We made a last minute booking and found this place to have one room left on Hotels.com, the welcoming was confusing and disoriented but the owner sorted our a dinner plan with pick up for us which was nice and that's about it. The room sticky hot with a poor aircon that made so much noise we would be better off sleeping by the highway so to noisy but still to hot to be Ble to get any sleep. If you are in room 4 this is what you get for 2350 rand - extremely bad value.
The "pool" is more a small very warm round dock pound filled with leaves and dirt, there are only 7 cushions to the chairs so you sit or lye on metal, we managed to get a pool towel eventually but then none of us felt like going into the messy hot tube like roundel. Breakfast was ok but checking our was nasty - we had a prepayment receipt from hotels.com but the owner insisted we should pay her as well. After a long sitting in her office she leans over to me with a paper in her hand and stare me in the eye and say Hotel MUST collect the money from the guest DO YOU UNDERSTAND. I have rarely been talked to in that manner, it was vey insulting especially since at her paper it stted that the room was prepeid and the remaining amount was zar 0,00.
I would not recommend anyone to stay here just in case the owner gets displeased about something and h ave a go at you. It's simply is not worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le-Manoir-de-Brendel Estate is situated 55km’s from Cape Town International Airport, in the heart of the Cape Winelands, a mere 5 minute drive, from the historical Franschhoek Village, rated amongst the top gourmet & wine towns of South Africa on the R45. Welcome to those in the search of the extraordinary, whether it is breath-taking beauty, a sense of calm or the special refinements of culture, Le-Manoir-de-Brendel offers just that. Our 5-star rating represents the highest category for accommodation and service. Continental & Hot Breakfast is served overlooking the Klein Drakenstein Mountain and vineyards. Bring your racquet along and enjoy a game of tennis on our court overlooking the vineyards. If you cannot break away from your exercise regime there is always our gym for a serious workout. Both young and old enjoy playing a game of chess on our Giant Garden Chessboard. For more action, there’s a 1.2km walking trail through the vineyards along the Franschhoek River and over the Berg River via a wooden terrace. Lazing in and around our swimming pool is what our guests do best when the Franschhoek summer days are upon us. Lounging around our guest lounge fireplace is just the thing to do on cold and rainy days. Book a wine tasting session in the afternoon enjoying our best wines and the basics of professional wine tasting knowledge. You will get a chance to identify the various aromas of the wine and take information with you for future tastings. All suites are serviced daily and equipped with air conditioners, under-floor heating, direct dial telephone, M-Net, mini-bar, coffee and tea making facilities, safe for valuables, hairdryer, gowns, slippers and luxury bathroom amenities. Children are welcome. We can add single beds to most of our very spacious rooms with double bathrooms if the family suite is not available – see our surcharge rates. Memorable wedding and other functions have been hosted on our picturesque estate. ... more less
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