Having travelled throughout South Africa on a number of occasions, and most recently for three and a half weeks in February 2012, I can confidently recommend the Thanda Vista, Plettenberg Bay as the stand out Guest House/B&B accommodation we stayed in to date. We were greeted by the proprietor, JP, and given a detailed briefing on the town and its attractions including maps and dinning out recommendations - all of which were spot-on!. The location is, literally, three minutes drive to the centre of the town and within 150 metres from the beach while our room, the Tulip, had a fantastic sea view and sheltered but airy balcony - as do all the sea-facing rooms. Our room was ample to our needs and equipped on par with most top class hotels. The breakfasts were excellent - prepared by Petro, JP's wife, with lots of little touches that made the experience memorable.
By contrast with one recent reviewer of this Guest House, we found the proprietors completely unobtrusive and helpful even providing us with beach chairs and umbrella for our entire stay. I find it incomprehensible that anyone could feel that the proprietors were in any way interfering or acted as "grandparents" - this is simply not true.
In conclusion, we found the Thanda Vista to be the best location we stayed in on our entire visit to South Africa nad would not hesitate in giving it the highest possible recommendation for anyone seeking five star value withouth comprimising on quality. A truly memorable place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thanda Vista is a Bed and Breakfast establishment, just minutes away from the white sandy beaches of Plettenberg Bay situated on South Africa’s Garden Route coast.Intimate, exclusive and private Thanda Vista offers 5 luxury en-suite bedrooms ( all with air-con, DSTV, bar fridge, mini safe, tea/coffee making facilities, etc. There is also a guest lounge with library, music centre and desk-top computer (with free Wi-Fi broadband internet access); a breakfast room with magnificent views of the Bay; roof-top terrace for fantastic whale watching; and on-site parking. Your hosts, long-time Plett residents JP and Petro van der Walt welcome you to Thanda Vista and they promise that, with their intimate knowledge of the area, you'll find there's so much to do you'll want to stay forever. ... more less
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