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Musina,Limpopo Province, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very close to the sea. Beautiful location. A bit pricy. Awesome breakfast. Secure location with parking inside premises. Peaceful surroundings, except for the native singing and shouting early morning closeby - but that was outside the premises. I will surely recommend this place to anybody and will go there again if I'm in that vicinity.

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Helsinki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this original boutique styled hotel from 2001 onwards and can unequivocally recommend it for its sea view bedroom setting, cleanliness, privacy and atmosphere of complete tranquility. That said, it is now in need of updating and a lick of paint would not go amiss. Ideal for recharging the spirits after a hard day's work or simply preparing...

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Ballito, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a super stay, very comfortable bed, excellent shower and all other amenities needed were provided. Stayed at a few guest houses in Gordon's Bay and was on par with all of them. Excellent location, walking distance to town. Friendly staff. Would highly recommend this lovely guest house.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Manor on the Bay offered friendly, professional service. The rooms are spacious and provides a quiet, tranquil stress-free environment. The view of the sea adds to the calming effect. I will definitely visit again. Noeleen & Neil

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

Dear Noeleen and Neil Thank you for the kind words and positive review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards Hanel

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We arrived on the Friday evening to be met by one of the resident felines: Snowflake (relax, not feral but belonging to the owners) who accompanied us to our fantastically appointed room. Spacious and stylish inside with naturally an awesome view over Gordons Bay. Breakfast was super with enough variety to suit any tastes and preferences. Just a walk away...

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

Thank you for the lovely review and positive feedback. Snowflake is a sweetheart an just love all the attention. Really glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards Hanel

Sunbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stayed here for just one night at the start of our S Africa holiday. It was an unplanned and unexpected pleasure. Great location, fantastic views over Gordon's Bay, large comfortable room and friendly staff. Noelene gave us lots of useful information and was charming and helpful. Ask for Room 1; it has the best views and is very spacious.

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

Room 1 is a big favourite - so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the feedback and positive review. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Hanel

Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Beautiful place with a great location, so close to the beach you could smell the ocean air and hear the waves. Lots to do close by, especially if you love the outdoors and adventure. Restaurants in walking distance. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

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

Our location is definitely our biggest advantage - the view is unbeatable. Thank you for the review and taking the time to rate us. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Hanel

Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This year was the 3rd year me and my family went there, and we had a very relaxed time with our daughter they catered for all our needs with the family suite and breakfast was fantastic as usual. to wake up to the view of the sea is just so relaxing will go there again. Thanks Hanel for running such...

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

Thank you for the lovely compliment! Return guests are always a sign that we're doing something right. Kind Regards Hanel

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Came in late, no problem getting to the property. Beautiful views of the bay, large rooms and excellent breakfast. A little far if business or holiday around Cape Town CBD, otherwise would def. come back

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and rate Manor on the Bay. We strongly rely on feedback to know if we're still on track. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards Hanel

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had a lovely 3night stay in an awesome room at Manor on the Bay (opt for room 11/12 if available). On arrival I wasn't impressed to see the flight of stairs leading up to our room, but once I reached the front door, the view was amazing. Waking up with a view of the ocean is always welcome. The...

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

Thank you for the review and detailed feedback. I appreciate the time you took to write this. The new towels ( in time for the peak season coming up) arrived last week. I agree, some of the old ones needed to go.... The interleading door between room 11 and 12 needs attention. We'll look into solution for this soon. We...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: RM311 - RM591 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Pick a room which overlooks the Bay for best views. For more privacy, select the corner room.”
 of 5 bubbles Freshairviews, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 11 and 12 has stunning sea view rooms (be mindful of the flight of stairs)”
 of 5 bubbles TanyaC-travels, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 11 and 12 have the best views but are located on 2nd floor with only staircase access.”
 of 5 bubbles RobbieR351, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 4 had a lovely fire!”
 of 5 bubbles Julie021967, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Great sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles chriskO8050WN, 3 May 2016 | Read review
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