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“Beyond my Expectations - Wonderful Hospitality”

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Holden Manz Country House
Ranked #5 of 63 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
“Beyond my Expectations - Wonderful Hospitality”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

We experienced wonderful hospitality from each and every staff member last weekend.

The special personal touches were overwhelming. The attention paid to detail overall was noted with enthusiasm.

We (all 5 of us) absolutely loved our stay and our pamper and one day we will be back, but until then, we will spread the word about Holden Manz, it’s spa, it’s residence, it’s restaurant, it’s decor & art, it’s luxury, its position in-between the mountains, the streams, the vineyards, the atmosphere, the food, the wine, the warmth of the landlords (including Rothko) and of course all the staff who attended to our every wish with a warm smile and good humour. All our senses attended to ..beyond my expectations.

All the ingredients for a memorable 50th birthday, spend with my special friends, and family at Holden Manz in Franschhoek, last weekend.


Jill.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

I would highly recommend staying here. The vineyard is beautiful and the food amazing too. All of the members of staff were very friendly. There were so many aspects of the property and it was all stunning

  • Stayed March 2013
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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Holden Manz is more than just accommodation. It is more like driving up to an elegant country farm home that produces wonderful wines. The beds and pillows make sleeping comfortable. and the bathroom had separate sinks, and large walk in shower with the herbal smelling soaps and shampoo. The rooms are spacious and have a small private garden area where you can enjoy your complimentary rosé wine. The beautiful surrounding mountain range, which provide gorgeous views, do play havoc on the wifi; but the accommodating hosts allow you to go to their office to connect, and then you can walk anywhere and remain connected. They serve a wonderful breakfast and high tea. Dinner is served above the tasting room, located out amongst the vineyard. It is closed on Sundays. Mr. Manz is an art lover and helps promote African artists at his gallery in town; and the "hotel" has many pieces. It is truly like walking through an architectural magazine. There is a spa and a large room that faces the vineyards where you can do yoga or stretching. Books, wine, lovely hospitality.. All made me feel like I drove out to the country to hang out with friends,

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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China, Texas
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Wonderful overall experience though wine and food was exceptional. Weather was great at the end of December, as well. Less than an hours drive from Capetown, and excellent transfer service from RPM Tours and Cape Town Transfers, hoteliers in Franschhoek and restauranteurs provide free transportaion from the B & B's to restaurants.in the town.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

I recently stayed at Holden Manz Country House for 2 days and it was a stunning experience. From the country house to the glorious view, it was delightful. I particularly loved the art work in the Country House which was stimulating and very elegant. The location is extremely quiet and peaceful. A great place to relax.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

I stayed with a friend here for 2 nights as part of our visit to South Africa. The time from the moment we arrived was special with great service, stunning accommodation and surroundings to make you want to stay a lot longer. The food was great and the Holden Manz wines delicious. Everything that we asked for was catered for and they arranged a tour guide for the areas other vineyards which was great too. The village and the surrounding estates are all great and I only wish we had booked for longer here.

Thanks to all the staff at Holden Manz I remember my stay fondly and hope to be back one day.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

After an overnight flight and the usual long wait at the car hire desk we were probably not in the best of form arriving at Holden Manz but we could not have asked for a more perfect antidote. The country house hits all the right notes from the spacious rooms to the uncrowded feel to the wonderful artwork all around you. The internal beauty is matched by the stunning Franschhoek valley outside and pretty quickly all the stresses of travel are forgotten. We spent two nights there and while not the cheapest it delivers value. We tried the restaurant which was also good and the service standard from the first email exchange until we were waved away as we left was excellent. Only problem is that after staying here we compared everywhere else to it and nothing quite matched up

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Holden Manz Country House
Address: 3 Green Valley Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Holden Manz Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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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