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#1 of 7 hotels in Bantry Bay
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4.9
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5.0
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4.9
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4.7
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Free airport transportation
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Heated pool
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5.0 of 5 stars
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Bay View
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trish9012018 wrote a review Mar 2024
Ballito, South Africa51 contributions47 helpful votes
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It all began with the warmest of welcome by Marly! We delighted in the well presented, delicious cuisine and the decadent freshly made treats that not only filled the Ellerman pantry but our tastefully decorated, well appointed, peaceful, spacious and most comfortable room too. Efficient, friendly, personalised service from each and every member of staff, including Chef Gordon, Michelle, Yasser, Dickson and Warren, who all made us feel relaxed and at home. The art tour. with Lindsay, woven in South African history of the largest South African private collection ( a gallery of its own ), was extraordinary. Watching the whales whilst eating breakfast, wine tasting whilst over looking the ocean, a walk down the 500 steps to Clifton beach, recommended by Yolanda, and a night time stroll through the garden all added to our exceptional and unforgettable experience of South African hospitality in the splendour of Ellerman House. If you are looking for a holiday, par excellence, look no further, this is it!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Mike D wrote a review Oct 2023
Charlottesville, Virginia28 contributions9 helpful votes
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Ellerman House is definitely THE place to stay in Capetown. Staff anticipated nearly every whim and responded quickly and professionally for all requests. Nothing was left out. The property is wonderful and beautifully maintained. The art work was beyond belief, its a gallery in its own right. The staff at all levels were warm, friendly, responsive and professional. The tour guides, hotel employees, were highly knowledgeable and great to drive with. We cannot say enough good things about Ellerman house and will defenitely stay there on return to Capetown.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Oct 18, 2023
Dear tsc3919, Thank you for your lovely comments about your stay at Ellerman House. We always appreciate positive feedback and are delighted to hear that our team made you feel especially special; it is our goal to create memorable stays that last a lifetime. We hope to see you again soon at Ellerman House and in beautiful Cape Town. Thank you very much, Ellerman House Team
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mikemar2@me.com wrote a review Feb 2024
Manchester, United Kingdom38 contributions12 helpful votes
This is like entering your home, but with 6star service and ambience! The location is special and even when all eleven rooms are occupied, the space in the garden, around the pool feels like you are on your own. Service from the Ellerman Team is world class and the art collection around the house gives you that feeling of being at home. A “must” is to visit the wine collection….just amazing. If you want the very best from a boutique Hotel, this really is unbeatable.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Be prepared to be spoilt from the moment you arrive and try some of the special wines.
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Responded Mar 11, 2024
Dear mikemar2, Thank you for sharing your glowing review! We're delighted to hear that your experience at Ellerman House was nothing short of exceptional. It's our pleasure to create memorable moments, and we appreciate your kind words about our team's dedication and attention to detail. We can't wait to welcome you back for more unforgettable moments. Cheers to many more wonderful stays with us in the future! Best regards, Ellerman House Team
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Nick G wrote a review Feb 2024
Devon, United Kingdom26 contributions29 helpful votes
Recommended by a well travelled friend and without doubt now happy to recommend this to any reader of the following review. We stayed for 5 nights in an Ellerman House Suite and would highlight the following: Location: stunning views overlooking Bantry Bay. About 10mins to transfer to V&A and easy access to both Clifton and Camps Bay. Sitting in the garden, on the terrace, or from your room the sky and sea colours never disappoint Rooms: the House Suite was stunning, again with fantastic views out to see, although we would be confident all the rooms are beautifully presented Food and Beverages: wonderful breakfast served on the terraces along with the evening cocktails and canapés. Dinner menu changed daily and whilst there are fantastic restaurants in and around Cape Town we thoroughly enjoyed dinner on the terrace. Lovely treats in the pantry which are difficult to avoid Facilities: beautiful garden and pool area and we enjoyed the lovely SPA and Treatments, You become mesmerised by the art that is an integral part of the property and it feels like you notice something new every time The Team: they have an aim to make you feel part of the Ellerman Family and they do not disappoint. They get to know you personally without it being too familiar and you can understand why there are so many returning guests. Housekeeping team were outstanding (easily overlooked) and a huge call out to Marilie and Prince (aka King) who as House Managers helped facilitate the wonderful experience and always seemed to be on hand And finally just don’t take my word. It was evident whenever asked where we were staying when out and about and responding with Ellerman House the immediate response was always along the lines of ‘wonderful, beautiful, one of if not the best in Cape Town’. We will be returning and have no hesitation in recommending to anyone thinking of visiting
