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This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse is a national award-winning guest house with spectacular sea views and a beach front location. It is situated only minutes from the town of Hermanus.

Perfect for those seeking pure relaxation, 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse impresses with first-class service and stunning vistas. Start the day with champagne breakfast on the terrace and marvel at whales frolicking in the ocean.

Treat yourself to a wellness therapy or read a newspaper in front of the fireplace. Free wireless internet is also available throughout the guest house.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 3 Apr 2008.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free private parking available on-site


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About 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse

Welcoming Booking.com guests since 3 Apr 2008

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  • Have you taken any precautions for check-in because of the coronavirus?

    Daily temperature screening; masks and face shields; breakfast in sessions; highest hygiene standards for food; continuous sanitising of property


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    Answered on 9 May 2020
  • Which rooms have a sea view please

    Oyster and Seastar Rooms have a full seaview from the front of the house. Abalone, Coral and Mussel Rooms have seaviews from the side of the house. Periwinkle has a mountain view.


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    Answered on 29 February 2020
  • Is the Oyster Room the only room that has an option for single beds? We would like to reserve the Oyster Room for my husband and I; and another room for my two sons who would naturally prefer single beds. Thank you.

    Hi There, Our Seastar and Mussel Rooms are both furnished with single beds. The Seastar has a 100% sea view and the Mussel has a side sea view. Both situated on the ground floor of the guesthouse. Enjoy your day The 138 Marine Team


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    Answered on 7 January 2021
  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?

    December to April


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    Answered on 12 September 2019
  • Hi -we are looking at availability 18-23rd December but can’t tell if the available room has sea views or not. Could you please let me know? Thanks

    Hi Thank you for your interest in staying at 138 Marine. The only room available at that time is the Periwinkle room that does not have a sea view. The house has sea views from every window in the communal areas, lounge, dining room and balcony.


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    Answered on 14 December 2020
  • Good day I am trying to book a room for tonight but it doesn't seem to go through. Can you please reserve a room for me for tonight? 03/06/2021 JC

    I believe you did manage to make the booking - you are most welcome!


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    Answered on 3 June 2021
  • hi.. is the breakfast Halaal. what do you serve for breakfast ? is Fish also included in the breakfast ? tks

    Although our breakfast is not Halaal, we do offer a variety of foods, such as fruits, cereals, yogurt, bread and homemade jams, as well as a different hot breakfast each day of the week, with eggs, tomatoes and mushrooms.


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    Answered on 1 December 2021
  • Good day, We would like to come and stay at the Beachfront Guest House on Monday 15th June for one night. Are you taking bookings during lock down level 3? Please advise all necessary info before I confirm our booking :) Look forward to hearing back from you soon, Kind regards, Bronwyn Lee

    We are open for business travel as per the Level 3 regulations and therefore require a letter confirming business travel and masks are to be worn.


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    Answered on 10 June 2020
  • please advise if the R5472 for the 3 nights 24th to 27th Sept is a sea-view room? thank you, Bernie Mc Evoy

    Our single person rate for 3 days R5472. The rate for 2 would be R7296, and yes this would be the rate for the Oyster Room with a full seafront view and balcony access. Kind regards Desré


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    Answered on 17 September 2020
  • Are there interconnecting rooms for families?

    Unfortunately, we do not have interconnecting rooms. We do have rooms in which we can put an extra day bed for a child.


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    Answered on 3 February 2020
  • Hi, how do I cancel a reservation? I made one for the 9th of October which I would like to cancel.

    Cancellations are made directly with Booking.com. Please access your booking and request a cancellation. If you don't come right, send us an email via your booking and request a cancellation, we will then request the cancellation on your behalf.


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    Answered on 4 October 2021
138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse

Managed by 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse

Company review score: 9.6 Based on 376 reviews from 1 property

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Company information

We have been fortunate to have welcomed guests from all corners of the earth, over the past 10 years. Guests from Brazil, Japan, Canada, US, Australia, Scandinavia, New Zealand, Russia, Kenya, and every country in Europe have happily passed through our doors and many have returned more than once. Thank you for making our lives here exciting and very interesting!

