Richmond House Cottages

Richmond House Cottages

19 Wesley Hill Street, Port Alfred 6170 South Africa
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Sandymount Cottage with Richmond House behind
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Ship Ahoy living and dining room
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5.0
#3 of 5 cottages in Port Alfred
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
Free Wifi hotspot available on site. Two garden cottages (2-4 persons: 1 twin, 1 double bedroom) each with full bathroom, plus outdoor shower under stars. Kitchens generously equipped; TV; serviced (laundry incl); private and comfortable homes-from-home. Breakfast optional. Third cottage (bedsitter): kingsize bed, kitchenette, shower, verandah. Magnificent 170 year-old historic viewsite with abundant birdlife and natural vegetation in charming riverside and coastal town. Equidistant from PE & EL airports on SA's E Coast.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beach
Billiards
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference facilities
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Board games / puzzles
Newspaper
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Housekeeping
Seating area
Sofa
Bottled water
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Kitchenware
Room types
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German

Location

19 Wesley Hill Street, Port Alfred 6170 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 56 out of 100
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Sandy K wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent two weeks at Fig Tree Cottage in December 2019. The cottage is surrounded by indigenous garden and magnificent fig trees which provide shade on a hot day and shelter from the wind. The cottage is very comfortable and beautifully decorated. Hosts Neville and Sue were very attentive and provided a wealth of information on the history of the property and the area. A visit to Sue's museum on the property is a must. All in all a memorable stay!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Jessica Gordon, Agency / Consultant at Richmond House Cottages
Responded 14 Sept 2020
Thank you so much for your comments. We're so glad you had such a special stay with us and enjoyed the history of the property too! Warm regards, Richmond House Cottages
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d0rrel wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sandymount Cottage is a wonderful place to stay for a relaxing experience. Wonderfully authentic cottage in lovely surroundings with total privacy. The hosts are amazing, even down to getting lovely fresh produce from the veg garden. Wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Jessica Gordon, Agency / Consultant at Richmond House Cottages
Responded 14 Sept 2020
Thank you so much for your comments. We're so glad you had such a special stay with us! Warm regards, Richmond Gouse Cottages
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Marda d wrote a review Jan 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at Ship Ahoy was the closest to finding paradise at the end of a hair-raising year. Our spirits, minds and sanity were restored and it was the best possible start to the new year. Richmond House Cottages are a haven for anyone who needs a break away from the daily grind. It's almost too good secret to share!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Jessica Gordon, Agency / Consultant at Richmond House Cottages
Responded 22 Jan 2021
Thank you, Marda and Gerhard. You are perfect guests and are welcome, always!
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SimonWB wrote a review Sept 2020
Stellenbosch, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If it is just two on a trip do stay in Sandymount cottage. It is wonderful appointed with everything to make your stay as near to home. The attention to detail is wonderful. You will have to travel far to find hosts as great as Sue and Neville. The gardens are so well kept and lovely to just sit in and relax. Will we be back? For sure and soon. Thank you for a great stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Jessica Gordon, Agency / Consultant at Richmond House Cottages
Responded 22 Jan 2021
Belated thanks, Simon and Rozanne, for your gracious review. We look forward very much to hosting you again!
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Barbara L wrote a review Dec 2014
Alberton, Gauteng, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is my 2nd stay at the cottages, and i just can't get enough of them. They are so quiet and homely, but oh so convenient for everything in town. This is my little piece of paradise, and i can't wait to come back again!
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Date of stay: December 2014
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 rhcottages, Public Relations Manager at Richmond House Cottages
Responded 13 Dec 2014
Thank you so much for staying with us at Sandymount this month! We're so glad you continue to have an excellent all-round experience with us. Wishing you a joyous Christmas season!
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joburgSouthAfrica wrote a review Sept 2014
South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
How often does one get to stay in a bonafide stone cottage with all the modern luxuries one could want??? The stoep, a "Pièce de Résistance", which allows one to soak up the tranquility and peace of the property. Sandymount is a tribute to Neville and Sue Gordon, gracious hosts of Richmond House Cottages.
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Date of stay: September 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from rhcottages, Public Relations Manager at Richmond House Cottages
Responded 19 Nov 2014
Thank you so much for staying with us and for your review. We're so glad you found Sandymount as charming and as comfortable as it is! We look forward to welcoming you back here.
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Outspanner wrote a review May 2014
North West England, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a smashing week in Sandymount over New Year. We were made most welcome and it was a privilege to share the owners' amazing home with them (and their lovely dogs!).
The grounds are large and the cottages so well located that you have more than enough privacy. We especially enjoyed just chilling on the stoep, then enjoying a braai in the evening (great fish, fresh off the boat each day from Wharf Street nearby).
Very high standard of fixtures and fittings, all very much in keeping with the history of Richmond House. And, a lot of care and thought has obviously gone into designing the cottage with the guest in mind. The special touches, such as the herbs and fruit and newspapers were an unexpected bonus. The self contained kitchenette was superbly kitted out. Its hard to think of more luxurious self catering accommodation in this area.
