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Sugarbird Manor
Ranked #20 of 112 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
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Perth, Western Australia
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13 reviews
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“wonderful stay with amazing views!”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

My fiance and I spent a week at Sugarbird Manor in May and could not have asked for a better experience. The staff were so helpful, especially to recommend and book restaurants for us. They really went out of their way to make sure our stay was enjoyable. It was quiet and peaceful, extremely clean, and the estate has great security. The daily breakfast was fantastic, and even the two resident cats were there to welcome us each night when we came back haha

Would definitely recommend this to couples, such a peaceful, beautiful place. Make sure you have a car as its just outside of Stellenbosch (very easy to find though). The only regret was that it was too cold to use the infinity pool - next time we'll be sure to return in summer :)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Sugarbird is a nice hotel to stay. Personnel is very friendly, attentive and helpful. Beautiful area between the vineyards. Tip: rent a car! The place is relatively distant from stellenbosch, so be sure to have a car for personal flexibility.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

I spent a week at Sugarbird Manor, and was thoroughly charmed by the hospitality of staff and the beauty of the estate. Not only did everyone make an outstanding effort to make my stay comfortable, from preheating the bed prior to my arrival and each night thereafter to recommending restaurants and excursions, but also helping me with fixing a damaged car tire. I had amazing views of the countryside from my room (get one of the rooms upstairs looking over the pool), and hot breakfasts made to order and nice local wines in the evenings. Some advice--definitely get a car as local transport otherwise would be difficult and there is no restaurant for lunch or dinner in the hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

My daughter and I spent two wonderful weeks at Sugarbird Manor last June/July. It was quiet, but quiet is what we were looking for. It is extremely comfortable, clean and beautifully decorated with a nice collection of local art. Our evenings were spent reading and enjoying the owners wine in front of the fire. I was able to make dinner for us on the nights when we did not go out, in their fully outfitted professional kitchen. When there were other guests, we all had great conversations about our travels. My daughter loved the two cats in residence, which eased the pain of missing her pug in New York City. I would highly recommend Sugarbird for your western cape stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Trollhattan, Sweden
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

Amidst a Protea farm and vineyards, lay beautiful Sugarbird manor. It surely is stylish and very wellpolished and wellmaintained. But somehow it lacks atmosphere and it doesn't provide any "home away from home"-feeling. Maybe it was because we stayed in weekdays in early december and the place almost seemed deserted. Views are spectacular and the pool is awesome.

The best thing about the stay was probably lunch at nearby Clos Malverne. Go for the 4-course tasting menu with winepairing - it is a true delight! Surroundings are lovely with different wineries within a 10 minute drive.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

We were disappointed about the distance from Stellenbosch Taxi drive (organised bij the B&B) are very expensive . After 18.00 hours there is nobody off the staff availeble . Eaten at Volkscombuis is a must!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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SugarbirdManor, Owner at Sugarbird Manor, responded to this review, April 29, 2012
Sugarbird is located on a 21 hectare flower & wine farm and is approximately 7km or 10minutes from the center of Stellenbosch. Taxi/car service costs R150 each way into Stellenbosch. We recommend that travelers without a car stay in the centre of town so that they are walking distance to restaurants. Wine estates and some of the better restaurants are located outside of town so travelers may need to use taxi/car service at some point during your stay in Stellenbosch. We inform everyone prior to their stay with us that we don't have a receptionist after 5pm and upon check in everyone is given my phone number. I am just a phone call away if anyone needs assistance. We would have gladly found an alternative in town B&B for you if you had mentioned your concerns during your stay. I am sorry that you were disappointed in your stay with us. Ginny Povall Owner
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

Sugarbird Manor is a great place to stay. It is modern, clean, nice views and with really lovely and nice staff. The woman at the reception always tried to make our stay the best as possible, giving us indications of what to visit and asking if everything was ok. It seemed honest and that really cared for the guests.
We stayed there 2 nights and spend the days visiting the nice wineries in and around Stellenbosch and eating at the nice restaurants there.
I do not have suggestion how Sugarbid Manor can improve. It has already reached a really high Standard.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sugarbird Manor
Address: Devon Valley Road | Protea Heights Farm, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 112 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sugarbird Manor 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the picturesque Devon Valley, Sugarbird Manor is set on a tranquil 21-hectare vineyard and flower farm. With expansive views across vineyards and valleys, this beautiful farm is the perfect base to relax in total peace and quiet. Stylish guest rooms renovated in June 2016 include elegant and contemporary touches. Air-conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV, WiFi, safe and tea/coffee tray. Delicious breakfast included. We also have 4 newly refurbished one bedroom cottages available. They have a kitchenette but breakfast at the main house is included. ... more   less 
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