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138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse
Ranked #2 of 86 Hermanus B&B and Inns
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Hook, Hampshire
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23 reviews
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“Wonderful stay”
Reviewed January 22, 2012

We had the pleasure of a 2 night stay at 138 Marine Drive in December. What a lovely guesthouse this is - spotlessly clean; amazing attention to detail; well-appointed and fabulous breakfast!
Louis and Jena made a supreme effort when recommending places to see in the area, as well as local restaurants, which were all excellent.
One is made to feel extremely welcome by Louis and Jena and their staff and thus it seems like home from home. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it. Thank you Louis for your wonderful port each evening in the living room, whilst watching the sun setting!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Somerset West, South Africa
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

We spent 3 nights at 138 Marine Drive, just for a rest and break from the daily routine and bustle of life. It was perfect! Louis and Jena made us feel so welcome, they pay great attention to little details that make one feel special and pampered. It was quiet, only the symphony of the sea to lull us to sleep each night. The breakfasts were magnificent, the rooms spotless and tastefully decorated and all the staff were friendly and pleasant. Louis and Jena are obviously very serious about what they do and they do it superbly... in fact I would say they have reinvented hospitality and service at a time when these things are seriously lacking. We can highly recommend their guesthouse!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Prestbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 15, 2012

We stayed at 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse for one night. This is in a great spot on the beachfront away from the hustle and bustle of Hermanus and will suit those looking for a quieter and more relaxed location and are looking for some beach time. The Guesthouse is light airy and beautifully decorated. Breakfast exceeded expectations, far more than just a well cooked breakfast - we had freshly made egg soufflé which was gorgeous. Jenna is very knowledgeable about the area and prepared an itinerary of places to visit for our onward journey including recommendations for lunch stops and places of interest. A lovely place to stay for a short visit. Only issue we had was that we found the taxi to Hermanus in the evening expensive for what was a relatively short journey and is something to bear in mind if planning to stay for longer than a couple of nights.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

We stayed at 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse on route to Cape Town having travelled over a few days from Durban. It happened that we arrived on Christmas Eve and spent Christmas day in Hermanus. 138 Marine Beach was definitely a highlight on our journey. Jena and Louis were the perfect hosts, paying attention to the little details that made our stay that much more enjoyable. Our restaurant reservation for Christmas Day had been taken care of. Our hosts were always on hand to make suggestions and recommedations on local attractions.

The room was beautifully furnished with crisp percale linen, ensuring a good night's rest after a long drive. The weather report, personal invitation to breakfast, and nougat were nice touches. Breakfast was leisurely and well above the standard we had come to expect from similarly rated establishments.

The comfortable lounge offering complimentary sherry and Port created a wonderful space to relax and meet other travellers, share stories and travel tips. Unfortunately we were too late for Whale Season but the views over the ocean from the deck were glorious with or without the whales.

If you have a choice try to book a sea facing room. We certainly will the next time we visit, which we intend to do as soon as possible.

138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse is certainly deserving of the awards.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

We had the most incredible stay at 138 Marine Beachfront and highly recommend it to anyone visiting Hermanus... It will truly make your stay!!
The rooms are incredible, with special and beautiful touches; the people are friendly and kind; the food is amazing; the view is sensational... not one bad thing to say about this amazing place!!
We will definitely go back as soon as we are able to.
Thank you to everyone involved at 138 Marine Beachfront!!

Room Tip: Any room here would be good :)
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 23, 2011

Great location looking straight-out across the shore for beautiful sunsets. Only a very short drive to Hermanus, but all the better for that as it was a very peaceful and calm base. Louis & Jena were lovely host and did everything to make our stay a real treat and hassle free. They have created a super Guesthouse. The whale watching around Hermanus was awesome.
Thank you.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 18, 2011

Our hosts were excellent. We arrived in the morning, straight from the airport after an overnight flight, just to drop off our bags but we were kindly offered a shower and freshen up in their own quarters.

A peaceful overnight stay and the most amazing breakfast I've ever had followed. We were given assistance booking sea kayaking and more.

Our room overlooked the ocean, as did the huge bathtub in the bathroom. The balcony for the room was spacious and had the same panoramic view. A comfortable guests lounge with ample reading material, chess set, honesty bar and complementary nightcap was on the same floor.

The guesthouse is a drive from Hermanus, not a walk but this wasn't a problem for us as it was just one night.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse
Address: 138 Kus Road | Sand Bay, Hermanus 7200, 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 #2 of 86 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). 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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