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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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New Forest National Park, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A professionally and well run guest house by Memory and Magda. We wanted for nothing. The ladies always asked if there was anyhing we needed. Wonderfully comfortable bed and pillows. Just one small problem were the mosquitoes here and in Port Alfred I was bitten quite badly on the first night, subsequently we killed a couple which lurked on the... More 

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

Thanks Jane for your positive comments. The weather has been absolutely unpredictable with drought and extreme heat. Pity we were not aware that you had a problem with mosquitoes when we could have offered you a spray. There are a few mosquitoes around and we have advised the guests to switch the ceiling fan on. Please accept our sincere apology. More 

Windhoek, Namibia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We played on the beach, swam in the pool, watched TV from the comfortable couches in the lounge and slept in comfy beds in large rooms. I loved the bathroom especially the added touch of the make-up mirror. Breakfast was great and my sunny side up eggs perfect! It really felt like home... away from home!

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

Many thanks for your kind comments, Sandra. More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to restaurant and has good location . "Memory" she is very helpful and make an extra miles to assist and make the stay very comfort . They also make a very nice breakfast. you will not regret of staying into this gust house

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

We love your logo `Feel@Home' and may copy that. Thank you soooo much for taking the time to share your review on the biggest accommodation web review page. kind regards, Memory More 

Payerbach, Austria
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice place near the ocean, cleanless ok, swiwing pool large enough, breakfast enough and lekker, rooms size ok, personal friendly, the only minus is the parking near the street to the beach ( security ?)

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

Thanks Pez for your positive remarks. You will always remind us of how you practiced your Afrikaans. See you are referring to a `LEKKER' (nice) breakfast! We do have lock-up garages. We also have security cameras outside. Touch wood, we have had no incident of vehicles being burgled on this quiet road running along the coast line. As a matter... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We had a family holiday for a week at Villa de Mer in December 2015. It was the perfect location and mix of a professionally run guest house with a personal management style. The rooms were spacious and comfortable with lovely linen of a high quality. The facilities were ideal with a friendly welcome at breakfast every morning from the... More 

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

Thanks Cathy for your kind remarks. we miss your lovely family. More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

For the price point, I would say this place was somewhere between average and good. Overall, I'd recommend it. Good points: -professional staff; - large comfortable bed and high end linen; - nice free toiletries and a great shower; - well located opposite a beach (but see caveat below); - the wifi worked everywhere (not the case at most comparable... More 

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

Morning Mark, Your positive remarks are appreciated. On the other hand, your negative remarks that you have placed on the very popular web page of TripAdvisor could harm our business and, we need to address a few of your statements. Firstly, you must have misunderstood the staff member that checked you in. We have a Blue Flag status beach, namely... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The best thing about this guesthouse is the manageress Memory (yes that's her name). She handled a minor crisis with professionalism and aplomb and showed the right attitude throughout. On arrival and for almost 20 hours thereafter the place had no running water due, apparently, to a burst water main somewhere else. Despite Memory's best efforts to make us comfortable... More 

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

From the outset, this lovely couple were not happy with the room that they had selected through a booking agency. They were disappointed that the room had a pool view instead of a sea view. We would have loved to have upgraded the guests, but the guesthouse was fully booked. When they arrived around 1100, we invited them to make... More 

Hermanus, South Africa
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The service from Memory was great and efficient, she runs a great guest house. It is well situated across the road from the beach and a short walk to Guido's the local restaurant. The rooms are spacious and clean, and the breakfast tasty. My only negative is the decor, which is showing its age, specifically in the public spaces and... More 

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

We have taken your comments on board. yes, we are still making a decision as to whether we should change one of the two lounges into another two Executive suites with private balconies. hence the thought of refurbishing the lounges, is on the back burner for a while. More 

King William's Town Eastern Cape
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Accommodation was well and good it met its standard as the 4 star, Customer Care and Service was also good. It has met the expectation because I was uncertain as I booked the accommodation through the internet, I will also recommend the place to my other friends as well. My friends are looking forward to have another stay with A... More 

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

Many thanks Pam for your kind words. yes, we always appreciate guests referring some of their friends and family to stay with us. By word of mouth is still the best way to advertise. More 

Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Comfortable up-market guest house experience with beautiful spacious rooms and lovely breakfast. Beach just across the road and perfect for early morning walk. Warm, friendly staff. Would stay there again and again.

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

thank you soooo much for your kind words. Looking forward to welcoming you back to A Villa de Mer. More 

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