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“Great location.”
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Royal Guest House
Ranked #8 of 26 Port Alfred B&B and Inns
Benin City, Nigeria
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Great location.”
Reviewed September 25, 2011

Me and my family stayed there for a whole week. We had a really great time. You would be amazed by the view. its such a unique hotel. really loved it.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Pensacola, Florida
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

Location was amazing. Me and my wife had a really great time there while we were in South Africa. We stayed almost a week. We loved it. Definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Montagu - South Africa
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

We stayed in the executive room at a discounted rate of about 50%, but this place would have excepted any amount due to the lack of guests. The bedroom is large, but the bathroom is very, very small. About 2x2mtr. And that for a "executive room". Most surprising is that all the linen had stains. Think not one piece of linen was without it. The breakfast was good and the service friendly. But please let someone do something about those stains.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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paignton devon
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Reviewed November 3, 2008

We only stayed here for 1 night on the 22nd oct. We arrived late so we did not do much here rather than sleep and have breakfast, which was excellent. The pool will be lovely in the summer but was the coldest we had all the time on the trip.

  • Liked — The breakfast
  • Disliked — The steps and the noisy tourists leaving at 0500
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
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Milton Keynes
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Reviewed February 21, 2006

We have just returned home after three super weeks in South Africa. One of the highlights of the holiday we must share with fellow Trippers is our stay at the Royal Guest House in Port Alfred. We found this guest house on the internet and like others tend to accept some of the descriptions owners provide with a pinch of salt.

But the Royal lived up to all the descriptions and our expectations. Everything about the place was splendid, from the rooms (we chose Room 5 with a great view over the river at Port Alfred), to the breakfasts (great choice), to the honesty bar and to the pool. But the best part was the staff of the guest house - from the manager (Meagan) who had her finger on every button (everything was just as you would want it to be), to Michael who watched over visitor’s cars overnight and to the lovely African girls who generally looked after us. And the prices are reasonable too – given the quality of service and facilities provided.

If you want a great place for a few days off the beaten track in SA - Port Alfred might fit the bill and the Royal provide the place to rest a weary head. The sea and beach are wonderful and local places to visit offer all sorts of experiences. In town you must eat at Butlers, overlooking the river. And, don’t miss the nearby town of Bathurst. It has the oldest pub in South Africa and the best agricultural museum we have ever seen, including the first caravan! Alan, the guy in charge, is wonderful and can explain how everything works – and prove that nothing is new!

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Additional Information about Royal Guest House

Property: Royal Guest House
Address: 8 Beach Crescent, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Alfred
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Port Alfred
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Guest House is an elegant, exclusive Guest House set loftily high on the East bank of the Kowie River. Due to its prime location this guest house offers stunning panoramic views of the peaceful Royal Alfred Marina and our quaint little town. With 12 stylish en-suite bedrooms, each elegantly furnished with natural weave and dark wood furniture, finished off with 100% percale linen for that light relaxed feel. The cosy lounge area with self-help bar opens up to an inviting pool deck with loungers. This charming guest house is an oasis of peace and tranquility where friendly staff awaits you! ... more   less 
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Royal Guest House Port Alfred, South Africa - Eastern Cape

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