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St James Manor

5.0 of 5 Guest house   |   108 Main Road, St. James 7945, South Africa
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Ranked #3 of 5 St. James B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014
Rochelle1972 Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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56 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 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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20 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

I stayed here for 2 nights and loved every moment of it. We were treated like royalty and nothing was too much for the staff. It was the perfect location - overlooking the sea and within walking distance of the restaurants in Kalk Bay. I have been telling everyone I know about it and I would love to go back.... More

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George, Western Cape
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21 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

I recently stayed a night at St James Manor House in one of their suites which was very spacious and luxurious. The attention to detail is what you would expect from such an establishment and the sea views from my suite and the patio were picturesque. The hospitality of Carol and her staff were of the highest standard while respecting... More

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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

The Manor seems to be on it's first legs, for example, no diet cokes in the bar. But they had fixed this problem by the next day. The bar is open, included in the fare. We had a medium suite (second largest) and it was very big, very relaxing, nice furniture, and quiet. Breakfast was included and whatever you wanted,... More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2010

Having been on the Orient Express from London to Venice we were planning to do the Blue Train from Pretoria to Cape Town. However, when we organised it, it turned out they were going the other way on the dates we wanted. After a bit of searching on the internet, found the Rovos Train was going the way we wanted... More

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Address: 108 Main Road, St. James 7945, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > St. James
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — St James Manor 5*
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Discover Rovos Rail's three elegant seaside retreats - the St James Manor, Seaforth and Homestead - with their majestic views over Cape Town's False Bay and the Indian Ocean. The homes are individually decorated and all equipped with the modern conveniences that would suit the most discerning of traveller. Just a short walk away is the charming St James beach and the quaint Kalk Bay village that offers excellent restaurants from rustic, local cuisine to fine-dining experiences. With the world-famous Cape Point, Boulders Beach and Cape Winelands a short distance away, the St James guest houses are well positioned for guests looking to experience the best of Cape Town in comfortable luxury. ... more   less 
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