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Excelsior Manor Guesthouse
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   C/O Excelsior Estate | R317 Robertson/Bonnievale, Robertson 6705, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #2 of 18 Robertson B&B and Inns
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“As good as always!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

After having had a wonderful time at Excelsior about a year ago, the expectations for this visit were high. And they were met again. Scenery is beautiful, staff is friendly and always helpfull, the manor house is stylish, the pool (overlooking the vineyards) a good place to be.we will be back at our next trip to South Africa

  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

A lovely guest house with high ceilings, beautiful decor and antiques. The huge pool has a magnificent view of the estate's vineyards and is best enjoyed with a cold beer served by the super efficient and friendly, James. The wine tasting is just a walk away where you are able to blend your own wines which is alot of fun - thank you Andries and the very friendly lady behind the counter who kept us in tastings and lovely cheese plates. We will definitely be back.

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  • Stayed December 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The booking was last minute and I wasn't sure what to expect. I must say I was very impressed with the place. It's peaceful, quiet and the perfect place for a couples get away. It's one of those places where you feel like you should be whispering in order to avoid breaking the tranquil environment. We booked dinner which was a three course meal. Well prepared, tasteful and accompanied by fabulous selection of Excelsior wines. We took breakfast next to the pool with a beautiful view of the vineyards. The only downside was that I only stayed for one night. I'm already making arrangements to get back here and I'm taking some good friends with me, and this time I'm going to stay a little longer. Too beautiful to just pass through.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We a family of 4 ( with 2 teens), stayed for 2 nights, and our arrival date was dec 24th. The very helpful, charming lady of the house immediately proposed we could join a christmas dinner, although we forgot to request this upfront. We very much appreciated this! Food, wines, serviced by the very friendly, smiling James made it a nice christmas eve!
The pool, with views over the vignards, the wine tasting at the lake, the trips with the golf-car ( including the little dogs joining us) in the vignards made the stay more than worth!

  • Stayed December 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We experienced excellent service, friendly staff and breathtaking wine farm surrounds. We stayed in the Octavius room, which leads out onto stunning patio and beautiful gardens. Best part... all of it. The morning swim overlooking vineyards, golf cart drive and picnic, old-style romantic bath and decor, complementary mascadel, great wines, full delicious breakfast, time to unwind and relax. The blending of our own wine was an unexpected surprise and such a delight. We have been married for 9 years, but I almost wish I could get married again since I would choose this spot. I was a little nervous when the dogs wanted to come with on the golfcart (I'm typically nervous of other people's dogs), but they were so extremely friendly and sweet. Ended up loving the dogs. Thanks so much Carin and James. We will definitely return and we recommend this guesthouse.

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  • Stayed December 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We have stayed at Excelsior every time and always wonder if we can possibly enjoy it as much as the last time - but each time we do! The situation is stunning, the house, rooms and pool are captivating and the service from Carin and her team cannot be bettered. We will be back and can thoroughly recommend it to others.

  • Stayed November 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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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Here you get to taste wine as well as blend your own Red Wine to take home with you... It is a really unusual and fun experience. We ended up making gifts for friends as it is something unique and different and beats a regular souvenir. Try to make this stop x

  • Stayed December 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
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Additional Information about Excelsior Manor Guesthouse

Address: C/O Excelsior Estate | R317 Robertson/Bonnievale, Robertson 6705, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Robertson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Robertson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Excelsior Manor Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Excelsior Manor Guesthouse, in the heart of the Robertson Wine Valley, is a Cape Revival manor built during the ostrich feather boom of the early 1900s. Having been recently lovingly restored to its former glory, it offers quiet luxury and personal hospitality. Set in a mature and graceful garden, with shady trees and fragrant roses, the Manor has nine homely bedrooms, with ensuite bathrooms, and exudes old world charm. Generous home cooked country breakfasts and delicious three course dinners are served in the traditional dining room or on the raised deck overlooking the swimming pool with a view over the vineyards to the Langeberg mountains. Excelsior is a working wine farm which has been in the de Wet family for 5 generations since 1859. Guests are invited to explore the 250 hectare farm either on foot or in the golf cart provided. There is a tasting centre, set on the picturesque dam, where guests are invited to try the range of Excelsior Wines and to blend their 'own creation'. Each of the nine unique luxury bedrooms at Excelsior Manor Guesthouse has a history linked to a famous thoroughbred or hackney horse that was previously bred on Excelsior Estate. All the rooms are ensuite and are equipped with the following:•Complimentary water, chocolates and a small bottle of local Muskadel•Towels •Hairdryer •Tea & coffee facility •Bathrobe & slippers •Bathroom amenities •Wireless internet connection is available in the lounge area •Clock radio/ alarm •International plugs Octavius - Octavius Caeser, the first thoroughbred sire introduced to Excelsior, was bought by Koos de Wet in 1873 ... more   less 
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