Birkenhead House and Villa

Birkenhead House & Villa

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.

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.




Property Facilities

  • 24-hour Security
  • Bar
  • Barbeque Facilities
  • Business Centre
  • Conference Centre
  • Gym
  • Gym (nearby)
  • Internet Access
  • Library
  • Malaria Free
  • Meal on Request
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Spa

Available Services

  • Airport Shuttles
  • Babysitting Service
  • Chauffer Service
  • Credit Card
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Room Service (24 hours)

Activities Nearby

  • Beach
  • Child Friendly Activities
  • Golf
  • Health and Fitness Centre
  • Hiking
  • Marine Adventures
  • Marine Tidal Pool
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Surfing
  • Whale Watching
  • Wine Tasting

Room Types


Room1 Front House Upstairs

Fresh and bright with dazzling ocean views from its two balconies, this is a delightfully stylish suite. A king-size Louis Farouk antique bed takes pride of place, complemented by an 18th century French gold chair, yellow silk French antique couch and original artwork. Relax amidst this splendor or unwind in the spacious bathroom with its huge bath tub, walk in shower and two vanities.


Room 3 Front House Downstairs

Take pleasure in ocean views from the private balcony or curl up in front of the TV on the luxurious queen-size, French four-poster bed. A splendid shagreen desk and various original paintings add character. The large bathroom’s centrepiece is a magnificent freestanding Victorian bath, complemented by walk-in shower and two freestanding vanities.

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Room 2 Front House Upstairs

Fresh and bright with dazzling ocean views from its two balconies, this is a delightfully stylish suite. A king-size Louis Farouk antique bed takes pride of place, complemented by an 18th century French gold chair, yellow silk French antique couch and original artwork. Relax amidst this splendor or unwind in the spacious bathroom with its huge bath tub, walk in shower and two vanities.


Room 4 Front House Downstairs

Step onto the balcony and marvel at the beautiful sea view. Luxuriate in the plush queen-size bed with gold-framed headboard. This magnificent room features a hand-carved antique chair, leather desk and original paintings. The bathroom is decorated with a shell mirror, single vanity table, shower and freestanding Victorian bath.


Room 5 Middle House Downstairs

In the middle of the House, offering partial sea views, this suite opens onto a patio and pool area, furnished with daybed and table and chairs. Opulent furnishings include an extravagant king-size four-poster bed with hand-carved antique Indian buttresses; antique English bureau; antique gilded French chair and original artwork. In the bathroom, shagreen-lined cupboards with double vanities surround the marble sunken bath and shower.


Room 6 Middle House Upstairs

This beautiful blue and green-toned room boasts lavish king-size bed with dark wooden headboard; 2-seater silken love couch; zebra skin mirror and footstool. Three wrap-around balconies with cane chairs offer unparalleled views of ocean and mountains. Wallow in the freestanding Victorian bath adorned with two freestanding vanities.


Room 7 Middle House Upstairs

This room offers wonderful sea views from its balcony, which is furnished with cane table and chairs. Inside you’ll find magnificent décor, including a French gold antique chair and shagreen desk as well as two ¾ beds with padded headboards. The bathroom opens onto a mountain-facing balcony and is fitted with two shell mirrors, double marble-topped vanities and marvellous freestanding Victorian bath.


Room 8 Middle House Upstairs

Two balconies, at the front and back, enjoy ocean and mountain views respectively. Indoors, luxury abounds with a king-size English antique four-poster bed and two lime green silk high-back chairs. In the spacious bathroom there is an inviting freestanding bath with twin vanities, chaise longue and an open shower.


Room 9 Back House Upstairs

Doze off in the king-size bed with leather headboard or enjoy the open ceilings with white tongue-in-groove finish, two-seater silken love couch and leather desk. Bathe in style – a step-down bathroom features freestanding bath, walk-in shower, antique Edwardian chair and two freestanding vanities. The suite has three balconies with outdoor furniture to enjoy sea and mountain views.


Room 10 Back House Upstairs

This lavishly appointed room has a built-up king-size bed with marble steps, Venetian headboard, Victorian chair, antique oak half moon tables, pink leather chair and original paintings. There is a separate dressing room and a TV cabinet in leather and wood. A cosy balcony with table and two chairs offers wonderful ocean views. The bathroom is extravagantly finished with stone floor, stone freestanding egg-shaped bath, two separate stone vanities and walk in shower.

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Room 11 Back House Upstairs

This room’s balconies offer majestic mountain views. The focus of the room is the hand-painted king-size four-poster bed, complemented by mirrored desk and bedside table. Adding to the grandeur are black lacquered cupboards, antique Chinese vases, original paintings, antique tub chairs in yellow silk and a mirrored TV cabinet. The bathroom impresses with its freestanding bath, double vanities and walk-in shower.


Villa Room 1 Sea And Mountain Views

A romantic room which opens onto a furnished balcony offering the best views of both natural wonders of the area – mountain and ocean. A generous king-size bed can be split into twins if required. The understated chic of the neutral colour palette is complemented by the striking original artwork and ornate mirrors. Under floor heating makes for winter comfort while the marble bathroom is elegant and luxurious.


Villa Room 2ab Sea Views

Chic matching suites in pure white with wonderful sea views that can be occupied as a unit or kept separate, divided by a sliding door. Each room is furnished with a plush king-size bed, which can be split into twin beds. Under floor heating keeps temperatures warm during the cooler months. Stylish white bathrooms allow for luxurious bath times.


Villa Room 3 Sea View With Balcony

Ultra-sophisticated in its combination of fresh white and oriental oranges, this room enjoys sublime sea views from its balcony and a luxurious en-suite bathroom. Flooded with light, this is easy, grown-up chic that harmonizes with the mesmerising beauty of the coast.


Villa Room 4 Sea And Mountain Views

A private entrance leads to this sea-facing haven decorated in dreamy white; ocean views and sunsets can be enjoyed from the spacious balcony while underfloor heating keeps away winter chills. Relaxation knows no bounds in the lavish bathroom.


Villa Room 5 Opens Onto Garden And Pool Area

This ground floor suite gives you immediate access to the swimming pool and sun deck. In addition there is a secluded private patio with luxury outdoor shower for the ultimate refreshing experience! Original artwork adorns the walls. A king-size bed can be transformed into twins and underfloor heating makes for year-round comfort. The bathroom has a shower above the bath and separate vanities.