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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
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Heated pool
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Air conditioning
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Rachel N wrote a review Dec 2022
USA172 contributions155 helpful votes
Perfect stay! From the gin cart to the library, the sprawling art collection to the wine and brandy tastings, everything about this place is GREAT! The staff are so, so professional and friendly, the views are amazing and the rooms are extremely comfortable. We'll definitely stay here again if/when our travels ever take us to CT.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Room Tip: Don't miss the private art gallery below the lawn!
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Responded Dec 12, 2022
Dear Rachel, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We definitely look forward to welcoming you home when you return to Cape Town. We are so proud of our staff and sharing the best of South Africa to everyone who visits us. Warm regards, The Ellerman House Family
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kcbaz1 wrote a review Aug 2022
Scottsdale, Arizona4 contributions10 helpful votes
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This boutique property was so very special, truly a home away from home in Cape Town. We originally booked our Africa trip in 2018 for 2019 but had to postpone it when my mother passed away three days before our planned departure. Ellerman House was so very understanding, and agreed to move our stay to 2020. Of course, then came two years of COVID-19, so we couldn't travel in 2020 or 2021. We finally got to go this year, and it was worth the wait. After 10 days in safari camps, we arrived at Ellerman House after being met at the airport by their driver Aslam. They upgraded us to the fabulous Ellerman Suite, where we were surrounded by amazing original artwork and beautiful ocean views. The staff was so gracious, and Kenny was a standout. We toured the house's art collection and gallery with curator Talita Swarts, who made us much smarter about South African art. She even helped us purchase a piece to have shipped back home. We loved this property and highly recommend it to anyone visiting Cape Town.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Ellerman House, General Manager at Ellerman House
Responded Aug 23, 2022
Good Day kcbaz1, Thank you kindly for your amazing review after your stay at Ellerman House - we do appreciate you taking the time in sending it through. We are also so happy that we could welcome you after a long wait. Our kind and attentive team is the most important asset for Ellerman House and they truly appreciate being recognized by our wonderful guests - thank you! As you mentioned, our art and art guides (especially Talita) 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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SueKot wrote a review Oct 2022
London, United Kingdom440 contributions286 helpful votes
This is possibly my favourite hotel in the world and I (we) have been to many. The situation on the hill provides an arresting view of the sea below with the sea crashing over the rocks One day there was mist which settled below the buildings further down providing a wonderful vista. The hotel is Edwardian in age and has all the attributes associated with the architectural period. Rooms seem to multiply all over the house, all with wonderful artwork. In fact the art is considered to be the best South African collection in private hands. One may take a tour with a guide who is so knowledgeable about the artists etc. Our room was a deluxe house room. This had its own veranda with sun loungers and table and chairs. It was very comfortable with a huge bathroom complete with bath and walk-in shower. The delight was a hot water bottle as it was winter. This was a thoughtful addition. Food is excellent. The breakfast is sumptuous. The continental element comprises a range of fresh fruit, cold meats and delicious home baked pastries. One may ask for yoghurt. Then comes the hot alternatives. Coffee or tea is seemingly endless It is enough to satisfy one's hunger for the entire day until dinner. The selection at dinner is restricted to a few choices but this is not a negative as these are excellent. One may also request a dish. We did asking for bobotie which was delicious. There is also the room service menu which may be used as an alternative dinner menu with items such as burgers. The hotel is noted for its wine. There is a special building which is used for tastings. It has an unusual feature or two which continue the artistic theme of the entire hotel. One relates to the wine 'rack' this is in the shape of a corkscrew and contains many bottles (1500), albeit not all of the hotel's stock. The other is the wall which exhibits the terroir from many of the country's vineyards. It is fascinating to see the significant differences in the soils. We were fortunate to happen upon Manny and had a long chat re the wine, the cellar and the hotel. Maybe the best aspect is the staff. All are wonderful. We gossiped with all and sundry and had many moments of fun and laughter. The only person we wish to single out among a stellar workforce is Shinay. One of our suitcases had not made it from Dar es Salaam. She pounced on Airlink as a terrier with a rat and the offending bag was reunited with us quickly . In fact I feared for the airline if it was not retrieved in an appropriate time.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Room 2 overlooks the sea
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Response from Ellerman House, General Manager at Ellerman House
Responded Oct 24, 2022
Dear SueKot, Thank you for your wonderful feedback and taking the time in writing it post your stay with us at Ellerman House. We are thrilled to read that we are now your new favourite Hotel and we assisted in creating lasting memories 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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Andile_Ncontsa1 wrote a review Sep 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
The Ellerman House superior experience is most probably, impossible to improve upon. While the property is excellent in all respects, the most unforgettable component is its people from the gate to the gate.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Ellerman House, General Manager at Ellerman House
Responded Sep 19, 2022
Dear Andile_Ncontsa!, Thank you for your very kind review after visiting us. The Ellerman House team have so much passion and enthusiasm ensuring all our visitors experience a memorable time. We are therefore delighted to read that you had a wonderful time visiting us in Cape Town. We do hope to welcome you back very soon. Warm regards, Ellerman House Family
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scubacity wrote a review Aug 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia24 contributions21 helpful votes
My husband and I were lucky enough to stay 4 nights at this lovely property in early August. The house if perfectly situated, drenched in class and elegance, with stunning views and a world class art collection. On top of this is the amazing quality of service you receive from every staff member from cleaners to front-of-house. The food is delicious, the cocktails are tasty, sunsets to die for. Ellerman House is all around an exceptional place. If you're in Cape Town and can afford to stay here, look no further. This place is amazing. We hope to go back!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded Aug 12, 2022
Dear scubacity, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and we are really happy to read that you had an amazing stay with us. We are also delighted to hear that everything from our décor, to our views, our art collection and our delicious food ensured you had a memorable experience at Ellerman House. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Ellerman House Family
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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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Response from Ellerman House, General Manager at Ellerman House
Responded Aug 12, 2022
Dear Kratty16, Thank you for taking the time to write your wonderful review. Our beautiful art collection is a very important part of Ellerman House and we are always happy to read when our guests enjoyed the collection during their stay. And we do agree, we are very fortunate to have the beautiful views from our terrace and rooms at Ellerman House. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Ellerman House Family
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StaceeE_13 wrote a review Jul 2022
Palm Beach, Florida47 contributions22 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 Jul 22, 2022
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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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Jul 13, 2022
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, Germany20 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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Response from , Owner at Ellerman House
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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$754 - $1,628 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 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 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.
Are there any historical sites close to Ellerman House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Iziko Slave Lodge (2.5 miles), City Hall (2.4 miles), and Iziko Koopmans-De Wet House (2.6 miles).