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138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

My wife and I spent a couple of great days at 138 Marine!
The decor is beautiful and the rooms are very comfortable.
Food is also great! Breakfast includes cold and hot options.

The real highlight of this place is hospitality. Berlinda and Jenna make sure you are well looked after! If you want to relax and enjoy good food, don't think twice.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Jonas J
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

We had such a wonderful stay at 138 Marine thanks to the warm hospitality, incredible ocean views (the sunsets were spectacular!) and delicious breakfasts.

The owners were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay, recommending and booking some great local restaurants for us. (Try the 'bookshop' restaurant!)

I also really liked the beachy chic decor - think pale blues, stripes and shells - as well as how clean and modern everything felt. The guesthouse had such a calm, relaxing vibe. It was a pleasure sitting with a book, sipping on a complimentary coffee, in the communal 'living room' with it's book lined shelves, floor to ceiling windows and sea-facing balcony.

We'll definitely return during whale season for a front row seat!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Zee_and_Elizabeth
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

We stayed over in this guesthouse for 3 nights. The view is absolutely breath taking, with the waves breaking just across the road. The hosts are very friendly and helpful and their service exceptional. The room was comfortable and spotless clean. An incredible good hot breakfast was served. This guesthouse was really very good value for money. We will surely be back!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank aero2272
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

We chose this guesthouse based on the Tripadvisor reports and booked in with our family. On being shown to our room upstairs we were told that it was a golden rule that children were not allowed upstairs. We were unhappy with this arrangement as it meant that we could not enjoy the upstairs lounge or front deck with our son’s family and young granddaughter as they had to remain downstairs. I discussed this with Belinda and told her we were traveling as a family and as such we wanted to be together. She said that she would check with the owners if we could use the upstairs lounge, she said she did not see this as a problem but we should retreat if any other guests came in. In the end this overshadowed our entire stay and we checked out early the next day. I don’t believe it is fair to give people with children a lesser experience than other guests and feel this establishment should make a decision whether it is accepting children or not and adjust their offering accordingly.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Cathy K
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JandL6, Owner at 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2014

We do want to apologise sincerely (as we did in person during the stay of these guests) that we could not meet their expectations. The Seastar Room (the only room downstairs) which we allocate to parents with children, is a superior room with uninterrupted sea views, and often preferred by honeymooners because of its stylish features. The Seastar guests also have the use of the downstairs lounge with its 180 degree sea views, as well as the spacious terrace.

However, it is important to note that it is out of consideration for our other guests (often parents who long for an “escape” from their own children!) that we request guests not to leave young children unsupervised in the lounge on the first floor.

Since we have great sympathy for families travelling with children, we are starting with the construction of a dedicated family room on 7 May. This room will be very spacious, with ‘sideways’ views on the ocean and mountains through two huge windows. The guests will also have a private patio, as well as direct access to the downstairs lounge.

We will continue to offer our young guests (and their parents) special attention during their stay with us, by providing a designer cot or high chair when necessary, as well as toys to keep the little ones busy. We really try to go the extra mile to make all our guests feel welcome at all times, and trust this will even be more so in future!

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We spent two nights at 138 Marine in Hermanus on the beach following our wedding.., and loved the whole experience. We appreciated all the little details, warm hospitality, privacy, amazing breakfasts and stunning views. Thank you to the whole team for making this a special and memorable stay.

Hardus & Mandi Fourie
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank 402Mandi
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