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138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse
Ranked #3 of 87 Hermanus B&B and Inns
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

We only stayed a few nights, but it was enough to see that this is a v.good operation. It's a beautiful establishment, perfectly located, breakfasts are great, and many small thoughtful touches round off the experience. We had no problems whatsoever, any concerns were immediately and professionally dealt with, and help arranging excursions was comprehensive. We thought this was exceptional value for money, and would not hesitate in recommending this place.

Room Tip: A large, friendly upstairs lounge with the best views means any room should work well.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

Our study here was wonderful . The house is right across from the water and has a beautiful view. Our room was very nice but the owner is what makes this place so unique. She was just great, making dinner reservations and plans for our trip for the next day. Breakfast was delicious. If you are going to Hermanus don't look any further, stay here.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Northwich
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Reviewed May 9, 2014

We stayed with Belinda at 138 for 3 nights and had a wonderful time. When we arrived she had already made a provisional booking for dinner at one of the restaurants locally she recommended. Ideal as this meant we didn't need to think further or organise anything - very relaxing!

Lovely service / rooms were extremely comfortable / internet was free and good speed which is often important when you are are away!

Breakfast is slightly different each day very tasty and sets you up for the day. The communal lounge upstairs looks over the ocean and there is a fridge there large enough for guests to store a bottle of wine or snack pre dinner. We were given recommendations about the local area which were very helpful , although we didn't have enough time to do everything on this trip.

We ran on the beach every morning and the whole place felt very safe and relaxing


We hope to return on our next trip - golf is good in Hermanus and the small town is very pleasant too. Thank you for a very enjoyable stay.

Anne Budenberg

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Wendover, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

My husband and I only stayed one night as part of tour, but having experienced the place, we would have loved to stay longer. The whole place was immaculate in design and cleanliness. Belinda had made dinner reservations for us in the centre of Hermanus just in case we hadn,'t which was thoughtful. We had already made our own bookings online, in the same restaurant funnily enough, as we had heard how booked up these restaurants get in high season. The views of the sea were beautiful and the location peaceful, (a short taxi ride from the centre of Hermanus). The breakfast was really first class as was the service.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Americana, SP
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

My wife and I spent a couple of great days at 138 Marine!
The decor is beautiful and the rooms are very comfortable.
Food is also great! Breakfast includes cold and hot options.

The real highlight of this place is hospitality. Berlinda and Jenna make sure you are well looked after! If you want to relax and enjoy good food, don't think twice.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

We had such a wonderful stay at 138 Marine thanks to the warm hospitality, incredible ocean views (the sunsets were spectacular!) and delicious breakfasts.

The owners were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay, recommending and booking some great local restaurants for us. (Try the 'bookshop' restaurant!)

I also really liked the beachy chic decor - think pale blues, stripes and shells - as well as how clean and modern everything felt. The guesthouse had such a calm, relaxing vibe. It was a pleasure sitting with a book, sipping on a complimentary coffee, in the communal 'living room' with it's book lined shelves, floor to ceiling windows and sea-facing balcony.

We'll definitely return during whale season for a front row seat!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

We stayed over in this guesthouse for 3 nights. The view is absolutely breath taking, with the waves breaking just across the road. The hosts are very friendly and helpful and their service exceptional. The room was comfortable and spotless clean. An incredible good hot breakfast was served. This guesthouse was really very good value for money. We will surely be back!

  • Stayed April 2014, 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 #3 of 87 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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