About The Marine Hermanus
Perched on top of the cliffs at Hermanus, The Marine has one of the southern hemisphere's most spectacular seascapes. The Marine has 42 individually decorated bedrooms and suites, each with its own private facilities. Commanding views extend across Walker Bay or over the beautiful internal courtyard, finely manicured gardens and the Overberg Mountains.
Stroll along the cliff-hugging path to the golf club and view the miles of white sandy beach beyond. The sparkling, heated courtyard pool might beckon, perfect for catching some African sun or sip a glass of local wine in 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 at The Marine you don't even have to get out of bed to experience these amazing creatures.
This category of suites consists of eight magnificently and individually decorated suites that have varied views of the sea. The biggest of these suites features a large Georgian style bay window, and is on two levels, which includes a spacious seating area downstairs with picture windows overlooking Walker Bay. Two of these suites have balconies, whilst five occupy a split-level and two have a working fireplace. All the bathrooms have separate showers and five have twin vanity basins.
Four of these luxurious suites have wonderful sea views, the other being a spacious side sea view suite, with balcony. Each suite has been traditionally, yet stylishly and individually decorated and has a large lounge. Two of the suites are set on a split-level, one has a balcony and one has a four poster bed. The bathrooms each have a separate shower and three have twin vanity basins.
Luxury Double Rooms
Six of these rooms have sea views whilst one opens onto a mountain facing balcony / patio which overlooks the pool and the other having a side sea view on the west wing. Three of the sea-facing rooms have balconies and one is wheelchair friendly. All the bathrooms have separate showers and the rooms are magnificently and uniquely decorated in superb fabrics from floral to heavy silks.
Standard Double Rooms
These standard twin and double-bedded rooms offer the same exceptional style in decor as is found in the décor of the suites and luxury double rooms. None of these rooms offer a sea view, although a number offer a partial sea view and eight offer separate showers in the bathrooms. Fourteen of the rooms include a balcony, these varying in size.
Both single rooms have double beds and are stylishly decorated. One has a view of the courtyard and both have a shower over bath.
The Pavilion Restaurant
The Pavilion at The Marine is relaxed and informal, but with an understated elegance. The view of the sea is exceptional and adds another dimension to the dining experience. During the months of June to December diners can view the whales from their table. It serves an array of the highest quality dishes with hints of contemporary South African cuisine that highlight the creative talents of a superb culinary team. The magnificent wall and ceiling lamps in this elegant restaurant are the originals which once graced the Bathing Pavilion at Muizenberg.
The Seafood Restaurant
The Seafood Restaurant at The Marine Hotel is a bright restaurant in the modern idiom. The style is informal and busy, with the emphasis on the freshness of the fish from Walker Bay, great style and friendly service. The open kitchen, with its young talented chefs, provides diners with a close-up view of the frenetic activity.
The Seafood is modern yet has a relaxed feel to it. The new floating glass wall panel with a wave design and beautiful lighting is a feature of The Seafood. The restaurant is warm, sophisticated, personalized and inviting. Subtle warm lighting, bold graphic pots, black and white photography, floating bulkhead, wave designed glass screen, glass sculpture all add up to a visual feast to pre-empt the culinary feast.
The Sun Lounge
On entering the hotel, guests can enjoy enticing views of the sea and the warm inviting lounge. The vast expanse of Walker Bay is drawn into the reception area, bringing light and amplifying the space. A sophisticated cocktail bar and a lounge is available for both hotel residents and local visitors to relax and enjoy the view.
The wine cellar at The Marine is completely unique and is the central feature of The Pavilion restaurant. It is a floating Cellar stocked with the best of South Africa's wines with an emphasis on the wines from the Walker Bay region. The award winning sommelier will guide you through the perfect food and wine pairing.
The hotel conference room for small private functions, The Terrace Room, is adjacent to the swimming pool in the courtyard. From May to early September The Marine Hotel in Hermanus welcomes private lunch and dinner bookings in The Pavilion Restaurant, which can accommodate 80 guests.
Carchele Beauty Spa
If you’re in the mood for the ultimate treatment you should try the signature Five Star Massage. The Carchele Beauty Spa at the Marine Hotel is located in the picturesque gardens. The spa is the ideal place in which to relax and unwind while rejuvenating the body, mind and spirit. The Carchele Beauty Spa offers an extensive range of spa treatments to give you the pampering you deserve!
Heated Salt Water Swimming Pool
The heated swimming pool is salt-chlorinated. Towels are provided for use around the pool area and an outside shower is available. During the day a waiter is on hand to cater to your every need, and to assist you with lunch and cocktail orders.
For those who need to be in touch with the rest of the world, The Marine Hotel offers a private Internet lounge. Guests can use the lounge at their leisure and it is free of charge. Wireless connection is also available from the comfort of your room.
Having travelled to Hermanus, you must definitely swim in the sea! Directly in front of the hotel is a tidal pool, where you can swim as close to 100m away from the whales. The hotel can supply you with towels and picnic, and there are toilets and an outdoor shower available.