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The King Edward Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Belmont Terrace, Port Elizabeth 6000, South Africa (Formerly Protea Edward & Conference Centre Port Elizabeth)
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Ranked #27 of 32 hotels in Port Elizabeth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012
Felipe R Monterrey, Mexico
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Service is very good. The garage was half block away. The location is good, but stay alert after dark if walking around. Clean. Not cheap but good value.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

What a pity that this hotel is in such a poor area. This is not a safe area and I would really not recommend that anyone stay here. Lovely old hotel but no mini bars or open restaurants on the property and absolutely no way that you can wodner outside for a srink or meal !

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

We are a gay professional couple who live in Sydney, but I grew up in Port Elizabeth & this hotel had literally crumbled in the last decade from it's 1903 glory. To be honest, if I had read the Tripadvisor comments we would not have come here, but after family informed us of the renovation we decided to give it... More

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Manchester, UK
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4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2009

We've just got back from our honeymoon in south africa which was amazing, apart from the one awful night we spent in this hotel. We picked this hotel thinking it was similar to a UK travel lodge / travel inn as they are a known chain across south africa, we later learned that the Protea name is fanchised. It was... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2009

Port Elisabeth - howerever the Edward hotel is an historical landmark and from architectural point of view it is an amazing building, the state of the rooms, halways and corridors is verry poor, with stains on carpets, mortar falling apart from walls and ceilings, poor lights, etc... rooms are very simple equipped and with old furniture has to be completely... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2006

This Hotel receives a strong 3/5 rating from me for its charm and its value. True, the hotel is in a run-down part of town and would need a makeover, but its original, charming and colonial appearance as well as its staff made up for it. Our room was rather large, and its overall impression was surprisingly good. We chose... More

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St Ives UK
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2005

The hotel is very old but has a character all to itself. When it was built it was probably in a prosperous area and the place to stay. Now it is surrounded by Nigerian Bars with prostitutes and drug dealers selling there wares. Once we returned to the hotel after a day out we were marooned in the hotel, not... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2005

we were a group of colleagues(8) attending a conference at the feather markket hall. the location of the hotel was excellent in this regard as we could walk to the venue in the mornings. the hotel is far from any other entertainment venues in port elizabeth and their shutlle service was very disappointing. on our arrival late on the friday... More

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Address: Belmont Terrace, Port Elizabeth 6000, South Africa (Formerly Protea Edward & Conference Centre Port Elizabeth)
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
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Hotel Class:3 star — The King Edward Hotel 3*
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The golden era with its elegance is captured into the hotel that dates back to 1903. The King Edward Hotel rooms are intimately decorated with the most modern and sophisticated design. We offer a flexible, tailor-made approach to organising conferences and banquets. We are the closest hotel to Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium hosting the FIFA world cup 2010. We are only 10 minutes from the airport with a free shuttle service. ... more   less 
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