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Manor on the Bay

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117 Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 21/05/03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/05/03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#9 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Gordon's Bay
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Situated at the foot of the Steenbras Mountain and overlooking the Ocean and Table Mountain, lies the historical Manor on the Bay. It was built in 1862 and later served as the Summer residence for Sir Alfred Beit family, from Ireland. Yamin and Olivier will host you in their affordable accommodation in picturesque Gordon's Bay, a hidden gem near Cape Town. Manor on the Bay is only 20 paces from the beach, where conditions for swimming and sunbathing are perfect. A walking trail under a canopy of Milkwood trees (unique to this part of the Western Cape) leads to a variety of quality restaurants, bars and a unique bookshop. Another leisurely 3 minutes’ walk will take you to the yacht harbour, from where daily excursions of deep-sea fishing, whale and shark watching / diving and sunset cruises depart. Manor on the Bay provides luxury accommodation in all 12 en suite bedrooms with bed and breakfast. We have disabled friendly rooms & inter-leading family rooms. In addition, we offer function facilities for weddings, cocktail parties and product launches. Manor on the Bay has spectacular sunset views over the ocean and over the Helderberg Mountains. Enjoy our Sunset lounge with amazing views of the ocean or watch the whales in season or the dolphins passing you by. Renowned for personal service and charming staff, Manor on the Bay offers guests the ultimate gift of sublime setting and an unforgettable stay. Manor on the Bay promises to be an idyllic location to rejuvenate oneself, away from the stresses of modern living. Gordon’s Bay is a hidden jewel. Cape Town, the Waterfront and Cape Town International airport are only 40 minutes from our Manor. Following the Whale Route and its breath-taking coastline will get you to Hermanus in 45 minutes. Manor on the Bay is the gateway to the Garden Route and is only 45 from Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, our most respected wine producing areas. We are surrounded by 20 golf courses, most renowned of which are Erinvale, Arrabella and De Zalze. Gordon’s Bay is safe and secure, where walking at any hour, is advised.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Fishing
Patio
Conference facilities
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Great View
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Afrikaans
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Antsiranana wrote a review 04 Oct
Antananarivo, Madagascar2 contributions
Gordon's Bay has a wonderful view of the mountains behind, Cape Town in the distance, and the vast stretch of False Bay. The Major is well situated, only about 30 minutes from the Cape Town airport. Nice alternative to staying in the city, close to the winelands and many other attractions. Very comfortable lodging, with kind and helpful hosts.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Olivier Yamin LUCIANI, Propriétaire at Manor on the Bay
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your nice review about Manor on the Bay and Gordon's Bay. We are happy that you enjoyed staying with us and had time to explore the winelands and nearby attractions. We hope to welcome you again in the future! All the best from Manor on the Bay, Yamin and Olivier, Owners
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Amber O wrote a review Aug 2021
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Wow. What an amazing place. Lovely, comfortable rooms, delicious breakfasts, and probably the best hosts I have come across. Accommodating, helpful. Also perfect location, meters from the beach, lovely walks. Today found a gem of a tidal pool a 5 min walk away, lovely restaurants really close by. It felt so peaceful - it felt like a retreat. I will definitely return. There is no better choice for Gordon's Bay!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Olivier Yamin LUCIANI, Propriétaire at Manor on the Bay
Responded 13 Aug 2021
Dear Amber, Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to welcome you at Manor on the Bay. We are happy that you could leave the Mother City and unwind in Gordon's Bay. We wish you all the best and hope to be able to host you again! Stay stafe, Yamin and Olivier, Owners
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Esmé G wrote a review Jun 2021
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Magnificent view with extremely comfortable rooms with en-suite bathrooms . Friendly and professional service by owners, with that special personal touch. Great attention to detail. Great breakfast. Beautiful conference facility. An overall great and pleasant experience! Will be back!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Olivier Yamin LUCIANI, Propriétaire at Manor on the Bay
Responded 22 Jun 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write this very nice review. It was a great pleasure having you at Manor on the Bay! Our door is always open and we look forward to welcoming you back to gorgeous Gordons Bay in the near future. Yamin and Olivier, Owners
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Adrien T wrote a review May 2021
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We had a lovely 4 days at the Manor. Olivier & Yamin were very accommodating to any of our needs. The room was comfortable and the breakfast tasty. Would like to come back and explore the area more. Best part is the ocean views from the bedroom and outside patio. Hearing the ocean at night just brings a sense of relaxation.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Olivier Yamin LUCIANI, Propriétaire at Manor on the Bay
Responded 04 May 2021
Dear Adrien, Thank you for your time writing this nice review. It was a pleasure to host you and we hope to welcome you again soon. Yamin and Olivier
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AG wrote a review May 2021
Pretoria2 contributions
We, as a family of four, had the privilege to stay in the family suite at Manor on the Bay, and what a wonderful time we had. The location is perfect, the place is absolutely beautiful, and the service outstanding. Olivier and Yamin are great hosts and let us felt welcome since our arrival. A delicious breakfast is served in the dining room of this beautiful place. Only a few steps from the beach, a nice walk to the harbour, and not far from the shops. We saw the most fantastic sunsets from the veranda at Manor on the Bay. I can recommend this place to anybody, whether you are on business or on holiday.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Olivier Yamin LUCIANI, Propriétaire at Manor on the Bay
Responded 02 May 2021
Dear Guests, Thank you so much for your very nice review. It was a pleasure to host you and your family. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Manor on the Bay and the surroundings. We hope to see you again soon! All the best from both of us, Yamin and Olivier, Owners
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PRICE RANGE
US$58 - US$108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownGordon's Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Manor on the Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Manor on the Bay?
Nearby attractions include Gordon's Bay Main Beach (0.06 km), Bikini Beach (0.07 km), and Dutch Reformed Church (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Manor on the Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Manor on the Bay?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Manor on the Bay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Manor on the Bay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Manor on the Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zest, The Thirsty Oyster Tavern, and Ooskus Fisheries.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Manor on the Bay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Manor on the Bay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vergelegen Picnic (10.0 km).
Does Manor on the Bay have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Manor on the Bay accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.