Top Accommodation in Walmer, Port Elizabeth

Accommodation walmer port elizabeth

Walmer is one of Port Elizabeth’s more affluent suburbs and is home to an array of great accommodation includingbed and breakfasts, guest houses and hotels.

The suburb lies close to the Port Elizabeth Airport and Walmer Park Shopping Centre, the premier shopping centre of the city.

Walmer is easily accessible to all parts of the city thanks to the great network of roads and highways.  This suburb is quiet, leafy and full of great restaurants and coffee shops.

In short, Walmer is a great place to stay while visiting Port Elizabeth.  It is less frenetic than the beachfront but just a few kilometres away from the city’s main attractions.

Home Food and Travel have compiled a list of great accommodation in Walmer.

Hacklewood Hill Country House ( Manor House)

Hacklewood Hill Country House accommodation walmer

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.

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Visit their website by clicking here to find out more. Address: 152 Prospect Rd, Walmer, Port Elizabeth.  Call 041 581 1300 to make a reservation. Find them on Google Maps by clicking here.

Forest Hall Guest House (Guest House)

Forest Hall Guest House accommodation walmer

Forest Hall Guest House is situated at no 84 River Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth. It offers 4 star luxury accommodation at affordable rates to tourists, business travellers, families and groups alike.

Set in an award-winning, treed 1.5 acre lush enclosed garden, Forest Hall exudes a unique country farm like feel even though it is actually located in the urban area of the City of Port Elizabeth.

Accommodation is offered as Bed and Breakfast or Self Catering in 16 en-suite units all with private, individual entrances, complete with patios & garden furniture.

Visit their website by clicking here to find out more. Address: 84 River Rd, Walmer, Port Elizabeth.  Call 041 581 3356 to make a reservation. Find them on Google Maps by clicking here.


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Actually, Home Food and Travel offers a lot more than just reviews of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.  We also visit great destinations, receive advice from interior designers and stop to smell the roses and taste the coffee.

Our team of journalists are seasoned travels and love visiting the myriad of exciting places around South Africa.  Whether it is off the beaten track or in the heart of the top attractions of the country, we’ll be there,

Home Food and Travel advice on finding the right accommodation

So what is the right accommodation?  Well more often than not, it’s your travel budget that dictates the type of accommodation that you choose. 

Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

The reason for your travels will also affect your choice.  A business trip requires different amenities to a beach holiday. 

Our articles, reviews and experiences can certainly help you make your decision.

Restaurants with a good mix of service, food and ambiance

To my mind a great restaurant offers three things – excellent service, great food and a wonderful ambiance.  Of these, service is the most important. 

No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

Spas are the ultimate relaxation aid

How do you know when you have had a great spa experience?  The answer, of course, is when you doze off on the treatment table. 

Well that’s our theory anyway.  It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good

A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.


You don’t have to be an adrenaline junky to enjoy an exciting experience.  In fact, what are commonly termed adventure activities usually have incredibly high safety standards and unblemished safety records.

Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

On the road to great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities

If you’re driving, be safe and make use of all the wonderful farm stalls that populate South Africa’s open roads.

If you overhear somebody asking a lot of questions or see someone taking photos of empty bedrooms chances are it’s one of our Home Food and Travel team members.

We’re out looking or those great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.

See you on the road!


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