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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is not a simple hotel: this is an expensive but high standard hotel. Our Rose suite was absolutely beautiful, light and airy but what made it so special was the huge bunches of roses in both our room and everywhere in the hotel. Cosy open fires outside and inside made even bad weather enjoyable. we played tennis, swam, sunbathed...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends who we were traveling with are both celebrating their 50th birthday this month and their daughters ride and jump horses and so we booked lunch at Kurland with a request for a cake. What a wonderful way to spend a special Sunday lunch - from the welcome, through lunch, to the arrival of the cake on the patio...

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Kurland, General Manager at Kurland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Beechman1 What a fabulous read! We are delighted that you enjoyed the birthday celebrations with us at Kurland. Thank you so much for the positive comments which will be shared with the TEAM. It was our pleasure! Kind regards Diana Howell GENERAL MANAGER

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I spent two night at Kurland and had a fantastic time -- the staff are exceptionally friendly and accommodating and there is so much to do on the estate. We went quad biking and horseback riding and took a picnic with us to have in a newly-discovers corner of the estate. Our room fronted onto the pool...

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Kurland, General Manager at Kurland Hotel, responded to this review

Good Evening Heather C Thank you so very much for taking the time to write this review on your experience at Kurland ~ as well as your wonderful positive comments about the staff and facilities on offer which we will be sure to share. We are investigating the lighting in the dining room, as you are quite correct, it is...

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We arrived late afternoon at Kurland Hotel in search of a room for one night last month en route westwards to Cape Town. The staff were outstanding in accommodating the needs of my disabled husband and a superb room was made available for us. The hotel, the grounds, the cuisine and above all the attentive staff provided a haven of...

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Kurland, General Manager at Kurland Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings from Kurland Thank you so very much Alan & Susie Brooks for such a special review of your stay here with us. Your comments regarding the staff, cuisine and grounds will be shared with much joy! We so look forward to your return visit. Kind regards Diana Howell GENERAL MANAGER

london
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is not a farm but a hotel and polo estate and, to me, it evoked a romantic notion of the turn of the 20th century in this beautiful country. We had a gorgeous room overlooking the paddocks with a huge balcony and a very large bathroom. There is a faded glamour (not run down at all) about the place...

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Kurland, General Manager at Kurland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear beenthereLondonUK I was thrilled to read your review and how you enjoyed your visit to Kurland. All your compliments regarding the staff and service has been shared with the TEAM and we thank you most sincerely for taking the time to share your experience. Looking forward to hopefully another visit one day. Kind regards Diana Howell GENERAL MANAGER

Oostduinkerke, Belgium
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Warm welcome! Everything is done to make you feel comfortable. Very helpfull staff, rooms were prepared for diabled daughter. You feel youself like VIP werever you go around on the estate Would recomment this to all my friends. We will come back

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Kurland, General Manager at Kurland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Stefaan V Thank you so very much for taking the time to write this review and we are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your time with us. We trust all went well with the Medical part of your trip and we really look forward to welcoming you back to Kurland. Kindest regards, Diana Howell GENERAL MANAGER

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had an enjoyable four nights in Kurlands with our two daughters. It was a peaceful rest after the very early starts of the game drives in Kruger. Kurlands reminds me of an old world English Country House; faded grandeur, plenty of history, antiques and trinkets, and a shabby chic style of decor in the bedrooms. The staff are very...

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Kurland, General Manager at Kurland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear lindsayandrichard We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Kurland. It is always wonderful to share good reports with the staff / TEAM behind the scenes, in the kitchen as well as the front services. Thank you so very much to taking the time to write this review. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We stay about 100 nights a year in all types of hotel all over the world. 5Star in South Africa is not the same as 5 Star in New York or London all though there are some world class 5 star hotels in South Africa but Kurland is not one of them. You can’t talk about Kurland’s in the same...

