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“Always nice to come back...!” 4 of 5 stars
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First Avenue Guesthouse
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   3 First Avenue | Port Elizabeth, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa (Formerly First Avenue Lodge)   |  
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Ranked #11 of 39 Summerstrand B&B and Inns
Somerset West, South Africa
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Always nice to come back...!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stay here when on business and are always made feel welcome. Staff very friendly and helpfull. Rooms very clean and neat. Breakfast tasteful. Walking distance from casino and various restaurants. Thank you Denise, Lisa, Weston and staff!!

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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LisaRentzke, Manager at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Thank you Annelize! It was lovely to host you again and we look forward to seeing you soon when you are back in our friendly city.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Everything was just as great as the first time we stayed there.. Denise and Lisa are very helpful and welcoming ladies. Great service, comfy accommodation, beautiful garden and great pool! They even supplied us with an extra fan during the 'heat wave'. Walking distance to beach, restaurants, movies and the boardwalk.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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LisaRentzke, Manager at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Hi Clive & Sally thank you very much for your review of our guesthouse. It was great to have you stay with us again! It was so hot when you were here with us, what a relief the pool was to all our guests :-) Kind regards the First Avenue team
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Sandton, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We spent our 2nd year at First Avenue Guesthouse this last December. As usual we received a warm welcome. The rooms were cool and clean and a welcome place to rest after spending the days out exploring. Having a pool is an extra plus for the children, who can play to their hearts content without any worries. Would definitely recommend this as a family holiday resort.

Room Tip: Rooms near the pool are good if you have children as you can keep an eye on them at all times.
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  • Stayed December 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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LisaRentzke, Manager at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Thank you Tarynn, Lorraine and family - we so enjoyed having you with us in December! Great to see the kids having such fun everyday and you all relaxing after a hectic year!
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Comox, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We stayed for a week again this January after using the guesthouse last year.
Found the family suite perfect for our needs.
Treated us like good friends.Big smiles all round ,Weston's perpetual smile and calm
kind way adds to a great stay.

Various options at breakfast a winner with the family

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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LisaRentzke, Manager at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Hi Charles...it makes us very happy to hear you felt like family as we try to make all our guests feel like First Avenue is a home away from home! All the best for 2014 and look forward to seeing you all again in the near future.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We really enjoyed our time at First Avenue Guesthouse. Denise & Weston were extremely helpful and went out of their way to make our stay a pleasant one. Very close to the beach.
I would recommend this to friends & family.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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LisaRentzke, Manager at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Thank you Anita! We look forward to seeing you again when you are visiting the Friendly City!
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We had a lovely stay at First A venue. Staff was very polite and friendly. A big thank you to Denise and the night security guy( sorry I forgot his name.).

I will recommend First Avenue to family and friends and will definitely use it again. Warmest regards Sindi, Lili and Lunga:)

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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LisaRentzke, Manager at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Thanks Sindi and family! We look forward to seeing you all when you are back in PE again.
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We stayed in Port Elizabeth at the start of our journey on the Garden Route, and we found the perfect place to start our trip from, at the First Avenue Guest House. This was so much better than the impression the pictures give you. The rooms are very spacious and decent size bathrooms (with bath).

We opted for the bed and breakfast option and I would very much recommend it. The breakfast was very good and served by very helpful and attentive staff.

The secure off street parking was a good bonus as the streets around the guest house can get quite busy.

Location wise, you are close to restaurants and a very short walk from the beach.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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LisaRentzke, Manager at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor, we really appreciate your kind words and look forward to hosting you the next time you are in PE!
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Additional Information about First Avenue Guesthouse

Address: 3 First Avenue | Port Elizabeth, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa (Formerly First Avenue Lodge)
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Summerstrand
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Summerstrand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — First Avenue Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
First Avenue Guesthouse is located in the exclusive beachfront suburb of Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth and is the perfect destination for discerning business and leisure travellers. Accommodation is elegant and comfortable with each well-appointed room opening onto the swimming pool and beautiful secluded garden. Each room has its own private entrance and en-suite bathroom with secure off-street parking and all-night security is also provided to ensure the safety of our guests and their belongings.First Avenue Guesthouse offers 4-star boutique style accommodation and is very central in close proximity to main shopping areas, the business hub, sporting facilities and less than 100 metres from popular beaches. The Guesthouse is within easy walking distance of the Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment complex and many other beachfront restaurants. We pride ourselves with a friendly welcoming environment and offer great service and hospitality.Port Elizabeth is ideally situated on the Garden Route between Knysna and East London and the surrounding areas boast malaria-free private game lodges, the famous National Addo National Elephant Park and many other attractive tourist destinations. Port Elizabeth is also famously known as the water sport capital of Southern Africa, making First Avenue Guesthouse the ideal location for athletes competing in the many major sporting events in Port Elizabeth. ... more   less 
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First Avenue Guesthouse Port Elizabeth/Summerstrand

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