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“The best in Sea Point's area”
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Sundown Manor
Ranked #1 of 12 Fresnaye B&B and Inns
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Paris, France
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35 reviews
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“The best in Sea Point's area”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

Second stay for me in february/march this year, I choosed on purpoise to come back for a long stay, Gary and Lindy are great and I felt at home during my stay.
Very comfortable, excellent breakfast, I can only recommen higly this guest house

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

Sundown manor is very well located and services are good. Good value for Money. People are very friendly and helpful. It is quite and the breakfast is made fresh every morning. It is close to shops and the waterfront.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Houston
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Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

This place is all of the above. Its about 2 blocks up from the beach. Red Bus #16 is also there.
The staff were super friendly and accomodating.
Breakfast was standard fare, but good and filling.
The pool is really nice, but I didnt use it since it was to cold.
You pay a little to have your laundry done, and it's ready the next day.
Had a huge King size bed. The whole room was roomy includint the bathroom.
Lots of books in the main room. Lots of comfy chairs too

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Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

What a pleasure to always be treated as part of a family and never a room nr. My home away from home. The rooms are spacious and warm with ceiling fans and or aircon. Upstairs and or downstairs.Comfortable beds with clean linen and towels. Friendly and helpful staff. Manager , Lindy always willing to move heaven and earth for her guests. Grateful to Gary and Team. Regards Anthea

Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

Sundown Manor made for a perfect beautiful base from which to explore Cape Town. In fact, it was so pleasant there that some days we didn't even feel any rush to go out.

The "Luxury" room we stayed in was airy and spacious, and beautifully decorated. Beds were superb. The breakfast on an outdoor patio was a pleasure. The swimming pool is a great temperature and very pleasant. Parking is secure and spacious. WiFi signal was strong.

The location is fantastic - you are a 5 minute walk away from the Sea Point Swimming Pool and the promenade. Lots of shops and restaurants are on Main St just 2 blocks away. You can catch the tourist Red Bus there as well.... we walked the promenade into Green Point, which is about 20 minutes. Camps Bay is a short drive/cab ride away, as is Signal Hill. We hopped in our car one night and drove up the winding road to Signal Hill to catch the magnificent sunset. -- the Signal Hill/Lion's Head area is no more than a 10 minute drive away. I think by cab it would be maybe 50 rand from here to most touristy places in Cape Town (less than $5).

The area is very safe to walk as well, in my experience. Before coming to Cape Town I was confused as to the best part of the city to stay in. We split our stay between Sundown Manor and a hotel close to the Waterfront. In retrospect, I much prefer Sundown's Sea Point location. It's a much more authentic Cape Town experience. The V&A is a bit of a tourist trap and kind of isolated from the real city.

I highly recommend Sundown Manor. Hope we can come back one day.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

We stayed in Cape Town for just 2 nights...far too short! Our stay was very comfortable in clean rooms with good beds. Gary, Lindy and all the other staff were fantastic and very helpful. We found the neighbourhood quite safe and could walk to a close restaurant without any problems.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

We were in Cape Town just for 2 nights and 3 days. We had the best location and neighborhood that I can think off. Lindsy was very helpful and was very accommodating to our requests. The place was clean and everything was beautiful. Going down to the V and A is a breeze as you can take a Taxi which are pretty dependable ran from $ 7 to 8. Most of the time was helped by Lindsy. Try taking a Taxi for the whole day (negotiate) if you are a party of 4 best deal to go to see the penguins seals and cape of good hope.
This B&B surely stands out for all even the mini bar that you can use and the prices are very reasonable. Breakfast is reasonable and had no complains. Will visit again

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Sundown Manor
Address: No 2 Norman Avenue, Fresnaye 8005, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Fresnaye
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Fresnaye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sundown Manor 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you’re in Cape Town visiting our beautiful city or here for business, 4 star guesthouse Sundown Manor, is the perfect location. Our sunny patio is an ideal spot for breakfasts and evening sundowners and overlooks the large and inviting swimming pool. The area is quiet and well protected from the wind, an inviting setting for unwinding on those relaxing sunny summer days! If you like the outdoors-take a stroll down the Sea Point promenade, swim in the Olympic size swimming pools or climb Lion's Head Mountain that towers in the background. If you are a sun lover, the shopping type or simply appreciate fine food and wine, the buzz of the V&A Waterfront is a 10 minute drive away, as are the famous Clifton & Camps Bay beaches. Drive to the city centre with ease - ideal for that business meeting or trip to Greenmarket Square. ... more   less 
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