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Saint Francis Bay, South Africa
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Spent the afternoon and night of 3 November 2016 at Excelsior Manor and could have stayed for a week. Great facilities , friendly and attentive staff ( thanks again Kirstin! ) , excellent dinner and breakfast and a wonderful location in the Robertson wine valley. Sampled the excellent range of Excelsior wines . Great value! Will definitely return for a...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago

After 3 flights from Stockholm via London and Johannesburg, we arrived on time to Cape Town, picked up the car from Avis ( it's very smooth if you are a Preffered Customer - free of charge and easy ). we drove for about 2 hrs Before we arrived to Excelsior again. It's like coming home - even though you are...

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Troon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can experience a piece of history in Excelsior Manor House. Comfortable lounge, elegant dining and a very useful swimming pool. And.... wine tasting, blending and a very good tea shop are just next door. The service is extremely good - being waited on hand and foot.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to stay. The use of the buggy to tour the vines fun. A superb dinner and a lovely breakfast made the stay!! The staff were great as well. Our interesting gin and soda caused some hilarity but was quickly remedied! Do I recommend yes - would I return yes.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived, Kristin, James and all of the team 'Excelsior', made us feel so welcome and this could not have been a better first stop on our trip to South Africa. Excelsior wine estate is set between Robertson and Ashton in a beautiful valley and two days is not enough to explore. Excelsior itself has beautiful, historical,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

stayed 2nights whilst in Robertson. Kirsten runs a great place and would happily recommend to anyone. Rooms clean and comfortable and made to feel at home from the moment we arrived. Breakfast served outside with stunning views.Shall definitely return when opportunity arises.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed October 30, 2016

Beautiful place, excellent staff! Loved every minute of our stay there. The food was very good and the wine was great pairing with it. Wished we stayed a bit longer to make the most of the pool but had time to tour around the wine yards in a golf cart!

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed October 28, 2016

We loved staying in Excelsior Manor House. The surroundings are beautiful, the rooms are lovely and the cuisine is exquisite. Kirstin and her staff are very kind and breakfast on the veranda was superb.

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Capetown
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Wonderful countryside, wonderful service and an excellent dinner with a great choice of vines. Many advices for the stay and for the following trip. Many possibilities for expolring the landscape for example by bike or with a golf-cart.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 25, 2016

A beautiful old house set on a tranquil wine estate in a picturesque area. Very comfortable room, excellent food and friendly, efficient staff. The golf cart to drive around the estate (with dog Mungo trotting alongside) is an added bonus. We return each year for our joint birthday treat!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Excelsior Manor Guesthouse

Address: C/O Excelsior Estate | R317 Robertson/Bonnievale, Robertson 6705, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Robertson
Price Range: $95 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Excelsior Manor Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“All the rooms are excellent, full of character. We have had several different ones and enjoyed staying in them all”
 of 5 bubbles 1IanG, Aug 10, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Evanthuis room, but a bit close to the entrance/ dining room area. Octavius would be even nicer (they're all great though).”
 of 5 bubbles JanusS255, Apr 22, 2016 | Read review
“Request a tour of the wine cellar. All rooms have good facilities and old world charm.”
 of 5 bubbles HullPosh, Mar 28, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms looked excellent but Octavious is the most spacious”
 of 5 bubbles Sauvarin, Mar 14, 2016 | Read review
“Have stayed in different rooms on each visit and all have been delightful”
 of 5 bubbles stevegolding, Feb 20, 2016 | Read review
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