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Birkenhead House

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my 3rd visit to Birkenhead House. Shane and the staff continue to provide top notch personalized service and comfort for which we were most grateful. It was a welcome sight when we arrived from Cape Town. Weather was surprisingly good, given we were there at the start of low season. The hotel is comprised of 3 buildings, with...

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LA
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful small boutique hotel; part of the Royal Portfolio. There are 11 custom rooms - some with straight on ocean views in the front or off to the side. It is located in Hermanus which is ideal for whale or shark viewing (depending on time of year), wine tasting, art galleries and stunning ocean views. Check-in/Check-out: 2...

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Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the time we were met outside the hotel by Rolando and his team, until we were handed a beautifully washed car (even the tyres were polished) and waved goodbye by a large group of staff, we were made to feel nothing but welcome by everybody we came into contact with. Every detail was meticulously taken care of, our room...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for four nights at Birkenhead House but we wished we could have stayed forever​. The location is breathtaking! The guest house is perfectly situated on the rocky cliffs above the beach. On the other side, away from the ocean, is the base of Fernkloof mountain. The room decor is beautiful and the attention to detail is noticable with...

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Woodbury, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Birkenhead as a beautiful property, it is set on a cliff top overlooking Walker Bay. We were not there during whale watching season, but we were still able to see seals and sharks swimming in the water from our room. This property has some of the most spectacular ocean views we have ever seen. We are not a "Sit back,...

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights at the Birkenhead and which could have stayed at east 4. First of all the hotel has only 11 rooms, but plenty of living spaces to enjoy like two pools, a tv area, plenty of lounges, the bar, the living room and the ocean view seating area. The property is wonderfully design and very enjoyable. Now,...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We fell in love with this hotel as soon as we arrived. The staff is friendly, the food is delicious and the property is stunning. What makes Birkenhead House stand apart from the rest of the hotels we have stayed out is the level of detail. For example, they have blankets outside when it is cold, we took advantage of...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We went to Birkenhead House for our late honeymoon in between business trips. It's beautiful and exclusive as in the pictures. There are only 11 rooms, each one with a different luxurious decor. When we booked there was only 1 room available, not my first choice but was not a disappointment, actually the best room I've ever stayed. Thick towels,...

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Doha
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Nice location on the cliff. Staff was very friendly, rooms were excellent. We had full board, but every lunch and dinner there was a variety of choices. And every day an other menu. The room was spacious and also the bathroom. We had our own little pool!

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Hutchinson Island, Florida
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I don't normally write challenging reviews and our stay would have been perfect were it not for 2 challenges which were not addressed quickly enough. First, our air conditioning was not working on a very hot night and the hotel could not get someone in to repair it; they should have sent us to another hotel. Second, our bedsheets had...

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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 )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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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: R5 914 - R11 327 (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 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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“Rooms 1 and 2 have the best ocean views if it is in your budget”
philatour, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the ocean are the most desirable.”
BeachMax, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Get one of the two rooms in front, facing ocean”
ScentCurious, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“I requested room 4, but it was already booked.”
danielN164EN, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Sea View is a must!”
Adrienne6, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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