Location: Perched on the slopes of Lion’s Head in the prestigious residential area of Bantry Bay, just ten minutes from the heart of Cape Town.
Rooms: 11 rooms, 2 suites and 2 villas with no two rooms alike. A blend of ocean colours, textured finishes, and contemporary touches saturate the rooms. Antique chairs complement sleek marble-topped television consoles – a graceful pairing of past and present.
Facilities: Fine cuisine is served in the beautiful dining room, which boasts spectacular views of the Atlantic. An extensive wine cellar houses the very best wines from the world-renowned estates of the Western Cape to complement meals. The Ellerman guest pantry is open at all times and stocks a variety of nibbles, fresh fruits, sandwiches, cakes as well as cool and hot drinks. The hotel also boasts a large solar heated swimming pool set on lawned terraces with tall palm trees providing one of the most perfect and unique vantage points in Cape Town, a spa, gym, sauna and a library.
Activities: Sightseeing in and around Cape Town.
Children: No children under 14.
Our Opinion: Once the stately home of Sir John and Lady Ellerman, distinguished shipping magnates and investors, Ellerman House is an elegant Cape Edwardian mansion known for having one of the most spectacular ocean views in South Africa. This boutique hotel offers a luxurious ‘home away from home’ experience for discerning travellers with a combination of discreet hospitality and efficient service.