The 5-star Hout Bay Manor located in the picturesque fishing village of Hout Bay, is renowned as one of Cape Town’s most graceful landmarks and was reopened on 26 October 2007 after an extensive 18 month refurbishment. A listed historical building, built in 1871, it has been gracefully restored to its former elegance.
Francois talks about their trip to the Luxurious 5-Star Hout Bay Manor.
KC: How far is Hout Bay Manor from Cape Town?
Francois: Hout Bay Manor is located in ‘the Republic’ as the locals refer to this fishing village and about a 30 minute scenic drive from Cape Town and also very close to the world renowned Chapman’s Peak.
KC: What made you decide to stay at Hout Bay Manor?
Francois: Hout Bay Manor is one of those very special places that we stumbled upon three and a half years ago soon after we started Klein Collection – and the discovery of this boutique assisted us in refining our offering to our clients. I wanted to see if the standards are as high as it used to be…
KC: What was your first impression of Hout Bay Manor on arrival?
Francois: Old Cape Dutch charm, spacious surroundings with warm welcoming smiles.
KC: What was the service like?
Francois: Hout Bay Manor’s style is very personal and attentive – it’s as though you are visiting a wealthy friend’s home in Hout Bay: “Make yourself at home and please ask if you need anything – we are glad that you are with us.”
KC: Is it child friendly?
Francois: Yes, Hout Bay Manor is child friendly. Our two boys liked their private room which had a connecting door to our suite.
KC: What activities are offered at Hout Bay Manor?
Francois: Hout Bay Manor offers a wide range of services and activities to their guests – from a bespoke spa, incredible wine selection in the manor’s private cellar, one of Cape Town’s top restaurants (Pure) on site and a concierge service really ensures that all Hout Bay Manor guests’ unique interests and tastes are catered for.
KC: What was the food like?
Francois: Our dinner at PURE was very busy with the two boys, and although the food was great I could not help but be envious to see the couples around us enjoying a private dinner – while we were trying to convince James and Francois Jnr that vegetables are their friends…
Next time we will arrange a babysitter and be one of the couples having a romantic dinner.
KC: What was the highlight of your stay at Hout Bay Manor?
Francois: Interior design – from the hand painted walls, traditional art pieces and proud traditional Cape Dutch historical buildings, coupled with true 5 star boutique hospitality. Also to know that the standards that I expect from Hout Bay manor are still as high as they have always been.
KC: What should potential visitors take note of?
Francois: Take the time to visit the Hout Bay market on a Friday evening – really a memorable experience (awesome food and stalls with many different items to buy).
KC: For whom is Hout Bay Manor ideal (i.e. The type of client to whom you would sell this product)?
Francois: Travelers wanting to experience a 5 star boutique hotel service and setting – while being surrounded by traditional South African interior and architecture.
|Point out of 5|
|Attention to detail||5|
|Value for money||5|
Should Hout Bay Manor sound like music to your ears, contact Klein Collection at email@example.com to book your stay.