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We had an incredible stay at Ellerman House, I cannot recommend it enough. The house is beautiful with lovely communal areas and beautifully equipped bedrooms. The staff and services are truly excellent with lots of lovely little touches.

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Reviewed 3 November 2016

If you are in need of rejuvenation, stay here! If you are looking for that special place to celebrate with someone special, stay here! Gracious and charming in every aspect - from the setting and service to the food and accommodations - with lots of thoughtful amenities that make this place so unique and memorable.

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

Dear Karen Thank you for taking the time to review us after your recent stay. We are very proud of the facilities and amenities we offer to our guests and it’s rewarding to see that you enjoyed and appreciate everything we do. We hope to welcome you back in the near future Kind regards Ella Cuyler Ellerman House

Kennedy, New York
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

What an amazing time we have had at Ellerman House. The house is beautiful, staff simply delightful, food 5* incredible and the experience truly unforgettable. We can highly recommend visiting. We never left the house, why would we want to? We relaxed as soon as we arrived, Just perfect! Thank you to all at Ellerman House who looked after us...

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

Dear Simon At Ellerman House we strive to make our guests feel at home while relaxing and unwinding at their own pace; and we are happy that unwinding and relaxing is just what you did. Reading reviews like yours, make us very proud of all our offerings and we hope to welcome you back to your new home-away-from-home in the...

Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

From our suite, Suite 1, your paradigm of the word "view" is so wonderfully re-defined that you could possible spend your entire stay just taking it in. Our room, the service, the care and professionalism all 10 out of 10. Our dinner on the second night of our stay, unmeasurable!!! Thank you for a romantic reminder of what a great...

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

Dear Allan We feel honoured that you chose Ellerman House to celebrate your wife's birthday. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your room as well as the service, the staff, food and spa. Reading such a lovely review about your stay puts a smile on all our faces. We hope you will choose us to celebrate another...

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stayed for 6 magical nights and really loved this hotel .... but as you will find out for a few days it becomes your home, as if you are staying with friends .... but friends with the most beautiful house and setting imaginable, a home chef who consistently produces delicious food tailored to your every request, a wine cellar...

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

Dear Ailsa We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your new home-away-from-home and would like to thank you for writing such a lovely review. Our staff welcome all our guests like family and it is great to hear you loved our hospitality. It was an honour to have you stay with us and we hope to see you back again...

Brussels
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Our stay was remarkable. We love the reception greetings, the F&B and the rooms. Spectacular views over the ocean and lovely atmosphere. I loved the Goodies pantry with all kinds of cookies and drinks. TO be repeated.

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

Dear Liza We are delighted to hear you had such a remarkable stay and enjoyed the warm welcome as well as your room. We hope to welcome you back soon and we will be sure to have the Pantry ready and waiting. Kind regards Ella Cuyler Ellerman House

cape cod
Reviewed 23 October 2016

You will not want to leave The Ellerman House. Our stay was indeed magical from the property and grounds to the view and daily menu changes. The staff went above and beyond every minute and anticipated our every need. The room was glorious and gleamed with a magnificent view and private pool. The spa staff was amazing. We never had...

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

Dear Bruce and Kim We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful stay with us and enjoyed all our offerings. We will be sure to pass your compliments to all our staff members and spa therapists. We hope to welcome you back to enjoy another leisurely stay with us in the near future. Kind regards Ella Cuyler Ellerman...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 18 October 2016

It's true... every glowing review... and it's even BETTER in person. I hesitated writing this review because I didn't want to advertise the Ellerman's perfectly perfect experience. However, I'm also one of those people who like to see "good" rewarded/succeed, so here goes. Rooms are impeccable, views are to die for, grounds are meticulous, food delicious, service offerings over-the-top... but...

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

Dear Potrero71 Thank you so much for this lovely review after your recent stay with us. We are honoured that you would compare us to some of the best hotels in the world and we are happy to hear we exceeded your expectations. We will be sure to pass your lovely compliments to all our staff and we hope to...

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is the most amazing place too stay and has a grand country house feel to it despite the fact that it is brilliantly located in Cape Town . We could not fault anything about Ellerman house and cannot recommend it highly enough

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

Dear Elizabeth The biggest honour we can receive is the recommendation of Ellerman House to our guests’ family and friends and we are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful stay. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards Ella Cuyler Ellerman House

Livingstone, Zambia
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I have just returned from a week at this most fabulously elegant hotel which ranks as one of the best in the world for me. With every stay here, something else presents itself that bowls me over. This time, the beautiful surprises were plentiful again and some need to be mentioned anew in this review since my last stay: 1....

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EllermanHouseCPT, Sales & Marketing Manager at Ellerman House, responded to this review

Dear Tina Thank you so much for your lovely review and for taking time to describe everything in such detail and with so much personality. It’s words like these that keep our team going and making sure our guests are our number 1 priority. We appreciate your kind words, and will certainly pass them on to our entire team. We...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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: $820 - $2,357 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Bantry Bay
#1 Spa Hotel in Bantry Bay
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bantry Bay
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bantry Bay
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“The House Rooms all have great views of the Bay and from what we could see all looked amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles AilsaF972, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Every room in this 18 room property is divine. ”
 of 5 bubbles bruceandkim, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Above the pool”
 of 5 bubbles potrero71, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“stairs to climb to our suite but it was worth it....incredible views and fabulous suite. Ask for the Ellerman Suite.”
 of 5 bubbles 821dianeg, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“One of the deluxe rooms with terrace”
 of 5 bubbles RCBLHKG, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
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