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“A wonderful place to stay”
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Manor on the Bay
Ranked #2 of 27 Gordon's Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“A wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 11 February 2014

We booked into this wonderful little hotel having had a disastrous experience at our prior booked accommodation. The staff were completely wonderful, they put us at our ease and found us a fabulous spacious and spotless room. The location of this hotel is peerless with wonderful views out over the bay from the main dining room and conservatory and many of the bedrooms.

Our trip to Gordon's Bay ended as a triumph largely thanks to the peaceful setting and demeanour of this establishment and it's kind and professional staff. The food was great and they took pains to provide us with a generous breakfast in our room when we had to make a very early start one day.
We would certainly return to The Manor On The Bay.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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HanelVanReenen, Manager at Manor on the Bay, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Dear Mrs Freeman,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review. It was our pleasure to accommodate you at Manor on the bay. We would love to see you again!
Warm Regards
Annelie
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Southampton, UK
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

It's difficult for me to review this hotel, as I wasn't able to stay there. My wife and I made a booking via Booking.com, but were told on arrival that we didn't have a booking, and that they were full.

We had received confirmation of the booking, but the staff were uninterested. I appreciate that these things happen some times, but it's how you handle these situations that makes you stand out. It could have been really simple:

"We're really sorry we can't accommodate you, but please feel free to use the wifi in our lounge while you find somewhere else, and here, have a drink."

I would have gone back another time then, as looks to be a fantastic hotel in a beautiful spot.

Needless to say, we won't be trying to book again.

If you do want to stay there, I suggest you book directly.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 31 January 2014

Administration is done well. Rooms are sufficiently equipped. Staff is friendly. I can reccommend the venue.
Liked the safe parking inside the premisses.
The conferencing facilities are very good and can be recommended for smaller groups. Food is excellent.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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HanelVanReenen, Manager at Manor on the Bay, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Thank you so much for rating us. We look forward to accommodate you at Manor on the Bay again.
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Umea, Sweden
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

We decided to have the Manor on the Bay as our 'home' for six weeks. when we once again travelled from Sweden to South Africa. Manor on the Bay is perfectly situated both locally (close to the beach and restaurants in Gordon's Bay) and in the Cape Town and Wine Routes areas(short drives bring you to city malls, wine estates, or Arts and Crafts marketplaces along N2 or Road 44). The friendly and welcoming atmoshere at the Manor was topped up with the professionalism of the receptionists Noleen, Annelie, and Hannlie and the friendly cleaners who always kept our spacious room in a perfect style. The stoep (veranda) for sundowners and with daily newspapers was really appreciated.
Thank you all for a lovely stay
at the Manor on the Bay.
We'll be back!!!!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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HanelVanReenen, Owner at Manor on the Bay, responded to this review, 12 March 2014
Thank you for the lovely review! We miss you 2. Really hope that we'll see you again. Room 9 will always remind us of your lovely stay.
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

Lovely stay and great staff! Beautiful rooms, amazing views of the bay.

Best morning paper reading room. Looking forward to return. Super breakfast with fresh croissants and very accommodating and friendly staff.

Do stay a day extra if you can to soak up the fresh air and experience this beautiful place in South Africa.

Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

what a place to stay, friendly staff, everything in working order, big beautiful rooms overlooking the sea. i would definitely stay there again if given the opportunity. next to restaurants and just a second walk to the beach.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

My partner & I truly enjoyed our stay at the Manor in the Bay in late Dec and into the New Year! The rooms and facilities provided made us feel at home and relaxed...the views from the stoep and conservatory are spectacular for sundowners! Annelie, Hannlie and Noleen were all wonderful hosts & took care of all our needs. We highly recommend the Manor!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Manor on the Bay
Address: 117 Beach Road | Western Cape, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Gordon's Bay
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Gordon's Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Manor on the Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Manor on the Bay Guesthouse is situated 50m from the beach, offering affordable accommodation, value for money and great discounted specials throughout the year, in picturesque Gordon's Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. We are 5 minutes’ walk from upmarket restaurants and Bikini Beach with Blue Flag status. Gordon’s Bay is a top tourist destination in close proximity to Cape Town, Table Mountain, the Winelands (Stellenbosch, Franschoek, Paarl, Helderberg) and over 12 golf courses and located on Route 43, one of SA’s most scenic routes (Gordon’s Bay to Hermanus costal road). Also famous for the Southern Right whales visiting us each year: Gordon’s Bay, Gateway to the Whale Route, August – November. Enjoy the warmer sea water – about 9 degrees warmer - than Cape Town’s icy waters. ... more   less 
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