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Reviews of Celtic Manor Guest House & Wellness Spa 4 stars

22 Suikerbossie Drive, 7140 Gordonʼs Bay, South Africa

#7 of 21 B&Bs and Inns in Gordonʼs Bay

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Based on 60 hotel reviews

9.1

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    9.5

  • Comfort

    9.1

  • Location

    9.2

  • Facilities

    9

  • Staff

    9.5

  • Value for money

    8.4

  • Free WiFi

    8.1

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  • Reviewed: 22 May 2018

    5.8
    Breakfast was great
    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Luxury Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The room was extremely small for daily rate of R1 600. The first night we experienced problems with the TV, as it is ancient and we had no sound. Could also not find Sport channels we were looking for.

    Breakfast was great

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 27 February 2018

    10
    Relaxing break in a lovely hotel with a welcoming and helpful host
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Honeymoon Suite
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The plane was delayed and we contacted Michele who agreed without hesitation that we could book in late and she gave us a very warm welcome when we arrived. We stayed in the honeymoon suite which is a large room - well furnished and has a very comfortable king size bed with high quality linen. There are two bathrooms one of which overlooks the bay so you can look at it while you are brushing your teeth! There are large windows in the bedroom and a balcony both with fantastic views of the bay including the other side of False Bay and Table Mountain on clear days. The breakfast room and pool all have the same views. Breakfast was a wide selection of cooked breakfast, pastries, meats, cheeses, cereals and yogurts. Michele was an excellent host giving tips on where to visit and to eat. One of our party was unwell and Michele recommended a local hospital and phoned ahead for us to check they were open. We would definitely recommend Celtic Manor and would love to return.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 January 2018

    9.2
    The staff were very friendly and helpful, the breakfast...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Suite
    • Stayed 10 nights

    A bit of road noise from the road below. A personal preference would be to have curtains (not just blinds) to block out more light at night.

    The staff were very friendly and helpful, the breakfast excellent, and the view was magnificent.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 November 2017

    9.2
    A true feast for the eyes and the soul
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Honeymoon Suite
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The views from the property and most areas from within the room were truly breathtaking. The attention to detail in the decor; the size of the suite; the ample breakfast and the general hospitality were all top notch.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 October 2017

    10
    It was awesome and peaceful
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Grand Suite
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing. We enjoyed everything. Especially the spa

    The staff were very good. They helped us to find places to eat, travel, whatever we wanted. Friendly, clean, helpful. Beautiful views from our room as well as from breakfast table.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 June 2017

    10
    Excellent
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Luxury Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The hospitality was awesome. Beautiful views of the Gordon's Bay harbour, Harbour Island and Somerset West. The breakfast was hearty, the staff were professional and helpful. The spa facilities are out of this world!

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 April 2017

    10
    happy days in Gordon's Bay
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Luxury Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    ... that I could not stay for longer

    Great breakfast, comfortable matrasses, wonderful view over ocean and mountain, excellent restaurant tips from Michéle, who runs the show

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 March 2017

    9.2
    The food was good.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Luxury Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The selection of TV channels.eg Sky or CNN could be added.

    The food was good. The personell were all very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Michele and Mariechen went out of their way to make us at home. The view is fantastic.

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 March 2017

    6.7
    Great breakfast and room was lovely.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Luxury Suite
    • Stayed 2 nights

    There was no restarant or bar for socialising at the hotel with the friends we were with. It would really benefit from a restaurant especially as the choice of places in Gordons Bay is poor. I was charged a 10% booking fee by the hotel because I booked via Booking.com and was not happy about this and I have never been charged a fee using this website so this was a surprise and I don't agree this should have been charged.

    Great breakfast and room was lovely.

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 February 2017

    10
    Best 3 day breakaway ever!
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Luxury Family Suite
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Nothing

    We loved absolutely everything about this very special place. Friendly, helpful, caring staff, very good breakfast, spectacular view, very comfortable bed and room.

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 January 2017

    10
    Revitalise yourself
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Luxury Family Suite
    • Stayed 9 nights

    Proficient service invigorating and superlatively clean. Celtic manor was superlatively clean and fresh. It has wonderful views and probably offers the best view of Gordon’s Bay. All of the rooms are sea facing so I assume they have the same view we had. All of the facilities were in excellent working order. The location was great and most activities were accessed by a short drive. The drive to Cape Town and the Waterfront was longer but not excessive. The staff members were all proficient and terrifically friendly. The breakfasts were all freshly prepared and we were spoilt for choice. The owner was outstanding and ensured that we were totally pampered and comfortable. She also went out of her way to book and recommend restaurants, boat cruises and other activities. The spa treatments were professional and both invigorating and relaxing. Wow, what more could a person ask for.

