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Ellerman House
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Bantry Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 4, 2013

The attention to detail started at arrival and was carried through until we left 2 days later. The House was fabulous with the art exceptional! We stayed in the Spa Pool Room with the wonderful views over the pool to the sea in the distance. The food was excellent with good service.
I can recommend Ellerman House and would like to stay there again!
Not to be missed.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Johann S
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EllermanCapeTown, Public Relations Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2013

Thank you for your review of our property. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate that you shared your thoughts.
I will definitely share this with my team and we look forward to welcome you back to Ellerman House soon.
Best regards,
Lindsy

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

This was superb. Feeling tired and stressed on arrival I left feeling so much better. The staff couldn't do enough for my husband and me. The place itself is simply out of this world and the food second to none. I couldn't recommend it more. A treasure!

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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EllermanCapeTown, Public Relations Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Thank you so much for your review of our property. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. To us it is paradise indeed and we love working here and making every guest's stay special. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Regards,
Lindsy Marais
Marketing Manager

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Every aspect of staying at Ellerman is outstanding. From airport transfers to the rooms, the public areas, the museum-quality art, the grounds, the excellent restaurant, the outstanding spa, the unbelievably attentive, and personalized service, the immediate availability of a manager to help with any need; there is not a single area that isn't outstanding. As an example, I spoke with a manager about visiting the wine country. Our conversation was overheard by the sommelier (because I was in their office which is open for any inquiry at any time), who volunteered to go to work on our behalf, making reservations at various vineyards, providing me shortly thereafter with a written schedule and a map. The staff could simply not be more professional and attentive.

Room Tip: The view overlooking the ocean is magnificent and worth any extra cost!
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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EllermanCapeTown, Public Relations Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2013

Thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We strive to make every guest's stay with us truly exceptional and nothing is too much for our staff and managers.
I will certainly share your comments with my team and we look forward to welcome you back to Ellerman House soon.
Best regards,
Lindsy Marais

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Reviewed August 2, 2013

We stayed at The Ellerman House for (2) nights in February. Our only regret is that we did not book for additional nights. We will be returning to South Africa in January and this time we will be staying a minimum of (4) nights before venturing off on our safari adventures in Zimbabwe & Tanzania. This boutique hotel has real old world charm combined with all of the modern conveniences. Definitely an experience you should not miss!

Room Tip: All of the rooms are wonderful but number four has a fantastic verandah
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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EllermanCapeTown, Public Relations Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2013

Thank you very much for your review of our property. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you will be returning to us in January. It is ideal to combine Cape Town pre or post safari. This city is a must see for every traveller to Africa.
Glad you enjoyed our deluxe house room - they are my favourite room types as well. Spacious rooms with terraces all looking out to the Atlantic.
We look forward to welcome you back to our home.
Best regards,
Lindsy Marais
Marketing Manager

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Truly Ellerman House makes South Africa very proud! Complete luxury , in every way possible, thank you especially to the very professional staff especially Ella and Tiaan. The views are breathtaking especially watching the sun go with a glass of champainge! The tour of the private Art gallery was absolutely phenominal representing top South African artists. We were treated like Royality! and can assure all furture visitors will be as well! Thank you again to Ellaman House for making South Africa Proud!

Room Tip: All rooms are equally wonderful and unique
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank jaime e
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EllermanCapeTown, Public Relations Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2013

Thank you so much for your review of our property. I will certainly pass it on to Ella & Tiaan. We are happy to hear that it was an unforgettable experience for you. This is the aim for every guest that visit Ellerman House. The art gallery is a very special added experience we offer our guests and we are glad that you enjoyed the tour.
We look forward to welcome you back to Ellerman House.
Best regards,
Lindsy Marais
Marketing Manager

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

I had the immense pleasure of staying at Ellerman House this month for a few days while in Cape Town. The seamless transfer from the airport, the charm, gracious hospitality, magnificent room, sensational view, brilliant position made it the most magnificent stay.

Added to all of this: the unique elegance of this beautiful building, breathtaking artwork, amazing staff, extensive winelist, mouthwatering meals makes it the only choice when staying on the Atlantic seaboard while in Cape Town.

Loved every second of my stay!

Thank you to the brilliant team that assisted me with everything: Lindsy, Ella, Alexa and Manuel x

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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EllermanCapeTown, Public Relations Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2013

Thank you for your lovely review of our property. We really appreciate it and so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We strive to make every guest experience an exceptional one, and constantly try to better our offering to our guests.
We look forward to welcome you back to Ellerman House soon.
Best regards,
Lindsy Marais
Marketing Manager

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

The moment i stepped into the main hallway, I felt I was stepping into someone's home. The feeling of warmth embraced me, not just by the Manager's smile and helpfullness, but by the actualy home. The furnishings are beautiful and artwork, well it is like a museum of some of the finest artists known. The suite we were allocated, The Ellerman Suite was on the top floor, and easy access to the pantry for midnight snacks, like at home. Love it.

Room Tip: Request one their 2 top suites, or if you like Spa Treatments, one of the 2 Spa Rooms.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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EllermanCapeTown, Public Relations Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2013

Thank you very much for your review of Ellerman House. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do like to make every guest's experience an unforgettable one. Our pantry is definitely one of our unique inclusions and guests absolutely love it.
Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in our beautiful country.
Best regards,
Lindsy Marais
Manager

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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
#1 Spa Hotel in Bantry Bay
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bantry Bay
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bantry Bay
Price Range: $668 - $1,942 (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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