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    Spinning Reel

    Freshwater Road, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
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    Room & Suite (17)
    Pool & Beach (5)
    Overview
    • Excellent45%
    • Very good31%
    • Average18%
    • Poor6%
    • Terrible0%
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    “self catering” (2 reviews)
    “cabin” (3 reviews)
    Beachfront
    Family Rooms
    Kitchenette
    Pets Allowed
    Tennis Court
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 16 reviews

    Reviewed 22 July 2017

    After checking in with Steve (& Kim) Gardener, we were shown to our Vermont style chalet, 75 metres from the beach. Walk into the kitchen, dining room & lounge with a sea-view ahead. 2 bedrooms, both with single beds & bathroom downstairs & our large...More

    Thank GPWfmPE
    Response from Steve G, Owner at Spinning ReelResponded 24 July 2017

    So glad you enjoyed your stay in the Vermont Chalet!

    Reviewed 11 April 2017

    We spent three nights in a 3 bedroom chalet at Spinning Reel. The chalet was comfortable, adequately equipped, and had a deck overlooking the ocean. We particularly enjoyed the constant roar of the ocean. Despite the proximity of other properties nearby, milkwoods and other fynbos...More

    Thank 335lebreton
    Response from Steve G, Owner at Spinning ReelResponded 24 July 2017

    Glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks for the review.

    Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

    Spent 3 nights at the Spinning Reel. Good time. Basic facilities, but at a very reasonable price. Very clean. Served our purpose well. I would like them to buy new pillows! Our unit could see the sea, had two bedrooms. Bath and toilet inside, but...More

    Thank Mark K
    Response from Steve G, Owner at Spinning ReelResponded 9 February 2017

    Thanks for the review Mark, will pass on your comment re the pillows!

    Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

    We stayed in one of the wooden chalets. Breathtaking views, close to the beach( the climb over the dunes gave a bit of excercise) Felt like we were on our own island, never saw any of our neighbours. The resident dogs were an added bonus....More

    1  Thank Marna N
    Response from Steve G, Owner at Spinning ReelResponded 29 December 2016

    Thanks Marna Glad you enjoyed your stay!

    Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

    Felt like I was in the stone age if you into that.... Beds were amazing and the toilets could handle me which is good........ Many bugs trying to kill me, ghosts are kinda friendly which is good.... Get woken up by people shouting in the...More

    Thank Richard N
    Response from Steve G, Owner at Spinning ReelResponded 9 February 2017

    We do try and describe the cottages as being "basic" and yes they are very much the old beach cottage of yesteryear. We do have better Chalets and B&B which are more recent additions. Noisy people are irritating, I agree! Sorry about them. We do...More

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    • Beachfront
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    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Tennis Court
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    • Kitchenette ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 12
    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Eastern Cape >
    • Port Alfred
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    Response from Steve G | Property representative |
    Hi.. yes but only out of season.. we do have a boxer that while friendly can be unpredictable. Rgds
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    "Chalet G is very private and has stunning sea views"
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    "The chalets are delightful and definitely the better choice. The cottages are very basic."
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    "bring salt pepper oil and even dish washing liquid.... tucked in nature but neighbour behind the hedge 5m away"
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    "Log cabin is the way to go"
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