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Holden Manz Country House
Ranked #5 of 63 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Fleet, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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“A Holden Manz welcome”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

We loved it here. Super welcome from the staff and owners. Amazing location – the vineyard is set between mountains in Franschhoek. We had lots of great wines and ate outstanding food at the restaurant (highly recommended). Very stylish interior, open fires in each room - and probably the most comfortable bed of our two-week trip! PS. Loved the Africology shower gel – just trying to find out where to buy this in the UK.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

What a place! Luxurious, stylish, characterful and with charming hosts - set the tone for a very relaxing 5-day stay in Franschhoek.

Staying there is like being a guest in a large county house - you are made to feel very much a guest rather than a customer. All the staff are engaging and obliging, Lameck, Daniel and Colette looking after us very well indeed.

Dining in the restaurant was a similar experience with excellent service and great food, complemented by a great selection of their own wines.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

There's no better feeling on a trip than the one you get when you finally arrive at your chosen accommodation, knowing in an instant that this is exactly the right place for you. It's mostly relief, mixed with (if I'm honest!) a little smugness at how well you chose. That's exactly how we felt pulling up to Holden Manz Wine Estate. The location is stunning and combined with the warm welcome we received, we knew this would be a very special experience. The house itself is so beautifully and tastefully decorated. You feel priviledged to have the chance to enjoy it and yet feel absolutely at home. Being able to wander so close to the vineyards was a real treat and we were lucky that harvest had just begun so we were able to learn more about the whole process - facinating! Special thanks to Colette, Daniel and, of course, Lameck, for ensuring our stay was so memorable. If you're reading these reviews then you're already considering a stay here. My advice? Book your room now before someone else snaps it up! you won't regret it.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lusaka, Zambia
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

It was our first visit to this wonderful estate, but hopefully not the last. I can only echo other ratings: The estate is beautiful, all rooms have great art work to view (visit also the Holden Manz Gallery in Franschhoek). The service was impeccable, and the hosts very friendly and welcoming. Lovely breakfast on the veranda and afternoon high tea. The restaurant is a relaxing ten minutes walk away through the vineyards. Food was excellent, so was the wine.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

I loved everything about this place. It felt like home not a hotel but with service! Nothing was too much trouble. I have no hesitation in recommending Holden manz and the restaurant was superb as is their wine - love big g

  • Stayed February 2014
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

Wine tasting was very nice, the building is very special. One can see the wine barrels. Mostly red wines, very good quality. The restaurant is upstairs from the winery, quite a large room, beautifully decorated with open kitchen. There is a large balcony but unfortuatley we couldn't dine outside as it was too windy. Good food, but not fine dining.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

our first visit to this beautiful estate but certainly wont be our last. Beautiful house and rooms with great art work to view. Very comfortable beds with lovely linen and rooms very tastefully decorated. Nice bathroom as well. Lameck was wonderful , service excellent with nothing too much trouble. Hosts very friendly and welcoming. Lovely breakfast and afternoon teas. Unfortunately did not get to try the restaurant but will do so on our return. We have purchased some wine to try at home and remember our wonderful time at Holden Manz

Stayed February 2014, 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
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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
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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