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Ellerman House

Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

Sunset over Ellerman House
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Ellerman House is an historical landmark situated on quite the most spectacular site on Kloof Road in the premier Cape Town suburb of Bantry Bay. It is within walking distance of the famous Clifton Beach, ten minutes from the centre of Cape Town and the bustling Waterfront, and a mere 45 minutes from the heart of the winelands. It is the perfect springboard from which to discover the Cape's many and varied attractions - sun drenched beaches, world class restaurants, majestic Table Mountain, spectacular scenic drives, golf courses, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, and some of those special places that only Capetonians know.

Ellerman House, once the stately residence of Sir John and Lady Ellerman of shipping fame, has been meticulously restored to its original early 20th century splendor and now has every modern convenience for the discerning guest.

A brief sojourn or the unhurried luxury of weeks of leisure; at Ellerman House you are assured that your stay in this magnificent home in its extraordinary setting, will be one of the highlights of your visit to the Cape.

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Eleven elegant rooms, including the fabulous Ellerman Suite and East Wing Suite, are individually crafted to provide a fabric of fantasy and luxury. These, together with the gracious living rooms and sweeping verandas and patios, boast unsurpassed views of the shoreline and bay below. Amenities include a cellar of fine South African wines, a bar with fireplace, a fully equipped gym and sauna, a glorious garden and a large swimming pool.

The Regency-style splendor of the drawing and living rooms are enhanced by tasteful antiques and South African art. Faithful preservation of the historical architecture with indigenous renovations have blended Ellerman House with the magnificent garden and created secluded sun splashed places for relaxation and entertainment.

Being a home rather than a hotel means that all of the rooms are different in size, shape and décor yet they all have common features such as under floor heating, air conditioning, satellite television, heated towel rails, luxurious toiletries and Internet connections.

Classic House Room
Soft green and caramel hues adorn this warm and intimate space, which features a sparkling chandelier dancing in a glamorous floor-to-ceiling mirror.  A blend of circle-patterned fabrics, beech-wood cabinets, and faux-leather ottomans fill in the details, giving this cosy abode a distinctly contemporary feel.

As per all rooms at Ellerman House, the Classic Room is en-suite and includes satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar.  The average room size is 30 square metres (323 square feet).

Superior House Room - Ocean View Room
Sun-filled and inviting, these bijou rooms feature our best ocean views. Guests love to sip coffee whilst gazing out of the large bay windows at the spectacular coastline below. Touches of leather, wood and linen set the mood, while a sleek TV console and an eye-catching assortment of art provide character. Nearby, two comfortable armchairs sit in a mini-lounge area.

The Superior House Rooms are en-suite and include satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar. The average room size is 30 square metres (323 square feet).

Deluxe Spa Room - Ocean View with Deck
Snugly adjacent to the Ellerman Spa, the Deluxe Spa rooms have a front row seat to the serene infinity pool, which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. These charming rooms feature double sliding wooden doors that open to a shared balcony and deck, where guests sip drinks and relax on loungers while taking in a smorgasbord of Capetonian coastline.

The rooms are bathed in tranquillity with a blend of natural colours and textures, warm beech-wood panelling and heavenly scents drifting in from the nearby spa.  The Deluxe Spa Rooms are en-suite and include satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar.  The average room size is 37 square metres / 398 square feet

Deluxe House Room - Ocean View Room with Terrace
Taking a cue from their breathtaking ocean backdrop, these spacious, sun-drenched bedrooms are a traveller’s paradise. Two sets of double doors open up to an exquisite private balcony, where a lush assortment of native South African plants add to the seaside aroma. The sightlines beckon guests to enjoy sun-soaked afternoons, al fresco dinners, or evening drinks to cap the day’s adventure. A blend of ocean colours, textured finishes, and contemporary touches saturate the rooms. Antique chairs complement sleek marble-topped TV consoles – a graceful pairing of past and present.

The Deluxe House rooms are all en-suite, and include satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar.  The average room size is 44 square metres (474 square feet).

Ellerman House Suites - Ocean View with Terrac, Separate Lounge & Dining Area
The Ellerman House Suites are the epitome of elegance and comfort, with large rooms styled in a beautiful layering of colours, fabrics and textures. Dramatic sightlines set the mood from large sitting rooms that overlook an oceanfront balcony, accessible by French doors. Guests can entertain friends in the elegant dining area, relax in the lounge, or savour breathtaking views of the Atlantic on the private wraparound balcony. Throughout the rooms, prized paintings and sculptures by South African artists add to the stylish bravado.

The Ellerman House Suites are en-suite and include satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar. The average room size is 102.5 square metres (1103 square feet).

Ellerman House Villa One - Luxury Villa
Luxury has a new address. The Ellerman House Villa epitomises lavish Capetonian living, affording guests an unmatched level of privacy and service.

Standing independent of Ellerman House, this three-story Villa has five spacious bedrooms, an entertainment area with deck and pool, a TV lounge, dining room, study and fully equipped kitchen. A private chef and hospitality team are included, as is full use of the spa pool, relaxation area and steam room.

Ellerman House Villa can be booked in two separate ways:
• The entire five-bedroom Villa, including the two ground floor Spa rooms, plus a relaxation area with infinity pool and steam room.
• A three-bedroom option that includes the top two self-contained floors, sealed off internally to the Spa area on the lower floor with an access door. A separate entertainment room leads into the contemporary stainless steel kitchen, which is stocked with delicacies by the private staff. The top-floor bedrooms each have a private bathroom with Travertine marble, infinity mirrors, and luxury bath products.

