The Marine at Hermanus

The Collection by Liz McGrath

"A beautiful hotel in a beautiful setting"

Personal Impression

The hotel is situated right at the waterfront in the beautiful resort town of Hermanus. As part of "The Collection" you can be assured of wonderful cuisine and quality accommodations.

The waterfront location is simply stunning. During the whale season from June to October, Hermanus is the prime area for whale watching. White shark diving can also be arranged from Hermanus. There are many excursions and activities available in this region. They include wildlife viewing with whales, sharks, penguins and fishing. Also available are nature walks and hikes, wine tours and botanical excursions.

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Location of the Hotel

Hermanus is a resort town on the ocean, about 140 km south east from Cape Town. The setting for this hotel is right on the ocean front and it is truly spectacular for great walks along the cliffs.

Accommodations

The hotel has 43 rooms, all unique and individually decorated. These range from singles rooms to the Premier Suites. The rooms have comfortable furniture and warm colors. Not all rooms have a sea view.

Dining and Wines

The casual dining restaurant "Seafood at the Marine" has a very inviting contemporary atmosphere and serves an outstanding selection of fresh fish. I enjoyed one of the best pieces of fish I have had in years. The Pavillion restaurant has fashionable South African Cuisine and a breathtaking view of the ocean. The bar and lounge areas are filled with comfortable overstuffed chairs with cluster seating arrangements conducive to conversation.

Internet Access

Available for guests use, along with business services.

Spa Services

The Carchele Spa. The spa offers a comprehensive list of treatments. Special features are a Sea Salt Scrub or Body Massage next to the Tidal Pool while listening to the sounds of the ocean. The facilities include the Steam Room, Dynamic Hydro Bath Table for Mud, Gel Body Wraps and a Vicci Shower.

Summary

A trip to Hermanus is a wonderful experience. The small town feel, complete with plenty of activities, delightful accommodations and scenic beauty make this a wonderful place to spend a few nights.

Website: The Marine

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