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Forest Hall Guest House
Ranked #1 of 240 Port Elizabeth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Our stay at Forest Hall was incredible! The rooms are beautifully decorated, and it feels like staying in a friends home (who is a professional decorator) because they are so comfortable. What was even better then the beautiful surroundings and room of Forest Hall was the amazing owners. Not only did James pick us up from the airport, but he found us a place to eat dinner. The next day the breakfast was superb! We had a snafu with our rental car, and needed to stay another night. Forest Hall wasn't available, but James and Hillary called around for a long time to find us a place to stay...and then showed us where it was! So incredibly kind. Thank You so much James and Hillary!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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foresthall, Manager at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2013

Thank you so much for your wonderful review It was great to be able to assist you with your stay in Port Elizabeth It was unfortunate but we felt that your car company really let you down
I am pleased you were so happy with the way we hosted you here You are our first guests from Alaska and it was wonderful meeting you .I trust the rest of your stay in South Africa went well

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stayed here at Forest Hall for 2 nights earlier this year. The property is beautiful with a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere, you totally forget you are in a city location. It is well placed in a nice area of Port Elizabeth, easy to drive and explore the local area...
James and Hilary were excellent hosts and gave us great local recommendations, excellent fillet steaks at Bocadillos nearby!
The room was very large with great decor and everything we needed. Would definitely recommend Forest Hall for a stay in Port Elizabeth.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2013

Thanks for your review It was great having you to stay here at Forest Hall Glad you enjoyed my recommendation for the fillet steak My favourite restaurant and right on our doorstep a mere 1km away

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

I visit Port Elizabeth on business 2-3 times a year and have done so for the past 3 years. Forest Hall Guest House is my first choice for accommodation. It is very conveniently situated in a very a safe and central part of Port Elizabeth. When I drive onto the property the beautiful gardens and home always make me feel very welcome. James and Hilary are wonderful hosts and go out of their way to help me if I need anything, yet they never intrude. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the bathrooms are a dream, the breakfasts are also not to missed as everything is freshly made. I would recommend Forest Hall without any hesitation, it's always wonderful experience. Martina Popkiss ( Cape Town )

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2013

Thanks so much for your review .It is always great having you stay and get to catch up and follow the progress of our children's progress in life.You are such a great guest to have stay at Forest Hall and look forward to your next trip here in Port Elizabeth at Forest Hall

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Situated in beautiful grounds, Forest Hall immediately give a sense of peace and tranquility. We arrived early and as the room was not quite ready, James immediately made arrangements for refreshments while we waited. The room was stunning, very large and with all the amenities that you would expect (TV, Wi-Fi etc), together with very personal touches such as complimentary sherry and chocolates and fresh flowers. And the adjoining bathroom was fabulous. James and Hilary went out of their way to make our stay memorable – arranging for a personal tour of Port Elizabeth as well as providing a shuttle service to and from a restaurant, and also to the Airport. We fully recommend this wonderful Guest House.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2013

It was wonderful to meet you and have you stay with us on your travels through South Africa
So pleased you liked it here and noticed all the litle extras we offer our guests in making their stay special and more memorable. We hope to see you back here maybe someday .
From a beautiful sunny hot South Afrivca

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

I was so lucky to have a night with a friend in this amazing B&B on our round trip in South Africa. Forest Hall is surrounded by a stunning garden and in a very safe area of Port Elizabeth. The rooms are just beautiful and the bathroom was everything we have dreamed of. However the real highlight is the family who run this B&B, who went out of their way to help us with everything from we arrived to we left. We came quite early - but as soon as we arrived the staff was asked to prioritise our room so it was made available to us nearly immediately. The short while we were waiting we had tea and cookies served in their garden and was able to access their internet. Furthermore the owner did everything to make our stay in Port Elisabeth an unforgettable experience and immediately arrange a private guide tour for us, with a local guide called Alan - who I will also highly recommend. The family furthermore sorted out arrangement for our dinner and drop off in the airport the next day - so made our stay so easy and pleasant - that we were only sad that we had only got one night here. I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone and would definitely come back anytime myself. I am just so happy that we found this place :-).

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2013

It was great having you to stay at Forest Hall and so pleased you enjoyed your time here. Thanks for your review and the kind appreciation shown in how we try to go the extra mile to assist our guests on a one to one personal basis in order to make their stay memorable
Hope to see you back here someday

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

I discovered Forest Hall about 6 years ago when my husband and I went on a holiday to the sourthern Cape and we stayed over at Forest Hall upon our arrival in PE from Durban.
Ever since my first stay there, I now always book at Forest Hall for my regular business trips to the Eastern Cape.
Hilary and James are gracious, helpful, and hospitable hosts, always assisting without intruding in your privacy.
Forest Hall is a delightful B&B, and I have yet to find another B&B that has the same restful atmosphere with all the extras on offer.
I'll definately go back to Forest Hall as long as I have the opportunity to do so! Highly recommended!

Karin Lauwrens (Durban)

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2013

Thank you for your review and your very loyal support over the years staying at Forest Hall on your business trips to Port Elizabeth.It is always a pleasure having you to stay here .Hope to see you back here again soon

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Reviewed March 7, 2013

I have stayed at Forest Hall at least a dozen times, and will continue to do so, as it beats every other B&B/guesthouse in town. The rooms are exquisitely decorated and luxurious in size - and are stocked with everything you would ever need - plus extra goodies like chocolates and a glass of sherry! The buffet breakfast is delicious - all freshly home-cooked. James is the perfect host, going out of his way to make sure everything is in order and nothing is ever too much for him.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2013

It is always wonderful having you stay and thanks for reviewing us .You have certainly become one of the family here at Forest Hall with your regular visits and then to find out that I am related to both of you too
I think you have stayed in almost every room now too .Hope to see you bck soon

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Address: 84 River Road | Walmer, Port Elizabeth 6070, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 240 B&Bs / Inns in Port Elizabeth
Price Range: $86 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Forest Hall Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Forest Hall Guest House is an affordable 4 star luxury guest house,set in an award winning 1'5 acre park-like treed garden with a Romanesque swimming pool with pool deck with loungers/umbrellas in the centrally positioned lush garden suburb of Walmer,Port Elizabeth.Tennis court and trampoline and second swimming pool.Conveniently close to PE airport,golf courses,pristine beaches,shopping malls,fantastic restaurants and all tourist attractions.Come relax & enjoy this unique farm-like setting in the city with birdsong,peace and tranquility.Ideal B&B/self catering accommodation for business,families,groups and tourists.All home comforts.Free Wifi.Delicious English breakfasts.Just 45 minutes drive to malaria free Addo Elephant Park and other Big 5 Game Parks.Shuttle service on request ... more   less 
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