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Port Elizabeth
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Venue was great and assistance from Tiffany was outstanding. She is very professional and accommodated us with so many requests for our bridal party. The rooms were great and the breakfast was oustanding

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Thank you, Tamsyn, for your review...I will pass on your thanks to Tiffany. Kind regards, Roland

Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Loved this hotel, albeit in the suburbs, it was discrete and sumptuous. The staff were excellent, especially Tiffany, they couldn't do enough for you. The room was excellent and of large proportions, it felt very colonial and special. We were delighted that we chose to have dinner there as it was excellent and we recommend anybody staying there to do...

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Thank you for your positive review. We're glad that you enjoyed the "whole" product so much.

Port Elizabeth
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Staff are brilliant making you feel that you are around home . New menu excellent. Overall a fantastic place to stay. Rooms very well designed and give you the space you need not cramped up. The area of the guest house is in a good area and close to where ever you need to be

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Thank you for your praises.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 30 September 2016

My wife and I stayed here for one night and were blown away by the friendliness of the staff, the luxurious accommodation, excellent food and unique atmosphere at this historic house - it felt like we briefly were swept into a Victorian story, treated to the splendour of fine dining and a luxurious lifestyle, while not lacking in any comforts...

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Thank you for your recommendation... All the positive feedback really helps keep us motivated.

Ocean View, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Hackle wood Country House offers accommodation to the traveller who loves to experience the finer things in life while on vacation. The Country House is located only 10 minutes from the airport in a quiet and peaceful suburb of Port Elizabeth. The Estate is secure and the grounds beautiful with a magnificent garden with mature trees framing an inviting pool...

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Port Elizabeth
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This establishment is a cut above the rest in Port Elizabeth. The room I was in was a bit noisy with the wine pairing that went on immediately below it until the guests left. Next time I would like to have a room at another end of the establishment please.

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Thank you for your feedback, and we'll definitely organize you a room overlooking the tennis court next time.

Reviewed 1 September 2016

We stayed here for just one night as a stop over before our flight from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg. It was comfortable and peaceful - it was also like stepping back into time with a quaint garden and a very distinctive old English Victorian feel to the place. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. In our room (Lady Elizabeth)...

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Rathangan
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at hackle wood hill country house. It's a beautiful, quaint, Victorian style house with lovely surrounds. We ordered room service and the good exceeded expectations - it was so good!! We had a beautiful breakfast the following morning and the staff were so friendly and helpful. We were sorry to leave. Thank you for a...

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Thank you for your GREAT review. It was an absolute pleasure to host you for your stay in Port Elizabeth.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I always stay here when in Port Elizabeth. This establishment is beautiful. The gardens are well manicured, the dinning area is beautifully furnished and the rooms very spacious and comfortable. The staff are friendly and well groomed. The kitchen however, is a little slow and so one waits a little too long for food. That said, I highly recommend this...

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Thank you for your feedback. ( I will pass on the message to the kitchen)

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2016

My partner and I booked in to this hotel for two nights during our trip down the garden route. I loved it, I enjoyed the olde worldly feeling having spent time in hotels so modern and souless this felt like an old freind embracing you. My bedroom was huge I could fit my London flat into it we also had...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Tennis Court
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1898, and nestled in a lush English garden setting in the leafy suburb of Walmer, Hacklewood Hill is one of the few remaining Victorian Manor Houses in the city, and as such retains much of the elegance and grace it would have boasted when its first inhabitants – a young doctor and his family – once lived here. Guests are greeted with intricately stained glass doors, gleaming wooden floors and the gentle sheen of wooden banisters lovingly buffed and polished for more than a century. Wandering around the house’s two reception rooms, your eye naturally gravitates from one fascinating period piece to another. A black and white checkerboard tiled veranda overlooks a sparkling swimming pool, perfect for leisurely dips on hot summer days – while the well-established garden beckons for a quiet stroll or perhaps even a civilised game of croquet on the lawn. The more energetic can opt for a gentlemanly game of tennis or just choose a secluded spot in the garden to enjoy the abundant birdlife which calls the grounds of Hacklewood home. The manor house’s eight luxury en suite rooms which are equally as enticing, especially as each so perfectly captures the essence of the Victorian Age. Each is individually decorated in palettes ranging from pastel blues and rose bedecked pinks to more masculine browns and reds. As a result, each room has its own unique character and returning guests will enjoy experiencing them all, and will, no doubt, be loath to pick a favourite at the end. In order to truly experience Hacklewood Hill at the height of its stately Victorian glory, guests need to make a point of opting for at least one dinner at the house’s five star restaurant. The dining room’s magnificent chandelier lights, to full perfection the cut glass, crystal goblets, starched linen and full silver service on the tables below, while superbly trained waiters serve a splendid array of cordon bleu dishes that emanate from the kitchen. Little wonder that the restaurant has garnered itself a slew of fine dining awards and has become a firm favourite on the Port Elizabeth dining scene – not only for its exquisite dinners, but also full English breakfasts, High Tea's and light lunches. For a thoroughly enjoyable trip back to a time when days were long and unhurried, furnishings were beautiful and handmade, and every meal was an occasion to use only the best china and silverware, guests need look no further than Hacklewood Hill Country House. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hacklewood Hill Country House

Address: 152 Prospect Road | Walmer, Port Elizabeth 6070, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Price Range: $165 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hacklewood Hill Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Hacklewood Hill Country Hotel
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