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Algoa Guest House
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   87 Brighton Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #7 of 38 Summerstrand B&B and Inns
East London, South Africa
1 review
“Home away from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

What a wonderful experience. Will definitely come back again.
Even considering your services for September 2013 with the IPT Women's Hockey Tournament. Rooms are great, location was perfect, close to all amenities, service was excellent, the staff were warm and friendly and accommodated us with every need.

Will definitely recommend it to friends and family.

Lisa, thank you so much for your concern and friendliness, that goes for your assistant as well, she was great and always friendly.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Lisa L, Owner at Algoa Guest House, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Dear Carol,

Thank you very much for your kind review! I am so glad that you were able to enjoy your holiday after the the unfortunate start in East London. We would love to meet your Hockey team in September!

Take care until we see you again!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Summerstrand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

There are not enough superlatives to describe this just perfect hotel in the most magnificent setting. My family and I have just spent 4 nights at the guest house over the Christmas days and we had a blast. From start to finish, our stay was simply perfect.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family

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Lisa L, Owner at Algoa Guest House, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to send us your review. It is always so great to have such positive feedback! We are looking forward to your next visit!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We were 3 friends travelling together along the Garden Route and we stayed 2 nights in Algoa Guesthouse. Our room, room 6, was massive with 4 single beds, very clean and very well decorated.
It was equipped with a microwave and full cutlery & plates which was convenient.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. Hot breakfast is cooked at your request.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lisa L, Owner at Algoa Guest House, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Algoa Guest House! Your response and comments are very much appreciated. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your journey to our wonderful country, we hope to see you again!

Kind regards,

Lisa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

I would suggest anyone looking for clean friendly and comfortable accommodation to pop past Algoa Guest House and enjoy 6 star treatment at 3 star prices.
The rooms are beautiful and practical and will suite business travelers, holiday fun seekers and parents with the kids at affordable rates.
You can see a family run business where nothing is to much trouble.
I will always go back when in PE.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lisa L, Owner at Algoa Guest House, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to send your review! It is always so great to get positive feedback. We look forward to your next visit to Port Elizabeth!
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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

The Algoa Guest House is in a residential area of Port Elizabeth. It is close to the beach and shops. Our room was big with a full bathroom and small kitchen. It was clean, pretty and very comfortable to stay in. The breakfast was great with cereals, bread (some mornings fresh muffins) and fruit as well as a cooked English breakfast. The owners and staff are very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay and can recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lisa L, Owner at Algoa Guest House, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Algoa Guest House. Your positive observations are most welcome to the team at Algoa Guest House. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!
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Boksburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

We arrived late but that was no problem, we were let in promptly, welcomed and taken to our rooms at the back of the property. We were shown around and given our keys so we could settle in. The two teenagers with us had their own room almost opposite us with a double bed and double sleeper couch for use. Rooms had a little kitchen which closed up and a lovely shower, toilet and basin. Property was clean and neat, breakfast was lovely with home cooked English breakfast and cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurt,cold meat and breads available. Wonderful stay, will definitely recommend this B & B.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2011

Thanks to Roger and Lisa for a great stay. We were down for the Bay to Bay running race and were well looked after all round - breakfast is great and the beds really comfy. Weather was perfect, good swims down at the beach and great nights out.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Lisa L, Owner at Algoa Guest House, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
It is really a pleasure when we get to look after guests like you and Craig. I am so glad that you enjoyed both your stay as well as your breakfast! Hopefully you will get to stay longer the next time you visit South Africa and then we can point you in the direction of all the wonderful places that we have in the Friendly City! Until then!
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Additional Information about Algoa Guest House

Address: 87 Brighton Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Summerstrand
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Summerstrand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Algoa Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Algoa Guesthouse is an owner managed 3 star bed and breakfast in Summerstrand Port Elizabeth. If you are here to enjoy all the attractions of our Friendly City or are about to embark on a journey along the beautiful Garden Route, holiday makers and business travellers alike will enjoy a comfortable stay at this guest house in Port Elizabeth.Algoa B&B offers comfortable, clean and semi self-catering rooms (microwave, bar fridge, tea/coffee making facilities) with air conditioners, flat screen TV's with a selection of satellite channels and Free Wi-Fi. Enjoy a healthy or a full English breakfast in the quaint dining- room which overlooks the swimming pool and attractive garden.This child friendly accommodation is only a mere 200 metre stroll to the beachfront of Pollock Beach. Experience the warm waters of Nelson Mandela Bay (Algoa Bay)at one of beaches (Pollock Beach, Hobie Beach or one of our Blue Flag beaches (Humewood Beach & Kings Beach) which is also a popular destination to swim or surf or to go scuba diving with the dolphins at one of the estimated 400 ship wreckages.Algoa Guest House is ideally positioned in Port Elizabeth to act as your base to experience the Eastern Cape. Grahamstown, Sardinia Bay, Jeffreys Bay and Addo Elephant Park are less than an hour's drive away. Alternatively go and explore the rich cultural heritage of our city centre (do the Donkin Trail). Pack your clubs and enjoy a round of golf at the Humewood Links Golf Course which is only 1,5km's away. The North and South Campus of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University is also only 1,5km's away. There are several popular restaurants within a 2 km radius from this Algoa Bay bed and breakfast and the Boardwalk Casino is also just 2km's away.Port Elizabeth Airport is just a 10 minutes' drive from Algoa and airport transfers can be organised on your behalf.Secure off street parking is provided for your vehicle behind remote controlled gates. ... more   less 
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Algoa Guest House Port Elizabeth/Summerstrand

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