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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kurland hotel is a beautiful place to relax. However, having booked for lunch at a restaurant we thought was Katarinas we were surprised to find the new owner totally unprepared for us. The booking was actually made at the hotel but we did not realise this. We were very surprised to see that Katarinas was not what we expected. The... More 

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Kurland, General Manager at Kurland Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon 'ormevse' Thank you for your review after visiting Katarina's this past week. It is rather sad and unfortunate that you were subject to the various operational mishaps, and one cannot make any excuses ! We have outsourced Katarina's to a reputable restaurateur, who is very well known for his excellent Italian fare, however, is experiencing a few teething... More 

London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We had four nights in this amazing place with our two kids. Nothing was too much trouble, the service was fantastic. We were in Rose 4, a massive and beautiful room with large deck, plung pool and bathroom which is the size of many a hotel room I have stayed in. The kids loved their large loft with their own... More 

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Kurland, General Manager at Kurland Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon from Kurland, Michael S We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us at Kurland. Your compliments have been shared with the team and we look forward to welcoming you back again one day. Thank you for choosing Kurland, and taking the time to write this review. Kind regards Diana Howell GENERAL MANAGER More 

Cape Town
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We loved our stay at Kurland! From the moment we walked in their service was excellent. We arrived on a rainy day and all their fires were burning to make for a very welcoming and cosy atmosphere. We had an excellent room called Paddock 5 as it was off of one of the horse paddocks. This meant we could watch... More 

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Kurland, General Manager at Kurland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear mothercityhiker Thank you so very much for taking the time to write about your experience at Kurland. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our hospitality and service and we look forward to welcoming you back during the summer months. Kind regards, Diana Howell GENERAL MANAGER More 

Cape Town
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44 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

If you are looking for a peaceful and quiet stay in the Plettenberg Bay area Kurland is ideal. We loved looking out from our room over the fields with horses and the main part of the hotel is a lovely old farmhouse full of fireplaces, comfortable antique furniture and painting. They are also very well suited for families and have... More 

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Kurland, General Manager at Kurland Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your review of Kurland Jonty M. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and most of all to read that you would stay with us again - there is no better compliment. Kind regards, Diana Howell GENERAL MANAGER More 

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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223 reviews
63 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Rose Cottage 4 for 2 nights Diana Powell was very accommodating upon my early recce on Thursday . We checked in at 8h30 pm ultimately All was great in room The staff are really excellent everywhere on the estate Breakfast is superb Dinner on Friday night was excellent Kurland is a great gettaway and leaves you feeling... More 

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Kurland, General Manager at Kurland Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Graham E Thank you so very much for taking the time to write this fabulous review on your stay with us at Kurland - we appreciate all the good words and will be sure to share with our team. It is also very pleasing to read that you left Kurland feeling relaxed and with happy 'tummies' - food,... More 

Hamburg, Germany
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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We've been to Kurland several times and always loved it. The rooms are very nice and especially tailored for families. The area itself is beautiful and quad drives in the morning, after the outstanding good breakfast, are breathtaking. We can especially recommend to have one of the afternoon cakes at the veranda with a nice cup of coffee, chocolate (which... More 

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Kurland, General Manager at Kurland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Maelpi Thank you for your review on Kurland and it is wonderful to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and well done for taking out the quads - that is really great fun and a fabulous way to view the estate. We are humbled to be 'one of the best experiences ever' and really hope to welcome... More 

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63 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Kurland hotel is beautiful located in the Crags and next to the Polo fields. The hotel and restaurant are old english styled. A bit out dated but very nice atmosphere. Food is not very special but not bad either. Offers seating next to fire places outside and inside.

