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Halcyon House
Ranked #49 of 81 Plettenberg Bay B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 13, 2009

We only spent two lovely days at Halcyon House, but we enjoyed every minute of them .. from our glass of wine upon our arrival to the tips for our route to the next location. The house is exquisite, the hosts very attentive and the surrounding area gorgeous. I especially enjoyed opening the curtains to that wonderful view in the morning and going downstairs to be greeted with smiles, fresh coffee and a beautifully set breakfast table!

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 26, 2009

This is a message of thank you to Charles and Judy for the best 5 days of our 26 day South African Holiday -many highlights such as Charles for breakfast , a game of pool at the bar , the gracious luxury of The Fingfisher Suite and a beautiful dinner on the Verandah .
However there many more fantastic moments -a walk to the beach for a morning swim - nearly got lost - but that is Michael at his best - the late night bed cap faithfully at waiting our return each night
My highlight of the 5 days was undoubtledly accepting Charles ofer of his kayak - an he sent us up the lagoon with a quite delicious picnic + champagne on board - we did get home safe and sound and lived to tell the tale of a great adventure
Great memories - we have some pics which will follow

Julie and Michael - April 2009

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 10, 2009

We stayed for a week in Halcyon House in Feb 2009. The house is spacious and a real oasis of tranquility, with excellent comfortable accommodation and lovely views over plettenberg Bay. Judy and Charles were wonderful hosts and had thought of all the little details which set this guest house above the rest. ( Charles makes superb breakfasts too ! ) We really enjoyed our experience and would stay there again when next we visit South Africa.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank warwickshirelass85
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Reviewed February 15, 2009

What a beautiful house to stay in while visiting the Garden Route. Charles was the perfect host at all times, nothing too much trouble for him whatsoever.
Breakfast was fantastic, everything you could want for (including the views).
A 20 min walk down the beach will take you into town where there are a good few restaurants. You must go to the "Lookout" to watch the kite-surfers.
Anyone planning to stay in Plett MUST stay at the Halcyon House, or miss a truely wonderful experience.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank GringoUK
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Reviewed January 14, 2009

We spent 5 wonderful days at this lovely B&B. Its in a great location, 5 mins form beach and with lovely views across ocean and mountains.

The hosts Charles & Judy were wonderful and made our stay very special. A few things they did that made them stand out from the crowd:

Provided beach towels, umbrellas, cool bags, water and boogie boards free of charge.

Every evening they hosted drinks (again no charge) in the bar which also had a pool table or by the pool.

When we returned to our room each night there was a different liquor on offer in our room.

Nothing was too much trouble, they booked restaurants, taxis and bent over backwards to make our stay special.

Stayed: January 2009
Thank simon3435
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Reviewed November 1, 2008

My husband and I have just returned from a 3 week holiday in SA of which 5 wonderful nights were spent at Halcyon House. I can honestly say that of all the guest houses that we have ever visited in SA (this was our 2nd trip) Halcyon is by far the best. The décor, comfort and hospitality are second to none and a lot of thought has gone into making sure that every tiny detail is catered for to ensure that all your needs are fully met. The beautiful beach is only a few minutes walk away (Charles will supply a free beach bag with towels, water and an umbrella) and the main town is about a 4 minute drive away, you can walk but it’s up a fairly steep hill, we didn’t find this a problem at all.
We booked the Nautilus Rooms which were very comfortable and tastefully decorated but I also had a peep in the Kingfisher Suite and this is out of this world, absolute luxury! Our host was Charles (Judy, his mother, was away at the time) who made us feel so very welcome, nothing was too much trouble. He cooks the most delicious, absolutely huge breakfasts, I would defy anyone to be hungry after eating one. We also purchased one of Charles’ picnics to take out one day and it was fit for a king, fantastic value for money and once again far more than we could eat, as was the braii that we also partook of on our last night. Charles himself is a lovely person, very warm and hospitable, he made us feel so much at home . He’s a bit of a character and we had some good laughs with him, so much so that one night whilst stopping for our complementary drink before going out to dinner we ‘forgot the time’ and ended up having to send out for a pizza as all the restaurants were then closed!

Overall I really don’t think there is anything I can put down in words that will do justice to Charles and his wonderful establishment other than to say I would urge anyone looking for a first class guesthouse in Plettenberg Bay to pick Halcyon House (if it’s available book the Kingfisher Suite - pure luxury). You most definitely will not be disappointed.

Charles if you are reading this thanks for a wonderful stay. Love to you, Judy and Gloria, we’ll hopefully see you again next year, that’s if you’ll have us! Keep up the good work with the Frog Chorus!! All the best, miss you heaps, Deb and Tony.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank debnorth393
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Reviewed July 23, 2008

We stayed three nights in this beautiful guest house. The facilities are fantastic - can definitely recommend the amazing Kingfisher Suite for honeymooners or anyone looking for a little bit of luxury! The location is slightly out of town but only minutes by car and also only a couple of minutes walk from Robberg Beach. Best of all is the hospitality shown by Charles and Judy - the little touches really made our stay! Would definitely recommend this guest house and would love to stay there again one day. Ten out of ten.

Stayed: July 2008
Thank DKirby
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Additional Information about Halcyon House

Address: 30 Rattray Head Avenue, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
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Ranked #49 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: $31 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Halcyon House 4*
Number of rooms: 3

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