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The Plettenberg Hotel

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Cape Town
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent 4 nights over Easter in the annexe section of the hotel - our room was lovely, well appointed, spacious and spotlessly clean as it was serviced twice daily. The mini bar was replenished daily too and with the turn down service in the evening, a bottle of mineral water placed on the bedside table as well as something sweet....

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for three days in February and loved it! The room was lovely and spacious and very large bathroom. The food was very good and the hotel felt very cosy and friendly. I really loved the design of the hotel and the interior which was fresh and light and welcoming. It was wonderful to be able to walk to...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning hotel, very homely feel - rooms are big & spacious with beautiful furniture. Food is fantastic with so many options on the menu. The hotel restaurant has an amazing view of the beach & it was a treat sitting out in the sun in the morning overlooking the ocean & sipping on some tea - very peaceful! Staff are...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at the hotel for 3 nights in early March this year for the first time. It was not long enough and we will return next year. We stayed in the annex across from the main hotel. The room had a wonderful view of the beaches a few minutes walk from the hotel. The service was...

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MJBirch, General Manager at The Plettenberg Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Robertchambers7 Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. I am delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. The views at the hotel is incredible. We are so fortunate. Our location is prime and unique. It allows for easy access to the beaches, the shops in the Main Street and other...

Northants
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for three nights, it wasn't long enough! Great location and views with restaurants and coffee shops just a few (hilly) minutes away. You can walk for miles in the beach, clamber over rocks, or just sit at the lovely pool enjoying the view. Staff were lovely, room service twice per day would definitely stay there again.

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MJBirch, General Manager at The Plettenberg Hotel, responded to this review

Dear LeeAnne22 Thank you for your review. I am delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Our location is prime. It is within walking distances to the beach, other restaurants and very close to the Main Street. Thank you for your compliments about the team. I have now shared it with them. It means the world...

Stamford, Connecticut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stunning setting overlooking the bay. The restaurant was fantastic and probably the best during 2 weeks of travelling around South Africa. Extremely helpful staff. Strongly recommend staying or just popping in for a meal.

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MJBirch, General Manager at The Plettenberg Hotel, responded to this review

Dear HuwJones2013 Thank you for writing a review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our location is prime. We certainly have the best views in Plettenberg Bay. It offers two of the most unspoiled beaches to either side of the hotel. It is also lovely to read that you enjoyed the food. I will...

Cambridgeshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights. A lovely hotel in a very good location overlooking the ocean. Very good facilities, furnished in a classic style, extremely comfortable, the mini bar was inclusive with the room rate, worthy of its 5 stars. We would happily return to this hotel. The town is also interesting with lots of shops etc. We were recommended...

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MJBirch, General Manager at The Plettenberg Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Terenzio22 Thank you for your lovely review. I am pleased to hear that you had a good stay with us. We have the best location in Plettenberg Bay. Our views are amazing. We consider ourselves indeed very fortunate to be surrounded by such beauty everyday. What a creation. Many thanks for the compliments about our facilities and our service....

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a great place . Fantastic setting above the sea with one of the best views across the bay and lagoon to the Tsitskama forests and mountains. Great and friendly service . Beautiful rooms. Easy access to the wonderful lookout beach below as well as the wedge. Center of the town a short walk or ride away.

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MJBirch, General Manager at The Plettenberg Hotel, responded to this review

Dear M7900DJjeffg Thank you very much for your feedback and for taking the time to write a review. The hotel's location is unique. Our location offers the best views in Plettenberg Bay. Thank you for your lovely words about the team and our rooms. My team is my biggest asset. I am delighted to read that you have enjoyed your...

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At this hotel we met the Best service ever met! The mini bar at the room was complimentari, drinks, chocolates everything Even at the checking out they gave us 2 home made cookies and cold water bottles "to the way"... There is a coffee machine whith capsules in the room. We had never seen such a polite and helping stuff...

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MJBirch, General Manager at The Plettenberg Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Oferta10 Thank you for your review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Many thanks for your kind words about the staff, our service and our hotel. First impressions are lasting impressions and I am sure that you have fond memories of your time here. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Kind...

Caterham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights on our Garden route trip. The location was great, the room was nice with a sea view. Breakfast was good, we only ate in the hotel one evening and it was very good. The complimentary mini bar was a nice touch although some rum would have been nice! Our room was in the annex...

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MJBirch, General Manager at The Plettenberg Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Anne H Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. I am delighted to read that you had a wonderful stay with us. The Garden Route is an unspoiled destination in South Africa. Our location is unique. Situated at the top of the Look-Out-Rocks and surrounded by two beautiful beaches. The mini bar is a...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about The Plettenberg Hotel

Address: Garden Route 40 Church Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: $247 - $520 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Plettenberg Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 37
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Plettenberg Bay
#1 Spa Hotel in Plettenberg Bay
#2 Romantic Hotel in Plettenberg Bay
#2 Luxury Hotel in Plettenberg Bay
#5 Family Hotel in Plettenberg Bay
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“We preferred the main building rather than the annexe.”
HuwJones2013, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Every room is the best in this hotel”
oferta10, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a sea view room, corner rooms have great space”
SRFlyer, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a sea view!”
Catmoo, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The rooms on the ground the ground floor open are at the side of the pool”
722elainem, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
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