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“Stunning accommodation with views to die for!”

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Condo/Apartment -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Gordon's Bay, Western Cape

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John S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Stunning accommodation with views to die for!”
Reviewed April 14, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

2nd visit here and we were upgraded to the Royal Suite. Niall and Vangie are amazing hosts and they are so lucky to have secured one of the best spots in town. The rooms are spacious, luxurious, well designed and very comfortable. Just sit in the pool and admire the gorgeous scenery.,

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: The fact the owner is a mill wall fan!
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J0ey_13
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“An amazing apartment with stunning views”
Reviewed February 21, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

We stayed in the Royal Apartment and had a great weekend. The apartment is fully kitted with everything you'll need and as mentioned the views are absolutely breathtaking!! Special mention must be made to the owner Niall who is really friendly and extremely accommodating. Definitely a place to check out if in the Cape Town area.

Yusuf

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Jodi W
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“Great location...with an amazing view of the ocean.”
Reviewed February 19, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

We were 7 guests all together in the Royal Apartment. We all really enjoyed our stay at the Bikini Beach Manor. The apartment was fully furnished and very comfortable. The kitchen had a dishwasher which made cleaning up a lot easier. The view from the terrace was breathtaking. We also enjoyed the communal pool on the property. I would definitely vacation there again :).

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Liked best: The pool and the view from the terrace.
Liked least: 2 out of 3 bathrooms were unusually open but well kept.
Traveling group: Friends
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aidlin
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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“Wonderful views”
Reviewed February 12, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

We stayed in the Royal Apartment which was just lovely. From nearly every room we could look out towards the beach and harbour. The main open plan bedroom/bathroom was superb and so private. A huge balcony runs the full length of the apartment with a barbecue and outside furniture. The large shared swimming pool could be reached down a series of steps and we spent many an hour sitting there looking out to sea. Naill the owner was extremely helpful and his live in housekeeper was available from 9am till 5pm should you need her. The apartments were very secure and undercover parking was provided for 2 cars on a first come basis. Further parking on the roadside. Free wifi sadly was not available and we were unable to connect to the web based pay as you go system that was suggested. Thankfully The Tavern bar/restaurant in Gordons Bay had free wifi which we used.

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Liked best: Fantastic views
Liked least: too many steep steps to the pool and no wifi
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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gd_constr...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fanstatic views with clean spacious accommodation”
Reviewed December 30, 2012 for a stay in February 2012

Me and my girlfriend stayed here feb 2012 and it was clean, spacious, with modern contemporary decor. It has a outdoor heated poor and the views are amazing. Location was good for us as we used it as a base and hired car to see the sites we could access most places within 30 mins. Some nights we just stayed in had a BBQ and and took in the views.

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Liked best: views
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Ranesh S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“Absolutely Awesome Place”
Reviewed November 15, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

Bikini beach manor is an excellent spot for a getaway, 30 minutes drive from the city, less than 15 minutes to the wine-farms, and like 5 minutes from the beach, what can be better..

The complex has four apartments levels and I assume all are as fantastic as the one we had which is the Royal Suite.. Fully furnished with everything you need for a weekend, very comfortable beds, clean bathrooms, fully functional kitchen, even dstv on big screens with great balcony , couches and multiple braai areas..

We stayed during winter, so even though we did not get to enjoy the fantastic pool, sipping cocktails on the balcony watching the sunset made up for it. We had a group of 8, sleeping arrangements are not an issue at all. The pictures of the apartments do not do justice. All the pictures are correct, really no hidden issues at all.

The service from the owners Niall is great, he has a great team on site that assist with pretty much anything, in-fact we already booked this weekend and hope to book in summer as well.

I would highly recommend this apartment / block, the location is fantastic, owners super friendly and above all its really value for money.

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Liked best: Spectacular views of the bay, the mountain, very close proximity to the wine farms, town and some decent nightlife
Liked least: Really nothing to critise
Traveling group: Large Group
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Vangie_R1
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Exactly what I hoped for!”
Reviewed November 12, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

Bikini Beach Manor was recommended to me by a work collegue, I needed a well earned rest. I stayed in the Royal apartment for two weeks.

My stay was all round good- the groundsman knew my exact time of arrival, helped with luggage & stayed on call in case of emergencies. The apartment I stayed in was clean, a had fully equiped kitchen and had a modern open plan design- I could see the ocean from every corner! Best of all my bedroom was sea facing, from where I could I see the sun set and see the city lights in the distance at night.

I was at peace in the beautiful surrounds, felt rested & got exactly what I hoped for!

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Liked best: Panoramic views & open planned living.
Liked least: No carpets, all tiling and rugs.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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