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Reviews of Gable Manor

4 Malherbe Street, 7690 Franschhoek, South Africa

#42 of 49 B&Bs and Inns in Franschhoek

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Based on 61 hotel reviews

8.6

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    9.1

  • Comfort

    8.7

  • Location

    8.4

  • Facilities

    8.4

  • Staff

    9.2

  • Value for money

    7.6

  • Free WiFi

    7.3

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  • Reviewed: 27 February 2018

    9.6
    Not really within walking distance of the centre of town but with a car no problem
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Entirely our fault as we rushed in and out but therefore no one told us that there was a lovely sitting room with everything one could want just by the pool area. A fridge, magazines and more but we never knew it was there until we left!

    Delightful B&B. Staff very friendly and helpful. Very adequate breakfast. Car park small but managed 6 cars OK. Our room with sitting room was great.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 6 February 2018

    9.2
    Beautiful guest house with great service e
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Beautiful guest house. We loved outer stay. Marcha was an amazing host. Nothing was too much trouble. She arranged great restaurants and was very helpful throughout our stay

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 February 2018

    10
    Vwry enjoyable- thank you
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe King Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very difficult to get car out of garage on leaving as owner of that car had gone away for the day It was a very very close one, this could have ruined our day.

    Central position, secure quiet property Excellent breakfast , very helpful efficient manager

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 27 January 2018

    8.8
    Lovely stay, comfortable accommodation, nice pool.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe King Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Lovely stay at Gable Manor, nice room at top of the building, very clean and comfortable. Matcha made us very welcome and was very helpful in recommending/booking restaurants for us. The pool area is small but well kept and has sunny/shady spots and is a welcome cool down after a day’s wine tasting. Good breakfast. Would recommend this B&B.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 27 January 2018

    8.8
    It was the perfect place in terms of affordability and luxury.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Grand Suite
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Limited selection at breakfast, especially in the tea department. The aircon in our lounge didn't work properly.

    Management went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. We needed to get some washing done, and even though they don't provide a laundry service, we were able to get a full load into one of their washing machines, which really helped us out.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 16 January 2018

    6.7
    Location and breakfast were great.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Very expensive for what we received. No real toiletries. Pretty stuffy smell in the room (although decently comfy bed). No proper minibar either. In comparison to other BnBs in the area this is by far a max of 7/10.

    Location and breakfast were great. The host was also very friendly.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 9 January 2018

    10
    Lovely large bed, clean facilities, very helpful staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Should have spent longer there

    Lovely large bed, clean facilities, very helpful staff. Super breakfast. Great recommendations, and trip co-ordinators, thank you.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 November 2017

    7.1
    Choose a room upstairs!
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Deluxe Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    My room was a bit dark and cold and unfortunately the room was badly insulated. Whenever the guest upstairs went to the toilet, it was very audible in my room. The was no WIFI connection in the room.

    I stayed in Room 1 downstairs. It is a Deluxe Room and the size is great and it is very tastefully furnished. The bathroom is also lovely and well appointed. There is a spacious lounge for the guests to use. The centre of Franschhoek is only a short walk away through a lovely neighbourhood.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 May 2017

    9.6
    We would happily go back here!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe King Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Gable Manor is a 10/15 minute walk from the centre of Franschhoek. We had no problem with this but it may not suit everyone, especially in very hot weather.

    The guest house manager Dino could not have been more helpful. He booked restaurants for two of the three nights of our stay with us, and assisted in getting our Wine Tram tour set up in advance which saved a lot of time. We enjoyed a small suite, with a TV lounge area along with bedroom and bathroom. The breakfast annex was spotless, and we had a choice of continental buffet and/or hot breakfast (full English, pancakes, whatever we wished). The pool is small, but nonetheless very refreshing on a hot day after a day's tour, and the garden area around the pool adequately shaded for those very warm days. The guest house is within walking distance of two of Franschhoek's finest restaurants, Roca and Reuben's, which proved to be the dining highlights of our stay. His household staff is very friendly, and there is a night watchman on site from earlly evening to 7am, so the place is very secure.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 January 2017

    8.8
    Wonderful little guest-house.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe King Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    There was no Wi-fi in out room, and the bathroom was a bit small compared to the rest of our room.

