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“Classy yet relaxed”
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Vrede Manor
Reviewed 6 December 2010

We stayed here for 6 nights, and then returned after a trip to the Garden route for one night, using one of the the guest rooms in the main house and the self-catering apartment. Had a wonderful stay, and the hosts, Colin and Mark were perfect - always willing to guide us with recommendations for things to do and eating out, and they were always spot on. There are several good restaurants within walking distance, and also a big supermarket just 5 minutes walk away, which was very useful when we self-catered.

When we stayed in the main house breakfast was included in the rate, and it was excellent.

The guest house was in a very quiet location, yet very close to the beach and local amenities, and also a quick 15 minute drive to the centre of Cape Town. It is also close to a rapid bus transit stop to the city centre, which will be very useful once that system opens in a few months time. Overall, highly recommended.

Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 November 2010

We planned to stay for 4 days in the self catering appartment - and extended to 10 days. Very nice flat with own well equipped kitchen, own private balcony (with swing chairs!), huge bathroom and king size bed. The hosts are very heartly and friendly - and they like children. Our daughter loved the 3 dogs and the wonderful garden, too. Great location: Only 10 minutes away from Waterfront, 15 minutes to the city and a 5-minutes-walk to the beach. Nearby there are good bakers, supermarket, laundry and some pubs. Perfect for holidays in Cape Town.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 November 2010

I enjoyed the most wonderful stay at Vrede Manor. Colin and Mark made me feel completely at home from the moment I arrived, as did their delightful menagerie - the dogs Boris, Daisy and Bertie and Miss Babs, the cat. The Manor is a beautifully restored Victorian home, lovingly furnished and my room has little balcony which overlooks a stunning garden to Table Mountain in the distance. The breakfasts are also suberb. I will definitely be going back to stay with them again as they have become friends.
I must also mention that I found them through the Greenwood Guide and I have never been disappointed with any of the establishments recommended there.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 November 2010

I have stayed at Verde Manor twice in the last 2 years and plan to go back again in 2011. Verde Manor is just a 10 minute car or bus drive away from the centre of Cape Town with many local restaurants within easy walking distance. The gardens are very peaceful and the decor is tasteful. The proprietors, Colin & Mark are extremely friendly and knowledgeable of all local amenities and will assist you in planning your days sightseeing or exploring. However if you just want to a lazy day relaxing in the garden haemic you will not be disturbed. All facilities and catering are a very high standard.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 November 2010

Having spent time at Blue Tangerine, Mark and Colin's 5 star guesthouse in Noordhoek some four years ago we had high expectations for our stay at Vrede Manor. Having a holiday centred around Cape Town you could not find a more stunning Dutch Cape House anywhere in the city. Both inside and outside the property has been lovingly restored to a gloriously high standard and also provided us with all the mod cons a traveller would expect. Having followed Mark and Colin for a number of years and knowing their background in the hospitality and catering industries nothing surprises us any more as they go out of their way to make the guests feel very special. Since our last visit they have sadly lost their dear dog Toddy and not wishing to dwell on a sad point we are happy to note that two new additions "Daisy" and "Bertie" are now firmly ensconsed along side "Borris" and we were able to enjoy long walks on the beach with the dogs and Colin nearly every morning. Incredibly for the first time ever we took a yoga class on the stoep and thoroughly enjoyed it. When travelling from place to place on holiday you win some and lose some in your choices of accommodation. Well we picked a winner and we advise any one who reads this review to do the same.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 November 2010

As soon as you arrive at Vrede Manor (Vrede meaning “Peace”) you are engulfed in a calm elegance that pervades the whole house. The Manor is within easy travelling distance to Cape Town itself and is a very short walking distance to the beach.
Hosts, Mark and Colin are so welcoming, that you immediately feel at home, and nothing is too much trouble.
I stayed in the Palm Room (see www.vrede-manor.com) and it was stunning. A large room with en suite bathroom with both bath and shower; dressing room, tea & coffee and a complimentary mini bar. Each room also contains a library to take from and add to; plus there are a selection of DVD’s to watch should you fancy a night in.
The Manor has every “mod con” the 21st century traveller may require – TV with Sky News, DVD, Wireless internet access etc, but probably more importantly, it provides the 21st century traveller with a restful and elegant environment from which to enjoy the absolutely beautiful area of Cape Town and beyond.
Colin and Mark work incredibly hard to make your stay at Vrede Manor as perfect as possible – and it was. Thank you x

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 May 2010

A superior bed and breakfast in every way! Food was superb and eaten in an elegant dining room from whose windows one could see rich luxurious vegetation and flowers in the immaculate gardens. Our bedroom, with a luxury en suite was large, tastefully decorated in keeping with the 1904 feel of the whole house. One could see Table Mountain from the balcony. Nothing was too much trouble for Colin and Mark who made us feel exceptionally welcome and part of their family (a major strength of Verde Manor)! The walled garden provided security for cars and the house with a simple key system giving guests access; although Milnerton is in a very ‘safe’ area of Cape Town .One could walk to the superb beach or various eating places within 10 minutes. It is ideally situated for access to the whole of the Cape Area (the motorway is just down the road). A new rapid transit system will shortly be installed to give excellent access to Cape Town centre. Verde Manor is unquestionably a superior Bed and Breakfast, a peaceful retreat on a superb site in an ideal situation.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Vrede Manor

Address: 10 Marais Road, Milnerton 7441, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Milnerton
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 11 Speciality Lodging in Milnerton
Price Range: £30 - £40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Edwardian boutique guest house, Vrede Manor, is set in picturesque gardens, just 5km from Cape Town City Bowl and has been lovingly restored by its current owners, Colin and Mark, and boasts two superior en-suite rooms in the main house, and one luxury duplex studio apartment. The exquisite decor, together with Colin and Mark’s genial hospitality, not to mention the delightful company of the dogs, is the perfect place for the discerning traveller to relax and unwind in elegant and peaceful surroundings. ... more   less 
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Vrede Manor Cape Town/Milnerton

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