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Fernwood Manor
Ranked #5 of 29 Newlands B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“wonderful home from home”
Reviewed 18 June 2012

I have just spent 10 days at Fernwood. The rooms are wonderful, quiet and luxuriously appointed and the staff are charming. My room had a wonderful view of the mountain, breakfasts were a delight and Sally is an exceptional host. I will be returning there next year with my family for a further holiday visit.

Room Tip: I stayed in the Almond room - very quiet with a large terrace and stunning view of the mountain
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Sevenoaks
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

Fernwood Manor in early April 2012 and found everything about it absolutely lovely, the rooms, the staff and the location. Would strongly recommend and will definitely stay there again next time I'm in Cape Town.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

My wife and I are regular visitors to Cape Town and have just stayed 17 days at Fernwood. The standards are superb and Sally and her fabulous staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. The larger rooms/suites and bathrooms are superb and fully 5* standard. Afternoon traffic to the Southern suburbs is awful but Fernwood is worth putting up with it. If anything, I hesitate to write in more detail as we'd like to keep the secret of this fantastic property to ourselves and our friends. If you are looking for 5* in Cape Town, don't hesitate!!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

Stayed at The Fernwood Manor Five Star Guest House in January 2012 and were absolutely thrilled with the room (to the right of Reception) it was huge with the most tasteful furniture. Patio doors led out onto a small area with lush gardens and it was a glorious stroll to the small but perfectly adequate and beautiful pool area. Our bathroom was the last word in luxury with huge jacuzzi bath, large shower and separate toilet. As we had had a long haul flight we missed breakfast the following morning but the dining room staff rang our room and said that they would wait for us to come across. My husband took up this offer and they even sent a tray of fresh fruit, yoghurt and orange juice over to me, that's what I call service. The staff were helpful, courteous and just so happy to do anything for the guests. We fell in love with the place and there is absolutely no doubt that we will stay there again during our annual visits to the wonderful Western Cape. Mr and Mrs M W Clatworthy Bridgend South Wales

Room Tip: The large double room to the right of reception is just perfect
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ireland
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Reviewed 21 January 2012

For world weary travellers, Fernwood Manor is a welcome place to rest your head in Cape Town. All the reviews pretty much say the same - the constant here is Sally and her team to deliver way above expectations and so called elite names would do well to copy.
Look the location is great, the rooms are lovely, there are load of spots to have a meeting or a drink with friends. The pool is inviting and the breakfasts are top notch.
These people go out of their way to help guests - advice and booking on tours, restaurants and basically anything that they can do to make your stay better. The courtesy and friendliness of all the staff is outstanding. This doesn't happen by accident.
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Room Tip: Pool side is nice
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

I have tried to find fault with this guest house & failed miserably - we stayed here for 8 nights (we even moved out to try somewhere else - moved back after one night)! Nothing is too much trouble from cheerful, friendly staff & the cleanliness of the whole place reaches new levels. Congratulations to all involved & thank you for helping us to enjoy our stay enormously.

  • Stayed January 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 23 December 2011

We first stayed here in 2004 when Sally Peters, the owner was running it as a Bed and Breakfast. She has since expanded it into a boutique hote.But it has lost nothing. The charm of her own home is still present and we were treated like personal guests. Breaksfast was delicious; the service was superb with a smile-nothing was too much trouble. Sally booked us tickets for the opera and visit to Robben Island. Our room was wonderfully comfortable. This is a real gem and anyone who is willing to stay away from the waterfront or who wants the tranquility of the nearby Kirstenbosch Gardens should not look any further. We cannot recommend this strongly enough.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fernwood Manor

Property: Fernwood Manor
Address: 35 Almond Street | Fernwood, Newlands 7700, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Newlands
Amenities:
Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Newlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Fernwood Manor 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fernwood is an elegant colonial style home in the leafy suburb of Newlands surrounded by lush greenery with wonderful mountain views. Our exclusive guest house, catering for no more than 16 guests, ensures warm friendly personal service in gracious and elegant surroundings.All with their own unique character, we offer exquisitely decorated air-conditioned rooms, king or twin bedded on request, most with balcony or garden patio. These superior luxury rooms with finely appointed bathrooms are complemented by two executive suites, The Almond and The Rose. ... more   less 
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