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“Great ocean view, clean and friendly”
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The Beach House
Ranked #4 of 26 Port Alfred B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
East London, South Africa
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23 reviews
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“Great ocean view, clean and friendly”
Reviewed October 27, 2011

My wife and I spent our first night of our honeymoon at The Beach House and it was "just what the doctor ordered". We needed a place to unwind and rest after the emotional and physical fatigue of our wedding day. The Beach House is clean and has very comfortable furniture and serves up a tasty breakfast. We had a good nights sleep and the bathroom was well equipped with shower and bath. We stayed in one of the upstairs rooms which has a breathtaking view. Mary-Anne our hostess was also very helpful, polite and accommodating. The Beach House has a very homely feel to it.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 12, 2010

We had few expectations about the Beach House because their website is not particularly good -- the only thing I would suggest they change. The house is scrupulously clean, beautifully furnished and extremely comfortable. The decor is exquisite; we considered hiring a van to take many of their things back especially the bed! We have seldom had such beautifully cooked breakfasts and owner Janine and her staff are both friendly and professional. We cannot recommend the Beach House too highly -- its situation overlooking breaking waves, long, clean beaches plus the service and accommodation make it the best place to stay in Port Alfred.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 9, 2010

This was our first trip to Port Alfred and this looked an ideal place to stay. It is in a lovely location, away from the town but right on the beach. Janine is an excellent hostess, very helpful and friendly. We stayed for three nights.
Our room was on the ground floor and well equipped and very clean. Nice towels and shower - the rooms upstairs have a balcony and have lovely views across the sea. It has a very nice pool with loungers and a pleasant garden. The house itself is gated and we felt very safe. there is also free wi-fi access whilst there.
Breakfast is superb, freshly cooked and beautifully presented and a good choice. Fresh fruit and the pineapple was particularly delicious! There is a chalkboard in the dining room and each day Janine writes a witty message.
Whilst there is not a huge amount to do in Port Alfred, we had a fantastic half day safari trip to Sibuya. This was really good fun and we were very lucky to see the amount of animals that we did in such a short trip.
We went to three restaurants during our stay, The Links, Ocean Basket and The Thistle Restaurant at the Royal St Andrews Lodge. All places provided lovely food. The Ocean Basket was in a lovely location on the river and certainly was a very popular place.
We left on Easter Sunday and Janine had toasted us some lovely hot cross buns to go with our breakfast and also gave us little Easter chocolates - we thought that this was extremely thoughtful.
We would definitely use The Beach House again. Thank you Janine.
John and Christina

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 6, 2010

The Beach House has lovely rooms but do not count on an ocean view. The large hedge surrounding the property and a dune in front of the property obscures the view. I would suggest booking an upstairs room. The room was beautifully decorated but the bathroom was very disappointing. We enjoyed the breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Beach House
Address: 80 West Beach Drive, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Alfred
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Port Alfred
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Beach House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Where you can relax in luxurious comfort on the Port Alfred Beachfront.......Awake to the sounds of the sea, view the passing boats and watch the dolphins play in the breakers. Enjoy a Full English Breakfast served in the open dining area. Relax in the spacious lounge, soak up the sun at the pool or stroll over the road to the beach. The Golf course only 3 minutes away. ... more   less 
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