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BIRKENHEAD HOUSE

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  • BIRKENHEAD HOUSE OVERVIEW

    From its exhilarating cliff­‐top position overlooking the whale‐watching haven of Walker Bay, Birkenhead House offers the perfect Hermanus luxury accommodation for those seeking a private and superior seaside experience.

    A stay at Birkenhead House is a perfect choice for discerning travellers, honeymooners and guests who enjoy the comforts of plush accommodation accompanied by superb cuisine and bespoke service.

    An artful mix of classic beach house style and quirky opulence evokes Birkenhead House’s contemporary and artistic feel; its furnishings and artwork are both arresting and eclectic. The picturesque seaside town of Hermanus is said to have the best land based whale watching in the world.

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    ROOMS & SUITES

    Birkenhead House in Hermanus offers beautifully furnished suites that offer vistas of either Walker Bay or the towering Kleinrivier mountain range. Suites at Birkenhead House are all equipped with Air conditioning, digital Television, DVD player, Wifi connection and complimentary minibar and decorated in bold and original styles. From zebra-print upholstery to shell-framed mirrors, there are plenty of surprising and delightful touches.

    FRONT HOUSE

    Room 1 – Upstairs

    Room 1Fresh and bright with dazzling ocean views from its two balconies, this is a delightfully stylish suite. A king-size Louis Farouk antique bed takes pride of place, complemented by an 18th century French gold chair, yellow silk French antique couch and original artwork. Relax amidst this splendour or unwind in the spacious bathroom with its huge bath tub, elegant shower and two vanities.

    Room 2 – Upstairs

    Room 2Be energised by the bright colours that enlighten this room. From the bright pink headboard to the bright red chairs, it’s the epitome of glamour.

    Room 3 – Upstairs

    Room 3Take pleasure in ocean views from the private balcony or curl up in front of the TV on the luxurious queen-size, French four-poster bed. A splendid shagreen desk and various original paintings add character. The large bathroom’s centerpiece is a magnificent freestanding Victorian bath, complemented by an elegant shower and two freestanding vanities.

    Room 4 – Downstairs

    Room 4Step onto the balcony and marvel at the beautiful sea view. Luxuriate in the plush queen-size bed with gold-framed headboard. This magnificent room features a hand-carved antique chair, leather desk and original paintings. The bathroom is decorated with a shell mirror, single vanity table, shower and freestanding Victorian bath.

     

     

     

    MIDDLE HOUSE

    Room 5 – Downstairs

    Room 5Situated in the middle of the House, this suite opens onto a patio and pool area, furnished with a daybed and table and chairs. Opulent furnishings include an extravagant king-size four-poster bed with hand-carved antique Indian buttresses; antique English bureau; antique gilded French chair and original artwork. In the bathroom, shagreen-lined cupboards with double vanities surround the marble sunken bath and shower.

    Room 6 – Upstairs

    Room 6This beautiful blue and green-toned room boasts lavish king-size bed with dark wooden headboard; 2-seater silken love couch; zebra skin mirror and footstool. Wrap-around balconies with cane chairs offer unparalleled views of ocean and mountains. Wallow in the freestanding Victorian bath adorned with two freestanding vanities.

    Room 7 – Upstairs

    Room 7This room offers wonderful sea views from its balcony, which is furnished with an outside cane table and chairs. Inside you’ll find magnificent décor, including a French gold antique chair and shagreen desk as well as two 3⁄4 beds (which can also be made up into an extra king) with padded headboards. The bathroom opens onto a mountain-facing balcony and is fitted with two shell mirrors, double marble-topped vanities and a marvelous freestanding Victorian bath.

    Room 8 – Upstairs

    Room 8Two balconies, at the front and back, enjoy ocean and mountain views respectively. Indoors, luxury abounds with a king-size English antique four-poster bed and two red suede high back arm chairs. In the spacious bathroom there is an inviting freestanding bath with twin vanities, chaise lounge and a luxurious shower.

