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MannaBay
Ranked #2 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Windsor, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Exceeded our expectations.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

We stayed at Manna Bay for three nights at the start of our month in South Africa.
What a wonderful small hotel with stunning views of the city and a backdrop of Table Mountain. The furnishings are both tasteful and very contemporary and we had the added bonus of being upgraded to the suite which was a stunning room with an enormous bathroom and the best shower ever!
The staff were so helpful and so welcoming, Justine,Robyn,Noelle,Pearce and Shadrack all made our stay extra special.
Little touches like taking the initiative to book you restaurants incase you hadn't, a few complimentary beers and wines as well as afternnon tea all contribute to making this a very special place.
It is an easy cab journey to the city centre,The Waterfront or Camps Bay so Manna Bay is very well situated and from here we ventured out to Cape Point and Table Mountain.
A hotel which totally exceeded our expectations.

Room Tip: We had booked the Black and White room which is gorgeous but were upgraded to the suite which is stu...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2013

As another reviewer stated, it was a wonderful way to end a fabulous trip to South Africa. The rooms were beautifully appointed with comfortable beds. The staff was attentive, always willing to do whatever was necessary to improve our stay. When we arrived, late in the afternoon, Robyn informed us that she had made dinner reservations at 2 restaurants. We really appreciated her thoughtfulness. Breakfast was the same every day, but was very good. Afternoon Tea-served from 4-5 was a mini meal of tarts, quiches, cakes, pies- all delicious. The hotel is situated about a 15 minute cab ride from the waterfront in a residental neighbourhood. The view of the city from the balcony was spectatular. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2013

I can't add too much to what others have said: marvelous staff, as helpful as they could be, yet never intrusive. Robyn, Justine and Nolla (I hope I spelled your name correctly) were a pleasure to get to know. But don't miss a few moments of conversation with Shedrock: a very nice, very interesting, man, with a genuine laugh that starts in his heart before it tumbles out of his body. He and Pierce were good company while I waited for the ladies to finish their ablutions.

Rooms were beautiful, if a little over the top, but hey,you're on vacation, right? They SHOULD be over the top. The koi pond is a nice touch. And the views of Cape Town were magnificent. This is a really good base for your side-trips to Cape Point, Table Mountain, and beyond.

I would return in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: They are all good. Black and white had marvelous views, better than the Orchid Room that my daughte...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Algarvia, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2013

We stayed for the first three nights of our holiday at Manna Bay and we loved it. The house itself has been wonderfully decorated and is an incredibly comfortable to place to stay but it is the hospitality of the staff that really sets this place apart. We could not have been better looked after and nothing could be too much trouble. We were lucky to be upgraded to the Explorer suite which was luxurious but all the rooms looked great.The breakfasts were excellent and they provide a sumptuous spread at teatime. You really don't need lunch in between! We look forward to returning one day! Thank you.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

Had the BEST stay at MannaBay. The house is gorgeous, each room is delightfully unique, the food is fabulous, and every staff member is magnificent at making you feel welcome. Combined, these elements make you feel like you're coming home, only better. Robyn, Justine, and Noly know all the best places to go and how to get you there. With their recommendations, you are guaranteed to have a spectacular experience in Cape Town.

MannBay is not centrally located, but it has a gorgeous view of Table Mountain and is easily accessible to the main attractions. The staff is happy to make taxi arrangements with a reliable and affordable taxi company. The experience of staying at MannaBay is worth a little extra travel time to get around.

We would highly recommend staying at MannaBay and will definitely stay there on a return trip to Cape Town.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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260 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013

One word perfect! we were four couples that stayed for four nights. one of the best memories we made was at mannabay. the rooms, the staff and food were fantastic. What you see on their web looks great. What you see when you get their and the way they make you feel is like royalty. thank you. we will be back.

Room Tip: all their rooms are magnificent.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2013

My wife and I were celebrating our last rondevoux for our honeymoon and what a way to end off a magical experience. We were booked into the black and white suite,bottle of champagne and a thoughtful note when we arrived;-) how beautifully decorated is this hotel, and that bed, one could possibly lay in it's plush luxury all day if not for the stunning view of the city literally at your feet, urging you outdoors. Walking through the hotel it's very hard not to notice that every piece of furniture in it's own elegance adds to the drama of every space,every piece more intriguing than the last one that caught your eye. To make the experience more memorable the staff are just so friendly and helpful and warm, the service is impeccably outstanding.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Property: MannaBay
Address: 8 Bridle Road | Oranjezicht, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — MannaBay 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You can't get much closer to Table Mountain than this... In the heart of Cape Town, MannaBay has just eight uniquely designed suites that set the bar for contemporary luxury. From this prime setting on the border of the Table Mountain National Park with suites becoming of Persian Princes, Orchid Hunters and Heroic Explorers alike, you can experience the Mother City in sheer comfort and privacy, with a team of friendly staff dedicated to making every guest's experience as special as possible. ... more   less 
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