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Royal St Andrews Hotel
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Port Alfred
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 September 2015

We stayed at the Royal St Andrews hotel as a close getaway to relax and have a romantic night away from home and work. Our rooms were on the newly built part of the hotel but we took the opportunity to explore the old and the new. We could not have asked for a better experience. The friendly staff assisted with every request, the room was beautiful, spacious and luxurious and we dined at the Thistle restaurant in the evening. The food was outstanding and all staff charming. Breakfast in the morning was delicious. We can not recommend this hotel and it's warm, welcoming staff more - everyone deserves to have an experience like this.

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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RoyalStaGM1, General Manager at Royal St Andrews Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2015

Hi Simmergim: Thank you very much for the comments , and we hope to see you here again soon

Wessel Benson
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

We were privileged to spend 2 nights in this recently renovated establishment. Wow, wow, wow! It was one big pleasure from start to finish. So refreshing to be met and cared for by people who genuinely are interested in your comfort, wellbeing and enjoyment. Beautifully renovated with all necessary amenities and some. The food is simply amazing. Best pub food I have ever had and the fine dining in Thistle restaurant is scrumptious. Delicious and healthy breakfast. Can honestly not fault anything. The lasting memory is however the incredibly friendly and caring staff. Keep it up. You are an inspiration and I wish you all the success you deserve!

Room Tip: Try and book one of the rooms in the original building. More expensive, but so worth it!
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  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank LuthervanZyl
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RoyalStaGM1, Manager at Royal St Andrews Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2015

Dear Luther: Thank you very much for your great comments, we would love to see you here again soon.

Wessel Benson
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Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Superb meals. Friendly happy staff. Spacious well fitted rooms. Perfectly located with golf course across the road and game farms and spectacular beaches just minutes away. Wonderful long weekend with so much to do. A definite return to experience more of what is on offer. Need a week at least.

Stayed: September 2015, travelled with family
4  Thank Stuarts Daughte... S
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RoyalStaGM1, General Manager at Royal St Andrews Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2015

Dear Stuarts Daughter: Thank you very much for your comments. Please come and spend that week with us soon.

Wessel Benson
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

Well worth the visit, this newly renovated hotel is world class with friendly staff and great food in the heart of the friendliest province in South Africa.
Wonderful architecture and amenities and centrally located in the heart of the sunshine coast. Perfect setting for a corporate conference or event.

Put this one on your to-do list!

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled on business
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4  Thank H217NVgregs
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RoyalStaGM1, General Manager at Royal St Andrews Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2015

Dear H217NVgregs:

Thank you very much for your great comments , we hope to see you again soon

Wessel Benson
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

The staff were very friendly, attentive and well trained. The rooms are beautifully decorated and all the finer details to make the stay comfortable were considered. We had a fantastic experience.....


  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank 981allanb
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RoyalStaGM1, General Manager at Royal St Andrews Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2015

Dear 981allanb: Thank you very much for your your comments. I will be passing these on to the rest of the team . I look forward to seeing you here again soon.

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Address: 19 St Andrews Road | West Bank, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Alfred
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Port Alfred
Price Range: R922 - R1 708 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal St Andrews Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal St Andrews Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa continues to honour a reputation of traditional hospitality dating back to 1924. The beautifully restored original building is home to the iconic Highlander Pub, The Thistle Restaurant and 9 “Heritage” rooms. A central courtyard and garden create a link to new facilities – a state of the art conference centre, 50 contemporary bedrooms and a Camelot Spa. The Thistle Restaurant is ideal for an intimate dinners or special occasions. The Thistle Restaurant is by Reservation only. We regret that no under 12’s are permitted. Dress code is smart. The Highlander Pub is a traditional pub featuring its own locally brewed craft beer and a Gastro Pub menu. The Paper Nautilus is a casual first come, first served style eatery overlooking a stunning courtyard and garden. A great meeting place for a scrumptious breakfast. ... more   less 
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