There were a few hiccups with the laundry and cleaning, but nothing serious.
The only downside, which was nothing to do with Richmond House, was that the seafront and riverside near the cottage was not a pleasant place to be for two days over New Year due to the massive influx of day trippers and all night revellers. The mess they left behind was a disgrace, and meant you didn't want to go for a walk in the morning. However, we were just fine on the Sandymount stoep.!
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Date of stay: December 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: You can't park next to Sandymount Cottage with a steep path/steps down to it from the car...
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Response from rhcottages, Public Relations Manager at Richmond House Cottages
Responded 19 Jul 2014
Thank you so much for your review and feedback! We're so glad you had the privacy and comforts that Sandymount affords our guests. It is comfortably furnished and well equipped and we hope the facilities met all your needs. We also really appreciate your feedback on our laundry service and have 'ironed out' all the crinkles in the system..! We hope to welcome you back here again. Warm wishes from the Richmond House Cottages team.
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Davidcapestandard wrote a review Dec 2018
south Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have visited Richmond House many times since our first stay and every time we are made to feel very welcome and to enjoy the wonderful hospitality of Pen and the Gordan's. The special touches at Xmas this year made it feel especially warm and comfortable. The warm water and weather at the time we visited, Xmas, made Port Alfred a very special holiday destination.
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Date of stay: December 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All the cottages are great
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Response from JessG5381, Owner at Richmond House Cottages
Responded 03 Jan 2019
So pleased you had a great holiday! We look forward to seeing you both again and thank you very much for your continued support. Happy New Year!
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Michael B wrote a review Nov 2018
Kalomo, Zambia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When I had the opportunity, for my daughter and I, to stay again at Richmond House Cottages, I was delighted. I previously stayed in Ship Ahoy, and this time in Fig Tree cottage. The hospitality shown by Pen and the Gordons make you feel truly welcome, and they most certainly went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable, and all our needs were met, Having laundry done is extremely helpful ! Staying in Fig tree cottage is relaxing and peaceful , you have all you could possible want
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from JessG5381, Owner at Richmond House Cottages
Responded 03 Jan 2019
Dear Michael Thank you for such a positive review of your recent stay at Fig Tree Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back, wish you an excellent start to 2019 - and of course thank you for your support. Sue, Neville Gordon and Pen
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Davidcapestandard wrote a review Jun 2018
south Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the warmest of welcomes by Pen to our cottage, Ship Ah-Hoy, and then got to spend two glorious nights in the cottage which is tastefully and well decorated to an exceptional standard. The woodwork in the cottage is beautiful. There is everything one could possibly need, particularly superb style in classic, nautical decor. The estate is meticulously well kept, beautiful and charming. Will definitely go back without a doubt.
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Date of stay: June 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: All 3 cottages look amazing, we stayed in Ship Ah-Hoy which would definitely be ideal if you were...
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Response from JessG5381, Owner at Richmond House Cottages
Responded 07 Jun 2018
Dear David Thank you for these kind words. We'll be responding in the next 24 hours to your two requests for visiting us again. We really look forward to having you back! Sue Gordon for RHCs
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Davidcapestandard wrote a tip Dec 2018
south Africa17 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the cottages are great"
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Davidcapestandard wrote a tip Jun 2018
south Africa17 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All 3 cottages look amazing, we stayed in Ship Ah-Hoy which would definitely be ideal if you were two couples."
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Clair D wrote a tip Jul 2015
Hogsback, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sandymount sleeps 2 very comfortably and the outdoor verandah is wonderful in all weather."
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Sandip B wrote a tip May 2015
Mombasa, Kenya16 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This is a self catering property , and according to this it is a friendly place for new couples and family stay ."
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Margit S wrote a tip Mar 2015
Augsburg, Germany10 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sandymount is a romantic cottage"
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LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapePort Alfred
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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RICHMOND HOUSE COTTAGES - Cottage Reviews (Port Alfred, South Africa)

Frequently Asked Questions about Richmond House Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Richmond House Cottages?
Nearby attractions include The Kowie Museum (0.9 km) and Richmond House Museum (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Richmond House Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Richmond House Cottages?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Richmond House Cottages?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Richmond House Cottages?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Richmond House Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Graze By The River, The Highlander Pub, and C'est la Vie.
Is Richmond House Cottages located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Port Alfred.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Richmond House Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Richmond House Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Toposcope (12.0 km) and Old Powder Magazine (12.8 km).
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