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The Boardwalk Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corner Lodge & Beach Road | Port Elizabeth, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Summerstrand
Adelaide, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“One of the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We've stayed in many luxury hotels over the years travelling the world and this has to be right up there with the best. From the grand entrance, welcoming check-in to the magnificent rooms. Luxury at its finest. The breakfast was superb and nothing was too much trouble. Do try and spend a night or two here it is worth the self indulgence.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inge_300, Executive Secretary at The Boardwalk Hotel, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Paulsa60

We are absolutely thrilled about your positive feedback and that you enjoyed your stay with us!

We look forward to welcoming you back, trusting your next stay will be as memorable as the last.

Kindest Regards,
The Boardwalk Team
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Wagga
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This was one of the better hotels we stayed at in Sth Africa with the best bathroom ever. The bath was so big.
The rooms were large and very very comfortable.
The food in the restaurant was excellent and the casino area was worth a look.
Would go there again and again.
The breakfast was superb in every way possible.

Room Tip: Make sure that you enjoy the huge bath.
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Inge_300, Executive Secretary at The Boardwalk Hotel, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Dear Greg S

We are absolutely thrilled about your positive feedback and that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as the various other delights the Boardwalk Complex has on offer.

We look forward to welcoming you back, trusting your next stay will be as memorable as the last.

Kindest Regards,
The Boardwalk Team
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Perth, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Spent 3 very good nights at the boardwalk at the end of April. It is centrally located, the staff good, and the rooms excellent. It is always great to get free parking and wifi.the only slightly downside is that it is a bit expensive in South African terms.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Inge_300, Executive Secretary at The Boardwalk Hotel, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Dear Terry F

We sincerely appreciate your positive review and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay! Looking forward to welcoming you back for another memorable stay with us.

Kindest Regards,
The Boardwalk Team
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England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The perfect hotel to relax in after a long flight from the UK. The Boardwalk Hotel is very comfortable with friendly, helpful staff. The bedroom and bathroom were spacious and well furnished. I particularly liked the Molton Brown toiletries and free Wi-Fi is always a bonus. There is a good choice of restaurants and gift shops in close proximity and the precinct is pleasant and safe to stroll around of an evening. The water and light show at 8:00 pm is also worth watching. We enjoyed a delicious meal in the bar along with a couple of glasses of my favourite South African wine whilst being entertained by an accomplished musician. For breakfast there is a vast selection on the buffet and you can also order various cooked options.

It is a shame we were only there for one night and I would definitely recommend a stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Inge_300, Executive Secretary at The Boardwalk Hotel, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Dear LoveTravelling 49

Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey, it is most valued!

We are absolutely thrilled about your positive feedback and that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as the various other delights the Boardwalk Complex has on offer.

We look forward to welcoming you back, trusting your next stay will be as memorable as the last.

Kindest Regards,
The Boardwalk Team
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This hotel was an absolute treat, from start to finish. Perfectly situated, totally luxurious. The service was world-class. The beds were so comfortable, it was a chore getting up in the morning! I wouldn't stay anywhere else in PE. And the hotel was so kids-friendly, the whole family enjoyed an unforgetable experience. Can't wait to visit again.

  • Stayed April 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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Inge_300, Executive Secretary at The Boardwalk Hotel, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Dear Nicky G

Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey, your feedback is most valued!

We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back, trusting your next stay will be as memorable as the last.

Kindest Regards,
The Boardwalk Team
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Damme, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Unfortunately we could only stay for one night at the Boardwalk. We found the hotel to be huge, the rooms very comfortable and the staff, all of them, were very friendly and helpfull!
Our booking via the internet went through without any hick-up.
And, aah, those beds! After 4 weeks of touring and sleeping in different beds more or less every 2nd night those beds were heaven!!! And don't miss the breakfast!!!!!!!

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Inge_300, Executive Secretary at The Boardwalk Hotel, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Dear Hans D H

Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey, your positive feedback regarding our friendly & helpful service is most valued!

We are also absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that sleeping in our beds offered the necessary heavenly bliss! We look forward to welcoming you back again for a longer stay

Kindest Regards,
The Boardwalk Team
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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

What a pleasure to stay at this stunning, 5 star seaside property in PE!

From the food, to the stunning and comfortable room everything was just divine! The service was top class! and I just loved the bath tub...so relaxing after a long day.

Felt like Royalty from beginning to end... :-)

Thank you to all the staff and the GM Ms Kotze for a fabulous stay in PE! will definitely be back when next in town.

Room Tip: choose sea facing - for the divine view!
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Inge_300, Executive Secretary at The Boardwalk Hotel, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Dear Jacqui C

Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey, your feedback is most valued!

We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed the 'top class' service from our staff and that they made you feel like Royalty throughout your stay. Mrs Kotze and her team trust your next stay will be as memorable as the last.

Kindest Regards,
The Boardwalk Team
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Address: Corner Lodge & Beach Road | Port Elizabeth, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Summerstrand
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Summerstrand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Boardwalk Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Boardwalk Hotel, Convention Centre and Spa charmingly captures the grace and detail of Victorian architecture whilst incorporating every modern convenience. The result is a refreshing blend of refinement and urban vogue set against the azure backdrop of the Indian Ocean. Boasting 140 sea-facing guestrooms with an average room size of 39m², the hotel's unique variety of accommodation options satisfy every requirement and offer modern conveniences such as plasma screen TVs, luxurious beds, mini bars and bijou balconies. The 5 Star Boardwalk Hotel is the most exciting leisure attraction in the Eastern Cape, offering 24-hour entertainment and superior conference space. ... more   less 
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