Cumberland House & Cottages

Cumberland House & Cottages

3 Brighton Road, Port Alfred 6170 South Africa

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4.5
#3 of 9 B&Bs in Port Alfred
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Cumberland House is a boutique 4 star guesthouse with an additional two self contained cottages in the grounds. Dating back to the 1830s it is one of Port Alfred's most ancient historic houses and still features the Royal colours in the reception. Recently refurbished, guests can enjoy the beautiful views from the comfort of this classical Eastern cape house, whilst enjoying all modern conveniences.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Beach
BBQ facilities
Outdoor fireplace
Private check-in / check-out
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Picnic area
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Housekeeping
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

3 Brighton Road, Port Alfred 6170 South Africa
Getting there
Car recommended
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Adrian Clark wrote a review Jan 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Gael is the most excellent host. My wife and I have stayed in a variety of superb airbnb places in England, however, nothing comes close in terms of pure elegance to Cumberland House. Our welcome, the decor and the delightful gardens all surpassed our expectations. I cannot find a superlative in the English language to do the view across the Southern Ocean justice so will instead choose a turn of phrase from the local Xhosa dialect, umbono omkhulu.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The place is beguiling, enjoy.
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kerrynb27949 wrote a review Oct 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an amazing space! It was warm and welcoming with a lovely view.
Bram and the team were so amazing and really made us feel special and were so accommodating.

Definitely a beautiful place to stay!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Gael Edwards, Owner at Cumberland House & Cottages
Responded 16 Oct 2023
Thank you so much. We are delighted that it was a great stay!
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Guide52923306226 wrote a review Jul 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment we entered- we really felt peaceful and right at home - Bram and Lyn were truly amazing hosts, who could not do enough for us. The location was also convenient and close to the beach. The room was pristine with clean white bed linen- we even extended our stay- and have rebooked to come again.. am looking forward to it.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Fearless05855579510 wrote a review May 2021
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This accomodation is close to town and restaurants and easy accessable from the main road. It has a great view of the marina. All the security measures are in place to have a good nights rest without the worry of safety. Will definately stay here again when I visit Port Alfred. Good value for money.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Greenshutters16 wrote a review May 2023
Niagara Falls, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Cumberland for one night while playing Royal Port Alfred - Bram and his wife were wonderful hosts and very accommodating. It's a lovely private home converted to a cosy guest house. Room comfortable and well appointed and the bathroom redone. Unfortunately we had load shedding in the evening so a bit restricted, but we did have wifi.
We look forward to our next trip through! Bram thanks so much for a great experience, both at the Cumberland and at the course!
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 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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nplykkedahn wrote a review May 2023
Burford, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful house overlooking Port Alfred. Morning coffee and evening drinks on the veranda were perfect. The house staff were lovely, polite and efficient. The house itself is fantastically comfy. I will definitely be going back!
Better than home!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: April 2023
4.0 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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Adrian Clark wrote a tip Jan 2024
20 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The place is beguiling, enjoy."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,380 - R 1,416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapePort Alfred
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cumberland House & Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Cumberland House & Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Great Fish Point Lighthouse (2.2 km), The Kowie Museum (1.1 km), and Kelly's Beach (2.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cumberland House & Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Cumberland House & Cottages?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Cumberland House & Cottages?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Cumberland House & Cottages?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cumberland House & Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Graze By The River, The Highlander Pub, and C'est la Vie.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cumberland House & Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Cumberland House & Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Toposcope (11.8 km) and Old Powder Magazine (12.9 km).
Does Cumberland House & Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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