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Selkirk House
Ranked #7 of 88 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 July 2013

always a very lovely and friendly place to stay. service is of the best..and Ina is a lovely host. the rooms are beautifull and clean,so is the bathrooms. selkirk is one of the few place which IS actually worth of their 5 stars!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

What a perfect experience we had at Selekrk House. Ina is professional and her attention to detail is flawless. The rooms are stunning and the location is superb. It is a great place for couples. My fiancé and myself highly recommend it.

Room Tip: Room number 1 or 2 are the best as they face the sea, but all rooms are great and have their own app...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

Ina made us feel so comfortable from the moment we entered Selkirk House to the moment we left. It was truly an amazing experience in an absolutely house!!
Thank You so much for making our 10yr wedding anniversary a treasure we'll remember for many yrs to come:-)

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 April 2013

stayed there for 3 nights; place is waow, rooms are huge and as we were the only guests we had the common areas for ourselved. Residential location, close to Hermanus golf course but not close to the center / sea. Person in charge is not the owner, you can feel she feels responsible for the house and make sure everything is perfect, so perfect that the house hardly lives. We stayed in many many guesthouses already and this time we simply did not find the warm SA hospitality we are used to.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

Thi is a B&B with a "Whow" when we booked we were expecting a nice place to stay. On arrival we were faced with a fantastically modern and cutting edge establishment. I am in the property development business and can assure all that the quality of Selkirk House is of the highest standard. Even befor we left Cape Town , I was contacted by Ina (the guest relations manager) and asked whether she could make any dinner reservations for us in the town. The rooms are very spacious and well appointed. Beautiful bathrooms and general lounges.
Perhaps the greatest thing of all, was the friendliness and hospitality shown by the staff , especially Ina and William ( Chef) we had two great breakfasts and even called our family to join us on the Sunday for breakfast.
All in all a great experience and definitely the best place that we have stayed in in Hermanus.
tip :: stay in the top floor room with the view of Hermanus and the sea from the large balcony.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

We stayed 2 nights at Selkirk House to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It is super luxurious - big bedrooms and the layout of the rooms are great. With two lounge areas and a lovely pool area, it felt like we had a huge house to ourselves. Very quiet area, so no noise from cars or people. Good breakfast with a lot of attention to detail. Beautiful modern decor. Our host, William was very hospitable. I was happy that it was not Whale season, so we had a good excuse to remain at the guest house and just chill. No ordinary guest house.

Room Tip: Rooms 4 and 5 are in the same wing which has a common lounge area and a library with a PC. We staye...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

Fantastic facilities but really this is a luxury private break away for couples. Well we enjoyed it! Balcony, fantastic modern well decorated bathroom and bedroom. Enough attention to be spoilt but at the same time not over powering. This is a fantastic couples retreat not a stones throw away from whales, fantastic wine and good food. A luxurious and chilled set up while at the same time romantic modern, cosy and decadent all rolled into one! Thumbs up from us! we only left a review on our second stay as scarred of spoiling our own experience.

You may not view the whales from these balconies but believe me if you use this hotel to its full the whales can wait

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Selkirk House

Address: 29 Selkirk Street, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Overstrand > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 88 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range: £112 - £187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Selkirk House 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Selkirk House is a thoroughly modern 5-star guesthouse nestling high against the Hermanus mountain. The new 27-hole Hermanus Golf Course is close by, while the Arabella Golf Course is a mere 20 minutes drive away.The house is fully automated and furnished in a contemporary style. All the bedrooms have breathtaking mountain or ocean views. Stone and wooden terraces create a sense of spaciousness, while the white American blinds ensure cool privacy. All the generous en-suite bathrooms boast his and her hand basins, heated rails and comfortable baths and showers. ... more   less 
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