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 20 December 2016

    9.2
    Wonderful stay in Gordon's Bay
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Suite
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Would have loved a balcony--only place to relax outside was poolside which was too hot!

    Lovely place to stay--Fantastic views and very friendly and helpful staff.

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 15 December 2016

    10
    A Must To Stay At
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Luxury Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Gorgeous setting with the most amazing view of the bay!! Loved every minute of our stay and particularly enjoyed the spa! The breakfasts were lovely and the owner has a great knowledge of the bay and recommended lovely restaurants and activities!! Awesom place with friendly and lovely staff!

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 18 October 2016

    7.5
    average
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Luxury Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Not all listed services were available, uncomfortable bad, breakfast can only be evaluated as average. Overall, can be recommended for perfect view, but price and quality ratio is not good.

    Nice view, friendly personnel.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 19 February 2018

    9.6
    It was a beautiful breakaway for hubby and i and we will certainly do it again
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Luxury Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The tv in the room really poor quality with really poos sound. They should remove it altogehter

    Loved the quietness and the food was stunning

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 18 January 2018

    7.5
    Nice!!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Luxury Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breakfast.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 January 2018

    10
    The accommodation is wonderful and the host and her family...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Grand Suite
    • Stayed 7 nights

    The breakfasts were satisfactory. Could have had a bit more variety.

    The accommodation is wonderful and the host and her family are stunning people.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 October 2017

    9.6
    Fantastic, will definitely go back.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Luxury Suite
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Door didn't lock properly, but I wasn't too bothered.

    Views are breath-taking. The spa is intimate. Overall great service.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 October 2017

    10
    Everything was just, PERFECT
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Luxury Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Everything was just, PERFECT

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 September 2017

    10
    The location of the property was perfect with amazing ocean...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Luxury Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The location of the property was perfect with amazing ocean and mountain views.The spa was awesome and the staff super friendly and helpful.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2017

    9.6
    Friendly staff, very comfortable bed, incredible view,...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Luxury Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Old TV with limited channels

    Friendly staff, very comfortable bed, incredible view, facilities

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 May 2017

    10
    Welcome to home in paradise
    • Solo traveller
    • Luxury Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Very warm welcome from the host, the view is spectacular, very nice rooms. It just feels like being at home!

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 December 2016

    9.6
    5* Spa and Accomodation - Spa treatments and View of Gordons Bay
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Honeymoon Suite
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Great views of Gordon's Bay! Fantastic Spa treatments - great services!

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 19 December 2016

    10
    Amazing views
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Luxury Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Amazing views

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 17 December 2016

    10
    What a great guesthouse
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Grand Suite
    • Stayed 8 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    It was a bit windy at night

    Perfect location for us 5* accommodation and wonderful views

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 28 October 2016

    10
    Relaxed and peaceful get away.
    • Couple
    • Honeymoon Suite
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Wi-fi was not working.

    Excellent breakfast.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 10 October 2016

    10
    Luxurious and amazing
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Grand Suite
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Michele and her team were amazing, everything was great, from when we got there till when we left.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 7 October 2016

    7.1
    Beautiful apartment with a delicious breakfast.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Luxury Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The road underneath the Guest House was noisy.

    The breakfast was delicious.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 5 October 2016

    10
    A place to find peace
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Luxury Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    ?

    The view

    Stayed in September 2016

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  • Reviewed: 5 April 2016

    10
    Fantastic view, big, excellent furnished room and great...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Fantastic view, big, excellent furnished room and great people; the owner, her daughter and the staff made my stay just perfect! Looking forward to coming back!

  • Reviewed: 5 April 2016

    9.6
    The guest house ticket all the boxes we require.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The hot water in the shower was not always hot in the morning.

    The guest house ticket all the boxes we require. As above ratings. Staff very friendly and attentive

  • Reviewed: 29 March 2016

    7.1
    Amazing view, very good breakfast
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    We had enough hot water only for one person, second person was taking a cold shower:(. The last day we didnt have any water at all due to maintenance and nobody informed us before, so we moved out without brushing teeth even. And without any compensation. For 4 stars we shouldnt have this problems.

    Amazing view, very good breakfast

  • Reviewed: 6 March 2016

    10
    Beautiful guest house with gorgeous views.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Beautiful guest house with gorgeous views. The staff are helpful and friendly. Found it very clean and the bed big and comfortable. Would recommend and would consider staying again if I was back in the area.

