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The Plettenberg Hotel

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Beach nearby, white sand, beach umbrellas, beach towels
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Premier Suite | Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated

Overview of The Plettenberg Hotel

The Plettenberg Hotel

5.0 star property
Plettenberg Bay beach hotel with spa, restaurant

9.4/10 Exceptional

108 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
40 Church Street, Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, 6600

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 10 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • The Golden Palm - 6 min walk
  • Le Fournil de Plett - 6 min walk
  • Pie Shop - 6 min walk
  • The Lookout Deck - 8 min walk
  • Nguni Restaurant - 8 min walk

About this property

The Plettenberg Hotel

At The Plettenberg Hotel, you can spend time at the beach enjoying the shade from a beach umbrella, plus you'll have access to on-site surfing/body boarding. 2 outdoor pools provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps and facials. Offering ocean views, Restaurant at Plettenberg serves seafood and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This luxurious hotel also features a bar/lounge, a steam room and a terrace. Fellow travellers say great things about the helpful staff and nice bathrooms.


Afrikaans, English, Xhosa

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 37 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets stay for free (1 per room)
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free secured, uncovered on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service

What to do

  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Shopping
  • Beach nearby
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Zip-lining nearby
  • Whale watching nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • Steam room


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 43-inch Smart TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Children's dressing gowns and children's slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Turndown service
  • Alarm clock
  • Premium bedding
  • Free cot/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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.


Restaurant at Plettenberg – Overlooking the ocean and pool, this restaurant specialises in seafood and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
SandBar – On-site cocktail bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 220 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 1350.0 per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Plettenberg Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Plettenberg Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Plettenberg Hotel?
As of 28 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Plettenberg Hotel on 22 Feb 2023 start from £337, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Plettenberg Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Plettenberg Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at The Plettenberg Hotel?
Yes, pets stay free, with a limit of 1 per room. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at The Plettenberg Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Plettenberg Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Plettenberg Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at The Plettenberg Hotel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as surfing. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. The Plettenberg Hotel also has a steam room, spa services and a picnic area, as well as a garden and access to a nearby health club.
Are there restaurants at or near The Plettenberg Hotel?
Yes, Restaurant at Plettenberg offers seafood and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include The Golden Palm (6-min walk), Le Fournil de Plett (6-min walk) and Pie Shop (6-min walk).
What's the area around The Plettenberg Hotel like?
The Plettenberg Hotel is located near Plettenberg Bay Beach, only a short 2-minute walk from St Peters Anglican Church and 6 minutes' walk from Le Fournil de Plett. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.







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10/10 Exceptional

Beautifull Hotel
Sadly, only a one night stop over whilst travelling the Garden Route, but we will go back for longer. Superb hotel with great service and very friendly staff. Room was large and spotless, and the food was delicious both evening meal and breakfast.
john, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Anna Rita, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We had a lovely 1 night stay at Plettenberg whilst visiting the elephant sanctuary. Staff very amazing and very friendly. Food, drinks and views exceptional. Would definitely recommend
Laura, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A lovely hotel with an old fashioned sense of service. We parked directly outside the hotel and had a lovely welcome from one of the managers who showed us our rooms ( in the annex) - our bags were brought up straight away. It was my birthday so they had upgraded us to a suite with a partial sea view. The rooms were spacious and comfortable with hairdryers and Milton brown toiletries. We didn’t use either of the pools as it was cold but they looked clean and inviting. We had pre dinner drinks in the bar and ate dinner in the restaurant - all very well presented and delicious. Would happily stay again. Delightful shopping area at the top of the street too.
Alison, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Wonderful views of Plettenberg Bay in classy setting
John, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful spot. Friendly service.
Carl, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The Plettenberg is a great, small luxury hotel where service is very attentive and all staff pay good attention to detail. A good complimentary mini-bar. Fabulous views and a good location for the town. Whilst the bathroom was absolutely fine I would say that these are probably the next thing to be done on the list to advance the standard to the best on the market, ie, walk in rain showers etc.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Best in Plett
Best Hotel in Plett. Superb service and one of the best breakfasts in ZA. Worth a detour and Plett is a hidden gem too.
Gustaf, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Phoevos, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

p, 3-night family trip
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