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3 Voortrekker Street Central, Alexandria 6185 South Africa
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#2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Alexandria
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English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Golf course
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-smoking hotel
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3 Voortrekker Street Central, Alexandria 6185 South Africa
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Port Elizabeth Airport83 kmSee all flights
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Jeani H wrote a review Dec 2019
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This place is truly a home away from home. Friendly reception. The kitchen offers a lovely breakfast with eggs fresh from the yard. A added feature is that Heritage House has a lovely garden! And great turn down service. Thank you! Hope to see you soon!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dirk Greeff-Cronje wrote a review Dec 2019
Cape Town Central, South Africa3 contributions1 helpful vote
We recently stayed at Heritage Guest House in Alexandria on our road trip back home. We can definitely recommend this establishment to anyone who is looking for accommodation in the Eastern Cape. Beautiful old building rich in history. Comfortable rooms, great hosts and a wondeful breakfast. If you have a bit of time do take a stroll through the town,some lovely old buildings and ambiance.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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ronaldmW5163HI wrote a review Nov 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa6 contributions1 helpful vote
Our hosts Colleen and Peter were always warm and friendly just like everything else about this lovely old building which is older than Johannesburg, which is a story that the owners love to relate. It offers B & B with a scrumptious home cooked breakfast which is enjoyed before a walk in the spacious grounds which boast a few peacocks, a fish pond and delicious black mulberries in season. The rooms are comfortable and well equipped with shower and bath. A separate kitchen is at the disposal of the guests to prepare light meals and coffee and tea any time they desire. Apparent the town donkey and billy goat sometimes raid the front garden although we missed them on our visit. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from KathleenG1737, Manager at Heritage Guest House
Responded 08 Nov 2018
Hi Ronald, Thank you so much for that review. We love our place and it gives me great pleasure when guests appreciate what we have to offer and enjoy it for what it is. I hope there will be a good reason for another visit to Alexandria in the future and that we can welcome you and your family again. By the way, the billy goat accompanied by several nanny goats and their kids managed to sneak in undetected and had a great munch of my shrubs before they were sent on their way. All part of life in the country, I guess.
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Emily Q wrote a review Jul 2018
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The Heritage Guest House was so cute! The sweetest people ever and so clean! They truly are caring! It seemed like a little slice of Home in a month long trip to South Africa! Great food, Beautiful place, and even better people. I would recommend this place x1000!
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: They will offer you a room not on the street if its available for a quieter experience!
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Response from Kathleen G, Sole Proprietor at Heritage Guest House
Responded 05 Jul 2018
Thank you so much. What a great review for us. I'm glad it felt like home to you because although it is a business, it is also our home and we love it a lot. I hope you are already planning your next trip to South Africa and that we will have the pleasure of seeing you again. The Welcome mat awaits you.
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841beckyv wrote a review Apr 2018
Helena, Montana4 contributions
Kathleen went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable and happy. The breakfast was delicious and beautiful. The back yard with its beautiful landscaping, cats, dog, hens and babies felt like an oasis. We will be back.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Response from Kathleen G, General Manager at Heritage Guest House
Responded 18 Apr 2018
Your positive comments are greatly valued. We love our unique place and are delighted when guests feel the same way. As a new friend, we hope you will be back soon.
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wilcodis wrote a review Oct 2017
Katwijk, The Netherlands22 contributions10 helpful votes
Traveling from Johnannesburg to Capetown in our rented big camper van we made two mistakes that day that caused us to drive down a bush road on our way to a cabin that we were never going to reach before dark. We decided to turn around and go down town Alexandria when it was already getting dark and we stopped at the Heritage house. Kathleen turned out to be our Saving Angel when she accepted us in and allowed us to camp in the garden, give us a room to shower and a lovely breakfast with the best eggs in South Africa. The Heritage house lives up to its name. The place has been a hotel for 160 years and it's like time stood still with the exception of the modern conveniences. Thank you very much Kathleen and Peter for you generous hospitaltiy.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kathleen G, Owner at Heritage Guest House
Responded 10 Jan 2018
Hi! We have chatted by e mail, but not on this site. So better late than never. Once again, such an unexpected pleasure meeting you and the presence of your big camper was certainly a first for us too. I hope that you will be back to visit us some day and I promise that the eggs will still be as good. Keep well and keep planning your next visit to SA and don't forget the road to Alexandria! Our best regards to you. Kathleen and Peter Gordon
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ChazS50 wrote a review Mar 2017
Cape Town123 contributions17 helpful votes
Staying in a +160 year old building, originally the first Alexandria Hotel, seemed like a brilliant idea when booking my impromptu flash visit. The positives: Clean, attractive, very well-priced, beautiful floors, secure parking, owner and staff very friendly. The big negative ... the noise! Kathleen mentioned the front-facing rooms were a little noisy, understatement of the year! Never-ending loud rumble of trucks passing through. Possibly consider replacing the current sun-filled curtains with double-lined noise-muffling curtains will definitely be beneficial. I was the only person in the building overnight - why accommodate me in the 'noisy' rooms, not sure. Alexandria is a very pretty town, central to many attractions in the area, we'll worth visiting. But if you stay over, make sure you do not have a room facing the main road. Oh yes, and treat yourself to a burger from The Lunchbox ... the juiciest, most delicious I've tasted for ages ... and only R35 for the burger!
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 02 Apr 2017
Hi! Thank you for your comments - both the good and the not so good. Honest feed back from our guests enables us to make changes and solve problems. Yes, our front rooms suffer from road noise on a busy week night and I make sure that the guests are aware of the problem and which is why the tariff for these rooms is less than the quieter rooms at the back. In the future we are planning on double glazing the windows as it is a pity to have comfortable rooms spoilt by traffic noise. The suggestion of heavier curtains is an excellent one and we will follow up on that. Your constructive feed back is valued and we hope, as you expressed an interest in seeing more of this particular part of the world, that you will once again stay with us and we promise a quieter haven with only birdsong for company. It was a pleasure meeting and chatting to you. Best regards, Kathleen Gordon.
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suzan h wrote a review Sep 2016
Port Elizabeth, South Africa90 contributions21 helpful votes
We stayed at this Guest House for one night in a group booking. The room was very comfortable and our hosts were charming and friendly, the breakfast was excellent. We would definitely stay here again if we were in the area.
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 01 Apr 2017
This is a long overdue response to your review. I have only recently made a connection with trip Advisor and was not aware of you review. So, better late than never. Thank you for your positive comments! Regards, Kathleen gordon
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Frequently Asked Questions about Heritage Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Heritage Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Quin Sculpture Garden (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Heritage Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a golf course.
What food & drink options are available at Heritage Guest House?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Heritage Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Heritage Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tam'JaZi Farm Stall, The Lunchbox, and Lazy leopard.
Is Heritage Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Alexandria.
Are pets allowed at Heritage Guest House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Heritage Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.