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The Edward Charles Manor
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Mossel Bay
Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa
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83 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Relaxing stay”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Rooms are spacious and very neat and clean - comfy bed! The hotel itself is located very centrally. The staff (from cleaning to management) were all super friendly and the breakfast was just delicious!

Room Tip: The upstairs rooms with the sea views are just wonderful!
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here on our way along the garden route. The hotel is clean and the facilities are secure and reasonably priced. The location is not within walking distance of the beach, so be prepared to drive if you want to get to the waterfront. Wifi was unreliable at best. Nothing wrong with this hotel, but nothing to make it stand out

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Cape Town
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for one night on the 24th December 2013.

The rooms were large and spacious and the view from the room was great.

The breakfast was good and this would be a good hotel to stay in for a short period of time.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

Me and my wife stayed only one night at The Edward Charles Manor during our Garden Route trip from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. And to be honest, we booked this place because we had no option due to peak season and lack of planning from my side. The hotel itself is good, well located close (driving distance) to the restaurants and shops but at the same time in a calm and quiet neighborhood. The room is spacious as well as the bathroom. The breakfast had good basic options. But two things just didn't go well during our stay... The internet drove us crazy! It worked 5 minutes then goes off. Suddenly, it worked 5 more minutes and goes off again… Annoying! The second thing is the lack of employees. It was not exactly a problem, as the lady on charge of the hotel was really helpful and friendly! But when you pay almost USD 100 for a night, even in the peak season, I believe you have the right to deserve more from the establishment...

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2013

Great views over the bay. Large rooms and very comfortable. Breakfast acceptable with a selection of hot and cold. Some noise from a nearby club on the Friday night we were staying there. A little far from the main restaurants

Room Tip: Some rooms have balconies.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Stratford upon Avon
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

A nice hotel with well appointed rooms. It is a little out of the way for the main town and not really walkable if you intend to go to a restaurant. The staff are very friendly and there are some really good views over the harbour but also some not so good views if you are in the wrong room.
There was an issue with ants in one of our rooms but they were confined to the toilet and did not really bother us.

Room Tip: the right hand side and rear as you look at the front of the hotel are best for views
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

Set in a nice area, with many restaurants near by and a lovely beach The Edward Charles Manor is a perfectly adequate place to stay but there's room for improvement.

Very large rooms with a beautiful view overlooking the sea, nice sized bathroom with bath & shower. However one of the bedside lamps were broken and a bulb had also gone for the main room. They provided wifi but it wasn't the greatest signal, not essential though. The bed sheets looked slightly worn, also holes in the bath towels. Breakfast was ample, a bit mediocre.


On the whole, friendly staff and nice accommodation. It's far from expensive so can't expect 5*, more than ok for an overnight stay.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Edward Charles Manor

Property: The Edward Charles Manor
Address: 1 Sixth Avenue, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Mossel Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Mossel Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Edward Charles Manor 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally situated,affordable accommodation in Mossel Bay, with superb views. The Edward Charles Manor Guesthouse offers fifteen large, spacious en-suite rooms. Enjoy our amenities and views from the upstairs rooms of the beaches, harbour and the Outeniqua Mountains. The rooms are equipped with satellite television, clock/radio, safe, telephone, ceiling fan, hairdryer, heater and tea and coffee- making facilities. Some rooms with own bar fridge and private balcony. In the morning get a great start to your day with a tempting Continental Breakfast Buffet or freshly prepared traditional South African fare. After a long day, the pool is there to relax and cool down, or simply join us at the ladies bar for a sundown or cocktail and chat. Guests can also relax in our jacuzzi, or comfortable lounge. Ladies bar and dining room venue also available for private functions. Braai facilities available undercover at the patio or around the pool for guests who enjoy their barbecue. The Edward Charles offers a well equipped boardroom for conferences in Mossel Bay, catering for up to 40 delegates. This superb appointed venue is also available for private functions. Various refreshment and luncheon menus available on request. It is the aim of the Edward Charles to keep up an excellent standard of service. It is our desire for you to relax, be comfortable and enjoy our amenities. ... more   less 
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