Cape Town, South Africa
Ellerman House encompasses all which a Cape residence should: looking out across city and ocean, guests relax in the lap of luxury with fine art all around and superb cuisine and wines at their service
Ellerman House sits on the mountainside at Bantry Bay, looking out across the edge of town to the wide Atlantic beyond. The view is quintessentially Cape and Ellerman embodies all the best characteristics of its home town. There are just eleven rooms and the private villa here so the atmosphere is intimate and hospitable. The team of staff are very professional and strike the perfect balance between efficiency and friendliness; they are very flexible and actively seek to tailor guests’ experiences to suit them.
The service is already pitched at a very high level. The bar is free for tea, coffee beers and spirits and there is a guest pantry, continually open for ‘snacking’ between meals. Sundowner cocktails are served each evening and all laundry is hand-finished and returned, wrapped in tissue (its worth doing a couple of things even if clean!). The House also has private chauffeur-driven vehicles at guests’ disposal for the airport – where they will be greeted – or runs into town. Inside the rooms, all is top quality linen and stylishly finished decoration in an up-to-date traditional style. Most rooms have balconies and sea views and all have plenty of space, whilst each has a different colour scheme and layout. There is air-conditioning and WiFi throughout and underfloor heating, satellite TV and a complimentary bar. The Ellerman Villa is separate and contemporary in style and can be taken with either three or five bedrooms (to include the Spa rooms). Guests at the Villa have use of the House facilities whilst also having their own pool, drawing room and staff.
The cuisine at Ellerman is Relais & Chateau commended and superbly complimented by the House’s large wine cellar. The spa is on hand for further relaxation and the new art gallery, ingeniously built under the front lawn, displays a great collection of contemporary South African Artists. There is so much to do on the Cape and Ellerman epitomises the diversity available – if guests can ever find a way to leave!
9 Rooms, 2 Suites, 2 Spa Rooms & Ellerman Villa (3 or 5 bedrooms) Sea view & balcony • Sea view • Garden view • Sea view & deck • Standard • Partial sea view & balcony