My husband and I had the absolute pleasure to return to The Plettenberg Hotel on Saturday, 23 September – 27 September 2017 to celebrate our Anniversary. We were warmly welcomed at reception and had complimentary coffee and cappuccino at the deck by the pool. We enjoyed a delightful light lunch before our check-in which was the perfect start to our blissful stay.
Wiida the manager personally took us to our suite and made us feel right at home. Our Premier Suite (nr 57) was located in the Annex building across the street from the main building and boasted magnificent sea views. Our suite was very spacious and luxuriously furnished and decorated. Our suite also boasted a balcony. The linen on the bed was also luxurious and the bed ensured a dreamy night's rest. We received a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine to celebrate our Anniversary.
I arrange beforehand with reception to have dinner on our first night in the wine cellar. Everything was carefully prepared for us complete with candles. Apart from the exquisite meal we had a very special, romantic and memorable evening (see my review on SeaFood restaurant). We had a romantic turn-down in our room with complimentary petit fours as another special treat.
Breakfast was a real feast with a wide spread cold buffet and a hot selection. The views from the Conservatory were spectacular.
We enjoyed the rest of our dinners in the comfort of our suite which was very romantic. We had cocktails and a light lunch at Sandbar. The Mojito cocktails are their signature cocktail and sipping on mine I did not wonder why – it was beyond excellent.
Not a day went by that we did not see Whales and dolphins from our suite or from the infinity pool downstairs where tables and chairs are provided to soak in the magnificent views.
The Collection Boutique in the main building is stocked with high quality clothing, jewelry, handbags and scarves to name a few. The shop assistant is a lovely lady with a great sense of humour whom assisted me with heartfelt kindness.
From the moment we entered the hotel we were treated like royalty by each and every staff member. We would like to make a special mention of Baloyi, Michael, Ace and Honest (Sandbar). We were greeted by surname at breakfast and throughout the day whenever they saw us. Their true and heartfelt hospitality made our stay extra special.
We would also like to thank Wiida and the General Manager MJ for taking special care of us throughout our stay. On the morning of our departure MJ met us to say our final goodbyes and even walked us to our rental car – a small gesture we truly appreciated.
The Plettenberg hotel is in our opinion a grand and luxurious old dame and provides the perfect environment to relax and unwind in pure luxury.
We are already planning our next trip to the Plettenberg hotel next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Plettenberg - situated on a rocky headland in Africa's most spectacular coastal resort - is the ultimate escape. The 37 luxury rooms and suites, showcase the most breathtaking vistas in Southern Africa. With views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden beach, The Plettenberg is situated in the heart of the adventure-rich Garden Route, world-renowned for its excellent selection of outdoor activities. From regular dolphin and whale sightings to bungee jumping, treetop canopy tours and other more daring pursuits in the surrounding countryside. The Plettenberg is the ideal place to both relax and unwind - or recharge and reinvigorate - through a series of sensational endeavours. At The Plettenberg the charming service, exceptional cuisine, which is overseen by The Collection by Liz McGrath’s Grand Chef, Peter Tempelhoff, and the setting combine to create the ultimate story, one of a South African seaside property unlike any other. ... more less
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