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Reviewed 4 November 2020 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: November 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank StephanK441
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Reviewed 2 November 2020

Beautiful hotel. Management is very involved to make sure every stay is special. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The conferencing was well organised and set out and we didn't have to ask for anything. Food was very good. Every detail from arrival to departure was perfect.

Date of stay: October 2020
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Thank MissZainabS
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Reviewed 24 October 2020

We had a lovely winter package weekend at the beautiful Marine Hotel, the first time we have stayed there despite numerous visits to Hermanus. The room was great, comfortable, with nice sea views, great linens, and nice personal touches from the hotel wishing me a happy bday. The restaurant (Origins) was excellent, except for the very loud room (due to Covid, they were serving dinner in the larger breakfast room), and the slightly iffy and confused service we had that night. We loved the room, the food, the spa, and the many jogs/walks along the seafront to look for whales and enjoy the flowers, rock dassies and scenery. Staff were all very friendly and helpful, breakfasts on the patio overlooking the sea a real highlight. Happily we were able to do a whale cruise (part of the package) on a later date, due to the weather/cancelation during our visit. Would love to stay here again!

Room tip: Try to get sea view room. Not many have balconies
Date of stay: September 2020
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2  Thank Jennifer L
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Reviewed 18 October 2020

Spent a long Weekend at the hotel. I can be accused of being fussy, but I have to say the standard at The Marine is first class. Food, staff and amenities just everything was great. Best place to stay in Hermanus.

Date of stay: October 2020
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Thank susan c
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Reviewed 11 October 2020 via mobile

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!

Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank NafeesaV1
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