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The Plettenberg Hotel
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Plettenberg Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 7, 2012

We really loved our stay at this lovely hotel. The staff were very friendly, the room had stunning views over the lagoon and sea! Breakfast was lovely. Only thoughts are that the carpets in passages are really getting very tired! The bathroom can also do with a bit of an update! The shower door opens into another door and you cannot get to the towel heater behind the shower door once in the shower! Architects fault not the hotel staff though! Also just an idea, but the other Relais and Chateaux establishments we visited this past year all had a NESPRESSO machine in the room and that is really a good idea especially during the winter months! Also a beach bag (complimentary- that could advertise the hotel!) seems to be the norm elsewhere! We would definitely come back though!

Room Tip: A lagoon view!
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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formosabay, General Manager at The Plettenberg Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2012

Thank you for your review. I am thrilled that you loved the hotel, and that you were well taken care of by my amazing team.We are in the process of upgrading our facilities, and we look forward to your next visit to The Plettenberg. Lisa Knight

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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Once again, my wife and I had an absolutely wonderful evening at the Plettenberg Hotel.Thanks so much to the Manager Lisa Knight and her wonderful staff. We have visited this hotel on numerous occasions and will be going there for years to come still.

Room Tip: Room 36 is the best, but then again, all rooms have views and are just simply luxurious.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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formosabay, General Manager at The Plettenberg Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2012

Thank you for your wonderful comments. Myself and my team were delighted to have you stay with once again. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Plettenberg very soon! Lisa Knight

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Reviewed July 7, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for 5 days. This is our second stay at this outstanding hotel. I cannot speak highly enough of the location, the room, the food, the staff and the management. We observed the general manager serving breakfast when all hands on deck was required. Writing this I am simply speechless. It is so good. And we are not easily impressed.

Room Tip: I don't think The Plettenberg has anything other than good rooms.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Management response:Responded July 9, 2012

Thank you for taking time to post a review on your recent stay at our beautiful hotel. I am thrilled that you had a memorable stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you beack to The Plettenberg next year. Lisa Knight

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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Location location location...... Spend four nights in this splendid and truly magnificent hotel. Had rooms facing the main pool with astonishing views overlooking the bay and with easy access to the restaurant. Lunch fine, dinner even better and the advise given by the sommelier made the evening even better. Can only recommend this exquisite establishment.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Management response:Responded July 9, 2012

Thank you for your comments on your recent stay at The Plettenberg. I am delighted that you enjoyed the amazing view from your room , our stunning location, and our superb food.

Lisa Knight

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Reviewed June 30, 2012

An absolute delight from the very first cocktail.... This little gem of an hotel welcomes you with open arms and never once lets up! We stayed overnight as part of their Gourmet Package ( incredible value ) . You just KNOW when you have struck gold - It's not often you find a General Manager (Lisa) of an establishment so dedicated and hands on . The staff are warm and friendly and certainly go the extra mile !

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Management response:Responded July 9, 2012

I am delighted that you had an enjoyable stay at The Plettenberg. Myself and my team look forward to welcoming you back very soon, to experience another of our wonderful wine and gourmet evenings. Lisa Knight

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Reviewed June 13, 2012

My wife and I stayed here as part of our honeymoon and I can't say enough as to what the staff did to make our stay memorable. When we returned from our dinner we found our room decorated with rose petals, a hot bath had been drawn with candles and more flowers, champagne, and chocolates. We were so grateful for the attention we received. It was very special.

Beyond that the staff were very friendly and the accomadations were excellent. Our room had a fantastic view of the beach and the ocean. The grounds were all well kept and the hotel common areas were very comfortable. The staff even brought us snacks and drinks as we lounged in the common area so my wife could pet the two "five star kitties" that live in the hotel.

We had dinner at the Sand restaurant and took a picture it looked and tasted so good. The breakfast buffet was wonderful as well. We helped our selves to the juices, fruit, yogurt, cereals, chesses, and were also made breakfast omelets and french toast.

The hotel is walking distance to the beach below, but we didn't swim as the weather was pretty chilly in April. We were also walking distance to the town, but it's a bit of an uphill hike, so we drove up instead.

The Plettenberg is a fantastic stay and truly 5 star service.

Room Tip: Get one that faces the East so you can catch a sunrise over the beach.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Management response:Responded June 23, 2012

I am thrilled that you had a memorable stay at our hotel during your honeymoon. Thank you for your review, my team and myself take great pride in offering our guests great hospitality, exceptional food, and a truly 5 star experience. Lisa Knight

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Reviewed April 26, 2012

We had visited in August 2011 The location was awesome! The hotel is a boutique hotel with excellent taste and big spacious well appointed rooms. Gracious service.........and breathtaking views of the bay.........We had absolute unbelievable viewing of dolphins! Would say a very very memorable stay.........they also made excelled vegetarian risotto for us!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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formosabay, General Manager at The Plettenberg Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2012

I appreciate your comments regarding your stay at The Plettenberg. We certainly have amazing views, and I am delighted that you have wonderful memories of our food, rooms and service. Lisa Knight

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Additional Information about The Plettenberg Hotel

Address: Garden Route 40 Church Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: $278 - $778 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Plettenberg Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Plettenberg - situated on a rocky headland in Africa's most spectacular coastal resort - is the ultimate escape. The 37 luxury rooms and suites, showcase the most breathtaking vistas in Southern Africa. With views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden beach, The Plettenberg is situated in the heart of the adventure-rich Garden Route, world-renowned for its excellent selection of outdoor activities. From regular dolphin and whale sightings to bungee jumping, treetop canopy tours and other more daring pursuits in the surrounding countryside. The Plettenberg is the ideal place to both relax and unwind - or recharge and reinvigorate - through a series of sensational endeavours. At The Plettenberg the charming service, exceptional cuisine, which is overseen by The Collection by Liz McGrath’s Grand Chef, Peter Tempelhoff, and the setting combine to create the ultimate story, one of a South African seaside property unlike any other. ... more   less 
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