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!
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.…
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.
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.
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!!