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“There must be better places to stay” 2 of 5 stars
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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   61 Beacon Way | PO Box 1308, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #19 of 79 Plettenberg Bay B&B and Inns
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“There must be better places to stay”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2006

We stayed here in April this year. All I can say is that I would suggest staying elsewhere.

The rooms are average to poor. The bathrooms are old and dingy and the bed was pretty uncomfortable.

We booked 2 rooms. The room downstairs was large with a kitchen but the bathroom was grim, strange "worm type" things crawled out of the plug in the morning. When we complained the owners didn't offer a refund or compensation.

The B+B is in a good location but I do think that there are better places to stay in Plettenberg Bay than here.

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  • Stayed April 2006, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Nest6600, Owner at Swallow's Nest Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, May 17, 2007
We were very dissapointed & surprised to read this review, which was brought to our attention in May 2007, by a client making arrangements for a repeat stay.

We have no recollection of the events described & can but apologise if the stay at the Swallows Nest did not meet the travellers expectations. We strive to ensure that our guests all enjoy their stay with us & continually look to improve the quality of our offering.

60% of our business is repeat & we are accredited with the South African Tourist Board (4 star). We also advertise through the AA travel guides & The Portfolio Collection, the premier booking agencies for B & B's in South Africa. All make regular monitoring visits to ensure that high standards are maintained


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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Address: 61 Beacon Way | PO Box 1308, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
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Ranked #19 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Plettenberg Bay
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Hotel Class:4 star — Swallow's Nest Bed and Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Swallows Nest is within walking distance of the lagoon, Lookout Beach shops and restaurants. Beautiful sea, lagoon and mountain view from the bedrooms and enclosed breakfast area. Downstairs rooms overlook the garden and swimming pool. ... more   less 

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