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“Loved it all...” 5 of 5 stars
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Le Manoir de Brendel Estate
5.0 of 5 Guest house   |   R45 Main Road | La Motte, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #24 of 58 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Loved it all...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Stayed there in October after seeing it and stopping by on a whim. Went to some tastings, checked out a few other places, and returned because it had so much to offer. Karin and the girls treated us first class and accommodated our every request, including a late check-out to play a little more tennis after the wonderful breakfast! The grounds are beautiful and the rooms are spacious and private. It was the perfect destination in a wonderful area. I will definitely recommend it to friends who make the trek to South Africa.

  • Stayed October 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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Lemanoirdebrendel, Manager at Le Manoir de Brendel Estate, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
Thank you for staying with us and telling the whole world how much you loved it. We are proud to say that we are always building and improving in what we have to offer. Would love to welcome your friends and family on your recommendation. Warm regards, Karin
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  • Location
    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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Cape Town
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Chosen as a last resort when much of Franschhoek was fully-booked, this was a find indeed! From the first phone contact with manager Karin, we were made to feel most welcome. Huge, beautiful rooms with wonderful views, an excellent, freshly cooked breakfast, glorious gardens, and free transfers organised to selected restaurants all made for a really enjoyable stay. Le Manoir will now be our first call when booking in Franschhoek in future.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Lemanoirdebrendel, Manager at Le Manoir de Brendel Estate, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
Thank you ever so much for your lovely comments. We sincerely wish for you and friends to return soon. Kind regards, Karin
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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I was recently lucky enough to spend a wonderful weekend at Le Manoir de Brendel. I couldn't have hoped for a better romantic break from Jo'burg - the room and estate were beautiful and, most importantly, peaceful. The personal attention from the hostess was a wonderful touch. It was well worth it for the giant bath alone!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lemanoirdebrendel, General Manager at Le Manoir de Brendel Estate, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Many thanks for your lovely feedback and we are very pleased that your visit was so enjoyable. And that bath.... could not agree more. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the future. Regards, Karin,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Lovely setting. Quiet and peaceful - a little way out of town which is a bonus. For Franschhoek this is value for money. Comfortable accommodations and great breakfasts make for a enjoyable stay. The estate also makes wine - good wine - which you can taste during your stay. The hostess, Karin, makes the place 5 star. It will be her that will make you come back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Lemanoirdebrendel, Manager at Le Manoir de Brendel Estate, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
How much we appreciate guests' accolades! I have reserved space on our pin board for all staff to read our lovely reviews and hopefully feel revived for the new and busy summer season lying ahead of us. And most of all reminding us, to keep up the good work. Thank you for your lovely review/description of our homegrown MCC Cap Classique, soon to be on the market. Cannot wait! Kind regards,Karin.
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Rolle, Geneve, Switzerland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

It was an amazing experience. The view was amazing as were the rooms - it was as if we were staying in somebody's house. There were a few bumps along the way but they definitely made up for them with their amazing service.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lemanoirdebrendel, Manager at Le Manoir de Brendel Estate, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
We really appreciate your taking the time to write a review. Just glad we were able to smooth over the "bumps" and thanks for your patience and feedback. It was a real pleasure having you here and looking forward to your return visit. Remember to book those restaurants, you missed out on, in advance. Warm regards to you and your family, Karin.
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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

It was so peaceful and relaxing to be in luxury and close to growing vines. Makes it so much better to sit in a big bath, hot water, bubbles and drinking your favorite red! The room was the size of a "rugbyfield", the decor and furniture out of your best magazine and the service prompt and friendly.
If you want to be spoiled then add a visit to the SPA and the next morning breakfast gets you going for the day.

Room Tip: Definitely honeymoon suite!!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Caribos, Manager at Le Manoir de Brendel Estate, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Many thanks for the feedback on your visit with us. We do appreciate it sincerely when our guests take the time to say thank you and recommend us to other travelers. Kind regards, Karin
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

It was the most wonderful, magical day! We had a winder wonderland wedding and it was absolutely amazing! The staff went beyond measure to ensure that the event went off smoothly. The food was excellent. The accommodation was so comfortable and 1st class.
I can highly recommend this venue for anyone planning to have a wedding in Franschhoek.

Room Tip: Rooms on pool side suite have the most beautiful views.
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  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Caribos, Manager at Le Manoir de Brendel Estate, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
It was our pleasure to host such a special wedding, and we are delighted that your guests enjoyed their stay at Le Manoir de Brendel. Love to your Italian connections - we will never forget them! We hope to see you all again soon Annelee. Warm regards, Karin.
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Address: R45 Main Road | La Motte, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Manoir de Brendel Estate 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le-Manoir-de-Brendel Estate is situated 55km’s from Cape Town International Airport, in the heart of the Cape Winelands, a mere 5 minute drive, from the historical Franschhoek Village, rated amongst the top gourmet & wine towns of South Africa on the R45. Welcome to those in the search of the extraordinary, whether it is breath-taking beauty, a sense of calm or the special refinements of culture, Le-Manoir-de-Brendel offers just that. Our 5-star rating represents the highest category for accommodation and service. Continental & Hot Breakfast is served overlooking the Klein Drakenstein Mountain and vineyards. Bring your racquet along and enjoy a game of tennis on our court overlooking the vineyards. If you cannot break away from your exercise regime there is always our gym for a serious workout. Both young and old enjoy playing a game of chess on our Giant Garden Chessboard. For more action, there’s a 1.2km walking trail through the vineyards along the Franschhoek River and over the Berg River via a wooden terrace. Lazing in and around our swimming pool is what our guests do best when the Franschhoek summer days are upon us. Lounging around our guest lounge fireplace is just the thing to do on cold and rainy days. Book a wine tasting session in the afternoon enjoying our best wines and the basics of professional wine tasting knowledge. You will get a chance to identify the various aromas of the wine and take information with you for future tastings. All suites are serviced daily and equipped with air conditioners, under-floor heating, direct dial telephone, M-Net, mini-bar, coffee and tea making facilities, safe for valuables, hairdryer, gowns, slippers and luxury bathroom amenities. Children are welcome. We can add single beds to most of our very spacious rooms with double bathrooms if the family suite is not available – see our surcharge rates. Memorable wedding and other functions have been hosted on our picturesque estate. ... more   less 
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