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“Peaceful”
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Hout Bay Manor
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Hout Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town
1 review
“Peaceful”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

We stayed at your wonderful hotel for the weekend 12/13 October 2013 and had a wonderful stay. The receptionist and porter made us feel right at home with their friendliness and helpfulness. My husband and I loved the peaceful atmosphere of your hotel. Thank you.

Bella Bailey

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Although the weather was not on our side - we had an amazing stay at Hout Bay Manor. The staff were attentive, friendly and accommdating; and the rooms were unique and very well fitted out. The only thing I would change would be to remove the plates on the table at the top of the stairs, you felt you made a lot of noise walking by there as they clanged.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Houtbaymanor, Manager at Hout Bay Manor, responded to this review, 20 September 2013
Dear Annike,

Thank you very much for your review of our property! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and certainly look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Thank you also for your constructive comments - we will certainly take this into consideration.

Best regards from Hout Bay Manor
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Cape Town
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Wow this hotel is in a league of it's own. The decor is out of this world, the attention to detail is wonderful. I lobbed the pool area sipping on drinks on the sun beds. The lady in reception wasn't very welcoming maybe having a bad day. The breakfast was great, nice hot English brekkie.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

We had a very disappointing meal at Pure earlier tonight, The restaurant was deserted, (no wonder) the service was sloppy (we were pouring our own wine and waited an age) as were the staff uniforms, (hoodies??) the waiters too familiar, and the meal was far less than we expected - an entirely unsatisfactory experience.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

I won a night's stay at the Manor around the time of my birthday. The stay was exquisite and couldn't have come at a better time. The cold drove us to any one of the fireplaces. My partner and I spent all day surrounded by tranquility. We found the staff to be very accomodating, the rooms- and the hotel itself- are decorated to the last detail. The restuarant, Pure, has a small but excellent selection of food and an extensive wine list. Nothing has been overlooked and overall we had a magical stay.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Houtbaymanor, Manager at Hout Bay Manor, responded to this review, 29 May 2013
Thank you very much for your comments! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Have a wonderfully warm day!

Regards

Letishia Charles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

would have preferred a King Size bed; the attention to detail & decor was outstanding; the experience at Pure was less than i expected - service could have been better & food served on both courses was luke warm. but breakfast made up for it. definetely a hidden gem!! very excited to see what was around each corner. Pool area very restful

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dundee
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

From the moment we walked in to the dining room we knew that we had found something rare and exquisite. The decor was awe inspiring and the atmosphere was that of a long lost palace secret room that we had stumbled upon. We were firstlyescorted to the bar to enjoy our pre-dinner cocktail which was served promptly and went down just the same. The Manageress then showed us to our table and we were offered our choice of chilled water. We chose the tasting menu with accompanying wines while we enjoyed our selection of fresh homemade breads. From the moment we were served our starter of crocodile carpaccio we knew that the kitchen were a fresh and imaginative team, who knew those rare flavour combination finds. Our main of roast loin of zebra was subtle in flavour and texture - a complete opposite to what I was expecting in a positive manner, and the dessert of poached plums with homemade sweet puff, olive oil ice cream and pistachio nougat was a perfect ending to a perfect meal. The Head Chef and his team are beyond a shadow of a doubt oozing the talent that is so needed in todays cosmopolitan Cape Town for a price that is affordable. I will definitely be coming back on my next trip! Thanx guys!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hout Bay Manor
Address: Baviaanskloof, off Main Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Hout Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hout Bay Manor 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hout Bay Manor, built in 1871, is renowned as one of Cape Town’s most graceful landmarks. The recently restored Hout Bay Manor offers 20 individually designed en-suite rooms and a sophisticated fine dining restaurant named ‘Pure.’ Hout Bay Manor, protected by century-old oak trees, was built from stone (600mm thick walls) and in traditional Cape Colonial style by Jacob Trautmann on an unspoiled piece of land, which had previously been part of the Kronendal Estate. ... more   less 
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