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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Gordons Bay, probably most underated town in the Cape. Very quiet. Very clean. I found myself at this establishment, Manor on the Bay, by default, and am I glad I did. I spent 4 nights so I had time to walk about the area: I still think I got good value for my money. I will come back here even...

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HanelVanReenen, Owner at Manor on the Bay, responded to this review

What a lovely review! You've made my day. Thank you for the positive feedback and recommendation. Sanna, our house keeper, bake the rusks. I'll forward to compliment to her. We hope to welcome you back soon! Kind Regards Hanel

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Manor on the bay is simply stunning! The rooms are spacious, comfortable and light. The view is amazing! The venue is walking distance away from the beach and harbour. The management is friendly and approachable. They also serve the best food! The venue also offers conference facilities. Major plus point!

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HanelVanReenen, Owner at Manor on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to rate and review Manor on the Bay! I appreciate your positive feedback. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards Hanel

Bethlehem, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms are spacious and all that you need and more. Seaview. A lot of restaurants in vicinity. Breakfast provided is of high quality. A very friendly and homily atmosphere. Bathroom is very spacious. Laundry service is also provided.

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HanelVanReenen, Owner at Manor on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliment. We strive to maintain a homely atmosphere and always glad when guests notice and appreciate it. My staff really are super stars! I will pass the positive comments on to them. Kind Regards Hanel

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had not booked, but were very lucky, a no show allowed us a room in this beautiful hotel. Huge rooms, fantastic shower and bathroom, and a welcoming glass of sherry courtesy of 'The Manor on the Bay'. A top spot, with beautiful surroundings, close to restaurants and bars, followed by a wonderfully large and comfortable bed to sleep it...

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Thank you for the beautiful review with positive feedback. I'm glad we were able to accommodate you. We look forward to welcoming you back to Manor on the Bay soon. Kind Regards Hanel

Breda, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent breakfast Staff is helpfull by advising my day trips Rooms clean and well furnished Garden beautyfull Manor on the bay is located only 15 meters from beach and boulevard Fish restaurants in Gordens bay are excellent

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HanelVanReenen, Owner at Manor on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the positive review and lovely compliment. The various seafood restaurants are a real treat. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards Hanel

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Manor on the Bay for a weekend away and will definitely be returning in the near future. Excellent service, friendly and helpful staff, beautiful location right across from the beach, and within walking distance of restaurants. Highly recommended.

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HanelVanReenen, Owner at Manor on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the positive review and recommendation. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Manor on the Bay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards Hanel

Munster, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guesthouse has a wonderful sea view. The Garden side is also nice.Beach near by.The service is good. Our Rom was o.k ... Next time i would like to have a room with sea view. The best restaurant in Gordons bay ist Zest.

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HanelVanReenen, Owner at Manor on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you very much! We value each and every review and feedback. The sea-view rooms are a treat and you will love them next time. Till then, Kind Regards Hanel

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having arrived into Cape Town airport we picked up the car and drove just over an hour to reach Gordons Bay. Manor on the Bay guest house was paradise. Fabulous interconnecting rooms on the second floor of the new part of the building giving us a spectactular view over the bay towards Table Mountain. The original building is 150 years...

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HanelVanReenen, Owner at Manor on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely and positive review and taking the time to give us feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next ( and longer ;-) stay at Manor on the Bay. Kind Regards Hanel

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was fine, the bed great however the rate we felt high, the most we paid in a month's stay in SA. The wifi was poor, others complained as well Breakfast was well done. The 2 hour drive around the shore was classic, just stunning landscape.

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HanelVanReenen, Owner at Manor on the Bay, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you for your review and feedback. I'm sorry about the wifi. Room 11 and 12 had a connection problem but it has now been taken care of. Our rates are very competitive for a good quality 4 star guesthouse. February is peak season in Cape Town even though we do not inflate our rates our this period....

Swaffham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking for a final night's accommodation relatively near to Cape Town airport and fortunately discovered Manor on the Bay where they were able to offer me their only available room - the honeymoon suite! As you can imagine, it was very spacious, with a large bed and luxurious bathroom. The air-con was also a blessing. The lady in...

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I'm so glad we were able to accommodate you! A last should be memorable. Thank you for the lovely review and feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards Hanel

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Manor on the Bay Guesthouse is situated 50m from the beach, offering affordable accommodation, value for money and great discounted specials throughout the year, in picturesque Gordon's Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. We are 5 minutes’ walk from upmarket restaurants and Bikini Beach with Blue Flag status. Gordon’s Bay is a top tourist destination in close proximity to Cape Town, Table Mountain, the Winelands (Stellenbosch, Franschoek, Paarl, Helderberg) and over 12 golf courses and located on Route 43, one of SA’s most scenic routes (Gordon’s Bay to Hermanus costal road). Also famous for the Southern Right whales visiting us each year: Gordon’s Bay, Gateway to the Whale Route, August – November. Enjoy the warmer sea water – about 9 degrees warmer - than Cape Town’s icy waters. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Manor on the Bay

Address: 117 Beach Road | Western Cape, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Gordon's Bay
Price Range: $97 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Manor on the Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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