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BEFORE POSTING THIS REVIEW I HAD SPOKEN TELEPHONICALLY TO THE OWNER (LOUIS) WHO AFTER LISTENING TO ME THANKED ME FOR MY INPUT.
DURATION: 28TH JULY 3RD JULY (5 NIGHTS)
SETTING: Great! Ambiance superb. Very neat and tidy, tranquil calm setting, overlooking the mighty ocean.
HOSPITALITY; Owners Jeane &Louis Raubenheimer were away overseas.
TRANSPORT: It is imperative to have your own transport while staying at 138 Marine Guesthouse as you are unable to reach Hermanus or surroundings as there is no form of public transport whatsoever. I was advised about this timeously by Louis on doing my booking.
At my request Louis arranged transport for me with somebody whom he knew. This service would entail transfers as well as tours to Hermanus and its surrounds. As a recommendation I would suggest to the owners that in the future to kindly send forth to their clients the respective rates for such services prior to arrival as this would enhance planning and budgeting. I personally found the charges quiet exorbitant and had no alternative but to resort to a credit card. On hindsight if I was duly informed of the “ travelling rates” I would have booked somewhere in Hermanus .
BREAKFAST :( “Hot meal” eggs for breakfast for five days)
On arrival at the guesthouse, I announced to the manageress that mum and I are of the Hindu Faith and as such we do not eat pork and beef and that fish would be ideal .To our utter amazement and disappointment we were served with eggs prepared in different forms each morning for breakfast as a “HOT MEAL”. (5 mornings) I would imagine that simple I&J fish fingers or I& J fish cakes would have been an ideal substitute. An utter disappointment in respect of the ‘HOT MEAL”!!!!!
WHATS FIT FOR THE GEESE SHOULD BE FIT FOR THE GANDER:
Louis was quite aware that I was taking my mum along to Hermanus to celebrate her 80th birthday .He even suggested that I should take the downstairs(sea star room )to avoid the stairs. Whitest at the guesthouse I observed how a couple who were celebrating their wedding anniversary were treated. The lady concerned continuously thanked the manageress at breakfast for making the “night so special”. Furthermore the couple’s breakfast comprised of a special “Champagne Breakfast!!! I wonder why something ‘special’ couldn’t have been done for my mum who just turned 80.Was she perhaps too old to deserve something special in a small way. Maybe a “CHAMPAGNE- EGGS HOT MEAL BREAKFAST” .
Very good service
The accommodation is 1st class. The breakfast is fantastic as well as the hosts. You can't find better.
The beach is so close the ocean runs though the lounge!
Looking for the ultimate romantic celebration? Think: breakfast in bed while watching the whales in the waves below - a picnic lunch for two, complete with beach chairs, umbrella, wine and delectable delicatessen - a relaxing couples massage - romantic candle-lit sundowners on the balcony watching the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean – turn-down with rose petals, port wine, chocolates, scented linen …… Our stay at 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse was truly magical and will be one of our cherished memories for many years to come.
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