- daily sanitization of common places
- mid stay room cleaning and sanitization only on request
- use of face masks, visors, disposable gloves and aprons by food and room service staff
- contactless reception – QR codes which includes track and trace contact form
- contactless check out service – secure gateway for credit card payments
- infra-red hand sanitizer at reception
- breakfast service follows social distancing protocols and packed breakfasts are available on request
- physical distancing is required in common guest areas
- infrared temperature checks on request
- hand sanitizer, surgical masks and hygiene wipes provided in all rooms
Ideal location – walk to the beach and drive to Robberg Nature Reserve in 3-5 minutes
Bayside Lodge Garden Route B&B is a 5 bedroom four star graded Bed & Breakfast perfectly positioned in a quiet residential area of Plettenberg Bay just 300m/3 minute’s walk to Robberg 5 blue flag beach. Since taking over Bayside in March 2014, live-in owner/managers Bernie and Adrienne have created a friendly atmosphere which is both warm and elegant. Personal attention and exceeding expectations are the hallmarks of this popular lodge ranked in the top 3 Bed & Breakfasts on Trip Advisor.
Welcome briefings are given on arrival and guests are offered maps, brochures and discount vouchers for various activities, and bookings are made at recommended restaurants. We offer complimentary uncapped wifi throughout the lodge – this includes Finch Cottage which has its own router.
Most guests enjoy the walk along Robberg beach to superb restaurants for dinner. The breakfast room has social distancing protocols in place including individual buffets and tea/coffee stations for each group. The continental breakfast buffet offers a wide selection of fruit, cereals, yoghurt, cold meat, cheese, muffins, croissants, pastries and toast. The cooked breakfast menu includes eggs Benedict and pancakes and they are prepared to order by our cheerful ladies Martha, Amanda and Lucille who wear face masks, face shields, gloves and plastic aprons. Packed breakfasts are available by prior arrangement for guests departing early and we can cater for all dietary requirements be it gluten free, lactose free, vegan or vegetarian.
Nestled in a secluded corner of the garden is a sparkling salt water swimming pool with umbrellas and six comfortable pool loungers. The well-established garden is a tranquil place to relax and watch the great variety of birds visiting the bird feeders and bird baths. Bayside’s comfortable double volume guest lounge with a fireplace is perfect for relaxing and browsing through books or planning your next holiday. There is a large flat screen television with full DSTV satellite channels and DVD player, a library as well as board games. Sun downers are enjoyed at the bar or on the patio which also has a barbecue for guests to use.
Bayside’s four suites are all different with their own individual theme and feel offering various options for guests. The three suites upstairs in the main house include Honeysuckle King or twin which has a Jacuzzi spa bath and shower in the en suite bathroom, Harmony King or twin which is our biggest suite with its own sitting room and three quarter divan bed and Sunkissed which offers two King or twin bedrooms and one adjoining bathroom – perfect for a small group or family. Finch Cottage which is is located in the garden near the swimming pool has it’s own entrance, a small kitchen/sitting room with a double divan bed as well as it’s own patio and barbecue. There is a queen size bed and large walk in shower with seat and a separate toilet. It offers total privacy and can be booked without breakfast. If all three suites in the main house are booked for a group or family of 8 guests, they will have exclusive use of the downstairs inside main house as breakfast can be served at Finch Cottage.
All suites have flat screen televisions with the hotel DSTV satellite bouquet, small fridges, tea/coffee making facilities, cookies, bathrobes, bathroom amenities, hair driers, electronic safes, ceiling fans, under-carpet heating and electric blankets, snack baskets, mini bars and carafes of sherry. There is off street parking for all our guests inside our electric gate and the property is monitored by CCTV. We provide a reasonably priced 24 hour laundry service as well as beach bags, towels, chairs, umbrellas, boogy boards, picnic baskets and barbecue sets.
Covid-19 protocols include a screening table at reception with infrared medical thermometer, infrared hand sanitizer, oximeter, surgical face masks and contactless check in and check out facilities. We provide hand sanitizer, surgical masks and alcohol wipes in all suites and the housekeeping service includes sanitizing sprays and wipes.
We recommend a three or four night stay in order to enjoy the beaches, Robberg Nature Reserve, the Plett wine route and the various animal, bird and primate sanctuaries at The Crags. Day trips combining Knysna and Sedgefield or Natures Valley, Tsitsikamma and Storms River are also a must!
Our Plett hiking holidays launched in July 2021 offers five to ten days of spectacular self guided or guided day hiking experiences. Categorized a “base camp” slackpacking opportunity, we offer a wide range of hiking trails close to Bayside Lodge and can provide accredited guides, transfers, maps and local information for a memorable hiking holiday. Please refer to our blog articles for more details and click here for an introduction.