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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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We stayed here for four nights in a Deluxe House Ocean View room. The location of the hotel is excellent, the decor first class and the room was spacious and comfortable. However, for a hotel that tries to “exceed expectations” and to be like a “home”, there were some significant shortcomings. Firstly, the dinner while good, was not excellent. Well...

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Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently spent four magnificent nights at Ellerman house. You are impressed by the initial greeting and tour of the physical facilities. The views over the bay are breathtaking; the art collection and gallery eye popping; the wine cellar divine; the grassy verandas enlightening. But once you stay there and feel the warmth and level of service of their staff,...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Number One hotel in Cape Town stunning views ,service,great food wonderful art collection and a brilliant cellar . The rooms are stunning plus they have two villas as well .there is a wonderful spa area and gym facilities

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EllermanHouseCPT, General Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this review

Dear Allan Thank you for your lovely review after your recent stay. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed all our facilities and toured the villas. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Ella Cuyler Ellerman House

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ellerman House is an experience more than a hotel. Expect superlative service from lovely people, sweeping views of the ocean, large, individually designed spacious rooms with terraces, lovely, homey add-ons including a pantry you can raid day or night, excellent food and an art collection worthy of its own curator who will, if you ask, take you on a guided...

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EllermanHouseCPT, General Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this review

Good day We love receiving such positive reviews as it leaves us all feeling very proud of all we have to offer and it motivates all the staff to pay even more attention to delivering better service. Thank you for making Ellerman House your home during your stay in Cape Town and we hope to welcome you back in the...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Ellerman House was the first stop on our honeymoon - we spent three wonderful nights back in September. After traveling for close to 20 hours, we were so excited to finally make it. Our room was amazing (we stayed in a Deluxe House Room) - big bay windows that looked out onto the ocean, a huge private balcony, heated bathroom...

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EllermanHouseCPT, General Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this review

Dear Jenn We are honoured and really happy that you chose Ellerman House as the first stop of your honeymoon trip. We love going the extra mile for our honeymoon couples and are delighted to hear you loved your room as well as the extra touches. Our Fried Halloumi with avocado and peanut butter on rye bread is a favourite...

caribbean
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We always choose a Relais & Chateaux hotel if we can and this one certainly lived up to what we expected. Relais have a "motto" for their recommended hotels, the five C's: Charm, Courtesy, Character, Cuisine and Calm, my husband adds a sixth, Cash. Ellerman House had them all with the weakest being the cuisine, it was a slight disappointment....

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EllermanHouseCPT, General Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent visit to Ellerman House. It is wonderful to know that you will be returning for a more relaxed stay with a less busy itinerary. This Hotel is really a property where guests need to spend a bit more time to experience what it has to offer. Should...

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

A gem of a spot overlooking Bantry Bay. The staff are just wonderful, the room beautiful and the food is divine. A very special place for some solo downtime as it feels like a home away from home. The wine tasting with Manny comes highly recommended and if you are into art, you must do the contemporary art tour with...

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EllermanHouseCPT, General Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this review

Dear Lallie We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and had some tome to relax and unwind while taking in everything we have to offer. Manny is one of the best and we are delighted that you experienced a wine tasting and took time to appreciate our art collection. Kind regards Ella Cuyler Ellerman House

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderfully appointed and situated overlooking the bay. Superb accommodation overlooking the grounds with sea below. Food excellent and very helpful staff throughout. The original artwork expertly placed in the hotel makes you feel you are staying in an beautiful private country house. The wine studio with 7500 bottles of fine South African wines stored in a large carbon corkscrew is...

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EllermanHouseCPT, General Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this review

Dear Malcolm We are very proud of our art and wine collection here at Ellerman House and it always puts a smile on our face when we hear guests take the time to enjoy our wine and art. We will be sure to pass your compliments to our staff and we hope to welcome you back to your new home-away-from-home...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I didn't have the pleasure of staying at this hotel (maybe next time!) but was able to have sunset cocktails. Its a stunning place with top notch service. The gin cart did not disappoint! The place we were staying in had to call to allow us to enter the property. Well worth it.

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EllermanHouseCPT, General Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this review

Good Day We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the sunset cocktails at Ellerman. House. We are all in love with our new gin cart and it is good to know that it also enhanced your evening experience. We hope to welcome you back at Ellerman House in the near future to enjoy the accommodation and some of our other...

Linlithgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This was our fourth stay at Ellerman and is was as good as every other stay. The hotel was fully booked over New Year but they managed to accommodate us because of a cancellation. We were so pleased having 'experienced' the dire service of the 12 Apostles to spend our last day at Ellerman. The staff, the service, the food,...

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EllermanHouseCPT, General Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this review

Good Day We were thrilled to have you stay with us for the fourth time and are happy that everything worked out and we could make this happen. It is wonderful to hear that your last day in Cape Town was so special and thank you for the lovely compliments. We will definitely share these with all the staff and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Ellerman House

Address: 180 Kloof Road | Cape Town, Bantry Bay 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Bantry Bay
Price Range: RM2,776 - RM7,729 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ellerman House 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Ellerman House Hotel Bantry Bay
Ellerman Hotel Cape Town
Ellerman House Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
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#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
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