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A Villa de Mer
Ranked #3 of 27 Port Alfred B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 March 2013

We chose Villa de Mer as a beach holiday for 2 nights to relax after flight(s) from UK. This certainly met our expectations with a wonderful position across from beach and 10 minutes walking distance along the beach to a restaurant overlooking the estuary. The Guest House was of an excellent standard, very friendly, very clean, modern and comfortable. Our bedroom and bathroom (which was enormous) were superb with lovely views. The breakfasts were good and the owner Memory was very helpful with activity suggestions. I found the Settlers monument on the hill above Bathurst and also (surprisingly) the Big Pineapple on the way to Bathurst to be quite interesting.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

Enjoyed our brief one-night stay, R550 per person B&B. Welcoming hostess, spacious room with comfortable bed, nice bathroom, WiFi, good breakfast including fresh baked muffins! We stayed in room 2 - no view, but otherwise lovely room true to photos on website. Ocean is just over the dunes and there's a pool available, though we did not use it. Most restaurants are a short drive away. Parking is in front of the house, not actually enclosed or secured in any way, but reportedly safe.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 January 2013

A warm welcome from Memory set the tone for our stay at this extremely well cared for, upmarket guest house. Well situated a thirty metre walk to the beautiful beach of Port Alfred - airy, well appointed, very private rooms with all the finishes that you need for utmost comfort. Memory is the ideal hostess, making sure that our every need was met, from arranging excursions to making sure that her home became ours. A five star recommendation.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 December 2012

More like a small 6 bedroom hotel than a B&B. Great friendly service that never seemed to intrude on your privacy.

Superb location across the road from a blue flag beach.

Nice comfortable rooms and bathrooms with free wifi.

Nice pool for refreshing swim after a day on the beach.

Well worth a stay.

Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
Thank PeterDV
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

We were very warmly greeted even though it was only a one night stay for us. We stayed in Suite 1 which I can only describe as 'gorgeous' and every bit as good as the photos on the website. The bathroom is beautiful. Unfortunately it rained hard whilst we were there so we didn't get to see much of the view from the balcony but the hospitality and breakfast made up for that. If we are ever in Port Alfred again, then we would most definitely stay in The Villa de Mer.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank ChristineDBath
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

My stay in Port Alfred was made really comfortable by Memory Robinson of the Villa de Mer B&B in Port Alfred. Situated a stones throw from the ocean, the sound of the surf is the last thing you remember before falling off to sleep. The guest house consists of six rooms and my room had an ocean view. It is situated close to the city centre and places to dine. A full breakfast is available and Memory is personally in charge of the kitchen ensuring top quality faire.
I have stayed in many establishments but this one is truly worth the mention!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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Thank MagnumIce
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Reviewed 2 February 2012

I booked Villa de Mer for location (beach side of town, not too isolated) and for its 4* grading and size - this is really a small boutique hotel and I wanted some facilities and comfort after some simple travelling. Price for a dbl room in Jan 2012 was R450, which included: excellent quality breakfast, wi fi, swimming pool and lovely small garden around it, hair dryer and bathrobes in the rooms, great shower room (rainhead shower), room safe, tea/coffee making and fridge in the room, beautiful lounges for ... well lounging in. Sisters Memory and Kate really can't do enough for their guests and it's genuine not obsequious. No restaurants are really safe to walk back from in the evening as the road's quiet with bush on both sides but there is a local taxi service to anywhere in town for R25 (one way) so this slight negative is also perfectly addressed. The long wild beach is 2mins walk away over the dune.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about A Villa de Mer

Address: 22 West Beach Drive, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Alfred
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Port Alfred
Price Range: £49 - £114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — A Villa de Mer 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Villa de Mer Guest House is situated on the beachfront in Port Alfred, South Africa and is in a class of its own. Established in 1996, this modern Mediterranean style Guest House has been awarded four stars by the Tourism Grading Council and, rated according to the high parameters set by the AA of South Africa, as Superior grading.A Villa de Mer is a stylish, spacious and upmarket Guest House and a haven to relax. Located opposite the beach, with panoramic views of the Indian ocean, this guest house comprises of six en-suite bedrooms, with 19 channels DSTV and, offers luxurious accommodation at affordable prices. The wide corridors, large upper lounge that leads onto a balcony with stunning sea views and pristine white beaches, library and reading room downstairs overlooking the sheltered swimming pool, A Villa de Mer creates an atmosphere of tranquility and peace. The spacious TV lounge offers a 19 channel DSTV Bouquet and DVD Player. FREE WI-FI. You can relax and enjoy sundowners on the balcony whilst taking in the beautiful views over the Indian ocean. Fall asleep to the smell and sound of waves breaking on the beach. Cross the quiet road and walk the endless white beaches.We offer comfortable home-from-home accommodation. Enjoy the spacious and unpretentious setting of A Villa de Mer. Whether on business or holiday, A Villa de Mer offers its own brand of local hospitality and is a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday living. It is the ideal place to simply relax or to use as a base from which to explore the many sights of Port Alfred. ... more   less 
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