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Excelsior Manor Guesthouse
Ranked #4 of 25 Robertson B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 12, 2014

Most pleasant stay, hospitality and food really good. Loved the location and the gardens. Manageress very good, very helpful. Loved the wine, next time we stop over, and there will be a next time, would like to see more of the wine farm, feel our trip was a bit short, but it was business after all




  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

Third time for us at Excelsior Manor and we love the place! It's a wonderful colonial house, nicely decorated and with some great antiques, located close to Robertson in the middle of the estate's vineyards. Great pool, lots of things to do (you can even blend your own wine), very nice staff and superb breakfast. And of course three lovely dogs that we used to play with all the time. One of our favorites in SA, highly recommended!

Room Tip: We prefer the rooms with direct acces to the verandah but they are all nicely furnished and comforta...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

Unfortunately we only stayed one night at the Excelsior Manor Guesthouse. It was the best Accomodation during our 3 week South Africa vacation. It's such a beautiful place!! The staff was so heartwarming friendly and the rooms were just awesome! The food was delicious and the wine, too! :-) We loved it and will definitely come back.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

After having had a wonderful time at Excelsior about a year ago, the expectations for this visit were high. And they were met again. Scenery is beautiful, staff is friendly and always helpfull, the manor house is stylish, the pool (overlooking the vineyards) a good place to be.we will be back at our next trip to South Africa

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

A lovely guest house with high ceilings, beautiful decor and antiques. The huge pool has a magnificent view of the estate's vineyards and is best enjoyed with a cold beer served by the super efficient and friendly, James. The wine tasting is just a walk away where you are able to blend your own wines which is alot of fun - thank you Andries and the very friendly lady behind the counter who kept us in tastings and lovely cheese plates. We will definitely be back.

Room Tip: The Octavius room is well worth the little bit extra
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

The booking was last minute and I wasn't sure what to expect. I must say I was very impressed with the place. It's peaceful, quiet and the perfect place for a couples get away. It's one of those places where you feel like you should be whispering in order to avoid breaking the tranquil environment. We booked dinner which was a three course meal. Well prepared, tasteful and accompanied by fabulous selection of Excelsior wines. We took breakfast next to the pool with a beautiful view of the vineyards. The only downside was that I only stayed for one night. I'm already making arrangements to get back here and I'm taking some good friends with me, and this time I'm going to stay a little longer. Too beautiful to just pass through.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

We a family of 4 ( with 2 teens), stayed for 2 nights, and our arrival date was dec 24th. The very helpful, charming lady of the house immediately proposed we could join a christmas dinner, although we forgot to request this upfront. We very much appreciated this! Food, wines, serviced by the very friendly, smiling James made it a nice christmas eve!
The pool, with views over the vignards, the wine tasting at the lake, the trips with the golf-car ( including the little dogs joining us) in the vignards made the stay more than worth!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Excelsior Manor Guesthouse

Address: C/O Excelsior Estate | R317 Robertson/Bonnievale, Robertson 6705, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Robertson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Robertson
Price Range: $137 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Excelsior Manor Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Excelsior Manor Guesthouse, in the heart of the Robertson Wine Valley, is a Cape Revival manor built during the ostrich feather boom of the early 1900s. Having been recently lovingly restored to its former glory, it offers quiet luxury and personal hospitality. Set in a mature and graceful garden, with shady trees and fragrant roses, the Manor has nine homely bedrooms, with ensuite bathrooms, and exudes old world charm. Generous home cooked country breakfasts and delicious three course dinners are served in the traditional dining room or on the raised deck overlooking the swimming pool with a view over the vineyards to the Langeberg mountains. Excelsior is a working wine farm which has been in the de Wet family for 5 generations since 1859. Guests are invited to explore the 250 hectare farm either on foot or in the golf cart provided. There is a tasting centre, set on the picturesque dam, where guests are invited to try the range of Excelsior Wines and to blend their 'own creation'. Each of the nine unique luxury bedrooms at Excelsior Manor Guesthouse has a history linked to a famous thoroughbred or hackney horse that was previously bred on Excelsior Estate. All the rooms are ensuite and are equipped with the following:•Complimentary water, chocolates and a small bottle of local Muskadel•Towels •Hairdryer •Tea & coffee facility •Bathrobe & slippers •Bathroom amenities •Wireless internet connection is available in the lounge area •Clock radio/ alarm •International plugs Octavius - Octavius Caeser, the first thoroughbred sire introduced to Excelsior, was bought by Koos de Wet in 1873 ... more   less 
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