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Most pleasant
What a lovely place, we just did an overnight stay, but wish we could have stayed longer so that we could have lolled on the loungers around the pool in the tranquil garden. Very clean and comfortable and a warm welcome..

N6078YYsued - Grahamstown, South Africa

Very good place to stay. Especially the host was very kind. Breakfast was nice also!!!

Sangsu Park

Awesome stay
Fabulous Guest House! Very Friendly Host. Wonderful clean/warm rooms. Great place to stay. Heater blanket on bed was Awesome for the chilly night we had. Stunning breakfast. Would definitely recommend!!

Bronwyn D

So cozy!
We stayed here for a night and loved it. The room is very nicely decorated and the bed is very confortable ( they even have a bed heater! ). Breakfast was really good, very varied, including different types of cereals, yoghurt, cheese, cold meats, eggs, coffee, tea… The owner is really nice and welcoming and the lady that served our breakfast was very helpful giving us directions and suggestions on our trip. I wouldn’t look any further if I was to come back!

Sara F - Santander, Spain

Beautiful hideaway
Clean, private, great proximity to everything wonderful in Plettenberg Bay. Erika was available for everything we needed and we had a great stay. I would highly recommend this guest house to anyone traveling the Garden Route.

caroldQ8487OQ - New York City, New York

Wonderfull clean and welcoming
Host erika very helpfull and willing. Good value for money and close to shops and restaurants. Will highly recommend

Rosie Whittaker

Lovely place!
We had a great staying in Mandalay Guest House during our trip through Garden Route. We were welcomed by Erika, that gave us a map and showed us a lot of options of restaurants and things to do in Plett. Mandalay is a charming place, lovely gardens! Our room had a balcony with pool view, so beautiful, so bad we had just one night to spend and it was a rainy day… The room was spacious, clean, flowers decorating. Great wifi speed and a lot of options on cable TV. There is a parking area in front of the building, but it is not behind the gate. There was a fee for the extra bed we asked for our toddler. On the next day, we joined Erika for a continental breakfast, everything fresh made (not included in the room rate). The neighborhood is residential, quiet. It is located near N2 and downtown, but not in a walking distance. Definitely recommend the place.

Poly_Rafa - Porto Alegre, Brazil

Great place to stay
We where very happy with the reception on arrival, condition of the rooms and over all appearance of the guest house. The breakfast was brilliant and was made with every effort to make it personal and to our individual taste. Edith the host was not in your face but there when you needed her. In conclusion we would not have an issue with referring this place to our friends and family. Great place to stay.

hust0nw - Cape Town Central, South Africa

Fabulous place to stay
A truly lovely guest house, clean, modern room. Need a car/taxi to get to local amenities. Erika, the owner was so helpful and knowledgeable about the area, and provided gluten free bread though we had not requested this prior to booking. Fab breakfast and a glorious stay.

V106VZcarolr - Gloucester, United Kingdom

Lovely room, amazing service
We arrived in Plett without a car at 10pm and Erika was kind enough to collect us and show us to our room even though it was so late, even giving us a quick lay of the land and a map. The room was lovely and very comfortable, the guesthouse was close to town (a quick 15min walk to Main Road). All-in-all, I’d book here again.

pieters827 - Cape Town, South Africa

Delightful Place
A charming small guest house, ideal for couples. We had a room on first floor with a pleasant balcony than ran the length of the house overlooking the garden. The swimming pool was pristine and the room was comfortable and spotless.
Breakfast is available if requested on check-in. However, we actually went into town and went to our favourite cafe.

Sandy R - York, United Kingdom

Great stay
Booked for 8 nights with a little baby. Everything was fine. Just 5 minutes to drive to the beach and about 20 minutes to some attractions like monkey land. Erika was great, had a ton of information for us. Rooms were spacy,enough place For the baby cod. Only thing: we woke up too early, because the rooms were pretty bright in the morning and the baby woke up:)

E6961YItobiash - Munich, Germany

Garden route stop over
What an amazing lady, Erica you made us so welcome it was a home from home experience. Facilities were of a very high standard. Most of all our breakfasts you personally cooked and presented was fantastic thank you. your loving caring nature was so appreciated. lots of love and blessing.

K1419CEkathleenm - Johannesburg, South Africa

Perfect stay
The service was very good. The owner of the place was very kind and helpfull. The breakfast was also good. The room was nice and clean. The location of the place is also a plus. It’s pretty quite at night. Therefore we slept very well.

A9984CLpatrickm - Bastheim, Germany

Favorite among all stays on the Garden Route!
We stayed at Mandalay Guest House only one night and I immediately wished we could stay longer. Such a sweet little spot to stay on the Garden Route – immediately felt at home after being warmly greeted by Erika, the manager. Thoughtful touches like fresh petals in the room, a full kitchen with water stocked, maps with most popular locations and recommendations – and a beautiful pool and garden! Homemade breakfast by the pool with the company of a friendly pup was the highlight of my stay.

Crystal M - cnmag

Mandalay was very accommodating during the matric festival in Plett
The rooms are very good quality and comfortable. The balcony upstairs is well sheltered from the sun and a great place to chill out. Altogether a very nice place to stay. The only problem I had was that our room was not cleaned regularly at all…

Scott Hallauer

Short stay
Me and my family spend 2 nights family room. The owner was very helpful on arrival and gave us free map. Showed us the best places to visit in the area. We had breakfast in the morning and it was beautifully presented and very tasty. We enjoyed the pool as girls still young and don’t swim yet. Would highly recommend if you staying over in plettenberg bay. The Crags is about 20km away where u can see the elephant sanctuary, jukani wildlife sanctuary and monkey lands.

rodneys648 - Stourbridge, United Kingdom

Great location
Rooms a nice size, very comfy beds, the host Erica is just fabulous, down side is no AC or blackout curtains.

neville allan

Nice place to stay
Friendly staff, nice room, great for those on a budget, lots of lovely touches, chocolate on pillow and fresh flowers. Enjoyed our brief stay. A good base to explore the surrounding area. Plettenberg bay is a beautiful place

Sarahgrocks - Aldershot, United Kingdom

Perfect home away from home
We had the app with the private garden for 3 nights and it was absolutely perfect. Erika knows the area and all the things to do. The app was lovely and i liked the little details such as the flowers on the bed. Wish we could have stayed longer!! Oh yes! It was cold and the bed had a heater!!! Loved it!!

Liandrah - Holland