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Marine Drive, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 21/05/28 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/05/28 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 11 in Hermanus
Travellers' Choice
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, overseen by Head Chef Tronette Dippenaar: from breakfast at the 1920’s-style Pavilion restaurant, to lunch and dinner at Origins at The Marine, 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)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Water sport equipment rentals
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Aerobics offsite
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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kleintjie Spence wrote a review Apr 2022
Hermanus, South Africa51 contributions15 helpful votes
We went to the Marine on 26th April 2022 for a high tea. The photo on their website and what we have experienced totally two different stories. The tea wasn't even warm, the savory platter (yes, no tier) ONE WORD... NOT worthy to be mentioned. The R245 pp was definitely not even close to value for money.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Response from Ariana van der Merwe, Other at The Marine
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Kleintjievandyk, Thank you for taking the time to communicate the disappointing experience you had at the Marine Hotel. Following my response to your email I received last week, I am delighted that you will return to the Marine for another High Tea experience. Warm regards, Melissa Burns General Manager
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karenpw wrote a review Apr 2022
St. Albans, United Kingdom26 contributions38 helpful votes
We booked this hotel at the last minute as we did not like the location of the one Trailfinders had booked for us as part of a four-centre tour of the Western Cape. The general manager, Melissa, was on duty when we checked in and gave us a wonderfully warm welcome. When our room was ready, we found that she'd upgraded us and left champagne, fresh flowers plus a handwritten card to celebrate our Silver Wedding. We were thrilled. We had a wonderful room with a huge bathroom and sea view - it was perfection. Breakfast was amazing - fabulous array of cereals, fruits and pastries, and freshly cooked choices too. The service was exemplary. We weren't in Hermanus for whale season, unfortunately, so there wasn't much to do in the resort apart from breathtaking walks along the cliffs, but the Marine made the two-night stay here more than worth it.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Ariana van der Merwe, Other at The Marine
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear karenpw, Thank you for your wonderful review of your stay at the Marine Hotel. I am happy that we could assist you with accommodation to celebrate your special anniversary. We look forward to welcome you back hopefully during the Whale Season. Warm regards, Melissa Burns General Manager
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mark121 wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom936 contributions525 helpful votes
There are some great things about this hotel, although I suspect that Hermanus is not really my ideal holiday location; all a bit too quiet. This is definitely an old-school hotel that has been tarted up. Our room was in excellent decorative order. It was also huge, well-furnished and had an excellent range of amenities. The bar area was also well thought-out, tastefully furnished, comfortable and came with a very pleasant and capable barman. The dining room on the other hand is awful; a large, soulless expanse that I suspect someone thought was quite trendy. The breakfast was excellent, with a good range of fresh things on the buffet and hot breakfasts cooked to order. The only exception was the coffee, which was rather weak and bitter. The serving staff were delightful. But I, for one, don't want to listen to cover versions of 1980s hits at breakfast - beyond awful. Is there anything wrong with silence? However, there were no wretched chits to sign at the end of breakfast, which is a good thing. We had dinner in the hotel one night. It's nothing special and not somewhere to which I would return. There was little love in the cookery. Our large bathroom was full of everything you'd need and I appreciated the soap ledge at chest height in the shower. However, it's the wrong design for the little tubes of shampoo etc., which just fall down the back of it. The multi-plug thing that was supposed to be able to fit our European plugs didn't work but reception soon found us an adaptor to use for the duration of our stay. And I have to say that the reception staff were fabulously efficient, helpful and kind. Housekeeping, portering and the supervision of the car park were also excellent.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Ariana van der Merwe, Other at The Marine
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear mark121, I appreciate your feedback of your time spent with us. It is wonderful to read that you appreciated your room and our Sun Lounge area. I am disappointed to read of your feelings regarding our dining room and I have taken note of your comments of areas that we can improve on. Warm regards, Melissa Burns General Manager
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marty99 wrote a review Apr 2022
Bray on Thames, United Kingdom172 contributions152 helpful votes
Stayed 2 nights and really enjoyed it- small glitch with reservation but quickly resolved on arrival. Bar great as was breakfast - didnt eat here in evenings as big choice in town, but seemed popular. Not modern but well maintained and classy place in a lovely little town- well located on the coastal path and 5 mins to bars and restaurants.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Sleep Quality
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Response from Ariana van der Merwe, Other at The Marine
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear marty99, Thank you for your review, it is wonderful to see that you enjoyed the Marine as well as Hermanus. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm regards, Melissa Burns General Manager
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Elizabeth wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution
We were in Hermanus for a wedding and spoilt ourselves with a two-night stay at the Marine. The situation, the view, the room and the food (eggs benedict highly recommended) were all top-class, but the most special of all were the staff, each and every one of whom made us feel warmly welcomed. A very much enjoyed treat for both the Capetonian and the visitor from London!
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Date of stay: March 2022
Response from Ariana van der Merwe, Other at The Marine
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Bokbaai, Thank you for your review. We are delighted you had a comfortable and pleasant honeymoon stay in our hotel. I am fortunate to have such an amazing team working with me. It will be a pleasure to have you with us again in the future. Warm regards, Melissa Burns General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Marine
Which popular attractions are close to The Marine?
Nearby attractions include Lembu Gallery & Studio (0.4 km), The Book Collector (0.3 km), and Village Square (0.2 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, Pear Tree, and Char'd Grill & Wine Bar.
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.