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The Aloe House

Self Catering

Review Summary

4.9 out of 5from 19 reviews for The Aloe House
Cleanliness
5.0/5
Service
4.9/5
Location
4.8/5
Safety
5.0/5
Value for money
4.9/5
Claude J - Nov 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Claude J
With spouse/partner

Absolutely peaceful and enjoyable.

Perfect spot with a beautiful view, I would recommend it to anyone and I will go again soon. Gorgeous, clean, safe and quiet, just what I needed. Janine, thanks for being an excellent host.

The Aloe House 's response

Claude, it was an absolute pleasure meeting and hosting you both. I hope to see you in the new year.
Warm Regards,
Janine

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Angela F - Oct 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Angela F
With spouse/partner

Relaxing and beautiful place.

Absolutely beautiful and peaceful stay. Would definitely recommend.

The Aloe House 's response

Thank you so much Angela and so glad you both had the opportunity to relax. Hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards, Janine

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Sage G - Oct 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Sage G
With spouse/partner

Spacious with amazing views.

The flatlet was very spacious and offered amazing views. Janine was extremely hospitable and offered loads of insight into the town. I can't suggest this spot more! Thanks, Janine.

The Aloe House 's response

Thank you so much Sage. We appreciate the wonderful review and hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards Janine

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Martin B - Jun 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Martin B
With spouse/partner

Wonderful.

Lovely accommodation in a beautiful location. Very quiet and serene. Just a short walk down to the river and a beautiful beach. Felt very safe. We only stayed one night but it would be ideal for a longer vacation.

The Aloe House 's response

Thank you so much Martin. It always makes us so happy knowing our guests enjoyed their stay. Thank you for the review.
Warm regards, Janine.

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Thabisile N - May 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Thabisile N
With spouse/partner

Great place!

Had a lovely weekend. Everything was perfect.

The Aloe House 's response

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Thabisile. So happy you enjoyed your stay.
Warm regards, Janine.

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Charles S - Apr 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Charles S
Individual traveler

Great view, clean and comfortable.

It was great to have the comfort of upmarket accommodation with the natural surrounds.

The Aloe House 's response

Thank you so much Charles. So happy you enjoyed your stay. Warm regards Janine

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Collin B - Mar 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Collin B
With spouse/partner

Love staying at Aloe House.

Love staying at Aloe House. Friendly people, clean, and out of the city.

The Aloe House 's response

Thank you so much Collin, it's always such a pleasure hosting you.

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Julian G - Feb 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Julian G
With spouse/partner

Excellent spot. Highly recommended.

Roomy, light, lovely veranda with vista of the river and hills.

The Aloe House 's response

Thank you so much for your kind review, Julian. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

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Tracey P - Nov 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Tracey P
Individual traveler

Friendly and place was amazing, can't wait to arrange another stay.

Beautiful look out and very secure.

The Aloe House 's response

Thank you Tracey, it was lovely to have met you. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Susan S - Jan 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Susan S
Family with teenagers

Baie vriendelike ontvangs en ekstra moeite gedoen om ons gemaklik te maak.

Die gastehuis is luuks en waarde vir geld. Die eienaars het ons gou tuis laat voel en ons kon selfs aandete bestel teen 'n baie billike prys, wat ons die moeite gespaar het om weer uit te gaan vir ete.

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Very friendly reception and extra effort made to make us comfortable.

The guesthouse is luxurious and value for money. The owners quickly made us feel at home and we were even able to order dinner at a very reasonable price, which saved us the trouble of going out for dinner again.

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Hettie C - Jan 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Hettie C
With spouse/partner

Gasvrye, vriendelike diens

Eienaars is toegespits op kliënte se gemak en tevredenheid! Akkurate roete-aanwysings, vriendelike ontvangs, geriewe heerlik, netjies en als perfek, heerlike ontbyt.

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Hospitable, friendly service

Owners are focused on customer comfort and satisfaction! Accurate route directions, friendly reception, facilities delicious, neat and all perfect, delicious breakfast.

