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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   59 Beacon Way, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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Ranked #37 of 73 Plettenberg Bay B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014
Carla H London, England, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This place has beautifully decorated rooms and great bathrooms but for far less money than places of an equivalent standard. The hosts are friendly and helpful and kindly tackled our very dirty clothes washing too! There is the option to have breakfast or not for a cheaper price - great for us as we had spent rather too many mornings... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

The best B&B we stayed at in South Africa! Clean, lovely owner, nice view, amazing room! Definitely price worthy, and I would pay double the price. Lyell was very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was good with a great view out to the ocean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We are a family of 5 (3 boys 17, 21, 23) We used Lyell's as our base for about 5 days over Dec. We were extremely satisfied - rooms are very clean and comfortable, Managers are super friendly and eager to help with anything you need. Breakfasts every day were fantastic. Rates were very good value and position is excellent.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights and the place itself was gorgeous. Tastefully decorated and the owners were super friendly. We came from the UK and we did struggle with the heat. There is no aircon so at night it was a little uncomfortable. But hey, maybe we're just getting soft! Another complaint is that the property next door had... More

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

We only stayed at Lyall's for one night, but will definitely go there again. The owner was extremely friendly and we had a very warm welcome. The place is of very high standard and everything was very clean and crispy!

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

I was going to stay in Knysna but the places I wanted to stay at were already fully booked, even though it was out of season, so I decided to drive on to Plettenberg Bay and see what it had to offer. Although the town is not as interesting as Knysna, it does have a lovely scenic bay and at... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2010

We stayed at Lyell's for two nights and generally have no complaints - but for how noise travels through the house. The rooms are beautiful, exceptionally clean and well appointed. The only problem we encountered was how noise travels in the building. Three of the four rooms are on the same floor, and two of them share bathrooms. Due to... More

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tchap, Manager at Lyell's B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and comments regarding the noise. The persons in question came to the Guest House at 09H00am in the morning and asked us if they could occupy the room earlier as they were very tired after traveling a far distance by car. This we agreed to despite telling them when making the booking that occupation was... More

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Address: 59 Beacon Way, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Lyell's B&B 4*
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You'd have to restrain yourself not to pay a follow-up visit. Chandeliers, gilt and crisp finishes are but a few elements to evoke this wonderful sense of grandeur and calm. Lyell's B&B is pristinely nestled in the heart of Formosa Bay overlooking the lagoon and ocean with a 180 degree sea view. ... more   less 
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