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Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely place to stay. A home away from home. Excellent breakfast served by Des and Pat. Would surely return next year. Lots to do and Pat gave us lots of information on what to do. Port Alfred is a wonderful village to visit and not far from Port Elizabeth.

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De Panne, Belgium
1 review
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We enjoy our stay in Dockside Guest house very very much. Everything was superb and the hostess and host are just great !!! They give you all information you need to visit the surounding. Nice restaurants not far from the guest house.

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DocksidePortAlfred, Owner at Dockside Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much. It was a pleasure having you two to stay and we are so glad you enjoyed our little heaven of a town. We trust you are enjoying the rest of your holiday. We would love to see you again. Pat and Des More 

Cape Town
1 review
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Clean and well located. Very comfortable beds. Friendly staff with advice about the area. Centrally located. Close to restaurants. Did not have the breakfast but will next time. All in all a great couple of days!

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DocksidePortAlfred, Owner at Dockside Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for the review. We hope to see you again. Pat and Des More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 18 September 2016

All in all our stay was very nice. The room was neat and clean and had a lovely view of the Marina. Would have preferred at least a Queen Size bed as we are not used to a Double so was a bit of a squeeze. Traffic on the main road was a bit noisy with trucks especially but after... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Well, this is a very special trip for me. We had the pleasure of using the main bedroom for around R350 a night with my now fiance. The room was huge and had so much space. This was perfect because this was a pleasure holiday. The host was very pleasant. Advised us on areas we can visit. The view from... More 

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DocksidePortAlfred, Owner at Dockside Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for letting us know that you enjoyed yourselves. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in our guest house and in our lovely town. We hope to see you again. Regards Pat and Des More 

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Pictures don't lie, what you see on the net is what you'll get. Such a beautiful guesthouse with a view to die for. Thank you so much Pat and Des for your hospitality and amazing breakfast. Managed to explore Port Alfred quite a bit because of Pat ❤️❤️. It's really affordable and worth your money

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DocksidePortAlfred, Owner at Dockside Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you. It was a pleasure having you to stay with us. We are so glad you enjoy our lovely town. We would love to see you again. More 

Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

My friend and I stayed over for a few nights. The breakfast was over the top amazing. We spent a few hours in the lounge one night which is on the ground floor but since the property is on a steep slope, its quite elevated. The night lights over the Marina were beautiful. The boats in the Marina are beautiful... More 

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DocksidePortAlfred, Owner at Dockside Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you. It was lovely having the two of you to stay in our beautiful town. We are so pleased we are able to share our lovely views with people. Hope to see you again. More 

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48 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This guesthouse is very comfortable with spectacular views of the Port Alfred Harbour. It also has a spacious upstairs lounge and large table for working. Positives: Good Breakfast, Comfortable bed, Flat screen TV, cable Channels, fridge, tea/coffee station. Nice veranda overlooking the Harbour. Ideal for sundowners. Negatives: I would have to think hard to find one. I would say the... More 

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DocksidePortAlfred, Owner at Dockside Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you. We appreciate the kind words and the very thoughtful review. Have noted your remarks about the noise. Hope to see you again. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

From the moment we arrived the hosts was welcoming and extremely friendly. Not only were they helpful, they were ready to go out of their way to accommodate us. Amazing views from and around the guest house are to be expected. Highly recommend

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DocksidePortAlfred, Owner at Dockside Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you. It was great having the 2 of you to spend some time with us and to introduce you to the many delights of our town. We hope to see you again. More 

East London, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Friendly clean and beautiful place Room was beautiful Great service Very friendly Breakfast was delicious Very modern rooms. Loved the room we stayed in very spacious Bed was comfortable Very clean Safe area and close to everything

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DocksidePortAlfred, Owner at Dockside Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you. It was a pleasure having you to stay with us. We hope to see you again. Pat and Des More 

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

Additional Information about Dockside Guest House

Address: 1 Caxton Lane | East Bank, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Alfred
Price Range: $72 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dockside Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Harbor room has the best view. All the rooms have nice views.”
 of 5 bubbles ChristineS631, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Beg for the main bedroom if you have to!”
 of 5 bubbles dine0p, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“trade off best harbour views have rooms closest to breakfast room which may be a noise factor”
 of 5 bubbles G5376YJjohnl, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room was clean and spacious”
 of 5 bubbles zolah2016, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“Excellent view from front rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 237andersonp, 25 May 2016 | Read review
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