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Windermere Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   35 Humewood Rd, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
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Ranked #6 of 32 hotels in Port Elizabeth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City
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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful hotel. The property is beautiful, inviting and well serviced. I am surprised by the previous review. Caroline was so nice (as was everyone else at the hotel), really helpful and just lovely to deal with both via email in advance and in person. She really cares about the property and her guests. My room had a veranda and... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As a registered PCO (Professional Conference Organiser), I sent an accommodation enquiry to the hotel requesting for a comprehensive quotation to send to my client (it was for a small group for one of SA's biggest Unions). I then received a one liner e mail from Caroline giving me a rate for their rooms. Subsequent to this, I called them... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We were only here one night briefly before departing on the Garden Route but was our very first stop off in South Africa. Extremely comfortable with a massive room and bathroom. Would definitely recommend Windermere for travellers looking for something a little more boutique and intimate than the larger hotels.

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Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 4 days while visiting family in Port Elizabeth. The room was well appointed - and we were very grateful for the heating in the bathroom. The carpets and curtains are a bit dated and in need to cleaning/replacing. The staff were really professional and helpful. Breakfast was very well done with good choice.... More

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Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The interiors of this well located establishment are to die for...simple and elegant. The rooms are very large and spacious, with tasteful en-suite bathrooms. The staff were so helpful and couldn't do enough to ensure our stay was a delight- even greeting us with a big smile to open the doors for us at 3:30am in the morning after a... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights in April at the end of our South Africa Trip. We requested a room suitable for families to be given a MASSIVE room with additional 2nd bedroom which was also huge, a seperate living room with TV. The main room had an additional sofa and another TV!!! The bathroom was again MASSIVE and our... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

This beautiful "hotel" really surprised me - especially being a regular business traveller. It is simple, modern and spacious. The service was excellent, I felt like the queen booking into a seven star hotel! This is not your traditional hotel experience with "plastic" coffee and Cremora in your room...fresh plunger coffee is brought to your room. Also close to the... More

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Bangalore, India
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This is a place to not miss- the best hotel we stayed at in South Africa(and by a fair distance). Great location, great staff and the most awesomest of rooms. We travelled on our honeymoon, took the deluxe room next to the pool-dont know if all the rooms are the same, but this one was pretty awesome. Huge rooms, massive... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Having travelled along the Garden Route we stopped for 2 nights in Port Elizabeth before flying to Durban. The Windermere Hotel was great. The literature read before travelling led us to believe it was on the ocean front as it stated that you could watch the surfers. I suspect this was written a few years ago before the Sea Spray... More

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21 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This is your oasis while in transit to/from Port Elizabeth. Located only a half mile from the beach front and restaurants, it is a great spot to unwind and enjoy the fine, unobtrusive service of Caroline and her team. The rooms are huge and comfortable, with the only complaint being that the carpets could use a clean. But, no not... More

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Address: 35 Humewood Rd, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Windermere Hotel 5*
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#5 Luxury Hotel in Port Elizabeth
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The Windermere is a hip, stylish boutique 5 star hotel which brings the historic Indian Ocean port city of Port Elizabeth a new sense of style and occasion. Situated in the trendy beach suburb of Humewood, a short walk to Kings Beach and the "Blue Flag" status Humewood beach. Designed with elements of contemporary chic and decorated with custom made fittings and furniture, the defining feature of the hotel is the tranquil courtyard, cosseting one away from the busy outside world! The nine large luxury rooms provide spacious sitting areas, mini bars, satellite TV, DVD, air conditioning and heating, safes and a dedicated IT port (the entire hotel is also wireless compatible). Enjoy breakfast al fresco in the courtyard or indoors, a room service menu is available for light lunches and dinners, however most guests enjoy the luxury of choice – some of the city’s top beachfront restaurants are within walking distance! The Windermere has an ideal location – walking distance from beaches, restaurants and McArthur pools, close to Boardwalk complex, 4km to airport and 5 minutes away fro Humewood Golf Course (this historic course being the only true links course in S. Africa – the great Bobby Locke once remarked "that if the British opener had to b played outside of the British Isles –Humewood would be the ideal location!"). Apart from the many aquatic/marine activities (scuba diving, kite boarding, wind surfing, surfing, yachting, angling), there are various other activities available, all of which can be booked by the hotel, these include golf – city and township tours (Port Elizabeth was the landing place of the British settlers of 1820, as well as being at the crucible of the Anti Apartheid movement, so there are many significant historical sites), marine safari to the bird island group as well as day safaris to various game reserves including Addo, Schotia, Pumba, Kwantu & Amakhala (all within an easy 1 hr drive). Being close to the airport, The Windermere is the ideal starting or end point to the "Garden Route" and the ideal springboard to the Eastern Cape’s great game destinations. ... more   less 
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