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44 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

The location is excellent and our room was very comfortable , clean and had a great view. The breakfast was good and the staff very helpful. Parking was secure and rather congested. The property is rather pretentious for a B &B and it is expensive

1 Thank Seventy09
100roaringlions, Owner at Cottage Pie, responded to this review

Thanks for your balanced review. We're so glad that you enjoyed the location and that you had a comfortable stay in one of our breath-taking view rooms. You visited at the best time, when the weather is temperate and the town is just starting to get busy again after the summer holidays. We're always looking to improve so we really... More 

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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2014 via mobile

Very beautifully decorated hotel, lobby area, views from many rooms, upper decks w glass walls and honor bar, complete breakfast, eggs cooked to order. Certainly could have given a 5, beds a bit hard (more comfortable st the last lodge we stayed at for fraction of the price). A bit pricey compared to private accommodations we were staying at that... More 

Thank xhileration
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2013

We stayed in four B&Bs on our trip from Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. This was not a B&B, more a golf resort hotel and it was the poorest of all. The cottages are delightful and have a poolside setting but the rest of the experience was poor. Up to then all of our hosts had been buzzing with helpful... More 

Thank Alan D
Lewes, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2011

Cottage Pie was our least favourite stay of all the places in our three-week tour of South Africa. It didn't help that we were checked in to a very nice room and then moved to a smaller, less favourable one in a rather peremptory way, within the first ten minutes; and the energy of the establishment seemed to be going... More 

4 Thank weepaddy
100roaringlions, Owner at Cottage Pie, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, and for your balanced feedback. We're sad to hear that your stay with us wasn't the kind of experience we hope to create. You're right, a lot of energy went into a complete re-working of the property last year - we're working hard to keep improving our place on the beach.... More 

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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2011

not 5* may get 3 for some rooms but not ours. Small and noisy on ground floor with the laundry room next door and people walking past all the time, no privacy at all. Room looked out onto a brick wall. Shower, old, broken and dirty. The beach and nature reserve nearby are lovely only a short walk, but not... More 

4 Thank FamilyL
100roaringlions, Owner at Cottage Pie, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the trouble to give us feedback: it helps us improve and we're grateful for it. We're so sorry about the noise from the laundry: we've moved it to a different part of the property now, where there are no rooms nearby. We've also given Cottage Pie a spruce up, while still trying to keep the charm that... More 

Cape Town
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43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2011

I was on a Garden Route tour with a family of five tourists. The trip was planned as 5* and we were all dissapointed when arriving at Cottage Pie. We had been travelling for a week and staying at some lovely resorts and everybody felt 'let down' with this B&B.(A member of Lion Roars Group) Firstly, the position, although near... More 

2 Thank Clive F
100roaringlions, Owner at Cottage Pie, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback - although it's tough to hear we didn't meet your expectations, we need to know how we can improve. With comments like yours in mind, we took a hard look at the property, and have made some big changes. Firstly, we have merged it with three adjacent properties: one of these is right on the sea-front... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2011

We stayed at Cottage Pie B&B with our 3 small kids for 5 days in April and had a wonderful time. The Cottage Pie house itself is charming (great style, modern and cozy at the same time), with a nice garden and pool and lovely rooms leading directly onto the garden area. The breakfast is very good, the service great... More 

Thank Ninax77
100roaringlions, Owner at Cottage Pie, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to stay with us and for your lovely review. We're so glad that you and your family were so comfortable and happy during your stay. (We also enjoy having a kitchen available during long stays - too many meals out can get a bit much!) It's also great to hear your comments on Cottage Pie's charm and... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2011

Cottage Pie is a quaint place in a beautiful beach town. It is definitely a B&B and not a hotel and travellers should take it as such. We had a huge room which was beautifully decorated in a beach theme, and was exceptionally clean. There is currently building work going on, which our travel agent did warn us about. We... More 

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2011

We booked this "5 star !" based on the web site picture. We chose a superior room and on arrival were shown what could be best described as an annexe. The Cordova Villa (annexe)was so poorly sound proofed that we could hear everything from the adjoining rooms that we felt there was no privacy. There was no safe and when... More 

1 Thank neilsidebotham
100roaringlions, Owner at Cottage Pie, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We rely on Tripadvisor when we travel too, so we're always glad to see constructive feedback. First of all, I'm sorry you didn't have the experience we would have liked you to have. Cottage Pie is a very special place to us, and we work hard to make every guest feel... More 

mottram st andrew
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2011

Bewre if it is hot as there is no air con in the main building.Ther is so in the new buiding but one has to walk across abuiding site or the staff will run a shuttle. When it says 5 minutes to town and shops it is by car,some 5 kilometres staff friendly

Thank fetommey

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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 

Additional Information about Cottage Pie

Address: 16 Tarbet Ness Avenue, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cottage Pie 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Cottage Pie Hotel Plettenberg Bay
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 of 5 bubbles AlanD473, 8 Mar 2013 | Read review
“We were in the annexe and would have preferred to be in the main Cottage Pie house having seen what it was like.”
 of 5 bubbles weepaddy, 6 Nov 2011 | Read review
“The 'inside' rooms around the pool area are better.”
 of 5 bubbles BusinessBuilder, 14 Sep 2011 | Read review
“In main house by pool”
 of 5 bubbles Ninax77, 15 Apr 2011 | Read review
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