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Carnoustie Guest House
4 Carnoustie, Port Alfred, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #10 of 21 Port Alfred B&B and Inns
Cape Town, SA
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Friendly, accommodating, good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Yvonne was most friendly, helpful and accommodating without "smothering" as sometimes happen with guest houses. The location was good and the facility had all the amenities we could hope for. The room was large and well-equipped. Everything was super-clean and neat. The only downside was hot water. We had the misfortune of waking up later than another guest who loved very, very long showers/bath, and used up all the hot water, causing us to have cold showers, and being middle of the winter it was not fun. Our top-tip would be to get up a bit earlier and enjoy a hot shower.

Room Tip: We were in the corner room and it was great - best views and no traffic
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This B&B rates highly based on the owners, Anthony and Colleen, who are so friendly I'd go back over and over! The rooms themselves are spacious, beautifully decorated, and luxurious, and breakfast was laid on like we were at a 5-star resort! If the weather had been nicer we'd probably have taken advantage of the pool; as it was we lounged around in the lovely comfortable living room and helped ourselves from the honour-bar. A really restful stay making Port Alfred well-worth visiting.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

We drove into small seaside town of Port Alfred without a hotel booking and in desperate need of somewhere clean, comfortable and welcoming after having spent the previous night without sleep on safari in one of the Eastern Cape’s game reserves. Sometimes in life – chance can pay dividends. And by chance we saw a road sign to “Carnoustie” showing 5 stars with its promise of just that - the 5 star luxury we were craving. So we followed the signs and found a perfect resting place.

Carnoustie (or is it 4Carnoustie?) is about 1 block from the shore but built on a hillside giving panoramic views of the shoreline. The property is built on a number of different levels with most of the guest rooms located on the top floors. We were shown to a corner room at the end of the veranda with double aspect windows. Fantastic views, spacious bright room with comfortable bed and pillows, air-con, free wifi and amazing value for money. Even the en-suite shower had a view. We paid 800 Rand for the room plus breakfast. I would happily have paid double!!

Just along the veranda was the lounge and a small splash pool. Incidentally, we noticed on the floor below a large apartment with self catering kitchen and open plan living accommodation, 2 double bedrooms with ensuite and private decking. Again with stunning views so I made a note for the future because, for 2 couples sharing, it would be a great location. Our host, Anthony, was most charming and very helpful. That evening we drove into town to eat and at Anthony’s suggestion went to the Wharf Street Brew Pub which was a delight. Would definitely stay at Carnoustie again but next time for longer.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4 Carnoustie, Port Alfred, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Alfred
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Port Alfred
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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