The Hotel has a great location and a wonderful seafood restaurant with delicious food and very accomodating staff. You can truly see whales from the window in your hotel room provided you are there in the season. However, unfortunately the hotel probably needs some renovation. The room which we have first been offered was not really in good shape. There was a bad smell and it made an overall impression of being slightly run down. Thanks to a very friendly and service-oriented member of staff we got an upgrade to a nice room. Staff in the hotel is generally very helpful and friendly. Apart from one waitress at breakfast who really made us feel extremely uncomfortable when we came to breakfast 10 minutes b e f o r e breakast finishes.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Marine Hermanus Hotel Hermanus
- The Marine Hotel Hermanus