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#35 of 165 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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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Water sport equipment rentals
Highchairs available
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Saltwater pool
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Wine / champagne
Aerobics offsite
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Patio
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Amanda B wrote a review Nov 2023
Phoenix, Arizona153 contributions106 helpful votes
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Great location on the whale path in Hermanus! Our room looked out over the ocean and we had a superb sitting area with lovely beverage station and nibbles to enjoy while watching for whales. The rooms are luxuriously appointed with luxe linens, super comfy beds, heated towel racks and lovely Africology amenities. The property is lovely too. Because we had come directly from staying at another Liz McGrath hotel, The Cellars Hohenhort, where we met Johann, the facilities manager, he called ahead and we were greeted like old friends by Patrick and Michel. Once again, such a hospitable welcome, with the signature Liz iced tea. We were directed to the gift boutique where the lovely Beverly assisted us in booking a whale watching cruise the next morning, complete with taxi pick up. It was extremely busy and Bev worked her magic getting us a 9am cruise rather than late afternoon when the seas get much rougher. Bev suggested to attend the Friday night gallery walk in Hermanus--all walking distance from the hotel. What a charming town and the art walk was wonderful! We could sense the feeling of community and met some lovely locals who were friendly and inviting! We returned to the Marine for dinner, which was lovely! We saw plenty of Southern Right Whales on the cruise the next morning and returned for a nice lunch in the Marine lounge. We so enjoyed walking along the path each day and reading outside in the beautiful early summer weather. Breakfast was lovely outside, hoping for more whales. I did end up shopping in the Marine Boutique with Beverly, who was absolutely wonderful in every way. Another exceptional experience!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is easy and free. Bags are whisked away to your room! We had a beautiful view room!
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear bluewar Thank-you so very much for your wonderful feedback received. It was an absolute pleasure looking after you and ensuring that all of your needs were met. I am very proud of my team and your warm and friendly feedback will most definitely be shared with everyone. We look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future where you will once again, be welcomed like old friends. Warm regards Michel Bouic General Manager
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Ivor A wrote a review Nov 2023
Hagley, United Kingdom73 contributions53 helpful votes
Had a fantastic stay at The Marine and would have been a 5 star review except for their accounting at checkout. The position is amazingly, right next to the costal path with Whales easily spotted from the patio area. It is well with worth paying the extra for an ocean facing room. We had room 100 which would be very good for disabled or wheelchair users. Rooms are beautiful and tastefully decorated, staff are helpful and friendly, food is very good and the bar staff in the lounge are excellent. Making super cocktails. We travelled with our friend who is 81 and they even had a wheelchair on hand to save her walking to and from the local shops and restaurants that are around 500 metres away. I would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay there again. Just double check your bill on checkout as we nearly ending up paying the remaining balance on one room twice, nearly a £1000 overcharge. It was only luck that this was spotted before leaving and it did take nearly 40 minutes and much confusion on their part to sort out. However it was finally dealt with and to the hotel’s credit they refunded all the additional extras in the account as a gesture of goodwill. Without that stress at checkout it would have been a 5 star review and a perfect stay.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Go for an ocean facing room, if possible with outside area. Well worth the extra.
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Response from Michel Bouic, General Manager at The Marine
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear blackcountryroamer. Thank-you for your feedback received. I am delighted that you had a wonderful stay and that you would return to us for another memorable visit. I am sorry to hear about the unnecessary confusion and frustration you experienced on departure. I have taken this up with my team and have put in the necessary procedures to ensure that this does not happen again. I look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Warm regards Michel Bouic, General Manager
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Simon N wrote a review Oct 2023
London, United Kingdom122 contributions64 helpful votes
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Amazing and luxury stay at The Marine for our honeymoon. We were even upgraded to a suite which was a super treat! Within the room, the bottle of champagne along with a personalised card was a really nice touch and made us feel very welcome. The room itself was incredible, it was like a small flat! One of the main reasons for our visit to Hermanus was for the whales, and the views from our room did not disappoint. We were able to enjoy watching whales from the comfort of our room. The staff were super friendly and always on hand to help. What was nice was Michel, the hotel manager making the extra effort at breakfast to come round and introduce himself and knowing our names and that we were on our honeymoon. This definitely shows the extra care and attention that the hotel provides to it's guests. We would love to return one day!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Michel Bouic, General Manager at The Marine
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear sn5 Thank-you for your wonderful feedback and for staying with us. My team and I are delighted that you had such a memorable stay with us. We love to spoil all of our guests and go over and above the call of duty to ensure that everyone feels welcome and at home from the moment you arrive. The Whales did not disappoint, and I am very happy that you were able to enjoy these majestic creatures from the comfort of your bedroom. We look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future, perhaps when you celebrate an Anniversary. Warm regards, Michel Bouic, General Manager
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chickenjan wrote a review Oct 2023
Chester, United Kingdom30 contributions50 helpful votes
We arrived at this beautiful hotel only to find the recent storms had damaged water mains, and the whole town had no running water. We elected to stay and can only compliment the staff on running the hotel in such exceptional and difficult circumstances. The rooms and public areas are beautifully decorated. The views across the bay make it an ideal whale watching location.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 12 Oct 2023
Dear chickenjan Thank-you very much for your feedback received. It was indeed a very difficult time for the entire town of Hermanus as well as the Hotel. I am very proud of how my team handled the unforeseen water crisis throughout the duration of your stay. I am delighted that despite all of this, you were still able have a memorable and enjoyable stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Warm regards, Michel Bouic, General Manager
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Nicola wrote a review Oct 2023
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The Marine Hotel is the best wedding venue by far. Excellent service from the staff. Excellent accomodation and the food was superb. They made our dream wedding come to life. Thank you to each and every one who was part of our special day. We came as guests and left feeling like family.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Superb whale watching spot.
