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“Lovely experience” 5 of 5 stars
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The Lookout Guest House
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   24 Park Road | PO BOX 2809, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #2 of 19 Port Alfred B&B and Inns
Allschwil, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Lovely experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I wish we could have stayed longer. Everything was excellent including our charming host. The B&B has a lovely view over Port Alfred and the roo included a lovely outside sitting area. Would gladly choose this again for my next trip.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • 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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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We stayed 1 night on our route from Umtata to P.E., at this very nice B&B. The hostess is very friendly and looked after us well. We found the room (first one left on the ground floor) spacious, with a contemporary kitchen and bathroom, fully equipped. The bed was comfortable, nothing to fault. The B&B is located on the heights of Port Alfred, giving a fantastic view down on the town and the coastline. A clean pool is available as well (eventhough we didn't use it as it was still too cold).

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hattem, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Friendly reception, flexible. Great view. Comfortable room. Parking secure. Breakfast in our room was amazing. 2 nights was perfect, longer not necessary. Kelly beach unfortunately had a lot of kelp, but had great walk on East beach.



  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Buenos Aires
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Great time at Port Alfred. The lookout is a nice place. Great breakfast, close to beach and game reserves. We feel at home. I recommend this place. We hope to come back some day. Thanks thanks thanks.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Lahr, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights as stopover from Garden Route to Hibiscus Coast - a perfect stopover! Port Alfred is beautifully located on the river and the sea (a bit like little Venice) and from The Lookout you have a perfect view over it.
We had the big appartment No. 2, which is not luxury, but has lots of space and all you need for 3 days. The host Louis is a very friendly, warm and supportive person! Breakfast comes in a basket to your desire. And you can enjoy it on the terrace overlooking Port Alfred. Perfect!
We will definitely be back if we'd be around!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Unable to add any tips - service and establishment was superb. Everyone was friendly - from the staff to the owners and the guests! Certainly one of the best B&B's we stayed at on our holiday and one we will return to!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Alan C, Owner at The Lookout Guest House, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Thank you for your amazing review - much appreciated. Hope to see you both again.
Regards,
Louise.
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Oakland, California
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This was our favorite place during our recent trip down the garden route. The host even brought a cupcake with candle for my wife's birthday. Amazing room and service. The shower was one of the coolest we've seen, and the living room was relaxing, with a view.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Alan C, Owner at The Lookout Guest House, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Thank you for taking the trouble to review The Lookout. Your comments are greatly appreciated and confirms we are on the right track! Thank you
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Address: 24 Park Road | PO BOX 2809, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Alfred
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Port Alfred
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lookout Guest House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the picturesque seaside village of Port Alfred, The Lookout Guest House commands panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, the Kowie River, the Royal Alfred Marina and the colourful small boat harbour. The three elegantly furnished units are extremely well appointed and have their own separate entrances. Offering 4 star luxury accommodation at very affordable rates The Lookout is THE place to stay in Port Alfred. ... more   less 
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The Lookout Guest House Port Alfred, South Africa - Eastern Cape

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