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The Hillcrest Guesthouse

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Executive Double Room (The Executive Suite) | Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
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Overview of The Hillcrest Guesthouse

The Hillcrest Guesthouse

4-star property
East London upscale guesthouse with outdoor pool

10,0/10 Exceptional

8 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
The price is R1 209
Price available on 2023/02/06
67 Hillcrest Drive, Beacon Bay, East London, Eastern Cape, 5201

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About this area

Getting around

  • East London (ELS) - 33 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Café Bella - 5 min drive
  • Cantina and Craft - 5 min drive
  • Sanook Eatery - 5 min drive
  • Lavender Blue Farmers Market - 6 min drive
  • Sanook - 6 min drive

About this property

The Hillcrest Guesthouse

A great choice for a stay in East London, The Hillcrest Guesthouse features an airport shuttle. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and English breakfast daily between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM. A terrace and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences at this upscale guest house include refrigerators and microwaves.


Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (10 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast 7:00 AM–9:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekends
  • Barbecue grills
  • Water dispenser


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Multilingual staff


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • At least 80% of food locally-sourced
  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • No plastic coffee stirrers
  • No plastic drinking straws
  • No plastic water bottles
  • Water dispenser
  • Reusable cups only
  • Reusable tableware only


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Afrikaans
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LED television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Furnished patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Water-efficient toilets only
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 200.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hillcrest Guesthouse East London
Hillcrest East London
The Hillcrest
The Hillcrest Guesthouse Guesthouse
The Hillcrest Guesthouse East London
The Hillcrest Guesthouse Guesthouse East London

Frequently asked questions

Does The Hillcrest Guesthouse offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Hillcrest Guesthouse does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Hillcrest Guesthouse?
As of 31 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Hillcrest Guesthouse on 06 February 2023 start from R1 209, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Hillcrest Guesthouse?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Hillcrest Guesthouse?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Hillcrest Guesthouse?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Hillcrest Guesthouse?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by The Hillcrest Guesthouse?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Hillcrest Guesthouse?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at The Hillcrest Guesthouse and nearby?
The Hillcrest Guesthouse has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Hillcrest Guesthouse?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Café Bella (2.2 mi), Cantina and Craft (2.5 mi), and Sanook Eatery (2.6 mi).
Does The Hillcrest Guesthouse have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished patio.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Lee-Ann, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rory, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The Hillcrest
I had an amazing stay at The Hillcrest. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Stay
Cannot fault this establishment or it’s hostess. Great stay when in EL
James, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect Overnight Stop
We had a great stay. It was an overnight stop on the way to Plettenberg Bay but I would definitely stay here again. The room was beautifully decorated and modern. Bathroom was great, fabulous shower. Breakfast the next morning was delicious too. A very comfortable stay.
Stacey, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Robert, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Extremely happy!
Heidi the host was very friendly and cooked me a delicious breakfast. The room was very comfortable with good new linen and towels. I highly recommend this Guesthouse.
Scott, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great host, nice room, off street parking, breakfast delivered to the room, good coffee,
Sergey, 4-night business trip
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