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Review of Forest Hall Guest House

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Forest Hall Guest House
Ranked #1 of 224 Port Elizabeth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ladysmith, South Africa
Level Contributor
51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Very comfortable!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

We stayed at Forest Hall for one night as our original booking for another bed and breakfast in P.E had to be changed as one of the rooms was no longer available. The rooms were stunning and the grounds spacious and shady, a welcome respite in midsummer, Yvonne was looking after the place as the owners were away and she went out of her way to accomodate us, thank you! Breakfast was great and we thoroughly enjoyed our overnight experience.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Lynn W
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Hi Lynn
Thank you for your review on Forest Hall and so pleased you enjoyed your stay here Sorry we were away on our annual break during your 1 night stay and trust Yvonne looked after you
Hope to see you back here someday in the future
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Tropic, Utah
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

We enjoyed our experience! The room was fabulous with a full kitchen! The grounds are absolutely beautiful! The manager was very friendly and helpful! Loved the breakfast! Overall our experience could not have been better!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SusanTropic
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review, 7 January 2014
Hi Susan
Thank you for your reviewof Forest Hall We were sorry to have missed you whilst we were away on our annual essential "recharge of the batteries" holiday in Knysna, required too when running a guest house . I trust you were cared for by our manager Yvonne and staff .Glad you were happy with Forest Hall and your room and the facilities
Hope to be able to accommodate you again sometime in the future
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

In South Africa for a friend's wedding. Forest Hall became our home from home, allowing us to enjoy the friend's home and retreating over night for some rest to tackle the next party. Excellent. Thank You

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Andrew L
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review, 7 January 2014
Hi Andrew
Thank you for taking the time to do your review on Tripadvisor for Forest Hall We were pleased to be able to accommodate some of Nikki's guests here for the wedding .Hope the potjie pot got back home safely and no excess luggage problems .We hope to see you back at Forest Hall sometime soon You would really be able to enjoy our pool at present with the water temperature being 30 degrees An incredible summer for Port Elizabeth
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Kobe, Japan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

We had a short, but lovely stay. Forest Hall is a magnificent small holding in the middle of town. Spacious and peaceful. James and Hilary were very accommodating and made our stay with them simply perfect! We will be back.Especially for that amazing breakfast!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank BashLA2012
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review, 7 January 2014
It was great to meet your family and have you to stay at Forest Hall It was such a great wedding to be part of and so glad you could make the trip from Japan to be there Hope to see you back at Forest Hall sometime again in the future .Hope the weather is not too cold over there at present for your rugby It is 36degrees today Very hot and humid Just want to enjoy the pool all day
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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

Forest Hall is beautiful. There's a lovely old Roman pool and pretty grounds that I enjoyed. Our room was stunning with giant comfy bed, large bathroom with huge tub and all the amenities you could desire. Breakfast was terrific and the owners were friendly and helpful. I wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BetsyG58
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review, 7 January 2014
Thanks so much for your review I am so pleased you enjoyed staying here and enjoyed the facilities we have on offer Hope to see you back here some day again
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Mclean, Va
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30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

Jim and Hilary were gracious hosts and the proprietor of a beautiful B & B, sorry we could not stay longer. We arrived late from our flight from Jo'burg and he waited for our arrival and welcomed us at a late hour. The room was great and comfortable and the gated estate gardens were a delight to see and walk in the morning. I chose this place based on proximity to the airport and Addo Park, but you must take the time to drive along the coast from Seaview to Summerstrand.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jhc7201
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review, 20 December 2013
Thank you for your review. We were so pleased you enjoyed your time here even though it was just a quick 1 night stay and weren't able to fully enjoy the ambiance to it's maximum. Glad that you did get some time to explore the coast off Port Elizabeth
We hope to be able to accommodate you here again some time in the future hopefully for a longer stay
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

The most hospitable and amazing guest house we have ever stayed in!
We will definitely be back! We have stayed in many places but none like this... From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were treated like royalty. The place is absolutely stunning and it is central to most places.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Samprings
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review, 12 December 2013
Thanks Sam for your review .It was really great having you stay at Forest Hall Glad you enjoyed your time here and the rugby fever Hope to see you back here again next year for another win
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Property: Forest Hall Guest House
Address: 84 River Road | Walmer, Port Elizabeth 6070, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 224 B&Bs / Inns in Port Elizabeth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Forest Hall Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Forest Hall Guest House is an affordable 4 star luxury guest house,set in an award winning 1'5 acre park-like treed garden with a Romanesque swimming pool with pool deck with loungers/umbrellas in the centrally positioned lush garden suburb of Walmer,Port Elizabeth.Tennis court and trampoline and second swimming pool.Conveniently close to PE airport,golf courses,pristine beaches,shopping malls,fantastic restaurants and all tourist attractions.Come relax & enjoy this unique farm-like setting in the city with birdsong,peace and tranquility.Ideal B&B/self catering accommodation for business,families,groups and tourists.All home comforts.Free Wifi.Delicious English breakfasts.Just 45 minutes drive to malaria free Addo Elephant Park and other Big 5 Game Parks.Shuttle service on request ... more   less 
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