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The Royal Guest House

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Definitely value for money. Room (Family Suite) was spot on, clean and more than adequately equipped. Service was top class (thanks to Leo). Direct booking was night-mare-ish, poor receptionist battled to get my name and email address, after perhaps 6 tries, and waiting in vain for email confirmation from her, I eventually was rescued by Leo. The common areas showed maintenance issues, but may not be noticeable to everyone. The only negative experience was the arrival of the kitchen staff at 6.05, and the loud and raucous laughter and discussions which continue until 7. No sleep once that happened ! Breakfast was superb and all was forgiven.

Is was here for a work week of 5 days. I arrived to find my bathroom floor under water. On requiring I was told that they know... Really! We were then sent to have dinner at Halyards hotel. No-one to guide is - not a soul near the restaurant - we inquired at the reception and they said somebody would come. Somebody did eventually come - about 10 minutes later. We waited for 2 hours after placing our order. No chips, no potatoes - sad. Out of the 5 days I had breakfast twice, no breakfast once and 1 takeaway breakfast. Always late - despite prior arrangements. Lunch pack - beef pattie on a buttered roll, packet of Simba chips (chutney which I hate) and an extremely sweet fruit juice with an apple. No hairdryer in bedroom. The mould has invaded the bedroom I had and all the windows had to be kept open all the time due to the smell. At least the bedding was clean. What a disappointment!

It was a nice stay but please include both shower and bath on the rooms and room service must be before 10:00. It is also advisable that the house have its own transport for guest to travel around when they don't have their own transport.

The guesthouse was peaceful and quiet...which is what we needed. We even had a braai as they provide a braai stand. The staff were really friendly. Mxolisi did a fantistic job of cleaning our car very well and he was were Babalwa and Leo. Thank you for the service

Stayed there with my family, the rooms were neat and clean, the staff are very friendly. Breakfast is excellent we really loved and enjoyed our stay. We'll definately come back. Big ups to Leo and his whole team.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

this was our 2nd stop on our honeymoon and totally NOT what we expected. going from GOLD (Mansfield Game Reserve) this was an total let down. hope they will improve for future gusts but we will not be going there anytime soon

The rooms were lovely,clean as well.The staff was very good as well.The breakfast was also good.Please try to renovate the entrance door it is not attractive as a result the minute i saw the entrance door i lost hope that the place was lovely.

The service was very good. The breakfast was also good. We also enjoyed the Spa treatment and boat ride. The boat ride Captain was very good and informative about the area of Port Alfred. Parking facilities were not very good.

Very pleased. It was a short notice booking and everything was fine. I left really early in the morning and the breakfast was not yet served but the kitchen staff was very friendly and gave me a yoghurt and some to enjoy on the go.

Next time we come for business again I would definitely come to The Royal Guest House again. We are planning to come there for a long weekend. I posted fotos on our facebook and people commented on where it is andin how much it costs.. So I hope they go there to support them like they have supported us!

8 Beach Crescent Port Alfred Eastern Cape

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Bar/lounge

Within a short walk of East Beach, The Royal Guest House is within 2 miles (3 km) of Kelly's Beach. This 3-star guesthouse has 12 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. In central Port Alfred, the guesthouse is also within a 30-minute drive of Mosaic Studio and Great Fish Lighthouse.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.


The Royal Guest House's 12 rooms are air-conditioned and provide balconies, refrigerators, and minibars. TVs come with satellite channels, and WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Safes and phones are other standard amenities.

Property features

At The Royal Guest House, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Front-desk staff can help with luggage storage, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a garden.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 116 reviews