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Emily Moon River Lodge
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

We stayed with our 3 children (16, 13 and 12) at the Emily Moon over Christmas and had an amazing time. The rooms are very comfortable with amazing views over the river (we had a go at kayaking down it) and the hills in the distance. The hotel obviously has a reputation for its food - we were there for Christmas lunch and they had automatically booked us in, which was just fantastic as we had no idea where else we could go. Amazingly 150 guests from outside the hotel were going to join us! Breakfast and all the meals we had there were superb - we had a bit of a panic one night with a sudden insect infestation, but it was handled brilliantly and our meals were cooked once again without a fuss. I agree that what really makes this place stand out are the owners - Simon and Diane really made us feel part of their family in their own home. They were knowledgeable, helpful and extremely friendly, as indeed were all their wonderful staff. We cannot recommend Emily Moon highly enough and we will definitely be going back.

Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

We arrived with horrid weather but soon forgot all about it! The rooms were amazing, african trincets all round the room combined with the view is a real treat. Combined with a log fire and warm hospitality we fell in love with Emily Moon. Sadly we were only staying one night, but next time we would definately spoil ourselves and stay longer as it was just heaven. Unfortuantely the restaurant was closed due to a private function but Emily moon booked us in elsewhere and organised pick up and drop off, if breakfast was anything to go by dinner would have been fab too!

Definately worth spoiling yourself with a trip here!

Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

We stayed at the Emily Moon (husband and 2 children 11 & 9) for 6 days over Christmas. The setting is stunning. Just off the main N2 highway nestling in the hills over looking a lovely winding river. The room, which had recently been renovated was amazing. The two huge interconnecting rooms were beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The bathrooms are well stocked and imaginatively designed. The atmosphere in the restaurant was relaxed, informal but incredibly well run. The staff are knowledgable and helpful. The food, both at breakfast - which are extensive and were included in our package and dinner was imaginative and presented with flair. However the the real plus which makes this place stand out are the owners, Diane and Simon. They make you feel like you are guests in their home and for that the experience is priceless. We will be going back!

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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 December 2011

We stayed for one night at Emily Moons for my birthday and we just loved it!

We arrived in the middle of a rain shower and they provided umbrellas etc...

The room was perfect - log fire, comfortable bed - a bathroom with a door to outside with outdoor shower. The toiletries were so nice that we stopped in George on the way back to buy some!

We had been warned about the rain spiders in the guestbook - at dinner a huge spider decided to make an appearance - luckily Simon was there to get rid of it! The staff were really friendly and our waiter was fun to talk to. The food was really good.

There were torches, insect repellent back at the rooms - everything had been thought of.

At breakfast the next day, the owners were on hand to help with our onward journey - don't miss the shop before you leave - lovely jewelry, souvenirs etc..

We haven't got a bad thing to say about Emily's - we would stay there again!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 December 2011

We stayed at Emily Moon on 14th & 15th November. Originally we were meant to stay in Knysna, but Emily Moon came recommended so we decided to change our plans and stay in Plett for two nights. I'm glad we changed our plans! As a party of 6, we were very well looked after. The ambiance of the place is amazing and just promotes a chill out factor. The restaurant food was excellent, so instead of venturing out into Plett to try something different, we ate at the Lodge both nights. I can't recommend Emily Moon highly enough. Beautiful rooms, good location on the Garden Route and tasty food. Well done Emily Moon!! We'll be back.

  • Stayed: November 2011, 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 #7 of 73 Speciality Lodging in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: $194 - $421 (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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