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Review of 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse

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138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse
Ranked #2 of 89 Hermanus B&B and Inns
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Napier, New Zealand
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30 reviews
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“Excellent Guesthouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in April. What a stunning setting although located a little out of Hermanus town. Exceptional service from hosts and staff. As others have mentioned, the hosts had pre-booked our dinner before we arrived which took the guess work out of it. Breakfasts were fantastic. We had an excellent room on the first floor with ocean view. We used the communal lounge at the end of each day for a nice wine and wind down. Great view from the lounge and some stunning sunsets. Overall, a wonderful experience and would highly recommend.

Room Tip: First floor front rooms have good views
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Vredenburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

Our stay at 138 Marine was superb. The hosts - simply the best! The hospitality and friendliness of the staff is unbeatable and breakfast was divine. The relaxed atmosphere let you unwind in no time. I will never forget the most beautiful sunset from our balcony. Nonna

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014

This was a wonderful stay, especially the extraordinary hospitality, the great recommendations – simply perfect hosts. We enjoyed the beautiful home and the stunning view – it was outstanding. In one word: it felt like home. We loved everything! This place is adorable – the room, the views, the recommendations and the breakfasts were all highlights. We left with great memories…

Room Tip: South and west bedrooms have the best views, but all are excellent. The lounges areideal for relaxin...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Yzerfontein, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful 3 nights in this guest house. Chose 138 due to Trip Advisor research and were definitely 100% happy with choice. Even though a little far from Hermanus central, Sandbaai has so much to offer. We were particularly impressed with the staff local knowledge and would recommend this to any traveller wanting a few days in Hermanus

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Mahwah, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Additional Information about 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse

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 89 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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