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Marine Hotel

Special Offers for the Marine Hotel at Hermanus

Now until the 15th December 2009 : Stay 2 nights and get 3rd night free

' are pleased to sell this stunning luxury hotel in Hermanus as the best base for whale watching in South Africa.'

Perched on top of the cliffs at Hermanus, The Marine hotel has one of South Africa's most spectacular sea views. The Marine has 43 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 Hotel you don't even have to get out of bed to experience these amazing creatures!

The Marine Hotel is truly one of the most luxurious hotels in Hermanus and Design Holidays are proud to recommend our clients to stay at Hermanus's best hotel - The Marine Hotel.


Air-conditioned rooms and restaurants, car park, room service, security.


Spa, Conferences, Gift Shop, Heated Swimming Pool, Tidal Pool, Internet Lounge.

Fine Dining

The Pavilion at The Marine hotel is relaxed and informal, but with an understated elegance. The décor is fresh and sophisticated, using rich cream and other natural shades to enhance the restaurant's ambience. 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 the Mediterranean and the East that highlight the creative talents of a superb culinary team. The Pavilion is open for dinner five nights a week Tuesday through to Saturday and open every morning for breakfast. The magnificent wall and ceiling lamps in this elegant restaurant are the originals which once graced the Bathing Pavilion at Muizenberg.

Liz McGrath's inspiration for Seafood at The Marine came about after a chance visit to the seafood counter at Harrods in London. Seafood 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 Seafood at the Marine, is open daily for lunch and dinner.

On entering The Marine 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 residents to relax and enjoy the view. Incorporated in the design is a small area dedicated to the Seafood Express One Plate Café.

The Sea Food Express One Plate Cafe is offering you a convenient upbeat light seafood menu. The dishes are prepared by the same chefs that have come to make The Sea Food Restaurant so popular with our guests. Enjoy the sights and flavours of Walker bay from the Cafe whilst sipping on a glass of wine. The menu features a selection of regional wines which are offered by the glass to complement your seafood experience.

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.

Carchele Beauty Spa

This is an experience not to be missed. A comprehensive list of treatments promises an experience that soothes the body; mind and spirit to leave one feeling refreshed and revitalised. Facilities include a Steam Room and a Dynamic Hydro Bath Table for Mud and Gel Body Wrap treatments including Vicci shower.

Feel like being daring? Carchele offers an exfoliation Sea Salt Scrub or a Body Massage next to the Tidal Pool whilst listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean. Please remember to book 1 day in advance and it is weather permitting.

Revive your skin, purify your body, relax your mind, uplift your spirit treat yourself to the health and luxury you deserve in the hands of Carchele's experts. Treatments include Decleor Facials - Waxing - Tinting - Manicure - Pedicure - Paraffin Wax Treatments - Reflexology - Massage - Aromatherapy - Scalp Therapy - Algologie Spa Body Wraps - Make-Up

Corporate Groups at the Marine

The Marine hotel conference room for small private functions, The Terrace Room, is adjacent to the swimming pool in the courtyard. From May to early September we welcome private lunch and dinner bookings in The Pavilion Restaurant, which can accommodate 80 guests.

Swimming Pools

The Marine's 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.

Gift Shop

The Shop at The Marine is situated in the heart of the hotel and offers an extensive range of gifts from luxury leather goods to local craft items and national curios. In addition, a range of casual-ware, books and fine jewellery are also available to give you a wide selection when choosing that special gift. Beautifully illustrated and informative books on the immediate natural environment, or the scenic wonders you will discover when visiting The Marine-Hermanus. They are ideal for instant reference, and will serve as perfect keepsakes ... accurate reminders of your stay at one of the very best venues along the paradise coast of South Africa. Gifts can be packaged and posted both nationally and internationally.

Internet Lounge

For those who need to be in touch with the rest of the world, The Marine Hotel has a private internet lounge for your convenience. Guests can use the lounge at their leisure and it is free of charge.

Tidal Pool

Having traveled to Hermanus, you must definitely swim in the sea! Directly in front of The Marine 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.

Travel Desk

The aim of The Marine Hotel is to maximise your South African experience to the fullest extent with its wealth of local knowledge and experience. They understand that each Design Holidays guest has different expectations and they therefore offer a wide variety of tours and activities in and around the Overberg area with or without personal guides.

They can also arrange stylish and perfectly planned transport by using hand-picked drivers who provide continuity and safety and who are dedicated and interested hosts!

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