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Birkenhead House
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Hermanus
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed for 5nights in room 5 which only has a tiny bit of a sea view but it makes up for that in every other way. The staff are all fantastic and treat you like part of the family ensuring you have an enjoyable and relaxing stay. Sat for 5 days watching whales do their thing from the patio with sun loungers looking directly out to sea. The food was great a little too fussy sometimes but that is down to personal likes and dislikes. Loved the Hemingway Daiquiri and wine selection. I said when I arrived" I think I have died and gone to heaven". Strangely enough I heard that same sentence several times by other guests. I wouldn't contemplate going anywhere else in Hermanus and sorry to say but I will be back.

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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hotel is just wonderful, it has the real Wow factor when you walk through the door. The staff are excellent from the minute you arrive and wave goodbye when you leave. Nothing is too much trouble. The room and decor are fantastic. The views incredible, you can even watch the whales swimming past from the verandah, where you can eat breakfast, watch the sun go down and enjoy the sun and views all day long. I wish we had stayed longer. It is incredible. The food is brilliant too, breakfast is delicious and dinner lovely too, with a different menu each night.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We enjoyed our stayed at Birkenhead House so much that we hardly left the hotel! Our room was SO beautiful – both the interior and the balcony overlooking the ocean. The food, service and general ambience are just PURE luxury. The spa was also great! On our one big adventure from the hotel – a hike along the oceanfront trail into the town – we saw DOZENS of whales just off the beach!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank addsbuhr
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

I have found my paradise on earth. Birkenhead House is truly an amazing boutique hotel to stay. With only 11 rooms and all styled in a unique way around different themes, from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave you will feel incredibly special.
I recommend the full board option if you are staying here, there is nothing that isn't included. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner all exceptional and the location of the infinity pool will have you wishing you'd booked more nights. We sat and watched wales only 100m from shore with a morning mimosa. Something we will never forget.
A very romantic and memorable stay as part of our honeymoon indeed. I can't wait to return one day to this heaven hotel in Hermanus!!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Tarryn W
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

The best hotel we have ever stayed in. The hotel is small and on arrival at the front door looks unimpressive, however one step inside and it becomes an enchanting experience. The decor is stylish and beautiful yet completely comfortable and luxurious. The welcome is warm and genuinely friendly, the managers personable and full of interesting chat. The food is heavenly and the wine marvellous. All the staff are smiling and helpful. It is impossible to over emphasise the quality of this hotel. Throw in the utterly breathtaking views of the ocean with the whales swimming by and you have perfection. We will be back.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ali S
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Additional Information about Birkenhead House

Address: Cnr of 7th 11th Street | Voelklip, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Hermanus
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hermanus
#2 Luxury Hotel in Hermanus
#4 Business Hotel in Hermanus
Price Range: ₹ 33,389 - ₹ 72,738 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Birkenhead House 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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 
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Also Known As:
Birkenhead House & Villa Hotel Hermanus
Birkenhead House And Villa

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