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“Friendly Staff, spacy rooms, great view” 4 of 5 stars
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Bluewater Beachfront Guest House
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   24 Bluewater Drive | Bluewater Bay, Port Elizabeth 6210, South Africa   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #66 of 186 Port Elizabeth B&B and Inns
1 review
“Friendly Staff, spacy rooms, great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011 via mobile

We stayed one night at the Bluewater Beachfront Guesthouse. From our spontaneous arrival until our departure, the staff was very friendly & always available. The atmosphere is familiy-like. The seaside flat, sleeping 4 people, is very spacy and has a balcony with a spectacular sea view. Beeing three people, the price was a bit above the average to which we were accustomed along the Garden route. Although we arrived sopntaneously at 6 o clock pm, everything was clean. Breakfast was fine and once again, the staff was very friendly.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Des Moines, Iowa
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112 reviews 112 reviews
72 hotel reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

There is no a/c. The room would just not cool down.
The room lighting is very poor. Excessively powerful bulbs in fan lamp.
Electrical problems with switches in the room.
No phone in room.
View from terrace rooms is of back side of dunes at beach...not much view, really.
Breakfast was standard, nothing special.
Staff was a mix of untrained newcomers who seem to know little of the business and a kindly manager.
No big complaints, but nothing to rave about, either.
This place is just too far from any services of any kind....and at least 15 K from the
tourist area of Port Elizabeth. No restaurants, no cafe's, no services. Just a house in need of a remod in a suburban setting behind a sand dune near the beach.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

Bluewater Beachfront is one of the most beautiful places we stayed in South Africa. The friendly and very helpful staff made our stay most enjoyable. The location is secluded enough to enjoy a peaceful sleep with the ocean at your doorstep. The only drawback on our stay was the all night party a few doors away that sounded like it was in our room. When the police finally shut it down the peacefulness resumed. The food is delicious and well worth enjoying. I highly recommend Bluewater Beachfront to anyone looking for a stay that goes above and beyond any chain hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Altos, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2011

we booked this place online and stayed for only one night as we drove along the garden route. they upgraded us for free to the family apt as it was vacant. we loved it. it has a balcony overlooking the ocean and we stood on the balcony taking photos of the ocean and the birds. there were lots of weavers (birds). for a small fee, they did our laundry overnight and had it ready first thing in the morning. the breakfast was wonderful.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2011

Thank you Bluewater Guesthouse for a wonderfull 3 nights of staying, the service and hospitality from day 1 was perfect. I were here for a project all the way from Nort-West Klerksdorp.
Furthermore the quality of food was excellent, from breakfast till dinner, and would take great pleasure to score you 100%, well done to your staff, what a reflection to perfection.
This is truelly a "4 Star Guesthouse", thank you ones again.
"GOD BLESS"

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cape town
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2011

I gladly recommend this guesthouse for many reasons. Perfect postion. From our room we had a beautiful view on the sea. The service was so friendly and helpful from all stuff members. Breakfast was lekker. And our room was a nice big size, beautiful designed - including a nice big bathroom in a modern design. Just go there and enjoy!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2010

Bluewater beachfront guesthouse has been the worst B&B we have ever stayed at.
We had the misfortune to be sucked in by their website photos and 4 star rating.
Do not believe a word of their website the place is hell on earth.
Their is nothing in the surrounding areas...even with the beach view, oh yeah, the dunes that can not be walked over.
The whole experience was like something out of The Twilight Zone.
My husband and I flew out of the B&B declining breakfast as we literally ran for our car.
NEVER again and I would NEVER recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bluewater Beachfront Guest House

Address: 24 Bluewater Drive | Bluewater Bay, Port Elizabeth 6210, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #66 of 186 B&Bs / Inns in Port Elizabeth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bluewater Beachfront Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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