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Craigrownie Guest House

10 Craigrownie Road, Bantry Bay 8001, South Africa
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Ranked #5 of 7 Bantry Bay B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Quirky it is! Sometimes there are no staff there but you can treat the place like home. We loved it so much we returned at the end of our extended holiday for another week here. You can walk to the shops and a wonderful array of restaurants (try the Thai one upstairs next to Woolworths. Brilliant as not affected by... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I will definitely stay here again, I really enjoyed the view and the location, it's awesome, and the accommodation is average but in a way average is awesome at this place. It's not your typical guest house, you won't see the owner and most of the time it will feel like you are the only one there. The rooms are... More 

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ManieSmith, Manager at Craigrownie Guest House, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for your feedback and comments, without the views and recommendations from our clients we will not be able to improve our services. Our philosophy is privacy. The property has five full time staff members for the six rooms we have. We pride ourselves on the rooms we offer in terms of the attention to 'polishing' each... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This was our 3rd visit to Craigrownie and as usual we had a good visit. We stayed in room 2 (at the pool) which is our preferred "spot" - you get a glimpse of the ocean while enjoying a sundowner or 2 on the patio. The house is well-kept and well-run - breakfasts are good and substantial and are freshly... More 

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ManieSmith, Manager at Craigrownie Guest House, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you for the review and for staying with us. I apologise profusely for the manhole cover that was broken. It has been an inconvenience that we have battled with council to fix. We have currently fixed the problem. The next time you stay with us please request our "manhole" dinner, I will treat you to dinner for... More 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We go to Cape Town on a regular basis and have now found a home away from home. Room 3 has everything one can ask for, and a beautiful terrace over looking the ocean. Doreen the housekeeper keeps the property in an immaculate condition and to top it all serves the most delicious breakfast. Frank the GM is an asset... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Not only an amzing place near to almost everything yet also an amazing manager called Frank who helped me all through my trip, from planning to reseving places even taking me himself where I want to go.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We just returned from the most wonderful family getaway! We spent 10 blissful days as a family in this beautifully appointed, immaculately kept secret! This guesthouse is in the prime location of Saunders Rock, a stone throw away from the beach. It borders on world renowned Bantry Bay and Clifton Beach. We were warmly welcomed by property manager, Frank and... More 

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Frank M, General Manager at Craigrownie Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Tamara for choosing Craigrownie Guest House as your vacation spot! It was a pleasure having you and the family over. Thank you for taking time to see the places around and it was great to see the guys making use of the Promenade and getting familiar with the spaces in the neighbourhood! We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Besides location, comfort, cleanliness and aesthetically pleasing decor what I always look for on business trips is a relaxed and friendly atmosphere ..... Craig Grownie was all this and more. The staff went out of their way to make us feel at home and accommodate us with special needs such as preparing dinners which were left for us to warm... More 

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Frank M, General Manager at Craigrownie Guest House, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to be able to fulfill the requests of our valued guests. It was wonderful to meet your film crew and to have you stay with us. Although we do not usually provide dinner for guests, we were very glad to be able to cater for your needs while you were here. We hope to see... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Have been several times to Craigrownie and regrettable, were too late this time. It was fully booked... It's a charming, quit place near to the seaside. The owner is very friendly and always ready to help. Perfect location between the busy Cape Town and the quit Cape Penincula. You can safely go jogging on the promenade in the morning (if... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This was the first place we stayed upon arrival in Cape Town. Manie was very helpful before our arrival (late booking, late arrival, arranging a car to pick us up etc.), and seemed to be a very friendly person when we arrived. The room was good (ground floor next to the pool), and had space for a cot for our... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The guest house is wonderful, having stayed there now on three occasions. Excellent value for money and wonderful attention by Manie Smith who cant do enough for his guests. Superb location in Bantry Bay, with secure parking and proximity to the seafront.

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ManieSmith, Manager at Craigrownie Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying at CGH and for taking the time to share your experience with the rest of the world :-) I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at CGH and we hope to have you back in the near future. I wish you all the best... Manie and staff :-) More 

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