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Premier Hotel King David

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   25 Inverleith Terrace, Quigney, East London 5211, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel)
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  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Location
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Newtown, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have recently returned from a trip to East London to research family connections. Having read previous reviews on trip adviser I was rather hesitant about my stay at the Premier King David. I needn't have been because in reality I found the hotel very good. The staff at reception were pleasant, herlpful and efficient. The room, thought not ultra... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This was one of those occasions when I really wished I had done the research myself. Because I was late, I asked my travel agent to find me accommodation for one night in East London on our travel up the East Coast of SA to Port Edward from Oudtshoorn. Arriving at the hotel was already a shock. The area has... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Definitely not for somebody on vacation. Noisy location, no view although 5 minutes walk to beachfront. I think they have become complacent to large government conference bookings. Conferenxe venue was fine except the dat projector bulb portrayed purple which made the powrrpoint slide difficult to read. Not good when you want to share vital information to stakeholders!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

What a disaster! Some experiences... Room was not ready for us at 15h00, had to wait and wait.. When asked about the safety of my vehicle based on the vagrants hanging around the area I was casually informed that my vehicle is not safe. I would have expected that reception would consider it their duty to warn guests of this...... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Clean bedding.. unsafe parking. Noisy area. Ladies of the night advertising their wares outside. Man upstairs noisily enjoying their service. Good breakfast. Good service. But overall, the place made me feel uneasy...

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Bangalore, India
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9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Rooms though spacious but are are not very well built. NO LCDs. booked in this hotel by mistake thinking its Protea . Food was OK. Needs to renovate . Service is Quick though . The location too is a bit scary as in the evening you wont feel safe here.

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PremierHotelsSocial, Group Operations Manager at Premier Hotel King David, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience, and please accept my personal regrets should we have not met your expectation. I am pleased to advise that the hotel is current in the throes of an extensive refurbishment programme which will realise a vastly improved product. Furthermore, the relevant authorities are constantly being engaged by hotel management to... More

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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Like my subject line says. !!!Not!!!Again!!! I felt so unsafe! So it started when I parked my car! I was surrounded by 4 guys wearing reflective jackets telling me they will look after my car, I opened my boot to remove my laptop bag and suitcase when the one was not making it a secret that he was trying to... More

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PremierHotelsSocial, Group Operations Manager at Premier Hotel King David, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience, and please accept my sincerest regrets for the challenges faced. I am pleased to advise that the hotel is undergoing an extensive refurbishment programme of all public areas, conference facilities and guest bedrooms. Furthermore, the management of the hotel is constantly engaging with the local authorities to assist in maintaining... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

I travel a lot and I have seen budget hotels bit this one is just one step above a cartel hangout!! You get harassed by informal carguards (parking in The street is not the safe option and they have limited underground parking.) Rooms does not smell fresh and you wonder what John was there for an hour booking with his... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Why did I not check Tripadvisor first?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Their website is misleading! It is the most horrible hotel in an unsafe and bad neighbourhood. There was noise all night long fron\m the streets. They have a "doorman" but Im not sure what his purpose is, he does not assist with luggage even though i was alone with a suitcase, handbag and... More

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Cape Town
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We had the unfortunate experience to stay at this hotel when we visited East London for a conference. Unfriendly staff, dirty carpets, hairdryers not working, dated decor, Wi-Fi advertised, but not free, terrible neighborhood.... I could go on, but it will be a waste of valuable time. Just make sure that you check in at another hotel.

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Address: 25 Inverleith Terrace, Quigney, East London 5211, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel)
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > East London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 11 hotels in East London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Hotel King David 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The centrally located Premier Hotel King David welcomes business executives, touring groups, discerning travellers, and families. Premier Hotel King David offers 80 bedrooms and six conference rooms - able to cater for conventions, conferences, corporate launches, weddings, birthday parties, cocktail evenings and business meetings. Beautiful Victorian buildings, historical attractions & several sporting facilities are all in close proximity to Premier Hotel King David. Guests can enjoy a day at the beach, take a boat trip, enjoy a stroll along the Esplanade or enjoy a round of golf at the oldest golf club in South Africa.Premier Hotel King David offers six conference rooms, able to cater for conventions, conferences, corporate launches, weddings, birthday parties, cocktail evenings and business meetings. ... more   less 
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