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Bosavern Guest House
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   38 Cutty Sark Ave, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa   |  
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay. The view over the bay (when the clouds cleared!) was spectacular and our hosts were extremely friendly and helpful. The B&B is an ideal base for exploring Plett and the eastern end of the Garden Route. The rooms are clean and modern and breakfast was tasty and filling. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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  • Value
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Rockford, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

A few weeks ago, my wife and I stayed overnight at the Bosavern Guest House in Plettenberg Bay. Not our first trip to Plett as we had honeymooned at the Beacon Isle some 25 years earlier with a few visits between then and now. Bosavern is a lovely private guest house and was clean, attractive, and restful. The hosts, Viv and Gerald, greeted us at the door and were gracious and available during the stay. The guest house has a small patio and pool with an unobstructed breathtaking view Plettenberg Bay. The room was perfect: attractive, modern, spotlessly clean with a large modern bathroom and shower. Wireless Internet was complimentary. Security is excellent. The included breakfast was very adequate with nice hot and cold offerings and great coffee. Highly recommended and we would stay at Bosavern again without hesitation.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

My wife and I spent two nights at Bosavern at the end of March and can say without hesitation, that this was the best of the seven places we stayed in on our Garden Route trip.

The guest house was clean and modern with a crisp feel about it. Our bed was enormous! As noted by others the views are splendid, as was the hospitality of the owners. Ever helpful with tips on where to go & eat. We could easily have stayed longer if time had permitted.

It is worth noting that in our opinion most of the attractions serving Knysna, are actually closer to Plettenberg Bay.

So, for any visitor thinking of a stay in Plettenberg Bay, don't think twice about booking a room at Bosavern.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay at the 'brilliant Bosavern', starting with a wonderful welcome from Viv and Gerald (the owners) who continued their warm hospitality throughout our visit to their wonderful Guest House. The view is really spectacular across Plettenberg Bay and there is no better way to have breakfast with stunning views to go with it. Whilst we were there my partner celebrated a 'milestone' birthday and Gerald took pictures of us in our birthday tshirts, which we wore that day on a boat trip. The staff also gave him a birthday card and Viv & Gerald invited us to pre-dinner drinks with them before we went out to dinner, which we really enjoyed. Nothing was too much trouble and they helped us with days out, booking restaurants and making us tea at the end of a long day out. We were sad to leave and Viv even packed us some snacks and drinks to take with us to our next destination, which was very much needed on our long drive. This really is the only place to stay whilst in Plettenberg and we can't wait to go back! David & Freda

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Having breakfast facing the spectacular view was the highlight for us at Bosavern. Our hosts were friendly, warm and professional. This guesthouse is a must when you stay in the Garden Route. It is situated in a peacefull and quiet part of the town (Plettenberg Bay). Lots of little added touches which made our experience that much better.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

The house was very clean, everything is white -- floors, walls, ceilings and wood work with very little on the walls. For us, it was a little too sterile. However, the breakfast was great and I would definitely recommend this guest house. We just like a warmer atmosphere.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Gerald and his staff were comsumate hosts with a wonderful warm welcome to a property which we found to be outstanding. The standard of cleanliness was exceptional and the terrace with wonderful views was breathtaking. Gerald could not have been more helpful during out stay and he would go out of his way to offer advice and tips during out stay. Congratuations to you both in exceeding all our expectations. Thank you and continued success.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bosavern Guest House

Address: 38 Cutty Sark Ave, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 78 B&Bs / Inns in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bosavern Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bosavern Guest House is a stylish, upmarket guesthouse set on a cliff, offering spectacular views of the ocean, the pristine white Robberg Beach and peninsular Nature Reserve, and the green expanse of Plett Country Club. It has a 4 star Guest House Grading by the Grading Council of South Africa. Leisurely breakfasts are served on the patio overlooking the ocean. Lounge around our swimming pool or cool off in its clear water during the summer heat. The 5 well-appointed en-suite bedrooms have private entrances and patios, TVs with M-Net and DVD players, telephones, honesty bars, under floor heating and tea/coffee trays. ... more   less 
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