- The Old Rectory Hotel and Spa is an immaculately restored National Monument built in 1777 and re-imagined into an intimate boutique hotel located in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa close to gorgeous, golden beaches.
- With only 18 luxury suites and only a short stroll from the beach, you can expect a personal, world-class experience with plenty to see and do including a spa, in-house restaurant and sparkling pool.
- The saltwater pool with decking is a lovely place to lounge around and there is also a spa for traditional massage therapies and beauty treatments.
- Garden Suites are accessed from a stone path and have their own private garden and semi-outdoor rain shower, which features a sliding door that opens up to a small courtyard.
- The Old Rectory Restaurant is one of the best in Plettenberg.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
The Old Rectory is just a short stroll from some of Plett’s pristine beaches.
There is a flourishing local wine route to discover
Located in the heart of Plettenberg Bay, one of South Africa’s most loved coastal towns, The Old Rectory is an immaculately restored national monument built in 1777 and reimagined into an intimate boutique hotel, close to some of Plettenberg’s gorgeous, golden beaches. With only 18 luxury suites and only a short stroll from the beach, you can expect a personal, world-class experience with plenty to see and do including a spa, in-house restaurant and sparkling pool. The original Cape Dutch features have been delightfully revived with clean white walls and bold colours, while quirky features like wooden beams and exposed stone walls retain the building’s original character. From a back garden gate, you can walk to the golden sands of Hobie Beach in just two minutes – at night you can even hear the ocean waves from some of the suites.
Opposite the hotel, there’s another piece of Plettenberg history to discover: The Timber Shed is a National Monument, built by the Dutch East India Company in 1786. There’s a small pool with decking to lounge around and a small and perfectly formed spa for traditional massage therapies and beauty treatments. At the restaurant, the head chef is passionate about creating dishes of locally sourced and sustainable produce. Breakfast here is plentiful; choose from pastries, granola and fruit accompanied by a menu of cooked-to-order hot dishes. The bijou bar is a lovely space to spend an evening, where copper finishes and tapestry chairs pack plenty of character into the small room.
With only 18 stylish suites, accommodating up to 36 guests at any one time, The Old Rectory is the ideal getaway if you are looking for an experience that is personal and private. Furnished with king-sized beds, suites include a luxurious rain shower, large bath (14 rooms only) and an outdoor terrace or garden.
Furnished with king-sized beds, the garden suites include a luxurious rain shower and private garden , large bath and a private garden.
Furnished with king-sized beds, the Pool Suites include a luxurious rain shower, large bath and an outdoor terrace.
Tipping its hat to the past, restaurant 1777 has a high beamed ceiling, stone walls, a timber floor and wrought-iron chandeliers. The menu is also rooted in the history of the Western Cape, showing influence from African, French, Dutch and British cuisine, reflecting the diverse group that made Plettenberg Bay their home. Fittingly for a restaurant that’s a stone’s throw from the ocean, there’s plenty of line-caught fish – try the grilled swordfish with butternut risotto and lemon foam – and flavoursome seafood dishes like the smoky mussels, which are served with paprika and a crispy chorizo cream sauce. Although the menu changes to reflect the seasons and the fresh organic produce they bring, there are a few favourites that appear on a more perennial basis.
The Old Rectory Restaurant is one of the best in Plettenberg. The menu is excellent and simple – if you love seasonal food done well, be sure to book a table. Fittingly for a restaurant that’s a stone’s throw from the ocean, there’s plenty of line-caught fish – try the grilled swordfish with butternut risotto and lemon foam – and flavoursome seafood dishes like the smoky mussels, which are served with paprika and a crispy chorizo cream sauce.
The menu is also rooted in the history of the Western Cape, showing influence from African, French, Dutch and British cuisine, reflecting the diverse group that made Plettenberg Bay their home.
Like the restaurant, Nibbles Bar has one foot in the past, showcasing original beams, exposed stonework and recessed windows – but the copper pipe shelving and exposed bulbs ensure the other is planted firmly in the present. Take your pick from the stools in front of the bar or sink into the leather chesterfield, which lends a vintage touch to the look. Alongside a selection of craft gins, single malt whiskies and cocktails, there’s also a fine wine list, including bottles from the hotel’s own winery in The Crags. A range of enticing bar snacks are available all day, including nuts, biltong and vegetable crisps.
Charming architectural details, centuries of heritage and luxurious amenities make for a world-class getaway. A spa, bar, restaurant and swimming pool offer enough by way of dining and leisure options that you don’t need to leave, but close proximity to the town’s attractions make exploring just as easy. In the heart of Plettenberg Bay, one of South Africa’s most loved coastal towns, The Old Rectory is just a short stroll from some of Plett’s pristine beaches. Plus, there is a flourishing local wine route to discover, a quaint town to explore and The Robberg Peninsula is a hop, skip and jump away.
The saltwater pool is at the center of the garden, surrounded by decking and shade-giving trees. Sunloungers with parasols are dotted around the outside, and the alfresco dining area is just meters away, making it easy to keep an eye on young Smiths as they swim.
The Sanctuary Spa is in a historic, thatch-roofed building. The interiors are mostly white, and decorated with a smattering of tropical greenery; candles and vases of freshly cut flowers set the mood. There’s a hammam and three treatment rooms, all of them large enough to accomodate Mr and Mrs Smith at the same time. The menu includes various massages; skincare treatments including facials, manicures and pedicures; and couple-specific options like the intriguingly named ‘Moonlight Treatment’.