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Lairds Lodge Country Estate
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   N2 National Road | 8kms from Plettenberg Bay, Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Harkerville B&B and Inns
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“great waterbottles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2006

Our stay at Lairds Lodge was all that had been said by other guests on tripadvisor.
It is a very good place to be. Enormous rooms, nicely decorated, great food and a lot of attention. As it was winter in South Africa during our stay(had gorgeous weather every day) we returned to our room to find hot watterbottles dressed as a dog or other animal in our beds! We simply loved it.
Go and you'll see for yourself.

Linda Bonn

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2006

This hotel far exceeded our expectations. It has real old colonial charm and sumptuous, authentic decor. The rooms are beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The food is unbelievable - both the set dinner menu and the delicious breakfasts - and the staff are incredibly helpful and organised all our trips and excursions for us. I'd recommend this hotel to everyone I know and would refuse to believe anyone wouldn't have a fabulous time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2006

We have just returned from 3 days at Lairds Lodge near Plettenberg Bay. The Guest House is a Cape Dutch style house and has been lovingly decorated in a colonial / African style. It was so lovely that it was hard to drag ourselves away from the guest house, to do all the activities that the knowledgeable and friendly staff recommended. ( On a daily basis !! )
Breakfasts were outstanding with spectacular carved fruits as a starter, either a continental buffet with the most amazing aray of jams, cheeses and cold meats or you can also have a cooked breakfast a daily special which is always different. During the afternoon there are always cakes or biscuits with tea / coffee or something cold. The dinners are mouthwatering - a 4 course meal that changes daily - presentation is a picture and the flavours divine. We know why they are part of " The Good Cooks & Their Country Houses ".
Overall I would say this is probably one of the best Guest Houses we have ever stayed in, and we are extremely fussy! This establishment is an absolute must in the Garden Route.

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Address: N2 National Road | 8kms from Plettenberg Bay, Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay > Harkerville
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Harkerville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lairds Lodge Country Estate 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The gracious Cape Dutch homestead offers distant mountain views, wide open spaces, a secluded pool and gentle walks on the 24-acre estate. The individually decorated rooms convey a feeling of tranquil elegance and include neutral colors, percale linen and specialized toiletries. Perfectly positioned to explore the Garden Route, from the Wilderness to the Tsitsikamma forests. Superb breakfasts and convivial gourmet dinners, specializing in seafood and game dishes, are served in the Colonial dining room or cozy wine room. ... more   less 
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Lairds Lodge Country Estate Hotel Harkerville
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