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Kurland, General Manager at Kurland Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Jef V Thank you for taking the time to write your review about your stay with us at Kurland. Thank you also for the compliments about the estate. All comments, good and bad are constructively accepted, and we understand that each person/guest has their specific likes and dislikes. We hope to welcome you back again one day. Kind... More 

Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We stayed in glorious Paddock 3 with it deliciously comfortable bed and beautifully decorated spacious room. Heated marble floors in the bathroom which leads out onto a pretty courtyard. Luxurious and so exquisitely decorated with scented strips in our wardrobe, wonderful amenities, everything just perfect. An added privilege to have our daughter stay upstairs in the loft room so we... More 

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Kurland, General Manager at Kurland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Suzy L Thank you for the most fabulous review and for making us look so good. We are humbled by your praise and hope to welcome you back again soon. Your most appreciative comments will be shared throughout the team. Kind regards Diana DIANA HOWELL GENERAL MANAGER KURLAND HOTEL & SPA More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Had an amazing stay the staff were very attentive, the room was perfect, large and luxe, great amenities and touches, had a private dinner one evening and it felt super special, took some polo lessons and did some horse riding, breakfast was great, i wish i was back

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Kurland, General Manager at Kurland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Arv M We wish you were back too ... Thank you for the wonderful review - we will be sure to share this with our staff. We look forward to that next visit to Kurland. Kind regards Diana DIANA HOWELL GENERAL MANAGER KURLAND HOTEL & SPA More 

Port Elizabeth
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61 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We spent one night with friends and had a very special and memorable stay. Everything about the hotel is excellent and beyond a 5star experience. I will highly recommend this establishment to colleagues and friends and hope to visit again someday .The attention to detail in bedrooms and lounge diningroom area is incredible .Keep up the excellent service

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Kurland, General Manager at Kurland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear "foresthall" Thank you so very much ~ what a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us here at Kurland. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards Diana DIANA HOWELL GENERAL MANAGER More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ambassador to the finer things in life, Kurland is the ideal family and honeymoon retreat along The Garden Route. Situated in the foothills of the Western Cape Mountains on on a vast and beautiful private estate, complete with its own polo club, Kurland hotel is the stuff of holiday fantasies. This luxury boutique hotel, within reach of secluded beaches and a great variety of activities, has buckets of character, a never-be-bored menu of things to do, fine cuisine and staff who know the true meaning of the word ‘hospitality’.Over 50yrs ago Baron Peter Behr discovered a coastal paradise of exquisite beauty near Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route in South Africa and purchased the estate which he named Kurland after the Baltic province where he was born. In 2000, Behr’s grandson Peter, and his wife Dianne, transformed the family homestead into a Luxury Boutique Hotel which sits at the heart of a 1700 acre estate of stunning natural beauty, perfect for country pursuits. Today, Kurland is a peaceful and luxurious sanctuary which offers highly personalised service, fine cuisine and excellent facilities. Its location within the Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve allows guests the chance to enjoy equestrian activities, forest walks, unspoilt beaches, water sports, and extreme activities such as bungy jumping or sky diving. Kurland also boasts its own championship polo ground, private stables and tuition centre – perfect for guests who wish to learn to play themselves or simply sit and back and marvel at the professionals. Adult guests at Kurland will enjoy the hotel’s 12 luxurious suites, sumptuous interiors, peaceful library, gorgeous rose gardens and well equipped spa whilst parents will relax safe in the knowledge that the needs of younger guests are also very well tended to by Kurland’s experienced team of nannies. Children will relish in Kurland’s facilities – two, three and four bed loft rooms have been cleverly created above the main suites, each with en-suite bathroom and play area and they can choose to dine in ‘Children Only’ Dining Conservatory, Private Playroom or by invitation at the excusive Chef’s Table in the kitchen.Retaining its age-old reputation for great hospitality amidst spectacular natural beauty, Kurland has received a number of accolades including Runner-up in the prestigious Tatler Hotel of the Year awards. ... more   less 

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Address: Kurland Estate | The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: $474 - $948 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kurland Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Kurland Hotel Plettenberg Bay
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#3 Family Hotel in Plettenberg Bay
#3 Spa Hotel in Plettenberg Bay
#7 Luxury Hotel in Plettenberg Bay
#7 Romantic Hotel in Plettenberg Bay
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“We had lunch so did not see the rooms so cannot comment”
 of 5 bubbles ormevse, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We loved Paddock 5. Has its own pool and great views over the horse paddock.”
 of 5 bubbles mothercityhiker, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Explore the magnificent grounds of Kurland, to the trail cycles and wonderful walks”
 of 5 bubbles SuzyL746, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“they all are great”
 of 5 bubbles foresthall, 30 May 2016 | Read review
“We visited a couple of rooms and they are all beautiful”
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