Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Birkenhead House

Set between two of Hermanus's best swimming beaches, Birkenhead House offers luxury accommodations in individually decorated suites. This premium hotel is short drive from the Hemel-en-Arde Valley where guests can visit top class wine estates.

Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. Some units include a seating area for your convenience. Certain rooms have views of the sea or mountains. The rooms include a private bathroom fitted with a bath and shower. The hotel features free WiFi throughout the property.

Enjoy lunch and a selection of wines on the patio while taking in the best views of the Atlantic Ocean, and spot some whales during whale season. There is also a spa and 2 swimming pools at the hotel. Your stay includes all meals, local beverages, snacks, a full mini-bar, laundry and transfers to and from Hermanus town center.

Village Square is 2.2 mi from Birkenhead House, while Hamilton Russel Vineyards is 3.1 mi away. Cape Town International Airport is 50 mi from the property.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.9 for a two-person trip.

Birkenhead House has been welcoming guests since May 27, 2015

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.9)

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free private parking available at the hotel


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Closest beaches
  • Kammabaai Beach

    Kammabaai Beach

    9.1 Wonderful beach
    300 feet from property
  • Voelklip Beach

    Voelklip Beach

    9.2 Wonderful beach
    400 feet from property
  • Langbaai Beach

    8.9 Excellent beach
    1,500 feet from property
  • Grotto Beach

    Grotto Beach

    9.0 Wonderful beach
    1,550 feet from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?
    South Africa is a year-round destination due to its varying regional climates. Cape Town enjoys a Mediterranean style climate and has beautiful hot, dry weather in the summer months between October and March. Other areas in the Western Cape are beautiful at other times of the year. The best time to visit the coastal town of Hermanus for whale watching is between July and November although the peak summer months are, like Cape Town, from October to March.
    Answered on October 20, 2019
  • Do you do small wedding ceremony/ reception?
    Good day, we do have an option to host a small wedding at Birkenhead House - please contact us on
    Answered on August 20, 2021
  • do you do a high tea and are people non residents allowed to come for coffee/lunch?
    We do not do a high tea, but we do offer Lunch for outside guests. Please contact the hotel to book.
    Answered on October 12, 2021
Hotel area info *
1 Restaurant On Site


    Food: Seafood, South African

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Amenities of Birkenhead House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Coffee machine
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Bicycle rental Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Valet parking
  • Street parking
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
Safety & security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Electric blankets
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Air conditioning
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Outdoor swimming pool
    Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Pool with view
  • Fitness
  • Head massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa facilities
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa Additional charge
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

Birkenhead House takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 2:30 PM


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Diners Club Birkenhead House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Payment via a Paygate is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

All bookings from 1 March 2022 will have a Community and Conservation fee that will be charged in addition to the accommodations. This nonprofit fee goes towards our community and conservation projects. The property will contact you with further details.

Please inform Birkenhead House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

FAQs about Birkenhead House

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Birkenhead House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Massage
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Beachfront
    • Beauty services
    • Spa facilities
    • Foot massage
    • Waxing services
    • Neck massage
    • Body wrap
    • Fitness
    • Pedicure
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Swimming pool
    • Head massage
    • Facial treatments
    • Back massage
    • Body scrub
    • Bicycle rental
    • Manicure
    • Beach

  • Room options at Birkenhead House include:

    • Double

  • Birkenhead House has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Guests staying at Birkenhead House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free

  • Birkenhead House is 2.3 miles from the center of Hermanus.

  • The prices at Birkenhead House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Birkenhead House by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 1h 30min

  • Check-in at Birkenhead House is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:30 AM.