The Marine

Marine Drive, Overstrand 7200 South Africa
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#5 of 13 hotels in Hermanus
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The Marine, a member of The Liz McGrath Collection, is one of South Africa's most spectacular seaside hotels. Located on Hermanus’ famous cliff path, overlooking the breathtaking Walker Bay, the Small Luxury Hotels of the World property offers visitors the unique opportunity to experience the finest land-based whale watching in the world from June to November each year. Guests are even able to view these majestic creatures from the comfort of their own sea-view bedroom. The Overberg region is also a must for adventure sport seekers, offering a host of activities – including hiking, mountain biking and marine sports. Back at the hotel, guests can indulge in exceptional culinary delights, breakfast, lunch and dinner at the 1920’s-style Pavilion restaurant, as well as High Tea and sundowners in the Sun Lounge & Bar. The 40 elegantly appointed rooms and suites include 10 Luxury Doubles with Sea View and 10 Premier Suites – both categories are perfectly positioned for watching pods of dolphins and whales as they swim in the bay below. Guests may take a refreshing dip in The Marine’s pool, located in the hotel’s tranquil courtyard, or in the Tidal Pool, which can be accessed from the cliff path.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Water sport equipment rentals
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Aerobics offsite
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Patio
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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Stephanus K wrote a review Nov 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa31 contributions12 helpful votes
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From our arrival at the gate and front desk check in, right up to checkout there was not one hitch. This establishment is run like a well oiled machine in tip top condition. Heidi welcomed us with a heated face towel and chilled rooibos drink, greeting us by our names (gate security called through our arrival to reception).

The room consists of a bedroom, separated by french doors which lead into a generous lounge area consisting of a couch, coffee table, entrance table, minibar unit and TV. From there you enter a well appointed and comfortable bathroom. Our room (number 203) had sea and mountain views. From the lounge there was a door that lead onto a private balcony. The beds were super comfortable and the linen crisp and clean. USB ports and power points are conveniently located next to the night side tables. Carpets are plush and spotless. Heavy curtains with sunblock made for a cosy bedroom at night, keeping out the early sunlight.

The hotel is located in a prime position right on the beautiful and rugged coastline of Hermanus. The cliff path is easily accessible and makes for wonderful walks with incredible vistas.

Breakfast is a la carte due to current Covid restrictions with good variety and delicious options. Both mornings I had the smashed avo and eggs, with a portion of salmon.

I have never encountered such friendly staff, from the gate security, check in staff, restaurant waiters, and the senior management who made a point of introducing themselves to us, making sure that everything is in order.

I went for a quick swim about at about 18:00 in the heated swimming pool. I was the only guest there. The lounger cushions were already removed for the day. When I got out of the pool one of the staff already put back a lounger cushion and extra towels, without me asking for them. That’s what I call service and attention to detail.

Special mention to Front Office manager Heidi, who welcomed us and answered endless questions, and who was kind enough to show us their top suites. She also made very good recommendations on where to eat, and managed to get us a reservation at Creation Wine Estate. No request was any trouble to her at all. Throughout our stay she made sure we were well taken care off.

Also thanks to Taahir and Michelle for making us feel welcome, and researching the history of the local airfield, which we found printed out, inside an envelope and left in our room after coming back from the morning walk.

