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Kurland Hotel

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Kurland Estate | The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
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Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Plettenberg Bay
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
George C Westlock Alberta
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Westlock Alberta
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

i have travelled to south Africa about 15 times over the past 15 years and stay at the kurland estates each year , i could not go this past year as i was having a heart operation but i can assure you i will be back to kurland next year for my usual 3 to 6 months depending on homeland... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Kurland was just great. We stayed here for 2 nights, my friend with her 2.5 year old toddler and me with my 2.5 year old toddler. We stayed in the interleading elegant rooms which were absolutely beautiful. This is a hotel where they totally understand kidsfriendly. Anything is possible or made possible and we felt completely at home. We enjoyed... More 

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Think Kurland must be unique. Five of us spent five nights here - two children and three adults. It is a little like stepping back in time - roses everywhere, log fires lit in your bedroom if cold at night, relaxed leisurely service, enormous bedrooms and bathrooms, very good food including a children's menu. A swimming pool for the children... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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284 reviews 284 reviews
108 hotel reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 4 nights here - also dining at the in house restaurant and Katarina's, see separate reviews. Positives; Delightful, spacious grounds of several thousand acres with villa-style semi-detached rooms with Cape Dutch gabled architecture scattered around the place. Doesn't appear to be very occupied but it can swallow lots of people with ease. Grounds - four full size Polo... More 

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Kurland, Owner at Kurland Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your detailed review of Kurland Hotel which highlights both some positive and negative aspects of your stay with us. Whilst it is great to hear what you did enjoy, it is also most useful to hear what areas need improvement so that we can get these right in future. I do hope you come back... More 

Cologne, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kurland was just amazing. We stayed for two nights with our three-year old daughter and would have loved to stay many nights more. When we arrived we felt like we were the only guests. But in fact they were almost fully booked. You just don't perceive it that way. The premises are so huge that you rarely see another guest.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We were married at Kurland nine years ago. I think we have been back every year since, sometimes more than once or twice a year. This is the first time I've reviewed Kurland, but I base this on nine years of visits. In my opinion, for our family at the moment, there is nowhere better than Kurland. We have two... More 

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Kurland, Owner at Kurland Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review of our Hotel. I really appreciate the time you have taken to write such a detailed and complimentary piece. Thanks also for pointing out some areas where we can improve. I will look at each of these items carefully and try and rectify them soonest. I look forward to having you all... More 

Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We stayed for three nights in August 2014 as a family of four in one of the Paddock houses. We (the parents) had the downstairs room, and our two kids stayed upstairs. Both rooms were quite large and had huge bathrooms, and we enjoyed coffee each morning delivered by room service. The kids room had books, toys and games for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We have recently just stayed at kurland . It was the happiest experience. Wonderful warm staff look after you in the prettiest most charming hotel ever. You feel like you staying in a wonderful friends country house, filled with fresh roses, and unparalleled surrounding beauty. The service, the food and everything is charming, unhurried, and like being in a home.... More 

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peter r, Manager at Kurland Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you, so much, Serena, for your great and kind review! We are so pleased you and the family enjoyed Kurland, and we look forward to seeing you again next year. All the Best for 2015. Best Wishes. Peter B. More 

South Africa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

In December we visited Kurland for the second time. Be warned: It is impossible to drive back into the real world, down the dappled, tree-lined avenue without contemplating your imminent return. Kurland is a charming exceptional 5 star country estate located an easy 16km outside the small, upmarket seaside playground of Plettenberg Bay. (Plettenberg Bay is located along the scenic,... More 

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peter r, Owner at Kurland Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you kind and generous review. I was born on the Kurland Estate and have lived here most of my life, so am particularly pleased to hear what your experience of Kurland has been, and that you and your family not only were able to relax, but also enjoyed your stay. I was also interested in... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I knew this place fifty years ago when it was a private home. It was magical then. The place has since been taken from merely (!) magical to as close to perfection as it is possible to consider. Huge rooms, beautifully furnished and really well decorated. Great art on the walls, huge fireplaces with piles of logs burning every evening,... More 

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