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We landed, hopped into a cab and headed to The Marly!! The Marley, located in Camps Bay (the laguna beach of South Africa, was a first impression). Just what we need after a long wedding weekend.

As we drove down the mansion filled hillside and came upon the deep blue waters and a street lined with shops, restaurants and bars. We arrived just in time for sundowners (aka happy hour) so all the outdoor dining patios were filled with beautiful local people.

We pulled into The Marly, and it was nothing what we expected. Shag carpet, white walls, crystal chandeliers, and oh so much much more...We loved it. With only 11 rooms situated above a promenade full of great restaurants and bars, it was quaint but bustling with things to do all at the same time. Before we arrived we had said, all we want to do when we get there is relax have a nice dinner, maybe an after dinner cocktail and make it an early night. The Marly was in the perfect location to do just that.

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We checked into our room which is lovely in all whites and grays and decorated with rose petals for us honeymooners (a very nice touch). The bathroom is gorgeous in all marble, a beautiful old fashion tub (which I took advantage of) and nice outdoor patio where we sipped espresso in the morning. The Marly is part of the Kove Collection, which is a hospitality group of restaurants, hotels and bars.

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We managed to snag a table for dinner at the beachfront hot spot The Bungalow. We drank mojitos and wine and tried the mussels, calamari, and whole roasted fish. All were delicious.

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We enjoyed a night cap at the Whisky Bar where I had a Manhattan and Luke splurged with his favorite Macallan 18. Our honeymoon was off to a great start!

For breakfast we ate the La Belle which is included in the bed and breakfast rate at The Marly and it was awesome. We had fresh pressed organic green juice, espresso and omelettes.

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One night certainly was not enough, we could have stayed the entire weekend and soaked in the sun and laid poolside. Camps Bay is great home base for visiting Cape Town, a little beach, ambiance but away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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