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Holden Manz Country House
Ranked #5 of 63 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Montreal, Canada
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16 reviews
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“perfect spot”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

We had never heard of this hotel and were extremely pleased. They were welcoming, hospitable and we had lovely accommodations. Nothing was too much trouble! We also enjoyed being out of the hustle and bustle of the town. Lameck was beyond fantastic!
The restaurant was excellent and their Big G red was truly wonderful.
We would love to go back.

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Littlestone-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

We went to Holden Manz to try out their little Spa. Very friendly staff and brilliant massage, so good in fact that we went back the following week for more! Very restful and relaxing, while my husband had his massage they kindly let me use their wifi in the drawing room of the main house. We were not rushed and the whole experience was very good. We also had a wine tasting on the Estate under the umbrellas and enjoyed the beautiful view.

Franchhoek Kitchen (the restaurant on the Estate, has a separate review).

We were staying with family in Franschhoek, I would have loved to stay at Holden Manz, the quality of the house was lovely and I am sure that the rooms would be beautiful.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Albufeira, Portugal
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

Our stay at Holden Manz was not only one of the highlights of our trip to South Africa but one of the most memorable places I have ever stayed anywhere in the world. I know and love Franschhoek and the winelands of the Cape but Holden Manz held a special charm, with its beautifully placed, comfortable seating areas where you could enjoy a quiet drink or read a book, in the manor house or the garden, to the wonderful walks through the vineyards and the roaring fire awaiting us in our suite when we returned from an evening meal complete with chocolates on the pillow. The fabulous, charming Lambeck was always the perfect host, serving delicious breakfasts in the morning, complimentary afternoon tea and waiting for us on our return in the evening.

Our reservation was last minute and Colette was very quick to respond to all queries. I had a wonderfully relaxing facial and massage with Diandri at the spa. Our suite was spacious, comfortable and very well lit and furnished, full of charm and character with its high beams and with a private garden terrace and a huge bathrooms. I loved every minute of it and can't wait to return.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

My partner and I stayed here for just two nights at the end of our Cape Town journey. A magnificent house, set beneath the Franschhoek mountain range, rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated- as is the whole estate.

Complimentary bottle of Holden Manz wine in our room for arrival- nice touch.

Lameck is extremely helpful, nothing is too much trouble. He seemed to be the point of call for everything, from booking taxis, serving the delicious breakfast to even lighting up our own bedroom log fire on a stormy evening for our return back from a restaurant. I did wonder if he ever slept!

Restaurant is breathtaking, food outstanding, the restaurant a bit quiet I hope it gets busier because the chef is very talented indeed. Wines are delicious, especially the Big G - we made sure to bring a few bottles home!

Would certainly recommend and hope to visit again one day.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, ON
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2013

What a charming place. First, the building: the common dining areas (indoors and out) are lovely. The rooms are located down a little walkway, past pools full of big fish. The backyard has little tables at which to enjoy the bottle of wine you'll find in your room when you arrive. The pool is small and a little cool, but that was perfect after a long, hot, sunny day. You can even walk around the grounds, through the peach trees, and see some tiny monkeys.

The room reminded us of some of the B&Bs we've stayed at in France...the "Fransch" part of Franschhoek really came out here. It was also very large...the bathroom alone was bigger than some hotel rooms I've stayed in. There was a fireplace, a sitting area, a nice big patio where you can have a drink, a big shower AND huge bathtub, dual sinks...the place was beautiful and big to boot.

As far as service, we never wanted for anything. Lameck takes care of whatever you need, and there's always someone around to answer any questions or make recommendations.

We ate dinner at Franschhoek Kitchen on the other side of the farm, which was fantastic. My wife and I agreed that the filet was one of the best steaks we'd ever eaten, and we've tried A LOT of really good steak.

While it's a little outside of the town of Franschhoek, we never minded. This is a special place.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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barbados
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

We have just returned to Europe having spent two months in the Western Cape. The highlight of our visit was undoubtedly the Holden Manz Wine Estate in Franschhoek. The five star guest house is stunning, decorated with taste by owner Migo Manz (who also has the Holden Manz Collection Gallery in town). The rooms are welcoming and luxurious. Franschhoek is of course well known for its restaurants and our vote goes to Maryna Frederiksen at the Franschhoek Kitchen on the Estate. Her cuisine is varied and delicious, with fabulous views over the vineyards and the mountains. And the Big G red wine is one of the best we found in the Cape. So do not miss Holden Manz - you will not regret it! (-;

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

We had a very comfortable and pleasant stay in an exquisite home-feeling-style with warm welcoming, staff tending to every detail to make our holiday experience very special. Wish we could have stayed on for a much longer time.

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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
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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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
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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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