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Howard's End Manor
Ranked #4 of 27 Pinelands B&B and Inns
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
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“New ownership ”
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed at Howard's end manor in February. Returned in march , now under new ownership. Still the same great service. Martin and Beryl along with their daughter are all involved in the business. Nothing is too much trouble. So kind and friendly. Good breakfast. Will visit again.

Stayed March 2017, travelled with friends
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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I heard of Howard's End Manor from Birding Africa, who helped me to arrange several birding treks in Western Cape Province. They have steered many clients their way and after staying at Howard's End for five nights I can understand why. There are many reasons why you'd like it here: First, the owners are genuinely warm and hospitable and make you feel like you're at home. Second, the room was spacious, clean, and the bed was comfortable; the free internet was excellent. Third, the breakfast was delicious. And fourth, it's located in a very quiet and safe residential neighborhood (called Pinelands) close the many venues I was interested in including Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Table Mountain, and Cape Town. And easy to get out of town to go birding along the coasts, and to the airport. I would highly recommend Howard's End to anyone wanting a more personal touch than could be offered in a hotel, and with freedom to explore the beauty of Western Cape.

  • Stayed March 2017, travelled solo
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martinathowardsend, Owner at Howard's End Manor, responded to this review, 18 April 2017
Thanks so much for the detailed feedback - wonderful to meet you and looking forward to your next visit.
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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 November 2015

We've often stayed at Howard's End when visiting Cape Town, originally because it was close to the Grand West Casino Complex, but, as time progressed, it really because our first go-to-place-of-choice because it is like going home.

Bronwen Dawes, the owner, goes out of her way to see to it that her guests are comfortable and happy. Nothing is too much effort. On my previous visit, during the Fifa World Cup in 2010, I took ill with what we originally thought was flu (but turned out to be bronchitis), Bronwen went to the pharmacy especially to get me some medicine because I wasn't able to drive myself.

Our most recent visit was this past weekend when some friends and I attended a huge Herbalife event, the African Extravaganza. We arrived late, but Bronwen was there to meet us with a hug and a warm, welcoming smile. We opted not to have breakfast, but I did ask for filter coffee which Bronwen kindly brought to our room.

On the subject of breakfast - Bronwen rises early every day to prepare her guests' breakfast herself. Bacon, Eggs, Fruit Salad, Yoghurt, Cereal, Croissants, Toast - there is enough to choose from and get you started for a day of sightseeing.

The rooms are large and roomy, with some overlooking the swimming pool and the garden, and those inside the house have a view of Table Mountain. The rooms are service daily by Bronwen's trusted employee Lina, who is also willing to cater to any needs the guests may have.

After a long day of (in our case) business training, or sightseeing, the hot water and good water pressure make child's play of a relaxing bath or reviving shower. The beds are comfortable with good quality linen and every bed is equipped with an electric blanket to ward off the winter chill. Each room is also equipped with a refreshment station that contains the mandatory coffee, tea, sugar and milk, but which also has hot chocolate and cup-of-soup for those guests looking for something different.

Centrally located in the leafy suburb of Pinelands, Howard's End is the perfect base for tourists wanting to do day trips in and around the Peninsula. Bronwen is also happy to assist with transport to and from the airport for guests arriving by plane.

I recommend Howard's End to all my friends and family, because it truly is my home away from home.

Room Tip: Room 7 is an ideal family room - sleeps 3.
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  • Stayed November 2015, travelled with friends
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 June 2015

I stayed at Howard's End in March 2015 on a family visit to Cape Town. I was sad to leave at the end of my stay. It is a beautiful Cape Dutch house, clean, well-run and the perfect location for me. I had an upstairs room with a huge patio with mountain views. I entertained family there one summer's evening. The owner, Bronwen is very welcoming and helpful. I've just booked to return at the end of the year. You cant 'give a better recommendation than that!

Room Tip: The downstairs rooms lead straight onto a beautiful pool, so not suitable for small children.
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  • Stayed March 2015, travelled with family
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Lyme, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at Howards End Manor from 11/20/13 to 11/27/13. The original reservation was made through Birding Africa. I knew it was going to be a special place after writing to the owner, Bronwen Dawes prior to our arrival. She answered my questions promptly and with even more information than I would have known to ask. For example, they have very fat prongs on their electrical plugs not included on most travel adapters so she offered to let us borrow some plug adapters while staying there. Once we arrived her cordiality, attention and helpfulness went above and beyond. The accommodation was clean and spacious, breakfast was plentiful and delicious and the location within safe walking distance of a shopping mall that had multiple restaurants, shops and ATM's (very helpful when you don't have a car). The manor house has a thatched roof of the Dutch cape style and was very picturesque. A small park across the street lends quiet and tranquility to the neighborhood. There is internet access and laundry service available. We easily made multiple day trips from this location to points all over the cape- the Western cape, a pelagic tour out of Simonstown, Cape of Good Hope, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Hottentots-Holland Mtns. A quick cab ride to downtown Cape Town will link you with a bus tour line that allows you to move about the entire city, including Table Mountain and close suburban beaches with an ability to hop on/ hop off throughout the day. We'd certainly go back and stay there again. Thanks, Bronwen

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Howard's End Manor
Address: 9 Glen Devon, Pinelands 7405, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Pinelands
Amenities:
Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Pinelands
Hotel Class:3,5 star — Howard's End Manor 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Home from Home Bed and breakfast.Conveniently situated between the Cape Town International airport and the city centre, in close proximity to all major Cape Town attractions, This beautiful Cape Dutch style guest house is situated in a tranquil setting overlooking a park in the heart of the centrally situated suburb of Pinelands. Fresh flowers, pool side loungers, feather duvets and premium coffee compliment the friendly, family style service and star quality facilities. ... more   less 
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