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“A touch of paradise” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Forest Hall Guest House

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Forest Hall Guest House
Ranked #1 of 224 Port Elizabeth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Zurich
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“A touch of paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

This guest house was an amazing find. The room we stayed in was lovely with an oldie worldy, quaint interior and the grounds were stunning with magnificent trees, a lovely pool and a beautiful, walled garden. The owner, James, was both gracious and kind, and we couldn't have asked for better service. It's location close to the airport was also extremely useful. I can well understand why this place gets such consistently good ratings - it's well deserved.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
It was so good to have you stay at Forest Hall We hope you enjoyed your birthday here and that this wil not be your last trip to South Africa or Forest Hall .So pleased you found us
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Sebastopol, California, Usa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

This was a peaceful oasis after 38 hours of travel from California. Our room was comfortable, quiet, and very welcome. The host directed us to a very good and inexpensive restaurant and provided a fine breakfast in the morning. One caveat:bring directions, because it is in a quiet residential neighborhood and easy to miss.



  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dohn G
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thanks so much for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor Greatly appreciated I am pleased you enjoyed your stay at Forest Hall and trust the rest of your trip in South Africa went off well
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George, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Beautiful tranquil surroundings perfect stopover. Set in the middle of a quite Residential area of Port Elizabeth with large grounds and pool area. Owner manager is friendly and very helpful, not always that easy to get into as it is extremely popular

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to review Forest Hall. So much appreciated. We hope to be able to accommodate you on your next trip to Port Elizabeth again Plan to show off my old Mercedes all renovated someday soon
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Forest Hall is such a fantastic find! It's very convenient - close to the airport and to a major shopping centre in Walmer. James and his staff were fantastic, the room was absolutely perfect and had everything. It was so cosy we didn't even go out to eat but ordered supper in. And breakfast in the communal sunroom each morning was a bonus! Definitely the only place to stay when in Port Elizabeth

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank L0de
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
Thanks so much for your positive revie. It is always great having you to stay at Forest Hall.We are so pleased you enjoy staying here We look forward to your next visit
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Essex, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

Only stayed for one night but could have happily stayed for longer with the facilities provided. The room was gorgeous and had enough kitchen to self cater easily. All staff spoken to we're helpful and the breakfast was good. Comfy beds with electric blankets (must get one of those!) All round excellent value for money. Would definitely recommend.

Room Tip: Pay a little extra for a superior room, well worth it.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 35Kimbo
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Thanks for your review .Glad you enjoyed your short stay at Forest Hall and appreciated the electric blankets which are handy in our winter months despite our glorious winter we are having this year the nights do still get a bit cold .I hope some travellers take your advice between booking a standard and a superior room for a little extra cost but with many more comforts
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Port Alfred, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

Forest Hall the BEST place to stay in Port Elizabeth and South Africa. The service, efficiency, cleanliness, comfort, friendliness etc are all 5 STAR plus plus. James, Hillary and staff are incredible and nothing is a problem - they go beyond and more. Thank you as we always know we can rely on Forest Hall each and every time. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Keith E
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thank you so much for your review It is great having you to stay at Forest Hall We have really got to know you over your many visits here and appreciate your loyal support
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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

We had a very pleasant stay at Forest Hall Guest House in Walmer, P.E.
The room was beautiful and clean and the beds were very comfortable.
The garden and surroundings were lovely and very peaceful.
The hosts and servants were very friendly and helpful.
We would definitely like to stay again when we are in P.E.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sally D
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thank you for your review .It was great being able to accommodate you and happy that you could enjoy our garden for mother's day with your folks with the great weather we are having at present .Pleased you enjoyed your time at Forest Hall.We hope to see you on your next visit to PE
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Property: Forest Hall Guest House
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 224 B&Bs / Inns in Port Elizabeth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Forest Hall Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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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