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“Royal Guest House Gem”
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Royal Guest House
Ranked #7 of 25 Port Alfred B&B and Inns
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews
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“Royal Guest House Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We have stayed at the Royal Guest House more than once and have enjoyed each visit more. The friendly but professional service from all the staff is definitely a differentiating factor at this small but classy boutique hotel.

Room Tip: The executive suit has a balcony with a beautiful view of the sunset over the marina.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Nothing to write home about. We were warmly welcomed and the room was fine, though in need of some maintenance. The bulb was fused in the bathroom and no one replaced it after we asked. Noise was a problem: we were woken each morning at 6 by staff laying out breakfast in the dining room, and thereafter shouting outside our bathroom window, as well as the TV blaring from the lounge down the hall. Breakfast was the standard spread (cereal, fruit, eggs etc.) Served buffet style + decidedly mediocre. I'd stay over night for bussiness, but definitely not a place for a peaceful holiday.

  • Stayed June 2013
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East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

We would like to thank the staff at The Royal Guest House for the excellent hospitality, friendliness and attention to detail. We had a fantastic time there. They were informative about what to do and see in Port Alfred, they always had a smile on their face and never complained about assisting. Our room was very large and extremely comfortable. The town itself is a mix of eclectic people and interesting places. We would definitely stay at The Royal Guest House again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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East London, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Staff are welcoming and very friendly. Rooms are very clean and spacious. On site security gives you peace of mind and the breakfast is amazing. Very comfortable and cosy, feels like you are at home.We will definitely go back, you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Luxury room is stunning.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

I stayed in the guesthouse over the last week. The room are spacious and have all the mod-cons you would need(flat screen TVs and WiFi) . The staff are polite and very helpful. I really enjoyed the breakfast and can highly recommend the omelet. It a short walk in a quiet neighborhood to the beautiful beach and a short drive to the town center. The manageress was also helpful in recommending things to do in town and the surrounds.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

We stay in Port Alfred on numerous occasions and we always use the Royal Guest house! We have always found the staff welcoming and flexible. The rooms are very well equipped and extreamly clean. On site security provides peace of mind and breakfast is a must! Whatever your needs, business or pleasure, you won't be dissapointed.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

Great staff and wonderful attention to detail. Lovely rooms, excellent breakfast and good security. Great location in a safe town. Well signposted and management are very hands on. Definitely will return.

  • Stayed March 2013
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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 #7 of 25 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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