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The Marine
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The Marine

Reviews of The Marine

Wildlife sightings and reviews

6 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited The Marine and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

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Ms M
Isleworth

"The Marine, Hermanus"

2 nights Arrived 25 Oct 2019
"A lovely positioned hotel right on the cliff top. Our superior room was on the ground floor with access to a private patio overlooking the ocean in two directions.

Unfortunate the weather was cool so we only sat there one sunny morning for about one hour. We did see whales - they have had a bad season - so we were happy. The town of Hermanus seems to close for the off season and the restaurants were not up to the standard at Franschoek being mainly grill type with very similar menus. I think if you had a car or were prepared to walk away from the cliff side road you might do better.

When we left we could not pay by card as they were having problems with their wifi - it had been fine everywhere else. So we had to pay in cash as our driver was waiting. However when I checked the bill when we arrived at Plettenberg there was a 200R additional charge. I queried this as the hotels are in the same group and they said it was for an additional key which we never had. They agreed with us as we had not asked for one at Plettenberg. It should be being refunded. Don't have my credit card statement yet but this left a slight concern. Not a lots of money but the principle is clear.

Also whilst they very pleasant the receptionists were the least efficient and knowledgeable. We had come to expect really high standards of customer service from SA staff." See all these reviews: 17n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs J
Godalming

"What a lovely place to finish our honeymoon"

1 night Arrived 13 Apr 2016
"A lovely hotel and a beautiful room with amazing sea views. The hotel manager took us on a tour of the hotel and made us feel very welcome.

The hotel was very well positioned and we felt very spoilt. The fish restaurant and breakfast was amazing, we just wish we had stayed for two nights rather than one.

I also had a pedicure that was lovely and my nails three weeks later still look great." See all these reviews: 11n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs M
Malaysia

"Lovely hotel at the seafront"

2 nights Arrived 4 Sep 2015
"We arrived early & the staff were very helpful & attentive. They did everything to get us a room as soon as possible.

Great location close to all the restaurants & shops." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia; 5n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs G
Orpington

"The Marine review"

2 nights Arrived 4 Nov 2013
"Great views of whales from our bedroom window. The Seafood restaurant was very good." See all these reviews: 12n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mrs S R
London

"Ideal hotel for whale watching"

2 nights Arrived 29 Sep 2011
"We were given a lovely room overlooking the bay.

Everything was of the standard expected of such a hotel.

We ate in both restaurants and had very good food." See all these reviews: 11n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs R
Chertsey

"Very luxurious and peaceful"

2 nights Arrived 27 May 2009
"Staff were very friendly and attentive.

The bottle of bubbly in our room was a very welcome gesture. Food and service were of the highest standard.

This hotel is beautifully located overlooking Walker Bay, where Southern Right Whales can be seen for much of the year." See all these reviews: 5n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
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