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“Amazing Views”

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

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Jacques S
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing Views”
Reviewed March 25, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We stayed at Bikini Beach, Royal Suite in March 2015 and we absolutely loved the place. If you are after luxury accommodation with great views then this is the place. We had friends visiting with small children and it was absolutely fine as well, it is very spaces. Will definitely be looking at booking the place again when we visit South Africa again.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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peterborg
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Cape Town was fun but the Manor complemented it.”
Reviewed May 30, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

I had always wanted to go to Cape Town and when I had the opportunity to go I spoke to friends who had been and the bikini beach manor came up a few times as a great place to stay. I love recommendations but have to do my own research too. The website looked ok and the price was reasonable and it also had great reviews. So it was booked and confirmed. When I got to the manor my apartment didnt look exactly how it did on the website. It looked much better! How you can show the views and the level of quality in the rooms is beyond me. I was smiling. The only downside was the journey from gordons bay to cape town central..about 30 minutes but you get used to it and it seems you would never get that breathtaking view either! Rooms were clean, service was great too, so much so that the light switch went during the day and wouldn't turn off, I mentioned this before going out for the day, it was
repaired when we got back!
When I got back to the uk I realised I have forgotten my sunglasses case there. What a suprise to find they were sent back to me! Now thats service! We will be back! Thanks guys! What a powerful touch!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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TravelDoc...
Berlin, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Splendid views, plenty of space”
Reviewed March 11, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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We stayed at the fantastic Royal Apartment for 1 week in February 2014. Bikini Beach Manor offers spectacular views over Gordon’s Bay. Niall went to great lengths and efforts to offer a spectacular place to stay and most of all we got a really good price!!!. The Apartment was adequately furnished and clean. Although, I appreciate the terms and conditions stating “Apartments are serviced weekly” the weekly term does not apply if one stays for 7 days. I had a few emails with Niall to this regard and was told apartments are cleaned once every 7 days. This is not logical nor suitable if one stays for 7 days- I would expect a cleaning to take place mid-week during a 7 day stay, especially the bathrooms and kitchen! (Note: the apartment was not left in a mess of any sort on our departure). Despite a fully equipped kitchen, there were no dishwasher tabs, disinfectant etc..I, for one, expect these items to be at hand – especially if you travel from overseas and first have to find a supermarket to buy amenities which should otherwise be readily available for at least the first day .

Bikini Beach Manor is in close proximity to local Restaurants and supermarkets and 20 minutes to Cape Town, Waterfront. Ideally situated for trips to The Strand, Stellenbosch and Paarl.

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Liked best: Great location, Spacious, well appointed, splendid views
Liked least: No cleaning of property, mid week during a 7 day stay!! Pillows of poor quality. No disinfectant or other cleaning agents on arrival.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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Francois...
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“Awesome views and value for money.”
Reviewed December 3, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

A group of friends went away for the weekend to the Royal Apartment at Bikini Beach

The views were amazing, and there was enough space for the 8 of us.

The apartment had all the conveniences that one would expect.

We all enjoyed the weekend away and will definitley return.

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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bkitching...
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing Views”
Reviewed November 6, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We stayed in the Royal Apartment at Bikini Beach Manor for 10 days. The apartment is lovely and the views from the balcony are stunning.

There were 6 of us staying and there was more than enough room.

The owner Niall and his staff were very friendly and accommodating.

Gordons bay is a lovely area around 40 minutes drive from Cape Town centre, it was ideal for us as we wanted somewhere a little quieter which still gave us the option to visit Cape Town easily.

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Liked best: The Views
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Venesia H
Bellville, South Africa
1 review
“Breathtaking, dream experience at Bikini Manor”
Reviewed September 19, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Booking accomodation online is so riskly, especially to celebrate my 50th birthday in August with my immediate family, but it was a WOW moment when I stepped into the apartment!I actually felt like ‘royalty’! Everything, from the spectacular view to the decor, cleanliness, it all was stupendous!! Not forgetting the staff, especially Victoria, what a darling – fantastic service received.Already planning to go back in September.Well done Niall!!

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Liked best: everything, from view to rooms, linen, fitted kitchen, accessories
Liked least: had to leave
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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greg t
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful apartment and views of false bay, Cape Town.”
Reviewed September 9, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We had a great stay at the Royal apartment (Bikini Beach Manor). Views are spectacular. Apartment has good modern finishes. Access is easy and it is situated in a area with many attractions and activities to do. Would recommend this apartment.

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Liked best: The views and modern finishes.
Liked least: parking
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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