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“What a location, what a beach...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Milkwood Manor on Sea

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Milkwood Manor on Sea
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“What a location, what a beach...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

We could hardly believe it when we got there. Absolutely perfectly situated right by the beach in Plettenberg Bay. Wonderful rooms, excellent breakfast. Excellent restaurant belonging to the hotel. We could have stayed longer...

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank FranDan9999
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milkwoodmanorplett, Manager at Milkwood Manor on Sea, responded to this review, 11 September 2014
Hi FranDan,
Ahhh, you should have stayed longer indeed as we enjoyed having you here with us as much as you enjoyed being here. There's always next time, and we are sure looking forward to it.
Happy journeys to you and safe travels.

Best,
Milkwood Manor on Sea
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

The name says it all. the hotel opens up right on the beach and is absolute bliss. We stayed there for 3 nights and enjoyed every minute of it. The rooms are large with a great bathroom. The bathtub is huge and was a big plus to us honeymooners ;) The rooms have a nice balcony overlooking the sea and lagoon. Breakfast is superb. it has a patio which in the morning is beautiful. we even had dinner at their restaurant once and it was very good. Ostrich carpaccio. Muah! The lady who runs the place was great. he helped organise our itinerary for the 2 jam packed days. Only let down was that I wanted to have game. And we made reservations through the hotel at a place known to serve game. but when we reached, they didn't have any. So that was a wee bit disappointing. Other than that its a great place and you should not have any problems whatsoever.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank the_gr8t_foodie
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milkwoodmanorplett, Manager at Milkwood Manor on Sea, responded to this review, 11 September 2014
Dear Gr8t-Foodie,
Thank you for your kind review. We are truly happy that you got to experience the wonder of Plettenberg Bay and Milkwood Manor. We hope that you got to have some game along your travels in South Africa. Let us know ahead of time when next you plan to visit so that we can have it ready for you. The beach awaits your footsteps and the ocean is calling. Hope to see you soon.

Kind regards,
Milkwood Manor on Sea
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Creston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Thank you for such a wonderful stay even though it was only one night. We were travelling the garden route and didn't know how many nights/days to stay, all I can say it was too short! The Kingklip we had at the attached restaurant was the best on the entire trip! What a treasure of a hotel and spot on the Indian Ocean.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank deshrink
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milkwoodmanorplett, Manager at Milkwood Manor on Sea, responded to this review, 11 September 2014
Hi Deshrink,
Thanks for the review. Yes, one night is too short to experience all that Milkwood Manor on Sea and Plettenberg Bay has to offer, but, there's always next time. Now that you have a taste for the beautiful adventure we're sure to see you again soon. Just let us know that you're coming and we'll make sure the wine is cold and the Kingklip freshly caught.

Until then,
Milkwood Manor on Sea
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Midrand, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

Had a quick visit by default to Plettenberg Bay, stayed at Milkwood Manor. Rooms very spacious and the ball and claw bath bliss. A pleasure walking on our own beach and lagoon, the lagoon just outside our private garden, witnessing dolphins and whales. Supper was absolutely perfect and the best meal I've experienced in years, nothing to complain about from the sole to the sirloin, my compliments to the chef! We will be back!

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Vix T
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milkwoodmanorplett, Manager at Milkwood Manor on Sea, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Hi again Vix T,
We were so blessed to have you land on our doorstep, and we are truly happy that you enjoyed it here with us as much as we enjoyed having you.

This golden beach will always be here for you to come and enjoy, and the restaurant with its waiters and chefs are standing ready for your next visit. We all hope its soon.

Be blessed and have a happy journey,
Milkwood Manor on Sea
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Mount Coolum, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Milkwood manor is somewhat pompous and I felt we were an inconvenience because we arrived after dark because we got lost and our GPS was hopeless.

Our room was located at the top of a flight of stairs, outside, through a doorway and way too small for two people. We asked for a room on ground level as my friend had hurt her knee. However we had to pay extra, carry our own luggage and sleep in a double bed.
There is a restaurant attached to the accommodation which was convenient and expensive.
Overall our stay was very comfortable and the breakfasts were lovely.
It was disappointing that the rooms have no fridge or mini bar facilities and I do not understand why a twin share room is made as two single beds side by side. I would appreciate single beds on opposite sides of the room so we can have a little space.

Stayed July 2014
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Knysna, South Africa
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Three of us recently stayed at Milkwood Manor, The location of this Prime Guesthouse couldn't be better! Certainly the best views of the bay and surrounds, and close to all amenities. The Rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated and the service was excellent. Breakfast was great! Will certainly stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank iamthedre
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milkwoodmanorplett, Manager at Milkwood Manor on Sea, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
HI there iamthedre,
Thank you for your review.
We truly enjoyed having you stay with us and look forward to the next time that you visit.
The golden beach is awaiting you footsteps, and we will have your beer waiting on ice for when you return to the Lemon Grass Restaurant.
Remember, the whales are in the bay at the moment, and seeing that you are just around the corner, feel free to pop in just to say hello.

Safe journeys,
Milkwood Manor on Sea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

I stayed here with 2 friends and found Milkwood Manor on Sea to be a lovely place to stay for a few nights. Gorgeous position and views, central spot to take day trips from, owner was helpful and warm, rooms were clean and had lovely views, shower pressure not so great, breakfast included.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank HaveAGreatHol
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milkwoodmanorplett, Manager at Milkwood Manor on Sea, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Hi HaveAGreatHol,
Thanks for taking the time to write a review of Milkwood Manor. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay as much as we loved having you here with us. Plettenberg Bay and surrounds have so much to offer the discerning traveler that upon your next visit wed be happy to recommend something new and exiting for you to get stuck in to. We look forward to hearing from you again soon.

Kind regards,
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Property: Milkwood Manor on Sea
Address: Salmack Road | Plettenberg Bay, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 84 B&Bs / Inns in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Milkwood Manor on Sea 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Location: The most enviable location on the Garden Route. At the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, jutting into the ocean - any closer and you would be in it! - as well as the estuary of a large lagoon- no neighbours but nature! Exquisite, unimpeded 180 views (360 from the roof deck) of the vast blue ocean, golden beaches, large lagoon and the imposing Tsitsikamma Mountain Range. Nature all'round, yet not isolated, but only a 2-minute drive from the town centre and its trendy shops.A pristine beach: accessible from the sheltered cove adjacent to the Manor - ideal for swimming in natural water – you may boat across to an unspoiled and usually deserted beach, far from built-up areas, traffic, crowds and noise. Blissful solitude and a complete immersion in nature, with only the sound of white-crested surf tumbling at one’s feet and the calls of a medley of seabirds – a veritable bird sanctuary. Becalming and rejuvenating - the perfect antidote for stress,. With luck you may even find the mysterious and sought-after pansy shell (sand dollar).The Manor: built in classic Georgian style, with an airy double-volume foyer and eleven double bedrooms, most with private patio or balcony. All rooms are decorated in crisp white and en-suite to a shower cubicle with/without bath, and a queen bed or twin beds, TV-hospitality package, free uncapped Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities, safe, fan, heater and hairdryer. The sash windows allow the fresh ocean air straight in. ... more   less 
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