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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!!

Reviewed 5 September 2016

Lovely setting being so close to the beach, comfortable rooms, awesome breakfasts, spacious rooms that have been thoughtfully arranged, great staff and lovely hostess, Melody Robinson! thank you for all your advise on where to go and what to see. It helped us immensely!

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

Bless your cotton socks for that lovely review. Hope to see you in the not so distant future!

Benoni, South Africa
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed there yesterday for one night. And I loved it. Beautiful place great view and the sound of the ocean is just wonderful. I would suggest this place definitely for couples and families, even just for Business. Well deserved 4 star accomedation

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

Thanks Erich for your kind words. Pity your stay was so short. Next time, bring your partner along. kind regards, Memory

East London
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Beautiful place, helpful staff, lovely room. I had the most lovely night in port alfred and would definitely recommend via de mer to friends and family. Will definitely return on my next visit to the beautiful town.

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

Thanks Angela for your kind words. You have hit the nail on the head when you wrote that Port Alfred is truly a beautiful town. Us locals, think that we have the best town in South Africa! We are enjoying the best of two worlds - being upcountry on the coastline with many game reserves. Yet, we are only a...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Wonderful staff and a great accommodation, one of the best and very clean & tidy. The sea view from our room was great - well worth the visit and would recommend to our friends. Within walking distance to the beach.

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

Huge thanks for your kind review, Mike. Kind regards to Sandy and your mother.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Very friendly staff, delicious food & comfortable rooms. We were happy with our stay and thoroughly enjoyed it. The place was also peaceful & quiet. It was a perfect couples getaway, will definitely recommend it.

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

Huge thanks for your kind words. You are now part of the family and we trust that we will see you in the near future. Take care.

Camberwell
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We really enjoyed our stay here, and we're sorry we hadn't planned to stay a few days. Memory and her staff made us feel very welcome and the breakfast was one of the best we had on our whole trip. Recommended anyone to stay at the Villa.

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

Many thanks for your kind comment, Steve & Joy. We wish you good weather as you travel around South Africa and a safe journey to Australia.

Kigali, Rwanda
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I am not clear on what I have to put here. This should be clear so that i know what to put in the box. I was impressed by the hospitality of the hotel, the willingness to help, etc. I had a problem to pay but was solved very friendly.

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

Thanks for taking the time to review our guest house. Yes, your timing was not that good as you needed to exchange dollars and being a public holiday, the banks were closed. everything was sorted. We trust that your son is doing well at the air school. kind regards, memory

Grahamstown
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I found this hopelessly over priced. Luke warm I stand coffee in the morning which tasted revolting. To charge over R3000 for a shared room is absurd. Proximity to the beach notwithstanding there is no real sea view. It felt like just being in an enclosed house.

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The rate was for two guests on a two night stay. Our Executive suite has a private balcony and the room has a 180 degree view over the ocean. We found our guests to be very impressed with the room and we have never had a complaint in 17yrs. Read the many reviews on Trip Advisor, including that of the...

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

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Address: 22 West Beach Drive, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Alfred
Price Range: $80 - $141 (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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