South African Hotels

Birkenhead House

Address
7th Avenue
Voelklip
Hermanus
Western Cape
South Africa
Rating
Hotel Type
Beach, Leisure
R6630.00SINGLE RATE
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The award-winning, five-star Birkenhead House, Hermanus, is a seaside hotel that is renowned for its fantastic location, superior service, and excellent dining. This luxury hotel is within two hours drive of Cape Town, and there is an abundance of activities and attractions in the area to enjoy. The town of Hermanus is regarded as the Whale Capital of South Africa and is particularly famous for the annual congregation of Southern Right Whales that visit these waters during their breeding migration. 

What sets Hermanus apart in this regard, is the excellent viewing from the craggy cliffs around the bay where one can experience the sheer majesty of the whales literally at your feet. The town is a popular holiday destination all year around and has incredible beaches, delightful shops and a good selection of restaurants catering to all tastes.

Accommodation 

Accommodation is in 11 suites, each individually decorated with beautiful artworks and furnishings. The suites each enjoy magnificent views of either Walker Bay or the towering Kleinrivier mountain range backdrop. An establishment devoted to the refinement of comfort and relaxation.

Suite features include:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • WiFi
  • Complimentary mini bar.

Facilities

The lounge chairs overlooking the magnificent ocean and bay invite for relaxing afternoons in the warm, African sunshine while the outdoor swimming pool invites for a refreshing dip. Guests staying have the opportunity to enjoy rejuvenating health and beauty treatments in the luxurious spa.

  • Restaurant and bar
  • Welcoming lounge
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Health and beauty spa
  • Fully equipped fitness center.

Services 

  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry service
  • Concierge
  • Airport shuttle
  • WiFi.

Spa Treatments

The Health and Beauty Spa at Birkenhead House is a tantalizing oasis of relaxation and wellness offering a medley of treatments including massage, aromatherapy and reflexology. The two tranquil treatment rooms are under the caring hands of qualified therapists. For those who wish to exert themselves, a fully-equipped fitness center is at the disposal of guests.

Awards 

Since its opening in January 2003, the staff at this five-star establishment strive to offer guests an unforgettable holiday in a most magnificent oceanside setting. This commitment to the best services and excellence has resulted in the Hotel receiving international awards.

International Service Awards:

  • Best 101 Hotels in the World - Tatler (UK) 2012
  • Best Small Hotel, South Africa – African Property Awards 2009.
  • Travelers Choice Award for Best Bargain, Africa- Travel Advisor (USA) 2009
  • Top 101 Hotels of the Year - Tatler (UK) 2006
  • Hideaways of the Year 2005 Grand Award Winner -Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report
  • Top Boutique Hotel of the Year 2005 - Top Billing Magazine
  • UK Condé Nast Traveler 2003 Hotlist One of 50 new Hotels of the World
  • USA Condé Nast Traveler 2003 Hotlist 80 Best New Hotels in the World.
  • Rated as excellent on Tripadvisor

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  • Bar Fridges in Room
  • Bathrobe
  • DVD player
  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In room safe
  • Internet Access
  • Local and International Newspapers
  • Mini bar
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Underfloor Heating

Restaurants

Dining at the Birkenhead House

At this Hotel, the high-class cuisine is a matter of course. In real fusion fashion, the food here is a delicate mixture of modern African Cuisine occupied by traditional French techniques. On offer are homemade bread, ice creams, and sorbets, as well as tempura strawberries (seasonal) and fresh local fishes ranging from Marlin, Red Roman & Kabeljou to crayfish and mussels. Soups are a treat and guests may enjoy flavors ranging from vanilla butternut to roasted red pepper tomato.

Guests can choose from a number of different areas in the Hotel as to where they would like to enjoy their meals. These are:

  • On the patio overlooking the ocean
  • In the courtyard next to the pool
  • In the glass-fronted dining area
  • In-room dining where guests can indulge in a sumptuous meal within in the privacy of the suite

The Spa

Lavender Room:

The Lavender Room is elegantly appointed with a fully equipped bathroom to enhance the spa experience. The delightful aroma of Lavender, gentle background music and the therapeutic sound of the water feature combine to restore balance and soothe the senses.

Cinnamon Room:

Cinnamon is well known for its warming qualities, which is why the hotel has named the second spa treatment room after this great spice. The Cinnamon Room is a beautifully furnished compact space (sans shower), with relaxing ambient music and a pleasant smell of the sweet cinnamon spice that boosts relaxation of the mind.

