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Ellerman House in Cape Town, South Africa

Exuding the air of a sophisticated family home, beloved and refined for generations, Ellerman House is a true retreat. This Relais & Chateaux affiliate, residing in the Cape Town suburb of Bantry Bay, gazes across the Atlantic Ocean toward Robben Island. Intimacy is a hallmark, with just nine elegant bedrooms, two sumptuous suites and the sleek Ellerman Villa. Faithfully preserved, this aristocratic property boasts a stunning collection of South African art and superb dining.

Although secluded, you can stroll to Clifton Beach or enjoy a short drive to Cape Town's vibrant waterfront district. Oenophiles can explore the winelands, less than an hour away. Visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and take a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain. And if you're feeling the need for a cozy afternoon in, drift in the heated swimming pool or curl up in the stately library with a good book.

Location of Ellerman House

Ellerman House
180 Kloof Road, Bantry Bay
Cape Town, South Africa

Nearest Airport: CPT

Amenities for Ellerman House

  • General Information
  • 8 Guest Rooms
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Pool
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Honeymoons & Romance
  • Spa & Wellness

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about Ellerman House was simply perfect. The hotel is trendy yet classic, with incredibly comfortable and well-appointed rooms, and great views of Bantry Bay. The location was great, and a short-uber away from the city centre, the V&A, and Camps Bay. The hotel also organised Ubers for you so you don’t have to worry about transport. The hotel had a very nice restaurant, albeit it was a bit quiet as most guests seem to eat elsewhere in the city. There’s a great bar, where cocktails are complementary, and a quiet and relaxing pool area which is fully-serviced. The whole hotel feels cosy and very personal, helped by the small number of rooms. However, the thing that really makes this place so incredible is the service. Everyone at Ellerman is so friendly and attentive, and go the extra mile to make your stay special, from the smiley waiters and waitresses, to the managers who personally check up on you throughout the stay. Despite us making it to Cape Town, unfortunately our luggage did not. What could have been a stressful experience was made stress-free by the staff. They were more than happy to drive back to the airport on our behalf (free of charge!) to retrieve our luggage, and bring it back to the hotel later that day. On New Years Day, after a wonderful New Years Eve celebration at the hotel, I was feeling particularly fragile and wanted nothing more than a cheese and ham toasted sandwich. When the chef personally came round and asked what I would like for lunch, he was more than happy to facilitate this! The staff really do everything they can for their guests! This is the only place to stay in Cape Town. Simply phenomenal!

TravelExpert5 - UK

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I just came back from a few days stay at the Ellerman house and I have to say that we had such a great experience. Im a very critical person and I have to say that they truly exceeded my expectations. From the moment we arrived, they made sure that we had a truly unforgettable stay. We got upgraded to a room w a beautiful view without even asking. We enjoyed the canapés and gin cocktails, the complimentary wine tasting ( with love joy) and the tour around Ellerman art collection. We organized a art tour for the day of our arrival and we had to cancel last moment because we were so jetlagged and exhausted from our flight. We wish we knew that the guide came in just to do the tour so if you end up booking one, make sure you plan on attending and arrive on time. We profusely apologized! It was a great tour and we learned so much about some famous South African artists as well as about the history of South Africa. We had breakfast on the veranda daily w an amazing view w good food. They offer a laundry service which we used as well. The concierge staff also organized a wine tour w MGM to visit the cape winelands. One of the managers even sat down with us to get an idea of what types of wine we wanted to try and plan a winery route for us that we was extremely helpful. Unfortunately at the end of the day, the driver tried to charge us for extra hours, despite the fact that he never discussed anything with us and after we had given him a very generous tip. However, the Ellerman staff alivated our concerns and took care of the situation for us. We have stayed at some high end hotels before and I have to say that our stay at Ellerman house for was one of the most memorable. The rooms very beautiful, the view was incredible and the service was exceptional. Unlike some of the other hotels, the staff wasn't stuffy and didn't only cater to their higher end guests. We felt like we received the service we deserve and they genuinely wanted to make sure our stay was great. We felt like it was truly a home away from home and the lovely staff made our stay there as effortless as possible. We will def be recommending this place to our family and friends and we can't wait to come back. The only thing I would improve on is that the rooms need to be slight updated as there wasnt enough outlets for us to plug our phones and the USB port didn't work. Wish the had an iPad dock built in.

Heavenzdesiangel - New York

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really lovely place. Great location - between The Waterfront and Caps Bay. Fantastic views. Great rooms. Lovely pool. Wonderful food. Great wine. Really friendly yet highly efficient staff. Any issues we had were swiftly sorted out. New Years Eve was epic. Loved every minute. Only issue was a very poor concierge services before we arrived, I had to speak to them numerous times to try and organise simple bookings like restaurants and day trips. The person I spoke to each time was called Lloyd and he was the overall concierge manager - he was highly ineffective. Reassuringly though, the concierge service when there were at the hotel was fine and all the issues were sorted out quickly. If this happens to you, don’t be put off as once at the hotel is all works brilliantly. Strongly recommend to go. It has a great reputation and deservedly so. Only watch out is to take out a mortgage before you arrive as it is very expensive - but worth it!!

MarkCooper_10 - Guildford, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is just wonderful. Beautiful rooms, top service and it felt like being home. Because of the few rooms and big areas you felt almost like it was you own place. I would definitely recommend this hotel for honeymooners and couples. Also people who like the quiet kind of places.

Natalie L

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just arrived back from the most wonderful stay at Ellerman House. Awesome place with lovely staff who couldn't do enough for us. The food was lovely, we ate dinner here on the first night which was incredibly good and lunches on the terrace were lovely. My husband used the gym which was very well equipped. Our room was very nice and we especially loved the complimentary drinks and snacks in the mini bar and the help yourself from the hotel pantry. The hotels collection of art is amazing we felt like we were staying in someones home it was so comfortable. We will definitely be back!

MrsG22 - Harpenden, United Kingdom

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