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The Marine Hermanus

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Paris, France
Reviewed 23 February 2016

A really nice and white hotel, in the center of Hermanus, very well located on the ocean, with a direct access to the walk along the ocean and lower to the rocks, with a natural swimming pool The hotel is well decorated, peacefull and luxious, nice swimming pool, and lovely small garden inside the hotel Large suite, very confortable, 2...

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Ostuni, Italy
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Superb location on top of the cliffs. Service was very good and all the staff were helpful. Bathrooms felt a bit tired and in need of some renovation. We had not booked the hotel restaurant which was full. Breakfast was good and clearly a favorite with the retired people who had visited the hotel on many occasions before and were...

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TheMarineteam, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for this review and your feedback regarding bathrooms. I am pleased to let you know that we have a bathroom refurbishment program in place. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Hermanus. Kind regards Jo Massie

Reviewed 19 February 2016

We stayed at the Marine for 3 nights and we enjoyed our stay greatly. the Hotel is charming it has character and is very comfortable, the staff were super even remembered which Gin we had had the night before! Great location with lovely views.

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TheMarineteam, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

Thank you for posting this positive review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us and that our staff ensured you were well looked after. Kind regards Jo Massie

Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We spent 2 nights at this hotel as we toured South Africa and would like to have stayed longer. We were in room 276 sea facing and we were were lucky to have a small balcony. It was a lovely comfortable room albeit a bit small but the bed was huge and the bathroom a good size and nicely fitted....

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hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and I have noted your comment about coffee in the morning. I am sure we can rectify this issue easily. Looking forward to your return. Kind regards Hamish Hofmeyr

Cheshire
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Hermanus is a wonderful place for a four or five night stay and The Marine, situated in a commanding position near the cliff tops, is undoubtedly, where you must stay. We traveled with another couple who had been there before and their description of the property had not been exaggerated. Our rooms were at the quieter end of the hotel,...

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hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. Indeed Hermanus is a very special place with one of the worlds best cliff path walks. I will ensure Vari receives your kind words and we look forward to your return. Kind regards Hamish Hofmeyr

surrey
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Stayed here many times, twice last year and have just booked again for February 2017. We always stay in a sea facing suite but all of their rooms are beautiful. The staff in the hotel are first class and nothing is too much trouble. Berdine, Heather and (at breakfast) Letitia are all brilliant at what they do. Both restaurants are...

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hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

It is always great to have you with us and I will ensure that Berdine, Heather and Leticia receive your kind words. Looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards Hamish Hofmeyr

Stamford UK
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We had a lovely comfortable and thoughtfully furnished suite, although if I stayed here again I would request one facing seawards, and definitely not one on the corner of the two roads, as it did get quite noisy at night. The pool area was very welcoming after our trek across to Grotto Beach on a very hot day! Daniel and...

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hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and I must apologise for your poor experience at breakfast. I agree that on your next visit you should request sea view room. It most definitely enhances ones stay being able to see and hear the ocean. Looking forward to seeing you in the near future. Warm regards Hamish Hofmeyr

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2016

The Marine is the grand dame of Hermanus and its whitewashed presence on the green grass lawn leading to the cliffs is a commanding presence. The rooms are all individual in different shapes and sizes, many of which have been recently refurbished in restful colours, unusually the mountain facing rooms are more likely to have a private outside space. There...

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hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments and I am very glad that you managed to find transport. We hope that you are able to dine at our restaurant on your next stay. Kind regards Hamish Hofmeyr

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 10 February 2016

I had occasion to take 3 people to the seafood restaurant in this hotel. The only seafood that we could get was their linefish-kingklip and calamari. There was no sole available and it was impossible to explain to them that kingklip was not a linefish but a deepsea trawled fish. My 'seafood pasta ' and my wife's vegetarian pasta was...

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hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

Our sincere apologies for not having Sole available on the evening that you chose to dine and thank you for educating us on linefish. We will be sure to have Sole on your next visit so please join us again for what will be a memorable meal. Kind regards Hamish Hofmeyr

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We stayed in this hotel whilst in South Africa for a family wedding and from the moment we arrived at this hotel the service was simply superb. The hotel was in a great location with lovely cliff walks nearby and plenty of shops and restaurants, however the service and food in this hotel was so good we decided to eat...

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hamishhofmeyr, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. I will be sure to feed this back to our staff. Hermanus is indeed a gem and we are delighted that you are thinking of returning. Kind regards Hamish Hofmeyr

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about The Marine Hermanus

Address: Marine Drive, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Price Range: €158 - €516 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Marine Hermanus 5*
Number of rooms: 40
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Hermanus
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“Be very specific!”
kharrison85, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“sea view rooms every time!”
Leatons, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“we had a room on the first floor with a balcony”
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“Our room faced the mountain and it was large with full bathroom.”
working-suitcase, 5 May 2017 | Read review
“We had a sea view room some look over a courtyard, but you will pay more as ever for a sea view.”
ranniesgirl, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
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