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MannaBay

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8 Bridle Road | Oranjezicht, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here after a friend's raccomendation and, sincerly, many excellent reviiews. Everything excellent in every way, but the best part was the attention to detail. All the staff great and go out of their way to make sure you have a very good time. Our holiday has been truly memorable. Surely i can suggest it.

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Port Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where do I begin with the praises for this boutique hotel which only has accommodations for 8 rooms (each room is unique, we stayed at the Orchid). This was my first part of a 3 part Honeymooon in South Africa and Mauritius and it definitely set the standard at a new high level for me. So let's begin with why... More 

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MannabayManagement, General Manager at MannaBay, responded to this review

Dear Ahmet, Thank you for your brilliant review. It was such a pleasure hosting you and your new wife. We really do feel special when couples include us in their honeymoon itineraries. Please come and visit us every year for your anniversary. Kind regards, Mitch More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The property and views alone are incredible but when coupled with outstanding service your experience here will be remarkable. They truly make you feel at home and strive to ensure you have a personalized experience that meets all your needs (& more). If the cost is a bit higher than other accommodations, the food/drinks and dinner transportation will not than... More 

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MannabayManagement, General Manager at MannaBay, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for your glowing review. You have touched on all the points that we strive to master. Our team is absolutely thrilled by your comments and has put an extra spring in their step. Thank you and kind regards, Mitch More 

brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for four nights in May this year. Mannabay is truly a special hotel. We had a room with floor to ceiling views of Cape town, simply breathtaking. The breakfasts were delicious with a wide variety of food and we just loved the high tea in the afternoon. We greatly appreciated being driven to whatever restaurant we were... More 

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MannabayManagement, General Manager at MannaBay, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us such great feedback. We are so lucky to have nature on our doorstep and fantastic views of the city. We hope you come back soon. Kind regards, Mitch More 

Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food. OH MY GOD THE FOOD. Breakfast and High Tea are two good reasons to never stray far from this hotel. We stayed for four nights at Mannabay and it was absolutely magnificent! The staff were all extremely friendly and quick to give us any tips and suggestions about things to do in Cape Town. I would recommend anyone... More 

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MannabayManagement, General Manager at MannaBay, responded to this review

Dear Stewart, Thank you for your kind words about our staff and your stay with us. So pleased to hear that you overindulged with all of our culinary offerings - that's the way we like it. We hope to see you back at MannaBay soon and yes, definitely in a differently themed room. Kind regards, Mitch More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travel for work, so I've stayed at hundreds of hotels over the years. MannaBay has destroyed hotel travel for me because it was such a fantastic experience, and it's unlikely that anything else will live up to it. I was able to see most of the rooms, which were all beautifully decorated. Breakfast and High Tea each day were... More 

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MannabayManagement, General Manager at MannaBay, responded to this review

Dear Robert, Thank you for your review and kind words - it was an absolute pleasure hosting your party. You will be pleased to know that we are working on a solution to heat the pool for the winter months. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon. Kind regards, Mitch More 

toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Words and pictures cannot do this place justice, and you just have to see it and experience it yourself. Gorgeous grounds and rooms, and service too boot. 24 hr butlers---need I say more. Yes the price is high, but in this case you get what you paid for. Everyone from the manager Mitch to Lauren the chef to the butlers,... More 

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MannabayManagement, General Manager at MannaBay, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that we are officially your home when visiting Cape Town. See you next time! Kind regards, Mitch More 

Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Manna Bay for seven days at the end of May beginning of June. If I could give six stars to Manna Bay, I would. Everything was superb. It is like staying as a guest in someone's mansion with all the staff. The staff is professional and at the same time warm and friendly. They... More 

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MannabayManagement, General Manager at MannaBay, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review. We will take those 6 stars with open arms. We will make sure to reserve a city facing room for your next visit so that you can enjoy the night lights from your bed. Kind regards, Mitch More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was my first time in Cape Town...and I was also traveling by myself. MannaBay did not disappoint. One entire wall of my room is floor to ceiling windows, overlooking Cape Town. The quality of everything from the furnishings, to the shampoo, the pillows, the high tea tray waiting for me in my room upon arrival at 11pm is impeccable.... More 

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MannabayManagement, General Manager at MannaBay, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that it was worth travelling 36hrs to get to us (we agree!). We hope that you make that long journey to come and visit us again in the future. Kind regards, Mitch More 

Somerset West
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hotel is beyond anything you can imagine. Myself and my husband came and stayed to celebrate our wedding anniversary, we were made to feel so special and upon checking into our room we were surprised with a gorgeous platter of chocolates, strawberries and nougat wishing us a Happy Anniversary. The breathtaking view overlooking the city was amazing and then... More 

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MannabayManagement, General Manager at MannaBay, responded to this review

Dear Abbigail, Thank you for adding your wonderful review on Trip Advisor, we really appreciate it. Congratulations again on your wedding anniversary, we are so appreciative that you chose to stay with us. We hope to see you for the next anniversary ;) Kind regards, Mitch More 

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