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“A true spoil!”
The Marine was everything I hoped it would be and more! I have had this hotel on my bucket list for a few years. After a difficult start to the year, my husband and I finally had the opportunity to visit and stay for a few nights. What a treat! The hotel is a grand old dame that has lost none of her olde worlde charm with all the mod cons you can think of. Our room was magnificent with a spectacular view over Walker Bay. We were treated to whales breaching on some mornings, which we could watch from the comfort our bed. Breakfasts were scrumptious with a view to match and dinners at Origins were sinfully delicious! The staff were extremely friendly and obliging, no request was too much or too difficult. We had a whale of a time and will definitely return to this beautiful piece of paradise. Thank you to the managers and staff who made our stay so amazing! Room Tip: Best views of Walker Bay were higher up from the top floor.
Stayed August 2017, travelled as a couple
Stayed for 2 nights after staying at sister hotel in Plettenburg Bay. Beautiful hotel right on the cliffs. 5 minute walk to restaurants and bars and great cliff path walk right outside the hotel. Lovely swimming pool area in a central courtyard - very quiet and a sun trap. Great bar/lounge area looking out to sea. Restaurant very good serving tapas type small plates. Breakfast great - large choice and good service. We had a sea view room with huge bathroom. The room was very nice but some issues with privacy as the window next to the bed overlooks the coast path. Would visit again. Room Tip: sea view rooms every time!
Leatons, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Stayed April 2017, travelled as a couple
“Perfect location, awesome experience!!”
Beautiful setting on top of the hills in Hermanus overlooking the sea, a charming town in which to spend time and relax with great vineyards nearby. Rooms are spacious and well-appointed, majority are sea facing. The little touches were great, amenities were fabulous and staff are amazing.
BertusVV, Johannesburg, South Africa
Stayed March 2017, travelled as a couple
“Can I please live here ?”
We were in South Africa for two weeks and stayed in some very nice hotels but this was the best by a significant margin. We arrived early, around noon, intending only to park before walking along the Hermanus cliff walk but the staff got our room ready early - which was a nice touch. The location is amazing and you can step onto the cliff path from the hotel garden. The views from the hotel and garden are gorgeous and the level of service was top notch. Our "suite" of rooms (number 107) was very big and included a dressing area between bedroom and ensuite. Looking at the floor plan ours was one of the smaller rooms on the ground floor - do the others have snooker tables or something ? We had sea "glimpses" from our quiet and beautifully decorated room. We sampled the bar - good service and decent prices and the view really was excellent. Overall the hotel is in great order and retains its early 20th century sense of opulence and style. Breakfast was good and cooked to order, though the pork sausage could maybe be a little tastier but I'm really splitting hairs. The fire alarm went off a couple of times in the middle of the night but it stopped quickly enough for us not to have to evacuate the room - as long as that's exceptional then it's nothing that other travellers have to worry about. The final bonus was a complimentary mini-bar. We took a couple of cans of coke on our cliff walk. We really want to come back and would live there is we could afford it... Room Tip: First floor (second floor for Americans) may have better views.
The_Don_UK, Chepstow, United Kingdom
Stayed April 2017, travelled as a couple
“Warm South African hospitality & world class experience”
My wife & I checked into the spa for the day & decided to spend the night . Firstly we were pampered at the spa leaving after several hours of being spoiled with heavenly pleasures .We checked into our room & I informed Heidi that I am a vegan & she said not to worry The room was luxurious & had all the comfort one can ask for . We went for a long walk along the cliff path & enjoyed breathtaking views of Walker bay . Time for dinner when I was seated by Sam I got handed my own menu .Yes Vegan menu this bowled me over .Accommodating a clients needs is one thing but this service on an entirely different level . I was so impressed & when the food arrived I was even more impressed delicious , original ,creative & perfectly prepared. Thank you Sam & Heidi you are both shining stars & you do your hotel proud!! The Marine's number One on my treat list. Room Tip: Don't miss the breakfast YUMMY !!!
Shane S, Hermanus, South Africa
Stayed May 2017, travelled as a couple