The Lookout Guest House

The Lookout Guest House

24 Park Road Po Box 2809, Port Alfred 6170 South Africa
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#1 of 12 guest houses in Port Alfred
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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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 internet
Pool
Breakfast available
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Patio
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
City view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa

Location

24 Park Road Po Box 2809, Port Alfred 6170 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Brody Moodie wrote a review Jun 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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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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Vuyokazi wrote a review Jun 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Lookout is one of my favourite places of rest, relaxation and family enjoyment. Angela and Rod are warm, engaging hosts who go out of their way to give assistance, share information and socialise with their guests. Their customer ethic is beyond repeoach. The Lookout Guest House staff is friendly, professional and courteous. I have always found the amenities to be in pristine condition, so much so that my allergic teenage daughter would rather "camp" in the guesthouse and make a home for herself than adventure. Lucky me, I'm going back for another weekend!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Angela and Rod Farthing, Owner at The Lookout Guest House
Responded 17 Jun 2022
Hi Vuyo. How lucky am I to have such amazing guests. It is always such a pleasure when you come back with the children for a visit. Very happy the the children enjoy it too, that makes my day. Look forward to seeing you all next week for half term. Drive safely. Love Rod and Ange xx
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Anne Mitchell wrote a review Mar 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were thrilled to make the decision to stop over in port alfred and discover a hidden gem. We extended our stay for 3 nights and loved every minute. The rooms are huge with every amenity needed. The furnishings are tasteful, and quirky with great attention to detail. We were hosted by Angi who goes out of her way to make you comfortable. Delicious breakfasts are brought to your room to enjoy privately on your own balcony with the most amazing view of the sea , marina and Port alfred. Highly recommend this guest house. Good value for money as well
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Angela and Rod Farthing, Owner at The Lookout Guest House
Responded 30 Mar 2022
Hello Chickwenya. What lovely positive feedback you have given us. This is what makes our job so worthwhile. We have a terrific view , and am really happy you got to enjoy it as well. Hope you will come again, it was our pleasure to host you. Kind regards Ange and rod
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Greg L wrote a review Jan 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My girlfriend and I have stayed at the Lookout many times and we have never once had anything short of an amazing time. The owner, Angela, is an incredible host - always very kind and generous. The staff are very friendly, and the dogs (three schnauzers) are adorable. The views from the guesthouse are incredible and the units are always spotlessly clean, very comfortable, and come with all the amenities and utilities you could need. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Angela and Rod Farthing, Owner at The Lookout Guest House
Responded 22 Jan 2022
Hello. Thank you so much for making the effort to review us. Really thoughtful and kind of you. I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us again, and I agree we have the most wonderful views. Our dogs are the best, also glad you enjoyed them to. The barking gets a bit much, but wouldn't have it any other way. Hope to see you both again, and thank you for being awesome guests. Kind regards Angela
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brett440 wrote a review Oct 2021
Western Cape, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent, clean and neat and Angela is a fantastic host, considerate and very helpful and friendly. The breakfast served hot and very tasty in your room Big generous portions and everything fresh. Beautiful view and garden.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Angela Farthing, Owner at The Lookout Guest House
Responded 23 Oct 2021
Hello Brett and Nanetta. It was lovely meeting you both, and so happy we made your stay comfortable and pleasant. Hope to see you again , and very kind to take the time to put in a review. Our garden is coming along nicely, and so nice to share it with you. Hope the slips all take Nanetta xx
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anicho856150 wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were blown away by how lovely our apartment was and the view was incredible. Very well equipped, super comfortable and great value for money! We all loved having a dip in the pool!! The perfect way to wake up in the morning was with the catered breakfast on our balcony, it was delicious and such a treat.
Wish we had booked another night as we loved it in Port Alfred and the Lookout far exceeded our expectations. *Would highly recommend *
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from AngelaLookout, Owner at The Lookout Guest House
Responded 08 Mar 2020
Hi There. Thank you so much for a lovely review, and mentioning all the things you enjoyed. We hope you will visit us again soon. Best wishes Angela
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Hans H wrote a review Mar 2021
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
You will not find better. Stunning views, exceptional rooms, breakfast fit for a king. Bed is super comfortable, every possible requirement you might need for a weekend away is catered for. Could do with a aircon in the bedroom, but a very powerful roof fan is fitted
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Angela and Rod Farthing, Owner at The Lookout Guest House
Responded 24 Mar 2021
Good day Hans. Many thanks for the positive review. I was so happy that we could help in a small way to make your vacation special. Kind regards Angela and Rod
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Karen Lewis wrote a review Jul 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Lookout Guest House in Port Alfred surpassed all my expectations. The spectacular marina and ocean views were mesmerizing. The owners and staff were warm and welcoming, and the spotlessly clean, spacious, and luxurious rooms were a delight. A delicious breakfast served with care was a highlight and the well-appointed property with gorgeous gardens, swimming pools and three adorable dogs added extra charm. If you're seeking a memorable and enjoyable stay with excellent value for money in Port Alfred, I can't recommend The Lookout enough. Whether you're traveling alone, with a partner, or with your family, this guest house will provide an experience that will stay with you long after you leave. I can't wait to return to this little slice of paradise!
(I've attached some amateur photos although they don't really do justice to this beautiful guest house)
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Angela and Rod Farthing, Owner at The Lookout Guest House
Responded 26 Jul 2023
Hello Karin. Thank you so much for your review. We are really happy you enjoyed your short stay, the dogs, views, decor and breakfast. it was a pleasure meeting you, and hosting you, and really look forward to your return soon. Look forward to looking at your pics too. Kind regards Ange and Rod
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Jamie Schoeman wrote a review Jun 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: best view, affordable, quiet
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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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Penny wrote a review Jun 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our second stay at The Lookout was just as wonderful as our first. Angie's warm, hospitable welcome is carried through in the uniquely decorated cosy rooms, excellent service and delicious breakfasts. Definitely the place to stay in Port Alfred and the stunning view is an added bonus!
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: all rooms are sea facing
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Response from Angela and Rod Farthing, Owner at The Lookout Guest House
Responded 19 Jun 2021
Thankyou so much for taking the time to write a review. I hope you come back soon for a third visit , it would be a great pleasure to have you all again. Take care. Regards Rod and Ange
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Answer from alan624
Port Alfred, South Africa
The rate varies from R455.00 pp sharing per night to R540.00 pp sharing per night depending on wether you choose self/catering or B&B options, Request our Dec/ Jan rates as that comes under High Season rates. We are fully booked ffrom 19 Dec to 05 Januaryey are more
daleneh2017 wrote a tip Mar 2024
Pretoria3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We would have liked a flat sheet on the bed"
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Jamie Schoeman wrote a tip Jun 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"best view, affordable, quiet"
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Penny wrote a tip Jun 2021
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"all rooms are sea facing"
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edward i wrote a tip Jul 2019
Ballito, South Africa192 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Nothing to improve on. Just book and enjoy."
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Milagro Farm wrote a tip Apr 2019
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Unit 6 is the two bedroom family unit"
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PRICE RANGE
R 975 - R 1,101 (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 a pool, free parking, and laundry service.
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, The Penny Farthing Cafe & Bistro, and Niche - The Finest Place in Town.
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.
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