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4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   11 Harvey Street, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #1 of 38 Summerstrand B&B and Inns
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“What more can I say that hasn't already been said”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

My wife and I only managed to stay one night at the Summer Blue Guest House however the next time we visit Port Elizabeth this will definitely be the first thing place we book.
Hard as I try I cannot fault this place, the breakfast was truly amazing, from the usual continental stuff (juices, cereals, fruit, yoghurt, tea, coffee and toast) followed by a fully cooked breakfast - British style sausages as well!
Baubie excelled as a host and one could sense that she was someone who genuinely cared about her guests and their stay in Port Elizabeth.
Thanks again Baubie, until the next time.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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  • Rooms
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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

My sister and I stayed for 1 night before meeting friends to go to a game park. We were the only ones there but Baubie was a delightful host and made us feel very comfortable. We had some great chats about books and she even lent us a book which we wil return when we have finished. It seems a few of us want to read it. Our room by the pool was lovely and Baubie answered every question and helped us with taxis. The breakfast was delicious. We had a wonderful stay in lovely B&B. Thank you Baubie.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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 September 25, 2012

This place is awesome, I would go back there any day. The people there are very friendly, the place is beautiful. The list is endless.. please guys, if you happen to be in PE try this place. 11 - 13 Harvey St | Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay 6001, South Africa

  • Stayed September 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Synopsis (Overall + Value)
Reasonable price, well located, safe, decent breakfast and nice rooms. Would stay here again. Friendly service in a cosy location.

Location
5 minutes drive from the beach and the centre of town. The property is spacious and has its own parking on site which is secure.

Hotel Room
Good sized rooms with a large double bed, table, chairs, wardrobe, TV, clean white bathroom with power shower. We had an initial issue with hot water, whereby the hot water seemed to have been used up very quickly - far quicker than would be expected. We noticed this happen on a second occasion also.

Bed
Comfortable and big. Good night's rest.

Staff
Baubie is very friendly and has great suggestions as to what you can do in Port Elizabeth. The initial check-in process did take much longer than expected strangely, with lots of printing and scanning, perhaps taking in total 20 minutes for 4 people. The staff are all very friendly and service is with a smile.

Internet/Wifi
Excellent wifi, great speeds with a strong signal in your room.

Housekeeping
As and when we wanted, no complaints. We also managed to have our laundry done promptly which was great.

Breakfast
Baubie went through with us the night before what we wanted to eat/drink and it was ready for us in the morning. Furthermore she even arranged for us to have a light breakfast in our rooms on the morning when we had to leave at the crack of dawn. She lovingly prepared our sandwiches/breakfast snacks in tupperware boxes to give to us the night before - this was very much appreciated. There was also a fridge in the room with a kettle as well.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We were there only for a day at this amazing guest house. As soon as we arrived Baubie our wonderful host helped us with formalities. Took our breakfast requests for tomorrow. We were escorted to our room first. Vow what a room!!!. A huge one. Very nice and spacious. Electric mattresses were a plus and good too since it was very cold that day. The breakfast the next day was fresh,tasty and good quality served in a nice breakfast room. We had a very nice time there. will come back for more days. thanks baubie!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Our team of six people stayed at Summer Blue while on a work trip. Baubie worked very hard to meet all of our specific needs and make sure we were comfortable. The rooms at SB are pristine and extremely homey. They have a TV, safe, heater, fridge, wi-fi and microwave. The SB grounds are beautiful and peaceful. The B&B is located in a quiet neighborhood that will allow you to escape from the craziness of everyday life. Highly recommended!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

What a wonderful place to start our holidays in SA! We (parents and 13 and 15 years old children) stayed at Summer Blue for 3 nights in the beginning of July and we will never forget Baubie’s warm welcome we received on arrival! Summer Blue is located close to the airport as well as the beachfront. It’s a very comfortable and cozy B&B and really feels like home. Baubie took care of all our needs, giving advice on where to eat and where to go, she (and her staff) made this a special experience for me and my family. They serve a delicious breakfast.
Summer Blue has spacious and clean rooms with everything you need, also comfortably warm in wintertime. Summer Blue has a nice pool and a beautiful garden with sun loungers. I highly recommend this B&B. Baubie, thank you so much again for taking care after us.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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
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Additional Information about Summer Blue Guest House

Address: 11 Harvey Street, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Summerstrand
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Summerstrand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Summer Blue Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Summer Blue Guest House is situated in the upmarket beachfront suburb of Summerstrand in Port Elizabeth. We are close to all beachfront amenities and offer quality, spacious, comfortable accommodation to leisure, sporting and corporate travellers. The house is set in quiet, beautiful gardens with a swimming pool. We have 11 rooms at Summer Blue - Twin, double and and family rooms. All rooms have private entrances,en-suite bathrooms with showers. Rooms are equipped with desks, fans, heaters, DSTV (satellite television), microwaves, and kettles, tea/coffee trays, bar fridges and limited crockery and cutlery. Percale linen is used throughout.The property is electric fenced and is accessed through automatic gates. Delicious full English breakfasts are served in the dining room. Dinners available by arrangement. Wi-fi available Rooms are serviced daily and are immaculately clean. Laundry service available on request. Distances - 4kms to airport, 2kms to beach, casino & university. ... more   less 
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Summer Blue Guest House Port Elizabeth/Summerstrand

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