    Wonderful little guest-house. Nice facilities and amenities and a fine location within walking distance from city centre and close to some wineries. The star of the show was Dino, the manager! Best service I have ever had. He was very helpful with bookings and knew everything there is to know about the place!

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 January 2017

    9.2
    Best B&B we have stayed in.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Very warm welcome by Dino, the manager, who showed us all the facilities. Insisted on booking restaurants for us ( necessary in the high season ) . Secure parking behind electric gates. For a B&B this was better than many 4* hotels and I would not hesitate to return and recommend it to friends.

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 January 2017

    9.2
    Room with a view
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Grand Suite
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    A small fridge in the room would be a good addition.

    We had a lovely room with the balcony overlooking the Franschhoek hills and valley. Perfect for sitting with a glass of wine. Pool area nice and shaded when needed. The breakfast was superb.

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 December 2016

    9.2
    Beauty and serenity at its best!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe King Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    A lovely hotel in a quiet and beautiful setting, close to the city centre.The room was extra comfortable and very clean. Breakfast was simple but delicious (the best scrambled eggs I have ever had!). The host is fantastic!

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 16 November 2016

    9.2
    Elegant Comfort
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Dino booked our restaurant reservations in advance and they were perfect! He also phoned to help us book another accommodation. Thelma was graciously welcoming when we arrived!

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 1 March 2018

    10
    A few croissants or pastries for breakfast would be a good...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe King Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    A few croissants or pastries for breakfast would be a good idea for those guests who don't want a cooked breakfast.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 17 February 2018

    5.4
    Will not stay there again
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Deluxe King Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Breakfast at 8am. Toilet leaking excessive

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 December 2017

    8.8
    Bakcony and views.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bakcony and views. Organized restaurants and trips for us.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 November 2017

    9.6
    Short but very sweet
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Deluxe Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No sausages

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 October 2017

    10
    Comfortable, friendly and relaxing
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Grand Suite
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Dino was so helpful with restaurant bookings etc

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 September 2017

    8.3
    Breakfast was great.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe King Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    A mini/bar fridge in the room would have been very useful.

    Breakfast was great. Staff were friendly and very helpful.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 March 2017

    9.2
    Recommend
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe King Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Want wifi in my room

    Location, room, staff

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 February 2017

    8.3
    Friendly comfortable place
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe King Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Wifi only available in public lounge and swimming pool very tiny

    Large comfortable room. Friendly service. Cooked to order breakfast

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 January 2017

    10
    Perfect
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Grand Suite
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Peaceful

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 11 January 2017

    8.3
    Lovely Guest House with Great Service
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe King Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    There could be a fridge in the room.

    Great service.

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 December 2016

    7.5
    Cute and Comfortable
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe King Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Great little cottage with home comforts

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 6 November 2016

    10
    Very nice place with such friendly staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very nice place with such friendly staff. Provided Best Tips for Restaurants and things to Do...

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 15 September 2016

    9.2
    Lovely guest house
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Grand Suite
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Dino- very helpful, excellent recommendation for dinner, couldn't do enough for us.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 16 April 2016

    9.2
    Manager Dino could not have been more friendly and helpful,...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Breakfast buffet could have better selection, but hot dishes well prepared.

    Manager Dino could not have been more friendly and helpful, a real star. Rest of staff very good. Quiet location and lovely room. Secluded small pool with plenty of shade. Secure parking.

  • Reviewed: 30 March 2016

    9.6
    Dino the manager went out of his way to ensure anything we...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Dino the manager went out of his way to ensure anything we needed was attended to. A gentleman who made sure our stay was excellent. Nothing was a trouble from booking restaurants to helping with wine tours..advice etc...an asset to the Guest House.

  • Reviewed: 29 March 2016

    9.2
    Excellent breakfast
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Poor internet in our bedroom but wifi available in main/common areas

    Excellent breakfast Dino was extremely helpful even before we arrived and made our stay extra special

  • Reviewed: 27 March 2016

    9.6
    Wonderful accomodation.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    The bed was too hard. Too few working the breakfast.

