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Fernwood Manor
Ranked #5 of 29 Newlands B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Great to visit again and again!”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Was backing staying with Sally Peter and the team at Fernwood last month. I cannot recommend Fernwood Manor too highly for professionalism of all staff, attention to detail, standards throughout both bedrooms and public areas. For the single guest, a bonus is that an evening meal can be arranged therefore no need to eat alone in a restaurant. Sally constantly reviews rooms, staff and service to ensure Fernwood offers only the best service to guests. The staff team work well together and ensure that the care of the guests exceeds expectation. Have already provisionally booked to return in March 2013.

Room Tip: Pool rooms opening directly onto the pool are available.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Sandton, South Africa
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Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

Excellent attention to detail and great value for money. 5 star value at a 3 star price. Everything had been thought about we never needed to ask for anything. Extremely comfortable bed, well stocked mini bar and excellent breakfast. Would highly recommend the venue.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

It is impossible to find fault with this luxurious guesthouse set in the quiet suburb of Newlands.

The welcome...friendly, the check-in...unbelievably rapid! Immediately on entering the guest house you see the attention to detail, the small touches that make you feel as though you are being welcomed into a friend's home.

The room, No. 8) was huge, well-appointed and with everything you need from exquisite bathroom toiletries, to a comprehensive range of drinks, hot and cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic! The bed was comfortable, almost too comfortable, I didn't want to get up! It was a cold weekend whilst I was there and the electric blanket was really appreciated.

The communal seating areas downstairs include an intimate sitting room, a larger room with a honesty bar and large flat screen TV and a wonderful "room outside" where you are protected from the weather and patio heaters keep you warm even on the coldest evenings. A large swimming beckoned but I couldn't pluck up the courage....the air temperature was only 8 degrees.

Prepare for breakfast, from homemade muffins and croissants to a full English breakfast with fresh fruits, cereals, juices, cold meats, cheeses -the lot! No need for lunch (or dinner) if you have the time to sit and enjoy it.

To top it all, the staff. Friendly and efficient, they were a delight.

I cannot recommend this guest house highly enough and look forward to the opportunity of returning, the next time with my husband.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Back at Fernwood Manor for the second time this year. Standards never fall below excellent. Although there had been one or two staff changes since my last visit, I still found the staff friendly and efficient as on previous visits. Staff are pro-active and will approach guests with offers of tea or coffee. Rooms are furnished to the highest standards and electric blankets for the chilly winter nights were appreciated.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

I have just spent 10 days at Fernwood. The rooms are wonderful, quiet and luxuriously appointed and the staff are charming. My room had a wonderful view of the mountain, breakfasts were a delight and Sally is an exceptional host. I will be returning there next year with my family for a further holiday visit.

Room Tip: I stayed in the Almond room - very quiet with a large terrace and stunning view of the mountain
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

Fernwood Manor in early April 2012 and found everything about it absolutely lovely, the rooms, the staff and the location. Would strongly recommend and will definitely stay there again next time I'm in Cape Town.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 22, 2012

My wife and I are regular visitors to Cape Town and have just stayed 17 days at Fernwood. The standards are superb and Sally and her fabulous staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. The larger rooms/suites and bathrooms are superb and fully 5* standard. Afternoon traffic to the Southern suburbs is awful but Fernwood is worth putting up with it. If anything, I hesitate to write in more detail as we'd like to keep the secret of this fantastic property to ourselves and our friends. If you are looking for 5* in Cape Town, don't hesitate!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fernwood Manor

Property: Fernwood Manor
Address: 35 Almond Street | Fernwood, Newlands 7700, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Newlands
Amenities:
Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Newlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Fernwood Manor 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fernwood is an elegant colonial style home in the leafy suburb of Newlands surrounded by lush greenery with wonderful mountain views. Our exclusive guest house, catering for no more than 16 guests, ensures warm friendly personal service in gracious and elegant surroundings.All with their own unique character, we offer exquisitely decorated air-conditioned rooms, king or twin bedded on request, most with balcony or garden patio. These superior luxury rooms with finely appointed bathrooms are complemented by two executive suites, The Almond and The Rose. ... more   less 
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