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Cape Town, South Africa
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent stay at Excelsior! Comfortable bed and pillows, spacious room, full en-suite, lovely stoep with vineyard and mountain views, excellent breakfast with extensive selection - all contained within a historic feather-palace home!! Vineyard 5km run every Sat follows an undulating route with beautiful views. Excelsior is also very well located to other fab wine farms: Van Loveren, Arabella, Springfield,... More 

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Braunton , N. Devon, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited Excelsior many times. Whenever we visit SA we spend time there. The service is exemplary. The manor itself is beautiful, as is the setting. The rooms are comfortable and beautifully furnished. The food and wine are outstanding. We will be back.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We had a quick 2-night breakaway mid-week. Close to Cape Town, beautiful setting amongst the vineyards. Had great fun driving around the vineyards in the little golf cart! We had dinner at the guesthouse both nights (it was cold and we preferred not to go out) Beautifully cooked by Kirsten (thank you!) and efficiently served by James who was very... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Another great experience at Excelsior with such personal service and excellent food up to Corden Bleu standard food,hats off to Kirsten and her team. It may be winter but the warmth of the ambience and the location with such amazing views with such lovely rooms and their attention to detail made our stay much more special. We will be back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

What a superb stay we had at Excelsior - relaxing, great service, delicious food & wine, amazing views - we will be back ! From being offered the golf cart, to last minute dinners - Kirsten, James and team could not have done more - Thank You

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Originally booked to stay 2 nights here with my wife but extended for an extra night. Two nights with dinner, which was delicious. Loved sitting by the pool and on the veranda. Kirsten and her team and James are excellent hosts and nothing seems to be too much trouble. Also met Johan the winemaker who was kind enough to give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Beautiful property set in central heaven. Staff are amazing - James and Kirsten in particular. They offer excellent quality dinners served in Cape Dutch Downton style coupled with the estate's stunning wines. One of the better accommodation experiences of our trip to SA. Great breakfast seating area - inside and out (including the best breakfast of our trip). Pool is... More 

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Cabernet08, General Manager at Excelsior Manor Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hallo Janus S, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am so glad that you enjoyed your 3 days with us! We will certainly look into heating options for the pool, as it would be nice to take advantage of it even in the cooler months! We hope to welcome you back next year! Kindest regards, Kirstin More 

Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

We spent two nights in this wonderful charming guesthouse and had a relaxing time - just right after a roundtrip through Garden Route. We missed nothing, the food and wine were excellent and we would stay any time again and recommend the special service to anyone who needs a portion of feeling to be welcomed.

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Hallo Bettina J, Thank you so much for your charming review - it is always so nice to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay! I hope to welcome you back one day! Kindest regards, Kirstin More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

We had a beautiful time here with beautiful facilities. The house was luxurious and comfortable with fantastic service. They went out of their way to provide vegetarian meals. The wine was great and the wine making added and extra special touch. And all round great experience. Highly recommended for couples.

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Cabernet08, General Manager at Excelsior Manor Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hallo Mel R, Thank you so much for taking the time in writing this wonderful review about your recent visit to Excelsior! It was only a pleasure that we could cater for your vegetarian request and am so glad that you enjoyed our wine and wine making facilites! We hope that we will be able to welcome you back in... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

My husband and I had a lovely few days staying there, Kirsten the manager was lovely and James the host/butler was there to satisfy any of our needs. The wine was wonderful in plentiful. Highly recommend.

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Hallo nadine921, Thank you so much for your lovely review! It is much appreciated! I am glad that you enjoyed your 3 days with us, and hope to welcome you back one day! Kindest regards, Kirstin More 

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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: $100 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Excelsior Manor Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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