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2 Bull Street Corner Meeding Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600 South Africa
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#3 of 15 hotels in Plettenberg Bay
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This heritage building dates back to 1777 and was later used as a rectory by the Anglican church until the present rectory was built in 1939. The beautiful building has now being returned to it’s former glory and is the focal point of this boutique hotel. The old school building, which has historically been a church and even a blacksmith’s workshop has also being lovingly restored and is the home of the spa. Just metres from the beach in a quiet cul-de-sac, it’s position gives you perfect access to one of South Africa’s most picturesque and naturally beautiful seaside towns.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Spa
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
24-hour security
Concierge
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Afrikaans
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LClarke wrote a review Jul 2022
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The Old Rectory is one of the best hotels we have stayed in. Super stylish upgrade of an old building, extremely helpful staff (especially Jess), wonderful food especially dinner, and a great location. We really enjoyed our 3-night stay and highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Great things to do in Plett include a whale watching boat trip (we went with Ocean Safari) and...
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Dear Leonie, Brendan & Orla, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback with us, it truly means the world, especially coming from a family that has travelled as extensively as yours. We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us and found the staff helpful, I will be sure to pass on your kind words. It was an honour sharing our hotel and its history with you and we sincerely hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. The Old Rectory Family
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roux2015 wrote a review Jun 2022
Kimberley, South Africa9 contributions9 helpful votes
We had very pleasant stay starting with Sam welcoming us. The service and staff are friendly. On point and articulate. Johnny, our “breakfast manager” is the best I’ve experienced. What a pleasure to come to a place like this. The room is 5 star
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 07 Jun 2022
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Roux. Thank you for your lovely review. It was such a pleasure hosting and getting to know you. Thank you also for commending our staff and in particular Johnny. We love what we do, and are passionate about sharing this wonderful property with our guests and visitors. We hope that you've settled into your new home and that you will pop in soon for a lunch or dinner. Until then, we send our fondest regards. The Old Rectory Family
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Roman K wrote a review May 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa13 contributions1 helpful vote
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This is THE PLACE to stay when in Plettenberg Bay. Your place to stay. Welcome to your home away from home ♥️ The Old Rectory deserves top marks in every single aspect: 1. Super friendly, helpful & attentive staff, with Jess being a mega Star. Since I requested, Jess gave us a mini quick-history of The Old Rectory which is displayed in black & white historic photographs in the main corridor of the hotel. Jess told me a story about the original stone wall which is located at the main reception and which dates back to 1777. - 10 / 10 ✅ 2. One of the TMs is a beautiful sculpture by Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe (at the main pool area), called ‘Looking into your Sky’ which is surrounded by centuries-old milkwood trees. - 10 / 10 ✅ 3. Boutique & sleek stylish accommodation (only 18 rooms) with relaxed, light & bright, yet understated design throughout the entire property. - 10 / 10 ✅ 4. Peaceful and relaxing combined with above, who doesn’t want to come back? - 10 / 10 ✅ 5. Although dating back to 1777, The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa has been beautifully and lovingly restored 4 years ago, although it appeared it was restored 6 months ago. Wow … - 10 / 10 ✅ 6. Literally 2 min walk away from the main beach. - 10 / 10 ✅ 7. Superb restaurant with delish cuisine. - 10 / 10 ✅ 8. A Sanctuary Spa with decadent treatments. - 10 / 10 ✅ 9. A surprise poem, which is left every night on each guest's pillow with yum chocolate. - 10 / of 10 ✅ 10. Best cappuccino in Plett, ever ☕️. - 10 / 10 ✅ As they say: Dynamite comes in small packages and The Old Rectory definitely fits into that category. If you are looking to step back in time, with all the modern & luxury amenities, look no further. You will want to come back again and again and again and …You got the message. Extraordinary in every aspect ♥️
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 06 Jun 2022
Dear Roman, Thank you for taking the time to write such a beautiful review. Please see below from Jessica. Dear Roman, Your extraordinary review has left me speechless. All I can say is thank you. Thank you for taking the time to explore and appreciate our property as much as we do. It is always incredibly rewarding when our guests can see and feel the warmth of the hospitality we strive to deliver. We are all passionate about what we do, as I’m sure you could tell. Thank you for being so appreciative of the history, the décor, the service, the small details that generally go unnoticed and all the quirky stories in-between. Thank you for giving this magical property the validation it deserves. It was an absolute joy to get to know you and share our hotel with you. I sincerely hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future. Warmest Regards, Jessica Manning
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TAHENDO wrote a review Apr 2022
Copenhagen8 contributions2 helpful votes
Been to Plett four times and stayed at a variety of houses. This beats them all hands down. Great location. Friendly and accommodating staff. Terrific restaurant and room service. Rooms were immaculate. We’ll be staying here next time we’re in Plett!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 07 May 2022
Dear TAHENDO, thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback, it truly means the world to us, especially coming from someone who has travelled so extensively throughout Plettenberg Bay. We are delighted to hear that your dining experience with us was terrific and that you find our rooms immaculate. We take a huge amount of pride in our hotel and the quality of service we deliver, it is always heart-warming when it is appreciated. Thank you again. Wishing you all the best and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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DanLR88 wrote a review Apr 2022
3 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at the Old Rectory for the second time and will be back for a third! It is total luxury yet laid back and the staff are absolutely amazing especially with the kids. Breakfast was top notch every morning and we ended up extending our stay for an additional week, it felt like home away from home.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 07 May 2022
Dear Family Le Roux, we are so incredibly happy to hear that your stay with us was a memorable one. It was an absolute pleasure to welcome you back. Thank you for showing your appreciation for our staff and taking the time to share your wonderful review. Our top priority is making our guests feel at home and it is deeply rewarding to know we succeeded. We loved having you and your beautiful family stay with us and we would be honoured to welcome you back for a third time.
