This hotel has everything you could think of and then some. Even down to the welcoming touch of your country's flag on the breakfast table. The rooms are very comfortable with lots of little decorative touches. We had a great view over Pettenberg Bay. There's free wi-fi in the lounge and a balcony for the smokers. But perhaps the best thing is the travel advice for really making the most of the area. We'd arrived with few specific ideas but easily built a really enjoyable itinerary with the help of the proprietor.
BMcQ from Kendal
Boasting a superb location in Plettenberg Bay, the luxury Guest House Thanda Vista offers an affordable 4-star beach …More
It would not be possible to find a better location in Plettenburg Bay as the hotel is right on the beach. We had one of the ground floor rooms with patio which was lovely. The owner is keen to share his knowledge of the local area and the various attractions which we found helpful. The staff are all very friendly and service is good. Right next door is the Lemon Tree restaurant with excellent food
Simply the best hotel we have ever stayed in. Beautifully decorated room, comfortable with beautiful sea views. Watching the sunrise whilst lying in bed was such a treat. The staff were helpful, attentive and efficient. Breakfast on the terrace, in spring sunshine was a delight. The range and quality of breakfast served was exceedingly good.
On returning to our room one evening we opened the bedroom doors to see a heart of pink petals displayed on the bed, inside the heart shape was a platter of strawberries, chocolate sauce and other fruits. A bottle of sparking wine on the side. We followed the petals on the floor to the bathroom, more petals floating in the bath with a candle waiting to be lit. What a beautiful gesture for our honeymoon - fabulous and very special. thank you.
We had a great time at the Grand Cafe & Rooms in Plett. The staff was very friendly, the food was delicious (we had dinner and breakfast there) and we can also recommend getting a massage on site, they were great in quality and value for money! Very funky place throughout!
Anna & Mark from London, UK
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What an odd hotel this turned out to be. The hotel has great views of Plettenberg bay and seems to have undergone a budget type revamp to modernise it and it does look good and is comfortable, but the staff and breakfast let it down. As a result we did not try the restaurant.
The staff say hello but that is the extent of their courtesy, it would not be unusual to hear their mobile phones ring or to hear them all chatting and laughing in the background while you wait for service. A lady who seemed to be in charge would shout from her office to receptionists with queries while a guest would be standing there. Very odd.
The breakfast is served from a hostess trolley and not replenished, and you have to ask for everything.
The minibar is locked and you have to pay a deposit. When you do pay the deposit the minibar is VERY poorly stocked and not worth bothering with.
The pool is also very exposed being right beside the reception lobby, so everyone coming in and out all day can have a good look! No privacy.
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