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The Plettenberg Hotel

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from this hotel were amazing, delicious breakfast, free mini bar and easy walk to the beach. Perfect place to stay in Plettenberg bay and felt really safe. Loved the pool area and all the staff were really helpful and friendly.

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

Dear Becca M Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We consider ourselves very lucky to be situated in such breathtaking surroundings. We have panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. The beaches are two of the most pristine beaches in the area. I...

Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely hotel, great location and welcoming staff. service can be a little slow at the bar but all in all a fabulous place to stay. breakfasts were wonderful. best view in the bay. Would visit again if in the area.

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

Dear Suzanne B Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very fortunate with our location. Our views are beautiful. I have shared your feedback with the bar team. It is important to know where service can be improved. It was a...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had been advised to book early and to ensure we got a sea view, which is definitely worth paying extra for! The views are spectacular and the hotel is really lovely. The staff are all very pleasant but like most places in SA speedy service is not a priority. The wifi again like most places is very slow. The...

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

Dear Stephanie S Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us. Your positive feedback about your stay at The Plettenberg, our facilities and the team is important to us. It motivates us but it also enable us to look at our areas for improvements. I am delighted to share with you that our wifi...

Bridge of Weir, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truly a five-star hotel with great room ( street view) sadly not sea- view for us - as we booked through a third- party but quiet and big and comfortable. We ate in the hotel three nights out of four and the food was good and not expensive. Varied wine choice. Breakfast was good with lots of fresh fruit and...

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

Dear Cock1948 Thank you for choosing to write a review for us. What lovely feedback to read. It truly motivates us. I am delighted to read that you were comfortable in your room. Our menu caters for every kind of foodie. From seafood, to tapas, to great South African meats, salads and soups. All our wines are locally sourced. Breakfast...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

... from check in to check out our experience at the Plettenberg hotel was first class. Breakfast was a delightful experience overlooking Plattenberg Bay. And while we don't normally like to eat in hotel restaurants, our dinner in the restaurant there was also first class. I am attaching a photo of our room overlooking the Indian Ocean. It is so...

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

Dear WinoRick Thank you very much for posting such a lovely review for us. I am delighted to read that you had a memorable stay with us. Your feedback means the world to us. Many thanks for your kind words. The view from our restaurant is superb. It is quite easy to either sit on the terrace or by the...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at this elegant hotel during our SA trip at festive season in December and enjoyed thoroughly. We were placed in the main building and although sea view was not promised, we had a beautiful ocean view from our windows. Design is well thought with good quality items, amenities and a free minibar. We dined every night...

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

Dear Fatih D Thank you for your glowing review. All of our guest feedback is important to us. It gives us motivation and makes us want to do more for our guests. I was so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your feedback about the team, our level of service and the facilities....

Shetland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed in this hotel late February 2017. I can't praise it highly enough the room was tastefully fitted out huge bed and lovely en suite. The free mini bar is first rate and the bottle of red wine waiting for us was a nice touch. The view from the restaurant at breakfast is first rate the...

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

Dear Elaine M Thank you very much for your review of your stay with us. I am delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay. Your kind words about our hotel and the service delivery keeps us very much motivated. It means the world to us. Our rooms are beautiful and we are very proud of our product. The...

Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here as part of a quick stop tour of SA for three nights. On arrival we were checked in the shown to our room, it was in the new part across the road from the main hotel, wow it was basically a suite with its own patio and garden and overlooked the bay , the room was huge...

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

Dear Rustyruss67 Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us. I am delighted to read that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. It always brings us great pleasure when we have managed to have met your expectation. Creating a lasting memory is what we aim to achieve for each of our guests....

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is highly recommended the location and views are fantastic,you overlook the beach and can see for miles. Wonderful when breakfasting on the terrace. Rooms are modern and we'll appointed,recently must have been renovated but the whole hotel looks like it has just been built! Staff fantastically cheerful and accommodating. The only place to stay in Plettenberg. We will...

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

Dear George M Thank you for your fantastic feedback. It means so much to us. Not only does it motivate us to do better but it makes us happy when we have managed to leave a lasting impression. Our aim is to create unique memorable experiences for all our guests. We are very fortunate to be surrounded by such beauty....

Reigate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were incredibly lucky to be upgraded to the 3 bedroom villa. It has been amazing - the space, the decor and views just stunning. The hotel is right by the beach & centrally located in Plettenberg - so lots of choice of places to eat. We ate one night in the hotel - couldn't fault the food. Breakfasts were...

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Dear Caroline Walker Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us. I am delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay in The Lookout Villa. It is a beautiful Villa and we are very proud of our product. The location is of the hotel is very central. It offers short walk...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public 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: $263 - $664 (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 Luxury Hotel in Plettenberg Bay
#2 Romantic Hotel in Plettenberg Bay
#5 Family Hotel in Plettenberg Bay
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“Ask for a sea view room, corner rooms have great space”
 of 5 bubbles SRFlyer, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a sea view!”
 of 5 bubbles Catmoo, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The rooms on the ground the ground floor open are at the side of the pool”
 of 5 bubbles 722elainem, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get the best you can afford, the best views are from the blue wing. If you can get room 56, it's brilliant”
 of 5 bubbles annebgg, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“choose a room in the original hotel for space.”
 of 5 bubbles rosemarykelly2017, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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