    Wonderful accomodation. A suite with private balcony. Dino and his staff were most accomodating. Good breakfast, if somewhat slow in preparation and serving, 25 min for scrambled eggs. We are not talking about a sufflé!!

  • Reviewed: 15 March 2016

    9.2
    The guest house itself is fab!
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    The guest house itself is fab! The staff are great in particular Dinosaur (the manager) is so helpful and friendly! From booking restaurants or taxis to a friendly face throughout your stay!

  • Reviewed: 11 March 2016

    9.6
    The manager went out of his way to make sure we enjoyed our...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Needing a key to exit exterior doors. My husband went out to sit by the pool one night, taking the door key and so I was locked inside and had to rap on the window for him to come and open the door.

    The manager went out of his way to make sure we enjoyed our stay in the locality with almost too many suggestions until we got the hang of being looked after. (We are possibly unusually independent). The pool is lovely as is the breakfast area. Off street parking.

  • Reviewed: 7 March 2016

    9.6
    Room very spacious and beautiful garden and pool area.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing

    Room very spacious and beautiful garden and pool area. Perfect for relaxing in after a days wine tasting. Breakfast was freshly cooked and delicious. Dino our host couldn't do more to help - booked us into restaurants, organised transport and tours. Only wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Reviewed: 24 February 2016

    9.6
    Our room was quiet and cool and comfortable.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The walk back up the hill from the main road takes about ten minutes and was hard work in high temperatures but we enjoy keeping fit and it was fine at cooler times of day. We tended to use the car at night to go to restaurants .

    Our room was quiet and cool and comfortable. We were on the ground floor and near to the pool which was lovely to cool off in as the temperature was very high in January whilst we were in Franschoek. Breakfast was good and the staff were all helpful.

  • Reviewed: 23 February 2016

    10
    The service from the manager Dino before and during my stay...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    I pointed out the wifi signal was very weak in my room which they intend to sort out extending its range.

    The service from the manager Dino before and during my stay was exceptional. He emailed lots of information and recommendations about places to go to visit, eat, wine tasting etc. He booked restaurants in advance for me off his own back knowing that they would be full on arrival and no chance of getting a table on the night. All great choices and much appreciated. My newly decorated room by the pool was spacious & very comfortable. Great breakfast. Nothing too much trouble. Particularly loved Le Terroir, Dieu Donne & Le Petit Ferme restaurants/wine tasting. Gable Manor was a 10 min walk into Franschhoek and wasn't hassled by beggars as in many areas. Would recommend and return.

  • Reviewed: 21 February 2016

    7.1
    Owner was VERY helpful in guidance of area and suggestions...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Relatively 'small 'rooms and property as well .

    Owner was VERY helpful in guidance of area and suggestions proved right . Breakfast was great .

  • Reviewed: 19 February 2016

    10
    A great little B&B with excellent rooms, excellent staff...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    A great little B&B with excellent rooms, excellent staff and well located to get about. Dino was the font of all knowledge and booked us restaurants for every meal.

  • Reviewed: 12 February 2016

    10
    Great welcome from Dino & Thelma.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Great welcome from Dino & Thelma. Lovely room, comfortable bed and good breakfast. Nice quiet location with little touches on the decor that made it special.

  • Reviewed: 11 February 2016

    7.9
    Dino, the manager couldn't have been more helpful and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    We had cold showers in the mornings and our rooms weren't quite as good as we had expected.

    Dino, the manager couldn't have been more helpful and the breakfasts were excellent.

  • Reviewed: 10 November 2015

    10
    We loved this place and the staff are wonderful and so...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Not a thing!

    We loved this place and the staff are wonderful and so friendly. Dino was kind enough to book dinners at some great restaurants before we came to ensure we got a table, as well as a private wine tasting tour with a guide that we highly recommend. The room was also cosy, immaculate and with a huge balcony that overlooked the trees and mountains...such a lovely guesthouse!

