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138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse
Ranked #3 of 87 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
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“Beautiful home...wonderful service”
Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

3 Canadian couples stayed at 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse in Hermanus for a week in February 2014. It was a beautiful place, right on the ocean, very quiet and safe. The rooms were well appointed and the beds very comfortable. It was very hot when we were there, so it did get a bit uncomfortable for sleeping since there is no AC, but the breezes off the ocean when we sat in the open upstairs sitting room were so relaxing. But the main claim to fame for this property is it owners and staff. They went out of there way to make sure we had our day organized, restaurants booked, tuk-tuk (taxi) ordered etc. And the breakfasts...what can I say. They were amazing. We would all definitely recommend this wonderful home if you are looking for a place to stay in the Hermanus area. You won't regret it!

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

It took some effort to convince my wife to return to Hermanus. We spent wonderful holidays here with our children 25 years ago. Unfortunately recent visits suggested such massive expansion of Hermanus had taken place that much of the quiet getaway to the sea seemed impossible. Then I found this super high quality guest house. What a treat. It is in a nice quiet street right opposite the sea with great waves crashing down on the rocks creating spray and the peaceful sound of nature rather than the noise of entertainment. The guest house has been beautifully designed and elegantly furnished to make the most of the position. A last minute booking meant we could only get the one room without a sea view. But no matter, the upstairs lounge with spectacular views of Sandbaai was a great place to relax having tea during the day and sipping cherry or port in the evenings (free). And arriving first at breakfast meant we always had the best view. It surprised us that the other guests came in late and left after breakfast and did not seem to enjoy the home comforts this guest house offers. Service was very friendly and attentive to detail. This is one of my favorites in the Western Cape and we will be back!

Room Tip: You get what you pay for. The West facing room is hotter.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

The place itself is lovely, overlooking the sea. Our room didn't have a sea view, but there are 2 lounges and a balcony from which to enjoy the sunsets, so it was not a major issue. Belinda was a wonderful hostess, so helpful in every way, she booked restaurants, taxis and my shark dive, and helped us with all of our travel arrangements.

First morning we skipped breakfast, as we were going shark diving (Definitely something worth doing!), but the second morning they had something special for us. This was our honeymoon, and Belinda had set the table overlooking the sea, with champagne and flower petals, it really was a lovely touch.

You are a little way from the town, but the taxi service is good, and not expensive.

Room Tip: Try and get a sea view room if available, as the views are stunning
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Everything was lovely...........attention to detail I think was the key.Our hostess,Belinda,on arrival and also Rosemary the next morning could not have been more helpful.One example,
Belinda had reserved tables at two restaurants,one at 6.30 and one at 7.30(as it was busy in town and she did not wish us to miss out).We took the later at B's steak house, I would also recommend this,go hungry!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

The decor, service, location and breakfast were just superb. Belinda was a fantastic hostess, recommending a great restaurant in Hermanus and arranged a great taxi service for us. Our room - Oyster Room - was beautiful, with three picture windows and a balcony overlooking the beautiful rugged shore. A slipper bath was perfectly positioned to enjoy the view from the bathroom. The decor is paired back beach- chic throughout, very casually elegant with some lovely design features. The owner made a point of meeting us when he was helping with breakfast. I had high expectations but this little gem exceeded them all!

Room Tip: Oyster suite was beautiful
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

What an absolute gem. The guesthouse is so beautifully decorated and Belinda is a wonderful host. Breakfast was fantastic with the best muesli I have ever tasted! I can't speak highly enough of our stay and would highly recommend.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Oyster room. Fabulous views, with 3 windows and a balcony.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

We can highly recommend this guesthouse. Belinda was so hospitable and thoughtful. She even made breakfast for our friends who arrived very early on a Sunday morning to see us. The breakfast was delicious and our room was lovely and bright with great views of the ocean.

Room Tip: We had a room with a wonderful ocean view.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Property: 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse
Address: 138 Kus Road | Sand Bay, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 87 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse, is a National WINNER of SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM AWARDS (2010; 2011; 2013). Enjoy magnificent views of the whales and stunning African sunsets over the ocean from the comfort of your bedroom or the lounges. The six luxurious designer suites are individually fitted with all modern comforts, meeting international standards. This is the perfect romantic getaway, close to two popular golf courses, and at the gateway of the Hermanus Wine Route. ... more   less 
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