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“Lovely Room”
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La Plume
Ranked #9 of 75 Oudtshoorn B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Lovely Room”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

We stopped here for two nights on our honeymoon and really liked the place.
It is a bit out of the way but the meals on both nights were very good, although it was the same menu both nights. Breakfast was also good, with plenty of choice.
Our room was beautifully done as was the bathroom. The setting was great with fantastic views. We were far to busy to use the pool, but it looked welcoming. Our car was washed each morning. The staff were very helpful. It was a lovely place to stay, but two nights was enough as it was too far out of the way for us to go for a meal elsewhere.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

Had a one night stay here and wished we could have stayed longer. Were upgraded to the Silver Floss suite which was lovely. Staff helpful and attentive. When we return to South Africa we'll definitely stay longer here.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

We stayed at La Plume on our way from Franschhoek to Plettenburg, and were only booked in here for one night. Our room was upgraded to a detached bungalow set in the grounds with a magnificent view over the surrounding countryside. The bathroom was enormous. The evening meal was excellent, as was the buffet breakfast. The swimming pool was great to cool off in after the long drive we'd just had. We wished we could have stayed longer because the staff were so welcoming and helpful. Our car was washed and ready for our departure - fantastic service.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Hotel situation convenient for 'meercat adventure' which was delightful, and Swartberg Pass. Large Room. Greeted and offered welcome drink, but there were some minor difficulties which marred our stay. Long way out of Outsdhoorn. Aircon situated directly above bed, noisy and blew cold air directly onto the bed. Door not secure ( another guest was able to open our door by pushing it hard despite it being locked! ) stayed 2 nights and meal offered in Restaurant was exactly the same both nights. ( choice of meat with salad and vegetable buffet). Good place for one night stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2014

We recently spent one short night at the guest house, and it was most memorable. From the welcome drink, to the lovely evening meal which included Ostrich was fabulous. An interesting and informative tour of the farm was offered by the owner, and we learnt much about the farm, the history of the area, and its people. Our rental vehicle was washed and cleaned by the time we were ready to leave. That was a surprising treat. The staff definitely take pride in their work!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, South Australia
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Reviewed 28 January 2014 via mobile

We spent 2 nights at the guest house, we were a party of 4 adults and were accommodated in the Plume cottage our accomm consisted of 2 bedrooms one with en suite separate bathroom and a sitting room. We would like to have been able to leave our windows open at night to capture the breezes Aussie style however there were no screens but this may also be a security issue. The breakfasts were delicious and Corlu was the perfect host. We enjoyed the history of the farm and views from our verandah to the mountains.

Stayed January 2014
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Corlu N, Manager at La Plume, responded to this review, 31 January 2014
Dear Whyalla

Thank you so much for your beautiful review!! Believe me when i say we really enjoyed having you as our guests! (4 Friends from 2 continents... See, we do remember you!!)

I'm always happy to hear that people had an enjoyable stay with us. As for the screens in front of the windows... NOT the prettiest attachment ever - it does spoil the view somewhat as well! We've had some rain in the weeks prior to your arrival (Which we are very thankful for!) and that is the main reason why you could not leave your windows open "Aussie style" - the mozzies would've carried you away "SA style"!!

Thank you for your kind comments - much appreciated!!

Kindest regards
Corlu
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Nuremberg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2014

My wife and I stayed here two nights ago and, all in all, enjoyed our stay. This place has impeccable service! The staff were friendly and very anxious to please. The breakfast buffet was very good and served in a beautifully furnished room. Now for the reason that I rate this Guest House "Very Good" instead of "Excellent": the bathroom and shower. The room otherwise was very nice, but the bathroom was small and the shower didn't drain properly. Lastly, the WiFi doesn't work properly.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Corlu N, Manager at La Plume, responded to this review, 31 January 2014
Dear TourGuide-KEVIN

Thank you so much for your positive review! We really appreciate the kind words and are happy to hear you had a nice stay with us!!

Another big thank you for your constructive critisism: The bathroom in question is on our list of urgent renovations!! We are planning to enlarge the bathroom to add a bath tub as well, so you will have to come give it another try !! We have sorted out the drainage of the shower - thank you for letting us know!! WiFi is still a problem... We have added another tower, as well as two boosters and it still fluctuates between a very strong signal the one moment and close to nothing the next... Out technician is working on it as we speak!! The biggest problem however is the fact that the "mother tower" is on the wrong side of the Outeniqua mountains...

Untill we meet again!

Kindest regards
Corlu
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Additional Information about La Plume

Property: La Plume
Address: Volmoed Road (off the R62), Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 75 B&Bs / Inns in Oudtshoorn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — La Plume 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Plume is a Boutique Guest House on a working ostrich, alfalfa and cattle farm with spectacular views of the Swartberg Mountains and the Olifants River Valley. A warm welcome awaits you at this charming 1902 Victorian homestead with its tranquil surroundings where Karin, the owner, has combined old-warm charm with modern comforts to ensure extraordinary service and personal attention. Our attention to detail, colour and texture is a contribution to the art of gracious living. ... more   less 
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La Plume Guest House Hotel Oudtshoorn

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