     

     

     

    BACK HOUSE

    Room 9 – Upstairs

    Room 9Doze off in the king-size bed with leather headboard or enjoy the open ceilings with white tongue-in-groove finish, two-seater silken love couch and leather desk. Bathe in style – a step-down bathroom features freestanding bath, elegant shower, antique Edwardian chair and two freestanding vanities. The suite has three balconies with outdoor furniture to enjoy sea and mountain views.

    Room 10 – Upstairs

    Room 10This lavishly appointed room has a built-up king-size bed with marble steps, Venetian headboard, Victorian chair, antique oak half moon tables, pink leather chair and original paintings. There is a separate dressing room. A cosy balcony with table and two chairs offers the room an inflow of natural light and fresh sea air. The bathroom is extravagantly finished with stone floor, stone freestanding egg-shaped bath, two separate stone vanities and an open shower.

    Room 11 – Upstairs

    Room 11This room’s balconies offer majestic mountain views. The focus of the room is the hand-painted king-size four-poster bed, complemented by mirrored desk and bedside table. Adding to the grandeur are black lacquered cupboards, antique Chinese vases, original paintings & antique tub chairs in yellow silk. The bathroom impresses with its freestanding bath, double vanities and walk-in shower.

     

     

     

    VILLA

    Birkenhead Villa’s sophisticated suites offer expansive vistas of Walker Bay, beautiful furnishings and every comfort. All rooms are equipped with digital TV, DVD player, complimentary minibar and en-suite bathroom.

    Room 1 – Sea and Mountain Views

    Villa Room 1A romantic room which opens onto a furnished balcony offering the best views of both natural wonders of the area – mountain and ocean. A generous king-size bed can be split into twins if required. The understated chic of the neutral colour palette is complemented by the striking original artwork and ornate mirrors. Under floor heating makes for winter comfort while the marble bathroom is elegant and luxurious.

    Room 2 A&B – Extended Family Units

    Villa Room 2Two chic matching rooms in pure white that can be occupied as a unit, divided by a sliding door. Alternatively Room 2A can be used as an extension to Superior Room 1 and 2B as an extension to Luxury Room 3, which is ideal for families. Each room is furnished with a plush king-size bed, which can be split into twin configuration. Under floor heating keeps temperatures warm during the cooler months. Stylish white bathrooms allow for luxurious bath times.

    Room 3 – Sea View with Balcony

    Villa Room 3Ultra-sophisticated in its combination of fresh white and oriental oranges, this room enjoys sublime sea views from its balcony and a luxurious en-suite bathroom. Flooded with light, this is easy, grown-up chic that harmonizes with the mesmerising beauty of the coast.

    Room 4 – Sea View with Balcony

    Villa Room 4A private entrance leads to this sea-facing haven decorated in dreamy white; ocean views and sunsets can be enjoyed from the spacious balcony while underfloor heating keeps away winter chills. Relaxation knows no bounds in the lavish bathroom.

    Room 5 – Opens onto Garden and Pool

    Villa Room 5This ground floor suite gives you immediate access to the swimming pool and sun deck. In addition there is a secluded private patio with luxury outdoor shower for the ultimate refreshing experience! Original artwork adorns the walls. A king-size bed can be transformed into twins and underfloor heating makes for year-round comfort. The bathroom has a shower above the bath and separate vanities.

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    DINING & COCKTAILS

    In true fusion fashion, the cuisine at Birkenhead House is a subtle mixture of modern African cuisine, Cape seafood, and traditional French techniques with strong Asian and Italian influences.

    Only the freshest ingredients are used for lavish meals served in your choice of setting: overlooking the ocean; next to the dual level pool; in the glass fronted dining area or simply enjoy dining in the privacy of your suite.

     

     

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    SERVICES

    Birkenhead House has two treatment rooms and a comprehensive spa menu from which guests can choose a medley of massages, aromatherapy and reflexology treatments.

    For those keen on more strenuous activity than our spa treatments, we also offer a fully equipped gym.

    No children under 12 years of age are allowed at Birkenhead House, unless the entire hotel is booked on an exclusive basis. However, in Birkenhead Villa, children of all ages are accepted.

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