The Marine

Hermanus, Garden Route

The hotel

A boutique Relais & Chateaux hotel with a unique location, exuding quality, with plush rooms, discreet service and a stunning location. Fresh fish from the area grace the menu at the hip "Seafood at the Marine" Restaurant. The glamorous Pavilion Restaurant has spectacular ocean views (particularly exciting when the whales visit), its wine cellar is on display as the central feature. Treat yourself to a vintage from one of the Cape wineries, assisted in your choice by the knowledgeable sommeliers.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Perched on top of the cliffs at Hermanus. Transfer time from Cape Town Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

40 rooms and suites. All rooms have air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi, TV, fully stocked mini-bar*, safe, bathrobes and hairdryer. Comfortable Double Rooms offer courtyard or mountain views and sleep maximum 2 adults. Some rooms have balconies.

Luxury Double Rooms with Sea View have an outdoor seating area and sleep maximum 2 adults.

Premier Suites have sea views with a separate lounge area, private balcony, en-suite bathroom and sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

2 restaurants: The Pavilion (serves breakfast), and Origins. The Sun Lounge and cocktail bar. Saltwater pool. Tidal pool for safe sea swimming. Carchele Beauty Spa*. The Collection Boutique. Room service*. Complimentary WiFi.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (604)
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  • Poor (24)
  • Terrible (12)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating OVERATED “WINTER SPECIALS”

Aug 14, 2019 stuartc688 Hermanus, South Africa

After two recent visits to the hotel restaurant, one for the breakfast special and the other for the curry special, I cannot compare the hotel’s well deserved 5 star rating to that of the restaurant. Both experiences were unspectacular, ordinary and by no means of the standard one would expect from this quality of establishment. There is… Read more
After two recent visits to the hotel restaurant, one for the breakfast special and the other for the curry special, I cannot compare the hotel’s well deserved 5 star rating to that of the restaurant. Both experiences were unspectacular, ordinary and by no means of the standard one would expect from this quality of establishment. There is unfortunately a tendency in some restaurants to try and capitalize on the term “special” to attract patrons. This one backfired for me as the food was mediocre, bordering on bland. The hot breakfast portions were reminiscent of a 2nd class train breakfast and devoid of taste. The only saving grace on both occasions was the service. Competent and professionally sociable, it did help somewhat to temper the disappointment. Read less
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Aug 11, 2019 STANLEY S

Wonderful position. Very comfortable rooms. Friendly staff. I would return for sure. We only had breakfast in the hotel, and it was very good. We could walk to the main restaurant area and very close to the beach. The hotel also has a pool
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Property! Fantastic Stay

Aug 3, 2019 prekshap28

I came across this hotel on Tripadvisor. I will not lie that I booked this looking only on the basis of photos and reviews and so had my few share of doubts. But all my doubts went away as soon I entered the property. It’s a fantastic property with beautiful location. My parent’s room was the one with sea view. I will highly recommend everyone to… Read more
I came across this hotel on Tripadvisor. I will not lie that I booked this looking only on the basis of photos and reviews and so had my few share of doubts. But all my doubts went away as soon I entered the property. It’s a fantastic property with beautiful location. My parent’s room was the one with sea view. I will highly recommend everyone to go for it. The staff was so helpful and friendly. It’s definitely a plus point to stay in a hotel with friendly staff. Everything was so closeby, popular restaurants, shopping places. Only thing that disappointed us that we had a one day stay with them. Wish we could’ve stayed longer. Thank you everyone at The Marine to make our tour memorable Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating My Special Place

Jul 31, 2019 Hildegard S Cape Town Central, South Africa

We spent 2 wonderful days at this beautiful hotel. It is a place I will go back to again and again. "Special" is the best way to describe this establishment. The rooms are all very different to each other which makes them so unique. The staff are professional but still very warm. The interior of the hotel is classy with special touches. The… Read more
We spent 2 wonderful days at this beautiful hotel. It is a place I will go back to again and again. "Special" is the best way to describe this establishment. The rooms are all very different to each other which makes them so unique. The staff are professional but still very warm. The interior of the hotel is classy with special touches. The location...what can I say...is perfect. The views spectacular. The food amazing. The cocktails the best! Thank you to Sebastian and his fantastic team. We will be back. Read less
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Jul 30, 2019 elouisemyer Cape Town, South Africa

I would like to say thank you to the Marine Hotel for making my moms birthday weekend extra special! They also wanted want to add an extra THANK YOU to Melissa and Lenard who made their stay exta special! You all were amazing!