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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 #14 of 73 Plettenberg Bay B&B and Inns
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Friendly place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

My husband & I stayed here for our last to nights of our holiday sadly we didn't get a sea view as we were hoping but we did just turn up rather than book!! Our room was light & clean but quite basic but was ok. All the staff were very friendly & helpfull & made our stay lovely, breakfast was not the best after what we had had in other places we had stayed but ok. We had dinner in the resterant which was really good the steak was fab!! So over all a good time was had by all.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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milkwoodmanorplett, Manager at Milkwood Manor on Sea, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review Milkwood Manor. We are very grateful for your feedback, as we use this to improve our service at Milkwood Manor. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We have family in South Africa ( East London and Cape Town) and usually drive EL to CPT. We like to break up the trip and last year decided to stop in Plet. This hotel is in a tranquil setting and we had a very relaxing stay. The staff and host was very friendly and we shall go back the next time we have a chance.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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milkwoodmanorplett, Manager at Milkwood Manor on Sea, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review Milkwood Manor. Plettenberg Bay is indeed a wonderful place for an overnight stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Milkwood Manor and Plett again soon.
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Evesham
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights on a holiday in South Africa. The setting is gorgeous, the rooms are large and comfortable and the service is excellent. I'd happily recommend it to anyone holidaying in the area.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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milkwoodmanorplett, Owner at Milkwood Manor on Sea, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Thank you so very much for your kind review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at Milkwood Manor and look forward to welcoming you back to the Manor again soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

Right next to the ocean. Some nice touches like car being washed. Would have been good to have a room fridge or minibar and more power outlets at table level in an era when everyone has mobile phones, cameras and Kindles etc. Breakfast very disappointing and certainly the worst we had in three weeks in South Africa. Limited choice, I ripe fruit, lukewarm scrambled eggs, DIY toast!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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milkwoodmanorplett, Owner at Milkwood Manor on Sea, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Thank you for your review of Milkwood Manor. We value the feedback of each guest as a tool to improving the Milkwood Manor experience and appreciate your input. We are working a more enjoyable breakfast experience and hope to welcome you back to Milkwood Manor and Plettenberg Bay again.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I really do not like to write not the best things about a place, especially not if it is a family-run, small b&b, but in this case I was a bit disappointed.
The location wasn't as nice as expected: we had a view to the lagoon, but compared to the coastline of the country, this wasn't the most beautiful. Room was a bit on the smaller side, there was no minibar in it, altough we liked the big terrace and the bathroom. The worst experience was the breakfast: no wide choice, no good quality, no good service. So next day we chose to have breakfast somewhere else.
Otherwise they were really friendly, we could even keep our room 11, when we were supposed to move to room 7 (there was some cancellation).

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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milkwoodmanorplett, Owner at Milkwood Manor on Sea, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Thank you for your review and suggestions. We have built and renovated Milkwood Manor largely on feedback from our guests and really value the input of each and every guest. We strive to give each guest the best possible experience at the Manor and are planning to look into a more varied breakfast selection.
Our rooms do offer a variety of views of ocean, lagoon, river and mountains, so it does depend on your choice of room. Many of guests consider the views from Milkwood Manor as some of most attractive along the Garden Route and South Africa.
We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and hope to welcome you back to Milkwood Manor and Plettenberg Bay.
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

The room have a wonderful view to the ocean. Big, clean, wifi. The staff is very nice. It's away from the crowded area. The food at the restaurant is very delicious, the first evening the service was really fast but the next evening we waited more than 1 hour! You can ask for the kayak so can explore around, ask for free beach towels, too. The german owner is very polite and really want to care to the customer.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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milkwoodmanorplett, Owner at Milkwood Manor on Sea, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Milkwood Manor! Although the restaurant is separate from the Manor, we will certainly look into the service delay to ensure efficient service. We hope to see you again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

From arrival to departure we had the most amazing service, starting with the owners friendly welcome into his lovely homely hotel to him waving us good bye at the gate. The owner came to us in the morning to suggest what we could do in the area and gave us maps to find our way around. This is by far one of the friendliest hotels we have stayed in. The rooms are very well layed out with amazing views, I would highly recommed this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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milkwoodmanorplett, Owner at Milkwood Manor on Sea, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay, we are very fond of company and hope to welcome back in the same way again soon!
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Additional Information about Milkwood Manor on Sea

Address: Salmack Road, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Milkwood Manor on Sea 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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