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Birkenhead House

Cnr of 7th 11th Street Voelklip, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200 South Africa
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#3 of 12 hotels in Hermanus
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Wine / champagne
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Facial treatments
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Seating area
Bottled water
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Per F wrote a review Dec 2020
15 contributions18 helpful votes
Spent a great couple of days at Birkenhead House in December 2020. Birkenhead House is an exceptionally charming former family summer house - and it truly feels like it, in a positive way! With only 11 rooms, it is a very intimate and cozy atmosphere, and the location on the cliffs just by the ocean is the best in Hermanus. The view is absolutely stunning over the beach and ocean. Service is first rate as it should be in a five star hotel, and both spa and food is of the highest standard. Just like the other Royal Portfolio hotels owned by the Biden family, the interior design is eclectic and luxurious with an African twist. Birkenhead House is truly worth a detour!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Stephanbez wrote a review Dec 2020
Stellenbosch, South Africa33 contributions9 helpful votes
Best place to stay in Hermanus. Best service and amazing food. The view is spectacular. The food is all inclusive but the drinks are not. There are also some activities available on request. I would advice the mussel-picking as this includes a demonstration by the chef. Amazing stay!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
emmainsa wrote a review Dec 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa45 contributions12 helpful votes
My husband and I popped up from Cape Town to spend a night at Birkenhead House. After a rubbish year (2020 - need we say more!) and a rubbish week, we were feeling tired and emotionally exhausted. After just one night, we left feeling relaxed, peaceful and rejuvenated. Thank you. Everything was faultless - from our massages at the in-house spa, to the food and wonderful cocktails, to the friendly and helpful staff, to our amazing room with seas views, where we were lulled to sleep by the ocean sounds. I can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Andreas wrote a review Aug 2020
34 contributions47 helpful votes
To express all the joy, the wonderful energy and love we felt during our stay at Birkenhead House is almost impossible since we cannot think of any words to describe the magic this stay brought to us. When Thando welcomed us and showed us around the house, we felt like coming home and meeting wonderful friends. Sitting on the terrace, watching the Dolphins at play in the ocean, enjoying outstanding food....We were overwhelmed by the overall experience. We loved staying there every second and the whole team was so friendly, helpful and attentive...it was a magical experience. When the Team showed up at our car to day Goodbye on the day we left, our eyes got wet because of all the love that has been shared with us during this wonder wonder wonderful stay! This place with its staff will have a cherished place in our hearts forever, and we cannot wait till we meet again!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Marianna S wrote a review Mar 2020
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent, friendly, efficient service from all the staff. Fabulous food. Fantastic location but lots of marble steps and no handrails, no grab rail in shower. Not a good enough dressing table arrangement ( chest of drawers ) and no seating in front of it, in our suite. We loved the great welcome from management and staff and the fabulous view.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$446 - US$1 159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Birkenhead House
Which popular attractions are close to Birkenhead House?
Nearby attractions include Hermanus Cliff Path (5.0 km), Fernkloof Nature Reserve (1.7 km), and Grotto Beach (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Birkenhead House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Birkenhead House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Birkenhead House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Birkenhead House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Birkenhead House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Gallery Cafe & Deli, Pear Tree, and Char'd Grill & Wine Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Birkenhead House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Birkenhead House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Birkenhead House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Birkenhead House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Birkenhead House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Birkenhead House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.