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The Plettenberg Hotel

Garden Route 40 Church Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/05/28 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/05/28 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 13 hotels in Plettenberg Bay
Travellers' Choice
The Plettenberg, a member of The Liz McGrath Collection, is situated on a rocky headland in one of South Africa's most spectacular beach towns - tucked neatly into the Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay boasts a year-round temperate climate, pristine beaches and dense green forests, making it the ultimate South African seaside escape. The 5-star Small Luxury Hotels of the World property has direct beach access and showcases the most breathtaking vistas in Southern Africa, with views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden sand. The hotel features 35 beautifully appointed guest rooms, including 12 Suites and two spectacular Villas. Guests may enjoy world-class cuisine courtesy of SeaFood at The Plettenberg, where Executive Chef Kaylinn Shabalala serves deliciously fresh seafood dishes. The Sandbar meanwhile is the perfect spot for pre- or post-dinner drinks, as well as tea, wine and meticulously crafted signature cocktails throughout the day. Guests may relax at one of two pools with stunning sea views, or on the Sun Lounge & Terrace, before getting pampered at the Fresh Wellness Spa, or indulging in a spot of shopping at the Collection Boutique. Whether visitors are looking for a romantic seaside escape or an action-packed family holiday, The Plettenberg is the ideal place to relax and unwind, recharge and reinvigorate.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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rmody26 wrote a review 22 Jul
New Jersey124 contributions56 helpful votes
Beautiful location, right by the ocean, attentive, friendly and professional staff. Got a nice room upgrade with the pool and ocean view- we only stayed for 1 night but room was elegantly decorated, complimentary snacks in the mini bar. walking distance to the beach. the staff made a huge effort on the breakfast and dinner and tastefully presented. However I will just mention that some of the dinner choices were not available and also not made to our satisfaction :)
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Date of stay: July 2021
StefanBlom wrote a review 18 Jul
Cape Town, South Africa28 contributions1 helpful vote
How lucky are we that we could stay with our dogs in the beautiful Plettenberg Hotel. The staff was warm and welcoming; the sea views (with whales!) were breathtaking, with delicious food and the beach within walking distance. Thank you for making our stay memorable. We are looking forward to our next visit!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
LaProvidence wrote a review 10 Jul
Moscow, Russia103 contributions56 helpful votes
Classic and timeless! The setting is simply sublime and is the epitome of seaside bliss. From the welcome to the linen, the attention to detail, the amazing dishes - everything is on point and caters to your every desire. Service is attentive yet not intrusive. An absolute treat and highly recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
silem wrote a review May 2021
Franschhoek, South Africa6 contributions
Very attentive staff, nice complimentary snacks in mini fridge. Outstanding breakfast with a view over the swimming pool and sea. Great parking availability and in walking distance from town. Very nice detail: if they make your bed they put the weather forecast printed out on the bed. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The pastries and home made muesli is delicious
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The Team wrote a review May 2021
George, South Africa5 contributions3 helpful votes
Very professional upmarket hotel. Friendly staff, great food, great location. They walk the extra mile for their guests. The decor was very elegant and rooms were well equipped and spacious. We will definitely visit again.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: Not all rooms have a sea view, so ask.
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Response from MJ Birch, General Manager at The Plettenberg Hotel
Responded 05 May 2021
Dear TechnoTravelJunkie, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It is wonderful to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us and we sincerely hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards, MJ, Wiida and The Team
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Plettenberg Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Plettenberg Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Garden Route (0.1 km), St Peters Anglican Church (0.2 km), and Whale Tail Lookout Point (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Plettenberg Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Plettenberg Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Plettenberg Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Plettenberg Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Plettenberg Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include SeaFood at The Plettenberg, Grand Africa Lookout Beach, and The Lookout Deck.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Plettenberg Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Plettenberg Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Plettenberg Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Plettenberg Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Plettenberg Bay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Plettenberg Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Plettenberg Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.