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Holden Manz Country House
Ranked #5 of 63 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“Surprising luxury”
Reviewed 11 May 2013

We stayed at the room called `the Mountain Elephant`: a room near the entrance of the manor and accessible via stairs. The room itself consisted of four parts: the main bedroom with a kingsize bed and wood fire, the walk in closet, the bathroom with toilet, bath and rain shower and a second kingsize bed. The room looked out on the vineyards of the estate. The service was very inviting and friendly as were the people working in the nearby restaurant, where the food was magnificent. We recommend the (s)port wine and pudding as well as the calemares. We did not use the spa.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 May 2013

We experienced wonderful hospitality from each and every staff member last weekend.

The special personal touches were overwhelming. The attention paid to detail overall was noted with enthusiasm.

We (all 5 of us) absolutely loved our stay and our pamper and one day we will be back, but until then, we will spread the word about Holden Manz, it’s spa, it’s residence, it’s restaurant, it’s decor & art, it’s luxury, its position in-between the mountains, the streams, the vineyards, the atmosphere, the food, the wine, the warmth of the landlords (including Rothko) and of course all the staff who attended to our every wish with a warm smile and good humour. All our senses attended to ..beyond my expectations.

All the ingredients for a memorable 50th birthday, spend with my special friends, and family at Holden Manz in Franschhoek, last weekend.


Jill.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 April 2013 via mobile

I would highly recommend staying here. The vineyard is beautiful and the food amazing too. All of the members of staff were very friendly. There were so many aspects of the property and it was all stunning

  • Stayed March 2013
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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

The Holden Manz is more than just accommodation. It is more like driving up to an elegant country farm home that produces wonderful wines. The beds and pillows make sleeping comfortable. and the bathroom had separate sinks, and large walk in shower with the herbal smelling soaps and shampoo. The rooms are spacious and have a small private garden area where you can enjoy your complimentary rosé wine. The beautiful surrounding mountain range, which provide gorgeous views, do play havoc on the wifi; but the accommodating hosts allow you to go to their office to connect, and then you can walk anywhere and remain connected. They serve a wonderful breakfast and high tea. Dinner is served above the tasting room, located out amongst the vineyard. It is closed on Sundays. Mr. Manz is an art lover and helps promote African artists at his gallery in town; and the "hotel" has many pieces. It is truly like walking through an architectural magazine. There is a spa and a large room that faces the vineyards where you can do yoga or stretching. Books, wine, lovely hospitality.. All made me feel like I drove out to the country to hang out with friends,

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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China, Texas
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

Wonderful overall experience though wine and food was exceptional. Weather was great at the end of December, as well. Less than an hours drive from Capetown, and excellent transfer service from RPM Tours and Cape Town Transfers, hoteliers in Franschhoek and restauranteurs provide free transportaion from the B & B's to restaurants.in the town.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

I recently stayed at Holden Manz Country House for 2 days and it was a stunning experience. From the country house to the glorious view, it was delightful. I particularly loved the art work in the Country House which was stimulating and very elegant. The location is extremely quiet and peaceful. A great place to relax.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2013

I stayed with a friend here for 2 nights as part of our visit to South Africa. The time from the moment we arrived was special with great service, stunning accommodation and surroundings to make you want to stay a lot longer. The food was great and the Holden Manz wines delicious. Everything that we asked for was catered for and they arranged a tour guide for the areas other vineyards which was great too. The village and the surrounding estates are all great and I only wish we had booked for longer here.

Thanks to all the staff at Holden Manz I remember my stay fondly and hope to be back one day.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Holden Manz Country House
Address: 3 Green Valley Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Holden Manz Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful Cape style accommodation located in a stunning vineyard close to the tranquil town of Franschhoek. Great restaurant and spa complete the package for a relaxing stay. ... more   less 
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