AMENITIES AND SERVICES @ The Blue Marine Self Catering Accommodation

By: The Blue Marine  11-11-2011
Keywords: Apartment, Golf Course, Coffee Shops

You may settle your account in cash (SA Rands) or directly with
The Blue Marine (Booksure - Credit Card Payment Facility)

Please set your alarm when you leave your apartment by pressing the blue button on your remote control:
Blue  
 : Activate / deactivate alarm
Green
 : Open/close the garage doors
Red    
 : Panic

Your apartment is linked to an armed response service.  Should you have a situation where you need urgent assistance, the red button on the remote will activate the house alarm which is linked directly to a monitoring centre and a patrol vehicle will be dispatched.

All rooms have two prong adaptors built into the wall.  Should you require additional adaptors these are available from your host.

For any assistance with regards to checking flight departures and arrivals – dial 086 727 7888, and follow the voice prompt or dial 021 937 1200 for further information at the Cape Town International Airport.

Regret no pets allowed. Allowances made for guide dogs only.

The closest Automatic Teller Machine is at the Gordons Bay Spar, alternatively the Somerset Mall have other major banking facilities in the centre.  Banking hours are Monday to Friday, 09h00 – 15h30 and Saturday 09h00 – 11h00.

For all your printing and faxing requirements, The Postnet shop at the Pick Pay Centre in Gordons Bay, will assist you in this regard.

Hours of business: Monday to Friday: 08h30 – 19h00 Saturday: 08h30 – 17h00. The nearest Bottle Store is at the Gordons Bay Spar

Bikini Beach is the little beach next to the Gordons Bay Yacht Club and has been awarded Blue Flag SA Status.  (This award is for excellence in Safety, Amenities, Cleanliness and Environmental standards).

Main Beach Gordons Bay is situated in the heart of the Gordons Bay Village. 

The Strand Beaches are known to be some of the best and safest.  The main attraction is 5km’s of white, soft sandy beach.  Melkbaai Beach (Along Main Beach Strand) is ideal for swimming (lifeguards in demarcated areas), sunbathing and walking. Strand Beach is also popular for Hobie Cat sailing, surfing, kite surfing and windsurfing and Mostert Bay(Along Main Beach Strand) near the municipal swimming pool has shallow rocks that offer many fishing opportunities.

These are provided for your convenience.  You may take these off the premises.  Please do not use the white bath towels for this purpose.

Enjoy breakfast ON THE STUNNING PATIOS The Blue Marine APARTMENTS or if you prefer, there are several fabulous coffee shops in very close proximity to The Blue Marine. Ask at reception for information.

Reception will assist should you require car hire arrangements.

The nearest car wash is ±2kms away.  Past the Gordons Bay Spar and is located on the left hand side at the BP Garage.  Alternatively, there are 3 Car Wash facilities at the Somerset Mall.

Check-in time is at 14h00. 

Check-out time is at 10h00.  

The closest chemist is at the local PICK AND PAY CENTRE.

A list of service times for all denominations is available.  Please ask your host for your Church service of choice.

Strictly no smoking is permitted in the Guest House.  However, an ashtray is provided on the outdoor balcony.  Please close the sliding door so as no smoke filters into the room.  A service fee of R2 000-00 will be levied to clean soft furnishings should the room smell of smoke.

There are eight cinemas at the Somerset Mall and six at the Eikestad Mall in Stellenbosch.  Our local papers The Cape Times, The Argus and The District Mail (which is printed every Thursday) will have a list of all shows and times. Please note that new films come onto circuit every Friday.

These services are available from the local Post Office, Beach Road in Gordons Bay, or The Postnet Shop at the Pick ‘n Pay Centre.

Details of all emergency services and medical assistance are available from your host. 

Bouquet of channels and PVR (personal video recorder)  to record programmes.  Please consult TV guide in the remote box on the coffee table for more information.

All foreign exchange can be transacted at any of the following institutions:  American Express, Master Bank, Imali Foreign Exchange, Rennies Bank and commercial banks at the Somerset Mall.

There is a Virgin Active Gym Club in Somerset West just off the N2 direction Cape Town.  This is approximately 10kms from Gordons Bay. 

  • Golf Courses
    Erinvale Golf Course is situated in Somerset West and is a Gary Player signature golf estate.
  • Strand Golf club
  • Somerset West Golf Club
  • De Zalse
    Situated on the R44 between Somerset West and Stellenbosch.
  • Pearl Valley
    This golf estate is situated between Franschoek and Paarl, direction N1 Paarl.  This golf course is a Jack Nicklaus signature course.
  • Arabella Country Estate Golf Course
    situated in Kleinmond direction Hermanus, one can take the scenic route from Gordons Bay on Clarence Drive or alternatively a quicker route on the N2 highway.

The Blue Marine is equipped with hair dryers so there's no need for you to pack one when visiting us.

for stays of 7 days or more, your apartment is serviced with a change of linen. Fresh change of bath towels are supplied as per check-in.

All guests are provided with their own set of keys to the apartments. Kindly return your key prior to departure.

WI FI has been installed for your convenience.

All apartments have a washing machine, clothes rack, ironing board and iron.  Please make use of the clothes rack to hang washing.

Enquire at reception for leisure activities in our area.  Our Information Directory page has the telephone numbers of some of the options.

Parking is safe.

Maps and brochures and places of interest can be found on the information table on the landing.

An automated garage facility ensures safety of your vehicle while staying at The Blue Marine.

Our local Post Office is situated in the Gordons Bay Main Road Village opposite The Spur Steakhouse.  Opening hours are:

  • Weekdaysfrom 8h00 – 17h30,
  • Wednesday 08h30 – 17h30
  • Saturday 08h00 – 13h00.

For your listening pleasure, radio stations and music channels are integrated into your DSTV.

Don’t feel like cooking tonight … why not try our local restaurants? See back page for a list of recommended restaurants.

  • The Tavern – in the Gordons Bay Harbour (very casual pub like atmosphere) – great vibe.
  • Harbour Lights – in the Gordons Bay Harbour (smart casual restaurant) this is mainly a seafood restaurant.
  • Tallas – in Beach Road just before the Post Office (this is an informal restaurant with a mixed menu).
  • The Spur family steakhouse – opposite the Post Office.
  • Al Forno Italian Restaurant – (smart/casual restaurant, mixed menu) pavement style cafe

A digital safety deposit box is located in the wardrobe of your bedroom.  Instructions for its use are displayed on the wardrobe door.  Should you need to override the code, keys are available from your host.

Kindly place all your valuables into the personal safe provided in your room.  The Blue Marine cannot accept responsibility for any missing items.

Please do not adjust your television set as this has already been programmed.  A service call out fee will be charged should the channels and PVR be changed.

For more information speak to your host.

The tap water is safe to drink.   Please be mindful to conserve water where possible.

  • Forecasts: 082 233 9900
  • Tides, sunrise, sunset: 021 231 1649
  • Table Mountain Weather: 021 424 8181 Option 3
  • Robben Island Crossing: 021 419 1300 then ask for Information

Keywords: Apartment, Coffee Shops, Golf Course