Birkenhead House


Top of Class


₤ 162 (Pps)


  • Stunning cliff location overlooking the sandy beaches of Walker Bay in Hermanus
  • Whale-watching from the hotel’s terrace and ocean facing rooms
  • The most luxurious and exclusive hotel on the Whale Route
  • Perfect for honeymooners and special occasions
  • Friendly yet discreet service is its hallmark

Birkenhead House is perched high on the cliffs of Hermanus, overlooking the whale watchers' paradise of Walker Bay. This sophisticated boutique hotel is decorated to reflect the beauty of its coastal setting, and is adorned with rare maritime antiques and impressive contemporary art works. It is an unusual mix of beach house style and opulent furnishings. Indeed no expense has been spared in making Birkenhead House the ultimate coastal retreat.


Most of the eleven opulently appointed suites offer expansive vistas of Walker Bay. The choice of room types mainly reflects the views with some having expansive sea views and others views of the mountains. Each is individually decorated with underfloor heating and huge bathtubs.

From the comfort of your room or the hotel’s terrace, you can look forward to sighting the majestic Southern Right whales that enter the sheltered waters of Walker Bay every year to calve. Other attractions at Birkenhead House include a gym and treatment centre, and a dual-level swimming pool located in a sheltered courtyard. Not forgetting, of course, that the two best swimming beaches of Hermanus lie just below the hotel.

The cliff path of Hermanus, with its breathtaking views, runs just in front of Birkenhead House allowing you to enjoy whale-watching and the sea views at your leisure. Lavish meals and seafood delicacies are served in the glamorous dining area or on the terrace overlooking the ocean. Room service will be happy to oblige you with a sumptuous breakfast in bed.

Service at Birkenhead House is attentive and personalized with the atmosphere being homely, relaxed and fun.


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Standard Room

A picture of opulence and comfort, this 40 m²double room features a balcony with mountain views. This air-conditioned and luxurious room has a seating area and is equipped with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. The private bathroom is fitted with a bath and shower.


Luxury Room

Offering a view of the pool or ocean from the patio, this well-appointed, 42 m² room comes with a king-size bed, flat-screen TV and DVD player. The private bathroom is fitted with an opulent bathtub and beautiful shower.


Superior Room

This 45 m² air-conditioned double room offers majestic mountain and sea views. It is equipped with a flat-screen TV and DVD player and includes a seating area.


Deluxe Superior Room

Featuring a balcony with sea views, this 45 m² double room comes with a minibar and seating area. It is equipped with a flat-screen TV and DVD player and the private bathroom is fitted with a bath and shower.



Full Board, snacks, accommodation, full mini bar, wireless internet, local beverages and house wines, all coffees & specialty teas, laundry, complimentary in-house shuttle service into the town of Hermanus

Good For

Adventure, Beach, Birding, Flora, Gourmet, Hiking, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Watersports, Wine, Cycling, Fishing, Golf