Highlights of The Marine Hotel:
- Superb clifftop setting overlooking the famous Walker Bay
- Whale-watching right from the hotel between July and November
- Choice of immaculately decorated bedrooms and suites, some with glorious sea views
- Enjoy fine dining at The Pavillion or the funky modern seafood restaurant
- Take a dip in the invigorating private tidal pool or the hotel’s swimming pool
The Marine Hotel has been an icon in Hermanus for as long as anyone can remember, with a stunning clifftop setting overlooking the beautiful Walker Bay. A path leads down to the crashing waves and the hotel’s private tidal pool, whilst it’s an easy two minute walk to Hermanus market square.
Though a luxurious five star hotel, The Marine Hotel has relaxed contemporary décor, with much use of light and bright colours in the 40 bedrooms and suites. All bedrooms have private bathrooms, television, telephone, safe and underfloor heating. Views are either to the sea, the courtyard or the mountains. Guests staying in a sea view room may even see some of the Southern Right Whales from the comfort of their room in season (July to October).
Dining at The Marine
A sophisticated cocktail bar and a lounge offers wonderful sea views. The Marine Hotel has two restaurants; Seafood at The Marine Hotel is a vibrant contemporary restaurant with the emphasis on the freshness of the fish from Walker Bay, great style and friendly service. The open kitchen provides diners with a close-up view of the frenetic activity. The Pavilion is relaxed, but with an understated elegance. The décor is fresh and sophisticated, and the view of the sea is exceptional. It focuses on haute cuisine with hints of the Mediterranean and the East. Seafood Express is a seafood deli offering light meals throughout the day.
Other facilities include a heated courtyard pool, the Carchele Spa (offering a range of treatments including vichy showers, hydrotherapy treatment and steam room); the Internet lounge and the Sun lounge with nothing between you and the South Pole, other than 3,000 miles of ocean.
Hermanus offers some of the best land-based whale watching in the world and you may not even have to get out of bed to view these amazing creatures (from July to October). In the hotel’s private tidal pool you can swim as close as 100m away from the whales. Alternatively enjoy the easy coastal path which snakes through pristine fynbos for several kilometres offering great sea views. The Marine Hotel is a member of Relais & Chateaux.
Double Room - Price per person from: R 1 600These gorgeous Rooms offer the same exceptional décor and uncompromising style found throughout The Marine. A selection offer their own private balconies.In addition to the views the Rooms all feature an en-suite bathroom and under floor heating.
Luxury Double with Sea View - Price per person from: R 2 400These Sea View Rooms boast panoramic vistas of the breathtaking bay; ensuring that you are able to get that much needed closer look, when the impressive pods of whales and dolphins swim by.Each Room features a sitting area and an en-suite bathroom.
Suite - Price per person from: R 2 800Each Suite, is individually and tastefully decorated in the style you've come to expect from The Collection by Liz McGrath. All the décor draws its inspiration from the beautiful ocean surroundings.Four of the five Suites offer wonderful sea views.
Premier suite - Price per person from: R 3 450Premier Suites boast varied views of the ocean. Two offer balconies, five are spread out over split-levels, two feature a cosy working fireplace and the largest enjoys a Georgian style bay window that amplifies the sublime surrounding Walker Bay seascape