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“Wonderful stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Beach House
Ranked #4 of 25 Port Alfred B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Torquay, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Wonderful stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

After a long and tiring drive we arrived at this truly lovely hotel in a perfect position and so comfortable, with a great view from our room. Breakfast was delicious and we also had very good advice about local restaurants etc. Wish we had been able to stay longer.

Room Tip: An upstairs room
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Caroline B
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PORTALFRED, Manager at The Beach House, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Thank you for the wonderful review. We hope to see you again soon
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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45 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Stayed here for two nights on a work trip. Should have taken an upstairs room for the sea view. Biggest plus is that it'ts located across the street from the beach, so really nice for early morning, pre-work strolls. Rooms are modern, well-lit and comfortable. It's set a bit of a distance from central Port Alfred but unless you're car-less it's not a problem. I got a voucher from the Beach House to dine in a restaurant in town where I a good fish-of-the-day, not gourmet but quite tasty. All-in-all nothing outstanding (it looks very plain from outside and there's no garden to speak of) but quite comfortable for an overnight or two.

Room Tip: Get an upstairs room with a sea view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Charl D
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PORTALFRED, Manager at The Beach House, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Thank you for reviewing The Beach House. We hope that you will stay over with us again and that you will manage to book a sea facing room so that you can enjoy the magnificent view.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

The location of this venue is great, right on the beach. If you manage to get an upstairs room the views are spectacular. The garden or pool facing rooms are warmer as they get full sun. However, there are no sea views.

The rooms are well decorated and the beds comfortable. All the amenities like coffee, tea and filtered water are laid out. The bathroom was dissapointing. Note that some rooms do not have baths, only showers. My room had a shower and bath. The shower hardly had any water coming out and the basin is lodged on a single pedestal with no room for placing your toiletries. Unfortunately, the bathroom is a let-down compared with the room.

Breakfast is nice and orders are placed the night before. There is a wonderful fire place in the living room leading off the breakfast area. It would have been great to have had a roaring fire going as the area was cold and it would have created a wonderful ambience. it seems as though it has never been used before.

Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
59 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

Professional service. Delivers the standards expected of an upmarket guesthouse. Location right on beachfront - out the gate and on the beach. Decor is tasteful, creative and true to beach house theme. Rooms have touches that make for comfort incl. quality bed, tray with kettle and tea/coffee supplies. Mini-fridge with compl. water. Aircon/heater. Hot water bottles. Fresh flowers. Carafe with filtered drinking water (tap water tastes horrible). Beach towels. Comfortable bathroom with all mid-cons. Spotlessly clean.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JustInCase_10
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012 via mobile

Very pleasant guesthouse with an ocean view and all expected comforts. Professional staff and accommodating management.
Highly recommended for a breakaway or business accomodation.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Kris_Just_In_Time
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East London, South Africa
Level Contributor
23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms have a great sea view
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AliS82
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Hertfordshire
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank littleladyval
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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 25 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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