The top-floor bedrooms are accessed either by lift or stairs. Each has a spacious bathroom with infinity mirrors and luxury bath products. The main bedroom, with king-size bed, is decorated in aqua and cool creams, and is defined by a bathroom that opens out to incredible ocean views. The second bedroom, also with superb views of the ocean, is dominated by a king-size bed, and has a striking Bali-style bathroom. The third bedroom looks towards the Twelve Apostles mountain range and has two single beds – all rooms can be converted into king or twin beds.

The ladies’ library is well stocked with a wonderful selection of books and all the latest magazines. It has a single divan, which can be used for relaxing while reading.

The Villa is perched in the gardens with 180-degree sea views, taking full advantage of its breathtaking position with adventurous architectural proportions, minimalist décor and a stunning art collection. Outside, a vast teak deck makes it feel part and parcel of the Atlantic Ocean.
Size: 1760 square metres (18 944 square feet).

Rates include exclusive use of Ellerman House Villa and all its facilities while in residence; 24-hour chef and hospitality team; breakfast served by a personal chef; fully stocked fridge with luxury snacks; fully stocked bar with freshly squeezed juices, beers, spirits; private entrance with 24-hour monitored security; private and secure parking.

Ellerman House Villa Two
We are happy to announce a new chapter in our book – Ellerman House Villa Two. Challenging all existing notions of luxury in Cape Town, pushing the envelope of industrial design and taking the wine experience of our guests at Ellerman House to a new level. We have entered the final stage of construction and are anticipating a completion date of September 2013. Ellerman House Villa Two will be ready to welcome guests from 1 December 2013 and bookings are already open.

“Like all great art works we will wait before revealing it at the opening” - Paul Harris,owner of Ellerman House.

We warmly invite you to share in our excitement as we eagerly anticipate the unveiling of our latest addition.

First Level: Wine Cellar

Second Level: This level consists of 3 bedrooms and a TV/Media Room. All the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. The main bedroom has its own balcony and bedroom 2 and 3 opens up onto a large shared terrace (43,31m2).
• Bedroom One with bathroom – 40,42m2 
• Bedroom Two with bathroom – 39,76m2
• Bedroom Three with bathroom – 48,10m2
• Bedroom one & two have ocean views, and bedroom three has a partial ocean view. 

Third Level: The upper Floor has a 2 outside deck areas with the pool in between. The pool is 16,32m2. There is a lounge and dining room area as well as a separate kitchen. There is a separate entrance with off-street parking available on this level.

All inclusions apply and guests will have their own private chef and hospitality team looking after them during their stay.

• Laundry that is hand-finished and packed in tissue paper.
• A wide selection of teas and coffees; spirits and beers.
• Fully stocked in-room bar with crystal decanters of whisky, sherry and brandy.
• Ad hoc secretarial services, plus email and internet access.
• 24-hour security.

Facilities & Amenities
Ellerman Spa
Situated on the lower level of the Ellerman House Villa, the Ellerman House Spa is an opportunity to experience true relaxation and well-being while rejuvenating body and mind. The facility includes two single treatment rooms and one double treatment room, plus a sensation shower, sauna, and steam room.

Our therapists draw on healing and beauty techniques from around the globe. Guests choose from massages including traditional Japanese body work, LaStone therapy, Bellabaci, aromatherapy, Swedish, deep tissue, Reiki and lymph drainage. The signature two-hour Ellerman House Ritual includes a body scrub and cleanse, body wrap, massage and rehydration treatment.

To make it a truly holistic experience, the Spa Team can arrange with the kitchen to balance food intake with our relaxation treatments, adding a healthy routine to your stay.

Secluded in the lush gardens near the swimming pool, the Ellerman House fitness facilities offer a fully equipped gym for guests wanting to maintain fitness during their stay.

With its state-of-the-art equipment, sauna and change rooms, guests can enjoy an energising workout while taking in a signature view of the Atlantic. Our ‘Technogym Excite’ equipment includes free weights and benches, treadmill, stationary bicycle, elliptical trainer, medicine balls and exercise mats.

As always, our staff are always available to familiarise guests with the facility and offer assistance when needed.

Located on the lower terrace of the hotel, our lap pool is solar heated to a temperature between 19 and 24 degrees Celsius. This pool is perfect for guests who enjoy a swim as part of their workout.

A spiral staircase leads guests down to the Ellerman House Bar, where skilled and friendly staff serves beer, wine, fine spirits and gourmet cocktails. Guests can enjoy catching up on news and entertainment on a large flat-screen TV, while others indulge in the select Cuban and Dominican cigars available. The Bar is the only room in the hotel where smoking is permitted.

The Ellerman House Library offers guests a collection of fiction and nonfiction titles, plus magazines from around the world. Our guests love to sit and read books in the morning, or enjoy an after-dinner drink by the fireplace. For convenience, a nearby computer and printer are connected to the network and available for complimentary guest use.

Guest Pantry
The Pantry is your guilty pleasure. Fresh, homemade treats are prepared daily, making it perfect for a light snack between meals, or for grabbing supplies before heading out for the day.

Under the guidance of Chef Veronica, the cuisine at Ellerman House works in concert with our art and fine wine, creating an experience notable to even the most well-versed travellers.

As guests enjoy views of the Atlantic, Chef Veronica delights with her vibrant recipes, highlighted by Cape Malay spices and Farmers’ Market organic fruit and vegetables. The menu items change daily, but stay focused on modern European-style dishes.

Chef Veronica employs a ‘farm-to-fork’ philosophy that emphasises using only the freshest local ingredients. A master of the unexpected, her creativity pushes the boundaries of taste, while remaining true to the heart of gourmet cuisine.

Guests are welcome to make special requests beyond the daily à la carte options, and a 24-hour guest pantry is stocked with homemade fare. For those seeking healthier options, our Healthy Living program combines healthy menu options with fitness and spa regimes.

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• Tennis Court
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