Stayed for 2 nights at Aquavit whilst on honeymoon in October and could not have picked a better place to stay!
The owners Ole and Linda are so welcoming and friendly, nothing is too much trouble and they have so much advice to give. The house itself is stunning, so much so, my wife and I would love to copy it one day should we find the right spot and have the budget! Our room was delightful, tastefully decorated and very spacious, and the bathroom was phenomenal.
We had a view out over the bay, but unfortunately we had a couple of distinctively average days weather wise, and so couldn't fully appreciate it, but i'm sure it is out of this world when the sun is shining. Similarly the pool looked very inviting, but because of the weather we weren't brave enough. Our room did open out to the pool area though and it would be an amazing spot to relax and read on a warm sunny day.
Location wise it is just out of the centre of Plett, but then it doesn't need to be in the centre. It's only a 7-8 minute walk down the hill, and only 1 minute off the N2. There's so much to see and do in the area, we didn't actually spend any time in the centre anyway. The view, and the quiet of the area makes it far better to be where it is.
And on to breakfast, oh my god, the breakfast. We spent 17 nights on honeymoon, visiting all sorts of 4 and 5* hotels, but this was the best breakfast i had, easily. The lemon & ricotta pancakes are superb, the area where breakfast is taken is superb, and the service from all of the staff, not just Ole and Linda, is second to none, and I thank them for that.
For dinner, Ole & Linda booked us into Emily Moon's - you have to go, and thank you again to our hosts for recommending it, a truly special dining experience but not expensive.
Thank you to Ole & Linda, for despite the weather, our stay at Aquavit was fantastic and we will hopefully be back for a while longer next time, and hopefully in the near future.
David & Laura
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aquavit Guest House is a newly built contemporary home with 5 en-suite guestrooms offering the most updated fixtures and finishes. Aquavit has a welcoming environment with attention to detail to ensure your stay a memorable one. Our guestrooms boast single, queen and king beds. A beautiful bathtub awaits you in our luxury king canopy suite "One" with salt crystals to soothe away your stress. The terrace has an area to relax, within steps of the 10-metre Infinity pool and lovely garden, where you can gaze at the sea and mountains. A full gourmet English breakfast is served on the terrace with attention to detail so your breakfast will taste as good as it looks - a perfect start to your day! All our en-suite guestrooms have spectacular views and steps out to a terrace or patio, 32” DSTV, WIFI, Internet availability, and private lounge. Our entire staff welcomes you, including Zoe and Dakota, our Golden Retrievers who will also happily greet you upon your arrival. Come see why we are called “Water of Life”! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aquavit Guest House Hotel Plettenberg Bay