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Southern Sun The Marine

Cnr of 5th Marine Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001 South Africa
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#8 of 13 hotels in Summerstrand
Southern Sun The Marine - Among the superior beachfront hotels in Port Elizabeth, the hotel is unparalleled. Overlooking the sun-drenched sands of Pollock Beach, with sweeping views of Algoa Bay, this hotel, in the heart of the Friendly City, is renowned for its quality facilities, personal service and luxurious atmosphere. From the moment you enter the hotel, you know you are in an exceptional establishment. The large reception area is elegantly decorated, offering the first taste of a stay that promises an unforgettable experience in comfort and style. Ideal for holidaymakers, families and executives alike, Southern Sun The Marine offers accommodation in a range of comfortable en-suite rooms that boast spectacular sea views. Delicious meals can be enjoyed in the hotel restaurant and there are excellent conference facilities which can cater for 10 - 90 delegates. A secluded roof top splash pool for hot summer days overlooking the ocean, ideal for adults and kids to enjoy. Our hotel is situated within walking distance of safe, sandy beaches, various swimming pools, a casino and entertainment complex, not to mention the Museum and Snake Park, and various sporting facilities, including golf.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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ErnRam wrote a review Mar 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa130 contributions79 helpful votes
We were most pleasantly surprised with the unobtrusive and attentive service we received throughout our stay. The spacious suite on the third floor was spotlessly clean, nice linens, the recessed lounge area was ideal, and the modern bathroom totally functional. The breakfast was more than adequate and the wine gift was an added surprise. The location is ideal and ample accessible onsite parking. Thank you Cassandra and your team for making our stay a memorable one!
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Date of stay: March 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Suite 333 if available
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Dr Happy wrote a review Jan 2021
Denver, Colorado92 contributions118 helpful votes
Easy 45 minute drive to Addo elephant national park entrance with good drives to see plenty of elephants. Hotel is across road from sea and has walking area and restaurants. Supermarket is few minutes drive.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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ChrisJS51 wrote a review Apr 2020
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom503 contributions165 helpful votes
This was described to us as the equal second best hotel in PE. We were there for the Test Match SA v. England, and only a few of our party were able to get into the best hotel because both teams, all their support staff, families, umpires, officials and the rest had just about filled it up! I got lucky with a room on two floors, kitchenette and sitting area below with bed and bathroom upstairs; two TVs. The hotel was full and some others in our party had terrible rooms and were moved several times. The hotel overall? It's OK no more. Good view if you are on the seafront; rooms lack character; reception staff do their jobs but that's about it (no extra effort). Don't go out after dark.
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Date of stay: January 2020
2 Helpful votes
hilaryhoskingtssa wrote a review Feb 2020
Deeping St James, United Kingdom32 contributions6 helpful votes
If this is the second best hotel in Port Elizabeth I dread to think what the others were like. There were so many problems not only for us but other members of our group. Lack of air conditioning, taps falling apart, lack of staff. Nice location overlooking the Indian Ocean with walking possible (in daylight) along the prom.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: make sure everything works
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Response from CassandraGayapursat, General Manager at Southern Sun The Marine
Responded 28 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for providing us with your valuable feedback. It is rather saddening to read that your stay did not live up to the expectations of a Protea Hotel. My team and I certainly strive to offer the best Guest service but must admit that at times, we do get it wrong. Your valuable feedback assists us in ensuring that we are granted the opportunity to correct these mistakes. Your concerns have reached our highest attention and have been addressed and actioned so as to ensure this never recurs. Thank you once again for helping us to achieve service excellence.
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Cynthia L wrote a review Feb 2020
Clarens, South Africa202 contributions20 helpful votes
Arrived in rain from Bloemfontein. Reception staff was very friendly and efficient. Suite we had was very spacious and had a nice balcony with a sea view. Fitted with a small kitchenette with coffee and tea facilities . Small fridge. Loved the comfy bed and pillows. Bathroom neat and clean with well cared for towels. Really enjoyed our stay. #Prokardmakesholidayshappen
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
US$75 - US$173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Southern Sun The Marine
Which popular attractions are close to Southern Sun The Marine?
Nearby attractions include The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World (0.8 km), Nu Metro Boardwalk (0.7 km), and Schoenmakerskop Beach (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Southern Sun The Marine?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Southern Sun The Marine?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Southern Sun The Marine?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Southern Sun The Marine?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Southern Sun The Marine?
Conveniently located restaurants include De Kelder, Ginger The Restaurant, and Charlies Pizza & Pasta Summerstrand.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Southern Sun The Marine?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Southern Sun The Marine located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Summerstrand.
Are any cleaning services offered at Southern Sun The Marine?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Southern Sun The Marine offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Southern Sun The Marine?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.