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Gable Manor Guest House
Ranked #43 of 63 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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“Better than a 5 star hotel”
Reviewed 11 November 2007

We have just returned from a trip to Cape Town and the Winelands. We booked into Gable Manor for a two night stay. This followed 4 nights in a 5star hotel in Cape Town's waterfront. I can honestly say that the quality of this small B&B exceeded the 5 star easily!

Quality of the furnishings were better - our room had a lounge area as well as the 'standard' 6' bed. Bathroom was large with separate shower as well as bath. Toiletries we high quality, towels plentiful and soft.

The breakfast was great quality, freshly cooked and served in a stylish breakfast room.

There was secure parking and internet access.

Although the weather stopped us using it, the pool area looked brilliant.

However the best part was the service - Don was very helpful, making sure we had reservations for dinner, organising them for us. Also he arranged a great local guide for our wine tour - much better than any corporate one. We were given lots of tips ranging from local events,scenic drives even where to have a pedicure!

Being a business hotel sort of woman, I had worries about staying in a bed and breakfast! However would think this is the only way to go in Franschhoek.

Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed November 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 March 2007

The Sorbonne apartments are situated a short drive from the main B & B. Within a secure environment these apartments are furnished to the highest standard of fittings. Whilst check in is efficiently carried out at the main house, I was taken aback by the requirement to pay in full the total costs of the apartment, before even having viewed it. That said, there were no complaints, but you do leave yourself open to potential difficulties should something not be of the standard expected.
Some additions to the apartments enhancing a stay would be a telephone, instructions to optimise the use of the air/con and bath mats!
Overall, an excellent choice of accommodation and to be highly recommended.

  • Liked — High standard of furnishings and location
  • Disliked — Having to lift heavy lugguge up 2 flights of stairs...unassisted (no lift!)
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 February 2007

We stayed here for two nights, and booked a luxury room - which as it turned out was really a suite. The standard of furnishings was impeccable. The bathroom was recently refurbished, the toileteries were high quality - (the same as the most expensive hotel we had stayed in on our trip!). - free secure parking and free internet usage available!

Breakfast each morning was served in the breakfast room - a bright airy room overlooking the pool. the food was amazing.

The pool was beautiful - enough sun loungers for every room - and sumptuous bath towels.

If there is a downside - and it is hard to say there is one - it would be the 10-15 minute walk to many of the main restaurants in Franshhoek but the walk is pleasant and safe. The team were also happy to arrange taxis for us when it iwas a little too far to walk - eg Haute Cabriere which is a little out of town, and the taxis were the cheapest we encountered aong the garden route.

A real find!

Stayed February 2007
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Property: Gable Manor Guest House
Address: 4 Malherbe Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Gable Manor Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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