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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Phoned Pontac Manor to inquire about availability for 3 double rooms for 3 nights. No small booking. After the a long wait before the phone was answered someone answered without greeting, just said HI, she implied twice that I was someone who I am not and then realized that I wanted to make a booking. Screaming as they walked looking... More 

1 Thank HDK1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's perfectly located, the rooms and bathrooms are wonderfully big and the bed was very comfortable. We were sad to only be there for one night as we would have loved to have spent time in the garden or on the patio.

Thank Sarah W
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very large room. Lovely, in an old colonial style. Some of it in need of an upgrade. Pleasant people. Woken very early by something running across the roof, which could only have been a baboon! (Better than being woken by other guests!) Breakfast decidedly average.

Thank Dianne W
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel has a lot of atmosphere and history. Unfortunately that is where it ends. The hotel is in need of a serious revamp. I stayed in the "stables" part of the hotel and the mould smell in the room is unacceptable. Food was good and service was friendly. The main feature of a hotel is the quality of the... More 

Thank TravelH007

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Nice hotel with colonial style close to the main street in Paarl and a amazing restaurant detached to the hotel, good breakfast and big and comfortable rooms. They have to invest in the maintance of rooms and pool to be excelent and improve the Wi-Fi connection.

Thank jesus a
Cape St Francis
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016

First there was no record of our booking via bookings.com, staff said this was because we made the booking online on our day of arrival and bookings.com only shows the following day. 2 No towels in the rooms (we booked 2 rooms), and when they were delivered, they were rather worn. 3 No milk at the tea/coffee station - either... More 

Thank barrys207
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Two safe boxes in room - one not attached to anything the other would not close! To be fair after complaints they installed a third safe next day. Many others in my party also could not close safe as housekeeper had all the keys and was not due back for 48 hours?? There is wifi in the main building but... More 

Thank michael s
Auxerre, France
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Reviewed 26 November 2015

Pretty on the outside... only ! Very over priced. Got a family room for 4 with only 3 beds. No hot water for every body in the shower. Broken lamps. And the breakfast !!!! Stale croissants and scones. No home made jam (like advertised !) No varieties of fresh breads ( like advertised !) No "fresh" fruits, just old ones.... More 

Thank karolpi
Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

We flew from LA to Heathrow to Cape Town and arrived with just enough energy to rent a car and drive to Paarl. We had reserved a room at the Pontac Hotel on the recommendation of local friends and were glad we did. It is located several blocks above Main St. in a quiet area and is a perfect place... More 

Thank JaneCat
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

Setting is of the best. Rooms are fair. Service is shocking and the attitude of the staff is a disgrace to the industry. The food is of a low standard. The Cattle Baron next door is warm and inviting. A stark contrast to their neighbors

1 Thank Seeduiwel

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury accommodation in the Cape Winelands! Visit Pontac Manor Hotel & Restaurant - award-winning 4-star Victorian boutique hotel in the historic town of Paarl. Luxury, comfort and style. Personal service. Historic setting.Your home in the Cape Winelands! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pontac Manor Hotel

Address: 16 Zion Street, Paarl 7646, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Paarl
Price Range: $146 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pontac Manor Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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#6 Luxury Hotel in Paarl
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“Choose different hotel if you can - if not stay in main building”
 of 5 bubbles G9920FNmichaels, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Just go somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles karolpi, 25 Nov 2015 | Read review
“If you need WIFI - Stay in the Main hotel - weak or nothing in the rooms on the outside,”
 of 5 bubbles JohnP221, 13 Jun 2015 | Read review
“ask for a room with a shower.”
 of 5 bubbles 242Jan, 27 May 2015 | Read review
“Outside rooms by the pool are larger and nice for longer stays.”
 of 5 bubbles MJPAARL, 12 May 2015 | Read review
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