The Marine is an outstanding establishment, and we looking forward to stay again at this stately and gracias hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nafeesa V wrote a review Oct 2020
146 contributions77 helpful votes
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We were treated with such great care at the Marine Hotel this weekend. We welcomed in such a beautiful way with welcome drinks and moist towels. Great attention to detail is taken in the room from a personalized hand written welcome note from the GM to a personalized welcome letter and treats for the kids. The hotel is situated right on the beach and we could whale watch without leaving our room. We walked to the shops and a really interesting market nearby. The hotel has good security and the whole of Hermanus is safe. There is direct access to the beach from the hotel. The food was incredible and the spa is amazing. I love this hotel and we will definitely be back many times over.
The manger Tahier went out of his way to make our stay wonderful. The owner of the spa Serene is so professional and amazing.
This hotel is makes you forget that we living through a pandemic as they sanitize everything and make everything so beautiful and pleasant.
THANK YOU!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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BandH77 wrote a review Feb 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom61 contributions22 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our recent 5 night stay here. The room was very nicely furnished and a good size. The hotel amenities were very well maintained and as well as enjoying time by the pool we also enjoyed some pleasant cliff top walks and a visit out to the Saturday market near the cricket club. We couldn’t really sample much food as the Marine breakfasts were so good! Service all round was friendly and efficient and the hotel was managed superbly by Melissa Burns who took a lot of time to mingle with the guests, assessing how well the hotel was looking after guests. Well done the Marine Hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from MelissaBurns851218, Manager at The Marine
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Dear BandH77, We really do appreciate your review of your 5 night stay at the Marine Hotel. It is wonderful to read you made the most of what Hermanus has to offer during your time here. We are delighted that you so enjoyed our breakfast offerings. We look forward to hopefully welcome you back in the near future. Warm regards,
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Hellokitty1020 wrote a review Jan 2021
53 contributions66 helpful votes
We spent three nights at The Marine in mid December 2020. Rooms are spacious and clean and has a high attention to detail and an elegant touch albeit ever so slightly dated. The service from staff at all touch points more than makes up for any small shortcomings. Staff that stood out as service champions were Leonard the porter, the security guards and the lovely ladies and gents at reception and at mealtimes. Our stay included an excellent breakfast and nothing seemed to be too much to ask at this beautiful family friendly hotel. Excellent location within walking distance to the main Hermanus attractions and lots to do for kids with special surprise welcome gifts waiting for the little ones on arrival and a well crafted kids menu at every meal.
Room service offered a good but limited menu but slow delivery time with a 45 minute wait for a toasted sandwich. Cannot fault anything else and we cannot wait to return! Exquisite views for days and we spent many a morning and evening happily watching the dassies on the front lawn from the patio.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Warren C wrote a review May 2021
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Myself and my wife came to stay for a one night stay and what an incredible experience, we were welcomed with warm friendly faces, professional and genuine, The hotel is elegant, in a stunning location with beautiful views. The Suite is wow wow wow! Extra touches in the room that stands out & unique. We had dinner in the Origin & the service was excellent and the dishes very tasty with high quality.
All the staff treated us like Vip Guests and the concierge even washed our car on the day of departure, I was super impressed with this!

We recommend this Hotel to anyone to come and stay, you will not be disappointed!
a Big Thank you to Melissa and the dedicated Team who looked after us.
We will be back.

