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“Potentially great apartments but owner complacency”
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Marine Square
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

These apartments are very well decorated, clean and comfortable, with excellent facilities and great staff. However, damp was clearly detectable (to eyes and nose) on walls two bedrooms. The owner also needs to do something about the pigeons. Disgusting! They made our early mornings unbearable with their noise, as they were right outside our bedroom. And the balcony was unusable thanks to their noise, mess and continual presence. I emailed the owner, Michael Fox, but he didn't even deign to reply, let alone apologise or pledge to remedy problem. We won't be back.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

We stayed at Marine Square for only one night and it was fantastic. Our apartment was very spacious, clean, ultra modern and beautifully decorated with top of the range fixtures. The bath, shower and bed were enormous and very comfortable. We could see the sea from the lounge window and balcony. Michael and his team are wonderful and went out of their way to help make our stay a memorable one. Very much appreciated by our family. Thank you. Definitely lives up to the five star rating. Would recommend!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

Stayed at the Marine Square Hermanus in July with family, this was in fact our second stay. Would recommend if you are looking for self-catering option or travelling with family as they offer 1 - 3 bedroom self catering apartments in the town of Hermanus. In close vacinity of the town, you can walk to the main town within 5 minutes and close to Gearing point the popular spot for observing Whales from the shore. Apartments are well furnished and are serviced daily, reception staff are friendly and accommodating, offers secure parking at the hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2012

The apartments are gorgeous, modern and very spacious. Marine Square is in the centre of Hermanus and walking distance to the beach and fantastic restaurants. The apartments are beautifully furnished. The bedrooms are roomy with a huge jacuzzi bath!! Went away with my family for a weekend getaway but perfect for a romantic break.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

We only had one night here but the accomodation standard makes me wish we'd had longer. we were impressed by the lady that booked us in who was very helpful. suggesting activities and places to eat. It had all the little touches of a very high quality hotel , but the privacy and facilities of your own well equipped apartment. we felt very secure and safe. As we left we met more staff who were also immensly friendly and helpful. We did see a whale at a distance and some dolphins. the waves were spectacular and the town had a very nice feel to it. i would defonitely recommend Marine Square.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

Our group of 12 had three 2-bed room apartments. They were perfect for us; large, modern, very well-maintained and with a very high standard of amenities and finishing; the nice art on the walls was a bonus. Great value for money, just 2 mins walk to the beach / cliffs but not in the middle of traffic. Also great cafe / restaurant downstairs (Savannah Cafe) for b/fast and lunch. Try their Baby Whale Breakfast!

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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 16, 2010

This luxury apartment is set back from the road (so it's quiet) but is only 5 minutres walk to both the centre of Hermanus and to the cliff-top path. Breakfast can ge obtained next door at a popular cafe, Savannah, where locals drop in for breakfast too. Don't bother buying a voucher at Marine Square.

Fantastically comfortable bed and bedding and a very enjoyable bath and monsoon bath. Just right to come back to after a busy day sightseeing.

Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Marine Square

Address: College Street, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Hermanus
Price Range: $140 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Marine Square 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marine Square luxury Hermanus accommodation is ideally located only meters from the Hermanus Village Square Piazza, excellent restaurants and boutiques as well as the scenic Hermanus cliff paths for whale watching in season. This luxury apartment hotel offers the benefits of a hotel, with a reception area, and daily servicing, but the privacy and flexibility of a self-catering unit - the perfect choice for Hermanus accommodation. The apartments are spacious, comfortable and tastefully furnished by COCO INTERIORS with artwork by well known local Overberg artists LEON MULLER and PETRUS VILJOEN. Designed by highly respected Hermanus architect Andrew Greeff, Developed by Molco Developers and managed by Holiday Houses-SA. Master bedrooms are en-suite, and offer king size beds with 400 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen, dressing gowns and spacious bathrooms. ... more   less 
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