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Tamodi Lodge
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Mid Wales
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62 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

All the reviews on Trip Advisor regarding Tamodi are spot on.The rooms,setting,quality of furnishings are just absolutely fantastic.As you walk into the reception room the sheer scale of the place is stunning and the rooms themselves are lovely.
The setting and views at breakfast on the decking overlooking the valley is just breathtaking and the breakfast itself simply delicious.
Overall a REAL GEM

For a meal Enrico`s is just down the road, right on the beach and the food and service there was very good.Tenikwa is 15 minutes away where you can go walking with cheetas which is an amazing experience,advisable to book in advance.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

We had our best experience in SA in Plettenberg Bay. We had a lot of emotions when we approached the lodge. Beauty, space, view, nature, architecture, clean, modern,... Once inside we were welcomed by Owen and Hastings. Service, friendly, clean, beautifull, serenity were again the emotions we experienced. Everybody at Tamodi Lodge tries to make your stay unique. And it was. Good advices, excellent breakfast, smiles everywhere, quite nad beautifull. Go and spent some days there. You can use it as base to visit from Wilderness to Tsistsikama.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

There is a reason that this place has a perfect record of 5-stars on TripAdvisor. It is LITERALLY perfect. I dont think that I will ever again stay at such a high quality place for such a reasonable price. I felt like we were living like kings in the honeymoon suite. Every single detail down to the door handles and faucets are of the highest quality. That is just getting started. The view, the pool, the breakfast, the staff...everything was just perfect.

Yes- this lodge is a bit further away from Plett Bay, but we found ourselves not wanting to even waste our time with leaving. Everything we needed or wanted was right at Tamodi and the view was better from our back yard than anywhere in Plett Bay.

If I could return easily (not so easy being from the USA), I would do so as frequently as possible. When I look back at my two weeks in S. Africa, our stay at Tamodi stands out as one of the best (if not THEE best) parts.

DO NOT MISS.

Room Tip: HONEYMOON SUITE- worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cheshire
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

What an amazing place. We had 3 nights and would love to have stayed more.The breakfasts were absolutely fabulous, the home made granola was something else! and the fresh fruits were beautifully prepared, as was the Tamodi cooked breakfast. Swimming in the pool was a fantastic experience, and the peace and quiet there is infectious. The staff are so warm and friendly and the property is absolutely stunning. I had my birthday there and we would love to go back again next year!. Enrico's on the beach was great for lunch/dinner. It is a little out of Plettenberg Bay but well worth the extra car journey. It really was a highlight in our 2 weeks touring around S Africa.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

WOW this place is something else! Most beautiful place I have been to in my life in fact and I have no faults except we only had one night there!! It is stunning - the honeymoon suite was unbelievable, as was the rest of the house, inside and out. The people that work there are so warm and inviting and you really do feel like you are in paradise!!! GO!!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Palma de Mallorca
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

You would have to be extremely fussy to find any faults with this place. It's in a very quiet location with stunning views to the north, yet only 4 minutes from the nearest eaterie (Enricos) and approximately 7-8 minutes from other high quality restaurants in Plettenberg. The accommodation is of a very high standard, along with the service. Owen runs a tight ship, ably assisted by Hastings, Lerato and Nandi.
We were made to feel most welcome and relaxed. Although there are only 3 rooms, this place could hold many more, but Own has gone for 'space' rather than quantity - and the result is spectacular. Oh and then there's the wine cellar, the amazing night sky (low light pollution), the adjacent wilderness, huge delicisou breakfasts - we had 4 nights and wished it was longer....

Room Tip: All rooms were good, but the honeymoon suite is amazing
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Luxembourg
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

Surrounded by the beauty of the crags you will find immediat peace. Not only by the nature, but certainly by the fantastic architecture and the passion of the owners. The staff too has the virus to make your stay an unforgettabel one. Perfection or close to it. Go and stay for a fiew nights, we realy regretted we had to leave. You can choose this place to see a lot of the garden route. Thanks to Owen, Hastings and the ladies.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Tamodi Lodge
Address: Keurboom Heights, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay > The Crags
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Specialty Lodging in The Crags
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tamodi Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tamodi Lodge and Stables (luxury 4 star accommodation in Plettenberg Bay) was created by Lynne and Owen Johnston, their inspiration born out of a love for horses and the beautiful valleys of the Crags. This passion is reflected in the carefully designed main house and stable buildings. You will relax in the peaceful setting while looking out over indigenous forests, valleys and the Outeniqua Mountains. Two beautiful standard rooms are available as well as our luxurious honeymoon suite. The property forms part of a natural conservancy area and is also a working equestrian farm with a riding school. We provide a full breakfast, but suggest lunch and dinner at one of the fine Plett restaurants. Keurbooms beach is just 5 minutes away, where you can enjoy magnificent views over the bay while watching the whales and dolphins playing in the surf. ... more   less 
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