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Aquavit Guest House
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our two week holiday in South Africa recently and had an amazing time but the 3 nights we stayed at the Aquavit Guest House were something we won’t forget in a hurry. In the past we have preferred to stay in luxury hotels so this was a first for us to stay in a guest house but Aquavit was a fabulous choice. From the moment we arrived and met our hosts Ole and Linda we felt very much at ease and were immediately impressed by the beauty of their home.
We felt very privileged to be able to stay in such a beautifully designed home and the attention to detail was second to none. We particularly liked the wonderful paintings created by Ole’s parents that graced many of the walls.
The breakfasts on the terrace overlooking the bay were superb, everything homemade, especially the spinach and ricotta quiche and the warm blueberry muffins.
The restaurants recommended and booked by Ole and Linda were excellent and we were grateful for the loan of the beach chairs.
We would certainly recommend this wonderful haven and if we are ever in Plettenburg again would not hesitate to return.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

Linda and Ole really make you feel at home. They look after their guest from the first second until the last one! We spent 5 days at Aquavit and would have even liked to stay longer if our itinerary would have allowed. The guesthouse is beautifully decorated, the view to the beach amazing and the breakfast delicious. We got a lot of restaurant tips and ideas for places to shop and they were all right on. Next time we are in Plett, we will be back at Aquavit and will recommend this guesthouse to all our friends. Great job, Linda and Ole!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

Probably the finest Guest House experience we have ever had. As has previously been noted, the attention to detail is truly awesome. The building is a combination of great design, great decor, and art gallery. The view from the rooms and pool area is magnificent, and encourages the guest to remain 'at home' and enjoy the ambiance and the facilities. I doubt that we have ever seen a guest house so clean. The attention to detail incorporates superb breakfasts and a dedication to be of assistance to guests. Having enjoyed this experience, this is the only place we would be likely to stay on returning to Plettenberg Bay.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank dsor
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Reviewed 16 February 2013

We have just returned from 2 weeks in South Africa and spent 4 of those nights at the Aquavit Guest House in Plettenberg Bay. The guest house is easy to find just off the main N2 road and very welcoming. The house itself is beautiful and the attention to detail in the furnishing, fixtures and fittings is quite exceptional. This is complemented by the same approach to the service offered by the owners who seem to have thought of everything from a welcoming drink, provision of beach chairs and towels, making binoculars available to enjoy the stunning views across the bay through to a very enjoyable breakfast on the terrace. The rooms are superb and the infinity pool a delight. It is the perfect place to stay in Plettenberg which is the jewel in the crown of the Garden route.

Room Tip: All the rooms look lovely but rooms 1 and 3 are the most private and steps away from the pool.
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

I must admit that in the past I have never been a person willing to stay at a B&B or guesthouse, always prefering big luxury hotel brands but Aquavit has changed my mind! We spent five nights at Aquavit, in rooms 2 and 3, and from the moment we walked in and were greeted by Ole and Linda we knew it was going to be a special vacation. Linda and Ole are warm hosts with lots of ideas for places to go, activities and wonderful local restaurants with charm and character.

We loved the semi-buffet breakfast in the morning on the terrace overlooking the town and beach with the mountains in the distance. I highly recommend the croissants. Linda offers a choice of 2 hot breakfasts and they change daily which was always a pleasant surprise and a great way to start the day.

We enjoyed swimming in the morning and in the late afternoon so rooms 2 and 3 were perfect for us as we could walk out the bedroom door and go straight into the swimming pool. The beds were super comfortable and the rooms light and airy. We also felt very safe and secure and well-taken care of. If we return to Plettenberg Bay we will definitely be staying at Aquavit.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 February 2013

we spent three nights at this fabulous guesthouse.The view was amazing and the house was gorgeous with every attention to detail.Our room was well thought out with everything you might need.Ole and Linda were very helpful with booking restaurants and information with days out.Thank you for making our stay special.Mick and Christine.

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Reviewed 16 January 2013

We stayed at 3 different guesthouse along the Garden Route, but Aquavit was by far the best one. The attention to details, the stunning views, the house itself which is gorgeous, all made it feel like a 5 star hotel experience more than a guesthouse. Ole and Linda were kind enough to help out with restaurant reservation in the area and gave us a few advice to help us plan our days in Tsitsikamma. I only wished we had stayed longer!

Room Tip: We had the honey moon suites and it was marvelous.
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Additional Information about Aquavit Guest House

Address: 8 Serica Place | P.O. Box 871, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: £110 - £143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Aquavit Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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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