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Southern Sun The Marine

Cnr of 5th Marine Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001 South Africa
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  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#7 of 13 hotels in Summerstrand
Southern Sun The Marine - Among the superior beachfront hotels in Port Elizabeth, the hotel is unparalleled. Overlooking the sun-drenched sands of Pollock Beach, with sweeping views of Algoa Bay, this hotel, in the heart of the Friendly City, is renowned for its quality facilities, personal service and luxurious atmosphere. From the moment you enter the hotel, you know you are in an exceptional establishment. The large reception area is elegantly decorated, offering the first taste of a stay that promises an unforgettable experience in comfort and style. Ideal for holidaymakers, families and executives alike, Southern Sun The Marine offers accommodation in a range of comfortable en-suite rooms that boast spectacular sea views. Delicious meals can be enjoyed in the hotel restaurant and there are excellent conference facilities which can cater for 10 - 90 delegates. A secluded roof top splash pool for hot summer days overlooking the ocean, ideal for adults and kids to enjoy. Our hotel is situated within walking distance of safe, sandy beaches, various swimming pools, a casino and entertainment complex, not to mention the Museum and Snake Park, and various sporting facilities, including golf.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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vimnaidoo54@gmail.com wrote a review Dec 2021
Durban, South Africa34 contributions15 helpful votes
Excellent service from security to check in and housekeeping.front desk manageress was most courteous and helpful.breakfast options very extensive.all protocols observed.loved the ever smiling jolly chef.will return to this hotel whenever in the windy city.Rooms are well appointed.very clean
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Marine has everything in perfect order and control
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Wilma W wrote a review Dec 2021
Southampton, United Kingdom9 contributions11 helpful votes
We were severely disappointed previously staying at the Beach Hotel and the Radisson, which were awful - not experiences we want to repeat! This hotel has on the contrary high standards, with a beautiful spacious suite overlooking the sea, a safe car park, wonderful breakfasts and outstanding service. This includes the reception staff, who were always on standby, even during the evenings, to assist and even help with document copying, required for our journeys back to Europe and UK. The staff were warm, friendly and extremely helpful: we could not fault them. The adjacent restaurant, De Kelder, offered good food in a hospitable environment, with again excellent service. I can throughly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2021
ErnRam wrote a review Mar 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa131 contributions82 helpful votes
We were most pleasantly surprised with the unobtrusive and attentive service we received throughout our stay. The spacious suite on the third floor was spotlessly clean, nice linens, the recessed lounge area was ideal, and the modern bathroom totally functional. The breakfast was more than adequate and the wine gift was an added surprise. The location is ideal and ample accessible onsite parking. Thank you Cassandra and your team for making our stay a memorable one!
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Date of stay: March 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Suite 333 if available
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Dr Happy wrote a review Jan 2021
Denver, Colorado103 contributions123 helpful votes
Easy 45 minute drive to Addo elephant national park entrance with good drives to see plenty of elephants. Hotel is across road from sea and has walking area and restaurants. Supermarket is few minutes drive.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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ChrisJS51 wrote a review Apr 2020
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom502 contributions174 helpful votes
This was described to us as the equal second best hotel in PE. We were there for the Test Match SA v. England, and only a few of our party were able to get into the best hotel because both teams, all their support staff, families, umpires, officials and the rest had just about filled it up! I got lucky with a room on two floors, kitchenette and sitting area below with bed and bathroom upstairs; two TVs. The hotel was full and some others in our party had terrible rooms and were moved several times. The hotel overall? It's OK no more. Good view if you are on the seafront; rooms lack character; reception staff do their jobs but that's about it (no extra effort). Don't go out after dark.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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US$75 - US$173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Southern Sun The Marine
Which popular attractions are close to Southern Sun The Marine?
Nearby attractions include The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World (0.8 km), Nu Metro Boardwalk (0.7 km), and Pollock Beach (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Southern Sun The Marine?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Southern Sun The Marine?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Southern Sun The Marine?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Southern Sun The Marine?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Southern Sun The Marine?
Conveniently located restaurants include De Kelder, Ginger The Restaurant, and Charlies Pizza & Pasta Summerstrand.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Southern Sun The Marine?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Southern Sun The Marine located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Summerstrand.
Are any cleaning services offered at Southern Sun The Marine?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Southern Sun The Marine offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Southern Sun The Marine?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.