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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This beautiful house is situated securely in a wonderful garden with guinea fowl. Ours was a very short stay unfortunately, as we were flying out the following day. The airport is 5 minutes away but very little flight noise. Our room was at the front of the house with a lovely balcony and probably the largest bathroom I have ever...

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Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We enjoyed this beautiful house and the delicious food. Would have given this 5 stars if only they had understood what gluten-free meant and provided me with some gluten-free bread or even a rice cake for breakfast as I had emailed and requested in advance.

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Alnmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If modern is your thing , this place is not for you. A 100 year old house with the place full of antique furniture, which may not be to everyone's taste. Having said that the place have every mod con you could wish for, bedroom was huge with a private separate garden. Huge bathroom with quirky sinks placed in old...

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Thank TrevitTreels
Beverley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for just one night but will certainly have strong memories of the warmth and generosity of our welcome. The food at breakfast and dinner was superlative. The carefully chosen wine list gave us a great introduction to some of South Africa's wines; we particularly enjoyed a Pinot Noir from Ghost Corner. Other posts have given good descriptions...

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Thank joules347
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After 16 hours travelling from London via Joburg, arriving at Hacklewood Hill was a delight. A beautifully maintained period property, it provided us with the restful solace we required. Lovely garden set away from the hustle and bustle of Port Elizabeth but only a few minutes from the centre and the airport. That said, we were sorry we were able...

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Thank RonSW18
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful house with real history, antiques, incredibly welcoming, oozing romance and opulent decor throughout - the staff were there to help & assist however at same time wanted to make the experience as intimate and relaxing as possible - beautiful beautiful accommodation and I wish our stay was longer Food fabulous and good recommendations given for eating out...

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Thank andrenamurdoch
St. Wolfgang, Austria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had a very nice evening there, with great food & attentive service. Very peaceful place with atmosphere. The restaurant is really nice, with "honest food" and some interesting wines - ask for the "hidden treasures" in the cellar. Very recommendable!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like many other guests at Hacklewood Hill, it served as a staging post on a wider tour of South Africa and we will, surprisingly, look back on it as one of the highlights. It was so completely unexpected to find such a perfectly preserved and charming late Victorian property (originally a Doctor's house) in this part of the world and...

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Thank Dr_John
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very old piece of history well kept . It felt like a time warp as the whole of this beautifully maintained property was furnished as it had been built in 1890 's . The staff are very friendly and helpful . We only ate breakfast but it was very good and served in a truely Victorian manor . The...

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Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the very first moment this was a really, really good experience! We are 100% satisfied with everything -- luxury rooms everywhere (bedroom, lounge, dining hall), very nice food, perfect service by very friendly staff. Highly recommended!

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Thank you for your recommendation. 100% is GREAT.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1898, and nestled in a lush English garden setting in the leafy suburb of Walmer, Hacklewood Hill is one of the few remaining Victorian Manor Houses in the city, and as such retains much of the elegance and grace it would have boasted when its first inhabitants – a young doctor and his family – once lived here. Guests are greeted with intricately stained glass doors, gleaming wooden floors and the gentle sheen of wooden banisters lovingly buffed and polished for more than a century. Wandering around the house’s two reception rooms, your eye naturally gravitates from one fascinating period piece to another. A black and white checkerboard tiled veranda overlooks a sparkling swimming pool, perfect for leisurely dips on hot summer days – while the well-established garden beckons for a quiet stroll or perhaps even a civilised game of croquet on the lawn. The more energetic can opt for a gentlemanly game of tennis or just choose a secluded spot in the garden to enjoy the abundant birdlife which calls the grounds of Hacklewood home. The manor house’s eight luxury en suite rooms which are equally as enticing, especially as each so perfectly captures the essence of the Victorian Age. Each is individually decorated in palettes ranging from pastel blues and rose bedecked pinks to more masculine browns and reds. As a result, each room has its own unique character and returning guests will enjoy experiencing them all, and will, no doubt, be loath to pick a favourite at the end. In order to truly experience Hacklewood Hill at the height of its stately Victorian glory, guests need to make a point of opting for at least one dinner at the house’s five star restaurant. The dining room’s magnificent chandelier lights, to full perfection the cut glass, crystal goblets, starched linen and full silver service on the tables below, while superbly trained waiters serve a splendid array of cordon bleu dishes that emanate from the kitchen. Little wonder that the restaurant has garnered itself a slew of fine dining awards and has become a firm favourite on the Port Elizabeth dining scene – not only for its exquisite dinners, but also full English breakfasts, High Tea's and light lunches. For a thoroughly enjoyable trip back to a time when days were long and unhurried, furnishings were beautiful and handmade, and every meal was an occasion to use only the best china and silverware, guests need look no further than Hacklewood Hill Country House. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hacklewood Hill Country House

Address: 152 Prospect Road | Walmer, Port Elizabeth 6070, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Price Range: RM610 - RM918 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hacklewood Hill Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Hacklewood Hill Country House Hotel Port Elizabeth
Hacklewood Hill Country Hotel
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Port Elizabeth
#3 Luxury Hotel in Port Elizabeth
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