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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Thank you for your excellent hospitality and service. The premises are beautiful and our privacy was respected. My family and I will definitely stay at Forest Hall Guest house again for accommodation. Regards, Sarah

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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Sarah So pleased your family enjoyed their time here .So sorry we missed you but trust our team of Zoe & Peter looked after your needs Hope to see you back someday regards James & Forest Hall team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We loved Forest Hall - beautifully finished rooms in a lush and quiet setting. We enjoyed staying somewhere removed from the main beachfront area (about 15 - 20 minute drive), and found the hospitality and facilities excellent. The breakfast is very good, and we would definitely stay here again.

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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for reviewing Forest Hall .Sorry we were not here to meet you when you were visiting but hoped our staff and management team ,Peter & Zoe looked after you well. I am pleased you enjoyed what is on offer and hope to see you back here one day .We are recharged and back from a needed break...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The rooms and en-suite bathrooms are large and very luxurious. Our family occupied three suites, and all were excellent. Nice touches like biscuits, tea/coffee and a sherry decanter in each room. The rooms are spread around the grounds (which are beautifully maintained.) There is a pool too. Excellent full breakfast. Can't fault a thing, and we would certainly stay again...

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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Alison Thank you so much for your review received for Forest Hall We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time here and appreciated the safety peace and tranquillity that is on offer in our area of Walmer .We hope to see you back here someday again regards James and Forest Hall team

Venice, FL
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Very pleasant operators, but dated decor and limited facilities. Quiet and a bit remote from restaurants or other services if you don't have a vehicle. Wonderful breakfast, wide variety of options. Nice grounds but don't think I'd swim in the "Roman"--water looked a bit funky.

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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write your review .We value your feedback and input. For the record in case you did not see them , we have 2 swimming pools to choose from .There is the olde world Romanesque swimming pool built 14 years ago to blend in with the original farmhouse building and if you do...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We first stayed at Forest Hall two years ago and were impressed then. Recently, we stayed for one. Night and am pleased to report that the high standards have been maintained. If you want a first class B&B for a short stay, then this is it.

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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review

Hi David Thank you for your repeat visit. Pleased you were happy here again .regards James & Forest Hall team

Paderborn, Germany
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at the Forest Hall Guest House as we did our practical Training in PE for three month. The hosts James and Hillary are very friendly and always helpful! They can give you nice recommendations for activities and restaurants around PE and also for the garden route and cape town. The accommodation itself is lovely and...

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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Lina Thanks so much for your positive review. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and Johana for your 80 day stay in Port Elizabeth and we were so happy you were able to enjoy so much our area has to offer .Pleased we could also meet up with both your parents and I hope you enjoyed the rest...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 December 2016

I was there with the family feels more like a classical boutique hotel than a B&B. Service is excellent the kids enjoyed the trampoline and pool. The venue offers lots of tranquility. We will certainly use this venue again when we are in PE.

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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this. Pleased you enjoyed your time here .We hope to see you back again sometime soon. regards James & Forest Hall team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I took a short trip to Port Elizabeth recently and was recommended Forest Hall guest house by a member of my family. I was pleasantly surprised. I was welcomed by the owners in a genuine, friendly way, a huge departure from the saccharine grins you get from a hotel receptionist. I was shown to my room in another house on...

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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review

Hi David Thanks so much for your wonderfully positive review. So pleased you enjoyed your time at Forest Hall .We hope to see you back someday again in the future . We did look at putting air conditioners into units when we were doing renovations but it was during the load shedding time in SA so decided against it ....

Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Spoil yourself and stay at Forest Hall. Excellent facilities, relaxed atmosphere, personal attention from staff. Large premises with lovely big trees and bird life. Ample parking. I'll definitely return to Forest Hall when I visit Port Elizabeth

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foresthall, Owner at Forest Hall Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your favourable review. So pleased you enjoyed your time here and we look forward to hosting you here again someday soon. regards James & Forest Hall team

West Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Welcoming and warm staff. Beautiful grounds and great location in the city. Close to airport, and close to college area where the restaurants and entertainment are. Rooms were clean and comfortable, modern. We were in need of laundry services and staff promptly helped us. We look forward to returning.

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Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Forest Hall and look forward to welcoming you back someday in the future .Regards James

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Forest Hall Guest House is an affordable 4 star luxury guest house,set in an award winning 1'5 acre park-like treed garden with a Romanesque swimming pool with pool deck with loungers/umbrellas in the centrally positioned lush garden suburb of Walmer,Port Elizabeth.Tennis court and trampoline and second swimming pool.Conveniently close to PE airport,golf courses,pristine beaches,shopping malls,fantastic restaurants and all tourist attractions.Come relax & enjoy this unique farm-like setting in the city with birdsong,peace and tranquility.Ideal B&B/self catering accommodation for business,families,groups and tourists.All home comforts.Free Wifi.Delicious English breakfasts.Just 45 minutes drive to malaria free Addo Elephant Park and other Big 5 Game Parks.Shuttle service on request ... more   less 

Additional Information about Forest Hall Guest House

Address: 84 River Road | Walmer, Port Elizabeth 6070, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Price Range: $88 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Forest Hall Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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“We asked for a luxury room and it was very quiet and comfortable”
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