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Heidrun W - Jan 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Heidrun W

Stayed a few days after walking the Strandloper Trail.

Friendly hosts. Spacious rooms.

Julian H - Jul 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Julian H
With friends

The Aloe House is awesome beyond words.

From the time we arrived at The Aloe House Janine and Darryl made us feel more then welcome, their hospitality is amazing. I would recommend everyone travelling to EL to book their accommodation at The Aloe House. Beautiful views.

Dirk T - Feb 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Dirk T
With spouse/partner

Janine en Darryl was perfekte gasvrou en -heer!

Was baie lekker gewees. Enigste (opbouende) kritiek is dat daar geen waaier of lugreëling is nie. Vir die twee nagte wat ons daar was (15 en 16 Februarie 2019) was dit nogal warm. Ons het met oop vensters /skuifdeur geslaap, maar daar is nie 'n trek in die kamer nie. Ek het nie gevra vir 'n waaier nie - dalk was daar een op aanvraag beskikbaar.

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Janine and Darryl were the perfect hostess and host!

Was very nice. Only (constructive) criticism is that there is no fan or air conditioning. For the two nights we were there (15 and 16 February 2019) it was quite hot. We slept with open windows / sliding door, but there is no air flow in the room. I didn't ask for a fan - maybe one was available on request.

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The Aloe House 's response

Hi Dirk,

Thank you so much for your review.

Our most sincere apologies that you were uncomfortable with the heat during your stay. We do have a standing fan available, but I think something a little more permanent would be suitable in the room. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Warm regards,
Darryl and Janine

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Sanlie V - Jan 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Sanlie V
Family with young children

Heerlike ervaring! Kan verblyf hier definitief aanbeveel.

Pragtige verblyf met 'n uitsonderlike uitsig oor die rivier. Die vriendelike eienaars het uit hulle pad gegaan om ons te akkommodeer en tuis te laat voel. Baie gerieflik om etes daar te kan bestel.

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Great experience! Can definitely recommend accommodation here.

Beautiful accommodation with exceptional river views. The friendly owners went out of their way to accommodate us and make us feel at home. Very convenient to order meals there.

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The Aloe House 's response

Sanlie, having you and your beautiful family share your holiday here with us was such a special time and we thoroughly enjoyed hosting you all. A blessed 2019 to you all.

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Stephnie S - Jan 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Stephnie S

Die uitsig vanaf The Aloe House oor die rivier is asemrowend.

Ons is gulhartig ontvang deur die gasvrou, Janine. Ons selfsorg-eenheid is aan ons uitgewys en die werking van die Aloe House is aan ons verduidelik. Toe ek bespreek het, het The Aloe House nog nie ‘n restaurant gehad nie, toe ons arriveer was dit ‘n welkome gedagte dat ons nie hoef berge voorraad kos te koop om selfversorgend te wees nie. Ons het net die basiese voorraad soos melk, koffie en koeldrank aangehou. Die uitsig vanaf The Aloe House oor die rivier is asemrowend. Die selfsorg-eenheid is netjies, ruim, volle DStv, eie dek wat ‘n asemrowende uitsig bied oor die vallei en rivier. Die eenheid het koffie, suiker, tee en melk. Ons het die visarend elke dag gesien sit in die boom by die rivier. Wild, soos vlakvarke, koedoes, bosbokkies was sigbaar op die aangrensende gronde. ‘n Verkyker is beskikbaar in die eenheid om die wild te bespied. Maar ek moet vertel van Daryl, ons gasheer se kook vernuf. Die ontbyt was nooit elke dag dieselfde nie. Daryl maak ontbyt soos die gier hom pak. Dit was lekker. Spek en eiers raak tog so afgesaag. Ons moes hom net inlig watter maaltye ons daar sal wees sodat hy voorbereid is. The Aloe House is nie so naby die strand nie maar dit was nie vir ons ‘n probleem nie. Ons het so lekker ontspan in die eenheid met sy ruim vensters en uitsig op die natuur dat dit nie saak gemaak het om nie strand toe te gaan nie. Jy kan versoek dat jou wasgoed gewas en gestryk word teen ‘n ekstra fooi.

