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Whalesong Hotel & Spa

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#23 of 45 B&Bs in Plettenberg Bay
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Whalesong Hotel & Spa is situated in a lush, landscaped garden in Plettenberg Bay, the jewel of South Africa’s Garden Route, renowned for its unique scenery and moderate climate. Whalesong boasts 32 spacious, comfortable en-suite bedrooms, equipped for the discerning traveller and reflecting the serene blues and whites of the ocean. To make the most of the truly spectacular scenery, each room features its own private wooden viewing deck and offers breathtaking views of the Keurbooms coastline and the Tsitsikamma Mountain Range. The elegantly furnished hotel offers double and twin rooms.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Archery offsite
Bicycle tours
Babysitting
Children's playground
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German, Xhosa
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Andrew wrote a review Yesterday
United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in February -- We requested the desk order us a taxi. When the car arrived it was not an "official" taxi and the driver requested 150 Rand for the short trip to town. All subsequent trips, for the same journey, in official taxis cost 80 Rand. A 4 star hotel should not be placing guests in potential dangerous situations.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MHS23 wrote a review 12 Feb
London, United Kingdom18 contributions5 helpful votes
The staff did their best but they couldn’t offer a reason why, in high season, I was the only guest out of 33 rooms. Maybe word has got out about the corporate indifference of the owners. The room was large but not air conditioned. The bathroom was recent, by the look of it. The electrics needed checking - I had to unplug the fridge due to the loud cracking from the socket. Breakfast wasn’t bad, though as the only guest I didn’t get the option of my choices from the buffet, which, understandably, wasn’t laid out. This was poor value for money, and I am still mystified as to how the establishment was rated 4 stars. 3 stars would have been generous for this once pleasant but now soulless establishment.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Right now, give it a wide berth. I hope the owners will start to take an interest before it’s too...
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Explore26502871991 wrote a review Nov 2023
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At the entrance we were welcomed very nice by the secretary. We loved to visit the Spa area due to its plesent atmosphere and the polite workers. We also enyojed the hotel rooms with its amazing view on the sea. All in all I can strongy recomand this hotel to everyone who needs a stressless timeout in a beautiful village.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Venture01982557828 wrote a review Nov 2023
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Extremely nice hotel. Slept extremely good. The bathroom and bathtub were also very enjoyable. It was in nice walking distance to everything we wanted to do. The food was also perfect and the buffet was the highlight of the day because of how nice it was.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Vacation24067522946 wrote a review Apr 2023
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My husband and I stayed for 3 wonderful nights. The hotel is beautiful, the view is breathe taking and the staff is so friendly. The manager Daniel is so helpful, he really made our stay awesome, advised us must visit spots. It was awesome, really.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Josh Miller wrote a review Apr 2023
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Absolutely amazing. The staff were so friendly and went out of their way to help myself and my partner with an issue we had with booking. The rooms were stunning and the breakfast was so so good. The manager was very welcoming and extremely helpful as well. Great location and amazing facilities as well.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jaime R wrote a review Apr 2023
Athens, Greece4 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed for 90 minutes, of a 3 night stay. 50+ rooms but absolutely no staff in whole complex - just one aged gate guard with our room key. A company rep turned up, apologised saying no-one else had booked so no staff. He offered to help us find other accommodation - we did and now cannot get refund from them and Agoda who sold the property 'cannot' / will not assist.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Please get assurance that the hotel will be staffed.
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Navigate68220247204 wrote a review Feb 2023
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Very comfy and clean rooms, with breathtaking ocean views Staff very friendly and accommodating. Fantastic yummy food with a great variety of meals and awesome views of the town and bay. Little kiddies area to keep the little ones entertained while you enjoy your dinner.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Octopi78 wrote a review Jan 2023
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Welcome: Lackluster welcome by reception, asked to sign, given keys and then told to drive to room. Room: They have tried to update the rooms with a neutral palette and lovely art, but they fall short with the finish. The toilet seat was painted with paint rather than just replaced with a new one. The shower door didn’t close and there was quite a bit of mold at the bottom. We had a leak outside our door, so there was always a puddle outside the room we had to step over. Nice veranda with a lovely view. No phone in the room to call reception about any issues and it's so far from the room you can’t pop there to ask anything. Location: Not really in Plett so you have to drive for the beach / to go out for dinner. Breakfast: Was good. Some staff were very helpful and friendly. Others looked you up and down and just ignored you. Nice selection of jams and hot food. Would not stay again as staff made us feel unwelcome and the finish of the room was too rough. Okay for budget accommodation if you can’t find anything else.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Cornelius S wrote a review Jan 2023
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Overall fine stay. Did expect a bit more for the price paid. Property needs some maintenance work like the outside garden light that was just hanging on its side, no bulbs in the ceiling fan, unkept gardens etc. Covid was hard on hotels so can understand why maintenance work has been lacking. Breakfast spread was very limited. Reception seemed to be closed with check in being done in restaurant and check out just with the security guard at the gate. Would stay again if some improvements are done
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,075 - R 2,997 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapePlettenberg Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whalesong Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Whalesong Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Global Village (1.0 km) and Poortjies Beach (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Whalesong Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Whalesong Hotel & Spa?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Whalesong Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Whalesong Hotel & Spa?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Whalesong Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Roadside Cafe, Do Coraçăo, and The Palms Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Whalesong Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a sauna, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Whalesong Hotel & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Whalesong Hotel & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Whalesong Hotel & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Whalesong Hotel & Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Timber Shed (1.8 km), Nelson Bay Cave (5.8 km), and Van Plettenberg Beacon (1.9 km).