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 and take in our breath taking views of the Hermanus Bay. 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!
Air-conditioned rooms and restaurants, car park, room service, security.
Eight magnificently and individually decorated suites all 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.
Six of these luxurious suites have wonderful sea views, the other being a spacious side sea view suite.
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 a four poster bed.
Five of these rooms are sea view whilst one opens onto a mountain view 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 rooms are magnificently and uniquely decorated in superb fabrics of floral and heavy silks.
These standard twin and double-bedded rooms offer the same exceptional style in decor as is found in the decor of the suites and luxury double rooms.
None of these rooms offer a sea view, although a number offer a partial sea view. Fourteen of the rooms include a balcony, these varying in size.
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
Heated Salt Water Pool
Our 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.
The Collection Boutique
The Collection Boutique, is both modern and stylish and is situated in the heart of the hotel. Offering an extensive range of gifts from Polo clothing to local craft items and national curios. In addition, 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.
Here are a few examples of what’s on offer in the gift shop; we will update these gifts regularly for your convenience.
- Nguni hide – a range of handbags, coasters, keyrings, photo albums, photo frames made from the hide of the Nguni cow.
- Bronze sculptures by Donald Greig.
- Afri-silver – silver plated animals whales, lions, giraffes buffalo, hippo etc.
- Ngwenya glassware from Swaziland – ducks, whales, penguins, dolphins,elephants
- Jewellery by Charles Greig, Armilla – pewter jewellery and an equisite range of jewellery made from semi-precious stones.
- Range of ladies and mens by Polo.
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 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 Saturday, open every morning for breakfast and closed for dinner during winter from mid April to mid August.
The magnificent wall and ceiling lamps in this elegant restaurant are the originals which once graced the Bathing Pavilion at Muizenberg.
Seafood at The Marine
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.
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.