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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow, what a fabulous little gem of a hotel, I loved every minute that I spent in this lovely hotel. Although I am very hard to please, I could find no faults whatsoever. This is one of the most relaxing, beautiful hotels I have stayed. The rooms are exquisite, the breakfast is perfect, and the restaurant is worthy of an...

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Hamptons. NY
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I first stayed at the Marine when I was 10 years old. Sixty-seven years later, it is still the most elegant and satisfying experience you can have in a two hour drive from Cape Town. And The Marine is one of the best hotels in the world if location, food, and service are taken into account. What else is there?...

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Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since more than ten years we came regularly to the Sea Food Restaurant which was always excellent. The new concept of the restaurant is fine with us. The quality is still top, the fish and sea food as good as before. The staff is absolutely wonderful, welcoming and do their best to make your evening enjoyable. Going to the Marine...

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

Dear Guests, Thank you so much for taking the time to post this lovely review! Wonderful to hear that you enjoy our food & service in Origins. I will certainly look into your feedback regarding the music selection. Thank you for your support! Kind Regards, Annemie & the Origins Team

Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt, France
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The set up at the Marine has changed this year with just one Restaurant for dinner, called 'Origins'. Menu of tapas style starters, fish or meat for mains and desserts of course. We like the ambiance and service, it's just a tad more high end and you can dress up a bit and take pre dinner cocktails in the bar....

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review Origins at the Marine. Glad that you enjoyed the food & service. I will certainly look into how we might be able to improve the atmosphere in the Express section of the restaurant. Kind Regards, Annemie and the Origins Team

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Marine in truth was a plan B for us as we originally were hoping stay at the Birkenhead hotel but they didnt have availability for all the 3 nights we needed. Things could not possibly have worked out any better and being smack in the centre of town where all the shopping and dinning is, I'm so glad we...

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

Dear Guest, It is so lovely to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to give us such detailed feedback and mentioning some of our specials stay that made your stay so enjoyable. I hope that we would be able to welcome you back again some day! Kind Regards, Annemie...

Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is only a review of The Origins Restaurant, where we had dinner - not the hotel. The restaurant has no online booking, so I sent a mail and received a confirmation of the booking. Unfortunately, the restaurant made a mistake, booking in the wrong month, so I asked for at confirmation of the right date, but did never get...

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

Dear Guest, I am so sorry to hear about your disappointing experience while dining with us in our Origins Restaurant. I have met with the team and have discussed all the issues mentioned and would like to assure you that this is certainly not our normal standard. We hope that you may give us a chance again to change the...

Petersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every room in this hotel is different in some way.we had booked for upstairs with balcony but the hotel had us listed for the ground floor but all changed quickly. There is no lift so ground floor would be more appropriate for some people. We are one lunch and one dinner there but felt dinner could have had more choice....

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

Dear Guest, It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Marine. We really are blessed with a beautiful location and the cliff path is so convenient. Great to hear that you found the staff excellent and that they made your stay more enjoyable. I am glad that we were able to sort out the...

North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had booked two nights at the Marine but arranged for the two preceding nights as we were fleeing wildfires in Simon's Town. Hotel accommodated us. We did not have an ocean view room (too cheap) and our room faced the back side of the parking lot which was not very scenic and, although very nice, based...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the lovely review, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Heidi is a real asset to the hotel, so thank you for acknowledging her. Perhaps next time we can accommodate you in a sea view room. Kind Regards, Annemie and the Marine Team

Barton-under-Needwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this hotel. Although Hermanus is really a sleepy little town which comes "alive" during the whale watching season, this hotel is worth a visit any time of the year. We were delighted with the location offering spectacular views over the bay. Whilst close to the town centre and all the ameneties those few steps provide wonderful tranquility. On...

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

Dear Guest, Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us at the Marine and also our lovely little town. We really are blessed with the perfect location for exploring and beautiful views from the hotel. Thuba is a great asset to the hotel, so I am glad that she made your dining experience more enjoyable....

Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is the best in town and its one with history. The hotel and the rooms are classical with old wooden floors which are loud. But in this case its part of the character. We had one room facing the sea (which one should go for, View!) and one to the back side overlooking the courtyard with pool. Both...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $300 - $1,120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Marine Hermanus 5*
Number of rooms: 40
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The Marine Hotel Hermanus
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#1 Family Hotel in Hermanus
#2 Romantic Hotel in Hermanus
#3 Luxury Hotel in Hermanus
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“I would think all rooms are similar, perfect”
 of 5 bubbles christal56, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs facing the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles joannaf272, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Seaview is to preferred and 1 floor”
  • Sea view from room 1e floor
 of 5 bubbles RogerS673, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are very variable in size and location. If you want something specific request it in advance.”
 of 5 bubbles reef-bore, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“make sure the bathrooms are damp and mold free”
 of 5 bubbles charlene255, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
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