Relais & Châteaux’s Ellerman House is the quintessential urban retreat for discerning luxury travelers wanting complete exclusivity in Cape Town. Sprawled over one-and-a-half landscaped acres, this privately owned hotel has been influential in redefining luxury accommodation in South Africa.
Located in Bantry Bay, close to the city, Ellerman House offers spectacular Atlantic Ocean views against the dramatic backdrop of Lion’s Head. Clifton’s sheltered beaches are within walking distance, while local attractions such as the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Camps Bay, and V&A Waterfront are easily accessible by car.
Ellerman House is a boutique-sized hotel with thirteen individually decorated rooms and suites and two ultra-modern, exclusive-use villas. The main house features elegantly appointed interiors, characterized by extravagant fabrics, fine woods, antiques and handpicked furnishings, paying tribute to the property’s traditional heritage. The ground floor includes two spacious lounges, an intimate sitting room, a well-stocked library, two dining rooms, and a bar. Deep, shaded verandas lead to terraced indigenous gardens with a large outdoor pool overlooking the ocean.
No two rooms or suites are alike. The eleven guest rooms and two suites vary in size, and are individually decorated and impeccably furnished in a sophisticated style. Original paintings and sculptures add to the luxurious, home-away-from-home ambiance. Standard amenities include superior-quality beds and the finest bed linens, underfloor heating, air-conditioning, satellite flat screen TVs, a complimentary mini bar and complimentary wireless internet access. The en suite bathrooms have heated towel rails, thick and fluffy bath sheets and deluxe toiletries.
The natural splendor of the hotel’s unique location is matched by generous-hearted South African hospitality, exceptional cuisine that reflects the best of local and seasonal flavors, and a vast collection of local vintage wines. A resident sommelier offers private tastings and wine pairings to complement the kitchen’s daily evolving menu of modern classics.
Guest privacy is a top priority in this exclusive environment, and the hospitality team prides itself on individualizing every aspect of the experience and tailor-making excursions. Ellerman House attracts well-traveled guests from all over the world, including honeymooners and post-safari leisure travelers.