Holden Manz is a really outstanding find which I would recommend to anyone. I went as part of a group of unusually demanding hotel guests, and everyone was delighted by Holden Manz.
The guest house is absolutely stunning. It is set in its own vineyards with a swimming pool overlooking the trees which grow along a small stream, and a beautiful lake. All of this is surrounded by the mountains in one of the most dramatic parts of the Franschhoek valley. The house itself is immaculate. One of the owners also owns an art gallery, and the house is decorated with immaculate and personal taste which sets it apart from bland hotel décor.
The staff who look after you on a day to day basis are extremely nice, and go out of their way to help, as do the owners. The staff and owners gave excellent restaurant tips, and were very helpful in making bookings. The breakfast and afternoon tea (a meal in itself) were delicious. There is also a restaurant on the estate, a short walk from the house, which we liked very much.
I left Holden Manz finding it impossible to believe that there is a better place to stay in Franschhoek. I will definitely go back when I am next in the Cape. I think that for most European readers the description of Holden Manz as a ‘guesthouse’ radically undersells the place, which is preferable to most 5* hotels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful Cape style accommodation located in a stunning vineyard close to the tranquil town of Franschhoek. Great restaurant and spa complete the package for a relaxing stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holden Manz Guest House Hotel Franschhoek