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Ellerman House
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Bantry Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 24, 2011

We stayed at the Villa and it was perfection in every way. The views are to die for, the service was terrific and to top it all off the Hotel has a wonderful art collection which was graciously shown to us by one of the Managers. It's a wonderful way to experience Cape Town!

Room Tip: For privacy and views you can't beat staying in the Villa!
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 19, 2011

From the minute we arrived we were made to feel like royalty! Ella, the hospitality manageress, gave us a very warm welcome and tour of the hotel (which very quickly felt like home). Our suite was immaculate in shades of green and with the most spectacular view over Bantry Bay... The fresh roses, the perfectly ripe strawberries... the ice cold wine... the OTT pastry basket with freshly brewed coffee delivered in the morning... These guys know exactly how to do luxury and attention to detail the right way! The bathroom has piles of glorious soft white towels, the amenites are divine, the 'pantry' with its delicious home made snacks get replenished twice a day! I was lucky enough to celebrate my birthday there and we had the most elegant dinner on the terrace with a special birthday cake from the chef. Breakfast is a fabulous affair and the menu caters to every whim... Thank you to Mitch for our personalised tour of the gallary and a special thanks to Ella whose warmth and special attention made our stay even more special! I have stayed in so many different 5-star hotels and Ellerman hotel is by far the best I have ever come accross!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 13, 2011

A staff of 65 people works for 10 rooms. When we were there they had not more than six guests including us. More service is not possible. Great view! Excellent interior, like an old English castle. All fire places are burning all the evenings, though almost never is a guest there - everything is waiting in this fantastic place that you, Lord and Lady X, might come. This is an exceptionell hotel, brilliantly located. Many extras, transports, all soft drinks and alcoholics except whine and sparkling whine, laundy, millions of nuts and cakes. In your room so many as if you plan a party with 20 people, more in the pantry. If you do not like the three big bottles of alcohol in your room, prefer others, they bring immediately. Food is fine. But do not miss the best in Cape Town while you are there: Luc's test kitchen in Woodstock. We will when back in Cape Town definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 11, 2011

Ellerman House is a boutique hotel that offers a personalised experience. All the rooms are sea facing and the private villa is ideal for groups. The art collection offers a great introduction to South African artists. Dinner on the verandah is an elegant affair. The service was friendly. I am a vegan and was invited into the kitchen to discuss my meal preferences with the chef. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: All rooms are sea facing, while the villa is ideal for groups. The Ellerman Suite is a loft room off...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 29, 2011

We have stayed at Ellerman house a couple of times and it has been truly sublime. Whether you are looking to do business in cape town or escape and spoil your spouse, Ellerman House truly feels like you have come home. You are not treated like a guest, you are made to feel like a special long lost family member.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 25, 2011

My wife and I just returned from a safari in Namibia and Botswana that finished with a long weekend in Cape Town. I had booked a room at The Ellerman House because we frequently stay in hotels that are affiliated with Relais & Chateaux.
The Ellerman House is not inexpensive and if one is fortunate enough to stay there, he will not be disappointed. This is the absolutely finest place we have ever stayed. From the pickup at the airport to the very warm welcome that we received when we arrived, the staff just thought of everything to make us feel at home and also to make our stay pleasant. For example, we arrived at the hotel just after 11:00PM, so they had some amazing sandwiches and fruit in our room with a bottle of wine in case we were too tired to go to the restaurant. We were upgraded to a suite and the room was spacious, beautiful and very well kept. Breakfasts were served on the patio that had the most amazing views of the city, harbor and sea and the food was very good. Everyone who works at this small wonderful spot goes out of their way to make sure that every detail is perfect. This is a very special place to stay and I cannot wait to return.

Room Tip: We were upgraded to their suite which was amazing
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 12, 2011

I stayed at Ellerman House for 4 nights in early July 2011
The position of the property is simply the best - both in terms of the best sea views Cape Town has to offer but also quick and easy access to the major attractions of what the city has to offer as well as the Cape Winelands
Ellerman House is a retreat in the city where you can retire to at the end of a wonderful day and enjoy simply the best in terms of luxury, food, service and ambience

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Ellerman House

Address: 180 Kloof Road | Cape Town, Bantry Bay 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Bantry Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Bantry Bay
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bantry Bay
#2 Spa Hotel in Bantry Bay
#3 Luxury Hotel in Bantry Bay
Price Range: $695 - $2,175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ellerman House 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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 
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