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Dockside Guest House

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1 Caxton Lane | East Bank, Port Alfred 6107, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edenvale, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Friendly welcome, super view, excellent breakfasts ,will definitely be back If you are looking for a B and B in Port Alfred then this is the place. Unfortunately the weather was not great but there is plenty of room in the lounge to relax

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I recently spend a weekend away with my boyfriend at Dockside guests house the view is beautiful the guest house is safe and beautiful we felt like owners house we were welcomed with open arms 4rm Pinky

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Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I go back to Port Alfred yearly and enjoy staying at Dockside Guest House. Pat and Des always make your stay there comfortable and pleasant. Room are neat and with a wonderful view. They always give you lots of very useful advice on where to go and what to do.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Very relaxing environment. The owners where very friendly and we had a stunning breakfast. We would go back there again if we ever need to stay over in Port Alfred. Just a pity we had to leave so early in the morning to catch our plane in Port Elizabeth

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My son and I spent a very pleasant 4 nights at the Dockside. Pat and Des were very kind and gave us lots of very useful advice as it was our first time in Port Alfred. Des cooks the perfect breakfast every day! The house is clean and spacious and has the most wonderful view of the marina. We will... More 

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DocksidePortAlfred, Owner at Dockside Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send a review - much appreciated. The two of you were a pleasure to have staying with us. We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Pat and Des More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Both Pat and Desmond have made our stay very comfortable and pleasant. Very neat rooms and environment with appetizing and a variety of breakfast on offer and catering for diverse tastes. Always enjoy fresh seasonal fruits on offer.

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DocksidePortAlfred, Owner at Dockside Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send a review - much appreciated - We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Pat and Des More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Three of us spent eight wonderful nights at Dockside recently. A large 'picture postcard' view over the small boat harbour greets one on arrival as well as from the two bedrooms we occupied. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Delicious breakfasts were prepared - the cooking done by Des. Pat took a personal interest in all the guests. She was... More 

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DocksidePortAlfred, Owner at Dockside Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for all those kind words. We will always remember you three as you amazed us with everything you did - you did it all and enjoyed it so. We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Pat and Des More 

Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Ok...where to start...so many things to say. This was the most lovely place to stay during our holiday...the room is absolutely beyond expectation...and WOW the breakfast...Pat thank you soooo much for my scrambled eggs...and Des...nobody can make bacon so crispy and jummy...it felt like home...your hospitality was out of this freaklin world...and then the view...can't explain it in words...you have... More 

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DocksidePortAlfred, Owner at Dockside Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much. We really enjoyed having you to stay with us and discovering this beautiful part of our country. Pat and Des More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Enjoyed the stay at Dockside. Hospitality was great and the room even better with great view onto harbour. Breakfast was fantastic and overall experience great. Thanks for a great stay. Recommendable to all travellers.

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DocksidePortAlfred, Owner at Dockside Guest House, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you all to stay. Trust you enjoyed Hogsback. Regards Pat More 

Durban, South Africa
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Overall a great stay at Dockside, the hosts Pat and Des were extremely helpful with advice on places to go and see and were also very accommodating. Breakfast was excellent and kept us going till dinner!! We were very happy with our stay there and would certainly consider Dockside should we visit Port Alfred again. Only one tiny request, would... More 

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DocksidePortAlfred, Owner at Dockside Guest House, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having your family staying with us. We are busy redoing the bathrooms and have taken note of the curtains and are busy installing block out curtains so our guests can sleep later. Regards Pat More 

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