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Emily Moon River Lodge
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Where do I even start?! This has got to be on of the highlights of our trip down the Garden Route! Absolutely stunning lodge on the river, only a 5 min drive from Plettenberg Bay. Loved the quirky, eclectic design and the rooms were just incredible! We had 2 inter-linking rooms and both were absolutely massive with private terrace (one of the rooms even had an outdoor shower!). The best bit about the rooms though were the two fire places that made sure we were warm and toasty all night. The restaurant on-site is also very good and has a lovely a la carte dinner service and buffet-and-menu combo for breakfast. My one regret is that we didn't stay longer here- one night is not enough! We will definitely be back- highly recommended!

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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emilymoon_sa, General Manager at Emily Moon River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Dear AA

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review of Emily Moon. I agree there is just nothing better than a fire place in your hotel room in winter. Hope to see you back at Emily Moon soon

Kind Regards
Alex

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

I turned 30 at Emily Moon while travelling south africa with my 4 girlfriends. It was absolutely and hands down the best experience ever!! We LOVED Emily Moon and it was by far our most favorite stay! The Rooms were so cozy, luxurious and had so much character! The food (especially the breakfast) was insane (same for the drinks) and during the whole booking process and making arrangements for my bday Dinner I felt truly supported, welcomed and SO HAPPY with how everything turned out. I had all the feels when the whole staff came singing a beautiful birthday song for me and brought out the best birthday cake ever! Thanks also to the owner, who suggested a whale watching cruise that was truly the best we ever been to! (we saw 9 whales and one breaching!) THANK YOU EMILY MOON!

Room Tip: Any room is perfect and has a great view over the river!
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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emilymoon_sa, General Manager at Emily Moon River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Dear Ericka

Thank you for taking time to write your great review of Emily Moon, it was an absolute pleasure hosting you guys. your feedback means a lot to us and I have read it out to our staff. We hope to see you back at Emily moon in the near future.

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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Loved this place from the moment we pulled up on top of the hill, and were greeted by the wooden fish sculptures on the gate. We were in number 7, but each cottage appears to have great views. Beautiful rooms with romantic afro- Asian ambience. Great looking pools, but definitely too cold at the moment. Dinner in the restaurant was world class, but the pizzas are very good as well. Would return here in a heartbeat. If you can bear the thought, dawn over the river flats and the ocean behind is amazing

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
Thank DanMcCormack
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Emily Moon is truly divine. My husband and I were looking for a romantic getaway and we were not disappointed.
Our suite was amazing. It has gorgeous views of the river, a fireplace, a massive comfortable bed, a sitting area and a luxurious bathroom. It is filled with lovely, quirky decor and it has gorgeous high ceilings.
The restaurant is world class and we ate a delicious meal. Just keep in mind that the portions are huge so think twice before ordering lots of courses. They also offer a fantastic breakfast and I thouroughly enjoyed the Eggs Benedict.
There are lots of extras available to guests. There are two pools, bikes, hiking and canoeing. We went in winter so went canoeing and then made a roaring fire.
All in all, this was such a memorable trip and highly recommended!

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank CharlotteJones1977
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed an exceptional lunch in the most beautiful setting. Excellent service and a delicious meal of such high quality quality. Prices are absolutely reasonable for the standard of food served here. Such a good experience. Highly recommended!

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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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 #5 of 70 Speciality Lodging in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: $177 - $577 (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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