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Port Elizabeth
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

pass, I don't see the need of casting my mind back to this one night stay over that was not my choice, but rather the choice of a tour operator that has a budget to find accommodation within the parameters of given limits.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Built c.1895, and the home to one of the grander British Families to settle in P.E. Hacklewood remains all the charms of a grand Victorian Colonial House: clawfoot bath, four poster bed, balcony overlooking the pool and a family of guinea fowl that roam the pretty gardens. The service is excellent: our day and night desk managers went out of...

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Nottinghamshire
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here as a stop over to Shamwari Game Reserve. The whole house feels colonial Victorian and there are many touches and details which make it feel like you are a house guest. The food was amazing, really top class. Only negative was the air conditioning in the main dining area was non existent so felt uncomfortable but a minor...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were all very professional/friendly and helpful. Noted we had not requested a meal on NYE and organised a booking for us. Set in a quiet suburb of Port Elizabeth with easy access to N2 motorway. We would definitely stay at Hacklewood House if we visit the area in future.

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Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This must have been my 6th visit to this most exquisite country house. As ever the staff were most attentive and the room most spacious. Breakfast was delicious. I will definitely visit again in the near future; it hasn't altered in six years😃

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a most unexpected and pleasant surprise on our stop over in Port Elizabeth! The house has a stunning collection of furniture and fittings of the era and the d cor to match. It really is like stepping back 100 years. The staff are very friendly, the rooms very comfortable and the food was out of this world, the...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved my stay at the Hacklewood House hotel. Stunning room, lovely staff and fabulous food. The staff were very nice, very accommodating and I had a fantastic stay there, sadly it was only for one night. My room and all the rooms in the house were just beautiful, I had a great nights sleep there. I have already recommended...

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Responding to a previous comment, it is true there was a broken step that actually was dealt with while we were there. The other negatives mustiness, etc, we did not experience though its fair to say that such a stately property does require constant upkeep. The few leaves in the pool did not bother us as we saw it as...

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Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for two nights and one full day and thoroughly enjoyed it. The rooms were large airy and extremely comfortable. The staff were lovely really helpful and friendly! I ate here twice in the evenings and the food was gorgeous! A quick Taxi to places of interest which were cheap and reliable all in a great start to...

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HacklewoodGM, General Manager at Hacklewood Hill Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review...So glad hear you enjoyed it

Netanya, Israel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This guest house, that is all I could call it,as it would be a disservice to hotels,gave us the impression it was uncared for. The swimming pool was the first issue as we entered this establishment,we noticed it was far from clean, then as we walked up the short stairway the concrete had broken away on the central step. We...

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HacklewoodGM, General Manager at Hacklewood Hill Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I'm really sorry that Hacklewood Hill Country House did live up to your expectations. We strive ourselves on service, while giving guests the experience of staying in an Old Victorian Manor House. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in our beautiful country.

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1898, and nestled in a lush English garden setting in the leafy suburb of Walmer, Hacklewood Hill is one of the few remaining Victorian Manor Houses in the city, and as such retains much of the elegance and grace it would have boasted when its first inhabitants – a young doctor and his family – once lived here. Guests are greeted with intricately stained glass doors, gleaming wooden floors and the gentle sheen of wooden banisters lovingly buffed and polished for more than a century. Wandering around the house’s two reception rooms, your eye naturally gravitates from one fascinating period piece to another. A black and white checkerboard tiled veranda overlooks a sparkling swimming pool, perfect for leisurely dips on hot summer days – while the well-established garden beckons for a quiet stroll or perhaps even a civilised game of croquet on the lawn. The more energetic can opt for a gentlemanly game of tennis or just choose a secluded spot in the garden to enjoy the abundant birdlife which calls the grounds of Hacklewood home. The manor house’s eight luxury en suite rooms which are equally as enticing, especially as each so perfectly captures the essence of the Victorian Age. Each is individually decorated in palettes ranging from pastel blues and rose bedecked pinks to more masculine browns and reds. As a result, each room has its own unique character and returning guests will enjoy experiencing them all, and will, no doubt, be loath to pick a favourite at the end. In order to truly experience Hacklewood Hill at the height of its stately Victorian glory, guests need to make a point of opting for at least one dinner at the house’s five star restaurant. The dining room’s magnificent chandelier lights, to full perfection the cut glass, crystal goblets, starched linen and full silver service on the tables below, while superbly trained waiters serve a splendid array of cordon bleu dishes that emanate from the kitchen. Little wonder that the restaurant has garnered itself a slew of fine dining awards and has become a firm favourite on the Port Elizabeth dining scene – not only for its exquisite dinners, but also full English breakfasts, High Tea's and light lunches. For a thoroughly enjoyable trip back to a time when days were long and unhurried, furnishings were beautiful and handmade, and every meal was an occasion to use only the best china and silverware, guests need look no further than Hacklewood Hill Country House. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hacklewood Hill Country House

Address: 152 Prospect Road | Walmer, Port Elizabeth 6070, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Price Range: $127 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hacklewood Hill Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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