The Marine Hotel

Location: Hermanus, South Africa
No of rooms: 42 luxury rooms and suites
One Stop Reason To Go: The epic whale-watching mere metres from the hotel’s tidal pool.

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The Marine Hotel is a 5 star Relais & Chateaux Hotel and unique in its position perched atop the cliffs overlooking one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Southern Africa. 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! Spectacular views and the hotel’s understated luxury and sophisticated décor, makes it a popular destination in the area. Stroll along the cliff-hugging path and take in The Marine Hotel’s breath taking views of the Hermanus Bay or look out over the commanding views of the beautiful internal courtyard, finely manicured gardens and the Overberg Mountains

The Sun Lounge and Bar is chic and sophisticated and the perfect place to enjoy tea or sip fabulous cocktails with nothing between you and the South Pole, other than 3,000 miles of ocean. Liz McGrath’s inspiration for her great restaurant, Seafood at The Marine came about after a chance visit to the seafood counter at Harrods in London. The style is informal and busy, with the emphasis being on the freshness of the fish from Walker Bay combined with great style and friendly service. 

 The Pavilion is relaxed and informal, with an understated elegance and offers not only one of the finest dining experiences in Hermanus but also the beautiful views over Walker Bay. The team at the Travel desk are on hand to maximize guest’s South African experience to the fullest extent with their wealth of local knowledge and experience ensuring a stay at The Marine means an explore into the area as well as an incredible place to laze and indulge. 

Once tired from excursions, guests can pamper themselves at The Carchele Health and Beauty Spa, enjoy the heated courtyard pool or swim in the tidal pool situated below the hotel where whales are at times just 100 metres away. A once in a lifetime experience.

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