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Thanda Vista Bed and Breakfast

8 Susan Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600 South Africa
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Free internet
Public wifi
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Non-smoking rooms
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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The new owner Ben, has recently taken over this B & B and has only been in situ since November. We booked for 2 nights, intending to have a bit of beach time (we were thwarted in that as it rained when we were there!) as we were driving the Garden Route. The house is situated on the far north of Plett next to a quiet sandy beach which gives onto an inlet. Bear in mind that you will need a car or taxi to get into town. There is a large supermarket however within walking distance. Breakfast was taken on the balcony off the owner's main living area and, having stayed at B & Bs throughout our time in SA, was the standard (but nevertheless lovely) cooked breakfast and fruit, with cereals, juice etc laid on the side. The fruit platter was particularly good. Ben was very affable and easy to get along with - hence 3 stars rather than 2. What we did have issue with was the room (I had booked a balcony room with sea view) which was very, very small and kitted out on a budget. We had a suitcase each but there was no room to put the second suitcase as we didn't want to unpack everything for just two nights. Equally, only one person could fit into the bathroom at any given time. The rooftop terrace shown in the main picture is only available to use on request and is accessed through the owners main living room. We did request to use this but it felt awkward asking. Wifi worked most of the time. We were in a bit in shock about Thanda Vista as we had come from Wilderness where we had stayed in a suite in a small hotel which I would have been happy to have given 6 stars to, and which cost less per night than this B & B. On reading previous reviews, the owners of Thanda Vista defended the prices as being below what you would expect to pay in Plett Bay so presumably Plettenberg Bay is more expensive than anywhere else. I have re-read the previous reviews on this b & b and most are very short on detail and somewhat ambiguous so therefore it was my own fault that our expectations were not met. Nevertheless, I am sorry to say that this was the only disappointment of our trip to SA and represented poor value for money compared to our other accommodation.
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Perfect host, very nice and clean guesthouse. The owner provided us with really good ideas what to do or where to dine, for exsample "Enricos", a perfect located italian restaurant. You really feel at home...
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Response from Ben M, Owner at Thanda Vista Bed and Breakfast
Responded Jun 24, 2019
Thank you for the kind review. It was a pleasure to host you and good to know you enjoyed the stay. Trust you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Thank you for visiting. Ben
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Very nice and friendly host! Fantastic breakfast! Nice calm area close to the bay. Rooms small but good with nice bathroom and a refrigerator for cold drinks and food. A perfect place to relax and just be!
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Response from Ben M, Owner at Thanda Vista Bed and Breakfast
Responded Feb 17, 2019
Thank you for the kind review. It was a pleasure hosting you. Hoping to see you back soon. Ben.
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We had a very pleasant stay at Thanda Vista over the holiday period.Ben was the perfect host attending to our needs and going the extra mile without hesitation.He was particularly helpful when our daughter who had been staying elsewhere unexpectedly needed a bed for the last night .The breakfast each day was perfect. The rooms were well equipped and always spotless.I would thoroughly recommend this guest house to anyone. Only minor criticism is the DSTV package didn't always work and it would have been nice to have a pool. Otherwise perfect. Thanks!
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Response from Ben M, Owner at Thanda Vista Bed and Breakfast
Responded Jan 9, 2019
Thank you for the kind review. I trust your trip back to Cape Town was pleasant. Hope to see you soon. Ben
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What an amazing stay we had. The owner Ben is so hands on and can’t do enough to please his guests. The staff are so helpful. Our room was lovely. The breakfasts were great with so much to choose from. If we go to Plett again I won’t think twice to book there again.
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Response from Ben M, Owner at Thanda Vista Bed and Breakfast
Responded Jan 9, 2019
Hi D. Thank you for the kind review. It was a pleasure hosting you and Luis. Good luck with the renovation project. Regards, Ben
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$82 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thanda Vista Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Thanda Vista Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Old Nick Village (0.5 miles) and Elephant Walk Farm Stall (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Thanda Vista Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Thanda Vista Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Thanda Vista Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Thanda Vista Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thanda Vista Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lookout Deck, Roost, and Grand Africa Lookout Beach.
Does Thanda Vista Bed and Breakfast have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Thanda Vista Bed and Breakfast offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Thanda Vista Bed and Breakfast located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Plettenberg Bay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Thanda Vista Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Thanda Vista Bed and Breakfast?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Thanda Vista Bed and Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Timber Shed (1.0 miles), Van Plettenberg Beacon (1.0 miles), and Nelson Bay Cave (4.1 miles).