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“Part of the family......” 4 of 5 stars
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Colourful Manor
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Sweetwatersroad | Farm 959, Portion 28, Gordon's Bay 7150, South Africa   |  
Hotel amenities
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Part of the family......”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

At the end of March I stayed at Colourful manor for the second time. On return I truly felt like part of the family. This is the wonderful, warm, friendly and very accommodating welcome one receives on arrival and right through your stay.
Paul and Marjolein are very professional in everything they do and the establishment is very tastefully decorated in a very elegant European contemporary style.
I would recommend this establishment to all, be it business or pleasure.
Thank you and can't wait to see you again next year!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • 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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Beautiful, comfortable, clean and modern stylish accommodation with stunning views of the Hottentot mountains. The owners and staff were very friendly and helpful with the excellent recommendations. A very relaxing place.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Antwerp
2 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

+ excellent support from owners in planning trips, visits and restaurants
+ very good beds; nice & comfortable lounge
+ quiet & calm environment
+ good location to explore region
- (colour) water of swimming pool

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Moscow, Russia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Unbelievable location - so quite and safe; with the fantastic overview of the sea. Very friendly atmosphere. Being close to most of attractions, citi and the mall, it's situated in the isolated place surrounded by nature. The only inconvenient thing is the absence of wifi which can be found only at the lobby room

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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5 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Recently we have visited the Colourful Manor for the second time. This year we were there in the second half of March and the weather is then not as hot as in mid summer. Colourful Manor is an excellent place to explore one of the most interesting parts of South Africa. It is close to the airport and Capetown at 40km resp 55km and the beach at Gordenbay is 10 minutes away by car. Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Hermanus can be reached within the hour via beautiful but easy to drive mountain passes.
The rooms in the lodge are tasteful and spotless clean and the beds are very comfortable. Each room has tea/coffee making facility as well as a tv. Breakfast is served in the lounge, which has a beautiful view over the bay and on a clear day (which we had for over 80% of the time) one can see as far a the Table Mountain and Cape of Good Hope. Also in the evening the lounge is a relaxing place a good glass of local wine. WIFI is only provided in the lounge, but it is in the planning to bring also WIFI in the rooms next year. There is an (unheated) pool, but we did not use it as the water was quite cold. The owners, Paul and Marjolein are very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about all the interesting things to do in the surroundings and we received good advice for our trips to the local highlights. We had booked an arrangement with lodging, a rental car, the green fees of 4 different golf courses. Paul also made reservations for us in some of the top restaurants in Capetown (La Combe), Stellenbosch (Rust en Vrede and Camphors) and in Somerset (Waterkloof). We had a very relaxing and happy time in Colourful Manor.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hamburg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Central location very beautiful view of Table Mountain and the Cape of Good hopeful familiar ambiance nice service hotel room very stylish,
best info mation on interesanten events and road maps, It is a beautiful place to feel at home

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Nuremberg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

“Quality by a personal touch”

We stayed at Colourful Manor for 12 days based on other’s recommendations and it was even better than our expectactions. Colourful Manor is located in the middle of it all. Stellenbosch, Franschoek, Hermanus, the winelands and even ideally located for Capetown, especially for the Cape Peninsula tour. Colourful Manor pretends to be a relaxed place, 4 star facilities and 5 star service and that is exactly what it is all about. The rooms are spacious, beds of an extreme good quality and large walk in showers are very comfortable. All rooms are different from set up. The mountainview rooms are slightly smaller than the seaview rooms but very comfortable as well. Two gardenview cottages are slightly cheaper but perfect for familiies and couples travelling together. We travelled our way thru South Africa but the breakfast at Colourful Manor was the best. Simple though but freshly bake rolls, Italian coffees, hot breakfast on order…what a start of the day. What we found very helpful is the recommendations that is offered by the staff. They truly recommend all great things to explore, not based on a standard list but really based on our “wish list”. That really made our holiday in the area as you otherwise spend too much time on exploring yourselves. The same counts for the restaurants. Marjolein pre-booked everything given us the culinairy experience we never would have had without Marjolein’s efforts. On top of that we had the best tables as Colourful Manor is using those good restaurants on a regular base and even get some free drinks and specials. We are used to travel to expensive hotels but enjoyed the true and honest service we experienced at Colourful Manor. We would recommend everybody to go to Colourful Manor. Stay for at least a few days to really experience the hospitality and convenience of the location.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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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 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 16 Specialty Lodging in Gordon's Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Colourful Manor 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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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