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Halyards Hotel and Spa

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The room was absolutely disgusting with an awful damp smell! The twin beds were old, creaky and sunken in the middle. The linen stank. The bathroom was moldy. I even found a dirty plate under the bed.

Typical, average 3 star accommodation. I was booked in room number 8. After arrival and having unpacked, i found that my room only had a bath and no shower. I find the bath to be not very clean and in need of upgrade or refurbishment. I had to inquire for a alternative room, and wanting to cancel my booking to look for alternative accommodation, i was allocated room 37 which at least had a shower though very small and cramped.

On the bright side the bedding was lovely and clean and we slept well and breakfast was top notch. The bathroom needed a bit of a clean. I was not happy with the electrical plug hanging out of its socket and wall. This is not acceptable. Management must have known about it as they have a piece of paper stuck on saying "Please don't touch" this sort of thing should get fixed before new arrivals.

The place is user-friendly and will come back we enjoyed our stay there. We will recommend the hotel to our friend and family. The breakfast was so delicious. Next time we are bring our kids in Halyards Hotel

Over the last couple of years I spend nearly half of the year staying in this hotel. Working there as a prosecutor from Port Elizabeth. Was always treated very well and it felt like my second home. Will always recommend the hotel and also told some German friends to go and stay in this hotel visiting Port Alfred. Your new manager, Freddie, made a big difference. Many thanks to everybody. Hennie van Heerden

Splendid indeed. If the hotel may consider the suggestions given above, e.g. supply of heaters in the rooms and or electric blankets in beds, particularly during winter seasons. I did not get a chance to explore boat cruise as I was in a business trip, hence no comment about it

Our team of 29 spent 2 days at The Halyards for a workshop. Some of the fun activities was a boat cruise to the Mansfield Game reserve. An afternoon game drive and a braai for supper at the reserve. The team spent quality time bonding around a log fire and creating beautiful memories.

Was a wonderful place to spend 2 days away from work & enjoy all the things on offer. The river cruise & game drive was also special. I will recommend this venue to friends & family & would like to bring my wife here sometime.

Excellent hotel and will definitely visit again. The boat cruise is something you must definitely do. It has a nice island vibe and it feels like you are on a tropical island. You have to experience what the hotel has to offer.

I had a good stay although it was cold with heaters not working, bathrooms need attention.The food was not good especially the breakfast. The staff generally are helpful.Located in town i.e. easy access

Royal Alfred Marina Port Alfred Eastern Cape

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Nightclub

Within a short walk of East Beach, Halyards Hotel and Spa is within 2 miles (3 km) of Kelly's Beach. This 3-star hotel has 49 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. In central Port Alfred, the hotel is also within a 30-minute drive of Mosaic Studio and Kenton Marina.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


The 49 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, coffee makers, and phones. For entertainment, guests can expect to find satellite TV. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer designer toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Halyards Hotel and Spa have access to a nightclub, an outdoor pool, and a sauna. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include conference space, express check-out, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Double Room, Garden View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room (Marina Facing Standard)

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

55% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 297 reviews