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Kurland, General Manager at Kurland Hotel, responded to this review

Dear alwaysaway16 Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience at Kurland. It is upsetting to note that your time at Kurland was not up to expectations, however, all your constructive criticism has been shared with the relevant persons involved. The point about chasing deposits and payments is pretty standard in most hospitality establishments, and...

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Kurland hotel is a beautiful place to relax. However, having booked for lunch at a restaurant we thought was Katarinas we were surprised to find the new owner totally unprepared for us. The booking was actually made at the hotel but we did not realise this. We were very surprised to see that Katarinas was not what we expected. The...

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Kurland, General Manager at Kurland Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon 'ormevse' Thank you for your review after visiting Katarina's this past week. It is rather sad and unfortunate that you were subject to the various operational mishaps, and one cannot make any excuses ! We have outsourced Katarina's to a reputable restaurateur, who is very well known for his excellent Italian fare, however, is experiencing a few teething...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We had four nights in this amazing place with our two kids. Nothing was too much trouble, the service was fantastic. We were in Rose 4, a massive and beautiful room with large deck, plung pool and bathroom which is the size of many a hotel room I have stayed in. The kids loved their large loft with their own...

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Kurland, General Manager at Kurland Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon from Kurland, Michael S We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us at Kurland. Your compliments have been shared with the team and we look forward to welcoming you back again one day. Thank you for choosing Kurland, and taking the time to write this review. Kind regards Diana Howell GENERAL MANAGER

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ambassador to the finer things in life, Kurland is the ideal family and honeymoon retreat along The Garden Route. Situated in the foothills of the Western Cape Mountains on on a vast and beautiful private estate, complete with its own polo club, Kurland hotel is the stuff of holiday fantasies. This luxury boutique hotel, within reach of secluded beaches and a great variety of activities, has buckets of character, a never-be-bored menu of things to do, fine cuisine and staff who know the true meaning of the word ‘hospitality’.Over 50yrs ago Baron Peter Behr discovered a coastal paradise of exquisite beauty near Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route in South Africa and purchased the estate which he named Kurland after the Baltic province where he was born. In 2000, Behr’s grandson Peter, and his wife Dianne, transformed the family homestead into a Luxury Boutique Hotel which sits at the heart of a 1700 acre estate of stunning natural beauty, perfect for country pursuits. Today, Kurland is a peaceful and luxurious sanctuary which offers highly personalised service, fine cuisine and excellent facilities. Its location within the Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve allows guests the chance to enjoy equestrian activities, forest walks, unspoilt beaches, water sports, and extreme activities such as bungy jumping or sky diving. Kurland also boasts its own championship polo ground, private stables and tuition centre – perfect for guests who wish to learn to play themselves or simply sit and back and marvel at the professionals. Adult guests at Kurland will enjoy the hotel’s 12 luxurious suites, sumptuous interiors, peaceful library, gorgeous rose gardens and well equipped spa whilst parents will relax safe in the knowledge that the needs of younger guests are also very well tended to by Kurland’s experienced team of nannies. Children will relish in Kurland’s facilities – two, three and four bed loft rooms have been cleverly created above the main suites, each with en-suite bathroom and play area and they can choose to dine in ‘Children Only’ Dining Conservatory, Private Playroom or by invitation at the excusive Chef’s Table in the kitchen.Retaining its age-old reputation for great hospitality amidst spectacular natural beauty, Kurland has received a number of accolades including Runner-up in the prestigious Tatler Hotel of the Year awards. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kurland Hotel

Address: Kurland Estate | The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: RM1,402 - RM3,484 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kurland Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Kurland Hotel Plettenberg Bay
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Plettenberg Bay
#3 Family Hotel in Plettenberg Bay
#7 Luxury Hotel in Plettenberg Bay
#7 Romantic Hotel in Plettenberg Bay
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“We loved Paddock 5. Has its own pool and great views over the horse paddock.”
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“Explore the magnificent grounds of Kurland, to the trail cycles and wonderful walks”
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