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The Eastern Cape Hotels

Stratfords Guest House


  • The building is unusual and was designed by the owner
  • The garden is sheltered from the elements


  • There's no Internet access if you don't have your own laptop
  • It's also a conferencing venue so could get noisy

Fodor's Review

It's worth staying at this friendly, stylish guesthouse just to see the building. A masterpiece of design, it makes excellent use of space and utilizes unusual materials like corrugated iron, bare concrete, wood, and glass in incredibly innovative ways to create a comfortable, stimulating environment. It received a merit award from the SA Institute of Architects. Loft suites have microwaves, fridges, and combination tub-showers, whereas the other rooms have only showers.

Centrally situated in the suburb of Vincent, Stratfords is close to the East London Museum, shops, and restaurants. It's particularly popular with business travelers.

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Hotel Information


31 Frere Rd., Vincent, 5247, South Africa

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 11 rooms, 3 suites
  • Breakfast


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