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Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so happy to have been able to stay here for our 2 week holiday in PE. The site is maintained and security is good, so you feel safe. The staff were accommodating when requests were made. The slide was great for the kids and they were excited about Santa Claus on 24 December. I do think that they...

Thank PierreDorf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A firm favorite with our family for many years. Naturally it was first choice for an extended weekend break en route to Cape Town during our most recent visit to South Africa. Well maintained facilities, super helpful and friendly staff and gorgeous accomodations made for a memorable stay with friends and family weve not seen for 4 years since living...

Thank Nettie H
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

A firm favorite for locals and visitors.Excellent location,secure venue,good ablution facilities affordable prices,whether it is for a day visit or a week at the beach.Worth the drive out along the coast.

Thank Ayuban
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 29 November 2016 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
Reviewed 11 November 2016

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...

Thank A V
East London, South Africa
Reviewed 5 November 2016 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...

Thank nicole13275
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....

Thank Colin B
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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...

Thank Anette M
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...

Thank Zetsaid
Johannesburg, South Africa
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

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • 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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