I was invited to one of the The Collection by Liz McGrath on the Garden Route called The Plettenberg Not being a huge fan of hotels as the natural Traveller in me prefers a back pack and a cabin in the woods, or something like that.
At the onset its beautiful, the decor is exquisite, the clean lines with a touch of antique and rustic, shaded in blues and greens that gives you that fresh crisp feel of a summers breeze at the ocean.
The location is just perfect and over looks the Indian Ocean and the Plettenberg Bay Coastal landscape.
But what made the experience so different was a few little details –
The people, I call it the “sacred attention” factor. The people are warm and friendly, from the receptionist, to the General manager, to the cleaning lady that I chatted too. They smile and laugh and it felt like home, a safe and cared for feeling.
The location, originally an old back packers and house that was converted in to a Boutique hotel. A very smart move! The view from here must be the best I have every seen in Plettenberg Bay. It’s so well integrated into the coastline and offers more than a sea view, it’s more like an Ocean experience.
The food, my favourite subject and pass time. I love the blend of smells and flavours, to me food is a form of art and wow, do they understand this concept, every item served was just perfect. To round off the aromas we each had a glass of bubbly in hand, what more can I say.
The Plettenberg is a unique blend of luxury, hospitality and exquisite food with one of the best ocean views I have ever seen, it is definitely the perfect getaway for anyone international or national.
Thank you for inviting me, what an amazing experience.
PS : I am taking you up on one of those winter special. ..
The Plettenberg – Collection McGrath
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