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Birkenhead House
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

Only one night for our anniversary - great location (just outside the main town of Hermanus - hour' drive from Cape Town), very helpful and attentive staff, beautiful plush rooms and food to die for. Wine on tap. We will be back. If you're looking for a definitive answer whether you should book Birkenhead House or not, you've just found it. Do it!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Perfect location, perfect decor, perfect rooms, excellent food. Just wonderful. Like the Malibu house you've always dreamed of but could never afford in a million years. Damn near a perfect hotel. The crickets were a bit noisy at night.

Room Tip: Room 1 & 2 overlook the ocean and are preferred.
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank dzop
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

The management and staff are to be commended for knowing what their guests want and going the extra mile to put us at ease. It's a boutique hotel so I expected a friendly welcome, but it's the extra little touches that make all the difference here. The sprinkling of rose petals to welcome you to your room & bathroom, every imaginable extra from jelly beans to nuts, a stocked fridge, tea and coffee, not 'just' a dressing gown for each guest, instead there's two, both silk, one for warmer days/nights and one for cooler! Nothing is left to doubt, and even if there was something, I do believe that someone would click their fingers and it would appear!
The meals were all fabulous, the service outstanding, the setting superb but its the staff and their attitude that make such a huge impact here. Nothing is too much trouble, after a late-ish night I decided to wake myself up with a shot of espresso before a morning jog, the minute I got back a glass of water and a towel were offered...it's these little things that make such a big impression. A secluded hideaway of great beauty and peacefulness - I found my Shangri-la!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

Spent two nights at this spectacular venue and if there is a hotel that can compete with this then they deserve an accolade! The setting on the cliffs facing the Indian Ocean is really superb, the rooms have every conceivable requirement, I could not even think of an item that they did not provide!
The staff from waiter to chef and management offer impeccable service and attention 24/7!
Food is fresh and home cooked and you get what you ask for.
Only an idiot would stay anywhere else!

Room Tip: Beach front of course. Stay in the original hotel as they have sold the villa!
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights in March. Arrived to find it on a housing estate which was a surprise from the photos, however from the moment we pulled up it was just a delight to be there. A very warm welcome from all the staff and an calm fell upon us. Time just drifts along from one meal to the next. It's all inclusive, but not in the mass tourism way. It's fine dining, help yourself to digestifs, lovely beach walks and long deep sleeps. Perfect. Hermanus is perfect too. We hit just as the season turned so had wet weather but you know what we still loved it, and the hotel was less than half full so it felt like out own villa. Go stay its gorgeous.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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