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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sorry about the late review. My husband and I stayed for 3 nights back in February and enjoyed every minute of it. From checking in to checking out we encountered nothing short of perfection. The atmosphere of Ellerman House is amazing, so tranquil - just the place to chill after spending almost a month touring the Garden Route. We had... More 

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

Dear Elizabeth We are delighted to read of your stay with us in February and that you enjoyed all we have to offer our guests. We take pride in our service and cuisine and to read a review like this puts a big smile on our faces. We will be sure to pass your compliments to our chauffeur, staff and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even for the most discerning traveler ELLERMAN HOUSE never fails to exceed every expectation. The very finest in accommodations, in a stunning location overlooking the coastline, looked after by a warm, engaged, highly professional team. Is there a sixth star? — Dr Scott Thompson & Mr Jimmy Díaz

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

Dear Dr Thompson and Mr Díaz We love reading reviews like these and would like to thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay with us. We are honoured that you would rate us six stars and we hope to welcome you back in the near future to your new home away from home. Kind regards... More 

West Warwick, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every detail is thought of by the Ellerman House. All staff are truly exceptional and treat guests with kindness, care, and professionalism. Everything about Ellerman is absolutely fantastic from check-in to departure - a true joy to stay at such a magnificent property.

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

Dear Steve Meersman We love receiving reviews like these and we appreciate the time you took to write about your recent stay with us. We will be sure to pass your comments to all our staff and we hope to welcome you back to your home-away-from-home in the near future. Kind regards Ella Cuyler Ellerman House More 

Cape Town
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It once was the mansion of mr. John Ellerman (1862-1933); the richest man of all times in Engeland. Now it is a small hotel with a magnificent view, with a whole lot of Southafrican painted art en sculptures (sure more than 100!), a wonderfull garden, excellent food, pleasant and great service and close tot he citycentre. It's price is expensive... More 

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

Dear ediebro Thank you for the great feedback. We are delighted to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us and we appreciate the time you took to write the review. We are very proud of the art collection we have in the hotel and we are honoured to shared it with our guests. Hopefully we will be able... More 

Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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92 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately we were only here for the breakfast and not a proper stay, but the chance to experience and visit this spectacular property was worth it! Incredible location in Bantry Bay and over-looking the Atlantic Ocean, breakfast was an unforgettable experience! The spread on offer was beautifully presented (almost looked too good to eat... almost!) The Eggs Royal was delicious... More 

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

Dear Janine Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review after your short visit to Ellerman House. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the very beautiful and fresh breakfast that we have on offer on a daily basis. We hope to welcome you back soon for a night’s stay and will be sure to have the... More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a treat it was to stay at this beautifully run property in a perfect position in the Cape. We were fortunate to stay for 8 nights and were very sad to leave. The one thing that we did find strange was that, although the rest of the staff were faultless and extremely friendly and helpful, at no time did... More 

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

Dear Peter and Narelle Thank you for taking the time to rate us on TripAdvisor. I am happy to know that you enjoyed Ellerman House and thought it was a beautifully run property. As I normally go out of my way to meet all the guests on arrival and as far as possible greet them at breakfast, it is sad... More 

Cape Town
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

The Ellerman House was beautiful online and even more spectacular in person. Not only is the property and it's view amazing but the staff, the room appointments, the FOOD but also the eclectic and delightful distinguished art collection hanging throughout the property. Lastly, unfortunately, I have no suggestions for improvement. This experience, from our perspective, was perfection.

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

Dear Susan We are delighted to hear you had such a good stay with us and loved everything we have to offer, especially the art collection and our cuisine. We will be sure to pass your compliments to all our staff and we look forward to welcoming you back at Ellerman House soon. Kind regards Ella Cuyler Ellerman House More 

Brooklyn, NY
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

We have had the pleasure of staying at a number of Relais & Chateau properties throughout the world. I can safely say Ellerman house is the finest we have seen. A truly special property with outstanding staff and wonderful amenities. Highly recommended!!!

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

Dear bigonion We are thrilled to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your resent stay with us and thank you so much for taking the time to write the lovely review. We are all very proud of this property and are over the moon with the wonderful news that you would rate us amongst the best of Relais & Chateaux around... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Still my favourite place in Cape Town, by miles. The staff and overall experience make this one of the best hotels in the world. The spa and treatments are also the best I have ever had, so massive thanks to Louise too.

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

Dear Byron Thank you so much for the lovely review and taking time to write about your stay with us. We will be sure to send your compliments to Louise and hope to see you back at Ellerman House soon. Kind regards Ella Cuyler Ellerman House More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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63 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

We've been lucky enough to have stayed in some of the best hotels of the world... but nothing compares to Ellerman House. Our stay, really surpassed our expectations. Upon arrival, we were met by the GM. She gave us a quick tour of the property. At Villa One (our accommodation) we were greeted by our staff members (chef / butlers... More 

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

Dear Francois Thank you so much for the amazing review of your recent stay at Ellerman House. Reviews like these always make us very happy and encourage all our staff to provide only the best service. We take pride in all the amenities we offer especially the Wine Gallery and our art collection and it is so rewarding to hear... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Ellerman House

Address: 180 Kloof Road | Cape Town, Bantry Bay 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Bantry Bay
Price Range: $562 - $3,894 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ellerman House 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Ellerman House Hotel Bantry Bay
Ellerman Hotel Cape Town
Ellerman House Bantry Bay, Cape Town
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Bantry Bay
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Bantry Bay
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bantry Bay
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bantry Bay
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