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Eastern Cape Province
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As I walked into this lovely Victorian house I was overcome with nostalgia -- it reminded me so much of my granny and my great-uncle and aunt, who both lived in houses built at the end of the 19th century. I love the high-ceilinged and generously proportioned rooms. The welcome and the kind treatment from management could not be faulted....

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HacklewoodGM, General Manager at Hacklewood Hill Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your fabulous review. Hacklewood is definitely all about the experience :)

Glasgow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for the first two nights of our trip to South Africa before driving the garden route to Cape Town. They provided detailed and straightforward driving instructions from the airport (less than 10 minutes) and, from the moment we arrived, we knew we were in for a treat. Our room was amazing, from the very large beroom and...

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Thank you for your GREAT review of our establishment and city. We appreciate your kind words and hope the rest of your trip in South Africa was equally (or more) amazing.

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a magnificent Victorian property located in a very upmarket area of PE but still close to the airport. We only stayed here for one night en route to safari at Amakhala. The building is wonderful with many original features. Our bedroom was at the front with a huge balcony overlooking pool and garden and was delightful but the...

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HacklewoodGM, General Manager at Hacklewood Hill Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your extensive review. We definitely aim to provide an experience rather than just a bed to sleep in.

Port Elizabeth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best place to stay in Port Elizabeth, charming five stars boutique hotel let you feeling at home. The restaurant is excellent and also all the staff, always ready to please you. Definetly a place to recommend !

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HacklewoodGM, General Manager at Hacklewood Hill Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive recommendation. It's really great to be considered the best!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great room, with a huge bathroom. Incredibly clean, great service from staff and the food was also great! Price of room and food was very reasonable for what you got. We only stayed for one night, next time we'll stay for longer.

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HacklewoodGM, General Manager at Hacklewood Hill Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time out to post a review. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic hotel. Just stayed one night before flying the next day. Airport is less than a 10 minute drive away but you feel like your in the country. Hotel / Room / Food / Staff / location all get 5* plus. Best sleep I got all holiday.

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HacklewoodGM, General Manager at Hacklewood Hill Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5* review

Port Elizabeth
Reviewed 13 January 2017

pass, I don't see the need of casting my mind back to this one night stay over that was not my choice, but rather the choice of a tour operator that has a budget to find accommodation within the parameters of given limits.

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I'm sorry that the Hacklewood experience was not up to your standards. We really do try hard to provide guests with a memorable experience.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Built c.1895, and the home to one of the grander British Families to settle in P.E. Hacklewood remains all the charms of a grand Victorian Colonial House: clawfoot bath, four poster bed, balcony overlooking the pool and a family of guinea fowl that roam the pretty gardens. The service is excellent: our day and night desk managers went out of...

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HacklewoodGM, General Manager at Hacklewood Hill Country House, responded to this review

WOW! Thank you for your well written review... It's like a write up for a magazine.

Nottinghamshire
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here as a stop over to Shamwari Game Reserve. The whole house feels colonial Victorian and there are many touches and details which make it feel like you are a house guest. The food was amazing, really top class. Only negative was the air conditioning in the main dining area was non existent so felt uncomfortable but a minor...

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HacklewoodGM, General Manager at Hacklewood Hill Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay, and hope Shamwari was absolutely amazing. (I will definitely look into a solution for cooling the Dinning area)

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The staff were all very professional/friendly and helpful. Noted we had not requested a meal on NYE and organised a booking for us. Set in a quiet suburb of Port Elizabeth with easy access to N2 motorway. We would definitely stay at Hacklewood House if we visit the area in future.

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Thank you for your review, and I'll pass on your praises to the staff.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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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 Hotel
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“All rooms are stunningly elegant”
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“I think all the rooms are good, but you could state your preference (ground floor or second floor) when making a booking.”
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