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“Beautiful hotel with excellent beach location”

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The Robberg Beach Lodge
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Plettenberg Bay
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Bergen, Norway
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“Beautiful hotel with excellent beach location”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

The hotel was delicate with lovely white and light colours and a beautiful seaview in the main area of the hotel. The hotel was lovely, but the construction was not as good, as the water in the shower did not drain properly due to the slope of the piping. The service was good, but maybe a bit over the top.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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100roaringlions, Owner at The Robberg Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
Thanks for staying with us, and for posting a review. We appreciate hearing about the shower, and have attended to this. Thank you. Hope the rest of your journey was fantastic, and that we may see you again sometime in this part of the world. All the best to you from us all at the Robberg.
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

We were only able to stay in Plett one night but were very happy indeed to be here. An idyllic location right on Robberg Beach with beautiful and outrageously spacious rooms. A generous and excellent breakfast after a morning run/swim on the beach. A truly wonderful visit and we'll be back!

Room Tip: Sea views available but quieter rooms, set back were fantastic and huge!
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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100roaringlions, Owner at The Robberg Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
Thanks for staying with us - sorry it was only a one night stay, but that's just more reason to come back again, no? Your morning run and swim sounds perfect: glad you were able to experience some of the magic of the beach setting. Looking forward to that return visit :). All the best to you from the Baileys and the Robberg team.
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Chantel, Beth and the rest of the team made our stay in Plettenberg extra special. Nothing was too much trouble. They made reservations for us, organised packed breakfasts (once at very short notice) and decorated the breakfast table on the day of my parents' 50th wedding anniversary.

The rooms were lovely, beautifully decorated with awesome sea views.

The team are very knowledgeable about the area and have great contacts for trips / restaurants / taxis etc.

Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Make sure you get a sea view - it's unmissable!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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100roaringlions, Owner at The Robberg Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
A 50th wedding anniversary is a big lifetime moment, and we're honoured to have you to celebrate it with us. Thanks for choosing us, and for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Here's to many more happy years together for your folks, and maybe we'll get to celebrate the 60th anniversary with you all! Best wishes from all of us at the Robberg
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

A quaint and relaxed B&B, with excellent service. Rooms are spacious and in a country beach style and a great place to chill out. There is a common living and kitchen area nearby, good for longer vacations.

Breakfast was awesome, a buffet of fresh salad and cereals and you could order sizzling hot bacon and eggs. Having it by the pool side in the fresh air is divine! Always a great start for our days in the Garden Route.

Staff was always friendly and helpful, recommending dinner venues and making reservations for us.

I have no idea why other reviewers feel badly about this accommodation, but to me, this was excellent service from the Robberg group.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

We completed a two-night stay just over one week ago.

The property is beautiful and the service fantastic. The rooms are modern, renovated and very comfortable.

All of the staff is very friendly and accommodating. The advice provided for restaurants (there is no on-site restaurant), shopping and sightseeing was all fantastic. The breakfasts are delicious and the common areas are immaculate.

The ocean views are simply fantastic. The only drawback is that most of the rooms in this property don’t have direct ocean views so you need to make sure to reserve one ahead of time. If it’s the off season you may luck out and get a good discount on an ocean view suite or an upgrade but that can’t be guaranteed.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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100roaringlions, Owner at The Robberg Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
Wow, thank you for a wonderful review. It's great to hear about your time at the Robberg, and to hear that your restaurant and sightseeing experiences were so good. Thanks too for the good advice to other guests about the view rooms. We try to upgrade to view rooms whenever possible, but they are in such demand that it's not always possible. So it's good advice to book these as far ahead of time as possible. Otherwise, the lounge, rooftop terrace and front deck offer great views, and the beach is just 50m away. Hope to see you again at our little paradise. Best wishes til then from all of us.
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

How funny that the previous reviewer was on honeymoon, as we were too!

When we made our booking, we had paid an upgrade for a seaview, and were really pleased we had, the view is stunning. A huge beach that stretched for miles, and with virtually nobody on it.
We got up early on the first morning to watch the sunrise of the bay, which was a real life moment (see pictures!). The only slight disadvantage is that you're a short drive out of town for your evening meal.

The staff were VERY helpful, and anxious to help wherever they could, and provided suggestions of places to eat, things to do.
Good hearty breakfast.
Chic coastal decor that's light bright and airy.

Our room was perhaps one of the smaller sea view rooms, so if you can upgrade to a corner room (twin aspect) then I would try to.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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100roaringlions, Owner at The Robberg Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 22 August 2013
What a lovely thing to have you with us for such a special occasion. I loved your description of your great moment watching the sunrise. We've been lucky to have a few of those ourselves, and the magic never fades. Here's to many more great life moments for the two of you as you start your journey together. Thank you for staying with us, and we hope to be able to raise a glass with you for an anniversary some time in the future. All the best from the Baileys and the Robberg team.
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

Robberg was great! This was our third stop on our honeymoon and after a 6 hr drive from wine country we were exhausted; the staff waited late and was very accomodating!!!! Despite it being low season and relatively quiet, we found the Robberg to be a great place. The room was beautiful and the service superb....and the beach completely stole the show!!!! Only challenge was finding a restaurant open during low season.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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100roaringlions, Owner at The Robberg Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 4 June 2013
What a privilege to be part of your honeymoon - thanks for choosing us, and for such a great review. It's lovely to hear about your experience at the Robberg - yep, we think that amazing beach is the star of the show too - and here's to many happy years together filled with friendship, love, and (hopefully) more visits to the Robberg. Best wishes for all your new beginnings, from the Baileys and the Robberg Team.
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Property: The Robberg Beach Lodge
Address: 89 Beachy Head Drive, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — The Robberg Beach Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set right at the middle of Robberg Beach in Plettenberg Bay, The Robberg Beach Lodge offers twenty-nine rooms in four adjacent villas in a remarkable location. With our wandering garden pathways, two pools, two guest lounges, two honesty bars, and spectacular rooftop terrace, we offer a luxurious and tranquil accommodation experience right on the beach. We welcome children of all ages (book a Suite to enjoy reduced rates for children sharing)and we just love making romantic memories for couples. And don't worry if you've just broken up with your boyfriend: solo travellers get a single-occupancy discount. With its 29 rooms, the Robberg can also cater for larger groups. Our family has been gathering here for nearly twenty years, and we're proud to be able to share our special place with you. Set at the heart of the world-famous Garden Route, Plett is a must for all travellers in South Africa. Its ever-changing sky and seascapes, the unspoilt beauty of its lagoons and beaches, its great restaurants & coffee shops and fabulous nature reserves and sanctuaries will soon have you booking your return trip. Look forward to seeing you soon! ... more   less 
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