W Calitz
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: the Luxury Double Seaview, Premier Suites - front seaview facing
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saroundtheworld2014 wrote a review Feb 2022
Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland68 contributions56 helpful votes
We stayed for one night at this beautiful hotel and we love it. The design is cozy and the staff is friendly. Especially the Spa Team is great and you really should book a massage during your stay. Only the service at the bar should be improved, we have been sitting there for 20 minutes without being served. And for this room price, the water for breakfast should be for free not extra charged as the coffees, juices and sparkling wine is for free too.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cilliers V wrote a review Mar 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is very clean, comfortable, well positioned and the friendly staff are always visible and helpful. They even washed my car before we checked out.
Management do care here about their customers and your experience with them. Nice touch is the complimentary minibar. We will be definitely be back soon!
The only negative, is the shop bought bread served at their breakfast. No hotel or restaurant should ever use bread from the commercial suppliers.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from MelissaBurns851218, Manager at The Marine
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Dear cilliersv2017, Thank you for your review of your recent stay, we do appreciate your feedback. It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed the cleanliness and comfort of the Hotel as well as out friendly team. We are delighted that you will return to the Marine on your next visit to Hermanus. Our breads served on the buffet are baked by our Pastry Team on a daily basis, apologies that it did not meet your expectations. We look forward in welcoming you back to the Marine Hotel. Warm regards,
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David G wrote a review Mar 2020
Strathaven, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
Stunning location & well positioned within Hermanus, this traditional hotel provides the ideal place to stay for a few days R&R away from the hustle & bustle of Cape Town. Room with sea view & balcony a must. Great service in the bar - well worth a visit! Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 10 Mar 2020
Dear David G, Thanks so much for your review of your time at the Marine Hotel. It is wonderful that you enjoyed our location as well as the R&R. We look forward in welcoming you back to the Marine Hotel in the near future. Warm regards,
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BK1958 wrote a review Nov 2022
Solihull, United Kingdom60 contributions80 helpful votes
Elegant looking period hotel in perfect cliff top location. Access to car park managed very well with staff on hand to direct and assist with luggage.
Quickly checked in and taken to our standard double room which was delightful. Breakfast was superb but there again most are in South Africa and dinner didn't disappoint, service all the time was exemplary and super friendly.
Stayed 2 nights and enjoyed a lovely cliff top walk which was well used and felt perfectly safe, Hermanus itself is a lovely town with plenty of places to eat.
The only down side is that we didn't spot any wales but we were perhaps a little late in the season, that said we thought Hermanus was great and a perfect stop from Cape Town towards the garden route.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Joanne Scott, Other at The Marine
Responded 29 Nov 2022
Thank you so much for the wonderful comments after your stay with us. It is always a pleasure to receive such positive feedback about both staff, the Hotel and Hermanus in general. I will be sure to share your experience with my team. We hope to welcome you back to The Marine in the future. Warm regards, Joanne Assistant General Manager
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tcut wrote a review Nov 2021
Paris, France428 contributions187 helpful votes
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My husband and I spent three blissful nights at The Marine Hermanus. What a fabulous hotel and staff! Our original room was lovely, but when our safe didn't work, Patrick volunteered an upgrade to a spacious suite. That's the kind of customer service that sets a hotel apart. The rooms are well-equipped, the bedding divine. We could watch whales from our balcony at any time of the day. We dined twice in the restaurant and found the food to be excellent and the atmosphere and views are great. The common rooms and bar sport gorgeous views as well. Decor is tasteful and elegant. Staff at every level were welcoming and attentive. (Our car was washed multiple time throughout our stay, even multiple times per day when it rained!) Security was excellent as was access to Hermanus' famous cliff walk. It's an easy stroll to the center of charming Hermanus and its many restaurants, so close yet at the end of the main bayfront road so perfectly quiet. Out of the 15 nights we spent in the Western Cape, The Marine made our stay in Hermanus our favorite. We highly recommend it and hope to return.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: water views are ideal; suites are heavenly
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lsalvage2020 wrote a tip 24 Feb
London, United Kingdom20 contributions2 helpful votes
"Hotel has its own parking, so no fighting for space with shoppers. Retail is good with boutique shops, market “tat” & some big names."
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Tim R wrote a tip 11 Feb
Tucson, Arizona23 contributions8 helpful votes
"Any room or suite facing the water and 2nd floor"
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Saras Moodley wrote a tip Dec 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa129 contributions88 helpful votes
"Know business hours during festive period"
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Nina Eshun wrote a tip Dec 2023
Nairobi, Kenya25 contributions16 helpful votes
"Choose a sea facing room"
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Nicknack wrote a tip Dec 2023
8 contributions2 helpful votes
"Quite busy on Sundays as they have a special brunch. Very accommodating, so don’t be afraid to ask for something"
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PRICE RANGE
R 5,310 - R 7,704 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the marine hermanus hotel hermanus, the marine hotel hermanus
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictOverstrandHermanus
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Marine
Which popular attractions are close to The Marine?
Nearby attractions include Hermanus Cliff Path (3.5 km), Fernkloof Nature Reserve (1.4 km), and Grotto Beach (2.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Marine?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Marine?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Marine?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Marine?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Marine?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Gallery Cafe & Deli, Char'd Grill & Wine Bar, and Cafè 1904 Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Marine?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Marine have airport transportation?
Yes, The Marine offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Marine?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Marine offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.