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“Tastefully decorated, great location”
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The Beach House
Ranked #4 of 26 Port Alfred B&B and Inns
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Mainz
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108 reviews
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“Tastefully decorated, great location”
Reviewed 26 April 2013

The beach house is a beautiful place right at the dunes (only a small road between) - u can hear the waves from your bed. Rooms are very tastefully decorated, breakfast is very good. The lady from the management is very helpful and friendly. There are rooms in the upper floor with sea view, we had a room on the ground floor without it (looking on the garden and the fence). Clean small swimmingpool, well-tended garden.
There are 2 things I want to critize: for this price, I would expect a better bathroom - a tap with a fountain directly into the face due to a damage is not that nice. and: on our 3week-tour in SA, this was the most expensive hotel. I think the price is justified for the upper floor due to the sea view, but not for the ground floor rooms.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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PORTALFRED, Manager at The Beach House, responded to this review, 28 May 2013
Thank you so much for your review.
We appreciate you bringing the problem with the tap to our attention.
We apologize for any inconvenience that it may have caused you.
Small debris was caught in the nozzle filter...all sorted out!
Thanks so much!
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Mapua, Nelson
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

We have been very impressed with our stay at The Beach House. Isabeau - the manager - did everything she could to make our stay comfortable. We chose a room( #6) on the first floor overlooking the swimming pool. Although the views are mainly of a collection of similar properties around we decided that this was better than the seaward side that can get a bit windy.
The room was large enough - not as large as some on the ground floor but perfectly adequate - with a comfortable super king bed and beautiful crisp bed linens.
The bathroom is not large but contains a large bath as well as a freestanding shower and vanity and toilet .
Issabeau was always on hand to serve guests - with a smile and friendly manner - her flapjacks, muffins and scones were lovely and breakfast was hearty and well presented.
The swimming pool area had sun loungers and a seating area out of the full sun.
The breakfast room and guest sitting room are beautifully furnished and lovely for relaxing.
We would thoroughly recommend The Beach House for a stay in this area

Room Tip: Ask for no 6
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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PORTALFRED, Manager at The Beach House, responded to this review, 24 March 2013
What a privilige and pleasure to host you!

It was so lovely accommodating you at The Beach House.

Trust you had a well deserved rest and that you will be invigorated after your holiday in South Africa.

We sure hope to see you in the near future!
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Lendelede, Belgium
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

We stayed with friends for 3 nights at The Beach House.
From the first moment Isabeau, the friendly lady who manages the B&B, did all what she could to help us with the luggage, to search for a good restaurant, to give us advice on what to do during our stay.
The breakfast is excellent. We loved the scones, the little "pancakes", the fresh fruit.
The rooms are very nice and spacious.
The Beach House is certainly a place to stay for a longer period, especially for those who love the beach and to play golf. Not only at the Royal Port Alfred but as well at the Fish River Sun golf course.
We'll be back!

Room Tip: The rooms at the 1st floor give you a splendid view over the dunes and the sea.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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PORTALFRED, Manager at The Beach House, responded to this review, 24 March 2013
We so enjoyed hosting your group!

What a pleasure to have guests that love life!

Our Sunshine Coast has so much to offer the tourist or visitor to this area.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!
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Torquay, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed 28 October 2012

After a long and tiring drive we arrived at this truly lovely hotel in a perfect position and so comfortable, with a great view from our room. Breakfast was delicious and we also had very good advice about local restaurants etc. Wish we had been able to stay longer.

Room Tip: An upstairs room
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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PORTALFRED, Manager at The Beach House, responded to this review, 1 November 2012
Thank you for the wonderful review. We hope to see you again soon
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 October 2012

Stayed here for two nights on a work trip. Should have taken an upstairs room for the sea view. Biggest plus is that it'ts located across the street from the beach, so really nice for early morning, pre-work strolls. Rooms are modern, well-lit and comfortable. It's set a bit of a distance from central Port Alfred but unless you're car-less it's not a problem. I got a voucher from the Beach House to dine in a restaurant in town where I a good fish-of-the-day, not gourmet but quite tasty. All-in-all nothing outstanding (it looks very plain from outside and there's no garden to speak of) but quite comfortable for an overnight or two.

Room Tip: Get an upstairs room with a sea view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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PORTALFRED, Manager at The Beach House, responded to this review, 1 November 2012
Thank you for reviewing The Beach House. We hope that you will stay over with us again and that you will manage to book a sea facing room so that you can enjoy the magnificent view.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

The location of this venue is great, right on the beach. If you manage to get an upstairs room the views are spectacular. The garden or pool facing rooms are warmer as they get full sun. However, there are no sea views.

The rooms are well decorated and the beds comfortable. All the amenities like coffee, tea and filtered water are laid out. The bathroom was dissapointing. Note that some rooms do not have baths, only showers. My room had a shower and bath. The shower hardly had any water coming out and the basin is lodged on a single pedestal with no room for placing your toiletries. Unfortunately, the bathroom is a let-down compared with the room.

Breakfast is nice and orders are placed the night before. There is a wonderful fire place in the living room leading off the breakfast area. It would have been great to have had a roaring fire going as the area was cold and it would have created a wonderful ambience. it seems as though it has never been used before.

Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2012

Professional service. Delivers the standards expected of an upmarket guesthouse. Location right on beachfront - out the gate and on the beach. Decor is tasteful, creative and true to beach house theme. Rooms have touches that make for comfort incl. quality bed, tray with kettle and tea/coffee supplies. Mini-fridge with compl. water. Aircon/heater. Hot water bottles. Fresh flowers. Carafe with filtered drinking water (tap water tastes horrible). Beach towels. Comfortable bathroom with all mid-cons. Spotlessly clean.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Property: The Beach House
Address: 80 West Beach Drive, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Alfred
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Port Alfred
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Beach House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Where you can relax in luxurious comfort on the Port Alfred Beachfront.......Awake to the sounds of the sea, view the passing boats and watch the dolphins play in the breakers. Enjoy a Full English Breakfast served in the open dining area. Relax in the spacious lounge, soak up the sun at the pool or stroll over the road to the beach. The Golf course only 3 minutes away. ... more   less 
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