Authentic hospitality: Conference in elegance and luxury at Victoria & Alfred Guest House

BY HENDRIK LANGENHOVEN - NOVEMBER 4, 2015

A relaxed suburban character, accessibility, superior facilities, free Wi-Fi and consistently good service are some of the things that you can expect when you host a business function or conference at the historic Victoria & Alfred Guest House and Conferencing Centre in Port Elizabeth.

The V&A as it is often called, is now under new ownership and management , and has undergone a number of restoration and refurbishments, with the aim of providing a luxurious yet sophisticated setting for business and leisure events alike.

Situated in Villiers Road, Walmer, the ambiance exhibited by V&A is more akin to that of an elegant home rather than a conference facility.  Three main venues namely the Victoria, Alfred and V&A, can be adapted into your choice of seating options - U-shape, Classroom, Boardroom and Cinema etc. Depending on seating style, the venues can accommodate between 10-80 delegates.

Standard amenities for all the three venues include free Wi-Fi, a white board, data projector and flip-chart with pens as well as water and mints.

A shuttle service to and from the Port Elizabeth International Airport can also be arranged for your out-of-town delegates.

Other standout features include a spacious Boma with an indoor fire-place – ideal for corporate or other events,  a fully-licensed bar, sparkling pool and a choice of 25 comfortable rooms equipped with en-suite bathrooms, selected DSTV channels, Wi-Fi access, a tea/coffee making station and air-conditioning. Twelve of these suites are luxurious while two are self-catering and one is a honeymoon suite. There is also a family suite for delegates, who might be travelling with their loved ones. The guesthouse is pet friendly.

While the V&A offers continental and English breakfasts, dinners are available with prior arrangement. The guesthouse is 3 minutes from the airport and within easy reach of some of the Bay’s top restaurants and the beachfront with its many attractions. The Guesthouse is part of the Crystal Collection, which manages and markets exclusive properties nationally.

With its homely feel, arranging your next conference at Victoria & Alfred Guest House, promises to be an occasion worth remembering.

For bookings, visit Victoria & Alfred Guest House and Conferencing Centre at 63 Villiers Road in Walmer, Port Elizabeth, or contract them on 041 581 7262. Also visit them online at www.victoriaandalfred.co.za.