Stayed at the "Plet" in Nov for four nights with my wife, during our three week holiday in S. Africa.
Manager very kindly upgraded us to an Ocean View room. The view from our room was breathtaking and spectacular. Out over the infinity pool to the ocean below with the massive expanse of beach which stretched around in a virtual "horseshoe". All the time the large waves rolling in crashing onto the beach with ever hopeful surfers waiting for that magical wave!!! Just the most fabulous view. The hotel is "perched" on the top of a cliff overlooking the magnificent beach and ocean below.
The room itself is very large with a lovely huge comfortable bed. All the usual "extras" you'd associate with this genuine five star hotel. Complementary drinks in the fridge, comfortable settee, arm chairs, large flat screen TV with multiple channels, balcony (small and no room for a chair etc), large his and her wardrobes (plenty of c/hangers!). The bathroom was truly luxurious. There is simply the largest shower room i think i've ever experienced with a massive shower head about the size of a dinner plate!!. I could have stayed under that shower all day long!!! I actually think four people could stand in the shower turn around and comfortably not touch each other>>>it was that big. Again his and hers wash basin in marble as was pretty much all of the bathroom. Large deep bath as well. My wife tells me the soaps lotions etc etc were expensive and upmarket. Beautiful large fluffy bath towels which were oh soooo soft (a pleasant change to the usual hotel bath towels) To finish it off with matching bath robes and slippers!!
The hotel itself is magnificent with really attentive staff, pleasant always smiling but always professional. Nothing was ever too much trouble and always helpful with suggestions as to shopping restaurants places of interest etc etc.
The restaurant is equally five star. Elegant and beautifully decorated. Breakfast choice was very extensive either cooked or buffet style. Didn't have lunch so cannot comment but believe no different. Dinner menu had an extensive choice. However not five star prices. In fact prices were very reasonable when considering the quality and choice of food. Far far cheaper than at home. EG, drinks in bar couple of large G&Ts , wine, usually three courses and normally large Baileys to finish about £50 all in!!! ( Restaurants etc etc very reasonably prices in S.Africa ) My wife tells me it was the finest steak she's tasted >>>full stop!!! I tried all sorts including springbok and kudoo. Both lovely with a very different taste. Fish menu also exciting and tried various fish which didn't disappoint!!
In conclusion, this is a beautiful genuine five star hotel with simply stunning views of the beach/ocean below( do try to secure a ocean view room!) The restaurant and food is equally five star and is what you would expect of a five star hotel. Staff are helpful friendly and are a credit the hotel. Have absolutely no hesitation in fully recommending the wonderful hotel.
- 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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