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The Lookout Guest House

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24 Park Road Po Box 2809, Port Alfred 6170 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 21/02/24 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/02/24 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Port Alfred
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Overlooking the picturesque seaside village of Port Alfred, The Lookout Guest House commands panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, the Kowie River, the Royal Alfred Marina and the colourful small boat harbour. The six elegantly furnished units are extremely well appointed and have their own separate entrances. Offering 4 star luxury accommodation at very affordable rates The Lookout is THE place to stay in Port Alfred.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Beach
Boating
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Bowling
Canoeing
Casino and Gambling
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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Carel H wrote a review Jul 2021
Oudtshoorn, South Africa115 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed in the self catering unit. Very neat with great view of the Marina. Felt very safe. Not all units have a braai but did not bother us this time as it was cold. Will definitely recomend if traveling in this area of Eastern Cape area. Good value for money! Will be back!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Angela and Rod Farthing, Owner at The Lookout Guest House
Responded 10 Jul 2021
Thank you very much for positive review. Hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Angela
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StanChubb wrote a review Jun 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa8 contributions
If you are wanting to stay at the best B+B in Port Alfred, The Lookout is where you need to go. The food is on another level, the accommodation, service and most of all the views are just incredible!!! We will always go back to The Lookout, it is quite simply better than any other.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Angela and Rod Farthing, Owner at The Lookout Guest House
Responded 29 Jun 2021
Hi Stan and Jorga.. That is such a generous review, and makes my job so rewarding. I sincerely appreciate your compliments, and hope you get better soon. I am also happy you enjoyed the food, we nearly ran out avocado , so you must of enjoyed it. Take good care. Kind regards Rod and Ange
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709danier wrote a review Jun 2021
East London, South Africa103 contributions15 helpful votes
we stayed over for one night only and it was well worth it. The room was spacy and clean and the décor was good. we were served a private breakfast in our room with a lot of effort put into it. The breakfast was very good and the hostess was friendly and helpful
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Angela and Rod Farthing, Owner at The Lookout Guest House
Responded 22 Jun 2021
Thank you so much, as I know to take the time to review is sometimes and effort. I'm so glad you enjoyed the breakfast, and it was wonderful to host you. Hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Ange
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Jamie Schoeman wrote a review Jun 2021
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When I have gone away and stayed at a hotel or a B&B, I always refer to my place of stay as, "my room". Upon staying at The Lookout, I realised that "my room" is not appropriate. Instead, I had to refer to it as "home." The rooms are cozy and extremely comforting. The staff reinforces that sense of homeliness and they exude politeness. The breakfasts are amazing and the service all round was impeccable. I look forward to traveling to Port Alfred. My drive may be long, but I will always have a place to call home.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Angela and Rod Farthing, Owner at The Lookout Guest House
Responded 20 Jun 2021
Hello Jamie. What lovely kind words. You are the sort of couple that makes my job worthwhile, and very meaningful. I am very pleased you have found your Home from Home. Kind regards Ange and Rod
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Brody Moodie wrote a review Jun 2021
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My stay at the Lookout guesthouse was beyond great. The rooms were amazing and worked well for my electric wheelchair. The unit that we stayed in was beyond spacious enough for the movement of my wheelchair, this made everything comfortable. The bathrooms were wide enough to allow space for bathroom use, the bedrooms were well spaced out as well as the unit was one level to allow ease of access. The facilities in the kitchen were low enough and easy enough for use. Additionally, access to the outside patio was made available as there was no bump to move over. Should you need a place to stay that is accessible for an electric wheelchair as well as a manual one - with great service and a welcoming atmosphere - then the Lookout Guesthouse is the place for you.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Angela and Rod Farthing, Owner at The Lookout Guest House
Responded 22 Jun 2021
Hello Brody and Jamie. What a lovely review, You guys make my job so easy and it was a pleasure having you stay again. I'm looking at the changes you mentioned to make it easier for wheelchair access, and will revert with more questions. take care. Regards Ang and Rod
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PRICE RANGE
US$48 - US$70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapePort Alfred
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lookout Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to The Lookout Guest House?
Nearby attractions include The Kowie Museum (0.7 km) and Richmond House Museum (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lookout Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Lookout Guest House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Lookout Guest House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lookout Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lookout Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Graze By The River, Ocean Basket Port Alfred, and Kenny's Pub & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Lookout Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Lookout Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Port Alfred.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Lookout Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to The Lookout Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Toposcope (11.5 km) and Old Powder Magazine (12.5 km).
Does The Lookout Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.