The Marine




  • 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 Pavilion 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; Origins at The Marine is a relaxed social dining experience in the comfortable surrounds of a modern, kitchen focused restaurant with a soulful menu highlighting 'everyday' favourites . 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.

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.

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Double Room

Each of these comfortable guest rooms comes with an en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning and under-floor heating, as well as a king size bed – which in some rooms can also be converted into a twin bed.

In addition, several of the Double Rooms open out onto private balconies.

Rooms range in size between 22-44m2. Maximum two people per room.


Luxury Double with Sea View

The panoramic views over Walker Bay have inspired the décor of each of the rooms, with blue featuring as a dominant colour. A comfortable seating area makes for the perfect vantage point for spotting the gentle giants below while enjoying a glass of wine. In addition, several of the rooms feature a balcony with breathtaking views of the ocean.

King size beds, spacious en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning and under-floor heating throughout ensure the ultimate comfort.

These rooms range in size between 28-88m2. Maximum two people per room.


Premier Suite

Two of our Premier Suites also feature private balconies with views over Walker Bay.
Each Premier Suite encompasses a separate lounge with flat-screen TV, Satellite TV channels and DVD Player.

A beautifully decorated bedroom with en-suite bathroom is made all the more comfortable with air-conditioning and under-floor heating throughout.
In addition, two of the Premier Suites include a fireplace – the ultimate home accessory during chilly winter nights.

The Premier Suites range in size from 46-87m2. Maximum two people per room.


Fantastic views and good food

"Very nice indeed, lovely staff, very helpful. Really lovely room overlooking the sea. And a really good in house restaurant with reasonably priced good food and wine."


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Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Good For

Adventure, Beach, Birding, Cycling, Fishing, Flora, Golf, Gourmet, Hiking, History & Culture, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Shopping, Sports, Watersports, Wildlife, Wine