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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Modern design and furniture(except the bed), secure parking, excellent reception and service, quiet and peaceful area, lovely view of the ocean, very clean. Breakfast were freshly made and the smell of muffins in the baking in the oven in the early morning is a treat.

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memoryPortAlfred, Manager at A Villa de Mer, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, Ronel. we take on board both positive and negative remarks. we are a bit surprised that you mention that the beds are not modern. Our beds are modern Restonic beds. we have had a few older guests who remarked that the beds are too high but, the majority of our guests ask for the name...

Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 days at Villa De Mer.Management and staff went out of their way to make our stay memorable.We travel a lot and we haven't found friendlier service anywhere else.We recommend this establishment without hesitation. MARTIN & JENNY

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memoryPortAlfred, Manager at A Villa de Mer, responded to this review

Thank you sooooo much Martin and Jenny for your kind words. It warms the cockles!! of our heart !

Knysna. Western Cape
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you Magda for the warm welcome. Our room was tastefully decorated with crisp clean linen. The house is spacious with a lovely reading room as well as a large lounge where we were able to relax and watch sport on the television. This room leads onto a deck with a view of the sea. Breakfast was ample and well...

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memoryPortAlfred, Manager at A Villa de Mer, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, KAREN. We look forward to welcoming you back! Have a blessed Xmas.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great stay as usual.will always be back.Perfect location next to the sea.Super friendly staff.Great breakfast.comfy room and bed.super clean.Happy place to be.We will definitely be back in a close future

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memoryPortAlfred, Manager at A Villa de Mer, responded to this review

Always good to see your smiling face, Jessica. thanks for your kind words. Have a blessed Xmas and see you in the NEW YEAR!

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

8 lads on a golf tour of the Eastern Cape and this was our favorite stop. Great rooms, amazing Villa with all the amenities and best location. Would go back for a longer visit and weather was bad so couldn't take advantage of the pool and beach.

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memoryPortAlfred, Manager at A Villa de Mer, responded to this review

Your wives and partners will be very proud of you. such a lovely group enjoying your golf outing. next time bring the wives along and hand them your wallet!

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Try Guido's - on the beach with best seaview in Port Alfred. Sadly they did not serve the delicious sounding curries on the evening we where there. My mouth watered in anticipation of trying some. Tried the local brewery, can be recommended.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Very close to sea, great views. Breakfast is superb. Everything well presented. Friendly staff. Very homely feel. Nice swimming pool. Quiet surroundings. My wife and I have been coming here for over a year and have never been let down.

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Kempton Park, South Africa
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Lovely residence, looks exactly like the pictures on the net. Expectations were met before I even entered the residence. The staff were helpful and friendly, yet very professional as well. Even referred me to a local saloon where my hair was done exquisitely. The breakfast was delicious and well prepared. The rooms were very clean, and neat and very spacious...

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Arriving here was easy as the directions given were very simple. The booking process was easy and communication was always prompt and again, easy! The building itself is very beautiful, and when ur inside and chatting to the lovely hostess/receptionist you are welcomed by the interior which is open and clean. We were informed that we had been upgraded -...

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memoryPortAlfred, Manager at A Villa de Mer, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time in placing a review. your kind words are much appreciated. You are now officially part of the A VILLA DE MER family!

Nelspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We do a lot of travelling and we can honestly say that this was one of the best, if not the best Guesthouse where we ever stayed. We highly recommend this Guesthouse for people which enjoy and appreciate the better things in life.

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memoryPortAlfred, Manager at A Villa de Mer, responded to this review

Thank you sooooo much for your kind words, Philip & Marinda. We miss your bonny souls around the house!!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about A Villa de Mer

Address: 22 West Beach Drive, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Alfred
Price Range: $78 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — A Villa de Mer 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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