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Mpekweni Beach Resort

Certificate of Excellence
R72 Coastal Road, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
Mpekweni Beach Resort
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Centurion, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With efficient, friendly staff, scrumptious cuisine, beautiful gardens and even more beautiful beach and lagoon Mpekweni beach resort made for a memorable holiday! We were right at home, being treated like kings!

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colinwd, Owner at Mpekweni Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Carin Z We really appreciate you sharing your experience at Mpekweni on Tripadvisor. We look forward in welcoming you and your family back to Mpekweni in the forseeable future. Kind Regards Colin More 

Kempton Park, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended a special friends wedding and stayed the night. Such a pleasant experience. Clean, neat rooms. Fantastic service. Beach is beautifull and look and feel almost untouched. Chef Paul needs special mention, as the wedding's buffet was divine, and breakfast incredible. In future I know I'll stay here again.

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colinwd, Owner at Mpekweni Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Fusion Travel Thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. We will relay your comments with the F&B team and Chef Paul in particular. We look forward to welcoming you back to Mpekweni Beach Resort in the forseeable future. Regards Colin More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

What a wonderful getaway. The view is priceless and the service outstanding. What more could one want. Have spent a wonderful week relaxing,having massages and taking long walks along the beach, not seeing a soul except for the birds. The food was incredible with variety to suit everyone .

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colinwd, Owner at Mpekweni Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Milena M We are thrilled to read that you had a great time, thanks so much for taking the time out and sharing your experience online with us. We look forward to welcoming you back at our Resort in the forseeable future. Kind Regards Colin More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a great stay! The staff at Mpekweni is helpfull and well trained. We had a lovely 4 days. A special thanks to Paul the chef, the food is excellent. The only tip I can give you is to have a more child friendly dining area.

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colinwd, Owner at Mpekweni Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Monavb1988 Thank you for taking the time out to share your experience at Mpekweni with everyone. I will appraise Paul of your compliments and suggestion. We're pleased that you had a wonderful time ad we look forward to welcoming you back to Mpekweni in the foreseeable future. Kind Regards Colin More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This has got to be one of the best finds for a family beach holiday in South Africa. Accommodation, facilities and food were outstanding, you will not go wrong here! Staff are friendly, accommodating and efficient, and the PRO's who look after the kids are really great.

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colinwd, Owner at Mpekweni Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Neilh6720114 Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We are pleased that we were able to achieve our goals in creating the opportunity for you to reconnect with your family. We want to take this opportunity to wish you a blessed festive season and a successful 2015 and we look forward to seeing you again next year. Regards... More 

Portland, Oregon
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103 reviews 103 reviews
35 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A very nice conference venue with multiple rooms/facilities for groups. Buffet meals were good if not great. The beaches were awesome -- quiet and deserted. Bar could get busy with a group so service suffered. Staff tried to be as helpful as possible.

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colinwd, Owner at Mpekweni Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear HummerBob Thank you for your comments. Unfortunately, we also noted that the bar service was under extreme pressure to cope with the unusual demand during the conference in question. The opening up of a satellite bar did help to ease the congestion on the subsequent evenings. Our bar area is earmarked for a revamp next year and we will... More 

Port Alfred, South Africa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you have a family and you are looking for a real family resort to relax you have to make a turn at Mpekweni they have everything you need. Sea, Swimming pool, Standard and luxurious accommodation for couples and Families. They have a December programme that will keep the kids busy the whole holiday, so that you can sit back... More 

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colinwd, Owner at Mpekweni Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Dalfer It is extremely comforting to note that my team did not disappoint, especially due to the fact that I was overseas during your stay. Thanks so much for making the effort to post your review on Tripadvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back in the foreseeable future. Have a great festive season. Kind Regards Colin More 

East London, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Good evening, Colin. I apologise for taking so long to email you after my wedding on the 12th of July at Mpekweni this year. I had to email you to inform you of how ‘blown away’ I was at the high standard and level of service of your establishment. The hotel facilities were immaculate, but most of all, every one... More 

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colinwd, Owner at Mpekweni Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words Andrew. I will most certainly pass on the comments to all staff concerned. I am pleased that you, Jessi and your guests had a great time. We look forward to seeing you again in the foreseeable future. Kind Regards Colin More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
15 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on our way back from the Transkei. The hotel is well maintained and beautifully situated on the banks of the rivermouth. We sat out on the veranda and ordered a light lunch. Lunch took an hour to arrive and that left a bad taste as we followed it up three or four times. Maybe we... More 

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colinwd, Owner at Mpekweni Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sarahthexton Thank you for yor feedback. I have conducted an in depth analysis with the staff concerned and I wish to comment as follows. The terrace menu is not available on Sundays, this should have been communicated to you from the outset. Regardless of this, I am not satisfied with our service to you on Sunday which is not... More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very disappointed for the price you expect more. Buffet for Sunday lunch again for Sundag evening???? Food realy tasteless all tastes the same. Rooms not up to standard. Views beautiful. Staff friendly. We planned to stay over every 2nd week on our way to East London. Sorry we will not return.

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colinwd, Owner at Mpekweni Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear LIZADE312559 Thank you for your comments. I can only apologize for your negative experience at the resort which is not acceptable. we have taken remedial action which will ensure that your experience is an isolated one. Kind Regards Colin More 

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