3 or 4 days so something else to keep in mind.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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AntoinetteMOS, Owner at Makarios on Sea, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
Dear guests,thank you for the kind comments re our establishment! It's a great to hear positive things from visitors from abroad who enjoyed the beauty of our sea side village. The wi fi does not play it's part though- at times the reception is good and at times it is not- apparently it depends on the type of cell phone one has ! ? The smarter the phone ,the stronger the signal must be. Our sleepy hollow does not keep up with technology to that extent !!! I hope the lovely view compensated for that.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

We had a lovely stay at Makarios. We were received with enthusiasm. The rooms are well equipt with stunning ocean views.

Thank you to Louis and Antoinette for going the extra mile to making our getaway special

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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AntoinetteMOS, Owner at Makarios on Sea, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Dear guests, we appreciate the time you took to write your kind review about your stay at Makarios on Sea. It is always a pleasure to welcome guests who appreciate our effort for a memorable
stay. Have a blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
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Robertson, South Africa
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

We loved every moment of our stay at Makarios On Sea! We booked the Seagull-room, but decided to go a day earlier, so we had to stay in the Seahorse-room.

The Seahorse-room (and smaller rooms) is comfortable and luxurious - perfect if you're only going to stay for a night or two. And complete with oven, microwave and dishwasher!
But the highlight of our trip was definitely the Seagull-room (or the bigger apartment-type rooms). It's spacious and extremely comfortable! Self-catering accommodation at it's best. And gorgeous views over the whole Herold's Bay.

Antoinette, we'll definitely be back. Thank you for your hospitality and friendliness. It is an absolute joy to stay with Makarios On Sea!

Room Tip: The larger rooms are definitely worth spending more money on. Spacious, with balconies and braai-ar...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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AntoinetteMOS, Owner at Makarios on Sea, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
What a perfect way to go into "silly season" with a review like this! I sincerely appreciate you kind comments and useful advice for future guests. COOL!!! Have a blessed Christmas and hope to see on a return visit in the New Year.( the SEAGULL unit will be ready for you).
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Kabul, Afghanistan
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

We stayed only for one night on our way to Cape Town, but it was totally worth it. The manager was friendly. Because of the fact that it was out of season it was very quiet. When you leave the front door you step onto the beach. We wished we could stay longer. The unit was very comfortable and beautifully decorated.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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AntoinetteMOS, Owner at Makarios on Sea, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
It is always a pleasure to accommodate guests who are appreciative of our never ending effort to make their stay at MAKARIOS on SEA a worthwhile and memorable one. Thank you for your kind remarks about our decor- we really want to let our guests feel at home Hope to see you on a longer return stay!
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Property: Makarios on Sea
Address: 4 Frikkie Gericke Street | Herolds Bay, George. RSA, George 6529, 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 29 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 luxury fully equipped self catering holiday apartments right on the beach. Three apartments have full sea view while the luxury studios have no sea view. The purposedly built establishment is right on the beach. Safe swimming in 2 tidal pools and waves. Life guards on duty during school holidays and weekends. George Airport is a mere 10km away. The Garden Route shopping Mall is 18km from Herold's Bay. If golf is your passion - you are spoilt for choice. 3 - 75 km away one can choose from 10 beautiful courses. Apartments are serviced from Monday to Friday. ... more   less 
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