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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at One Marine Drive as part of our honeymoon. It was exactly what we were looking for. Our visit started when Natasha met us as we pulled into our parking spot. She told us to leave all of our bags in the car, to come inside and relax a little bit, and to have a glass of wine. From there, she made dinner reservations for us and gave us great recommendations for what to do while we were in town before bringing our bags inside, showing us around, and helping us settle into our beautiful room. The hotel is just steps from Cliff Walk path and the views from each room are spectacular. Breakfast was delicious and we also enjoyed a delicious piece of homemade cake one night after dinner. I can't think of a better location in Hermanus and can't imagine a better staff. They even gave us a bottle of champagne to celebrate our honeymoon. What a wonderful experience!

  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank cerronilaura
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Antony T, Owner at One Marine Drive Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello - We are delighted your honeymoon was made extra special with us at One Marine Drive and that it was "exactly what we were looking for" from the location, your room with gorgeous views, quick access to the coastal cliff path, restaurant recommendations, breakfast and service. We look forward to welcoming you back.
Natasha & The 1MD Team

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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Very secure inside parking. Friendly welcome. Room with stunning views of the sea and the whales. Perfectly clean and very comfortable. Breakfast excellent.. all round delightfull experience. We will be back. Thank you !

Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
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Antony T, Owner at One Marine Drive Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks - so pleased you enjoyed the your "room with stunning views, comfort, breakfast, secure parking" and everything we do to make guests stay as best as possible. Look forward to welcoming you back.
The 1MD Team

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Reviewed 14 September 2018

We had 4 nights here in September to view the whales and had a whale of a time. We arrived late in the evening and were checked in by the night concierge Saki an exceptionally pleasant young man who treated us to a welcome (and generous) glass of wine.

We had the garden view room on our first night then transferred to a sea view room (Ashley) for our subsequent nights. The rooms are nicely furnished and decorated albeit a little smaller than we would have liked. Nonetheless Ashley has a nice balcony with a great view of the bay where binoculars are not needed to whale watch (but are preferable) where we had many sightings.

There is an honesty bar outside the room which is reasonably priced and the house wines therein (other drinks are provided) are of good quality.

Breakfast was very good with a nice, if basic, selection of hot and cold food - we didn't want for more than was provided. Service was excellent.

After our whale watching trip with Southern Right Charters (highly recommended) during which we were soaked, it was a pleasure to return to the warmth of the wood burning stove in the lounge.

On the desk for 3 of our 4 days was Natasha who was superb - she booked our whale watching trip and made restaurant recommendations and bookings. The Char'd Grill was really good if you're a carnivore and since our last visit to the town in 2011 the quality of restaurants has improved greatly.

We had a very late flight from Cape Town on the day we checked out and were very grateful, as the hotel was full, to be granted use of the 'pod' for the whole day. The pod is a small room with bunk beds, a loo, a shower and a TV. This allowed us to go out for the day, come back, shower and change for the trip home - all free of charge.

Our 3rd trip to Hermanus and easily the best place we've stayed.

Superb.

Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
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Antony T, Owner at One Marine Drive Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jules - So lovely to hear you had a "whale of a time" with us at 1MD, enjoying the whales during the peak period of the whale season. This year has certainly been one of the best with whales making a great performance, and as you say the viewing from your room with private balcony and the coastal cliff path was magnificent. We pride ourselves on our service and so pleased you loved every moment. This makes the whole Team extremely motivated and happy. It was our absolute pleasure for you to make use of the POD room on your day of departure. We look forward to your 4th visit to Hermanus.
Natasha & Team

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Reviewed 13 September 2018

From the moment we walked into this boutique hotel, I knew I was going to love our stay. We stayed in the Isabella Room which has a lovely view of the sea. The room was tastefully decorated, very comfortable, and my only regret is that I didn't stay more nights.
Nicole greeted us and was so hospitable and helpful, she made us feel at home. If planning to stay at Hermanus, do not hesitate to book a room at One Marine Drive. Also secure free parking is available on the premises.

Room Tip: Loved the Isabella room - great views and tastefully decorated.
  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Barbara1236
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Antony T, Owner at One Marine Drive Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Barbara - delighted you loved your stay with us at One Marine Drive. As you say, one night was far too short and great to hear your next stay will be longer to enjoy more of Hermanus.
Our best to you, Nicole & The 1MD Team

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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Rarely one find perfection in a small hotel especially if recently opened; One Marine Drive delivers a perfect stay for its guests at a reasonable price.

The hotel has 10 incredibly pleasant and elegantly furnished rooms where every attention to detail is taken care for - some features like the coffee tea bar etc located at each floor instead than in the rooms are a masterpiece of geniality and convenience !

Breakfast is excellent staff great

Unobstructed views over the ocean and the wales and 10 m from the jogging path on the cliffs ....

What else can one ask for ....

Do not look elsewhere this is a must choice.

Stayed: September 2018, travelled solo
2  Thank Luca P
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Antony T, Owner at One Marine Drive Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Luca - we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us at One Marine Drive in Hermanus and that you found "perfection" here at a reasonable price. We are truly blessed with the magnificent views, allowing guests to enjoy the whales and all marine life from the rooms with private balconies as well as viewing points all along the coastal jogging / cliff path which is accessible directly in front of the hotel.
We had fun designing the hotel, including the coffee/tea/drink stations on each level. We looking forward to welcoming you back soon.
All our best, The 1MD Team

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