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kwolfe301129 wrote a review Apr 2022
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
I loved the Old Rectory. It was so lovely and peaceful, it really made for a relaxing break from Cape Town. The location was perfect, just across from the beach, and the breakfasts were delicious. The room was quite spacious and the bathtub and large shower were also very much appreciated. It was lovely taking a nice hot bath and listening to the birds chirping away in the trees.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 07 May 2022
Dear kwolfe301129, thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback with us. We are thrilled to hear that your stay with us was peaceful and relaxing as we are sure it was a well-deserved break from the big city. There’s nothing like having a nice hot bath and being able to enjoy the sounds of nature, it’s a special kind of therapy. Sending warm wishes and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future.
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gpakes923663 wrote a review Mar 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
After spending a week in the area house-hunting we were pleased to check into The Old Rectory for a long weekend spoil. What a treat it was, the history of the building makes this building special however the staff and service made our stay spectacular.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 23 Mar 2022
Dear Gary and Glenda, thank you for the wonderful praise and validation. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you, sharing the history and architecture with you, and parting as friends. We look forward to many more visits once you have settled into your new home on the Garden Route. Best Regards. The Old Rectory Family
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Mcija wrote a review Mar 2022
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa10 contributions11 helpful votes
A great little hotel with excellent service, very well positioned in Plettenberg Bay. Comfortable rooms, good food in the restaurant and consistently excellent, friendly service from all the staff. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 23 Mar 2022
Dear mcija1. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Please know that we have shared this with The Old Rectory Family who send their regards and thanks. We look forward to your next visit and sharing some more great weather and good food. The Old Rectory Family
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mb0rland wrote a review Mar 2022
Durban, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
In every way we we happy with the personal , professional service and attention and the high quality of all facilities , positive attitude and willingness to please and make our stay memorable. Our only regret was that it was a short overnight stay and very early departure so not enough time to enjoy it all as much as we would like to have
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 19 Mar 2022
Dear mb0rland, even though your stay with us was a short one, we are happy to hear that it was enjoyable nonetheless. We firmly believe that no matter how beautiful the property, it is essentially the guest service that makes the stay a memorable one and of course, that is what we strive towards. We hope you find your way back to Plettenberg Bay in the future so that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back with open arms and, so that you can fully enjoy all we have to offer. Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback with us. Wishing you all the best.
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Pumpkin_ciccio wrote a review Mar 2022
Paris, France44 contributions37 helpful votes
The hotel was absolutely beautiful and service was impeccable. We had two connecting rooms which was nice for our family of 5. Breakfast was plentiful, varied and delicious. The location was also perfect, near the beach but also a 10-minute walk to Main street. We fully enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 19 Mar 2022
Dear Pumpkin ciccio , we are delighted to hear that your stay with us as well as our service was impeccable. As much as you enjoyed staying here, we loved hosting you and your beautiful family. Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day, and made even more special when served outside on the patio, with the great weather we have had lately. Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback with us. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future.
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US$187 - US$541 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Rectory
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Rectory?
Nearby attractions include Robberg Nature Reserve (0.4 km), Plettenberg Beach (0.4 km), and Garden Route (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Rectory?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Old Rectory?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Rectory?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old Rectory?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Rectory?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nineteen89, The Fat Fish, and The Table Restaurant and Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Old Rectory?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Old Rectory have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Old Rectory offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Old Rectory have airport transportation?
Yes, The Old Rectory offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Old Rectory?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.