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A Villa de Mer

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22 West Beach Drive, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hout Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was the 1st time we came to Port Alfred and selected A Villa de Mer based on the reviews of other travellers. We needed to stop somewhere in between Maseru and Knysna and decided to give it a chance. We absolutely loved it! Friendly, clean, superb views, lovely friendly hostess...and a very nice breakfast with fresh fruits, yoghurt, muesli,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I absolutely love Villa de Mer. It really feels like a home away from home for me. Excellent and friendly staff who definitely go the extra mile. Their person touch makes me feel so welcome and relaxed. It extremely clean and spacious with all the emenities one could possibly need. Lovely splash pool / braai area. There are several lounge... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Accommodation was OK with a rather small communal pool in the centre (only deep for half a metre in the middle). Breakfast was pretentious with a fruit starter of half a strawberry, a slice of paw-paw that resembled a sliver of carrot and various tiny bits pieces assembled on a square plate. All rather silly but otherwise friendly and helpful.... More 

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memoryPortAlfred, Manager at A Villa de Mer, responded to this review

Compared to many other guest houses who only have a small splash pool, the pool at A Villa de Mer is a good size to swim a couple of lengths. One has to bear in mind that younger children also use the pool and, we therefore have to be mindful of the depth of the pool. Regarding the remark of... More 

Solihull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I was a solo traveller visiting my son in Port Alfred. I had not been to the area before. The guest house was perfect in every way. Fantastically clean, very quiet and with good wifi ( re fitted the day I arrived ). Breakfast was great with a good choice and Memory ( the owner ) was very helpful and... More 

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Windhoek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at Villa de Mer. This guest house is very upmarket with stylish finishes and decorations. We arrived early and the charming manageress invited us in. Within a short while we booked in and had more time to explore the town. All the staff were friendly and the service was professional.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I absolutely enjoyed my stay at this very stylish yet homely house. The owner and the staff were very friendly and accommodative. I hope to return in Summer for a relaxing beach life experience. The food was delicious, I think it's one of the best guest houses in the Eastern Cape region.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Lovely guesthouse. Luxurious structure, charming manageress. Massive well equipped room. Excellent breakfasts, served in spacious dining room. Just across road from supervised safe swimming beach. Local restaurants very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I stayed twice in Villa de Mer, in the top seaview room and in a medium priced room. Both were equipped with a fridge and a safe. I did not miss anything I needed. Very clean, quiet, perfect room service. There is a lounge on first floor with excellent sea and dune view if you dont have from your room.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Everything was ok, but target group seems to be people at the age of 60+ Further disadvantages, where only saltwater (shower), basic breakfast and the grill is more for decoration than for use. But it was clean, and if you´re not travelling as a family or young couple, why not?

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memoryPortAlfred, Manager at A Villa de Mer, responded to this review

Villa de mer accommodates a good mix of age groups. It is unfortunate that this guest claims that he shared the house with `old' folk. Regarding salt water - welcome to Port Alfred where the whole town is supplied with salt water. This is suppose to change within the next 6 months when the town will be supplied with a... More 

Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We arrived without a car.....be aware....there is little transportation in Port Alfred. A Villa de Mer is within walking distance of a very nice pizza restaurant on the pier and the Links, a highly rated restaurant in Port Alfred...if you can walk up and down hills. Have your driver take you to a grocery store before you check in so... More 

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