Property information

138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse has won the Top Destination Award for the BEST FOUR STAR GUESTHOUSE in SOUTH AFRICA in 2015. It is an elegant guesthouse with spectacular sea front views. It is one of the few guesthouses in the Cape Whale Coat area, which is situated right at the beachfront - any closer and you'd have a whale in your bath! No attention to detail has been spared in the superbly stylish decor. The six luxurious designer suites are individually fitted with all modern comforts, meeting international standards: king or queen-sized beds decked in 400-thread count Percale linen, under-floor heating, his and hers basins, heated towel rails, satellite TV, and free wireless internet access. The extensive breakfast menu changes daily. Relax with a glass of estate wine on the deck next to the beach, and enjoy magnificent views of breaking waves and spectacular African sunsets over the ocean, or watch the whales from the comfort of your bed. The magical experience of the sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean, very special place to be, whatever the weather!

Neighbourhood information

The Guesthouse is only a couple of minutes from the Hermanus town centre, at the gateway of the Hermanus Wine Route and close to two golf courses. Spend lazy, sun-filled afternoons on the beach in front of the Guesthouse with panoramic views of the ocean and the mountains. Enjoy magnificent views of breaking waves and spectacular African sunsets over the ocean. Swim at the beach or boulder hop until you find a lovely sunny spot to take in the 360° views of the sea, mountains and coastline, relaxing with sun downers in hand.

Languages spoken

Afrikaans, English

Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Excellent location - show map
What's nearby
  • Whale Coast Mall
    1.1 miles
  • Hermanuspietersfontein Cellars
    1.1 miles
  • Mediclinic Hermanus
    2 miles
  • New Harbour
    2 miles
  • SA Forest Adventures Hermanus
    2.3 miles
  • Whale Museum
    3 miles
  • Village Square
    3 miles
  • Old Harbour
    3 miles
  • Station Square Hermanus
    3.1 miles
  • Ataraxia Mountain Vineyards
    3.4 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant VJ's Pizza
    0.2 miles
  • Restaurant The Brewery, Hemel & Aarde
    0.6 miles
  • Cafe/bar Biga Coffee Shop
    0.6 miles
  • Restaurant Burgundy
    3.4 miles
Top attractions
  • Hamilton Russel Vineyards
    3.6 miles
  • Hermanus Golf Club
    3.6 miles
  • La Vierge Winery
    4.6 miles
  • Cape Bay Wines
    9.2 miles
  • Mt Hebron Nature Reserve
    9.3 miles
  • Kleinmond Golf Course
    11.1 miles
Natural beauty
  • Sea/ocean Atlantic Ocean
    0 miles
  • Mountain Raed-na-Gael mountain range
    0.9 miles
  • Mountain Rotary Way
    1.2 miles
  • River Klein River
    6.2 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Sandbaai Beach
    200 yards
  • Onrus Beach
    1,250 yards
  • Breakfast Bay Beach
    2.2 miles
  • Hawston Beach
    4.1 miles
  • Langbaai Beach
    4.9 miles
Closest airports
  • Cape Town International Airport
    46.3 miles
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Facilities of 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries Off-site
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Snorkelling Off-site
  • Horse riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Library
  • Windsurfing Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Kid meals
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secured parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Wellness facilities
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Pool/beach towels
Languages spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
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House rules
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Check-in

14:00 - 18:00

Check-out

08:00 - 11:00

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 12 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Cot upon request
Free
4 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 315 per child, per night
12+ years
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 630 per person, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa Diners Club 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Parties

Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 07:00.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Children up to the age of 12 can only be accommodated in Seastar and Mussel Rooms.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

FAQs about 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse

  • Check-in at 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Guests staying at 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • À la carte

  • 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Snorkelling
    • Library
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Beachfront
    • Horse riding
    • Walking tours
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Beach

  • The nearest beach is just 100 yards from 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse.

  • 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse is 2.9 miles from the centre of Hermanus.

  • The prices at 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Secured parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • Room options at 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Double