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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
Rugeley, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
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“Sensational views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Recently spent 4 nights here as we were attending a wedding . What a wonderful place .the rooms were nicely furnished with lovely views across the lagoon . The breakfast was delicious taken on the terrace with the most sensational sea and mountain views The daily car wash was a bonus too !! A lovely place to stay in Plett

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, April 25, 2013
Thank you so very much for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Milkwood Manor. We hope to welcome you back to the Manor again soon
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  • Location
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for only one night but would have loved to have stayed for much longer. Our rooms overlooked the beach and were large and airy with the most fantastic views. Waking up in the morning with the sun rising over the mountains and sea was simply perfect. I couldn't stop just staring out to sea from my room and from our balcony. Being out of season but still warm meant less people too. Breakfast was taken outside with a view of the beach and at low tide you can take a canoe and enjoy the inlet. Dinner was taken at the restaurant and was our best evening meal throughout our 18 day trip across imbabwe and Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. The 3 fillets were simply delicious and cooked to perfection. Starters were also amazing and we enjoyed the Neil Ellis wines too. Thank you Milkwood Manor, we really loved this place

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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milkwoodmanorplett, Manager at Milkwood Manor on Sea, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Thank you so very much for your kind review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Milkwood Manor and the views! We hope that you will be able to visit us again soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Unfortunately, we had only one night in Milkwood. We would have loved to avail of the canoes that Kees (the host) offered us to paddle around the creek, and there lovely walks in the area. Hopefully, another time!
We had a good-sized room and comfortable bed, with great sea views. I don" t know why they spoil the view with the bars on the windows?
We had lovely dinner and wine in their Lemongrass restaurant that evening. However, the highlight for us was the breakfast - eaten out on the sunny patio, with the waves crashing on the adjacent beach. Idyllic, we really enjoyed our stay here.
Finally, when we were leaving, we found that all the guests cars had been washed and polished. Brilliant. Our car was filthy, as we had been in Addo Elephant Park the previous day, and I really appreciated haing it cleaned for me.

Room Tip: We had a great sea view, but noticed that rooms on the right hand side also had a balcony, as well a...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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, April 25, 2013
Thank you for your kind review and we are sorry that you only had one night to enjoy Milkwood Manor and Lemongrass. The bars, unfortunately, are for your safety and that of your belongings. We hope that you you will be able to visit us again soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Nice location outside of the busy town. Free kayaks for going on the river that runs right by. Ocean beach is right there as well. Expensive to stay compared to other equivalent places in South Africa but it has a great restaurant attached and the rooms are pretty nice. We would stay again. Friendly owner.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with an ocean or river view. Rooms over the restaurant can be noisy.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, April 25, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. We are so very glad that you enjoyed your stay and the surrounding views. We hope to welcome you back to Milkwood Manor again soon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Spent 3 nights here at the beginning of March 2013 at the end of a trip that started in Cape Town followed by a drive through the Garden Route and onto a Game Reserve before a warm down by the sea in Plettenberg. Lovely location right by the sea - probably the best spot in Plett. Had a magnificent view over the sea and lagoon from the balcony - maybe would have been improved if a table umbrella to shield us from the strong sun had been available. The room was spacious and, though not air-conditioned, the fan provided was satisfactory. Thanks to Kees for sorting out a problem with the shower. Lemongrass Restaurant is excellent - breakfasts and evening meals equally enjoyable in a marvellous setting.

Room Tip: Definitely go for a sea/lagoon view. We saw dolphins from our balcony!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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milkwoodmanorplett, Manager at Milkwood Manor on Sea, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at Milkwood Manor. We have improved Milkwood Manor, every step of the way from feedback from our guests and your suggestions are always welcome. We hope to welcome you back to Milkwood Manor again one day soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Had two nights here, its a very good looking place right on the beach and you can take canoes or swim just nearby. Room was a little bit small, but we had a lovely balcony overlooking the sea and we didn't spend too long in the room anyway so wasn't a problem at all. Also if the weather is good recommend sundowners on the roof terrace, what a view!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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iheartplett, Manager at Milkwood Manor on Sea, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and our Milkwood Manor views! We hope to see you again soon
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

I stayed three nights at Milkwoood Manor which is in a superb location and I much appreciated the warm welcome I was given. The staff were all very friendly and helpful in ensuring that taxis were available for me to visit various attractions in the area. I was offered an upgrade of room for the first two nights which gave me a balcony to enjoy the splendid views. Kees the owner takes an interest in his guests and there are plenty of leaflets and guides on what to do in the area and beyond. I had dinner every evening at the Lemon Grass restaurant where the service was good and the food of an exceptionally high standard. I rate this establishment as a first class Guest House and would have no hesitation in recommending to family and friends and hope one day for a return visit.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Thank you so much for your very kind review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back to Milkwood Manor again soon
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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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