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Best hotel in Hermanus for location, great staff & service - Internally decorated for the more mature guest (50+?)
For the amount you pay compared to other amazing 5 star establishments we stayed in during our trip this year - this was disappointing if we could give 3.5 stars for a 'good' I would but it does not warrant a 4 stars review of 'very good'. They don't have interconnecting rooms or rooms that sleep 4 for families and so we had to book two separate rooms for us plus a 12 / 9 year old. Furthermore our rooms faced the car park.... after enquiring on paying for an upgrade and being shown what you could get for a premium room and another £150 per night per room for a sea view on first floor they were such poor sea views we decided to give up and stay where we were... in our opinion the rooms are not as modern or high spec as shown in the brochures the bathrooms are very 1990s and the staff admitted that not even the penthouse suite comes with the telescope used publicity shots to illustrate the land based whale watching!? That aside we had incredibly comfortable beds and the staff were very friendly. Food in the restaurant for dinner and afternoon tea was satisfactory and breakfast despite being slow service was a good buffet with option to order from a la carte menu too. The lady who runs the gift shop and acts as concierge was incredibly friendly and helpful in booking a second days whale watching for us!
Spectacular Hotel Setting
We loved everything about this hotel. We had a room overlooking the water; the room was large and beautifully decorated. Very comfortable bed with a duvet and lots of fluffy pillows. We had breakfast at the hotel restaurant (Avocado Smash, Eggs Benedict, French Toast), and were never disappointed. One afternoon we had high tea sitting on the terrace. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Of course the best part was the view and access to the walking path all along the sea. You can walk for ages, and at various points access the water. This is very far from home, but we hope to come back one day!
Beautiful location and lovely hotel!
We spent 2 nights there to do some whale watching last month. The hotel is lovely - our room faced the water and had a small balcony where one can sit out, enjoy the sun and look out for whales. It is very comfortable and really like the old feeling but all the modern comforts as well. The décor is mostly in white and pale blues and makes it feel bright, clean and "beachy". The beds are so comfortable! The location is great - all one has to do is walk out to see whales and enjoy the breadth-taking view of the bay. It takes 2 minutes to walk to the center of the town and enjoy some good seafood and a great meal. There are plenty of restaurants to visit (we enjoyed The Pear Tree, Burgundy and the Ocean Basket). There are also a few (small) interesting museums to walk to and learn more about the history of the place. Don't miss them. I enjoyed our stay at this hotel and would recommend it.
Best place to stay in Hermanus
We had a great stay at The Marine, such a lovely hotel and the staff are wonderful. The cliff side walk is on their doorstep and you can see the whales from the hotel too. Food also great from breakfast to lunch in the lounge and dinner in The Origins restaurant. Our waitress Antoinette was attentive and enthusiastic. The lady Maitre D’ was also really welcoming. We each enjoyed spa treatments during our stay. Would definitely stay again should we return to Hermanus. It seems to be unrivalled in terms of quality accommodation and location in Hermanus. Definitely recommend.
An historical hotel with massive rooms, plush furniture and finishes. It has pressed ceilings, wooden floors and walls thick walls to stop a tank which enhances its historical presence. There is a lovely private pool within the grounds and the hotel is located on the coastline with amazing views and continuous crashing waves.
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