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Tsala Treetop Lodge

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   PO Box 454, Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Id heard lovely things about the famous treetop hotel near Plett, and for the price I rightfully expected top-end. Instead what I found was a throwback to the early 90s with dated accommodation, poor attention to detail, (indoor fireplace had ash and half burnt wood from prev guests, pool deck needs varnishing), boring breakfast and a shift manager who could... More

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HunterHotels1989, General Manager at Tsala Treetop Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ian Thank you for your valued feedback. We are disappointed to hear that you had a less than perfect stay with us. We sincerely apologise for this, especially since we pride ourselves in our service and attention to detail. Thank you once again for your comments. We do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back... More

Singapore, Singapore
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

What can I say.. 5 star experience definitely. When we first arrived, greeted warmly by security. Got to reception and found staff William already waiting to receive us. Got offered tea and cookies and recommendations on where to go, what to do. Brought to our rooms and William gave thorough details on the facilities, very helpful! At night, we had... More

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Hong Kong, China
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We spent 2 weeks touring Cape Town and the Garden Route for our honeymoon and Tsala Treetop Lodge was simply the best place we stayed in. It is probably three times the price you would pay for a decent B&B on the Garden Route but it was worth every penny. Any trip wouldn’t be complete without a stay here! It... More

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14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Tsala is one of the most beautiful, exotic and romantic places we've ever stayed. We particularly enjoyed having an outside shower (as well as one inside), the cold plunge, a fireplace and the downturn service that includes hot water bottles. The hotel restaurant, Zinzi, is excellent, and the hotel breakfast great.

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My friends and I hadn't intended to stay at Tsala but by a strange twist of fate our original accommodation booking fell through and we were literally stranded when we arrived at Plettenberg Bay in the evening with no place to stay. Imagine our serendipitous fortune to have dined at the wonderful restaurant The Fat Fish where the manager referred... More

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Tucson, AZ
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed in one of the villas for 4 nights in May 2014. The Tsala treetop location is an incredible property set on a cliff edge overlooking dense forest. The rooms have large windows overlooking the entire forest as well as outdoor showers. We did not see any monkeys during our stay but the forest is alive with the sound... More

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19 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Tsala was recommended to us by our travel agent because due to some confusion with dates our first choice wasn't available. But we were very pleased with Tsala. We were coming in from Mala Mala and therefore arrived pretty late (9:30pm) the day we checked in. But the manager on duty (Danielwas very welcoming and helpful. He said he had... More

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Upington, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

What a place of excellent outstanding service!!!! Allen, Julie and your team you are out of this world! Service of this quality you go far to get ----but we experience it and it was awesome! A friendly smile all time and helpful hands. Your place and service are more than 5 star!!!!!! Thank You once again!!!! O and your food... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Beautiful surroundings, rooms and bathrooms equipped with more than you could want. Staff are friendly and attentive enough. Even though it was raining we enjoyed our stay. Would have only asked for more fire wood. Will definitely visit again.

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Stock, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We were travelling from the Port Elizabeth area (Gorah Elephant Camp) to Stellenbosch and decided to stay in Plett as a stopover for a couple of nights. The reviews for this hotel were really good so we went with it. I am so glad that we did. The hotel is impressive from the moment you walk in. Craig, the manager,... More

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Address: PO Box 454, Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay > Harkerville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Tsala Treetop Lodge 5*
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Tsala Treetop Hotel Harkerville
Tsala Treetop Plettenberg Bay
Tsala Treetop Lodge South Africa/Harkerville

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Set amidst the treetops of an age-old indigenous forest, Tsala is a lavish celebration of the spirit of Africa. Irresistible to those who appreciate exclusivity, fine fare, romance and adventure. With beautiful private suites and villas, breathtaking views and forest seclusion, unique architectural design and excellent personal service, it is a fantastic get-away destination. ... more   less 
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