The exquisite cliffside location of Birkenhead House makes this private hotel, situated in Hermanus  a gem for locals and tourists alike. Situated on the edge of a cliff overlooking two beaches, the laid-back atmosphere of the hotel with its glamorous beach-house style décor is the perfect blend of luxury, sophistication and relaxation. From July to November, the hotel is also a prime viewing location for the frolicking whales in the bay. There are few things more delightful than walking barefoot in the sand, then winding your way back to the hotel to relax on the deck or in the infinity pool while taking in the endless sea view vistas.Read More

With 11 sumptuously decorated suites, Birkenhead House caters for every imaginable need, with all suites including TVs, DVD/CD players, libraries, mini bars, free WiFi and viewing balconies, and one suite offering a private swimming pool and deck. Modern touches can be seen throughout the hotel in the form of eclectic artwork, lampshades adorned in ostrich feathers and a pool running through the middle of the main living and dining space. When it comes to dining, guests are in for a treat. The chef, inspired by the close proximity of the ocean, whips up the freshest seafood dishes, as well as a fusion of African and French-inspired meals. Should guests feel the need to burn off some of the gourmet fare, the hotel gym is the place. Or they can indulge in some down time at the spa with a massage, reflexology or aromatherapy. Birkenhead House also makes for the ultimate wedding location. Just steps away from the beach, vows can be made ocean side and then festivities can ensue at this stylish yet laid-back location.

The town of Hermanus is a great holiday destination and is conveniently situated a mere hour and a half’s drive from Cape Town. It offers many varied activities from wine tasting to hiking; surfing to playing golf and boat trips to shopping. After a busy day, the warm and welcoming Birkenhead House ensures guests are relaxed and revived to tackle another day.

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Deluxe Superior Room

Featuring a balcony with sea views, this 45 m² double room comes with a minibar and seating area. It is equipped with a flat-screen TV and DVD player and the private bathroom is fitted with a bath and shower.

Superior Room

This 45 m² air-conditioned double room offers majestic mountain and sea views. It is equipped with a flat-screen TV and DVD player and includes a seating area.

Luxury Room

Offering a view of the pool or ocean from the patio, this well-appointed, 42 m² room comes with a king-size bed, flat-screen TV and DVD player. The private bathroom is fitted with an opulent bathtub and beautiful shower.

Standard Room

A picture of opulence and comfort, this 40 m²double room features a balcony with mountain views. This air-conditioned and luxurious room has a seating area and is equipped with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. The private bathroom is fitted with a bath and shower.