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The Plettenberg Hotel
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Plettenberg Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Accommodation wonderful. Views amazing.


Just fell in love with this location. Amazing views and great hospitality from Lisa and all staff. Cant wait to return to such a wonderful destination. Rooms well appointed with all needs. . Breakfast was wonderful on the deck in the warm sunshine, watching the seagulls gliding by. Highly recommended for a romantic getaway.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Stayed here with my wife for four nights in January 2013. A most enjoyable experience. The hotel is extremely well run, with a relaxed but efficient atmosphere. Staff were wonderful, and management visible and attentive. Dining in the restaurant was good, and breakfast was excellent. The location above a beautiful beach is fantastic, though a less precipitous path down would be welcome. Would return here if we were on the Garden Route again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Hotels in South Africa aren't cheap. They charge per person generally and this can be initially misleading when looking at prices.
The Plettenberg certainly is not cheap but it is wonderful.
Our room had a garden with a patio set and two sun loungers.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank TravellingTinker
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

We had an excellent three nights stay at this classy and beautiful hotel.

The decor is superb and the property is well maintained. Our room was spacious and extremely comfortable. Staff were very attentive and Lisa, the manager, clearly keeps a close eye on things to ensure that your holiday goes smoothly.

We had two evening meals in the hotel restaurant. The food was generally very good although on one evening we did have a minor complaint. The breakfasts were lovely and we especially liked being able to sit outside in the warm sunshine enjoying our first meal of the day.

The swimming pool area is not large but this is more than compensated for by the magnificent ocean views across the infinity pool.

If we ever return to Plettenberg Bay, this will definitely be the place where we'd love to stay.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Fantastic stay! Stayed for 2 nights on a whirlwind trip. Loved the property and very much enjoyed the "boutiqueish" feel.

Service levels all round top notch! Loved the pool setting which made for great photographs and the views are simply stunning.

Would most definitely stay here again!!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Harv and Les C
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Hadn't planned on stopping here for two nights during our recent stay in SA but sadly our original hotel was overbooked and the nice people at Virgin arranged this as an alternative........we are so pleased that they did!
First impressions were strong - very friendly personal welcome from the ever attentive Lisa Knight and the standards were maintained throughout our stay.
The accommodation was very comfortable (prob the best night's sleep of the holiday) and well appointed.
The food in the restaurant was excellent - we had already received two recommendations for the sea food platter from people we met on safari - do not miss this!
Enjoyed the (reasonably priced) cocktail bar where we were entertained by one of the resident cats who shared our taste for biltong.
We booked a trip (excellent dolphin safari) from the concierge service who were eager to help.
Great location, stunning views and an all round quality experience.
Would we book here again? Certainly - our experience of Lisa and her team has won us over and we wouldn't consider any where else in PB. The next stay will be longer - there is so much to do with great walking available at Storms RM, Robberg and Natures Valley - all stunning.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank DavidandKatie3
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

The view is amazing and the lap pool is very good and our suite was large but tired and badly designed. The staff were so helpful and the breakfasts were great. Just something missing. I can't fault the stay but I would not go there again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank aussiebok
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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 #3 of 14 Hotels in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: $243 - $1,029 (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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