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The Plettenberg Hotel

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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Spa
Airport Transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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This hotel is simply amazing and I think what makes it amazing is its wonderful staff led by the totally charming MJ. He knocks it out of the park with this team. You are made to feel special from the moment you cross the threshold. Plus they all have a great sense of humour.
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We came for dinner with our son who is a Chef in Plett. Richard the chef is incredible!!! He obviously is well travelled and this comes out in his food. I must rate his food as the best we have eaten!!! The combination of flavors was amazing!!! We had 4 starters from the
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Response from MJBirch, General Manager at The Plettenberg Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear AlexRicour, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We love seeing how much you enjoyed your dinner experience with us and it sounds like you had an all round amazing experience! We'll make sure to convey your compliments to Richard and his team in the kitchen, as well as the service staff for the restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back in future. Kind regards, MJ, Wiida and The Team
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We arrived unexpectedly, having booked only one hour in advance. We found the hotel half empty - nevertheless they gave is a distincly second rate room overlooking the parking lot. The hotel is pretty enough: location overlooking the Indian Ocean, decorations and appointments
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Response from MJBirch, General Manager at The Plettenberg Hotel
Responded yesterday
Dear Jan Q, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are devastated to read that you did not enjoy your experience with us and that you found the hotel the opposite of what we try to achieve. We are glad that there were some positive comments with your stay and we hope that the rest of your travels in South Africa are memorable. Kind regards, MJ, Wiida and The Team
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This is a truly incredible hotel! Not only is the service first class, the rooms are stylish and elegant, the food at the restaurant is the best in Plettenberg Bay (in my opinion) but the hotel also has some of the most amazing views of Plettenberg Bay and Keurbooms. The views
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Response from MJBirch, General Manager at The Plettenberg Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear SeanU0707, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We love hearing how much you enjoyed your stay with us and I've made sure to share your feedback with the team. The views are amazing and never fail to astound - so glad that we could share this with you and leave you with some lasting memories of The Plettenberg! We look forward to welcoming you back in future. Kind regards, MJ, Wiida and The Team
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We have just had 3 nights at this delightful hotel. Overall our stay was super but there were just a couple of niggles. We arrived and were taken to our suite but the a/c was broken. After much messing around they kindly moved us to another suite, but this took 4 hours! The
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Response from MJBirch, General Manager at The Plettenberg Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear AnnieLouDean, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I would like to apologize for the delay in moving you over to another room - this should have been done much quicker and with as little inconvenience to you as possible! I would also like to apologize for the maintenance issues in your room I can assure you that we have addressed these issues. It is lovely to see that you did have a wonderful stay with us and that you really enjoyed the fabulous suite with its amazing views! We look forward to having you join us again in future. Kind regards, MJ, Wiida and The Team
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Dear Marc C, We unfortunately do not have a gym at the hotel but we can offer you our "gym in a bag" which you are more than welcome to use in the privacy of your room or out on the lawn next to one of the swimming pools. We are 5 minutes walk from two beautiful beaches for running and the is Robberg Nature Reserve if you would like to do some trail running.
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Hello, How much of a walk is it down from the hotel to the beach.
Good Morning, The walk to the beach is about 10 minutes. Kind Regards, Annemie
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Does this hotel accept child?
Is it possible to swim in the sea?
Dear BernhardZ, Plettenberg Bay has some of the best beaches in South Africa and the water temperature in summer hovers around 20 - 22 degrees Celsius which makes for a very pleasant swimming environment. Swimming in the sea is a very popular pastime for holiday makers in Plettenberg Bay, from old to young. There is lifeguard stations established along the beaches with flags indicating the safe swimming areas as there is strong currents in certain areas. Kind regards, MJ, Wiida and The Team
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"Rooms in the annex, across the street from the main building are very quiet and have access to an infinity plunge pool."
"With a sea view!"
"Try to go out of season as season is full.February or November are good months. Good rooms are South facing over the sea."
"Corner on first floor"
"Go for a corner room above the ground floor"
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PRICE RANGE
US$222 - US$697 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapePlettenberg Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
37
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