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Aquavit Guest House

8 Serica Place P.O. Box 871, Plettenberg Bay 6600 South Africa
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#2 of 115 B&Bs / Inns in Plettenberg Bay
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Aquavit Guest House is a purposely built contemporary Guest House with 5 en-suite guestrooms offering the most updated fixtures and finishes. Aquavit has a welcoming environment with attention to detail to ensure your stay a memorable one. Our guestrooms boast single, queen and king beds. A beautiful bathtub awaits you in our luxury king canopy suite "One" with salt crystals to soothe away your stress. The terrace has an area to relax, within steps of the 10-metre Infinity pool and lovely garden, where you can gaze at the sea and mountains. A full gourmet English breakfast is served on the terrace with attention to detail so your breakfast will taste as good as it looks - a perfect start to your day! All our en-suite guestrooms have spectacular views and steps out to a terrace or patio, 32” DSTV, WIFI, Internet availability, and private lounge. Our entire staff welcomes you, including Zoe and Dakota, our Golden Retrievers who will also happily greet you upon your arrival. Come see why we are called “Water of Life”!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Room features
Private balcony
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Danish
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Nada Stojanovic wrote a review Jan 2021
Pretoria, South Africa3 contributions3 helpful votes
This was our 5th year staying at this stunning guest house, and describing it as perfection can't justify the ideal home away from home offered at Aquavit. From the stunning views of the garden, lagoon and sea to the delicious breakfast offered each morning. The staff and service are truly first class. We stayed in room 2 which had jaw-dropping views and direct access to the quiet poolside and lounge area. The spacious and comfortable room cannot be compared. Linda, Ole and the entire staff's effort for everything was exemplary. The two golden retrievers, Zoe and Dakota, gave a sense of relaxation and happiness to our already perfect stay. Thank you for such an impeccable holiday and looking forward to next year!
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from Linda Olsen, Owner at Aquavit Guest House
Responded 13 Jan 2021
Hi Simona & Nada, Ole and I are happy you made it home safely. Your husband wrote to us to let us know. I sent you some photos also. Thank you ever so much for your visit again and for writing that lovely Trip Advisor. In the meantime, stay safe, and we will see you back at Aquavit next season. 😊 Linda & Ole Dakota & Zoe
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CapeTownCharles wrote a review May 2020
Cape Town87 contributions105 helpful votes
Quite a dichotomy in writing this review. On the one hand, I agree with the high 4/5 star rating by majority of past reviewers, on the other hand, it does not meet all the criteria for such a high rating. I enjoyed my stay there, well appointed, good breakfast, comfortable, etc. A top rating requires provision of all amenities , all top level; this this B&B has not provided it. It has no facilities for smokers. When I asked where I could smoke, my question was met with a shrug of shoulders and "too bad" attitude. I was exiled to the driveway, not a particularly pleasant spot and very windy, where I felt like a refugee. The Aquavit has a pleasant and well maintained garden where a small table and a seat could be placed in a corner, some way from the house. It would not upset or interfere with the well being of other guests. The exiling of smokers should be addressed as a matter of urgency. Whilst I am not an expert on air pollution, I am quite certain that the toxic air emanating from the very busy main road to Plettenberg Bay just below the B&B, produces much more harm than any smoking guest could achieve. It is unconscionable that a top rating aspiring establishment does not provide such a basic facility.
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Date of stay: March 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from oboolsen, Owner at Aquavit Guest House
Responded 17 May 2020
Dear Tim & Ruth, We just received your comments on your stay with us and the fact that you felt like a refugee on our property was a bit offensive. Our website, booking platforms including agents, have the policy that we are a non smoking environment, including a letter I sent to you at the time of booking and prior to your arrival; which we clearly stated and in accordance with the public South African smoking laws. All our guests who stay with us appreciate and respect this policy. You were not expelled or exiled to the drive area of the house as you say, which is in front of the establishment. The visitors that do wish to smoke, come with a clear understanding of where they can smoke at the time of their arrival and very much satisfied. We also have noticed that you posted an earlier TA post and were quite satisfied with everything 😊
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LadyWillow2014 wrote a review May 2020
Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom94 contributions27 helpful votes
Aquavit was the last stop on our first trip to the beautiful country of South Africa and we couldn't have stayed in a more perfect place to end our holiday. Linda and Ole were fantastic hosts and made us feel very welcome and at home. Aquavit is a stunning property and it is beautifully designed and decorated. Our luxurious room was on the ground floor and opened up to the swimming pool; everything you could possibly need was included. The breakfasts cooked by Linda and Ole were divine and were a piece of art with so much attention to detail. I cannot recommend Aquavit highly enough; it is a wonderful place to relax in a homely, welcoming atmosphere.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Athene wrote a review Apr 2020
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We stayed in room no. 3 for 2 nights. The room as well as the breakfast and service exceeded our expectatations. Everything was absolutely lovely. Linda and Ole are friendly and attentative hosts. They and their amazing staff made us feel very welcome. Highly recommend and hope we‘ll be able to visit again soon.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from lindaolsen, Owner at Aquavit Guest House
Responded 15 Apr 2020
Hi Athene, many thanks for your thoughtful remarks and observations. Ole and I have sent you a personal thank you to your email! :-)
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Pierre and Laura, Netherlands wrote a review Mar 2020
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Hospitality, quallity, breakfast, views; all above expectation. Great design and art, very clean and efficient. Surroundings also worth visiting with explenations and maps from Ole! When in Plett, this is a must stay!!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: room 4, great view, balcony and spacious
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Response from oboolsen, Owner at Aquavit Guest House
Responded 30 Mar 2020
Hi Pierre & Laura, many thanks for your thoughtful remarks and observations. Ole and I have sent you a personal thank you to your email! :-)
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US$127 - US$176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aquavit Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Aquavit Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Robberg Nature Reserve (1.1 km), Plettenberg Beach (1.1 km), and Global Village (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aquavit Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Aquavit Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Aquavit Guest House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aquavit Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nineteen89, Molly's, and Nguni.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Aquavit Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Aquavit Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Plettenberg Bay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Aquavit Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Danish.
Are there any historical sites close to Aquavit Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Timber Shed (1.3 km), Van Plettenberg Beacon (1.4 km), and Nelson Bay Cave (5.5 km).
Does Aquavit Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.