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Selkirk House
5.0 of 5 Guest house   |   29 Selkirk St, Hermanus 7200, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #5 of 84 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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126 reviews 126 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Super Luxurious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at Selkirk House to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It is super luxurious - big bedrooms and the layout of the rooms are great. With two lounge areas and a lovely pool area, it felt like we had a huge house to ourselves. Very quiet area, so no noise from cars or people. Good breakfast with a lot of attention to detail. Beautiful modern decor. Our host, William was very hospitable. I was happy that it was not Whale season, so we had a good excuse to remain at the guest house and just chill. No ordinary guest house.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Fantastic facilities but really this is a luxury private break away for couples. Well we enjoyed it! Balcony, fantastic modern well decorated bathroom and bedroom. Enough attention to be spoilt but at the same time not over powering. This is a fantastic couples retreat not a stones throw away from whales, fantastic wine and good food. A luxurious and chilled set up while at the same time romantic modern, cosy and decadent all rolled into one! Thumbs up from us! we only left a review on our second stay as scarred of spoiling our own experience.

You may not view the whales from these balconies but believe me if you use this hotel to its full the whales can wait

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

We were pleasently surprised by the location, stunning rooms, cozy braai area and the service that we received. Ina and the team are exceptional hosts and made our stay a pleasure. We will return again!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Unfortunately we only stayed here for one night but certainly wished it had been longer.
Our room was very spacious,comfortable & luxurious. The whole house was beautifully furnished & Ina looked after us extremely well, nothing was too much trouble.
We certainly hope to stay for longer next time we visit Hermanus.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I loved my stay at Selkirk house. The guest house offers spacious and luxurious rooms with big bathrooms and TV, a library with internet access, a nice and quiet terrace with a small pool to relax and lovely service. The upstairs lounge has a big TV. Ina is a great and warm-hearted manager. I only stayed for two nights but if I go to Hermanus again I hope ther will be a free room at Selkirk House.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baden, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Selkirk House is very modern, almost but only almost too modern.

It is a very high quality and beautiful place to stay. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Ina, the manager does everything to make you feel at home. She books everything from whale watching to an appointment with a doctor.

Its hard, even impossible to find something negative to say. If you like a perfectly relaxing, spacious, modern, luxurious, tastefully designed, friendly staffed accomodation with a very good breakfast...well thats where you have to go.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Estepona, Andalucia, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Wonderful guesthouse,excellent breakfast, fantastic service, in a nice bed and breakfast, in a quiet and safe neighbourhood of Hermanus. modern and very clean apartments, comfortably furnished and very nice host, Ina.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 29 Selkirk St, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 84 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Selkirk House 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Selkirk House is a thoroughly modern 5-star guesthouse nestling high against the Hermanus mountain. The new 27-hole Hermanus Golf Course is close by, while the Arabella Golf Course is a mere 20 minutes drive away.The house is fully automated and furnished in a contemporary style. All the bedrooms have breathtaking mountain or ocean views. Stone and wooden terraces create a sense of spaciousness, while the white American blinds ensure cool privacy. All the generous en-suite bathrooms boast his and her hand basins, heated rails and comfortable baths and showers. ... more   less 
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