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“Unforgettable Honeymoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Stanley Island

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Stanley Island
Cape Town
1 review
“Unforgettable Honeymoon”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

Fantastic location, awesome facilities, friendly outgoing staff! We felt well rested and it is so easy to relax on Stanley Island. Peace, tranquillity and unobtrusive staff will definitely make us return here!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

What a fantastic experience. Couldn't believe it was so secluded. Felt like I was miles from civilisation. Great service, awesome to wake up with Zebra on the stoep & the stars were incredible! Felt like one of the family!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sedgefield, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed February 3, 2014

Had a wonderful time. Pity it was only 1 night. Very friendly and helpful staff. Even the Zebras were friendly. Would suggest door on toilet for more privacy. Look forward to going back and spending a few more days. Lovely setting.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2014

The Island Resort was so very pretty and I would have had an amazing time had it not been for the Property Manager "Cyril"

A moment that came to mind was when the group was sitting down waiting for dinner. Cyril sat down with us and proceeded to tell his tale of how he enjoys hunting lions and elephants. Needless to say that put a damper on my trip since I had just returned from a five-day safari where I developed instant respect for such magnificent creatures. At that point I wanted to share my thoughts but Cyril felt it necessary to "put me in my place" by telling me it was acceptable to hunt such animals. I found him rude and unprofessional. It was my last night in South Africa and it was sad that the beautiful experience I had on safari was squashed by my interaction with Cyril.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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StanleyIsland_Plett, Owner at Stanley Island, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Thank you for your review on tripadvisor. As management we accept that client interaction is of a personal nature and understand that misunderstandings can occur. Stanley Island is a private nature reserve and we spend every effort to conserve wildlife. We by no means condone elephant and lion hunting but it is part of our african history. Culling of animals is still being done in order to preserve our precious wildlife from starvation & overpopulation. Much has been said about this on other forums so we do not wish to enter into discussion. We have a very proud history in nature conservation and wish to distance ourselves from unfair biased comments such as these.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed January 12, 2014

Highly enjoyable stay... Unique ferry or paddle to your car when you needed to come and go was no problem. Excellent service from Cyril and his crew, all rounded off by friendly zebra visits every day, made this different but fantastic! Get used to "open plan" loo if you stay in the honeymoon suite, but easy to adjust to that.. All in all an enjoyable stay

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Durbanville, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Our recent stay at Stanley Island was really enjoyable and relaxing. The staff are extremely friendly and supportive - we would return just on the basis of the good service. Beautiful setting and views.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Tranquil quiet location, lots to do nearby yet far from busy crowds. Cottages very comfortable and enjoyed seeing the zebras in the mornings. Canoeing and swimming was fun in the lagoon nearby...Will be back

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Stanley Island

Property: Stanley Island
Address: Keurbooms River, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 67 Specialty Lodging in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only private island in South Africa – the 28 ha Stanley Island is situated in the spectacularly beautiful Plettenberg Bay Keurbooms Lagoon ,the jewel of the Garden Route. The island features a private landing strip, four guest lodges with 12 en-suite four star rooms, an indigenous milkwood forest, private beaches, abundant birdlife over our protected wetlands. The Island is an ideal honeymoon or family vacation destination only 5km from Plettenberg Bay. Spend your days canoeing up the Keurbooms river, fishing, lazing in a hammock or exploring the island. ... more   less 

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