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Premier Hotel Regent

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   22 Esplanade | Quigney, East London 5201, South Africa
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Ranked #5 of 11 hotels in East London
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Skhu M Pretoria, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Pretoria, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon entrance, the foyer has a touch of luxury. With the two (and not so friendly people) manning the reception desk, my wait on the queue felt like days. The room that I was initially assigned to on the third floor was smelling of fresh paint but without any hassle I was relocated to the fourth floor. From my new... More

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PremierHotelsSocial, General Manager at Premier Hotel Regent, responded to this review

Dear Guest Please accept our appreciation and gratitude for taking the time to complete a review about your recent stay at the Premier Hotel Regent. Your comments have been noted and we are pleased to advise that we will be embarking on accommodation refurbishment at the establishment commencing mid July 2014. We do appreciate and value your support, and look... More

Roodepoort, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the Hotel rooms and breakfast view of sea and sun in the morning excellent. Staff were helpfull and when start knowing you treart you as part of the family. We stayed in 401 which had small fridge and large room with lounge. Some of the Furnitue need to be repir and television old with not the best channels to... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

In a good position overlooking the sea. Hotel looks good inside but rooms are not up to standard. The aircon does not work, TV service is poor with old style TVs and poor channel options. Rooms look like they were last touche dup in the 1970's. Breakfast was good.

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PremierHotelsSocial, General Manager at Premier Hotel Regent, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to complete a review about your recent stay at the Premier Hotel Regent. We appreciate your valuable comments. Your comments have been noted regarding the room layout and furnishing. We are pleased to advise you that we will be embarking on a major refurbishment to our accommodation commencing mid July 2014. We... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the premier Hotel Regent for a weekend,I requested an early check in as I was arriving at 06hrs on the morning of the 12/04/14,when I arrived the receptionist on duty(Siya) was already expecting me,I went up to my room which was allocated on the 3rd floor,the view of the Indian Ocean was just fantastic,since I was there... More

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PremierHotelsSocial, Manager at Premier Hotel Regent, responded to this review

Dear Zolani Thank you for your positive comments about your recent experience at Premier Hotel Regent. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and most appreciative for your comment on Trip Advisor. We will certainly ensure that all staff concerned are aware of your kind comments. We value your support greatly and we look forward to welcoming you back... More

Groningen, The Netherlands
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The ambitions of this hotel are to be business hotel, but the quality and service level is not above 1 star. Room was tiny (as was the bathroom), without view or much light, a very loud airco, and a television system dating back to early 2000s, with poor reception and few channels. The room did not have a refrigerator, the... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The East London beach area is quite forlorn and the Hotel Regent certainly adds to this impression. The exterior it's faded and tattered in places. Rooms are small and the bathrooms address cramped. Breakfast was average and the service non existent

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Cape Town
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is conveniently located close to town on the esplanade? All staff are very friendly and welcoming. Efficient check in and meal service. Supper and breakfast were very good and represent fair value for money. My credit card was not swiped at check in, so I had to endure frequent interrogation from concerned staff who thought that I may... More

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Hluhluwe, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I stayed here during a conference and wasn't disappointed. The employees were hospitable upon check-out but check-in was a little different as I think they were a little overwhelmed with the masses of people standing in front of them - I don't blame them! The food was delicious and the restaurant staff friendly. I do feel the staff do need... More

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180 reviews 180 reviews
41 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I stayed in this hotel in September, its a great hotel with some really great and willing staff. Unfortunately, I think the management does not invest in people training as well as one would expect of a hotel charging top (international) Dollar for its rooms. So as you are all clear, the staff are, willing, very friendly,very obliging, but it... More

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Excellent service and location plus proffesional employees, hospitality at its best. I couldn't ask for more. If I may be required to recommend it to anyone, I would say it's all home, work and pleasure; all in one place. My team also enjoyed and I'll definately come again.

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Address: 22 Esplanade | Quigney, East London 5201, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > East London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Hotel Regent 3*
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Also Known As:
Regent East London
East London Regent

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The Premier Hotel Regent, a beachfront hotel in the river port city of East London, provides comfortable and luxurious accommodation for touring groups, business executives, and families alike. It is centrally located within five minutes' drive from major shopping, entertainment, and sports facilities and only 18 minutes from the airport.The Premier Hotel Regent offers excellent business and conference facilities where up to 800 delegates can be accommodated. It is the largest hotel conference venue in the Eastern Cape and ideal for both large and small functions including weddings, summits, and product launches. All the conference rooms are fitted with video and audio-visual equipment to ensure professional presentations. The Premier Hotel Regent takes care of all your accommodation needs with 175 luxury rooms ranging from deluxe suites with jacuzzi's, family suites, and double rooms with their own balconies for panoramic views, to stylish studios which are ideal for touring groups. This luxury Eastern Cape hotel has no shortage of dining options. The Y-knot Pub and Restaurant overlooks the Indian Ocean and is well known for serving delightful lunches. Alternatively, you can enjoy delectable buffet or cuisine from the a-la-carte menu at the stylish Three Ships Restaurant. ... more   less 
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