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“Hidden gem with good value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Halcyon House

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Halcyon House
Ranked #48 of 81 Plettenberg Bay B&B and Inns
Brussels, Belgium
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146 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Hidden gem with good value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011

Once upon a time one comes accross a hidden luxury place, where you expect just average lodging. This is one of those places. There is hardly any indication that this is a guest house - so it's easy to miss without GPS. However, once you are in, you see how big the place really is. We were given a free upgrade to the largest suite in the house, which boosts a fantastic view and a huge bathroom.
The service was great, with an eye for detail: we were even served an afternoon tea when we arrived. Breakfast was extensive and very good.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2011

My husband and I stayed at Halcyon House as part of a first wedding anniversary trip. We cannot fault the place- we stayed in the Kingfisher suite which was stunning and beautifully furnished, and the most enourmous bathroom I have ever seen! Service was excellent, the owner mad us feel incredibly welcome and the breakfasts were fantastic! Cant fault the place.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2011

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying here for two nights and we can honestly say that this was and is the best guest house we have ever stayed in. If only we could have stayed for longer! We had booked the Nautalis room but due to repainting we were kindly upgraded to the Kingfisher suite which was pure luxury.There were so many little touches that made our visit so special; from the delicious breakfasts, local handmade soaps, helpful suggestions of where to eat and what to do in the area to the tray of treats that was waiting for us when we arrived in each evening! I could go on and on! The highlight of our stay had to be the people- Caroline , Judy , Jack and Gloria. We enjoyed their company so much and they never made us feel like paying guests - we felt like members of the family. So for such a memorable stay thank you all so much. Keep up the good work as we hope to return some day soon.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Shifnal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2011

Great location in a quiet street close to the beach, Judy and Caroline welcome you into their lovely home as friends rather than guests
Wonderful breakfast, why stay anywhere else in Plett!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bristol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2011

We stayed at Halycon House for five nights at the end of January and we stayed in the Nautilus suite. We had such a lovely time and can thoroughly recommend this B&B!

The location is very good and you get secure parking if you have a car. Our room was absolutely fantastic and we even had two bathrooms! The B&B is run by Mother and Daughter, Judy and Caroline and they are warm and welcoming people who are fantastic hosts!

We loved the B&B and would definately go back there if we were in Plettendberg! We have never stayed somewhere with such amazing breakfasts! Most days we had three courses which mostly lasted us until dinner time!

This is a hidden gem which will not dissapoint! The attention to detail is fabulous and everything about the B&B is stunning! You will be blown away!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2011

If you are looking for unpretentious, comfortable and clean accommodation you need look no further. We spent a really happy three nights here. Judy and Caroline are charming and their attention to detail exquisite. Masses of special little touches are included within the price; you will have to go there to discover what they are!

It is three minutes walk from a marvellous beach and very close to a selection of decent restaurants. The hosts are always 'on hand' to book tables and taxis and their recommendations for restaurants were very good.

We were hugely grateful for the loan of surf boards, beach towels AND being upgraded for no extra cost.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2011

Judy and her daughter Caroline do a great job of making you very welcome in this homely bed and breakfast in a beautiful seaside town. A top quality B&B. Everything about our stay spelled luxury and quality.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Halcyon House
Address: 30 Rattray Head Avenue, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
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Ranked #48 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Halcyon House 4*
Number of rooms: 3

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