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The Marine Hermanus

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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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
Business Centre with Internet Access
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
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Harbour View
Great View
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming here every year for 15 years or so staying for 10-14 days -what brings us back quite simply the staff from porters to restaurant and bar to general manager -it's like going home and great progress made in dining with re...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank dwent111
Response from TheMarineteam, General Manager at The Marine HermanusResponded 2 days ago

Dear dwent111 Thank you for this wonderful review !! We are so looking forward to welcoming you back, for another memorable stay with us, early next Year. Warmest regards Jo

Reviewed 1 week ago

As a couple from Cape Town, we know Hermanus and The Marine well. We have never wanted to stay there as we felt it could probably be an over rated experience. My goodness but we were wrong. From the moment we checked in we were...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank steviej1983
Response from TheMarineteam, General Manager at The Marine HermanusResponded 6 days ago

Dear steviej1983, Thank you for this lovely review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, despite the initial room allocation. Looking forward to welcoming you back very soon ! Warmest regards Jo

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have just spent a fantastic weekend at this gracious, superbly located hotel in the heart of Hermanus, the world’s best land based whale watching location. We woke to a mother and her baby whale frolicking in the bay and spent hours...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank S3761OXcraigb
Response from TheMarineteam, General Manager at The Marine HermanusResponded 6 days ago

Dear S3761OXcraigb, Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We appreciate your constructive feedback and I am sorry to hear you did not have a peaceful night during your stay. I would like to reassure you that both these matters are being...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is situated at the top of great cliff walks in either direction. The views are spectacular and if you are lucky you can spot whales and dolphins in the bay. The hotel itself has friendly and helpful staff , excellent food and wine...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank nrgmilne
Response from TheMarineteam, General Manager at The Marine HermanusResponded 1 week ago

Dear nrgmilne, Thank you for this lovely review. It is very good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us especially the Ostrich Burger and our position in Hermanus. Hope to see you again in the not to distant future. Best regards Jo

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 5 nights, the hotel is fab in every way. Brilliant location, you can see the whales from the hotel and the cliff path outside. 2 minutes walk to the lively town centre with various bars, restaurants and shops. Our room was superb number:230...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank ChrisandVeronica
Response from TheMarineteam, General Manager at The Marine HermanusResponded 1 week ago

Dear ChrisandVeronica, Thank you for this wonderful review. I am delighted to hear you so enjoyed every aspect of your stay, especially our great location and setting on Walker Bay. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the not to distant future. Warmest regards Jo

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Response from corky_c | Reviewed this property |
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Response from BlomSKI | Reviewed this property |
The Marine Hermanus can do anything/everything - what it would cost is a different question!! Have a great trip and enjoy...
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"Rooms 226/227/230 have balconies overlooking the bay"
3 weeks ago
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"get one facing the water."
5 Nov 2018
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"Ask for one overlooking the sea."
3 Nov 2018
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"Rooms facing the sea are the best and one can then sometimes see the whales."
13 Oct 2018
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US$162 - US$762 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictOverstrandHermanus
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