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"I was fortunate to experience all three of the hotels within the The Collection by Liz McGrath on a recent trip to Cape Town and The Garden Route. (I ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 06 Dec 2010

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Hotel Description

5-star beach hotel with 2 outdoor pools

Close to the beach

Within a 5-minute walk of this Plettenberg Bay hotel, you'll find Plettenberg Bay Beach and St Peters Anglican Church. Old Timber Shed and Radical Raptors are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Luxury amenities

This luxury hotel features a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a restaurant. Enjoy a day at the beach surfing, or relax with beach umbrellas. Enjoy the steam room and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The 37 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and other amenities include DVD players and minibars.

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$225* Per night/room Dec 2 - Dec 3

Luxury Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, Non Smoking, Partial Sea View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Premier Suite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Plettenberg Hotel ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for The Plettenberg Hotel

5 out of 5

My stay at The Collection

I was fortunate to experience all three of the hotels within the The Collection by Liz McGrath on a recent trip to Cape Town and The Garden Route. (I have entered reviews of The ABC, PQR and XYZ separately) Already familiar with ABC having visited many years ago, the drive up to the hotel, as well as its setting still managed to take my breath away! – The hotel is on top of a rocky “cliff”, and the view from our room meant we could look at the surfers in the bay on the one side, and the full length of the beach right to Robberg (great place for walks!) on the otherside. We decided to take full advantage of the views and lazed in the infinity pool and enjoyed a cocktail on one of the evenings. Dinner in Sand at The Plettenberg was mouth watering, and the glass embossed images of whales and sea scenes on the walls, with full glass doors looking over the ocean, truly make you feel like you are in resort heaven! As with the other hotels in The Collection, the staff were welcoming and unobtrusive, the general manager was very present and even had the time for a lengthy chat over breakfast with recommendations on things to do in the area. I would highly recommend The Plettenberg as a hotel for anybody looking to travel along the Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay is a great town to stay in, as scenic, if not more, as some of the other more popular spots along the route, with a tad more authenticity!

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Property Features

The Plettenberg Hotel offers its guests 2 outdoor swimming pools and a steam room. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. A business center and a meeting room are available. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the luxury The Plettenberg Hotel. You'll have access to the health club at a partner property. Self parking is free. This 5-star Plettenberg Bay hotel is smoke free.

  • 37 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Plettenberg Hotel offers 37 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include safes and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Children's robes
  • Children's slippers
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

SeaFood at Plettenberg - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this restaurant specializes in seafood and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a steam room.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Fresh Wellness Spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages.

The spa is open daily.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sports massage
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair accessible parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for ZAR 1350.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Maximum 1 per room
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Security system
  • Staff does not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: ZAR 220 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: ZAR 1350.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Plettenberg
  • Plettenberg Hotel
  • The Plettenberg Hotel Hotel
  • The Plettenberg Hotel Plettenberg Bay
  • The Plettenberg Hotel Hotel Plettenberg Bay

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply. To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

National Rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.