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“Great time at the Bayside!” 5 of 5 stars
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Bayside Guesthouse
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   6 Tiran Road, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6000, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #7 of 39 Summerstrand B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
“Great time at the Bayside!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We had a wonderful time at the Bayside Guesthouse in PE. Prior to our arrival, we had several email communications with questions and the reply messages were prompt, complete and always offered assistance. We received several recommendations for activities and the staff booked a day trip for us and made all the arrangements. When we arrived, we were welcomed like old friends. Everyone was very accommodating, the breakfasts were delicious, in room items in mini fridge very reasonably priced. Stepanie, Clifford, Janine and the folks shorter than 2 feet high were fun to be around! We felt very safe and when we rented a car (after getting suggestions from Clifford) we were able to park it on premises in a secured parking area. I highly recommend this guesthouse and the people that run it!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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StephvH, Manager at Bayside Guesthouse, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Hello the Tuckers,

That was such a nice review, thank you so much.
Cliff, Janine, the " folks shorter than 2 feet high" :-) and I really enjoyed having your family stay with us. You really did make our mornings and breakfast happier and things did not feel quite right after you left.
We hope that the South African bug bit you and that we will see you again soon.

Look after yourselves!

The Baysiders.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I had an amazing time at the Bayside Guesthouse. The family were extremely kind. They helped me find places to go and places to eat at. The room was wonderful and very clean. I would recommend staying here.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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StephvH, Manager at Bayside Guesthouse, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Hello David,

Thank you for taking the time to review us.
We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and hope that you will need to escape to the "friendly city" again soon. It was a pleasure having you and we would love to see you again.

Keep well

Stephanie and the Bayside family.
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Germany
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We stayed in Bayside Guesthouse in January 2013 before starting on our Addo National Park and Garden Route trip for two nights.

We were looking for a safe and comfortable place to stay and booked into Bayside mainly for this reason after reading the positive reviews. As the place seemed rather professionally run, we did not expect the typical B&B atmosphere or a personal touch to it.

Arrived in Port Elizabeth, we were positively surprised: We received a warm welcome from the owners. Our son was delighted there was another kid and the dog. Stephanie and Janine cooked great breakfast and welcomed us like friends on a visit over. The breakfast area is bright and friendly, invites to enjoy a relaxed breakfast.

The room was professionally furnished, clean and comfortable. The pool and barbeque area allowed to spend a lazy afternoon on the premises. You would probably not do this for many days as the guesthouse grounds are not overly big, but it is ideal to relax for a while before moving on.

The beach and sea are in walking distance, however you have to know that Port Elizabeth is also known as the "windy city", so you may have sharp wind and blowing sand depending on your luck with the weather.

The airport is very close by, ideal for late arrivals / early departures (but cannot really be heard, no noise problems). There are some shopping malls etc. not too far away. Port Elizabeth as a city is not overly exciting as a tourist destination. However there is enough to do around like zoos, activities etc.. We only visited an animal farm with our son before we moved on.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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StephvH, Manager at Bayside Guesthouse, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Hello,

Thank you so very much for your review.
I are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We (including our little boy) sure enjoyed having you and your family for the 2 nights.
We hope you had a lovely time in Addo and down the Garden Route and that you are planning your next trip to South Africa.

All the best until we meet again.

Stephanie, Janine and the Bayside Team.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Chose to book Bayside Guest house for it's location in the quiet suburb of Summerstrand. After a long flight needed to rest & unwind. Our room was spacious, clean, comfortable & quiet.The room had tea & coffee making facility which is always convenient. A good cooked breakfast every morning in the bright dining room. Stephanie & Janine very hospitable, pleasent & helpful spending time passing on information. Cassie always on hand to meet & greet ! The gardens around the house are constantly maintained & cared for. Hope to return to S.A. again, relaxed in knowing that we will be looked after at Bayside.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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StephvH, Manager at Bayside Guesthouse, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Hello hello,

Thank you very much for your lovely review of Bayside Guesthouse.
We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and you were able to relax after you long journey.
I was such a pleasure meeting you and we hope you will visit again one day.
Stephanie & Janine

PS: Cassey sends you a big "tail" wag :-)
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Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

I booked Bayside Guesthouse from home and I was more than surprised: it was even nicer than in the web: all nice and well arranged with a lot of green. Our room was spacious, clean and quiet. Breakfast was excellent - many thanks to Janine and Stephanie who made us feel more like friends and not just guests. We spent a wonderful week there and I hope to come back very soon.
Best regards and all the best for the Bayside Team

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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StephvH, Manager at Bayside Guesthouse, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Hello Stefan,

Wow, that was such a wonderful review. Thank you so very much.

We must tell you how much we enjoyed having stay with us...and you are right, by the time the week was up, you did feel more like friends than customers!

We hope you are keeping well and planning your next trip to PE.

Stephanie, Janine and the Team.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Its close to the beach in a very nice area. The staff here is warm,friendly and makes you want to come back. The management/Owners really go's out of their way to making your stay comfortable. I stayed here for 3 nights, its the second time im here and will be coming back again. Its very safe and peaceful. I would love to bring my family with on one of my trips down to Port Elizabeth and saty at the Bayside Guest house

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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StephvH, Manager at Bayside Guesthouse, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Hello Grant,

Thank you so much for your amazing review.
As you know, it is always a pleasure to have here and look forward to your next trip.
We hope all is well with the family at home.

See you soon,

Steph & Janine
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Tiptree, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Bayside is located in the quiet suburb of Summerstrand. Within easy walking distance of the beach and a more energetic walk to restaurants. Although parking at the Boardwalk and at other restaurants is easy and safe.
We stayed at Bayside for six nights. On arrival and throughout our stay we were made most welcome by Stephanie, Clifford and Janine. They made it more like staying with friends than as paying guests and were always on-hand to offer help, assistance with things to do and see in PE and a friendly chat. At breakfast time, as well as the hearty breakfast, the hosts create an all inclusive atmosphere between the guests.
Our room (room 4) was spacious and well appointed with a good outside living space.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and overall experience at Bayside and would recommend it.

Room Tip: Room 4 is set at the back of the property in garden area.
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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StephvH, Manager at Bayside Guesthouse, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Hello Robert,

Thank you so much for your kind review.
We must tell you that we also felt like you friends staying over rather than paying customers :-) It was such a pleasure to meet and get to know you a Doreen and we really hope that you will come and visit us again on one of your next trips to SA.
And remember....your holiday next year will be 6 weeks minimum :-)

Please send our love to Doreen.

Keep well

Stephanie, Janine and Clifford
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Address: 6 Tiran Road, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6000, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Summerstrand
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Summerstrand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bayside Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the upmarket beachfront suburb of Summerstrand, Bayside Guesthouse offers 4 star comfort 400 metres from the popular Pollock Beach with easy access to the Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment complex, and the airport only 6 kilometres away. Various styles of rooms offer a choice of privacy, family and limited self-catering accommodation. ... more   less 
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