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“Yesteryear.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pontac Manor Hotel

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Pontac Manor Hotel
Ranked #11 of 14 Hotels in Paarl
Wilderness
Level Contributor
28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Yesteryear.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2011

What a lovely place. From the drive into the garden up to the sprawling verandah, gives one a sense of peacefulness. Almost in the town, yet with the quietness of a country home. The rooms are spacious and airy, and although a little dated, one would just not expect to find a modern fitting in this grande old dame. The restaurant on the grounds makes it even more convenient. The breakfast room was a little full on arrival in the morning but no time was wasted in setting a table up for us in the lounge area, which suited us very well. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and all I can say is. Do not compare, rather just enjoy. You will not be sorry.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank SUNSETS_AND_SEA
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bangalore
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49 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2011

Have stayed here once back in 2007 and now I come back again after 4 years !! Its still the same old bungalow converted into a hotel. Rooms are very spacious and cosy, you might find the bathrooms also very different, but beware; this hotel is old style !! You will find everything here very ancient, if I may use the word. No DVD players, ipod docks, satellite TV. In room dining is rare !! Restaurant is closed on Sunday !! There are very few staff, so you will probably be carrying your luggage up to your room !!
The staff is very friendly and good but are of little help, because, they most often than not, they dont have the means to help !!
If you're looking for some relaxation and want to travel back in time, then this is the place to be else choose a more modern hotel !! but the wi-fi here is great !!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank visualiser
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2011

My stay was an absolute pleasure!!!

I truly loved it and enjoyed myself - the staff were very helpful and friendly!

We will definitely be back.

Thank you so much!!!!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank GraemeGPailman
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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2011

Warm, welcoming and inviting - the hotel veranda and rooms in the Manor house are truly lovely. Elegant and timeless. A wonderful dining experience in the restaurant, too. The vegetarian Quiche with salad is excellent and the pork was also done to perfection. Service a little bit slow, but very kind.

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Travelmamma17121996
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Corvallis, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2011

Valentines Day was extra special and romantic for us when we stayed at the Pontac Manor. Set in beautiful gardens, with easy access to all the vineyards of the wine region, this lovingly restored estate provided us with classy and comfortable accomodations, attentive staff and delicious food. We couldn't have asked for anything better and I highly recommend the Pontac Manor.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank happytraveller51817
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Essenbach
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78 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2011

Our first stay at this nice small hotel which is located in a quiet part of Paarl just below the famous Paarl Rock. Very good location, good service, nicet rooms with large bathroom.
Service at breakfast a bit slow.
Excellent food in own Restaurant (dinner). We quickly gave up our plans to test other restaurants for dinner. Why change a winning team?
Great views from the wonderful terrace.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank EssenbachBayern
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2010

Went to the Western Cape for a bit of a break with the family. Chose Pontac due to the pictures. For once the website did not disappoint us. Rooms were fantastic and big and air-conditioned. We experienced a great meal at the restaurant and were really well looked after. We will remember to book for our next visit to the Western Cape.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank youchoose312578
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Additional Information about Pontac Manor Hotel

Property: Pontac Manor Hotel
Address: 16 Zion Street, Paarl 7646, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Paarl
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 14 Hotels in Paarl
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pontac Manor Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury accommodation in the Cape Winelands! Visit Pontac Manor Hotel & Restaurant - award-winning 4-star Victorian boutique hotel in the historic town of Paarl. Luxury, comfort and style. Personal service. Historic setting.Your home in the Cape Winelands! ... more   less 
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