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Holden Manz Wine Estate

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3 Green Valley Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly Klein Genot Hotel)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I loved every minute of our recent stay at Holden Manz. We felt totally pampered with a beautiful, comfortable room and excellent service from all the friendly staff. The breakfast was delicious and we were also offered an amazing tea during the afternoon! In the evening we walked through the vineyard to the dining area, and were... More 

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HoldenManz, Manager at Holden Manz Wine Estate, responded to this review

Dear RosieHuskinson, Thank you for your wonderful review and positive comments. It was such a pleasure having you as our guests and we do hope to be able to welcome you back on your next visit to Franschhoek. Warm regards, Eneil Viljoen Country House Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had three fantastic days at Holden Manz. The room, the surroundings, the service, the atmosphere, and the food - all of it was absolutely amazing. We highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Franschoek.

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HoldenManz, Manager at Holden Manz Wine Estate, responded to this review

Dear Rasmus M, Thank you for your positive review. Is was wonderful to host you and your family for 3 days and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Franschhoek. Warm regards, Eneil Viljoen Country House Manager More 

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were initially stumped about how to start this review. We had the most amazing weekend at Holden Manz with so many special moments, it's difficult to narrow them down into review-able comments! My wife stayed in our room on the night before the wedding with her bridesmaids, and they all enjoyed the Easter eggs left on their pillows during... More 

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HoldenManz, Manager at Holden Manz Wine Estate, responded to this review

Dear migsds, Your wonderful review brought smiles to every single employee involved with your wedding a couple of weeks ago. It was such an honour to host your wedding! We are truly humbled by your comments and we most certainly hope to welcome you back on one of your anniversaries. Warm regards, Eneil Viljoen Country House Manager More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two nights there were fantastic. I almost didn't write a review - what more could I add to the already excellent reviews? But then I felt I had to say something. Neil the host was thoroughly welcoming and helpful. Same could be said for all the staff. This place is really quite magical and the perfect romantic getaway. Kids are... More 

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HoldenManz, Manager at Holden Manz Wine Estate, responded to this review

Dear Twinkle C, Thank you very much for your positive review and sharing your comments. It was such a pleasure having you as our guests and we do hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Franschhoek. Kindest regards, Eneil Viljoen Country House Manager More 

Albufeira, Portugal
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176 reviews 176 reviews
31 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sometimes you have such a great experience, you have high expectations, which don't always deliver the second time around. Not at Holden Manz! On our second visit, we brought overseas friends with us and the service, quality and experience was once again, second to none. We loved every moment of it and fully intend to return again. It is beautiful,... More 

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HoldenManz, Manager at Holden Manz Wine Estate, responded to this review

Dear Bld211, Thank you for your second visit and review. We are very happy to hear that we exceeded your expectations on your return visit and we look forward to yet another return. It was wonderful having you as our guests and thank you once again for your positive review. Warm regards, Eneil Viljoen Country House Manager More 

Abuja, Nigeria
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our two night stay at Holden Manz was wonderful. All the staff were so welcoming and friendly. The complimentary bottle of wine in the gorgeous suite was a lovely touch. The house and the estate are beautiful. We enjoyed the complimentary afternoon tea before a quick wine tasting session, perfect afternoon. Although we didn't get to eat at the restaurant,... More 

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HoldenManz, Manager at Holden Manz Wine Estate, responded to this review

Dear TraceyM03, Thank you ever so much for your positive review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your 2 night stay and I look forward to welcome you back for another stay and a fabulous dining experience at our restaurant. Kindest regards, Eneil Viljoen Country House Manager More 

Paris, France
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights end March and it was fabulous. The country house is magnificent with its Cape Dutch style, the interior decoration shows really good taste. The spaces are grand, but not bad luxury taste. Absolutely needs a review from Elle Deco France ! The fact that the owners keep living one part of the house might explain this.... More 

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HoldenManz, Manager at Holden Manz Wine Estate, responded to this review

Dear Lilia C, Thank you for your wonderful review and sharing your experience with other travelers. We are thrilled by your positive comments and we would love to welcome you back on your next visit to Franschhoek. Kindest regards, Eneil Viljoen Country House Manager More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We did the blue route (bus first) which allowed us to stop at Holden Manz for lunch time - highly recommended! We pre-booked a picnic basket 24 hours in advance and took it to the bottom of the vineyards to enjoy at their sunny picnic spot. The food was excellent in quality and value (gourmet cheese, meat, freshly baked bread,... More 

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HoldenManz, Manager at Holden Manz Wine Estate, responded to this review

Dear Thalassophile, Thank you for your wonderful review of our wine tasting experience and picnics. I will be sure to relay your positive comments to our Chef. Kindest regards, Eneil Viljoen Country House Manager More 

Cobham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We recently spent 3 nights here to celebrate my wife's birthday. From the moment we arrived to a personal welcome from Eneil and Mardi the service was second to none. We were shown to our beautiful suite with much needed complimentary wine and every detail was taken care of. My wife loved the lotions in the spacious bathroom and we... More 

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HoldenManz, Manager at Holden Manz Wine Estate, responded to this review

Dear Fiona C, Thank you ever so much for your wonderful review and great comments about our service and breakfast. It truly was a pleasure having you as our guests for 3 nights and we do hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm regards, Eneil Viljoen Country House Manager More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

we stayed there for two nights breath taking location, beautiful rooms pleasant staff great wines and food. we will be back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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HoldenManz, Manager at Holden Manz Wine Estate, responded to this review

Dear Hanan V, Thank you for positive review. We are already looking forward to your return visit! Kindest regards, Eneil Viljoen Country House Manager More 

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