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Lairds Lodge Country Estate
Ranked #1 of 3 Harkerville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed for a couple of nights in this beautiful hotel. Cleverly designed lounges and beautiful surroundings made for a very luxurious environment. The staff were a great team who did as much as they could to make our stay as comfortable as possible. When we questioned the idea of eating on one big table with the other guests, they provided us with a separate room (the bar area) to have a private dining experience. Lovely room by the lake.

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Thank cambio
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

The staff at lairds was very welcoming.
I feel that a bottle of water in the room would always be necessary since there is no minibar. The no tv factor is a down fall. The pool does not appear inviting. Decor and grounds superb.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Luana A
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

We had a 3 night stay at Lairds Lodge, we could not fault it at all. The room very excellent with everything that you needed. The staff couldn't do enough to help you, every morning at breakfast one of the management team came round to check everything was OK and give advice on places to visit and things to do. Having said that it was also a great place just to relax and do nothing, if that what you wanted.
The food was also amazing, not only did it taste fantastic is was always well presented.
I would have no hesitation is recommending Lairds lodge to anyone.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay here at Lairds Lodge. Rooms were large and comfortable. We had a private terrace out into the garden area which caught the sun. We had a fantastic welcome from Pinky and her team and knew we'd be well looked after. The dinner was lovely and it was nice to meet fellow guests at dinner.

Our room didn't have a mini bar/ fridge which would have been useful. The staff are very friendly and it was good to have info about what to do in the area but they need to make sure that they don't run over into intrusive with some guests. I also felt a little pressured over my wine choice for dinner being told I couldn't possibly order red wine with fish!!

All in all a great stay and we would definitely return.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Loobylou119
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

We went to Lairds Lodge expecting much, as we had heard so many good things about it. It MORE than lived up to expectations! The welcome we received on arrival, the meticulous attention from staff, the first class service, our luxurious room, complete with its own private patio and view of the lake beyond adorned with tall, blue water lilies, the elegant dining room, the other comfortable and beautifully furnished public rooms, the patio, the gardens, the courtyard breakfast area and superb breakfasts and above all, the exquisite evening menus were nothing short of outstanding! Other lovely touches which we really appreciated were the complimentary bottle left in our room to help celebrate my wife's birthday, the option to dine on a long table with other guests resulting in three most pleasant evenings and all the staff on duty forming a wonderful close-harmony choir to sing to us on the morning of our departure which brought tears to my wife's eyes! Our thanks to all at Lairds Lodge - we have already booked to return next January for another three days of luxurious living!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

Just looking at some recent reviews it is obvious that everyone else has pinched my as yet unwritten review.
This is an incredible place to stay. The staff were truly amazing and nearly all of them remembered us by name and went out of their way to be friendly. At breakfast one or two of the hostesses visited each and every table to discuss what plans we might have for the day and to then offer advice, maps and anything else that would make life easier. Every day there was an amazing breakfast special as well as the usual cooked offerings.
Dinner was served at 8pm - a little late for us. It was a fixed four course menu but you could choose to pre-book 2,3 or 4 courses. The food was "home cooking" and it was exceptional. There is a large table in the dining room (as well as smaller ones) and we chose to eat on that table every night and we had lots of great conversations with new people from several countries. It made for great evenings.
There is a good size swimming pool and we chose to sit and swim there quite often as the weather was so unusually hot and enervating. We did only half the walking that we had planned but the relaxation was most welcome.
The lodge is some 8 kms from Plett where several guests chose to dine but we were quite happy to eat in every night of our six night stay.

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Thank Humphrey_Wright
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

Fantastic facilities, outstanding food, and lovely rooms are all outdone by the staff here! I don't think I have ever been made to feel more welcome anywhere in the world. We only stayed for two nights but the staff all knew us but first name and could not have done to make our stay enjoyable. The food is both creative and delicious and the option to dine on a big table with other guests is a fantastic idea which resulted in many long nights of laughter.

Pinky and your team thank you so much for everything

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: N2 National Road | 8kms from Plettenberg Bay, Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay > Harkerville
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Harkerville
Price Range: $140 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lairds Lodge Country Estate 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The gracious Cape Dutch homestead offers distant mountain views, wide open spaces, a secluded pool and gentle walks on the 24-acre estate. The individually decorated rooms convey a feeling of tranquil elegance and include neutral colors, percale linen and specialized toiletries. Perfectly positioned to explore the Garden Route, from the Wilderness to the Tsitsikamma forests. Superb breakfasts and convivial gourmet dinners, specializing in seafood and game dishes, are served in the Colonial dining room or cozy wine room. ... more   less 
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