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Southern Cross Beach House
Ranked #37 of 81 Plettenberg Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Milan, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Quietly and nice”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

I'd like very much to stay at Southern Cross. The house is nicely white decorated with a lovely garden and a beatiful view of the sea. With a just a small walk within the threes your are on the beach. Rooms are not very big but nice and clean. Breakfast and service very good.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

A friend who used to live at Plettenberg Bay recommended Southern Cross Beach House during our stay and it could not have been a better choice. The rooms are beautifully appointed and clean, with excellent service, especially from Edward, the knowledgeable manager, who ensured that we knew where the best restaurants and places to visit were located. The accommodation is right on the beach and we were treated to wonderful breakfasts outside on the patio surrounded by a lush and colourful garden. The staff service was superlative and we were spoilt over our two nights. There is a wonderful guest lounge with fire for a cosy winter's night with a kitchen attached and an honesty bar. We would not stay anywhere else at Plettenberg Bay!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Everything was perfect. The decor of the rooms and common areas, the gardens, the staff. It really is a special place to spend a few days! The staff couldn't do enough for us and made us feel like we were royalty. Thank you Southern Cross Beach House.... we will definitely be back!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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London
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123 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2013

This place is very well located above the beach of Plettenberg Bay, with friendly staff and convenient central kitchen services for general use during the day.
However, no rooms have sea views, unless you are the owner, whose rooms do.
The pool is only for the use of the owner, too.
So while it's very good, it's not quite as good as it could be.....

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Mike W
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2013

What a wonderful location! The B&B is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. We wanted to just stay there and look at the view of the ocean. Edward, the Manager, and his staff were extremely helpful and kind and made our final days in South Africa very special.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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London
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2013

We stayed at this guest house for 4 nights in January this year. It is in a lovely location overlooking the ocean with the sound of waves crashing on to the beach and (if you're lucky - we were) the sight of dolphins in the Bay. Apart from the location it is the staff that make this place so special: Ed is an exceptional manager (even organising my washing to go to the laundry) and the ladies who do breakfasts and the rooms are so nice and so helpful. However in a modern age there are a few things t take into consideration: there is no air conditioning, no fridge in the room and limited space in the kitchen fridge. On one hand this is a refreshing change from modern identi-kit hotels but on the other on hot steamy nights it is hard to sleep. Also whilst we had the king size room which was spacious and comfortable, other guess commented that their rooms were small. Garden furniture was also a little tight as the space overlooking the sea is confined. However I don't think that I have ever been welcomed in and waved goodbye by such a nice team of people.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2013

We stayed at Souther Cross Beach House for 1 Night during December. What a lovely place! Usually what you see on the websites of Hotels and Guest Houses aren't the same, but at Southern Cross it was way better.

The rooms are lovely & clean, and so beautifully decorated. The views from the garden is amazing and the breakfast fantastic! Thanks to Ed and the rest of the staff that made us feel so welcome.

I would highly recommend Southern Cross to anyone, so peaceful and ofcourse the service with a smile.

We will be back soon!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Southern Cross Beach House
Address: 1 Capricorn Lane | Solar Beach, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
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Ranked #37 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Plettenberg Bay
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Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Cross Beach House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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