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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 20 October 2016

we booked here to spend the night after landing later evening. proximity to airport is helpful, nice neighbourhood of villas. nicely decorated rooms (although might not be everyone's taste - but there is a lot of love to details). good breakfast, lovely garden. unfortunately, the rooms were quite cold and heating options were weak. James is extremely friendly and very...

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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Ronni Thanks for your review . Pleased you enjoyed your stay at Forest Hall . You may have missed the electric blankets on all the beds and 2 heaters in each of your rooms with hot water bottles ,warm throws and additional blankets in chest of drawers provided .South Africa does not have central heating which is perhaps what...

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We really enjoyed our stay.Great property including a nice garden and pool. Nice rooms, newly done bathromm. Great breakfast with fresh fruits and all you would like. The owner is very kind and helpful. We can totally recommend this guesthouse

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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks so much Esther for your review. It was really great hosting you at Forest Hall and pleased you enjoyed your time here. regards James

East London, South Africa
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Lovely place but needs to have the ability to get food of your choice. For the price, it would be assumed that there is more to the menu than 1 meal choice. Very beautiful place but the food issue will probably lead to me not going there again.

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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Wesley Thank you for your review and feedback especially regarding evening meals .You unfortunately had not prebooked any dinners during your stay as per your voucher issued by your travel agent .I was very willing to arrange something at the last minute when you arrived as we had discussed but you declined .We only offer a home cooked meal...

Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Beautiful old country house situated on a quite road in close proximity to amenities.Great facilities for kids, tennis court, 2 pools, trampoline and lots of room to run around. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. Would definitely go back to stay there again.

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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your favourable review. So pleased you enjoyed your time at Forest Hall with all our facilities on offer . Hope to see you back someday again soon regards James

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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay. Nice room, friendly owner and staff and a nice breakfast. The gardens are beautiful and in a quiet residential area. Tennis courts and pool also. In a nice area of PE and look forward to returning.

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We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Forest Hall and hope to see you back someday again regards James & Hilary

Reviewed 6 October 2016

This was one of the nicest stays in our entire 5 week trip! So comfortable, quiet and convenient to the airport. The owner wonderfully gracious, gave great advise. The breakfast, gardens, grounds fabulous; the room modern, spotless, yet in a unique older setting full of ethnic art and antiques. We went there to avoid driving to Addo in the dark,...

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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your magnificent review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time at Forest Hall and sorry you could not stay longer regards James

Benoni, South Africa
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Most delightful, lush green cool surroundings. Wonderful breakfast. Comfortable room. Spacious bathroom. I would visit again. I will stay there every time that I visit Port Elizabeth. Well done James and Hilary!

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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Jens Thanks for taking the time to post your review . So much appreciated. It is always good having you stay at Forest Hall. Thank you for your support .We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to PE. regards James

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We stayed just one night, but it was absolutely lovely. A super quick drive from the airport, which was good for us driving on the other side of the road for the first time - and at night! :) As it was our honeymoon, they snuck us into an upgraded room, which was so nice. We hopped in the huge,...

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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review

I am so pleased to read that you loved your stay at Forest Hall and were happy with all we have on offer .So pleased you enjoyed the upgraded room from standard to luxury . It is always great to be able to accommodate such appreciative guests and hope the rest of your time in South Africa was enjoyable. Hope...

Dublin
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is copy of a previous post which I did under the wrong username. We stayed 5 night and enjoyed every minute. The self catering room was lovely, was clean and we'll looked after. We sat in the sun on the veranda and photographed birds (when it wasn't raining). Breakfast was lovely as was the friendliness and the conversations. We...

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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review

It was really great to be able to accommodate you and pleased you enjoyed your stay at Forest Hall .Hope to see you back here next year .regards James

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The guesthouse is very close to the airport (only a 10 min drive). We were warmly welcomed by the owner. Unfortunately the room (luxury) was covered in a strong smell which we believe came from the old rugs and the curtains. The table was very greasy too so not enough cleaning was done beforehand.The room had decors to a level...

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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Jess from China Your review has been received and I feel needs a detailed reply with explanations . At no stage during your 1 night stay did you communicate anything with myself or my staff in respect to any concerns /grievances you had with your allocated family room . I was in my office /reception area at all times...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Forest Hall Guest House is an affordable 4 star luxury guest house,set in an award winning 1'5 acre park-like treed garden with a Romanesque swimming pool with pool deck with loungers/umbrellas in the centrally positioned lush garden suburb of Walmer,Port Elizabeth.Tennis court and trampoline and second swimming pool.Conveniently close to PE airport,golf courses,pristine beaches,shopping malls,fantastic restaurants and all tourist attractions.Come relax & enjoy this unique farm-like setting in the city with birdsong,peace and tranquility.Ideal B&B/self catering accommodation for business,families,groups and tourists.All home comforts.Free Wifi.Delicious English breakfasts.Just 45 minutes drive to malaria free Addo Elephant Park and other Big 5 Game Parks.Shuttle service on request ... more   less 

Additional Information about Forest Hall Guest House

Address: 84 River Road | Walmer, Port Elizabeth 6070, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Price Range: €62 - €95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Forest Hall Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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“We asked for a luxury room and it was very quiet and comfortable”
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“Ask for updated room, ours wasn't but apparently others were but we didn't know that”
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“There are three rooms with kitchenettes”
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“again it is good to phone and be clear on your needs. It helped to make contact before booking.”
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