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded Feb 12, 2024
Hello nickg337, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience at Ellerman House. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our team was able to contribute to making your visit special. It warms our hearts to know that you appreciated the exceptional service, attention to detail, and the overall ambiance of Ellerman House. Our team works tirelessly to ensure that every guest has a memorable and comfortable experience, and your kind words serve as a great source of motivation. We are particularly thrilled that you found our facilities and amenities to your liking. Our commitment to providing a luxurious and welcoming environment is a top priority, and it's rewarding to see that reflected in your feedback. Your recommendation means the world to us, and we genuinely appreciate your positive remarks. It was our pleasure to host you, and we hope to welcome you back to Ellerman House for another unforgettable experience in the future. The entire team, the housekeeping team, Marilie and Prince send all their love. Once again, thank you for choosing Ellerman House, and we look forward to serving you again soon. Warm regards, Ellerman House Team
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marksmbm wrote a review Sep 2023
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Fantastic property - one of the best I have ever visited. Our stay was more like being a guest in someone's home rather than staying at commercial property. The furnishings and decor (and art) in the hotel were remarkable. And the staff went out of their way to find opportunities to please you. The staff addressed all guests by name, remembered from day to day what plans you had the previous day. Management visited with all guests every morning in the dining room to make sure they were happy with their stay and to come up with ways to make it even more memorable. Overall a great experience.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded Oct 18, 2023
Dear marksmbm, Thank you for your lovely comments about your stay at Ellerman House. When visiting Cape Town, Ellerman House is truly your home, and we prefer to think of the employees as an extension of your family. For this reason, we address visitors by name, and we are constantly aiming to offer tailored guest experiences and stays during your stay with us. Thank you very much, Ellerman House Family
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CLARESouthAfrica wrote a review Sep 2023
Sandton, South Africa7 contributions2 helpful votes
Hands down this is the best hotel in the Cape in fact South Africa . Our room was spacious with the most stunning ocean view. The food is out of this world ( thanks to Chef Kieran ) their wine menu is one of the best. The staff were so friendly and welcoming , you almost feel like you’re in a beautiful home , rather than a hotel. There are so many beautiful decorated lounges to chill in , and the gardens and pool area are in immaculate condition. If you are interested in art , they offer art tours as they have a huge art collection . And the wine gallery and wine tasting is a must . Zolani did the wine tour and what an enthusiastic , engaging young man he was . The 6pm sundowners on the deck with canapés are all complimentary, we felt like we were on the Italian riviera it was so beautiful. Marlyn was always on hand to make us our special cocktails and chat about the menus. And then the pantry! just the thing if you are feeling peckish , it’s filled with cakes, sweets, biscuits and so much more and you can raid the pantry at any time of the day or night . All in all it was a magical experience and I can’t wait to go back. 2 nights was far too short. Thanks to all the staff for making our stay so special, I can’t wait to come back
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Oct 18, 2023
Dear CLARESouthAfrica, Thank you for your positive feedback on your stay at Ellerman House. We are delighted that you loved the authentic South African experience, which is reflected in our art collection, gourmet offerings, extensive gardens, and exceptional crew. We continuously strive to provide outstanding visitor experiences while being comfortable and modest. We hope to see you again soon to enjoy even more of what we offer, including 21 complimentary features to make your stay extra special. Best wishes, Ellerman House Family
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Heather B wrote a review Sep 2023
Lewes, Delaware3 contributions
