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Ellerman House

5.0 of 5 180 Kloof Road | Cape Town, Bantry Bay 8005, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The most wonderful hotel with superb views across the ocean. Staff outstanding, likewise our room and service throughout our stay, we're just excellent. We will defiantly be returning. The most relaxing and welcoming and well run hotel. Also they have a magnificent collection or art and sculptures scattered though out the hotel and the grounds. The ground floor bar area... More

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EllermanCapeTown, General Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this review

Dear Misssue52 Thank you so much for your kind review about Ellerman House and we are very happy to hear you have had such an excellent stay with us during August. We are proud of our art, service and location and are very glad that you could experience the best of Ellerman House and Cape Town with us. We hope... More

Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
35 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we visited Ellerman last year, I wrote that it was the best hotel that we had ever stayed in.....well, it was just as good second time around. So good in fact that we booked to go back again next year. The service, the food and the staff are fantastic, amazing .......there are really not enough superlatives to describe an... More

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EllermanCapeTown, General Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this review

Dear Gingersheep Thank you so much for your kind review on Ellerman House and we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your second visit just as much as the first. We aim to offer guests tailor made visits in order to experience the best Cape Town has to offer. We are always overjoyed to have returning guests at our... More

Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Wine Room addition is simply the best restaurant I have ever eaten at. We had a group of 12 family members. Service was great, and the ambience is simply best thought out I have ever seen. You really have to see this to believe it.

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EllermanCapeTown, General Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this review

Dear c4com4b Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review about Ellerman House. We are delighted to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful experience at our restaurant. We are proud of the service and the ambience we provide our guests and their friends. It was a pleasure to host the group and we... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I stayed at Ellerman House in April for 4 nights as part of our honeymoon. Given the rave reviews, it's fair to say that expectations were high. However, unlike many situations where this can lead to disappointment, our expectations were exceeded many times over. Every time we thought it couldn't get any better, it did. The location of Ellerman House... More

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EllermanCapeTown, General Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this review

Dear Monty1984 Thank you for your kind review on Ellerman House. We are truly humbled by your feedback and we are delighted that we could exceed your expectations. Our philosophy at Ellerman House is to share the best that South Africa has to offer with our guests, from the gardens and our superb location to the wonderful wines and cuisine... More

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Being my first visit to Ellerman House I can only compliment the hotel on an incredible setting, the lovely details in the decor and atmosphere, the warm welcome by Alexa and the tour we thoroughly enjoyed through to the ice cold apple juice in the room and the views from the terrace. I felt like I was hosted by my... More

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EllermanCapeTown, General Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this review

Dear Worldtraveler30 Greetings from Ellerman House. Thank you for the kind review and we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our aim is to offer every guest a tailor-made stay, making sure that they feel as at home as possible. It truly is a compliment to be compared to family, as cliché as it... More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This was my fourth visit to Cape Town but the first with my new wife and I couldn't think of a better place to start our holiday. From the moment we arrived at the airport to be greeted by Sam, the hotel driver, we felt special. The location of the hotel was superb - we stayed in one of the... More

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EllermanCapeTown, General Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this review

Greetings from Ellerman House. Firstly we would once again like to congratulate you on your recent wedding. We are honoured that you chose Ellerman House as your honeymoon destination. Thank you so much for taking the time to post this lovely review on Ellerman House, we are truly humbled by it. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience that... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

After a wonderful stay at La Residence and Bushman's Kloof we wanted to visit Ellerman House to make a reservation for our next visit to Cape Town. Unfortunately we were not allowed to park our car and visit the hotel. The guard told us that it was a very exclusive hotel. He then called reception and they started to ask... More

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EllermanCapeTown, General Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this review

Dear Pascal U Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Ellerman House. We would like to apologize for the unfriendly experience you encountered at Ellerman House. Our hotel is exclusive to our in-house guests and we therefor generally do not allow for outside visitors to come into the house. What you experienced is not the Ellerman... More

Toronto, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
16 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We spent 4 days at this lovely Relais and Chateaux property.This property was formally a private mansion turned into a hotel. Our room was very large and overlooked the garden, pool and ocean. It was decorated in a soft traditional way. The home had an extensive collection of African art that was very impressive. The property was located on a... More

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EllermanCapeTown, General Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this review

Dear Drakowski Greetings from Ellerman House.Thank you so much for you wonderful and kind review on Ellerman House, we are truly humbled by it. Our philosophy is to share with our guests the very best that South Africa has to offer, from art and wine to local cuisine and the genuine hospitality of the South African people. We are delighted... More

Orlando, Florida, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is our second stay at The Ellerman House in Cape Town and to our delight each experience keeps getting better & better! The attention to detail is unparalleled which results in each guest feeling like they have arrived "home". As stated in my previous review, the location is perfect and the views are simply stunning. A true 5 STAR... More

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EllermanCapeTown, General Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this review

Dear Colleen A Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this lovely review on our very special property. My team and I strive to make every guest experience exceptional. We are always overjoyed when we have returning guests, at it shows that we’ve left a lasting impression during your previous stay and it gives us another opportunity... More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Simply, the best hotel I have stayed at. The service, staff, view, food and whole experience was fantastic. I celebrated my 50th birthday with my family and friends. I could not think of a better place to do so. Thank you.

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EllermanCapeTown, General Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this review

Dear Micheal L Thank you so much for your kind review on our property, we are truly honoured that you choose to spend your Birthday with us and so happy to hear that you loved your stay at Ellerman House. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Ella Cuyler General Manager Ellerman House More

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Address: 180 Kloof Road | Cape Town, Bantry Bay 8005, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Bantry Bay
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Hotel Class:5 star — Ellerman House 5*
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Ellerman House commands spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean. Professional and charming staff plus a remarkable art & wine collection leave guests breathless. Consisting of 9 bedrooms and 2 suites in the House, and the neighboring contemporary Villa and Spa, the property embodies the best in South African hospitality in true Relais & Chateaux style. Ellerman House is the place to stay in Africa’s fair Cape. ... more   less 
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