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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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Potchefstroom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They really make you feel at home, premises clean and they do listen to the clients needs. Even if it means getting up VERY early and making breakfast. Rooms are spacious and caters not only for the businessman wanting to work after hours, but for the traveler just wanting to relax.

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East London, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

would like to commend  you on excellent  service and hostility.   My parents and I had a Fantastic  time at your guest house and will definitely come again in the near future.   Your home is stunning  and offers  everything  I needed and more.  Your personal  touch  is visible all around the house and in your loving presentation of your... More 

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Vryburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Fantastic surprise that I ended up at Villa de Mer after a friend suggested I stay there on route to Addo. They even had a generator when Escom had load shedding phase 1 that night. This is something our foreign visitors are not always familiar with and should be a regarded as big plus.

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East London, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Staff were friendly, well spoken and perfect manners. The owner was gracious & her hospitality was first class. The house was always clean, neat & tidy. The house as well as the rooms are tastefully decorated with modern finishes. The room was big and had everything we needed right down to fitted electric blankets and towel warmers. The ocean views... More 

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Hout Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

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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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
1 review
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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