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“To expensive for what you get.”
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Halyards Hotel
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Port Alfred
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Good location but i am afraid that is where it ends.Bath and basin and ceiling in poor condition.No telephone,room service with a toothpick in her mouth.All of this does not meet our expatations for a R1000.O0 a night.The breakfast was great with no service to clean tables.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
1  Thank kougadam
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

The service was exceptional from the time we arrived to the time we departed. The food was very reasonably priced (R65,00), for a full on buffet on Friday night. We did not have the seafood buffet on Saturday night, but the menu looked great.The hotel does need maintenance in places( due to old age), but at least it was very neat and cean and the staff were super friendly. The room was clean and comfortable. Overall we had a great weekend.

Room Tip: All rooms appear to overlook the Marina
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank 54Gail
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Very pleasenrt and very enjoyable. Has nice outlook to marina and river. Facilities are comfortable and staff helpful and friendly. Excellent for meetings and small conferences as quiet and ell serviced.

Room Tip: Get one that faces to back and marina
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Thank DodgeJHB
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

I have lived in SA for many years and on a recent trip back, to visit family, we decided to stay at the Halyards. When it opened it was known as a good hotel, and despite the many negative reviews online, we decided to give it a try. Unfortunately, all the negative reviews were right. The hotel is well situated, but really badly neglected. We were told it is under new ownership, a church group now runs it. I think they should stick to religion, because the hotel management is not up to standard: examples-
During a big rain storm my roof leaked resulting in hug wet patches on the carpet and there was a river of water running down the walls!
The breakfast buffet was very limited and there were never any clean coffee mugs. One morning when we came to breakfast early we discovered why- the entire front desk staff and dining-room staff were having breakfast in the dining-room!!
There was one computer in the hotel lobby for guest use- we were never told that there was a charge for using it. At the end of our stay all our minutes had been itemized and we were charged!! There was a sign advertising wireless costs, but nothing about using the "guest" computer!! This is appalling considering there is no internet in the rooms.
The tv sets have 6 channels with such a snowy picture that it was hardly worth switching them on.
On the plus side, the staff were always friendly and always tried to help when there was a problem (the leaking roof was seen to).
If you want something very basic,at about a 2 star level, then you will be satisfied.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank 50Col
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

this 3 star hotel is a really good stopover,clean well priced lovely setting on the marina ,with restaurants all around .good breakfast ,rooms adequite ,possibly an upgraded mattress on the beds would complete a very pleasant stay at very reasonable prices.

Room Tip: rooms overlooking the marina on the ground floor are lovely.setting really nice.this is a good one o...
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank michaelhilton
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

The booking agency that we tried (SafariNow) was unable to obtain any response to our enquiry for accommodation at this establishment, so after several days of fruitless waiting we made a direct telephone booking (lured by the impression created by the hotel's Internet website). In order to obtain both "luxury" and a king size bed I was told that the "honeymoon suite" was the only accommodation that complied.

The reception was confrontational (the description of another reviewer as "bordering on rude" is apt). We were allocated room 9 at ground level. It did have a separate lounge and a king-size bed but that was where meeting our expectations ended. The suite was tired and dank. There was a pervasive smell of mould that worsened during the night, and it appeared obvious that the suite was left closed up for extended periods and not maintained to any significant extent (this seemed to be confirmed by the facts that both television remotes had batteries that were dead, and that lamps did not work). One of your recent reviewers (apparently a nearby resident who visits the hotel's restaurant regularly and is presumably not a staying guest) speaks of the rooms having been renovated. If room 9 has been renovated one shudders to imagine its previous condition.

All in all, this is the worst place at which we have stayed, exacerbated by a price more usual for four- or five-star accommodation (R1260 for the night).

Room Tip: Choose another establishment.
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank KMK_GBC
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Reviewed March 13, 2012

We stayed in Halyards en route to a Game Reserve and had an excellent stay. The position is superb and the facilities excellent. The pol is a welcome relief from the heat. Just sittin on the terrace and watching theactivity on the river was so relaxing. The breakfast buffet was ok but we have had better.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank johnfurse
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Additional Information about Halyards Hotel

Address: No 8 Albany Road | ., Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Alfred
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Port Alfred
Price Range: $56 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Halyards Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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