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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently spent two separate weekends at this resort, both of which were most pleasant - despite the inclement weather. Great sites and spotless ablutions. The only objective criticism I have is the somewhat rusty bbq stands and an average games room.

Thank Andre O
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was staying over at The Willow for a three-day conference. The resort is clean and welcoming. Staff is friendly and the chalet was very tidy. The grounds was looked after and night watchers patrol the resort at night time. What a wonderful alternative to watch the rolling waves whilst on business. The catering was superb and we had a... More 

Thank A V
East London, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenic views! A warm and friendly child friendly establishment and the best is that no dogs are allowed. Nice poo free, clean and safe. Not only are all the accommodation alarmed, they also have guards patrolling. We stayed in a double rondavel, 5 sleeper which was fully equipped. The staff were warm and friendly and went out of their... More 

Thank nicole13275
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65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I last visited The Willows some 41 years ago and it was absolutely fantastic visiting again for a few days. The staff, Janine and Marianne were super friendly and very helpful. Upon arriving with my friend who was visiting for the USA we were greeted by friendly security staff who assisted us as we arrived quite late in the evening.... More 

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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79 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were meant to camp but as it was so windy/gale we asked for a rondavel for the night. we enjoyed this little hut which also has a a kitchen and a bathroom. It was good value for money and also good to be out of the wind. But we had a lovely sea view from the hut. We hope... More 

Thank Anette M
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I stayed here in late September on a work trip through the country. It was a short stay, and four of us shared one of the self-catering cottages. The cottages were really comfortable - despite the chilly night. They're not lush or luxurious - think hard cement floors and typical beach-holiday wooden porch furniture. It's also not a new place... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Still an amazing holiday destination, good facilities. Only thing that might be a down side for some people is cell phone reception. Facilities are clean and well looked after, with a pleasant "home" feeling

Thank travcaine
Eugenie N, Marketing at The Willows Resort & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to welcome you again soon! Regards, The Willows team More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I stayed there for 6 weeks and what a wonderful experience! Safe, secure, very neat and tidy with trustworthy staff and awesome management. Very affordable for long or short term stays. Well done to the management of the Willows! I will definitely recommend this venue to anybody. Best regards Mike Smith

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Eugenie N, Marketing at The Willows Resort & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Hi Mike, Thank you for your feedback. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Willow Grove. We hope to welcome you again. Regards, The Willows team More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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250 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I love willows. I have been going since my children were small. It has been smartened up and is really nice The charm is that it is right on the beach and the sea is so accessible. It is a safe place and there is nothing nicer than a braai next to the sea edge.

Thank 365giannad
Eugenie N, Marketing at The Willows Resort & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the feedback. We truly value our loyal return guests! Thank you for your patronage. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Regards, The Willows team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

..............Leslie, Gareth, Jeanette and team are just awesome! Retail Relate team and our Clients ...all 73 of them just loved the experience! Thanks Willows...again! See you soon😘😘.........:..your conferencing...catering....and accommodation was just great!

Thank Leighbl1
Eugenie N, Marketing at The Willows Resort & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Hi Retail Relate, Thanks for the great review. We always love having you here! Until next time, The Willows team More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about The Willows Resort & Conference Centre

Address: Marine Drive, Schoenmakerskop, Port Elizabeth 6013, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Number of rooms: 46
Also Known As:
The Willows Hotel Port Elizabeth
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“Sea-view cottages are lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles Zetsaid, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have excellent views of the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles mikesmith2015, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Make sure to close all doors and windows to prevent monkeys from raiding your food.”
 of 5 bubbles Shahnaza, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If possible choose one of the luxury campsites.”
 of 5 bubbles 919bennettb, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Some chalets have a slightly obscured sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles 456jcp, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
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