Ellerman House

Top choice hotel in Sea Point to Hout Bay
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Imagine you’ve been invited to stay with an immensely rich, art-collecting Capetonian friend – that's what the vibe is like at the Ellerman House, an elegant mansion overlooking the Atlantic. The rooms are studies in tasteful design, with heated floors, studded headboards, ocean-facing bay windows and original artworks. Beautiful gardens and oodles of luxe services and conveniences are all on hand.

The mansion and its more contemporary-styled pair of private villas house an incredible contemporary art gallery. Two deluxe spa rooms have double sliding wooden doors opening to a pool deck.

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Quick description

Located in Bantry Bay, perched on the slopes of Lion’s Head lies the elegant mansion Ellerman House. Featuring panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, it boasts a lush garden, outdoor swimming pool and offers a complimentary airport shuttle. Individually decorated rooms with classic furnishings come with a balcony or terrace. Each room is equipped with a satellite TV, safe and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. Ellerman House restaurant serves breakfast daily and offers a variety of cuisines with the influence of Cape Malay spices and fresh organic fruit and vegetables. Guests can enjoy a glass of wine at the bar. The spa features a sauna, steam room and a selection of treatments available upon request. Facilities include a fitness centre, wine cellar and art gallery. Free WiFi is available. V&A Waterfront is within 6 km, Camps Bay is a 5 minutes’ drive and Table Mountain is a 10-minute drive away.

Important information

Please inform Ellerman House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Dear Visitor, this region is currently experiencing drought conditions. Please be aware that certain properties are subject to comply with local water usage restrictions. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.


  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Themed dinner nights
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Ticket service
  • Garden
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Allergy-free room
  • Cctv outside property
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Terrace
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Cctv in common areas
  • Security alarm
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Bridal suite
  • Wifi
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Tour desk
  • Library
  • Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
  • Smoke alarms
  • On-site parking
  • Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
  • Packed lunches
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Snack bar
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Gift shop
  • Breakfast takeaway containers
  • Physical distancing rules followed
  • Adult only
  • Airport shuttle
  • Live music/performance
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Sun terrace
  • Evening entertainment
  • Access to health care professionals
  • Mobile app for room service
  • Cashless payment available
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Table tennis
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour security
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Parking
  • Bbq facilities
  • Currency exchange
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Swimming pool
  • First aid kit available
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Books, dvds, music for children
  • Trouser press
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Internet services
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus


  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Concierge service
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Shoeshine
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laundry
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Car hire
  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Luggage storage


  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Massage
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Golf course (within 3 km)


  • Heating
  • Safety deposit box
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Newspapers

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar


  • Free WiFi available


  • Private parking