 

Spa treatments

Lavender Room:

The Lavender Room is elegantly appointed with a fully equipped bathroom to enhance the spa experience. The delightful aroma of Lavender, tranquil background music and therapeutic sound of the water feature combine to restore balance and soothe the senses.

Cinnamon Room:

Cinnamon is well known for its warming qualities, which is why the hotel has named the second spa treatment room after this magnificent spice. The Cinnamon Room is a beautifully furnished compact space (sans shower), with relaxing ambient music and a wonderful smell of the sweet cinnamon spice that boosts relaxation of the mind.

Whale watching

From May to December, the Southern Right Whale can be spotted along the Walker Bay with its massive presence. August is the peak season of the birthing season where many calves, that are as young as a couple of hours old are seen from the unusual vantage points at the Hotel. These magnificent mammals were threatened by extinction, and international protection was granted to the species in 1934.

Nearby beaches

Some of the nearby beaches are as follows:

  • Left to the Hotel is Voëlklip Beach, (Afrikaans, meaning ‘bird rock’) which is perfect for sunbathing.
  • Right to the Hotel is Nanny’s or Kamma Bay. Here guests can request a picnic basket from the Hotel and pack some beach bats and balls for a fun filled family day.
  • Grotto beach is only a 10 min way away from the Hotel and is the longest strip of white sand in Hermanus, which has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Status. Guests can here, soak up the sun and take a dip in the Ocean.
     
Nearby activities & attractions
  • Boat trips around Dyer Island
  • Mountain trails and walks
  • Deep-sea fishing
  • Local wine farms
  • Tour the Local townships
  • Golf
  • Yoga
  • Bike rides
  • Shark cage diving
  • Quad biking
  • Sea kayaking
  • Scuba diving


 

Walks

Fernkloof Nature Reserve offers stunning birds-eye views of Walker Bay for those with high energy levels. Over 1105 different plant species have been collected and identified within the reserve, an area of only 14 square kilometers. A 9km walk from the Hotel into the center of town is a perfect opportunity take in all the scenery. The hotel can arrange for guests to be collected after a refreshing drink in one of the cafés overlooking the sea. This walk will take approximately an hour and a half.
 

Swimming

The Hotel has an outdoor swimming pool from where beautiful views can be enjoyed across the ocean.

  • Bar
  • Communication Centre with 24-hour complimentary Internet access
  • Day-use facilities for early arrivals and late departures
  • Nearby golf course
  • Nearby Gym
  • Parking
  • Private guest library/ lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Sea Views
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Travel desk

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Internet access in rooms
  • WIFI
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • 24 - hour room service
  • Airport transfers
  • Complimentary access and transfers to a local gym
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity in all rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • Doctor on call
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Housekeeping service
  • Kid's entertainment
  • Laundry services
  • Luxury transfer service within a 20km/12 mile radius
  • Massage treatments
  • Porters
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Available Rooms

Standard Hotel room

# Rooms:
2

Room 10: Back House Upstairs

Room Amenities

  • King-size bed with steps & Venetian headboard
  • Victorian chair
  • Antique oak half moon tables
  • Pink leather chair
  • A separate dressing room
  • TV cabinet with digital TV & DVD
  • Mini bar
  • The small balcony with table & chairs that provide views of the Ocean
  • The bathroom is equipped with a stone freestanding egg-shaped bath and a walk in shower.

Room 11: Back House Upstairs

Room Amenities

  • Balcony offers views of the majestic Overberg Mountain range
  • King-size four-poster bed
  • Mirrored desk and bedside table
  • Black lacquer cupboard
  • Antique Chinese vases
  • Antique tub chairs in yellow silk
  • Mirrored TV cabinet with digital TV, DVD
  • Mini bar
  • The bathroom is equipped with a freestanding Victorian bath in center of room and an open walk-in shower.
Single Room R6030
Double Room R8000

Luxury

# Rooms:
3

Room 4: Front House Downstairs

Room Amenities:

  • Balcony with a beautiful sea view
  • Queen-size bed with gold-framed headboard
  • A Shagreen digital TV cabinet & DVD
  • Mini bar
  • Hand-carved antique chair
  • Leather desk and original paintings
  • The bathroom is equipped with shower and a freestanding Victorian bath.

Room 7: Middle House Upstairs

Room Amenities

  • Stunning sea views from the balcony
  • Cane table and chairs
  • French gold antique chair
  • A Shagreen desk, chair
  • TV cabinet with TV, DVD
  • Mini bar 
  • Two ¾ beds with padded headboards
  • The bathroom is equipped with a freestanding Victorian bath and opens onto a mountain facing balcony.

