Why we like it:
This hotel is one-of-a-kind. Not because it has the biggest rooms, or the most lavish chandeliers, but because of the familial feel from the moment you walk in. There are only thirteen individually-styled bedrooms, and two private villas. Here, even some of the most hardened Wall Street folk walk in to feel how lucky they are to be staying in a place like Ellerman House.
It’s run like a home (as in, you put your room keys in a big bowl when you come and go). The hotel comes with a renowned spa, a pantry, a gym, a pool that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, a bar (where you can get to know the other guests on a personal level), a library, and several signature itineraries through which you can make your way through Cape Town.
What to know:
This is not your slick large-scale hotel; it’s an intimate boutique experience. So, if you’re looking for modern glass and steel and a buzzy scene-y feel, this may not be the place for you.
Q: When are the check-in and check-out times at Ellerman House?
A: Check-in is at 2p.m., and check-out is at 11a.m.
Q: When is the spa open?
A: The Ellerman House Spa is open 8a.m.-7p.m. from Monday-Friday and 10a.m.-7p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Q: What is ‘The Pantry’?
A: The guest pantry is a complimentary offering to guests, open 24 hours to satiate hunger throughout your stay. It is also known as the “sugar shack” or “naughty corner.” It has fresh snacks, baked goods, teas, coffees, and more.
To read up on the other dining options, see the Cuisine section of the hotel website.
Ellerman House Information
Address: 180 Kloof Rd, Bantry Bay, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
Phone number: +27 21 430 3200