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Fernwood Manor
Ranked #5 of 27 Newlands B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Excellent - 6 Stars”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

Could not ask for anything more. Nothing was bad about this stay, except the fact that I never wanted to leave the place it was so nice! So relaxing and enjoyable, definitely book here if you can, otherwise you are missing out on so much! Breakfast was delightful, but a little bit repetitive, especially if you aren't keen on eggs.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Grant S
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

We recently spent 6 nights at this gorgeous B&B but still weren't ready to leave. It was a joy to be there amidst the friendly staff, the spacious rooms and the pretty garden from the second we arrived. Any need or desire anticipated and catered to with the minimum of fuss, breakfasts beyond belief and bedrooms I had a hard time leaving despite the lure of the city's attractions. Wherever we spent our days I was more than thrilled to return to our patch on Fernwood Road. I wouldn't consider looking further afield and very much hope to return.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

I often think my return visits to Cape Town are because of this truly stunning 5 star Guesthouse in beautiful Fernwood. The level of service offered to every guest is simply unbelievable from restaurant recommendations and bookings, to arranging tours and excursions and providing detailed directions for those driving themselves around. And there is always the offer of a pot of tea or coffee from the friendly and professional staff. Breakfast is always freshly prepared and tailored to each guest's preferences. The rooms are excellent, and, on my last visit, I stayed in Almond Suite - beautifully appointed with separate dressing area and a private terrace looking towards the mountain. Sally has developed a great team of staff who place the customer at the centre of everything they do in their individual roles.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

Fernwood Manor was a beautiful place, impeccable service and convenient location. My room was spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. The common areas were comfortable and homely and the staff were just so helpful and accommodating and friendly. I would certainly stay here again if I'm able to come back to Cape Town. Breakfast was great too!

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Switzerland
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36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tavli
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Hermanus
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pretoria, South Africa
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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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