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“Stunning and so welcoming”
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MannaBay
Ranked #2 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Southampton, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Stunning and so welcoming”
Reviewed February 21, 2011

This was our first experience of Africa and it couldn't have got off to a better start. Service was all you could ask for, the staff were friendly, welcoming and so efficient. Probably some of the best "sleeps" I have had in my life! The room, The Versailles Suite, was fabulous. The views over the City and back up to Table Mountain were stunning.
And then there was the "High Tea", this may have been a British invention but my how the staff of Manna Bay have carried it on.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Richard31CapeTown, General Manager at MannaBay, responded to this review, February 24, 2011
It was our pleasure to host you, and I do hope you return to Africa soon.
Warm regards
The Mannabay Team
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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31 reviews
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Reviewed January 31, 2011

Mannabay has quite literally taken spot #1 in our Best Places To Stay list. The staff were fantastic, friendly, interesting and thoughtful. The decoration and amenities left little to be desired. We made the mistake of missing afternoon tea once....Once. You won't regret staying here. In fact, I'm secretly regretting boasting about how wonderful Mannabay is in case it becomes so popular that I won't get a room during our next visit....

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Richard31CapeTown, General Manager at MannaBay, responded to this review, February 5, 2011
We are delighted at being top of your list! Looking forward to hosting you again.
warm regards, The MannaBay Team
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Moenchengladbach
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2010

This Hotel is really great: very supportive and nice team that warmly welcomed us. nevertheless which wish you have, the Manabay Team is happy to assist you.
Best cereales (homemade!) for breakfast I ever got. Very nice interior desig and relaxing way to discover CP. We had the Pom Pom Room that has a great bathroom (very big) with a double shower!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Richard31CapeTown, General Manager at MannaBay, responded to this review, January 4, 2011
Thank you for sharing your experience at MannaBay, it was our pleasure hosting you.
regards
MannaBay Team
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Stellenbosch
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Reviewed November 14, 2010

Manna Bay is the most amazing luxurious surprise in Cape Town!
When we arrived, the garage door opens up and we felt extremely important being greeted by the manager in the underground parking (very secure!).
Glorious opulent decorations all around, a magnificent view over Cape Town and consistently friendly staff to look after your every need.
We were upgraded to the Versaille Suite and enjoyed every minute of the experience - oversize shower, fish pond on our terrasse, extremely comfortable bedding!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Richard31CapeTown, General Manager at MannaBay, responded to this review, November 23, 2010
Thank you for the kind words, we look forward to your next visit.
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croydon
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2010

Returned to the UK after four fabulous nights at Mannabay, Cape Town. The hotel was recommended by Renee our travel agent and it delivered on all counts. Although we'd booked into the Pom Pom garden room, Richard the manager offered us The Orchid Room, on the first floor at dare I say no extra cost. .......ssh, don't tell anyone.

Richard, Jean Marie and their staff made us feel at home, we couldn't have asked for more . Is there a highlight of the stay at Mannabay? The full breakfast, High Tea, Sumptous comfort , charming and knowledgable staff, the views of the city and table mountain, ............... really difficult to pick one.

Thank you all for making our time so memorable.

Yomi & Bolajoko

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Richard31CapeTown, General Manager at MannaBay, responded to this review, November 4, 2010
I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us, looking forward to hosting you on your next visit.
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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2010

We stayed at the mannabay hotel from the recommendation of our travel agent and were very pleasantly surprised. They treated us with 5 star service and the accommodations were beautiful-- marble floors, 12 foot ceilings with lush wallpaper and velvet curtains. The staff waited on us hand and foot, reciting out schedule before we would head to bed, and even calling us when we overslept one morning 20 minutes before our ride arrived ("Good morning! We noticed you weren't at breakfast yet this morning and ride is going to be here in 20 minutes.. would you like us to bring breakfast to your room?"). The staff is very friendly, Jean Marie and Chadrack, and Simon were amazing- arranged all of our transportation. Absolutely the best deal in Cape Town. Did I mention the open bar 24hrs a day and inclusive of "high tea"? Don't miss this one!!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Richard31CapeTown, General Manager at MannaBay, responded to this review, October 13, 2010
Thank you for letting us host you while you were in Cape Town, we do hope you will visit us again.

kind regards

Richard and the Team
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St Columb Major, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2010

My sister in law & myself recently stayed at Manna Bay & how wonderful it was. The staff were very friendly & nothing was too much trouble!. Richard & his team well deserve success. I would recommend this Hotel to anyone. We loved the high tea, with home made cakes etc as with the lovely breakfasts. It is an ideal location to get around, & has the most wonderful views. Wendy & Linda (Cornwall, England)

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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Richard31CapeTown, General Manager at MannaBay, responded to this review, October 5, 2010
Hello Wendy and Linda

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us!

Thank you for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor

regards

Richard
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Property: MannaBay
Address: 8 Bridle Road | Oranjezicht, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — MannaBay 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You can't get much closer to Table Mountain than this... In the heart of Cape Town, MannaBay has just eight uniquely designed suites that set the bar for contemporary luxury. From this prime setting on the border of the Table Mountain National Park with suites becoming of Persian Princes, Orchid Hunters and Heroic Explorers alike, you can experience the Mother City in sheer comfort and privacy, with a team of friendly staff dedicated to making every guest's experience as special as possible. ... more   less 
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