Just returned from a wonderful two night stay at the Birkenhead House. Everything was first class from the moment we arrived and were greeted with champagne and a tour of the house. There are a variety of rooms at the house so if you are booking well in advance check the web site out and pick your room to suit. Room one is right at the front and seems to have the best views but we were quite happy to be mid house (room 7) which also had good views.
The room was spacious with a large four poster bed with good quality linen, TV, DVD, mini-bar, safe, bath robes and complimentary champagne. The bathroom was very large with walk in shower, bath, twin sinks etc all of a high quality. The room also had two areas for relaxing, one at the rear (via bathroom) which doesn't have views of the sea and is rather enclosed by the adjacent buildings but nonetheless quite private. The area at the front (via the bedroom) has great views and chairs for relaxing and taking in the views.
We didn't use the pools as it was quite chilly when we were there but they looked clean and well looked after. The lounge area was very comfortable with great views out to sea. All the meals were excellent and served by friendly staff. Indeed, I found all the staff to be friendly, they all went out of their way to ensure everything was just right for us during our stay including arranging trips if required.
The hotel is right on the cliff path and takes about an hour to walk into Hermanus although we didn't find a need other than for spotting the whales. Can walk in to town and get picked up by the hotel staff from the Marine hotel.
All in all a great stay, the small touches around the house make this a very memorable stay.
Would not hesitate to recommend the Birkenhead House.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perched on the Hermanus cliffs, the regal Birkenhead House overlooks the whale watching paradise of Walker Bay. Accommodating guests in the utmost luxury, this is the perfect destination for those seeking the pinnacle of seaside living. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Birkenhead House And Villa
- Birkenhead House & Villa Hotel Hermanus