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Birkenhead House

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12/06/2017 13/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Most has been said before but this hotel was one of the highlights of our stay. It is expensive but deservedly so. We received a lovely welcome and were shown round the property by Riccardo who is amazing - discreet but never far away to make sure you have anything and everything you need. The room was huge with quality...

1Thank Adrienne6
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited for 2 nights in Feb 2017. What an enjoyable stay we had-this is an all inclusive hotel ( which for whatever reason we hadn't picked up) but having sone so had a most enjoyable stay. Depending upon your fellow guests dinner is rather like being at a dinner party at someone's house. It is nicely...

2Thank Ian B
Reviewed 4 March 2017

While less modern than other places we stayed on our honeymoon, Birkenhead House charmed us with its stunning location, views, top notch service, and excellent cuisine (menu changes daily). We enjoy having our meals "al fresco" in the outdoor dining spaces. At times, it seemed "crowded" in the pool area even though there were only ~10 or so people out...

1Thank Mary D
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Our third stay at Birkenhead House and probably our last. We have always loved our stays there but this time the food was definitely below par. The room we were in may be termed as shabby chic but quite frankly it is more on the shabby side. Wardrobes with broken backing, wicker chairs on terrace old , repainted , shabby!...

6Thank harryhornetHerts
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Looking for a romantic getaway where the service is impeccable but unobtrusive, location fantastic, accommodation luxurious but comfortable and staff friendly and helpful but discrete, then Birkenhead House in Hermanus is the place for you. My husband and I stayed longer than our original booking due to the relaxing atmosphere, a perfect way to recuperate after an operation. The food...

1Thank Huggles7564
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017

From our arrival to our departure we were treated like very special guests at someone's private house. Nothing was too much trouble. Anything we needed was brought to us before we could even ask. Despite this the staff are discreet and not overbearing. The staff are a huge asset to the property, they are all incredibly friendly, engage with you,...

1Thank Cathyt1961
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This hotel has an amazing location , right on the cliffs overlooking Voelklip beach. Direct access to the cliff walk. All lovely. This is our second visit to this hotel and we left decidely disappointed. I am reading all the glowing reports and wonder if they stayed at the same place as we did particularly the comments about the food...

1Thank 362MichaelD
New York City, New York
Reviewed 10 February 2017

My husband and I stayed at Birkenhead House last fall during our honeymoon in South Africa. The hotel itself is beautiful - perched on a cliff, it's the perfect location for an afternoon of whale watching (luckily, we saw many), with beautiful views of the ocean. The staff were INCREDIBLE - they went above and beyond to make sure that...

Thank Jenn R
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Our recent trip pretty much epitomises why I am such a Royal Portfolio (which Birkenhead is part) fan. One is always slightly hesitant to follow up a great experience, in this case for us two years ago, but yup The Birkenhead Family nailed it again. Firstly, the location is incomparable - plain and simple. Standing on the tip of this...

Thank Mark R
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed last year, returned this year with friends. They were bowled over by the place, style, food, ambiance, service and quality of staff. We thought it was superb last year but enjoyed it ever more this year. Errol and Rita were stand out stars in a friendly, well trained and attentive staff. We'll be back next year without doubt.

Thank 65yearold

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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 

Additional Information about Birkenhead House

Address: Cnr of 7th 11th Street | Voelklip, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Price Range: ₹ 28,758 - ₹ 55,512 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Birkenhead House 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Birkenhead House & Villa Hotel Hermanus
Birkenhead House And Villa
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Hermanus
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hermanus
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Hermanus
#2 Family Hotel in Hermanus
#4 Business Hotel in Hermanus
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“Rooms 1 and 2 have the best ocean views if it is in your budget”
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“I requested room 4, but it was already booked.”
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“Sea View is a must!”
Adrienne6, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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