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“Splendid views, plenty of space”

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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Gordon's Bay, Western Cape

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TravelDoc...
Berlin, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Splendid views, plenty of space”
Reviewed 11 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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We stayed at the fantastic Royal Apartment for 1 week in February 2014. Bikini Beach Manor offers spectacular views over Gordon’s Bay. Niall went to great lengths and efforts to offer a spectacular place to stay and most of all we got a really good price!!!. The Apartment was adequately furnished and clean. Although, I appreciate the terms and conditions stating “Apartments are serviced weekly” the weekly term does not apply if one stays for 7 days. I had a few emails with Niall to this regard and was told apartments are cleaned once every 7 days. This is not logical nor suitable if one stays for 7 days- I would expect a cleaning to take place mid-week during a 7 day stay, especially the bathrooms and kitchen! (Note: the apartment was not left in a mess of any sort on our departure). Despite a fully equipped kitchen, there were no dishwasher tabs, disinfectant etc..I, for one, expect these items to be at hand – especially if you travel from overseas and first have to find a supermarket to buy amenities which should otherwise be readily available for at least the first day .

Bikini Beach Manor is in close proximity to local Restaurants and supermarkets and 20 minutes to Cape Town, Waterfront. Ideally situated for trips to The Strand, Stellenbosch and Paarl.

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Liked best: Great location, Spacious, well appointed, splendid views
Liked least: No cleaning of property, mid week during a 7 day stay!! Pillows of poor quality. No disinfectant or other cleaning agents on arrival.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Francois...
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“Awesome views and value for money.”
Reviewed 3 December 2013 for a stay in November 2013

A group of friends went away for the weekend to the Royal Apartment at Bikini Beach

The views were amazing, and there was enough space for the 8 of us.

The apartment had all the conveniences that one would expect.

We all enjoyed the weekend away and will definitley return.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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bkitching...
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing Views”
Reviewed 6 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We stayed in the Royal Apartment at Bikini Beach Manor for 10 days. The apartment is lovely and the views from the balcony are stunning.

There were 6 of us staying and there was more than enough room.

The owner Niall and his staff were very friendly and accommodating.

Gordons bay is a lovely area around 40 minutes drive from Cape Town centre, it was ideal for us as we wanted somewhere a little quieter which still gave us the option to visit Cape Town easily.

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Liked best: The Views
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Large groups
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Venesia H
Bellville, South Africa
1 review
“Breathtaking, dream experience at Bikini Manor”
Reviewed 19 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Booking accomodation online is so riskly, especially to celebrate my 50th birthday in August with my immediate family, but it was a WOW moment when I stepped into the apartment!I actually felt like ‘royalty’! Everything, from the spectacular view to the decor, cleanliness, it all was stupendous!! Not forgetting the staff, especially Victoria, what a darling – fantastic service received.Already planning to go back in September.Well done Niall!!

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Liked best: everything, from view to rooms, linen, fitted kitchen, accessories
Liked least: had to leave
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Large groups People with pets
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greg t
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful apartment and views of false bay, Cape Town.”
Reviewed 9 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We had a great stay at the Royal apartment (Bikini Beach Manor). Views are spectacular. Apartment has good modern finishes. Access is easy and it is situated in a area with many attractions and activities to do. Would recommend this apartment.

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Liked best: The views and modern finishes.
Liked least: parking
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Rehana B
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
“The place was stunning the view amazing and peaceful”
Reviewed 4 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

I enjoyed my stay it was safe secure, comfortable and peaceful.
I am very happy that I have a place to stay when visiting Cape Town.
Also easy access to shops and the beautiful beach.

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Liked best: The place had a stunning view of the harbour and it very modern and clean
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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JT S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Absolutely breath-taking....”
Reviewed 4 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013

2nd visit here and we were upgraded to the Royal Suite. Niall and Vangie are amazing hosts and they are so lucky to have secured one of the best spots in town. The rooms are spacious, luxurious, well designed and very comfortable. Just sit in the pool and admire the gorgeous scenery. We will definitely be back!

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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