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“Amazing experience in Hermanus – you must stay here!”

From the moment we were personally greeted my Michel (the GM), everything about this stay is first class. We stayed for 2 weeks in an amazing room, much bigger than we expected and perfectly luxurious. Breakfast with champagne overlooking the Bay, wonderful evening meal and returning for Sunday Lunch. All staff go out of their way to ensure your stay is memorable and nothing is too much trouble- all led by Michel and his wonderful team. Perfectly located to all the bars and restaurants- this really is the place to stay in Hermanus- we will return

Frankie S
Stayed January 2024

“Just brilliant”

This is truly one of the nicest hotels anywhere. The staff are extremely professional and everything about the place oozes quality. The rooms were fabulous and the food is also just great. It is a place to visit and we will certainly return when we are in the area. Views of the ocean are fabulous and we even saw whales at this time of the year. Just brilliant.

David M, Chester
Stayed January 2024

“A hotel that really knows its guests”

Cannot thank The Marine Hotel staff for their professionalism and kindness when we arrived last minute due to a family illness. We were treated like royalty and given the space we needed to deal with events, but knew we just had to ask for help and it would arrive. From the incredible Neville in reservations to all the staff you were fantastic. We will be back again very soon and cannot wait to see you!

The hotel is quiet, luxurious, immaculately clean and the breakfast is delectable! The views are priceless and the bedrooms so comfortable

Stayed January 2024

“Amazing Hotel in an amazing location with great views”

We stayed for 3 nights in two of the hotels sea facing rooms. Sitting on the balcony looking over at the whales swimming by was an amazing thing. The standard of the rooms was amazing. The location and views really set the hotel apart from the rest but the customer service and friendliness of the staff was also top notch. Easily the best hotel we stayed in during our stays in SA.

leedunn77, Lichfield
Stayed January 2024

“Scenic, service consistency and superb location”

I am truly pleased to be visiting the Marine for a second time.Thank you to the management team and staff that make an effort to under the customers needs. Whilst the hotel is an old building it is maintained well. The Christmas Lunch was superb. Something that is a definite when visiting.

A special thanks to Leonie,Neville,Michele,Cecile,Zanele ans Winona for their pleasant demeanour always.

Saras M, Johannesburg, South Africa
Stayed December 2023

“Exceptional hotel!”

Exceptional stay. The staff were kind, accommodating and the service was great! The manager was always there to help and it had a true personal feel to it. The amenities were spotless and in working order. Excellent stay! I would highly recommend that you stay at this hotel if you are to visit Hermanus.

Stayed December 2023

“Great views, great service and all round enjoyable stay”

Staying at the Marine was a wonderful and enjoyable experience. The staff are super attentive and professional making sure we felt completely at home. They went out of their way to get more soft drinks for our youngest for the room. The place is tastefully furnished and spotless. The children enjoyed the pool and our elder two loved the spanking new gym. The sea facing rooms are beautiful, spacious and have a balcony where one can relax and drink in the spectacular view. The food is delicious and they have a great wine list. This is the second time we have stayed here and love it just a little more. We will certainly be coming back 🪷🪷🪷

Nina E, Nairobi, Kenya
Stayed December 2023

“Exceptional staff and views”

This was our fourth hotel stay during a trip around the Cape area and prior to arriving at the Marine we had been lucky enough to stay in some of the areas most beautiful 5 star off grid hotels. Although the Marine is not similarly off grid the hotel and its staff are exceptional offering the same five star experience we had received during our other stays.
The rooms are comfortable and although the interiors are quaint there is something quite endearing about the hotel.
Breakfast was delicious and we got to enjoy it whilst outside taking in the simply stunning views this hotel has to offer.

The staff and in particular the hotel manager go out of their way to make your experience enjoyable and are genuinely passionate about you enjoying your time with them.
Without a doubt we would recommended the hotel for an exceptional experience and welcoming stay.

Stayed December 2023

“Fabulous Seaside Hotel”

Surprisingly we had never stayed at The Marine Hotel before. As members of the Small Luxury Hotels programme we were given a wonderful welcome by General Manager Michel Bouic and his team and their hospitality was fantastic through our four night stay with nothing too much trouble.
Our room(212) was a large sea facing suite with touches of luxury throughout and a large bathroom with walk in shower and a AVictorian bath. Such a room would be great in the whale watching season.
The swimming pool area has recently been paved avoiding wet muddy grass and there is a brand new gym.

Breakfast was excellent and we dined one night in the Pavilion restaurant which offered excellent food (the cheese soufflé) was fantastic and a very good wine list.
We will definitely be returning next time for longer.

mfranks911, Edgware, United Kingdom
Stayed December 2023

Charming town : beautiful hotel”

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!

Amanda B, Phoenix, AZ
Stayed November 2023

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