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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On arrival we made to feel very welcome by everyone, from the porter meeting us in the parking lot the reception checking us into our room. We were escorted to our room and once again welcomed to the hotel. Needing to go to a wedding, we requested an iron and ironing board which was there within 5 minutes of requesting,...

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

Dear Megan & David, Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, even though a very short one. We look forward in welcoming you back to the Marine Hotel !! Warmest regards, Melissa Burns Assistant General Manager

Deal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch at Origins is a must! We arrived just as the weather took a turn for the worst and opted not to on the sea side of the building. We were in the part of the restaurant which had a slightly distant view of the kitchen. It was interesting to watch the chefs at work, Even more interesting was the...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such detailed feedback. So lovely to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your lunch with us in Origins. Next time try the Upside down Elgin appl& sage tart for 2, it's one of my favorites! We look forward to welcoming you back many more times! Kind...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only spent one night. Stayed in luxury suite. Accommodation excellent, unfortunately the view was over the car park to the sea. Breakfast was very good and the hotel deserves 5 star rating from what we experienced for one night.

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

Dear Mr & Mrs Jooste, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, even though only for one night. All of our rooms are unique in positioning , layout and decor. Should you return to the Marine please contact me directly and we will allocate you...

Highlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've stayed in some lovely hotels (not reviewed many of them - we're a bit random!) but this one stands out: great attention to detail, staff efficient and helpful, beautifully appointed rooms, traditional decor with good light and comfort that lifts the spirit and provides a great sense of peace. Can't really put my finger on it but it has...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay here at the Marine Hotel. We do indeed have a great & delightful team of both front and back of house staff. We hope you travel to Hermanus again soon and be sure to let us know. Warmest regards, Melissa Burns Assistant...

Guildford
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment you arrive at the hotel's entrance you are treated to a luxury hotel experience. The cliff-top location overlooking a wide bay (where whales can be seen at some times of year) and harbour was stunning. The surroundings are plush, lovely gardens and terraces, fabulous spa; the staff are discreetly attentive, the food is delicious, service is excellent...

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

Dear Guest, Thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us at the Marine and that you enjoyed the beautiful views, the service offered and the meals that you had with us. We really are blessed with a perfect location with breathtaking views. We hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you you back some day....

north yorkshire
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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

Dear Guest, Wonderful to receive such high praise, thank you so much! Glad you loved all aspects of your stay with us. We hope that you will return some day and hopefully stay for longer. Kind Regards, Annemie and the Marine Team

Hamptons. NY
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via 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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TheMarineteam, General Manager at The Marine Hermanus, responded to this review

Dear Guest, So lovely to welcome you back! Thank you for the wonderful feedback, glad we could make your Valentine's Day so special. I are currently working on updating plug points & light switches in all our rooms, so I understand that it could be slightly frustrating. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind Regards, Annemie and the...

Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 11 February 2017

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 7 February 2017 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 5 February 2017 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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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...

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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
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
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  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • 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 - £406 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Marine Hermanus 5*
Number of rooms: 40
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Also Known As:
The Marine Hermanus Hotel Hermanus
The Marine Hotel Hermanus
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Hermanus
#2 Romantic Hotel in Hermanus
#3 Luxury Hotel in Hermanus
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“We asked for sea view which was on the first floor. Probably better than ground floor in my opinion”
 of 5 bubbles disaffron6, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Always try for a sea view room on the 1st floor.”
 of 5 bubbles BsurreyUK, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“View to the sea is a must.”
 of 5 bubbles sanchothegolfer, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one with a balcony overlooking Walkers Bay”
 of 5 bubbles Rosselli2016, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had a room with a private terrace overlooking the pool. It was lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles 433shirleyw, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
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