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The Marine Hermanus

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Very helpful staff.Lots of attention to detail.All the public rooms and bedrooms have fresh flowers.Shirley the florist /gardener gave me a demonstration on arranging flowers in oasis and we checked her deliveries.It was fascinating and informative. She made my stay!

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

Thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted to hear you so enjoyed your stay especially your time with Shirley. We hope you can visit us again soon! Kind regards Jo Massie

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2016

The wonderful thing about this hotel is it never changes and is consistently good. The location is the best in Hermanus, the staff are professional, the food sublime and the rooms are beautiful. This is our second stay and we loved it.

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

So wonderful to hear you enjoyed your return visit to The Marine! Thank you for all your positive comments. Looking forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards Jo Massie

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We had a suite although no sea view - you should ask when booking. Room was very comfortable with stocked fridge and two tv's. This is a great location. Close to shops and restaurants. Staff extremely helpful and service was great. Old style but perfect for our 3 day stay.

1Thank SaffyMarmy1
TheMarineteam, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We are so pleased you enjoyed our great location and your service experience. We look forward to your return visit in the not too distant future. Kind regards Jo Massie

San Diego, California
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Marine for 1 night, and given the category of hotel, the location,and the Relais membership, had a great expectation of the Marine. How disappointing! After upgrading to a "sea view " room on arrival, (room 106), we were disappointed that it was on the ground floor and did not have an expansive sea view at all....

2Thank Wayne M
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2016

No longer situate precariously at the end of the cliff walk and now surrounded by other developments, the location has lost none of its drama since my last visit 20 years' ago. The creaky floorboards, like the clientele, has aged with it, and wouldn't be out of place now in an Eastbourne assisted-living home. The rooms are tastefully decorated; the...

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 24 February 2016

We stayed in the Marine for 2 nights and were totally shocked about the rooms. Expensive, very small and old. We complained about the small bathroom in which we could not stay with two people - very small and narrow. The room smelled humid and old. We got a better and bigger one after we complained but the price was...

1Thank 811tasi
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...

Thank Julian H
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.

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

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $254 - $809 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Marine Hermanus 5*
Number of rooms: 40
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“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
“First floor (second floor for Americans) may have better views”
The_Don_UK, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“sea view is a bonus”
Leo170817, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Higher floor has better ocean views.”
MarcB393, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We asked for sea view which was on the first floor. Probably better than ground floor in my opinion”
disaffron6, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
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