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The Plettenberg Hotel

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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.

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#4 of 13 hotels in Plettenberg Bay
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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)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
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
Fishing
Patio
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
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
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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Exploration676322 wrote a review Mar 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa11 contributions1 helpful vote
From the moment of our arrival, the staff couldn't have been more welcoming, friendly and helpful. While we checked in we were given warm towels and iced tea, which was very welcome after our long drive. This level of service continued throughout our stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from MJBirch, General Manager at The Plettenberg Hotel
Responded 15 Mar 2020
Dear Exploration676322, We are very pleased you had a good stay and thank you for taking the time to write your review. Kind regards, MJ, Wiida and the Team
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Mark & Nikki L wrote a review Mar 2020
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom14 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed for three nights during our 2 week holiday along the Garden route. A fantastic hotel with great staff, great location and great food. Would highly recommend the Spa. We had a couples experience and it was easily the best massages had both ever had. First Class.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from MJBirch, General Manager at The Plettenberg Hotel
Responded 15 Mar 2020
Dear marknikkil, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us and thank you too for the expressions of appreciation! Kind regards, MJ, Wiida and the Team
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Clive W wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at The Plettenberg Hotel for three nights towards the end of a 2-week holiday in South Africa and it was by far the best hotel we stayed at and one of the best we have ever stayed at. The room and facilities were excellent - great decor throughout. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful - nothing was too much for them! The views were stunning, including from the infinity pool. Difficult to beat watching a whale while having breakfast on the patio! Also great to be able to walk down to the superb beach for a swim. This really is an excellent hotel!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from MJBirch, General Manager at The Plettenberg Hotel
Responded 09 Mar 2020
Dear 369clivew, Thanks very much for taking the time to write such a positive review! We absolutely love hearing that our efforts to ensure our guests have a great time are successful. Kind regards, MJ, Wiida & the Team
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Pat T wrote a review Mar 2020
Rudgwick, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
Just outstanding in every way. Wonderful location , great welcome, fabulous rooms excellent food and we loved the bar and Honesty’s cocktails . Great walks down to the stunning beach. Probably my favourite hotel and I’ve travelled the world for business
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from MJBirch, General Manager at The Plettenberg Hotel
Responded 09 Mar 2020
Dear patt868, Many, many thanks for your super review! We are thrilled that we had a hand in making your stay memorable and look forward to your return. Kind regards, MJ, Wiida and The Team
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AndyH wrote a review Mar 2020
Essex, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at The Plettenberg Hotel one night as part of a garden route adventure. The staff from start to finish were very friendly. We had a standard room but it very large and definitely better than standard. We ate dinner and breakfast at the hotel and both meals were perfect. As we were there only one night we made use of the unheated pool area and walked to the beach which is only a couple of minutes walk away. We wish our trip had allowed us to stay longer.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from MJBirch, General Manager at The Plettenberg Hotel
Responded 03 Mar 2020
Dear AndyHazel2009, What a pity your trip this time was not longer to enable you to enjoy the surrounds! Thank you for taking the time to review you stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, MJ, Wiida and The Team
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PRICE RANGE
US$149 - US$446 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapePlettenberg Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
37
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