Room 9: Back House Upstairs

Room Amenities

  • King-size freestanding bed with leather headboard
  • A 2-seater silken love couch
  • A leather desk
  • Digital TV & DVD
  • Mini bar
  • A step down bathroom equipped with a freestanding Victorian bath, walk-in open shower and antique Edwardian chair
  • The room also has 3 balconies with outdoor furniture to enjoy the sea and mountain views.
Single Room R7820
Double Room R10490

Superior Room

# Rooms:
5

Room 2: Front House Upstairs

Room Amenities

  • Ralph Lauren-inspired glass cupboards
  • A double bed with striped padded headboard
  • Stunning views of the ocean
  • Two petite balconies furnished with table and chairs
  • Flat screen digital TV, DVD
  • Mini bar
  • The Bathroom is equipped with Victorian bath.

Room 3: Front House Downstairs

Room Amenities

  • Lovely views of the ocean from the private balcony
  • TV cabinet with digital TV, DVD
  • Mini bar
  • Queen-size, French four-poster bed, draped in crisp whites
  • A Shagreen desk
  • The large bathroom is equipped with a freestanding Victorian bath and a complemented by a walk-in shower.

Room 5: Middle House Downstairs

Room Amenities

  • Offers partial sea views
  • Opens onto a patio and pool area
  • Has a daybed and outside table and chairs
  • A king-size four-poster bed
  • An antique English bureau
  • An antique gilded French chair
  • A Shagreen TV cupboard with TV, DVD
  • Mini bar
  • The bathroom is equipped with cupboards with bath and shower.

Room 6:  Middle House Upstairs

Room Amenities

  • A lavish king-size bed with dark wooden headboard
  • 2-seater silken couch
  • Balcony with cane chairs and views of ocean and mountains
  • The bathroom is equipped with a freestanding Victorian bath adorned with two freestanding vanities.

Room 8: Middle House Upstairs

Room Amenities

  • Ocean and mountain views from the front or large back balcony respectively
  • King-size four-poster bed
  • Silk high-back chairs
  • Cabinet with TV, DVD
  • Mini bar
  • The bathroom is equipped with a Victorian freestanding bath with chaise lounge and an open shower.
Single Room R9750
Double Room R13060

Deluxe Superior

# Rooms:
1

Room 1: Front House Upstairs

Room Amenities

  • Ocean views from the balcony
  • King-size Louis Farouk antique bed
  • 18th century French gold chair
  • A yellow silk French antique couch
  • TV cabinet with digital TV, DVD
  • Mini bar
  • The bathroom is equipped with a Victorian bath tub, a walk in shower and 2 vanities
Single Room R10400
Double Room R13890

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -34.410424

Longitude: 19.280122

Directions

Driving directions to the Birkenhead House from the Cape Town International Airport, South Africa
about 1 hour 30 mins

1. Head southeast 350 m
2. Slight right toward Ring 400 m
3. Slight right at Ring 130 m
4. Slight right to stay on Ring 92 m
5. Slight left to stay on Ring 400 m
6. Continue onto Airport Approach Rd 1.4 km
7. Take the ramp onto N2 71.3 km
8. Take exit 90 toward R43/Kleinmond/Hermanus 1.0 km
9. Merge onto R43 30.8 km
10. Turn left at Main Rd/R43
Continue to follow R43
Go through 1 roundabout 4.5 km
11. Turn right at 7th Ave 350 m

Birkenhead House
7th Avenue, Voelklip, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa

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Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star

Awards

Hotel Group Affiliations & Awards:

The magnificent five star Birkenhead House opened in January 2003. The staff continuously strives to provide their guests with an unforgettable experience of a truly superior nature. This commitment to excellence has resulted in Birkenhead House receiving international acclaim in the form of the following prestigious awards:

  • Best Small Hotel, South Africa – African Property Awards 2009.
  • Travellers Choice Award for Best Bargain, Africa- Travel Advisor (USA) 2009
  • Top 101 Hotels of the Year - Tatler (UK) 2006
  • Hideaways of the Year 2005: Grand Award Winner -Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report
  • Top Boutique Hotel of the Year 2005 - Top Billing Magazine
  • UK Condé Nast Traveller 2003 Hotlist: One of 50 new Hotels of the World
  • USA Condé Nast Traveller 2003 Hotlist: 80 Best New Hotels in the World
  • Member of the Royal Portfolio of exclusive hotels in South Africa

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