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St James Manor

108 Main Road, St. James 7945, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, South Africa
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109 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I recently spent the night at St James Manor, and all in all, had a wonderful time. We were welcomed by Goodnews, who showed us to our lovely suite (we stayed in the Vancouver Suite) which was absolutely stunning. Very opulent, well appointed, comfortable and with a beautiful view. He also explained that we could help ourselves... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I am not a poet so I will describe my stay at Rovos Guesthouse St James Seaforth as follows: 1. Excellent Location in arguably one of the most scenic coastal locations in the world. 2. Beautiful guesthouse with great views from all rooms. 3. Amazing staff willing to pamper in the most pleasant and non-invasive ways 4. My 13 year... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We stayed in Seaforth a private villa owned by St James hotel. It's just a few doors from the main hotel. It's stunning but needs improvements!!!! Here is my list, first I think someone should live in on the property to make sure at all times this place is secure!!! We were burgled whilst out for a short time. There... More 

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StJamesGuestHouses, Public Relations Manager at St James Manor, responded to this review

As management of St James Seaforth, the guest house in which these guests stayed, we would like to respond to this review and will do point by point. 1. Here is my list, first I think someone should live in on the property to make sure at all times this place is secure!!! St James Seaforth is a villa rental... More 

England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This unique property has become a luxury guesthouse that offers an equally unique luxury experience. The house manager Lee-Anne is the lynchpin of its success. Extremely service-minded, determined to deliver above already high expectations, and in posession of an old-world grace that belies her youth but perfectly fits the august property, she made us feel truly welcome and at home.... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We arrived at the St James Homestead to enjoy a small break away from the city chaos. Upon our arrival we were met by the Manager, Chris Sandham who was unbelievable to work with and nothing was impossible for him to do. Chris is an absolute gem to work with and even more charismatic and accommodating in person. The entire... More 

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ChrisRovos, General Manager at St James Manor, responded to this review

Both myself and our team want to thank you for this review. It is always pleasing to know we got it right for our guests. We are particularly proud knowing you are in our industry and gave such a review. Thank you so much and we hope to host you again soon. More 

Oslo, Norway
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333 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

If you want high quality standard around St James, the Seaforth is a good choice. Somewhat apart from the main manor, but with a much more modern setup. Like a huge beachfront villa basically, but with 3 room that are rented out. We had the place to ourselves the first night, felt absolutely right. Great service, the manager welcomed us... More 

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JHB
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17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Service, comfort, food, entertainment, history, art & old world charm, with a dash of good old South African hospitality. I felt so proud to be South African after my Rovos experience, what a class act. I would highly recommend that any local or tourist enjoy touring our country in this type of style.

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ayrshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Rovos Rail is a brand that is synonymous with high quality impeccable service and the finest of food and wine. Their Guest House at Kalk Bay has fully embraced all the above and adds the elegance of a Property that was built in a day when such qualities were not accessible to tourism on the scale that St James has... More 

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Canada
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26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Chris and his team provided exceptional personalized service during our four day stay at the Manor. No request was too demanding, and the breakfast ensemble was delicious every day. Chris is the consummate host, always ready with a witty repartee, and our butler Takudra "GoodNews" was always ready with a drink offering along with an infectious smile.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Rovos Rail's St James property is a special backwater. Old world charm that is real and visitor attention that makes a difference. Our booking was made by friends and we rebooked for a second taste of this very well run property. I'd head back with my jazz CDs and chill. We loved it.

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