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Dockside Guest House
Ranked #6 of 26 Port Alfred B&B and Inns
George, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Lovely stay”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

We stayed at Dockside Guest House in Port Alfred for only one night. What a surprise. The room was very large, overlooking the small boat harbor. Beautiful bathroom. This is really value for your money.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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DocksidePortAlfred, Owner at Dockside Guest House, responded to this review, 4 December 2013
So glad you enjoy yourselves. Thank you.
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

We spent the past weekend at the Dockside Guest House in Port Alfred - it was a very pleasant surprise. The View is magnificent, rooms lovely, food very good and hospitality was warm and great. Will definately return if we are in the area again. Well done!!

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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DocksidePortAlfred, Owner at Dockside Guest House, responded to this review, 3 July 2013
Thanks - it was lovely having you.
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derbyshire
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Reviewed 22 March 2013 via mobile

Our room was more like a suite in a 5 star hotel, great view across the marina. Breakfast was perfect. This really is a little gem. The hosts were great company and gave us good advice on places to visit and to eat out.

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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DocksidePortAlfred, Owner at Dockside Guest House, responded to this review, 25 March 2013
Thank you for your review. It was lovely having you to stay.
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

Dockside is a beautiful guest house with an outstanding view of the pretty marina and harbour at Port Alfred. Our room was very large and comfortable with a kingsize bed, easy chairs, lovely bathroom, huge picture window and direct access to a spacious and relaxing patio. Travellers should be aware that there is some traffic noise from the road below the guesthouse, but the pluses far outweigh any negative and the property is extremely well located for all amenities and attractions. Pat and Des are lovely, welcoming hosts and Pat went out of her way to help us with any arrangements we wished to make and in recommending sights to see and excellent restaurants. She is extremely knowledgeable about the area and takes a sincere interest in her guests having a lovely stay. Breakfasts are outstanding, with a wide variety of freshly prepared and delicious dishes. Guests enjoy a great deal of privacy and yet help is always at hand if needed. All in all an excellent and professional bed and breakfast.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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DocksidePortAlfred, Owner at Dockside Guest House, responded to this review, 20 March 2013
It was lovely having you to spend time in our lovely part of the world. Thank you for the kind words - we enjoyed having you.
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

Our room at Dockside was rather a suite with a very comfortable king sided bed, a couple of lounge chairs and a massive bathroom with corner bathtub. We also had a big patio overlooking the harbour. Everything was very tastefully furnished and clean. The only little downside is that it is facing the street where not just cars but also trucks go through. So if you have a light sleep you cant leave the window open at night.

Pat made us a very nice and yummy breakfast in the morning which we shared with the other guests chatting away in the big communal lounge room. There were veggie options like fried tomatoes, potatoes and eggplan along with bacon, toast with jam, juice, coffee or tee and we could choose what type of eggs we would like.

The hosts were also very helpful in giving recommendations for dinner and drinks and what to do around town. We had some nice chats and interesting talks. Just what you would expect from a B'n B. We'd definitely stay again.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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DocksidePortAlfred, Owner at Dockside Guest House, responded to this review, 3 March 2013
Hi Barbara and Steve

Thank you so much for selection us and we enjoyed your company. Thank you very much for the wonderful review. Trust you had an lovely time during the rest of your holday.

Pat
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King William's Town
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

Thank you!!! Pat and staff of Dockside Guest House. we never felt that we are away from home, your place is warm, friendly and very welcoming. The views are stunning and Dockside is situated perfectly central to all amenities, as first time visitors to Port Alfred we found our way around quiet comfortably without the need for gps. Thank you once again, will definitely be back!!! (thank you Graham for the cruise!!!)

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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DocksidePortAlfred, Owner at Dockside Guest House, responded to this review, 26 February 2013
Thank you - it was lovely having you to stay
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Reviewed 27 January 2013 via mobile

Excellent views of the port alfred marina, could lie in bed and watch the world go by. Breakfast is excellent value for money and Pat and Des made us feel like part of the family. Wish I could have stayed there forever. Will be back for Easter.

Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Dockside Guest House
Address: 1 Caxton Lane | East Bank, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Alfred
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Port Alfred
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dockside Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dockside Guest House is situated directly across the picturesque small boat harbour on the East Bank of beautiful Port Alfred, in the Eastern Cape - situated midway – exactly 150km between the cities of East London and Port Elizabeth.Dockside Guest House is managed by owners Des and Pat Riggien, and you will experience warm and friendly hospitality throughout your stay. We measure our success since we opened by the high return rate of our guests, time and time again. ... more   less 
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