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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2015

We cannot praise this hotel enough. We only stayed 1 night and we regret not staying for another. From the moment we booked until we left the service was superb. The views from the restaurant and lounge are beautiful and you really could see whales from the hotel. All of the staff were warm and friendly and we hope to...

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TheRoyalPortfolio, General Manager at Birkenhead House, responded to this review

Dear Lisacn2015 Thank you for your lovely feedback. Having a car certainly makes getting around a lot easier for those keen to explore the amazing area around Hermanus - including the Hemel en Aarde Valley and the local nature reserves such as Fernkloof. We do provide a complimentary shuttle service for guests from Birkenhead House into the centre of town...

Pinner, England
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Wow!! What a view. The Birkenhead house is perched on a cliff top about 15 minutes from Hermanus town. When you check in they will walk you through the common areas and take you to the front patio area and then you'll see what I mean. The view to the sea and beach below is absolutely spectacular. The sea is...

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TheRoyalPortfolio, General Manager at Birkenhead House, responded to this review

Dear PeterSF Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted that you had a wonderful stay and want to thank you for the constructive feedback. While the load-shedding (electricity) situation in South Africa is improving, we are looking into the feasibility of a generator at Birkenhead House. We have also spoken to our...

Kent
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Fantastic boutique hotel with great staff, the following sentiments come to mind; flexible and accommodating check-in with a smile/ nothing is too much trouble (we arrived from Oudtshoorn at 13:00pm and left again at 14:30 arriving back at 17:00 to be still offered lunch - wonderful service!), soft sheets, heated floors, wake-up call greeted with tea/ coffee, generous bathroom with...

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TheRoyalPortfolio, General Manager at Birkenhead House, responded to this review

Dear DCMIT1 It was really great having you with us and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the wonderful review. The young ladies at reception, Barbara-Ann and Verne are a great asset to the team. Luta, the hostess, is one of our newest staff members and we're thrilled that she is making such a positive...

Fleet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We arrived at Birkenhead House after staying at the sister hotel La Residence in Franschhoek - which I would award 10 stars to, so Birkenhead House had to surpass my expectations to come close to La Residence. Hotel is superbly located at top of the cliff overlooking the bay - perfect in the whale season. There is a cliff-top path...

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TheRoyalPortfolio, General Manager at Birkenhead House, responded to this review

Dear Peter M Thank you for the wonderful feedback on your stay at Birkenhead House. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your time here and at La Residence. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Kindest regards Shane Brummer General Manager | Birkenhead House Birkenhead House is a member of The Royal Portfolio

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 30 July 2015

I absolutely loved our stay at Birkenhead house. The property itself is gorgeous and situated on the rocks just above the beach in Hermanus so you have amazing views. Our room was spacious, beautifully decorated and full of interesting art. It also had two balconies with different views of the ocean and mountains which was a real treat. We felt...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 29 July 2015

If you are looking for luxury at it's finest, with an artistic twist, then I HIGHLY recommend staying here! It's located on the rocks of Hermanus, with an unspoiled view of the ocean right in front of it where guests get to enjoy whales breaching, and showing off while they eat breakfast and lunch. The food at the manor is...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Excellent stay at the hotel. Staff is trying the best top get you a wonderful relaxing stay. Food is excellent, nice atmosphere in the hotel. Small and nice beach, just a few meters walking distance. In the nature. Excellent spa (especially one lady called Lee Ann, I don't know if she is still working there). Perfect place to relax, far...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Birkenhead House is probably the most incredible place my husband and I have ever stayed . The villa is located on a cliff overlooking the sea, surrounded by lush greenery , and a very short walk to the most fantastic beach one could imagine. The unique furnishings of the common areas as well as the rooms is both warm and...

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Belfast
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We started our honeymoon in Birkenhead House. The attention to detail was second to none. The room was amazing with fantastic views of the Atlantic. Bathroom was fun and quirky. 5 star from start to finish. Food was excellent and wine to match. Spa was very good also.staff friendly and helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 June 2015

I had a completely magical time when I stayed at Birkenhead with my parents. The location is absolutely fantastic with breathtaking views of the ocean - with brilliant whale watching thrown in! The sercvie was extremely friendly and the staff went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed, even arranging a boat tour for us. The...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 31,156 - ₹ 58,777 (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 And Villa
Birkenhead House & Villa Hotel Hermanus
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hermanus
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Hermanus
#1 Luxury Hotel in Hermanus
#2 Family Hotel in Hermanus
#4 Business Hotel in Hermanus
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