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Colourful Manor
4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Sweetwatersroad | Farm 959, Portion 28, Gordon's Bay 7150, South Africa   |  
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Harare, Zimbabwe
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“outstanding and loved it to bits”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The lodge has a beautiful sea view and the rooms are spacious and clean. Its home away from home.
The dining room was tastefully done with a beautiful view of the sea.
They offered to arrange activities for us which was really good.
They need to improve on the type of breakfast they offer as well as having details on hand for dial delivery services for dinners.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We stayed at Colourful Manor mid February 2013 and had the most wonderful stay. The rooms are very modern and very spacious opening out onto a terrace with sweeping views down to Gordon's Bay. If you like sunsets this is the perfect place to see them. Breakfast was buffet style and was excellent with a good choice of fruit, cereals speciality breads and preserves. Eggs cooked any style you like with bacon were always offered too. Any coffee you like was freshly prepared. Marjolein and Paul were perfect hosts as were their lovely dogs Max and Noura.

Marjolein was quick to offer a suggestion for dinner the night we arrived and made a reservation for us at Henri's in Somerset West - excellent food and lovely staff there too.

This whole area has so much to offer with the coast line, the wonderful mountains, the wineries and the many restaurants. A must for any visit is a picnic at one of the wineries, we had a picnic at Vergelegen which was magical with tables set out in a wooded area

The Cape is just beautiful and we found it to be excellent value for money.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Recently stayed at CM for 4 weeks.The lodge is modern and stylish and well appointed. We were so well looked after by Marjolein and Paul, we felt quite at home. The staff are friendly and polite.There are rooms of varying sizes but all are excellent, modern and clean and comfortable.. The lounge is a welcoming place with lovely views down to the bay. - free wifi is available there. There is a well stocked fridge - beers and wines (honesty bar). Breakfast is excellent - the selection of coffees and bread are again superb. Marjolein and Paul were so helpful in advising of trips and make bookings at restaurants - nothing too much trouble. It is an excellent base for touring round the Western Cape. A car is essential. The location is fabulous with great views all around. The N2 road is only 3minutes away (approximately). Gordon's Bay is 7k away.The Cape, Capetown, Stellenbosch and Franchoek are an hour,s drive away on good well signposted roads. the Victoria and Alfred complex in Capetown is well worth visiting as are the colourful houses in Bo Kaap district. There is a cheetah sanctuary a few minutes away off the N2 - only 10 rand to enter - plus additions for contact with the animals.. A drive up Chapman Drive (toll road 33Rand) from Hout Bay is spectacularly wonderful. There is so much to do and see. Vergelegen and Waterskloof wineries are a must.There is a multitude of wineries to visit if you wish. The area must be one of the best places on earth to wine and dine. The degustation at Waterskloof was unbelievable. Prices in the area make you wonder why we pay so much in England.
South Africa, it's problems notwithstanding, is a most beautiful country and CM fits perfectly. I've forgotten to mention the wonderful Sabine and Jody two young Dutch women, who help in the lodge. JenPaul

Room Tip: Some rooms overlook the bay and others have views of the mountains
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

A great place to stay, beautifull rooms, nice lounge, perfect breakfast and a very good hospitality from all dutch people.
As golfers, winers and diners this was the perfect place to start from. We visited Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Arabella and Frans Hoek frome here.
We were at colourful Manour for 5 days, traveled to George and came back for another 3 days.
Never been to the area? Paul and Marjolein will help you finding all you look for during your hollidays.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We stayed at the Colourful Manor recently for 7 nights. It is an excellent guest house with modern and well equipped rooms. The hospitality of the owners is excellent and makes you feel very comfortable staying there. The area is great if you are looking to explore more than just the usual Cape Town. Highly recommended!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amstelveen
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

After 3 years we came back and it was even better then the start-up year.
Paul & Marjolein very helpful and nice with all the reservations like quatdriving, restaurants, walkingtour in Stellingbosch, etc. I'm sure I will come back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Breda, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We stayed for a couple of days at Colourful Manor. First of all, a great place to stay, beautifull rooms, nice lounge to relax and a very good hospitality of Paul and Marjolein. The view from the terrace was spectacular at any time of the day. Therefore a colourful view ! From the estate you can travel easily to all the beautiful places near Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Hermanus and last but not least the beaches nearby.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Colourful Manor

Address: Sweetwatersroad | Farm 959, Portion 28, Gordon's Bay 7150, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Gordon's Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 Specialty lodging in Gordon's Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Colourful Manor 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Colourful Manor is beautifully located on the slopes of the Gordons Bay mountains overlooking False Bay, Cape of Good Hope, Table mountain, the Atlantic Ocean, the Hottentot Holland mountains and the vineyards of Vergelegen Wine estate. Modern decorated luxurious rooms with either sea of mountain view. Superb bathrooms, top quality beds and linen. Great service, very personal service and recommendations by the owners and freshest breakfast with Italian coffees. Centrally located for Capetown, Stellenbosch, Franschoek, Hermanus and the winelands. All scenic routes start and stop at Colourful Manor. ... more   less 
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