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The Residency
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The Residency


... is located in the town of Port Alfred in the Sunshine Coast East area of the Eastern Cape in South Africa.

+ old colonial house
+ reasonable low-cost accommodation
+ individually themed rooms
+ owner hosted
+ tucked away on a modest plot
+ set away from the main road

Situated in a pleasant residential suburb close to the golf course to the west of town, this 1898 house was originally built as a holiday home for the magistrate at Grahamstown. Now fully restored, it offers reasonably high quality bed and breakfast accommodation in three pleasant rooms, with homely public spaces and a nice verandah on which meals are often served.

Activities in the area include beaches, sailing and day trips to nearby wildlife reserves. There are golf course both in the village and at the nearby Fish River Sun.

- away from the beach
- noise from surrounding properties

The Residency is a lovely, intimate and authentic place to stay, although some might find it a little small and chintzy, but definitely one of the best in the town. There is certainly nowhere else in the town which offers this level of history and authenticity.
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