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“First night on the Garden Route”

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Forest Hall Guest House
Ranked #1 of 225 Port Elizabeth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo
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4 reviews
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“First night on the Garden Route”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

The Guest House was literally loved by my mother in law. All rooms were filled with all possible details: umbrellas ready for the rain, each light switch with a description and the furniture arrangement was a composition. The host was always helpful and friendly. I liked that his office was located at a visible spot and not hidden somwhere in the back.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Thank you for your review We are pleased you enjoyed your time at Forest Hall
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James
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Knysna, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

This is a great place to stay, it is so quiet and peaceful. The rooms are very well appointed with everything that you will need, and the garden is lovely with huge trees and is the prefect place to relax. I was only sorry not to be able to spend more time there but cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Hi Sandy
Thank you for your review So pleased you enjoyed your stay here even though it was so quick Hopefully you can enjoy our garden setting more next time
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James
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

We had an absolutely amazing stay and would come back anytime. The best guesthouse we stayed during our vacation in South Africa. Amazing!!!
If you are looking for great service,lovely accomodation in a beautiful area then forest hall is the best place to be

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Hi Hilde
Thanks so much for your fabulous review .So much appreciated and pleased you enjoyed your stay here so much at Forest Hall. It was great meeting you all here at Forest Hall and fascinating hearing your mom and her colleague's story of their careers .
We hope to see you back here one day again
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James
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South Africa
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Forest Hall guest house is the most perfect retreat. James and Hillary are wonderful hosts and James's willingness to help and accommodate is quite remarkable. The rooms are very well appointed and the garden area around the pool a wonderful area to sit and relax particularly if you have the room next to the veranda to use as your own. We were a group of six in Port Elizabeth to take part and support ironman athletes and the ability for the athletes to have their space to chill was wonderful. If there was anything that could have been changed to make my stay perfect it would be for better pillows.
Breakfast was superb and the ability to make your own frothy cappuccino was a great addition and reward.
Well done James. You have done yourself proud.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
Thanks so much for your review .it was great to host your group and be part of ironman competition. It is always good to get feedback from guests, so much appreciated .We are so pleased your group were happy here at Forest Hall and hope to be able to accommodate you all sometime again ,who knows maybe next year's ironman event !
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James
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Canmore, Canada
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

James was so helpful in arranging our accommodation. Because they were booked on one of the 3 nights that we requested, he made arrangements at another location and then assisted our move to Forest Hall the next day. The room was beautiful - lots of room, overlooking the pool. Breakfast was delicious with a choice of yogurt, fruit and cereal and / or hot breakfast. This was beautiful, quiet place to relax in the middle of a busy city.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
We are so pleased you enjoyed your time at Forest Hall I trust you enjoyed the rest of your time in South Africa .Your timing of your visit was good as the weather has changed and it feels like winter is on its way now

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James
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

James was so helpful and everything was so well done, from the airport pick-up to the airport drop-off. We were very well taken care of during our 2 nights stay. What a wonderful start to our trip in South Africa.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review, 15 March 2014
Thanks so much for your review So pleased you were happy with everything here at Forest Hall and hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to South Africa
regards
James
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George, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Forest Hall is, by far, one of our most favourite B&B's. Not only is James and Hilary's hospitality incredible, but their beautifully appointed rooms make for a truly wonderful stay. The very comfortable beds, crisp linen, and all the little extra attention to details, makes it hard to leave the room, and so, after a wonderful meal out at one of the fabulous restaurants in close vicinity (5km radius) to Forest Hall, the comfort of one's room is just so welcoming.
The beautiful gardens, and the peace and quiet, leaves one feeling as though one has had a chance to escape the pace of city life, even if it is just for one night.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Hi Colleen
Thank you for your wonderful review. So much appreciate you taking the time to do this .
We really feel that we come to know you almost as family over the many years of your regular visits to Forest Hall and pleased you chose Forest Hall as your home in Port Elizabeth.
We wish you well with your new exciting changes
Regards
James & Hilary
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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 225 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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