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Koornhoop Manor Guest House
Ranked #1 of 2 Observatory B&B and Inns
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed 14 February 2011

I stayed at Koornhoop over New Year What a great Guest House full of character charm and atmosphere and the staff were so helpful Rooms were large and airy with great views of a charming garden There are a great selection of bars and restaurants within walking distance and no where in the city is too far away by car

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
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Swakopmund, Namibia
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Reviewed 14 February 2011

Vic & Trish were wonderful hosts, very friendly and helpful.
The garden is fantastic, very peaceful and relaxing while we were there. It is a beautiful old house and well maintained, our room was very comfortable and spotlessly clean.
Easy (few minutes) walking distance to shops, restaurants and UCT Hospital. We had no complaints, all our needs were met and we would stay again, without hesitation.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2011

Pretty and quiet - great garden. An old house with rooms inside the house - not my type of place to stay (I didn't decide on this booking); I don't like 'old house and all rooms inside' type places. My room was the smallest, it seems. Single bed that was very hard - sheets and pillow slips didn't seem to be real cotton (which I prefer). It was hot - no fan and no aircon. Shower/toilet area impossibly small - very much like some of the older B&Bs I have stayed in years ago in the UK. Only a small bar of soap - no toiletries other than that. Breakfast is simple but will do. No fridge / mini bar in room, but communal fridge/bar in house.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
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Thank CilliA
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bindura, Owner at Koornhoop Manor Guest House, responded to this review, 5 March 2011
The one small room (single bed) is only allocated by prior arrangement/agreement and normally at a special price.This guest was probably not informed of the arrangement by the people who booked(and paid).
We are aware that "freebies" extra toiletries,chocolates on the pillow etc. have to be paid for by the Guest eventually, as do mini-bars. Our central mini-bar based on trust works very well for our guests. Even the 'small" soaps are 80% wasted ,larger ones are even more wasteful.
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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2010

My sons and I stayed in the Koornhoop during the soccer world championship. The location, on a nice area close to restaurants and stores, was very convenient. If you do not have a car requiring only a 5-minute walk from the train station and a 10-minute ride from downtown, or easy to find and offering free parking if you rented one. Vic, owner and wonderful host, always provided us with good tips and covered all of our needs.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2007

Observatory area of Cape town, so 5 minutes walk to shops, restaurants and bars, and only 10 minutes by car to the waterfront or airport.

Comfortable guest house, 8 large rooms, garden and views of Table Mountain. Good breakfasts.

Also self-catering apartments

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  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Koornhoop Manor Guest House

Property: Koornhoop Manor Guest House
Address: Wrench and Nuttal Rds., Observatory 7925, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Observatory
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Observatory
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
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Koornhoop Manor Hotel
Koornhoop Manor Guest House Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa

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