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Emily Moon River Lodge
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

It was our Golden Wedding trip and the staff at Emily Moon, especially Adri, made it feel really special. We were given the Honeymoon Chalet with a marvellous view. It was almost like an apartment with a lovely lounge area with an open fire and a huge bathroom with under floor heating.

Really it is more of a restaurant with rooms and as a result the food was very good - especially the breakfasts. Even the boiled eggs were served on a warm plate! Evening meals are accompanied by the happy atmosphere of people enjoying themselves.

It is on the right side of Plettenberg Bay for the attractions of the Crags. A good place to stay!

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Went for a wedding here, did not know what to expect and was very sceptical. As you enter parking area, you still see nothing, but when you enter restaurant or chalets the pictures changes - do yourself a favour for something different.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Centrino583
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

We stayed at Emily Moon for 2 nights and wished we could have stayed longer. Most of the other hotels in the area try to steal a view of the beach, but Emily's setting along the river was a nice change and very relaxing as you sat on the balcony watching the birds go by.

The villas were both stunning (a mix of historic photos, african chic and a bali vibe), comfortable and huge with log fireplaces and heated floors. With only 8 villas, you get looked after and the serene setting is maintained.

The location was great too. Far enough off the N2 to be peaceful and quiet, but close enough to be very convenient to get to explore Plettenberg Bay and the Crags.

The stand out feature had to be the restaurant (a table is reserved automatically for your first night so definitely take up the opportunity). The food, wine and service were top notch, but the place still kept its relaxed personality to make it a fun night.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank AlexAddlem
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

From the moment of arrival to our reluctant departure this place is remarkable. Knowledgeable, very friendly staff from Adri in reception to the folk who served us they were fantastic. Food five stars, setting 5 stars and our room was breathtaking. If you have the chance ,go there!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Bruce N
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

We stayed at Emily Moon as part of of 25th Wedding anniversary holiday to South Africa, and directly after spending a wonderful 4 nights at Shamwari, from the moment we arrived we were made to feel special, we were looked after suberbly. The hosts spent a considerable amount of time advising us on where to go and what to see whilst in the area, of which we did all of their suggestions in 1 day! we would not hesitate to go back,

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Brian W
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

We had a lovely stay at Emily moon. The room was wonderful and comfortable with massive log fire and excellent facilities. The prices of the contents in the bar fridge were very reasonable. Unfortunately the quality of our evening meal was shocking and when we complained to our waiter he did not know how to handle the complaint so we ended up leaving our food on our plates. This was extremely disappointing as I had had such good food there on previous occasions but have since heard that the chef had left and they were replacing him....... this did dampen our stay.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Colleen L
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

Whilst comparatively expensive, who cares when the standards are so high. Luxurious rooms, great views and a good restaurant. Good idea to sit near the firepit for your sundowners at this time of year! Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: P.O. Box 1936 | Rietvlei Road, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 70 Speciality Lodging in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: £104 - £339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Emily Moon River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Where luxury and peace are to be found in a sweeping river valley. Where the views encompass a wetland, winding river and distant mountains and where the call of the Fish Eagle will forever remind you of the vast skies of Africa. Embracing the southern bank of the Bitou River in Plettenberg Bay, Emily Moon River Lodge is a small, exclusive lodge. ... more   less 
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