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“A great Stay in Port Alfred”
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Royal Guest House
Ranked #8 of 26 Port Alfred B&B and Inns
Somerset West, South Africa
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5 reviews
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“A great Stay in Port Alfred”
Reviewed 16 June 2013

I stayed in the guesthouse over the last week. The room are spacious and have all the mod-cons you would need(flat screen TVs and WiFi) . The staff are polite and very helpful. I really enjoyed the breakfast and can highly recommend the omelet. It a short walk in a quiet neighborhood to the beautiful beach and a short drive to the town center. The manageress was also helpful in recommending things to do in town and the surrounds.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2013 via mobile

We stay in Port Alfred on numerous occasions and we always use the Royal Guest house! We have always found the staff welcoming and flexible. The rooms are very well equipped and extreamly clean. On site security provides peace of mind and breakfast is a must! Whatever your needs, business or pleasure, you won't be dissapointed.

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2013 via mobile

Great staff and wonderful attention to detail. Lovely rooms, excellent breakfast and good security. Great location in a safe town. Well signposted and management are very hands on. Definitely will return.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Thank Courtfarminn
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

Was a very good experience; rooms were outstanding. We were disappointed that it rained while we were there, as we would love to have sat outside on the balcony and admired the view. Port Alfred a lovely little town; will visit again.

Room Tip: Rooms 5 and 7 are the best (well, we didn't see the others). Beautiful rooms with lovely view...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Rhodes
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

We had a very nice stay at the Royal , rooms are neat and very confortable , staff pleasant and professional. We spent time there in Feb and I will definatelly refer the Royal to friends and family. We will definatelly return in the future. Natasha thanks for the lovely stay

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

We were given a lovely spacious room with windows on 3 sides and views of the sea and river beyond the roofs below. We enjoyed the 'bedtime stories' of local tales that were left on the bedside tables. The breakfast was beautifully presented (again, great attention to detail) and delicious. The staff were friendly, interesting and very helpful. A good find.

Room Tip: All the rooms seemed nice but not all had views. There are lots of stairs so if mobility is an issue...
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Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Port Alfred, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

As the manager of The Royal Guest House I would like to offer our sincere apologies to the MeierCS couple. It is most unfortunate when a guest departs without informing management that they were unhappy with their accommodation but then go and post it on a public website, not giving us a chance to make amends. Stained linen is unacceptable and had I been aware of this I would've made sure that this was fixed immediately. As for the bathroom, walk-in guests are always shown the room first - so if the bathroom size was an issue I would've been able to offer you a luxury room which has a bigger en-suite bathroom with corner style bath and shower facilities. We will gladly consider giving you a complimentary stay as compensation for your unfortunate experience. Please contact me directly to discuss this.
Kind regards,
Natasha Haller,
(Proudly) Manager of The Royal Guest House.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Royal Guest House

Property: Royal Guest House
Address: 8 Beach Crescent, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Alfred
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Port Alfred
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Guest House is an elegant, exclusive Guest House set loftily high on the East bank of the Kowie River. Due to its prime location this guest house offers stunning panoramic views of the peaceful Royal Alfred Marina and our quaint little town. With 12 stylish en-suite bedrooms, each elegantly furnished with natural weave and dark wood furniture, finished off with 100% percale linen for that light relaxed feel. The cosy lounge area with self-help bar opens up to an inviting pool deck with loungers. This charming guest house is an oasis of peace and tranquility where friendly staff awaits you! ... more   less 
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