Hillscapes

Hillscapes

49 South Downs Avenue Forestdowns, Port Alfred 6170 South Africa
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Hosted accommodation in the Hilliars beautiful sea facing home, sharing meals with our clients and providing access to the wonderful leisure activities that the environs of Port Alfred and the Eastern Cape offers. A few days in this setting is a reboot on body, mind and soul! Guest Reviews: PENELOPE AND JENNY KIRKLAND We are at a loss of words to describe the love, warmth and unique hospitality that Jo-Anne has shared with us these unforgettable two days!! The home is exquisitely furnished, it embraces 180 degrees of sea and breaker views. The accommodations available are beyond excellent and the meals are superb. Our love and prayers will be with you constantly as you and Owen set off into the bright future that awaits you both - Loving and delighting your guests from around the world to share in your Eden. God be with you always. ANDREW THURSTON (ESSALOR - JHB) Stunning views, relaxing atmosphere and great way to switch off. Thank you for a fantastic time.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Golf course
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Hiking
Entertainment staff
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Helen wrote a review May 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely wonderful .I have now stayed twice at Hillscapes and both experiences have been 5 star superb with only the best of treatment in an extremely warm ,comfortable, impeccably clean, beautifully decorated home.From the kindest and most caring of hosts who make you feel like you are part of the family, to the friendly helpful staff and the happy lovely dogs. Enjoying sundowners and delicious home cooked meals with the most stunning of Eastern Cape sea views and meticulously cared for landscaped gardens . A stay in a home full of warmth, love and beauty, I could not have wished for more.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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AJ&Nix wrote a review Jan 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My Husband and I were absolutely blown away by the amazing care and service received by our wonderful hosts and staff. You feel so at home and part of the family. It was an absolute treat and blessing to stay and be welcomed there. Owen and Joanne thank you so much for opening up your home and your hearts to us, it is something we continue to cherish and we are so grateful to you both. We would highly recommend Hillscapes and cannot wait to go back!
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Jenny K wrote a review Oct 2017
MtunziniSA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely superb, caring, hospitality....generous and excellent meals, 5* Accommodation, and Fun, guided tours of the beautiful seaside town and surrounding area.

Our hostess, the owner Josie, could not have been more caring and generous with her time, her excellent meals, and the restful privacy of our suite ensured our quiet times were just that.

We would never consider staying anywhere else in that entire Eastern Cape Region.
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Date of stay: April 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the pool area are superb. The enormous lounge/library reading nooks/dining...
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U736EOsuer wrote a review Aug 2019
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We shared a wonderful week with the Hilliars in their home, eating delicious meals, taking walks to the beach, having fun on the river and relaxing in front of the expansive windows just watching the sea and chilling!
It is a spacious and beautifully appointed home with plenty places to sit and just enjoy the ambience.
The rooms are very comfortable with everything one could want and overlook the pool and beautiful indigenous garden.I can highly recommend this home from home.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from 626joanne, Owner at Hillscapes
Responded 08 Aug 2019
Thank you Sue - your feedback is wonderful - glad you could be with us.
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Alan Walters wrote a review Jul 2019
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Five star accomodation. Gorgeous rooms. Sea views from the sitting room to die for.
Beautiful house with exquisite furnishings. Wonderful hosts who go out of their way to make you feel part of the family. Superb food.
What more can you say !!!
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Date of stay: July 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All good. New rooms and all seem of the same high standard.
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spadambiance wrote a review Apr 2019
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very welcoming
Great breakfast
Breath taking views
Lovely place to rest your feet
Host was very accommodating
Friendly dogs
Easy to find the bnb
Well located with restaurants nearby
Very clean and stunning room
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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scott02018 wrote a review Jul 2018
Winterton, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It’s been 31 years since our last visit to Port Alfred. Deciding to stay at Hillscapes was a great choice. Our hosts Owen and Joanne have established a remarkably, luxurious home which they share in a very hospitable and relaxed manner. Hillscapes is well situated allowing magnificent 180 degree views of the ocean. Our accommodation was extremely comfortable and well appointed with all requirements catered for. Their attention to detail is exceptional. Joanne prepared wonderful meals and we shared good conversation well into the evenings. They not only shared their home but treated us to some of Port Alfred’s attractions. The 25 km long river estuary boating adventure and fishing will long be remembered. Our trips to Addo Elephant game reserve and through other private game reserves provided excellent game viewing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Joanne and Owen and thank them for their wonderful hospitality, friendship and in everything they did to make us feel welcome in their home. We came away feeling totally relaxed and refreshed and will definitely recommend Hillscapes as a getaway destination. Till see you again…..
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Date of stay: June 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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136judyp66 wrote a review Jul 2018
Durban, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an experience to spend time in this truly excellent home from home. From the moment you arrive until the moment you leave, we were looked after by our hosts, Owen and Joanne Hilliar. The accommodation is five star, the home one shares has everything one could wish for - a quiet library, comfortable lounges, full television, wi-fi, and views across the ocean to die for. Their terrace is both comfortable and a place to sit and watch the abundance of birds that live in the indigenous areas and the ships passing out to sea. The pool is a must in summer and is situated in a very well planned and cared for indigenous garden. Owen and Joannes Staff are delightful and assist in every way possible. There is plenty to do around Port Alfred - golf, game reserves, art and culture, walks etc and Owen and Joanne are well equipped to help with any decision on the days activities. I am certainly looking forward to my next visit.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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sherree2018 wrote a review Apr 2018
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful stay with fantastic hosts. We have never felt so relaxed in such beautiful surroundings. Accommodation is very comfortable and luxurious but we felt so at home due to due our hosts hospitality. Meals were excellent and even accommodated special diets with such ease. Great place to go to feel totally relaxed and get away from hustle bustle. Josie and Owen help you to relax and enjoy the tranquility of their home and surroundings always making you feel comfortable and welcome as though part of the family. Highly recommend for those needing to get away from business of life to have total relax.....
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Date of stay: January 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Rooms have garden view not sea view, but do open onto pool so very private. Owners own space to...
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Francois19570513 wrote a review Feb 2018
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The owners and our friends Josie and Owen will shift the world to please their guests ! They are beautiful, warm-hearted people, with a passion for nature and Port Alfred. Come breath the fresh air, catch a fish on the river from their cabin boat or from the rocks, go for long walks on the pristine beaches....just come !
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Date of stay: September 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Pool facing rooms !
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Alan Walters wrote a tip Jul 2019
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All good. New rooms and all seem of the same high standard."
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sherree2018 wrote a tip Apr 2018
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms have garden view not sea view, but do open onto pool so very private. Owners own space to get away to, so we always felt at home."
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Francois19570513 wrote a tip Feb 2018
Cape Town, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pool facing rooms !"
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sarge1954 wrote a tip Dec 2017
Ballito, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the room are beautifully appointed."
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Jenny K wrote a tip Oct 2017
MtunziniSA9 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms overlooking the pool area are superb. The enormous lounge/library reading nooks/dining area had the incredible sea views."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,224 - R 2,173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapePort Alfred
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hillscapes
What are some of the property amenities at Hillscapes?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hillscapes?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hillscapes?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hillscapes?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hillscapes?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hillscapes offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Is Hillscapes accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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