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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow!!!!

Stayed at Hog Hollow for two nights at the end of September and can barely find the words to say how great this place is! Have travelled quite a bit and can honestly say this is the best place and service we have ever experienced.

If Hog Hollow are reading this, just want to say thank you a million and look forward to returning hopefully in the near future.

We were lucky enough to stay in The Villa so cannot comment on the individual rooms (however saw another friend's and looked very nice) but The Villa was out of this world. Was a bit too chilly to go in the private pool but felt like a lottery winner staying there. The villa was decorated to a very high standard, was extremely comfortable (loved sitting out at sunset by the pool with the forest as a backdrop) we loved it and really did not want to leave.

Every single member of staff at the hotel deserves a thank you (especially the young man and woman that ferried us to the villa and back several times each day) and the little touches made everything (the canapes before the amazing food at dinner, hot water bottles in our beds with a chocolate on our pillows, the general quality and feel of the hotel and even the dog's coming to greet us when we got back to the Villa each day!).

Two little things that stuck out as really personal service were that one night at dinner we had an amazing chocolate and orange dessert and when I jokingly said to the waitress "that was amazing tell the chef I want to marry them and any spares that no one wants you know I'll have them" another one was brought out at no extra cost which was a lovely gesture. In a morning at the amazing breakfast, Eggs Benedit was also served but as I do not eat red meat I was saying to my friend it would be great if they did it with smoked salmon instead and the next morning I was asked if I wanted smoked salmon without me even asking them. By the way, watch out for the monkeys at breakfast, they love the homemade muffins and rightly so because they are delicious but not for them! LOL!!!!

Absolute heaven and would go back in a heartbeat!!!

Much love to Hog Hollow xx

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank DizzyBlonde23
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Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at quite a few luxury hotels along the garden route but nothing came close to Hog Hollow for stunning views, high quality food and a truly wonderful team (without exception). We felt like we were saying goodbye to old friends after only 3 nights!

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Thank helentr
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Have stayed in some excellent hotels but this was absolutely superb The views are stunning, the staff exemplary, the food excellent. If you plan on going to SA stay here. About 15 miles from Plettenburg Bay with superb beaches and an excellent nature reserve at Robberg. Stunning!!

Room Tip: Stay at this place. You will not be disappointed.
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank George M
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

Spent a couple of nights at Hog Hollow as part of the Grand Tour of South Africa, via Ilios Travel. Quality service, very friendly and personal and felt so at home from the moment we arrived. Rooms were fantastic in terms of quality, size, design and comfort and the views were spectacular. We particularly loved the evenings which began with a drink under the large canopy at the rear where everyone sits around a romantic wood burner centrepiece. Food and wine was high quality also. The best hotel of the eight we stayed in - simply stunning!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Mike S
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

First impressions suggest immediately that you are arriving somewhere special, with every member of staff passing by greeting you. The welcome at reception was warm and straight away being offered tea or coffee on the veranda. The speed and slight of hand of the silky monkeys has be seen to be believed with a cookie disappearing before we had even blinked an eye! The room was delightful, having an exclusive treetop walkway to it. There was a lovely sitting room overlooking the tree-lined valley, and the bedroom very, very comfortable. An early evening glass of wine by the brai, was a fabulous way to preceed the delicious evening meals. Breakfasts outside were a great way to start our day trips out. I would certainly recommend this wonderful hotel and look forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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