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Sugarbird Manor
Ranked #20 of 112 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
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“Quiet and peaceful ”
Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

Found in a rather mountainous area of stellenbosch the sugarbird manor is very pleasant if you enjoy nature, amazing views and some very private time with your loved one. It's a 10 minute drive to the center and the staff is very helpful and nice. I can recommend having the breakfast on your balcony facing the pool (best view). We will come back :-) thank you!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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SugarbirdManor, Manager at Sugarbird Manor, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Thank you Mario for this wonderful feedback.

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Sugarbird Manor and that you had peace and quiet, as well as very private time with your family.

I’ll be sure to pass on your feedback to our superb staff. We are very proud of our location and privileged to enjoy such beautiful views on a daily basis.

We are looking forward to welcoming you & your family back to the ManSugarbird Manor soon.

Warm regards,

Madre & the Sugarbrid Manor team
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Westport, Connecticut
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

I was fortunate enough to recently stay at the SugarBird Manor guest house in February. Upon arrival, I was greeted by one of the resident cats, Nacho, who was super friendly and sweet. Our room was beautifully appointed and the view was beyond amazing. The grounds and pool are perfect for relaxing and strolling around and I recommend taking a tour of the working farm of Protea flowers and grapes. The owner was very helpful and knowledgable about the areas sights and interests, and her carefully curated art collection hung within the house is superb. I felt that this house was a wonderful balance of serenity and privacy, yet close to town. I highly recommend this guest house for anyone that enjoys a warm, yet sophisticated place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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SugarbirdManor, Manager at Sugarbird Manor, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Good day,

Thank you for this wonderful feedback.

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Sugarbird Manor and that you had peace and quiet, even if you were in the centre of a working farm.

Sugarbird Manor does benefit from incredible mountain and valley views, so we are happy you enjoyed that beauty.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Warm regards,

Madre & the Sugarbird Manor team
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Stratford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Extraordinary stay at beautiful Sugarbird Manor! So peaceful and relaxing. We received VIP treatment from the staff and personal guided tours of the working Protea farm, wine vineyard, and surrounding areas from the owner herself ! Great wine tasting nearby as well, not to mention Ginny's (Sugarbird Manor owner) award winning Botanica wine that is a "be sure not to miss" while you are there. This truly was the most amazing stay in a most beautiful country with incredible hosts from Sugarbird Manor and one that I hope to have again soon.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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SugarbirdManor, Manager at Sugarbird Manor, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Good day,

Thank you for your great feedback.

I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Sugarbird Manor as well as our Botanica Wines. Our guest are our first priority and we want everyone to feel like a 'VIP'.

Being located on a farm just outside of Stellenbosch, a mere 10 minutes drive away, you are sure to be overwhelmed by how peaceful and relaxing it is.

We are looking forward to your next visit.

Kind Regards,

Madre & the Sugarbird Manor Team
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Renovated rooms with modern bathroom.
the guesthouse is in the middle of a plantation, with great views. Amazing infinity pool and landscaping.
Unfortunately not all rooms have views and some of the staff members were not very friendly.
You must definitely have a car with you, there is nothing close by.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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SugarbirdManor, Manager at Sugarbird Manor, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Good day Felix,

Thank you for taking the time and reviewing Sugarbird Manor.

I'm sorry to hear about the staff not being very friendly, it is never our intention at all to make guest feel not well treated. We would be delighted to welcome you back to Sugarbird Manor in the near future and hopefully you'll stay a bit longer than one night.

Kind Regards,

Madre & The Sugarbird Manor team
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

My family is still talking about our time at Sugarbird Manor in Stellenbosch. We spent two glorious weeks lounging by the infinity pool, looking out on a sea of patchwork hills decorated with lush vegetation, and perusing the best that the town of Stellenbosch has to offer. The staff at the inn was courteous, friendly, and very timely in doing their jobs. The rooms were always impeccably clean and the breakfasts were filling, fun, and left us fueled up for another day of exploring and shopping. The Sugarbird is truly an oasis of calm, evident in both the relaxed atmosphere and the identity of Sugarbird's two most constant residents; a tabby named Libby and her ginger companion, Nacho. To top it off, the owner of the inn and vineyards was at the inn on an almost daily basis, and was more than happy to chat about her experiences as an ex-pat, running a flourishing wine business in the mountains of South Africa. Visitors to Stellenbosch could not ask for a more unique, comforting place to spend their trip. Staying at the Sugarbird was an amazing experience, and one that I hope to have again soon in the years to come.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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SugarbirdManor, Manager at Sugarbird Manor, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Good day,

Thank you so much for reviewing Sugarbird Manor. We appreciate the effort, and want to thank you for your positive comments. It is encouraging to get such feedback.

Gabby & Nacho are doing well, they do get spoilt so much by all the guest.

We are looking forward to your next visit and to welcome you back to Sugarbird Manor in the near future.


Good day,



Kind regards,

Madre & the Sugarbird Manor Team
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Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

We loved our all too brief stay at Sugarbird Manor..Stunning views and very comfortable room.We were very well cared for...excellent breakfast on the garden terrace where we could see the birds hopping around in the waterfall.We couldn't believe how lucky we were to arrive in such a peaceful place especially after a bumpy overnight plane trip from rainy England (only 45 mins. From the Cape Town airport) We spent a fascinating day visiting vineyards and wine tasting.Well advised by the charming and vivacious American owner. We want to go back!

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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SugarbirdManor, Manager at Sugarbird Manor, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Good day,

Thank you so much for reviewing Sugarbird Manor. We appreciate the effort, and want to thank you for your positive comments. It is encouraging to get such feedback, as every single member of our staff really works hard on a daily basis to ensure that our guests are happy and comfortable.

I'm sorry that you only had a short stay here with us, but hopefully we'll have the opportunity to welcome you back to Sugarbird Manor in the near future.


Kind regards,

Madre & the Sugarbird Manor Team
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

We absolutely loved our time at Sugarbird Manor and Protea Heights Farm! A beautiful, relaxing setting with a friendly staff and atmosphere made for a wonderful experience. We enjoyed time lounging by the infinity pool, exploring the protea and grape fields, chatting with the owner about her wines and winemaking, and delicious made to order breakfasts. A perfect, quaint place to experience Stellenbosch and the ZA wine lands - we would definitely recommend 'The Bird'!

  • Stayed January 2014
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SugarbirdManor, Manager at Sugarbird Manor, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Good day,

Thank you so much for reviewing Sugarbird Manor.

We appreciate the time and effort, and want to thank you for your positive comments.Our staff really work hard to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

I'm so happy you had time to exploring the protea and grape fields, and enjoyed our wines, made by the owner.

We are looking forward to welcome you back to Sugarbird Manor in the near future.


Kind regards,

Madre & the Sugarbird Manor Team
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Property: Sugarbird Manor
Address: 2 Protea Street | Devon Valley Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 112 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Sugarbird Manor 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the picturesque Devon Valley, Sugarbird Manor is set on a tranquil 21-hectare vineyard and flower farm. With expansive views across vineyards and valleys, this beautiful farm is the perfect base to relax in total peace and quiet. Stylish guest rooms renovated in June 2016 include elegant and contemporary touches. Air-conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV, WiFi, safe and tea/coffee tray. Delicious breakfast included. We also have 4 newly refurbished one bedroom cottages available. They have a kitchenette but breakfast at the main house is included. ... more   less 
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