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138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse

138 Kus Road Sand Bay, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 19/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Sandbaai
Travellers' Choice
138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse, is a National WINNER of SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM AWARDS (2010; 2011; 2013). Enjoy magnificent views of the whales and stunning African sunsets over the ocean from the comfort of your bedroom or the lounges. The six luxurious designer suites are individually fitted with all modern comforts, meeting international standards. This is the perfect romantic getaway, close to two popular golf courses, and at the gateway of the Hermanus Wine Route.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
Car hire
Secured parking
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Emma Y wrote a review Dec 2011
London, United Kingdom11 contributions16 helpful votes
Our hosts were excellent. We arrived in the morning, straight from the airport after an overnight flight, just to drop off our bags but we were kindly offered a shower and freshen up in their own quarters. A peaceful overnight stay and the most amazing breakfast I've ever had followed. We were given assistance booking sea kayaking and more. Our room overlooked the ocean, as did the huge bathtub in the bathroom. The balcony for the room was spacious and had the same panoramic view. A comfortable guests lounge with ample reading material, chess set, honesty bar and complementary nightcap was on the same floor. The guesthouse is a drive from Hermanus, not a walk but this wasn't a problem for us as it was just one night.
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Date of stay: December 2011
BobMac101_10 wrote a review Dec 2011
Bournemouth, United Kingdom42 contributions22 helpful votes
We started our holiday in SA with a few days at 138 Marine & it was a perfect initiation. The house itself is lovely - modern, light & airy - coastal living at its finest. Situated on the rocky foreshaw at Sandbaii, it is possible to walk in both directions along the beach, but you cannot easily walk to Hermanus. This involves a drive round 3 sides of a square. The best things about 138 Marine are the excellent accommodation, breakfast which changes every day and is I think the best I've had anywhere! and the helpful advice of our hosts which was incredibly useful. Apart from recommending and booking restaurants for us, they suggested walks in Fernklooft and along the coast path, Creation Wines (a heavenly vineyard), Madre's Kitchen for lunch which was fantastic and whale
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Date of stay: November 2011
edinburger82 wrote a review Dec 2011
Edinburgh26 contributions9 helpful votes
Its a 3-5km drive to Hermanus town, but don't let that put you off. this is right on the waterfront in a quiet area, and nearly all rooms have a sea view. The rooms are also finished very tastefully and to an incredibly high standard, probably the best we stayed in in our time in SA. there is a guest lounge area on the 1st floor with large bay windows and balcony - perfect for enjoying a morning coffee or evening port/brandy. You can even make use of the telescope for a little astronomy if thats your thing. Louis was incredibly helpful. We only stayed for one night but could have spent a few days there easily.
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Date of stay: November 2011
Connie D wrote a review Dec 2011
Blind Bay, Canada1 contribution
We only stayed one night at 138 Marine Drive but it was wonderful. The room was great. Breakfast was wonderful and the view from the balcony was awesome. it was an easy drive to downtown Hermanus where there was an abudance or restaurants for lunch and supper. The highlight of our trip was on the advice of our hosts, Louis and Jena, to take the cliff walk in the hopes that there still might be some Southern Right Whales hanging around even though it was the first week of December. We were very fortunate to be able to watch 2 mother whales with their calves cavorting in the bay. Jena went out of her way to inform us of all the wonderful things to do in the area and was great at giving us driving directions and maps to get around.
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Date of stay: December 2011
Radders12 wrote a review Dec 2011
London, United Kingdom9 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed at 138 Marine Beachfront during our honeymoon to South Africa in November. As other reviewers have stated, the guest house is about a 3KM drive to the centre of Hermanus but for us this wasn't a problem. Especially considering its spectacular location. The views from our room were just beautiful. You could even see the sea from our bathtub! The room itself was really nicely decorated, though would agree with a previous reviewer that a one-way window fitted to the balcony door would be good idea. Overall, it was very comfortable and the bathroom was lovely. The breakfast was the highlight not just of our stay, but our entire trip (breakfast-wise!). French toast with avocado, tomatoes etc. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Overall, if you're after amazing
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Date of stay: November 2011
US$ 48 - US$ 148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictOverstrandHermanusSandbaai
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