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The Marine Hermanus
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Hermanus
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“Posh and elegant definitely we'll be back soon”
Reviewed August 23, 2011

Excellent customer service. Definitely the hotel is very posh and excelent staff that went the extra mile to make sure our anniversary was a memorble one. Exceeded our expectations.Seaside room were able to see Whales in te comfort of our roo. Suprises and more supprises from the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2011

I stayed in this property as a part of my SA holidays, in fact I started my vacation with Hermanus. It is just on the shore line, pleasant atmosphere, located in center of the city, heated floors and high ceilings. The hotel staff is very good & helpful from check-in until check-out. We are family of four, booked two rooms with them for two nights and we were treated as if someone special to them.

Very good breakfast in the morning, watching whales from the restaurant is an unforgettable moments. The day we were checking out the weather was clear to go for whale watching boat trip at 9am and return by 1 pm, the hotel manager immediately said to go ahead for trip and allowed to keep the luggage in our rooms, suggested to have shower and then leave the property, which I felt overwhelming.

I would definitely stay in this property, whenever I visit Hermanus in future.

Room Tip: Try to get the sea view to get the best and you will never regret.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review, August 21, 2011
Dear guest

You are perfectly right. Watching whales in the bay while eating a sumptuous breakfast is one of the best experiences one can have. I`m delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back soon.

Warm regards
Hamish Hofmeyr
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2011

My wife and I stayed here for 1 night during our honeymoon. They treated us royally. They upgrade us for our honeymoon and gave us a corner suite overlooking the ocean. The room was the best on our two week trip to S. Africa. My wife would have been happy to stay here for several days.

The seafood restaurant was great. My wife asked for a recipe of the dessert, and by the end of the meal, the waiter brought an envelope with it to the table. The breakfast was also excellent and served in an airy room with a beautiful view.

The staff was excellent, attentive and helpful. They went out of their way to inquire and advise on were to go and the benefits of going by one route or another.

The service was remarkable, when I woke up in the morning, I looked out the window and saw that my car was being washed. The attention to detail was great.

By far, the best hotel choice I made during our trip thanks to the great staff. A bit pricey, but well worth it.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review, July 13, 2011
Dear Guest

I am delighted that you enjoyed a part of your Honemoon with us The Marine and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

The Southern Right Whales are visit our shores between July and December so try and plan a follow up visit during this time as it is an unforgettable experience.

Kind Regards
Hamish Hofmeyr
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2011

Were referred to this hotel from sister hotel and we were not disappointed. Roomy, comforatable and cfean and in a great location.

Room Tip: Doing the Garden Route start of end by going via this location and do the Whale Route
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review, July 13, 2011
Dear Guest

I am delighted that you experienced more than one of our properties and that your stay was a memorable one.
I totally agree with your tip about the whale route but try to travel between July and December so that these magnificent creatures can be viewed along the way.

I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind Regards
Hamish Hofmeyr
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Cape Town
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Reviewed June 5, 2011

Big thanks to the Marine hotel team for all the effort they went to in order the make our engagement special. They sure know how to make people feel right at home. Harmish the resident manager runs a lovely charming hotel and staff members such as Prudence are clearly hand chosen for their welcoming smile and honest enthusiasm.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review, June 7, 2011
Dear guest

Thank you for your comments about the Marine Hotel in Hermanus.We strive for service excellence on a constant basis and aim to provide an experience of a life time.
We hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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Hamish Hofmeyr
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2011

We stayed at this hotel during our tour of the Garden Route, and the management was very helpful and accommodating. The general manager took us to an upgraded suite facing the water, took us on a tour of the hotel, and generally made us feel very welcome and important.

The breakfast restaurant was beautiful and the selection of food was vast. The service throughout was absolutely impeccable.

They'll even wash your car in the morning for free (this is because it's so close to the ocean and the spray can build up by the next day).

The only setback would be the cost, but besides that highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review, June 7, 2011
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay at The Marine Hotel in Hermanus.
It was a pleasure to meet you and I am delighted that you enjoyed our little slice of heaven.

We hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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Hamish Hofmeyr
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Maidstone, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2011

My wife and I stayed 2 nights at The Marine as part of our tour of the Garden Route. We arrived on a Sunday evening, tired and dusty after a long drive. In fact we had driven 20km down a dirt road and our hire car was covered in a thick film of red dust. We felt embarrassed when we saw all the shiny cars in the Marine car park. We were greeted and speedily shown to our room. We had been allocated a beautiful suite, with a lounge area that seated 6 people - very nice. We ate that night in the Seafood restaurant, which was excellent. Highly reccomend the Fish & Chips!. After breakfast we had a walk and on exiting the front of the hotel we could not see our filthy car. It had been cleaned and was sparkling in the sunshine. Apparently it is all part of the service. We were so impressed with our meal at the Seafood restaurant the previous night that we ate there again on the Monday. We met some very nice people during our 2 day stay, both guests and staff. All in all we heartily recommend the Marine. As it has been previously stated, it is quite expensive, but you certainly get what you pay for. Well done the Marine.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Marine Hermanus
Address: Marine Drive, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Hermanus
#2 Romantic Hotel in Hermanus
#4 Luxury Hotel in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Marine Hermanus 5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Marine is one of the southern hemisphere's most spectacular seaside Relais & Chateaux properties. Perched on the cliffs, overlooking Hermanus's Walker Bay, The Marine boasts 40 individually decorated bedrooms and suites. This unforgettable property overlooks South Africa's most pristine whale sanctuary, and it is just a stone's throw from one of the greatest densities of the endangered Great White Shark, and selection of fynbos species in the Cape. The Marine offers guests the unique opportunity to experience the finest land-based whale watching in the world. From June to September guests are able to view these majestic creatures from the comfort of their beautiful sea-facing bedroom. The attention to detail is apparent in every aspect of this remarkable owner managed property - from the personal service to the exceptional cuisine which is overseen by The Collection by Liz McGrath's Grand Chef, Peter Tempelhoff, the perfect-for-sundowners Sun Lounge and the in-house Carchele Beauty Spa. Each piece of The Marine story adds another element to an unforgettable stay. ... more   less 
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