  • Reviewed: 22 February 2016

    10
    A lovely welcome, a gorgeous boutique hotel We had a huge...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Sadly the boiler packed up and so no hot water on Saturday night/Sunday morning - no showers, cold hair wash. But could happen anywhere. Promptly sorted, Michelle found a plumber to come Sunday morning (after we'd gone)

    A lovely welcome, a gorgeous boutique hotel We had a huge and wonderful suite with Two bathrooms - and the view over the Gordons Bay and Marina is Spectacular! (The view also seen from our balcony - we had morning tea sitting watching the sunrise, the boats - and bathroom number one). Morning whistles and commands floated up from the Naval establishment in the harbour. Plus lovely sparkling pool, blissful after hot day, and spa facilities that we sadly didn't have time for. Delicious breakfasts served in spacious area overlooking that same view. I was very sad to leave

  • Reviewed: 18 January 2016

    9.2
    A gorgeous complex of rooms with stunning views of Gordons...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    If you don't drive then the walk back up the hill from Gordon's Bay is a little tough,especially after a meal!

    A gorgeous complex of rooms with stunning views of Gordons Bay and Cape Point out on the horizon. The staff were welcoming and the gardens were lovely to relax in.

  • Reviewed: 17 January 2016

    9.6
    Everything.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Noise from the road below the property was noticeable but would not stop us returning there. A coffee table and some rugs in our room would have added to the ambience and comfort.

    Everything. Great hospitality, lovely views. Nothing was too much trouble and the staff were friendly and helpful. Loved the access to spa treatments at sensible prices

  • Reviewed: 12 October 2015

    5.0
    Friendly staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Friendly staff. We were in a newly decorated room with an excellent view, however the shower leaked through to the bath and was not retiled correctly as the drain did not have a grid. The verandah chairs were uncomfortable and do not suit such a view. The TV coujd not be watched except from the bed as the couch could not be moved. All this and more were discussed with the manageress and we moved out with the promise that a Michelle, the owner will contact us. Nothing was done. This is not a luxury suite but onle a big room.

  • Reviewed: 19 March 2015

    10
    The owner made us feel at home and were wonderful.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    the only drawback is the proximity of the road - but one can't help that...

    The owner made us feel at home and were wonderful. The view over Gordon's bay is unreal.

  • Reviewed: 8 February 2015

    10
    the spa was magnificent and the view from my room absolutely...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    the spa was magnificent and the view from my room absolutely breathtaking. Will definately be back. Very quiet and peaceful. Close to great beaches. Staff friendly and helpful.

  • Reviewed: 27 January 2015

    10
    Very friendly and service minded host Michelle and her...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Some adjustments/improvements on the Wi-Fi could be done and the neighboring dogs can be sometimes loud, but the hosts are aware of that and after all it is not their fault.

    Very friendly and service minded host Michelle and her family. Very clean and though we didn't' use the spa facilities, we could see that they were on the top, very relaxing and welcoming.

  • Reviewed: 8 January 2015

    10
    Really lovely guesthouse, with stunning views of false bay...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Nothing!

    Really lovely guesthouse, with stunning views of false bay and back to the mountains. Michelle, her daughter Maxine, her parents and Bonita the manageress could not have been more helpful or kind. We had a wonderful 5 days here over Christmas. Highly recommend!

  • Reviewed: 3 January 2015

    3.3
    the wheather of south africa
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    the lack of help of the people in the guest house in order to help me for basic needs and the very rude and aggresive attitude of the manager. they didn't allow me to leave the luggage at the reception after my check out

    the wheather of south africa

  • Reviewed: 7 April 2016

    9.6
    Wonderfully helpful staff and owner - couldn't do enough...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Wonderfully helpful staff and owner - couldn't do enough for us. Well equipped rooms amazing views very good spa

  • Reviewed: 22 March 2016

    9.6
    The peaceful and beautiful surroundings
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    The peaceful and beautiful surroundings

  • Reviewed: 23 February 2016

    9.2
    Amazing views, bright room with balcony overlooking the sea...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The air conditioning was not working properly.

    Amazing views, bright room with balcony overlooking the sea and great sunsets.

  • Reviewed: 24 November 2015

    10
    Michele and Bonita
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    everything was perfect

    Michele and Bonita brilliant

  • Reviewed: 9 November 2015

    10
    The view was wonderfull but the staff's friendlyness...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    To leave

    The view was wonderfull but the staff's friendlyness topped everything

  • Reviewed: 5 October 2015

    10
    Stunning views , friendly staff, perfect location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing

    Stunning views , friendly staff, perfect location

  • Reviewed: 13 April 2015

    9.6
    the rooms were clean and felt like new
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    the rooms were clean and felt like new the spa was a perfect experience great location

  • Reviewed: 11 April 2015

    10
    Beautiful views, great hosts
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Leaving

    Beautiful views, great hosts

  • Reviewed: 8 April 2015

    10
    Very Clean
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Very Clean Modern Awesome views from the room and breakfast area Friendly Would highly recommend

  • Reviewed: 25 January 2015

    10
    The view was to die for - a real feast for the eyes and the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Absolutely nothing.

    The view was to die for - a real feast for the eyes and the breakfast was another great feast!

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