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Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Really, everything was excellent! We were made to feel very welcome, both by Memory, the owner, and Magda, her assistant . We only stayed one night as we were travelling, but Villa de Mer provided a perfect stop-over .

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

Many thanks for your kind words. Hopefully, your next stay will be a bit longer!

Angmering
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Not our first time at Villa de Mer and we will return again. This is a great place to stay with the room of very high quality and a superb breakfast. There are two excellent eating places within a very short car journey, one the highlander is a pub and restaurant with good beer and food, the other an excellent...

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

Many thanks for your kind words, Steven. It is always such a pleasure to welcome you back to your second home at A Villa de Mer!

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We were welcomed and looked after really well. A great place to stay. Plenty of room in the communal areas and a deliscious breakfast. Opposite a lovely beach and near some outstanding restaurants. You can walk to the town where you will find plenty to see and do.

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

Many thanks for your kind words, Anthony. good to hear that you are home safe and sound.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Memory was very helpful with accommodating our needs and assisted in booking activities. we had to leave early one morning so we could make it to Addo elephant park, so they opened the breakfast room 1hour early so we could have breakfast before we left, just for us.

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

Thanks Adrian for your kind remarks. Trust it was worth you getting up early and that you saw plenty of game! Kind regards, Memory

Reviewed 9 January 2017

Wow! Villa De Mer far exceeded our expectations. We expected it to be nice, comfortable and convenient but what we got was exceptional service, wonderful breakfasts catered to each of our personal tastes and a real spoil. Nothing was too much trouble. We were travelling with our kids, (4 and 6 years old) and booked the inter-leading double and twin...

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

A huge thanks for your very positive review. It was a pleasure to accommodate you and we were very sad when you left. It truly felt as if we had lost family. Please send us some photos of the little ones until we see them next year.

Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We have just returned from a wonderful week at A villa de Mer . We loved this home away from home. We were spoilt rotten by Memory and Magda and staff and nothing was too much of a problem to make our stay comfortable. The breakfasts were stunning with fresh fruit, lovely poached eggs and freshly baked muffins. Everything was...

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

It was an absolute honour to accommodate such a lovely family. so sorry to hear that you had a flat tyre on the way home. Bet the breakfast parcel came in handy!

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 24 November 2016

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 24 November 2016

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 13 November 2016

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 11 November 2016

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

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: ₹ 4,060 - ₹ 7,089 (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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