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Milkwood Manor on Sea

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Salmack Road, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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Ranked #15 of 73 Plettenberg Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
big_shay Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for three nights in August 2014. We had 2 ground floor rooms (rooms 2 and 4) overlooking the beach and lagoon. The rooms were clean and comfortable but did not include fridge/minibar. On our first night we ate in the adjoining restaurant and found the food to be excellent, but a bit limited in variety for our... More

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Uster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We could hardly believe it when we got there. Absolutely perfectly situated right by the beach in Plettenberg Bay. Wonderful rooms, excellent breakfast. Excellent restaurant belonging to the hotel. We could have stayed longer...

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Mumbai
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The name says it all. the hotel opens up right on the beach and is absolute bliss. We stayed there for 3 nights and enjoyed every minute of it. The rooms are large with a great bathroom. The bathtub is huge and was a big plus to us honeymooners ;) The rooms have a nice balcony overlooking the sea and... More

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Creston, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you for such a wonderful stay even though it was only one night. We were travelling the garden route and didn't know how many nights/days to stay, all I can say it was too short! The Kingklip we had at the attached restaurant was the best on the entire trip! What a treasure of a hotel and spot on... More

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Midrand, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a quick visit by default to Plettenberg Bay, stayed at Milkwood Manor. Rooms very spacious and the ball and claw bath bliss. A pleasure walking on our own beach and lagoon, the lagoon just outside our private garden, witnessing dolphins and whales. Supper was absolutely perfect and the best meal I've experienced in years, nothing to complain about from... More

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milkwoodmanorplett, Manager at Milkwood Manor on Sea, responded to this review

Hi again Vix T, We were so blessed to have you land on our doorstep, and we are truly happy that you enjoyed it here with us as much as we enjoyed having you. This golden beach will always be here for you to come and enjoy, and the restaurant with its waiters and chefs are standing ready for your... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Milkwood manor is somewhat pompous and I felt we were an inconvenience because we arrived after dark because we got lost and our GPS was hopeless. Our room was located at the top of a flight of stairs, outside, through a doorway and way too small for two people. We asked for a room on ground level as my friend... More

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Knysna, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Three of us recently stayed at Milkwood Manor, The location of this Prime Guesthouse couldn't be better! Certainly the best views of the bay and surrounds, and close to all amenities. The Rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated and the service was excellent. Breakfast was great! Will certainly stay here again!

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milkwoodmanorplett, Manager at Milkwood Manor on Sea, responded to this review

HI there iamthedre, Thank you for your review. We truly enjoyed having you stay with us and look forward to the next time that you visit. The golden beach is awaiting you footsteps, and we will have your beer waiting on ice for when you return to the Lemon Grass Restaurant. Remember, the whales are in the bay at the... More

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8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I stayed here with 2 friends and found Milkwood Manor on Sea to be a lovely place to stay for a few nights. Gorgeous position and views, central spot to take day trips from, owner was helpful and warm, rooms were clean and had lovely views, shower pressure not so great, breakfast included.

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milkwoodmanorplett, Manager at Milkwood Manor on Sea, responded to this review

Hi HaveAGreatHol, Thanks for taking the time to write a review of Milkwood Manor. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay as much as we loved having you here with us. Plettenberg Bay and surrounds have so much to offer the discerning traveler that upon your next visit wed be happy to recommend something new and exiting for you... More

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I stayed in April with my girlfriend at this guesthouse and we were somewhat underwhelmed.. Good things first... 1. Firstly the location of the guest house is great for the beach and it is quite spectacular... 2. They wash your car for you free of charge. 3. The owners of the guesthouse are lovely and very helpful. We only saw... More

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milkwoodmanorplett, Manager at Milkwood Manor on Sea, responded to this review

Dear Robert H Thank you kindly for your long review and we do sincerely apologise that you did not experience the best Milkwood Manor welcome possible. It is somewhat of an anomaly as our reception prides itself, as is usually positively commented, on its friendly efficiency. We will seriously look into the matter and ensure that improvements are made. Kindly... More

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Great location on beach . On the positive side ,the owner and staff were great and helpful ,sadly the place looks like its been done up on the cheap . No fridge or telephone in room and bathroom had mismatching tiles all over the place . Such a pity as its location is great !

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milkwoodmanorplett, Manager at Milkwood Manor on Sea, responded to this review

Dear Lester, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It's wonderful that you loved the location as much as we do. We do apologise that you didn't find our decorating to your liking. We will be making some improvements this winter with renovations planned, so perhaps upon your next return you will be pleasantly surprised at the... More

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Address: Salmack Road, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
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Hotel Class:4 star — Milkwood Manor on Sea 4*
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Location: The most enviable location on the Garden Route. At the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, jutting into the ocean - any closer and you would be in it! - as well as the estuary of a large lagoon- no neighbours but nature! Exquisite, unimpeded 180 views (360 from the roof deck) of the vast blue ocean, golden beaches, large lagoon and the imposing Tsitsikamma Mountain Range. Nature all'round, yet not isolated, but only a 2-minute drive from the town centre and its trendy shops.A pristine beach: accessible from the sheltered cove adjacent to the Manor - ideal for swimming in natural water – you may boat across to an unspoiled and usually deserted beach, far from built-up areas, traffic, crowds and noise. Blissful solitude and a complete immersion in nature, with only the sound of white-crested surf tumbling at one’s feet and the calls of a medley of seabirds – a veritable bird sanctuary. Becalming and rejuvenating - the perfect antidote for stress,. With luck you may even find the mysterious and sought-after pansy shell (sand dollar).The Manor: built in classic Georgian style, with an airy double-volume foyer and eleven double bedrooms, most with private patio or balcony. All rooms are decorated in crisp white and en-suite to a shower cubicle with/without bath, and a queen bed or twin beds, TV-hospitality package, free uncapped Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities, safe, fan, heater and hairdryer. The sash windows allow the fresh ocean air straight in. ... more   less 
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