We stayed here as our first stop on our honeymoon. Cape Town is an amazing city and we wish we had more time, particularly at the Ellerman House. Unbeatable views, service, food, wine and art. We will be back!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded Oct 18, 2023
Dear heatherbC8624MF, Thank you for selecting Ellerman House as your honeymoon destination. Cape Town is the ideal spot to celebrate the start of your new life together, with its flaming sunsets, magnificent white-sand beaches, and world-class food. Guests at Ellerman House can spend their honeymoon surrounded by the beautiful romance of our cliffside grande dame, complete with spectacular Atlantic Ocean views, plush, opulent suites, and a calm spa with a dedicated treatment area designed for couples. We hope to be able to welcome you back to Cape Town for a future adventure. Thank you very much, Ellerman House Family
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EG Chicago wrote a review Sep 2023
Chicago, Illinois40 contributions37 helpful votes
Ellerman House is a beautiful artsy boutique hotel with an exceptional view. The location is great and the food was outstanding. The room, bathroom and deck were very spacious and comfortable. Everyone was very helpful and attentive, especially Duran who was a fantastic server and made the best coffee drinks. Drinks on the patio are a must. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 18, 2023
Dear EllenG2222, Thank you for your kind words, and it's great that you appreciated the views, meals, and overall Ellerman House experience. We will certainly share this feedback with Duran - our team is the life and heart of Ellerman House, and we know Duran will be overjoyed. We surely hope to have another chance to welcome you back to Ellerman House. Best wishes, Ellerman House Family
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Adina B wrote a review Aug 2023
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Went on our honeymoon for three days and it was the most incredible experience ever. The staff is attentive but not overwhelming. The food and drinks are exceptional and the property is absolutely spectacular. The art tour and wine tasting tour on the property were added bonuses to our trip but invaluable experiences. If it were up to us we would have stayed much longer !!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Aug 28, 2023
Greetings Adinab697. Thank you very much for your amazing review! We are pleased to have played a part in your wonderful honeymoon! We appreciate the compliments on the culinary offerings and the art tour, which are all part of the Ellerman House experience. We hope to see you again for another wedding anniversary celebration. Best regards, Ellerman House Team
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Meredith R wrote a review Jul 2023
Midland Park, New Jersey14 contributions3 helpful votes
I'm not sure I can sufficiently put my experience into words! Every single staff member from the front room to the wait staff were so attentive and welcoming. We were staying to celebrate my 50th birthday and I noticed a ring in the display case that I fell in love with. My husband and I were leaving in the morning and I did not buy the ring. Unbeknownst to me, my husband was working remotely with the staff to somehow purchase the ring and get it to us. I don't have everyone's name because my husband was the one scheming but somehow they got that ring delivered to us WHILE WE WERE ON SAFARI!!! That level of service is beyond words. Not to outshine the perfect cocktails, blankets on the terrace at sunset and the exquisite pot of tea next to the fire. Our stay was impeccable from start to finish. I wish Ellerman House was closer so I could quickly return.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Response from Ellerman House, General Manager at Ellerman House
Responded Jul 31, 2023
Dear MeredithR176, Thank you for your kind five-star review. We are happy that you chose Ellerman House to celebrate your birthday, and we are delighted that we were able to make it extra special - the team enjoyed making your surprise even more special; that's what we do! It was an absolute pleasure and we hope to see you again for another birthday celebration. Best regards, Ellerman House Team
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$842 - $1,397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ellerman House
Which popular attractions are close to Ellerman House?
Nearby attractions include Clifton Beaches (0.3 miles), The Point (0.7 miles), and Saunders' Rocks Beach (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ellerman House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ellerman House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ellerman House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ellerman House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ellerman House?
Conveniently located restaurants include NV-80 Grill & Bar, JARRYDS Brunch & Bistro, and Regent Burger Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ellerman House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Ellerman House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ellerman House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Ellerman House have airport transportation?
Yes, Ellerman House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Ellerman House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Bantry Bay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ellerman House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.