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Southern Sun The Marine

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Suite, 1 King Bed, Partial Sea View | Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; ocean views
Interior entrance
Combined shower/tub, rainfall showerhead, free toiletries, hair dryer

Overview of Southern Sun The Marine

Southern Sun The Marine

4.0 star property
Gqeberha beach hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge
8,0 out of 10 Very good
8,0/10 Very good

84 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
The price is R2 195
Price available on 2023/06/09
39 Marine Drive, Summerstrand, Gqeberha (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

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Pollok Beach

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 12 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Blue Waters Café - 20 min walk
  • Something Good Roadhouse - 4 min walk
  • Ginger The Restaurant - 19 min walk
  • Seattle Coffee Co - 20 min walk
  • Charlie's Pizza & Pasta - 5 min walk

About this property

Southern Sun The Marine

Southern Sun The Marine is just 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 150 per room roundtrip. Guests can visit the 24-hour fitness center for a workout or grab a bite to eat at La Mer, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include a bar/lounge and a terrace. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and location.


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 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • 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

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 (see details)
  • 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 (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • 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

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 approximately ZAR 215 per person
  • 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, debit cards and cash.

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 Gqeberha
Southern Sun The Marine Hotel Gqeberha
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 07 June 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Southern Sun The Marine on 09 June 2023 start from R2 195, including 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 2:00 PM - midnight. 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.
What's the area around Southern Sun The Marine like?
Southern Sun The Marine is in Pollok Beach, a short 16-minute walk from Hobie Beach and 16 minutes' walk from Lighthouses Tenpin Bowling. Travelers say the area is safe.



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6/10 Good

The location and the room where nice, the checkin process however was strange. We arrived at 13.00 about an hour before before official checkin and we were told we had to wait until 14.00 which is fine. We got asked to wait in the lobby and returned at 14.00 when we were told the room wasn't ready. They had no explanation or seemed apologetic and just sent us to the lobby again to wait. After another hour around 15.00 the room was ready and we got given the key. Next thing was that the breakfast organization was very clumy for a buffet. Constantly having to keep asking for restock of bread/milk/fruit and things like that.
Emiel, 1-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

QUINTEN, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Shafiq, 1-night trip
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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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