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Birkenhead House

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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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We had a awesome Stay at the Birkenhead. The high light of our stay was defnintly taking surf lessons with Hermanus Surf School ( can find them on google ) we surfed most days and loved it !!! Ryan and Thomas were great surf coaches to our kids and family
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Perched on a cliff on the outskirts of Hermanus, Birkenhead House enjoys some of the finest ocean views that you will ever experience. With access to the beach path and an lovely walk to Hermanus. Flawless service, lovely common areas, great food and wine. Simply one of my
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The location could not have been better - right by the sea on the cliff, just next to the nice beach. Room we had was spacious and had a private pool which was very cool. Food is very good and the staff does a lot to make you feel welcomed and comfortable. Very nice SPA.
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It is difficult to stop thinking about Birkenhead House long after your stay. It was magical and amazing. We have traveled extensively and I am not sure we have ever been made to feel so welcome and had such exceptional service. There are 11 guest rooms, each one is unique.
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We had been recommended to this hotel by several people and although we didn't stay we wanted to see it with a view to staying there should we return to S.Africa. We also wanted to see Hermanus a lovely town some 1.5 hours from Cape Town and decided we would try and have lunch
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Room 6 in the middle of the house at Birkenhead House.
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The view looking off the front veranda at Birkenhead House
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It may look a fair way away but it was close enough to be able to see the whales just beyond the
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How do you tip the staff at the end of your stay?
We left a tip for the maid in each room we occupied over a 3 night stay and we tipped the drivers who took us Shark diving etc and when collected from Hermanus.We didn't tip general staff,I have never tipped hotel staff in the past only cleaner and porters,I'm now feeling quilty and wondered if we should have,but it's not something we do in the UK.The only hotel staff we tipped were at the Safari lodge we stayed at as there lifestyle was slightly different to those at the Birkenhead or the hotel in Cape Town.The Birkenhead is wonderful,enjoy!
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"Best views are from the luxury suites."
"Room 2 has amazing views, and seems to go on for ever with dressing room and large bathroom"
"sea facing."
"Rooms 1 and 2 are the biggest with front views"
"With just 11 you cannot go wrong; all have the magnicent view of the sea!"
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PRICE RANGE
US$559 - US$1,291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
birkenhead house & villa hotel hermanusbirkenhead house and villa
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictOverstrandHermanus
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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