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Hacklewood Hill Country House

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Rathangan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at hackle wood hill country house. It's a beautiful, quaint, Victorian style house with lovely surrounds. We ordered room service and the good exceeded expectations - it was so good!! We had a beautiful breakfast the following morning and the staff were so friendly and helpful. We were sorry to leave. Thank you for a... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always stay here when in Port Elizabeth. This establishment is beautiful. The gardens are well manicured, the dinning area is beautifully furnished and the rooms very spacious and comfortable. The staff are friendly and well groomed. The kitchen however, is a little slow and so one waits a little too long for food. That said, I highly recommend this... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I booked in to this hotel for two nights during our trip down the garden route. I loved it, I enjoyed the olde worldly feeling having spent time in hotels so modern and souless this felt like an old freind embracing you. My bedroom was huge I could fit my London flat into it we also had... More 

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Port Elizabeth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hacklewood is beautifully elegant. With large bedrooms and bathrooms exquisitely decorated. We always love to dine here when we're in town too...it's a must. Centrally located in the leafy suburb of Walmer, it's like staying with old family-just better!

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very quaint little place - nice to unwind and relax. Not very glamorous and possibly in need of a facelift - the decor is soothing and unobtrusive. Its like a home away from home. The bedrooms are lovely with bits and pieces which o found very interesting. The food is good and the service is fair

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

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the positive criticism in the areas in which we can improve our product. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently stayed at the Hacklewood Hill House and really enjoyed our stay. It's a quaint house with large rooms and bathrooms, great location to explore the area. Very secure and amazing breakfast! Highly recommended the Healthy Choice breakfast. Amazing staff who bend over backwards to help. 15 minute drive to the airport, making it a great stay if leaving it... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two nights at this lovely hotel, which had all the atmosphere of a family home - the pictures of the original family were still displayed on the wall of the sitting room. The staff were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. We had a four poster bed in a large room on the first floor. The... More 

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"Wow" ... Thank you More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having frequented this establishment for business and pleasure I can only say that the setting is superb and very well kept. Staff that work there become friends and do not simply provide a service. Everyone is highly professional and go out of their way to make one's stay a superb event. Rooms are extremely spacious and as for the restaurant,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

My sister arranged my Kitchen Tea at Hacklewood and I have to say it was an amazing experience. The eats prepared for the High Tea was delicious and they even catered for specific eating plans. The staff were so friendly and helpful, and the garden was beautiful. I would happily recommend this venue.

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Thank you Karen for your recommendation. More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We very much enjoyed our few nights stay in this beautiful and charming Victorian house. The room was very comfortable with a splendid bathroom. The breakfast was wonderful and we invited friends to dine with us in the evenings at their restuarant and had delightful meals. We very much liked the little extras - sherry in the bedroom, snacks -... More 

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

Thank you for your fantastic review. It's always nice to have guests enjoying their stay and looking forward to a return visit. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Tennis Court
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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: $101 - $194 (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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Hacklewood Hill Country House Hotel Port Elizabeth
Hacklewood Hill Country Hotel
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#3 Luxury Hotel in Port Elizabeth
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