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“Exquisite, luxuriously relaxing”
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Cottage Pie
Ranked #67 of 81 Plettenberg Bay B&B and Inns
Port Elizabeth
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Exquisite, luxuriously relaxing”
Reviewed February 22, 2010

Thank-you Beth and team for a wonderful stay at Cottage Pie; your warmth and welcome really makes one feel special. We loved your breakfasts around the pool! Cottage Pie is really “cottagy”; there are a number of quite different, quirky rooms and if one is particular about having the best room one will need to ensure suitability when booking. The two upstairs rooms are extremely luxurious and must be amongst the best in Plett. We stayed in one of the front facing rooms which, despite having smaller bathroom space, was quaint and most comfortable. A big flock of guinea fowl with chicks greeted us each morning just outside our room. The best feature of Cottage Pie is its location, a short walk over the dunes onto Robberg Beach – in our opinion the most wonderful beach in SA !

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
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Reviewed February 22, 2010

Very fortunate to stay at Cottage Pie for a weekend in Feb, two friends & myself! Each had our own rooms, fully equipped except for mine, that could have done with a fan ~ other than that friendly staff, stunning pool area, yummy breaksfast and amazingly comfy beds! Very close to the beach, so an early morning walk is fantastic! Hope to go back soon with the family:)

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
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Mold, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
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Reviewed February 15, 2010

Checked into a "luxury room" which appeared to be a converted garage the main window and entrance of which was 2m from the car park. White chipboard furniture, access the shower room through the wardrobe. No aircon, cheap toileteries, bare walls.
Very friendly manageress (Beth) gave us an upgrade to a
much better room after complaining. Breakfast not bad, but not as good as other places we stayed in. If you are happy to pay R1050 pp p night for one of the best rooms (still no air con but good ceiling fan) you will get a nice room in a good location. Very small garden & pool surounded by other properties.

  • Stayed February 2010
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100roaringlions, Owner at Cottage Pie, responded to this review, February 22, 2010
Thanks for your review & your compliments about Beth and the great location. Plett is our favourite place on the garden route and Robberg Beach is just a great location. Since we took over Cottage Pie two years ago we've loved the challenge of trying to perfect the look and feel of the place. It still has a very relaxed beach cottage style, and we know not all rooms are to everyone's taste. We're glad we were able to put you in a room that suited you. We're always trying to improve, and I'm currently working on fresh finishing touches in all the rooms. We hope you may be able to return one day and like the results. Best regards to you and your family, and thanks again for the feedback. Kevin & Jules
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Port Elizabeth
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Reviewed January 19, 2010

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cottage Pie. Our room was truly beautiful and elegant, yet so cosy and comfortable in a gorgeous romantic setting. The friendly staff were very helpful and warm, ensuring our stay was a memorable one. Cottage Pie is definitely at the top of our list for our favourite places to stay and we look forward to returning soon! Tanya Slabbert - Port Elizabeth

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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westport, CT
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2010

Cottage Pie is one of the few guest houses situated very, very close to Robberg Beach. I am sure there are better accommodations at the price in Plett, but I don't think any of them will offer the convenience of this great location. I stayed in #6, one of the two upstairs rooms at a nightly rate of 2100Rand over Christmas week. The room was spacious with a large seating area. The bathroom was of a good size with seperate shower stall and tub. The other upstairs room, #7, is probably similar. The bed was extremely comfortable with excellent quality linens. There was a balcony with table and chairs, but with no views except the parking area. There are some smaller rooms at the back opening directly onto the small garden and tiny pool. I would not have been happy in these - too vulnerable to neighboring rooms and kids playing outside. The downstairs rooms at the front are a better choice. There is a manager on the premises to make sure that all is well. Breakfasts are not sumptuous, but perfectly adequate. They will cook pretty much anything you want. When I arrived at 2:30 pm, the room was not ready and the premises were in the hands of someone filling in for the manager who was on holiday. Directions on their website were useless because of a missing roadsign and obscurred sign to the inn itself. Get a map of Plett before you go to make sure you find the place without the problems I endured. They do not have phones in the rooms or a computer for guest use in the lounge. No turn-down service at night. Bars and gates everywhere for security. At this price, I would exect fewer bars and more human security guards.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Leicester
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 12, 2009

A little out of town which meant taxis in th eevening but Cottage Pie was near a lovely beach and the rooms were very good
The Manager went out of her way to make sure we enjoyed our stay

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank MawganLeicester
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Meppen
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2009

The "Cottage Pie" is just as beautiful as the pictures of it. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable, the staff is extremely courteous and the breakfast was delicious. Besides being a truly "five star" accomodation their location makes it even better: Situated in a very quiet side road, it takes only about 4 minutes to walk to famous Robberg beach. This is the place that you want to stay at in Plet!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank drdave23
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Additional Information about Cottage Pie

Property: Cottage Pie
Address: 16 Tarbet Ness Avenue, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #67 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cottage Pie 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Renowned for the splendour of its ever-changing sky- and seascapes, and for the unspoilt beauty of its lagoons and beaches, Plett is a destination of distinction for all visitors to the Garden Route. Just five minutes from the bustling restaurants, galleries, coffee shops and bars of Plett’s Main Street, Cottage Pie is a secluded & tranquil beachside haven. This understated, private 5-star retreat boasts is ideally situated, just 100m from beautiful Robberg Beach. ... more   less 
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Cottage Pie Hotel Plettenberg Bay

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