  • Reviewed: 4 March 2015

    10
    We were welcomed so warmly and looked after so well we could...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    We were welcomed so warmly and looked after so well we could hardly bear to leave! We managed to extend our stay for a few extra days but even that wasn't enough - can't wait to go back next year. Dino, the Manager, and his staff just couldn't do enough for us. We would certainly recommend Gable Manor.

  • Reviewed: 4 March 2015

    9.6
    The staff were so friendly and accommodating.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Can't complain about anything

    The staff were so friendly and accommodating. In fact Dino was brilliant. He contacted us before our visit and arranged transfers, dinner bookings and a driver for the day to take my husband and I wine tasting. The accommodation is lovely as are the freshly cooked breakfasts in the bright and airy breakfast room. There's a small pool complete with an honesty bar.

  • Reviewed: 19 February 2015

    7.9
    Dino who managed our booking took the liberty to arrange for...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    The small but nice poolside is in shade late afternoon when you have time to spend there. Take down a few bushes and clear the area a bit.

    Dino who managed our booking took the liberty to arrange for dinner bookings for our family. Showed to be a success as all nice restaurants were completely full. Saved us so much frustration. He also arranged a wine tour with David that turned out to be a success.

  • Reviewed: 5 February 2015

    9.2
    The room was well appointed and comfortable.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The pool is too small to swim in especially as the cleaning equipment was left in.

    The room was well appointed and comfortable. The manager was helpful and had booked us into the best restaurants which was a really nice touch.

  • Reviewed: 4 January 2015

    9.6
    Dino the manager cannot do enough to help you get the most...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Not a thing.

    Dino the manager cannot do enough to help you get the most of your stay - he is amazing. Guesthouse is so peaceful, such a lovely escape. We'll be back!

  • Reviewed: 17 May 2016

    8.8
    The indemnity to be signed on arrival is threatening and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The indemnity to be signed on arrival is threatening and wording is illegal under consumer protection act

  • Reviewed: 11 April 2016

    8.8
    Very friendly and helpful staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Very friendly and helpful staff. Dino great at booking restaurants and saving you hassle. Good central location.

  • Reviewed: 4 April 2016

    8.3
    The help and assistance we were given by Dino was first...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing.

    The help and assistance we were given by Dino was first class.

  • Reviewed: 31 March 2016

    7.5
    Price
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    One lamp not working. Breakfast not that great. Twin beds not available but arranged 2 duvets which was ok

    Price

  • Reviewed: 1 March 2016

    6.3
    Nice big bedroom in the garden pool area.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The bathroom was very small and cramped

    Nice big bedroom in the garden pool area. The breakfast was frehly cooked to order.

  • Reviewed: 29 February 2016

    8.8
    Rooms large and clean
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The TV in room 2 downstairs old type Rusks stale ???

    Rooms large and clean

  • Reviewed: 16 February 2016

    8.8
    Very Kind an caring staff!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Fridge/Minibar was missing. Expect that in a Suite.

    Very Kind an caring staff! Booked restaurants in advance! Fabulous!

  • Reviewed: 24 November 2015

    9.6
    The extraordinary hospitality of the owner, the very...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing to complain

    The extraordinary hospitality of the owner, the very personal breakfast service.

  • Reviewed: 24 September 2015

    7.1
    The people serving breakfast
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The extra charges for double occupancy amounting to around 500 ZAR per night ( booking ambiguous)

    The people serving breakfast

  • Reviewed: 19 May 2015

    9.2
    Hot waer was inconsistent.
    • Couple

    Hot waer was inconsistent. TV not working

  • Reviewed: 24 March 2015

    7.9
    Dino, was quite helpful.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Dino, was quite helpful. Room was comfortable. Bfast was fabulous!!

  • Reviewed: 4 February 2015

    10
    Everything about Gable Manor.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Everything about Gable Manor.

  • Reviewed: 1 February 2015

    10
    Dino the manager
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Dino the manager Location Wine Tasting Pool

  • Reviewed: 8 January 2015

    10
    Great place to stay in Franschhoek.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Great place to stay in Franschhoek. Lovely room and very helpful owner. Highly recommended!

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