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“Fantastic Stay”
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A Villa de Mer
Ranked #3 of 26 Port Alfred B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic Stay”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We recently spent 4 nights at A Villa de Mer, our second visit to this guesthouse. Memory and her staff were fantastic, once again, and go out of their way to make one feel comfortable. We will certainly stay at A Villa de Mer again when next in Port Alfred.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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White River, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

We spent two nights at A Villa de Mer on our way from Durban to Port Elizabeth.
The staff were wonderful - friendly and helpful and most accommodating.

Our room had a great view of the sea and was spotlessly clean and very comfortable.
Breakfast was great - a fruit platter followed by a choice of breakfast which changed each day.

It was a two minute walk to the beach which is magnificent.

If you are passing through Port Alfred, make this your B & B of preference!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

A beautiful, immaculately kept, contemporary property situated a stone's throw from the beach. Everything throughout this property is of top quality, the decor, the furnishings and eye-catching artworks.

Memory, our host, was without doubt or exaggeration the very best of all those we met during our two month tour of S.Africa. A truly fantastic lady who made our stay as good as it possibly could have been.

It would be wrong to leave a review without particular mention of the exceptional breakfasts we were served in the spacious, airy dinning room, alongside the pool area. The presentation, quality and service were all 5 star.

Thanks Memory for a great stay.
Jill & Chris

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

We stayed at the beautuful Guesthouse from 11th July and checked out on the 13th. This was by far the best experience and warmest guesthouse! Everything from the warm cosy room to the friendly staff and delicious food! Everyone went out of their way to make us feel at home. This is a must stay when guests arrive in Port Alfred! Thank you to a great team!

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

We stayed at Villa de Mer for 1 night on our way from East London to Port Elizabeth. On arrival we were met by the friendly staff and booking in was quick and efficient. We were given the use of lock-up garages as all the golf equipment was left inside our cars. Our room was spacious, beautifully decorated, luxurious bed with top quality linen and comfortable bathroom. Everything was spotless and well maintained. Breakfast was excellent. I will recommend Villa De Mer to anyone who loves a top quality stay. We will definitely be back. Thank you for the attention to detail.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Port Alfred is an up and coming resort and Villa de Mer is an exquisite new hotel built and furnished to the highest international standard. I am already recommending it to my friends. A delightful experience.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

We stayed upstairs with our own balcony and the best sea views ever. Roomy and luxurious, everything was spotless. A good idea was having block-out curtains as we were able to sleep a little later.......not that we really wanted to - the beach was calling! Wonderful breakfasts with good strong coffee and lots of attention. We followed Memory's suggestions on what to do and where to eat in the area and had a thoroughly good break.
Thanks to her and her staff, we will certainly be back!

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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 26 B&Bs / Inns in Port Alfred
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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