Nicknamed ‘The Friendly City’, Port Elizabeth is one of South Africa’s larger ports and is an important tourist destination for its beaches and historic attractions, such as Fort Frederick. Choosing the right hotel is never easy, and with it being such a popular destination, there are hundreds of hotels to choose from in Port Elizabeth.
Here at TravelMag.com we wanted to make things easier for you, that is why we have compiled this list of the best five in town. We base our list on a variety of factors such as amenities, location of the hotel and previous guest reviews from recent months.
ABALONE PLACE GUEST HOUSE
From $65/ night
With a great location only three minutes on foot from the beach and ten minutes by car from the airport, Abalone is a fantastic choice for travellers looking for a relaxing holiday. The hotel has its own outdoor pool, rooms are modern and have a fridge and coffee making facilities. En-suite bathrooms have a shower and free toiletries. Breakfast is also included in the price. The hotel also has free parking and in an uncommon animal-friendly gesture, allows guests to bring pets on request at no extra charge.
MILBURY GUEST HOUSE
From $59/ night
Bright and airy, Milbury Guest House’s fresh décor and spacious grounds offer a very elegant option in the Mill Park suburb of Port Elizabeth. With free parking available, the airport is 3.7 miles away, while Nelson Mandela Stadium is just 10 minutes’ drive. Sound-proofed rooms are capacious, and have air conditioning and their own kitchenette and patio. With the addition of breakfast, a stay in this lovely building proves to be remarkable value for money.
ADMIRALTY BEACH HOUSE
From $80/ night
Each room at Admiralty Beach House is individually decorated in very tasteful styles that incorporate tile and wooden floorboards. Being a little over 100 metres from the beach and with an outdoor pool of its own means that water is never far away. The guest house has a common lounge area that opens out onto the common garden area. There are shops and restaurants close by, or grocery stores for those who opt for the suite with its own kitchenette. Breakfast is included.
FOREST HALL GUEST HOUSE
From $62/ night
As the name suggests, Forest Hall is set back from the main city and is roughly 6 miles from the beach. This graceful building is fantastic value for money. Some of the rooms have lovely wooden finishings and bay windows. All rooms have their own patio area opening onto the large, verdant garden. All rooms have satellite TV, a DVD player and offer bathrobes. A breakfast buffet is provided and dinner is cooked for guests on request.
NO 5 BOUTIQUE ART HOTEL
From $128/ night
Situated in the heart of the popular beach suburb of Summerstrand, this modern and quirky boutique hotel has some wonderful features to offer guests. All rooms have a balcony or patio, flatscreen TV and air conditioning. Some have four-poster beds, and modern art is dotted around the eclectically designed common areas. The hotel has its own sauna, fitness centre bar and restaurant; breakfast can also be brought up to the room.