Southern Sun The Marine

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Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Suite | Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Southern Sun The Marine

Southern Sun The Marine

4.0 star property
Port Elizabeth beach hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.0/10 Very good

85 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
39 Marine Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, 6019
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room childcare
  • 24-hour business center
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Pollok Beach

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 11 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Southern Sun The Marine

4-star hotel in the heart of Pollok Beach
A roundtrip airport shuttle, a terrace, and dry cleaning/laundry services are just a few of the amenities provided at Southern Sun The Marine. The onsite buffet restaurant, La Mer, features ocean views and brunch. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a bar and a 24-hour gym.
Other perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), smoke-free premises, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Access to a nearby health club, a front desk safe, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the breakfast and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Southern Sun The Marine include thoughtful touches such as 24-hour room service and laptop-friendly workspaces, as well as amenities like free WiFi and air conditioning.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and shower/tub combinations
  • TVs with satellite channels
  • Refrigerators, childcare services, and coffee/tea makers


Afrikaans, English, Xhosa

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 114 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:30 PM - 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Free offsite parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1955
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour fitness center


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


La Mer - Overlooking the ocean, this buffet restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 215 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 150 per room (roundtrip)

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 100.0 per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Marine Protea Hotel
Protea Hotel Marine Port Elizabeth
Protea Marine
Protea Marine Port Elizabeth
Protea Hotel Marine Port Elizabeth/Summerstrand
Protea Hotel Port Elizabeth
Southern Sun The Marine Hotel
Southern Sun The Marine Port Elizabeth
Southern Sun The Marine Hotel Port Elizabeth
Protea Hotel by Marriott Port Elizabeth Marine

Frequently asked questions

Does Southern Sun The Marine offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Southern Sun The Marine does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Southern Sun The Marine?
As of 2 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Southern Sun The Marine on 5 October 2022 start from ₹7,803, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Southern Sun The Marine?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Southern Sun The Marine?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Southern Sun The Marine?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Southern Sun The Marine?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 150 per room roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Southern Sun The Marine?
You can check in from 2:30 PM - 4 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Southern Sun The Marine?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World (3-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Southern Sun The Marine and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, boat tours, and kayaking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities like a 24-hour fitness center and access to a nearby health club.
Are there restaurants at or near Southern Sun The Marine?
Yes, La Mer offers ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Something Good Roadhouse (4-min walk), Kaffeine (5-min walk), and This is Eat (3.2 mi).
What's the area around Southern Sun The Marine like?
Southern Sun The Marine is in Pollok Beach, a short 19-minute walk from Humewood Beach. Travelers say the area is safe.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Robert, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Neo, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

wynand, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

value for money
it was a great hotel. right by the beach. The rooms are spacious and clean. The staff is great and friendly. We enjoyed our stay.
Black Trek Travel, 6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Arnold, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Arnold, 1-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

Was very disappointed, the hotel standard is 1star. The lady who came to check the room in the evening, proposed my friend who was in
Shena, 1-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

The rooms are great with lovely views towards the sea. We would stay here again but would eat out. The buffet needs to be avoided! Despite being there an hour after the buffet opened the food was either cold or had run out When I said to the chef that the veggies were cold he took one out by hand, felt it and then returned it to the tray! If that’s what is done in public what happens in the kitchen?
1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Albert, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Feel at home
My stay was superb, I always enjoy staying in this hotel, the staff is amazing, literally everyone!
Lulama, 2-night family trip
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