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Foster's Manor

52 Voortrekker Road, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
Foster's Manor
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I have always dreamed of staying in a museum, wishing I was back in time. And my dream came true in oudtshoorn. We felt like we were in the 1800's , with a bit of a wish of a ghostly experience we had no such luck. But the comfortable accommodation and the stunning breakfast. I recommend this bed and breakfast... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Booking on a whim while travelling we were not sure of what to expect of the Manor, but were astonished at the grand scale of it, the size of the rooms and the value of the breakfast served. The manager was knowledgeable and passionate of the historical grandeur of the Ostrich Palace. Local social life very evident at 2 am,... More 

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Cape Town
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

If you are going Oudtshoorn to visit the ostrich farms or the Kango Caves, you should seriously consider staying at Foster's Manor. I see from the reviews already given that some years ago this 'grand old lady' was not considered a good spot but clearly the present mamagement has done wonders. The house was designed in 1902 at the height... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Had a stay of 2 nights in Dec 2013, a grand old house with large rooms and old style charm. Breakfast included which was very good, well managed and very friendly and helpful manager. We loved the old place and would recommend it for a visit, gardens and pool were OK but need a bit of attention.

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Edmonton, CANADA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
69 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

Foster's Manor can either be classified as a truly funky turn-of-the-century discovery or a creepy castle straight out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. I vote for the former, while my wife was firmly in the let's-leave-at dawn camp. Someone with a bursting wallet lovingly restored this 100 year old mansion, and probably doesn't care that few tourists find their way... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

A beautiful old manor, well kept and maintained, this place gives you you a wonderful english feel and touch of its own rich history. The rooms are huge, the bathroom has a cute bath-tub and 24x7 hot water supply. We had very filling english breakfast served early morning at 6.30am on our request. Warm hospitality and middle of the town... More 

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Durban
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2010

A visit to this absolutely stunning old manor house is a must. Was a bit concerned at first as location in the town is not the greatest, but once you walk through the front door and step into the past - the grand building the lovely antiques and most of all the incredibly friendly staff. Had an enormous room, comfortable... More 

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Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2010

Ants in the beds. Don't try to have a shower unless you are a midget as the length of the cord is 2 foot long so you have to sit down for a shower only to find the water alternates between boiling hot & freezing cold ..... no middle ground. We had booked for 3 nights and stayed just one.... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2009

I only stayed there for one night. The whole place is huge and so are the rooms. It has soething special to it, since it used to be the palace of one of the ostrich barons, but somehow lacks atmosphere. I felt a bit lost in the rooms since they are so big, but lack adequate decoration. Also, the bathroom... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2008

Plus + This is one of the original "Feather Palaces" which were built during the Ostrich Feather Craze of the early 20th Century. With their new wealth the barons created lavish mansion like Foster's Manor + Historic Setting + Great hospitality + Run by local college as a training site for students, nice mission Minus - Do you like the... More 

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