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The view from The Aloe House over the river is breathtaking.

We were generously received by the hostess, Janine. Our self-catering unit was shown to us and the operation of the Aloe House was explained to us. When I booked, The Aloe House didn't have a restaurant yet, when we arrived it was a welcome thought that we didn't have to buy loads of food to be self-sufficient. We only kept the basic supplies like milk, coffee and soft drinks. The view from The Aloe House over the river is breathtaking. The self-catering unit is neat, spacious, full DStv, own deck that offers a breathtaking view of the valley and river. The unit has coffee, sugar, tea and milk. We saw the osprey sitting in the tree by the river every day. Game, such as warthogs, kudus, ibex were visible on the adjacent lands. Binoculars are available in the unit to spy on the wildlife. But I must tell about Daryl, our host's cooking genius. The breakfast was never the same every day. Daryl makes breakfast as the craze takes him. It was nice. Bacon and eggs are getting so trite. We just had to inform him which meals we will be there so he is prepared. The Aloe House is not that close to the beach but this was not a problem for us. We relaxed so much in the unit with its spacious windows and view of nature that it didn't matter not to go to the beach. You can request that your laundry be washed and ironed for an extra fee.

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The Aloe House 's response

Thank you for such lovely compliments and a thorough review. It is hugely appreciated and it was a great pleasure to have hosted you. All the very best for 2019 from us all at The Aloe House

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Coen V - Jul 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Coen V
With spouse/partner

Excellent, friendly and scenic environment, a definite re-visit.

Daryll and Janine are excellent hosts it actually made the visit. Will definitely return due to the scenery and the facilities. It is superb.

The Aloe House 's response

Thank you Coen. We so enjoyed yours and Veronicas company. Our Suites are open and we would love to welcome you back for more RnR.

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Yvonne T - Jul 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Yvonne T
With spouse/partner

'n Wonderlike plekkie met soveel moeite vir ons mooi gemaak.

Ongelooflike gasvrye eienaars wat regtig aan elke moontlike klein detail gedink het. Ons was in die omgewing slegs vir een aand, maar The Aloe House het ons ons vakansiebestemming heroorweeg.

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A wonderful place made beautiful for us with so much effort.

Incredibly hospitable owners who really thought of every possible little detail. We were only in the area for one night, but The Aloe House made us rethink our holiday destination.

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The Aloe House 's response

Yvonne, it was so wonderful to host you and I am so pleased that you enjoyed yourself. We hope to see you again soon and enjoy our newest Suites.

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Leana L - Mar 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Leana L
With spouse/partner

Bliss.

Dis moeilik om ‘n resensie te skryf en vas te lê hoe besonders ons verblyf was. Janine was warm en hartlik met die aankomslag en kontak voor die tyd, en het regtig die ekstra myl gegaan met ons verblyf daar! Die uitsig vanaf die dek is besonders, en jy merk ‘n veskeidenheid voëls (insluitende visarend), bokke (ons het baie blesbokke gesien, asook bosbokke en ‘n koedoe) en vlakvarke op. Heerlike en rustige atmosfeer. Ons sal beslis weer gaan!

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Bliss.

It is hard to explain in a review how incredible or stay was. Janine was warm and welcoming upon our arrival, as well as during our contact beforehand. The view from the deck is amazing and you notice the different birds (including eagles), different kinds of bucks and warthogs. Lovely and tranquil environment. We will definitely go again.

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The Aloe House 's response

Dear Leana,

Thank you for such a special review. It was such a great pleasure to host you both, and we look forward to seeing you again if you are in East London.

Warmest regards,
Janine

The Aloe House
From
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per night (sleeps 2)
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  • Capacity: 2 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 17:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: 76 Terrace View Crescent, Balugha River Estate, Glengariff, East London, 5259, Eastern Cape
  • All ages welcome
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