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180 Kloof Road, Bantry Bay 8001 South Africa
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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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4.6
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Free airport transportation
Spa
Concierge
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Massage
Butler service
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Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Afrikaans
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Kratty16 wrote a review Jul 2022
Granville, Ohio1 contribution
Ellerman House is a true gem. The views and service were spectacular at this one of kind property. The artwork alone would be a reason to stay here. It's a true oasis that never felt crowded when we were there.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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StaceeE_13 wrote a review Jul 2022
Palm Beach, Florida47 contributions19 helpful votes
Look no further in Cape Town! Ellerman House is absolutely beautiful, the most delicious food, and gorgeous views, but the incredible service is what makes Ellerman House special. We were constantly greeted with a smile and nothing was too much to ask. The 24-hr pantry was such a fun treat. It is truly one of our most favorite hotels anywhere in the world. Thank you to each and everyone at Ellerman House. We will be back!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Terrace views are gorgeous
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear StaceeE_13, Thank you for your amazing review post your stay at Ellerman House - much appreciated. Our wonderful team is indeed such a big part of Ellerman House, and they also love receiving positive and kind feedback - we will definitely share your review with them. The Pantry, or naughty corner as we like to call it, is indeed the best for when you feel like something sweet. We do hope to welcome you back very soon. Warm regards, Ellerman House Family
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melon615 wrote a review Jul 2022
Manhattan, Kansas12 contributions23 helpful votes
Please do yourself a favor and book this stay for your Cape Town lodging! Every single person was so welcoming and provided us the best time. The service is top notch and you will not find this kind of stay anywhere else. The grounds are incredibly beautiful as well. Be sure to check out the art gallery and wine cellar too! Just a fantastic place to stay overall.
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Good Morning Melon615, Thank you for taking the time in sending your wonderful review post your stay - much appreciated. The kind and attentive team Ellerman House is definitely our greatest asset and they always appreciate being recognized - thank you! We are also so glad to hear you had the time to explore our gardens and private art collection that takes you on a journey through South African history. We do hope to welcome you back to beautiful Cape Town very soon. Warm regards, Ellerman House Family
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Gringasworld wrote a review Jun 2022
Heidelberg, Germany19 contributions4 helpful votes
It is hard to find something to compare with Ellerman House as we have never met before such a good excellent team that treated us like royals... this is more than home from home, it is a diamond in the rough and hard to find, hard to leave. Thank you all and thanks to our friends for this great recommendation
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded Jun 29, 2022
Dear Gringasworld, Thank you for your wonderful feedback post your stay with us at Ellerman House. We always appreciate positive feedback and happy to read that our team made you feel extra special. We do hope you will visit Ellerman House and beautiful Cape Town again very soon. Kind regards, Ellerman House Family.
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SDicken179 wrote a review Jun 2022
Lexington, Kentucky7 contributions
I have stayed in many luxury hotels around the world but never have I experienced the level of luxury and service that I did at the Ellerman House. From the moment we walked in until we left our every need, no matter how small, was attended to. The grounds, rooms and facilities were all immaculate and well cared for. Food, wines and drinks were benchmark and staff was amazing. This is defiantly a must if you are in Capetown and you will not regret the stay and experience here!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Jun 21, 2022
Dear SDicken179, Thank you for your wonderful feedback post your stay with us at Ellerman House. We always appreciate kind feedback and that our attention to detail is noticed. Ellerman House is your home, away from home, in Cape Town and we are delighted to hear that is exactly how you felt from the moment you arrived, until your departure. Hopefully you will come and visit us again very soon. Warm regards, Ellerman House Family.
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WellTraveledGal2000 wrote a review Jun 2022
New York City, New York128 contributions53 helpful votes
Ellerman Hoose is an experience to be savored. Elegant and beautifully maintained by a top notch staff. The art collection is staggering; take advantage of the curated tour. Food and service in the dining room was excellent. Nice spa services. And a view that will stay with you always.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Jun 20, 2022
Good Day WellTraveledGal2000, Thank you for your amazing review after your stay at Ellerman House - we do appreciate you taking the time in sending it through. Our kind and wonderful team is the most important asset for Ellerman House and they truly appreciate being recognized by our valued guests - thank you! As you mentioned, our art and art guides are also a definite experience when visiting us as it takes you on a journey of South African history. We do hope to welcome you back to beautiful Cape Town very soon. Warm regards, Ellerman House Family
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johnaalex wrote a review May 2022
Greenford, United Kingdom177 contributions51 helpful votes
It is very hard to find fault with any aspects of the Ellerman, but I do wish the TV picture, especially on the SuperSports channel, was better and I do think they could include a house wine option in the included drinks. The place just oozes quality from the public rooms, the bedrooms, the food and the level of service by each and every member of staff. I can't wait to return. If you can afford it, stay there at least once. I am sure you won't be disappointed.,
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Room 1 is my favourite. It's at street level and is on the corner of the main building.
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Responded Jun 20, 2022
Dear Johnaalex, Thank you for taking the time in sending us your feedback post your stay at Ellerman House. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we also hope to see you again in the near future. Thank you for your lovely compliment with regards to our various team members - they are always very excited to hear such positive feedback. Please know that we are however very sorry about your experience with regards to the quality of the television in your room; we value this feedback and our management team is definitely looking into this technical glitch. Our Sommelier is also looking at sourcing a house wine to possibly be included on our wine list. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Ellerman House soon. Warm regards, Ellerman House Family
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sbbristol wrote a review May 2022
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In addition to the spectacular views and service, the art collection tells a compelling story of South Africa. I would return just to enjoy the collection. The staff, cuisine and help organizing our vacation stay ensured an outstanding visit.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded Jun 20, 2022
Dear sbbristol, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and we are really happy to read that our art collection was such a wonderful experience. Our art guides do indeed take you on a journey through the history of our beautiful country. We are also delighted to hear that our Concierge Team was able to assist in ensuring you had a memorable stay in Cape Town. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Ellerman House Family
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Andrew B wrote a review May 2022
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
If we could only stay at one hotel in the world , it would be Ellerman House. Each time we return it's like stepping into a pair of your favourite slippers. Everyone truly cares and effortlessly deliver incredible service.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded Jun 20, 2022
Dear AndrewB890, Thank you for your wonderful feedback post your stay with us at Ellerman House. We are thrilled to read that we create a happy place for you during your time in beautiful Cape Town. Our Ellerman House Family is truly our greatest asset and we do love when our guests experience amazing service and care. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm regards, Ellerman House Family
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judithb105 wrote a review May 2022
chicago, United States1 contribution
Excellent hotel with lovely service and beautiful rooms. Do not miss the art collection! And the evening gin cart was lovely. Breakfast on the terrace is highly recommended. The staff even provided us with extra gooseberry jam to take home!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded Jun 20, 2022
Dear Judithb105, Thank you for your amazing review post your stay at Ellerman House - much appreciated. Our art collection and wonderful team are the most important assets for us at Ellerman House. And, we also do love the gin trolley during the special sunsets. We do hope to welcome you back very soon. Warm regards, Ellerman House Family
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PRICE RANGE
$607 - $1,046 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ellerman house hotel bantry bay, ellerman hotel cape town
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownBantry Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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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, JARRYDS, 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.