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Response from Michel Bouic, General Manager at The Marine
Responded 09 Oct 2023
Dear Trip48924033025 Thank-you for your wonderful feedback. It was our absolute pleasure to host you for your very special wedding day. I am delighted that you have recognized the staff and the service that they provide. We look forward to your return visit with us in the very near future. Warm regards Michel Bouic, General Manager
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Lisa C wrote a review Sept 2023
Cabanas, Portugal28 contributions15 helpful votes
We arrived in South Africa just as a storm hit the Western Cape. It was one of the worst storms to hit the area for many years. Fortunately for us, we were staying in this amazing, comfortable and luxurious hotel. From the minute we arrived we were welcomed by the most helpful and friendly staff, from the porter to the reception staff to the General Manager. The hotel was 5 star in every way. The rooms had everything that could be thought of and the beds were so comfortable. The extra touches like the welcome bottle of wine and the celebratory bottle of champagne for our anniversary, as well as the hot water bottles in the bed, were over and above most other hotels. Due to the storm everything was chaos with many guests unable to leave for their onward travels. The GM (Michel) went over and above to reorganise bookings, facilitating extra night stays as well as providing details of alternative routes of travel. He definitely provided calm and reassurance to all anxious guests. Overall, a very superior service!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Michel Bouic, General Manager at The Marine
Responded 29 Sept 2023
Dear V4963DXlisac Thank-you so very much for your feedback, it is truly appreciated by myself and my team. I am thrilled that you had an amazing stay with us. I am very fortunate to have an amazing team by my side that always puts our guests needs first. I am just happy that we were able to assist our guests in their time of need. It was a pleasure looking after you and spoiling you for your Wedding Anniversary, I am very passionate about service excellence and going above and beyond the call of duty to please my guests. My team and I look forward to your return visit with us in the very near future. Warm regards, Michel Bouic, General Manager
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PenS79 wrote a review Sept 2023
Kreuzlingen, Switzerland21 contributions8 helpful votes
It has been a year since we stayed at the marine in Hermanus, yet is still makes us happy thinking of it. Our stay was perfect, thank you so much. The staff was absolutely lovely on all levels, so kind to our children, the Rooms where stunning and impeccably clean, the view extraordinary. Breakfast was delicious, and made even more special when had outside. And the dinner at the restaurant was delicious and beautifully prepared. We will definitely return and are looking forward to it already.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Michel Bouic, General Manager at The Marine
Responded 29 Sept 2023
Dear PenS79 Thank-you for visiting us again this year. You are most welcome. I am thrilled that you and your family had another memorable stay with us. Friendly staff, cleanliness, the food we serve and the matching service is very important to us and I am delighted that you found it all to be perfect. We value your support and are looking forward to your return visit. Warm regards, Michel Bouic, General Manager
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Gennaro wrote a review Sept 2023
Sorrento Coast, Italy7 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here on our trip to SA. Hermanus is a gem and this hotel is situated on the ocean. You can smell the sea breeze and walk along the promenade to dinner. Lovely place and we will surely visit again. Our room was spacious with an enclosed separate bathroom. Recommended!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 29 Sept 2023
Dear Road03370767345 Thank-you very much for staying with us at the iconic Marine Hotel in the majestic town of Hermanus. I am delighted that you had a memorable stay with us and enjoyed the beautiful sea view of the Walker Bay coastal line. We very much look forward to your return visit in the near future. Warm regards, Michel Bouic, General Manager
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DeliaandMick wrote a review Sept 2023
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom552 contributions231 helpful votes
This is. great location with superb views of whales in the sea Breakfast was good and the welcome warm However when the wind blows the noise from the external windows rattling and corridors howling is not conducive to a good nights sleep
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Response from Michel Bouic, General Manager at The Marine
Responded 24 Sept 2023
Good day DeliaandMick Thank-you very much for your feedback. I am very happy that you enjoyed the superb views of the Souther Right Whales in the Bay, our breakfast offering and the warm welcome you received from the staff. My apologies for the rattling window and howling noise in the corridors, we are in the process of finding solutions to this. It is very important to us that our guests experience a good nights sleep. Warm regards Michel Bouic, General Manager
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ke0ghp wrote a review Sept 2023
Canberra, Australia35 contributions9 helpful votes
Just a beautiful elegant hotel. Loved the total experience. Loved the location and the restaurant was world class. Right on the beautiful cliff path and close to all the shops, galleries and eateries. This hotel is teh total package
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Michel Bouic, General Manager at The Marine
Responded 11 Sept 2023
Good day ke0ghp Thank-you so very much for your feedback. We are delighted that you loved the experience here with us at The Marine Hotel, Hermanus. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm regards Michel Bouic, General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$293 - US$458 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Cafè 1904 Restaurant, Char'd Grill & Wine Bar, and Moggs Country Cookhouse.
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.