My husband and I stayed here three nights in October 2011. We had just been married at La Residence (review posted) which is a sister property to Birkenhead House. Upon arrival we were immediately given a tour of the property by a lovely man named Ricardo, dressed in white linen, who then escorted us to our room. Our room was gorgeous with sweeping views over the ocean. We were in Room 1 (The Honeymoon Suite) which was at the very front of the property with unobstructed views of the ocean and what a thrill to sit on our balcony watching whales breaching, very exciting. The rooms here are not huge (unlike other properties we stayed in South Africa) but are beautifully appointed. Housekeeping and service was perfection.
All meals and drinks are included here and the food was excellent and the selection of wines quite good. You can order more premium bottles at an extra expense if you wish.
The highlight of our stay in this region (and even the highlight of our whole trip to South Africa) was Great White Shark cage diving. The hotel arranged this for us and provided transfer to and from the location (40 min away) and they also made sure that the moment we arrived back on shore from our drive that a hotel car would be there waiting for us, nice.
The town of Hermanus is cute with numerous art galleries to tour. We walked to town along the ocean and admired the gorgeous views and gorgeous homes hugging the cliffs.
This is a luxury property in a beautiful setting and a very unique experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perched on the Hermanus cliffs, the regal Birkenhead House overlooks the whale watching paradise of Walker Bay. Accommodating guests in the utmost luxury, this is the perfect destination for those seeking the pinnacle of seaside living. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Birkenhead House & Villa Hotel Hermanus
- Birkenhead House And Villa