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“MOST DEFINITELY NUMBER ONE !” 5 of 5 stars
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Grand Cafe and Rooms
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   27 Main Road, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Plettenberg Bay
Knysna
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“MOST DEFINITELY NUMBER ONE !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Absolutely awesome restaurant at the Grand Cafe! This establishment served up the best oxtail on the planet ... sticky, fall- off- the- bone perfection.... Fish cakes Neptune would swim the Channel for ! Ambience - 5 star. Service - 5 star. Setting - 5 star. Can't wait to go to go back !!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This has to be the most amazing, quirky, fun, fantastic place. An ageing flight of steps is the last thing you expect to lead to anything grand; but through the doors, you are in a different world. A simple, straightforward reception area, a dining area with a bar to one side, and a view over beaches and ocean and soaring mountain peaks to die for! Our suite was huge - the bed at least 4ft off the floor, some great relaxing areas, a line of mirrored cupboards that would have held enough clothes for a month, a little courtyard with a fountain and koi and a hidden shower with a deluge of hot water just in case the gorgeous tub in the bedroom was too much for you. Dinner was really good, excellent cooking of a straightforward meal, really delicious and with a house wine that set a standard for all house wines. Every table was lit by a large candelabra and it lent a wonderfully romantic air to the meal. Breakfast was great, with fresh coffee on tap, perfectly chosen fruit, fresh bread apparently straight from the oven, and a view of the rising sun that made the day seem all too perfect!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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37 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

In a town like Plettenberg Bay you are spoilt for choice with restaurants but we were in luck to try Grand Cafe's 'winter feast' menu and what a treat it was. Generous helpings of wholesome winter food including probably the best chicken pie i have ever had. The service and atmosphere only made this experience even more enjoyable.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

It was our HoneyMoon.
We discovered the Grand Beach concept in Cape Town 3 days before and wanted to stay in the Grand in Plett on our way through the Garden Route.

The staff is amazingly friendly,
the Room (we had the one on the first floor, with the great view on the bay) is speechless,
the restaurant is really good.

Everything is beautiful, with a lot of "bon goût", the perfect location !

Thanks again to the Staff.

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  • 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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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

I booked the Grand Cafe and Rooms through Trailfinders. It was in a perfect location to stroll through the town or to escape to surrounding areas. From the minute I walked in the door I was greeted by Suzanne by my Christian name, very welcoming. The hotel is spectacular, especially at night with all the candles. Beautiful old world charm, sophisticated yet relaxed. A verandah to sit and have your meals outside if you wish with an open fire and a superb view of the sea. Very impressive rooms, carrying on the theme, four poster bed, free standing bath, and all the amenities you need. The service was excellent always with a smile, but special thanks particularly to Suzanne who was so helpful in arranging trips and making sure everything was perfect for my stay. Loved it!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

The grand is a hotel like no other, an experience highly recommended! The unique decor of romantic-chic is just beautiful! The rooms are 'grand' and so unique that you feel like you're part of a movie. The staff are warm, friendly and very welcoming! The service is 5 star! And the food.... Some of the best pasta we've eaten!!! We have stayed at some amazing hotels, the grand is up there on our list! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed February 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Lovely spot to relax and Plett is just beautiful. 5 hours from Cape Town on the garden route. Its close to all the shops and restaurants and I loved the décor. They also have branches in Cape Town and the food is very well prepared. The views as from most places in Plett are stunning.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Grand Cafe and Rooms

Address: 27 Main Road, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Plettenberg Bay
#3 Romantic Hotel in Plettenberg Bay
#6 Family Hotel in Plettenberg Bay
#6 Luxury Hotel in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Cafe and Rooms 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
There are few places that can transport you somewhere else in time & emotion. One of these are the Grand Café & Rooms, where a sense of elegant and worldly charm reflects upon its setting over one of Africa’s most beautiful bays - Plettenberg Bay. Grand Café with her 7 uniquely styled rooms, presents a beautifully appointed deck, Leopard Lounge and Café to experience GRAND café-style dining. ... more   less 
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