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Manor on the Bay Guesthouse and Conference Centre - Gordon's Bay

   By Hanél on Saturday, September 06, 2003 - 09:04 am: Edit Post

Manor on the Bay Guest House was built in 1862 and used as a summer residence by the famous Beit-family from Ireland. Today, it offers accommodation with a unique character, lovely ambiance and friendly hosts who are there to ensure you have a most comfortable stay. Manor on the Bay is a restful place that will have you experience this world differently and bring you closer to nature.

The owners, Schalk and Hanel van Reenen invite you to come and experience South African hospitality and enjoy their beautiful manor with its Oregon floors, high ceilings, magnificent unsurpassed mountain and sea-views and its prime situation overlooking the white sandy beaches of Gordon’s Bay.

There are six spacious and uniquely decorated bedrooms with en suite shower/or baths to choose from. All rooms have modern conveniences such as safes, computer links, hairdryers, mini-bars television with M-Net and Satellite connection, air-conditioning and some have fireplaces. Extra luxuries include toiletries, pure cotton linen, gowns, pool towels and laundry services.

Breakfast is served at the swimming pool or in the dining room. A snack menu is available throughout the day, while quality restaurants are within walking distance. Manor on the Bay offers traditional braais and potjiekos and a rich array of South African cuisine from bobotie, to waterblommetjie-bredie and sweet koeksisters on request.


   By Hanél van Reenen on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 08:39 am: Edit Post

Herewith a newsletter from Manor on the Bay to inform you of the exciting changes that’s happening at this beautiful 1862 Manor house on the tranquil beach of Gordon’s Bay.

Due to our growing occupancy rate and demand for more rooms we’ve decided to do it! After careful planning with a top architectural company of Stellenbosch we signed the builder’s contract and the team has been on site for the last 2 weeks.

What’s happening?
Manor on the Bay is extending the guesthouse from a 6 bedroom to a 12 luxury en-suite bedroom guesthouse including a massage room. 4 Of the new rooms will have self catering facilities and 2 will be 100% wheel chair friendly. 2 Of the rooms will have an interleading door to accommodate families as well. We’re also adding an extra breakfast area on the patio in the form of a glass conservatory – breakfast will now be served with the most amazing view over False Bay and the Cape Mountains. This area will also have a build in braai area to entertain our guests with traditional South African braai’s – can’t visit SA and not braai!
All the changes are being made to compliment the architecture and rich history of this beautiful and precious Manor house. As usual, attention to detail and quality takes high priority at Manor on the Bay

With the extra breakfast area we’ll use the existing breakfast area for conferences. This area can seat 20 delegates, boardroom style. With the big parking area on the grounds, this area is ideal for companies to break away from the city – only 40 minutes drive from centre Cape Town. We’ve always hosted conferences but recently experienced a growing demand for conference venues outside of the city. We entertain delegates to a variety of lunch menus to choose from. With my passion for and experience in cooking, I really take pride in this area of hospitality.

The Manor will be closed for business until 5 October 2005. We’ll re-open with a few open days and will officially invite the tour operators and conference- and function coordinators in the Cape Town area.

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