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“Just perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Fernwood Manor

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Fernwood Manor
Ranked #5 of 27 Newlands B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Switzerland
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38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Just perfect”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

I recently spent 9 relaxed and wonderful days at Fernwood Manor with my 2 daughters. Hats off to Sally and her very professional team. They are all absolutely first rate. Fernwood is quiet and tranquil. If you have never visited Cape Town, you should know that the location is just right. It is in close distance of everything you want to see. The breakfasts are excellent, the rooms super clean, and the pool area very comfortable with nice deck chairs. I can't think of anything to fault the service and welcome. Highly recommended. We shall be back next year.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Hermanus
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Thank you to Ian, Aubrey and Celeste. You made our stay extra special with your hospitality and friendliness. Fernwood Manor itself is lovely, but the extra touches from you guys made it even more special. I would highly recommend Fernwood, clean, neat and fresh look. Well designed outside and lounge areas. Hope to see you again xx Dijana from Abalone

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

I was absolutely blown away by the picturesque and quaint Fernwood Manor. It was home away from home and I felt like a princess.

Be it for a holiday, work and/or both - Fernwood Manor caters to all your needs and is a great retreat at the end of a very busy day.

Sally, Emanuella, Ian, Aubrey and the rest of the team were attentive, professional and helpful at all times.

One can see that careful thought went into how to make their guests feel at home from the well-trained and professional staff to the beautifully decored rooms, lounges - right through to the umbrella that is outside should it be a rainy day.

Fernwood Manor is in short distance from Kirstenbosch Botannical Gardens, Cape Town International Airport, shopping malls - including Newlands Rugby and Cricket grounds.

I cannot think of anywhere else I'd rather stay when in Cape Town again for an extended stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Thank you Sally and the wonderful staff. Stunning views and very homely. Stayed for 2 nights in July and then travelled around SW cape. Wish we had spent our whole week there. Nothing could compare. We will be back.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

I chose Newlands, as it is convenient for both the city and Constantia. I arrived early, as I wanted to leave my bags, but that was no problem for Sally and her team
I was in room 4, which had a wonderful bathroom, with a huge freestanding bath, just what you need on a cold winter's night. Lots of space, fresh milk in the fridge, great bed linens and for summer, a nice balcony to relax on
But it is the people that make Fernwood. Sally is so willing to help, give you directions, phone to make reservations. There is a wealth of information in her study. The rest of the stalk, Aubrey, Ian and Celeste are just so charming and always on hand to help. They even made me a toasted sandwich one night, when I didn't want to go out
Breakfast was also excellent - a great buffet with lots of choice and cooked option. Ian cooks a mean omelette!
Wifi is free but the signal is best downstairs, but it was good enough
Newlands isn't everyone's first choice of area to stay in, but it's so central and there is a free shuttle to the Cavendish shopping mall (which is much better for shopping than the waterfront). I shall not be staying in the city centre again and will choose Fernwood Manor next time I visit

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Stayed at Fernwood Manor for two weeks in April. The rooms are well-appointed and spotlessly clean. The grounds and pool area are lovely and well-cared for. There are a number of comfortable, charming sitting rooms indoors and two under covered verandas, so there is plenty of space to relax with a book or a drink. The staff are all excellent, very helpful and friendly. Breakfast is an experience not to be missed, not least because of the two very cool cooks, who anticipate your every need. Fernwood Manor is conveniently located in a beautiful suburb of Cape Town.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2013

We stayed here for a week towards the end of April. The staff was really excellent and helpful. Fernwood Manor was also very accommodating as we stayed with a small child and they had organised a cot and given us a good room with an ensuite for our 1.5 year old, despite not really catering for small children. They also do a killer breakfast every morning. Nice large living room/library where you can sit to relax and just read. All in all a really nice place. We will definitely come back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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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 27 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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