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The Beach Hotel

Marine Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6000, South Africa
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Durban
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location is good, breakfast are good and the rooms are adequate, but expensive for local travellers. The staff were more than accommodating with what ever we needed; but simple things like stains on the carpets should be attended to. Wifi is free, but useless because it is so weak.

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Thank Munchie2014
jlombardsa, General Manager at The Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Warm Greetings from The Beach Hotel, Thank you for your review. We will be sure to focus on areas of concern that you have touched on. I am glad to say that the entire Hotel will be having new carpets installed and that wifi routers have actually just been upgraded. We appreciate your insight and look forward to welcoming you... More 

Cork, Ireland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a superb holiday in South Africa. We had the misfortune of having to stay in this hotel. No help with luggage. No hot water in our room. Was advised to leave water run for 20 minutes to get hot water. For a country that is asking all visitors to conserve water this hotel has no respect for the environment.... More 

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Thank sparks021
jlombardsa, General Manager at The Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Warm Greetings from The Beach Hotel, Thank you for your review and insight alerting us here at The Beach Hotel of your experience. I am truly sorry that we did not deliver what I believe to be the "True Beach Hotel Experience", that being one that embodies warm South African hospitality, personal attention to our guests and ensuring that guests... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Had very pleasant stays on two separate occasions for 1 night. Accommodation very satisfactory – rooms and linen very clean, bed very comfortable. Staff very friendly and helpful. Buffet breakfasts very good. On both occasions had excellent dinners (kudu, ostrich) including wonderful starters and desserts and wonderful South African wines in the hotel’s top-class Ginger Restaurant. Conveniently located only an... More 

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1 Thank Waterloo2005
jlombardsa, General Manager at The Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Warm Greetings from The Beach Family, Thank you for you review and insight. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us here. Wishing you safe travels and looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards Jacques Lombard More 

Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Great Hotel and very well positioned. Very unique as furnished in a old stylish way. little dated and needs a bit of a 'fix', but very clean !Buffet really great and breakfasts as well. Nice to sit in the lounge and relax. Views great and outside pool well protected from the wind. Rooms very spacious !

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1 Thank laurenruthf
jlombardsa, General Manager at The Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Warm Greetings from The Beach Hotel Family, Thank you for your review. It is greatly appreciated. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us. Kind Regards Jacques Lombard More 

Plettenberg Bay
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34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Really impressed with the service and the professional manner of the staff during our 1 night stay. Lovely position overlooking the sea, and a delicious salmon salad served at The Verandah restaurant as a light dinner. Breakfast was also excellently served and buffet not overcooked. The little extra's like plunger coffee facilities in the room and a welcoming fruit basket... More 

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1 Thank Tenikwa
jlombardsa, General Manager at The Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings from The Beach Family, Thank you for your kind review. I am absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us here at The Beach Hotel. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future and wishing you safe travels. Kind Regards Jacques Lombard More 

Nantwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Having had the most wonderful time in South Africa we were dumped here for out last night. Our original hotel had issues with Health & Safety and quite frankly I would rather have put up with that than here. It is just not what it should be. So dated, so lacking in style, so frayed at the edges. I would... More 

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Thank Sarah S
jlombardsa, General Manager at The Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Warm Greetings from The Beach Family, I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time here at the Hotel. We are certainly an older hotel with great history and character as appose to the conventional modern hotels that Port Elizabeth also has to offer. I thank you for your review and am glad to say that... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We spent our last night here before flying to Mauritius. The hotel is part of a group which also includes Pumba Private Game Reserve which we had left that morning. The hotel is on the main beachfront road next to the large shopping,casino and hotel complex. Our room was on the first floor, very small and the door opened left... More 

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1 Thank SusieQ008
jlombardsa, General Manager at The Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Warm Greetings from The Beach Family, Thank you for your review. It is through reviews such as yours that we are able to grow and improve ourselves which is absolutely invaluable to us here. I will be sure to focus on the areas of concern and look forward to bettering the experience for all guests that stay with us in... More 

Basingstoke
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34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

We spent one night here at the start of our road trip on the Garden Route. Our rooms were at the back of the hotel and were motel style, without the vehicles at the front, and were clean, spacious, quiet and comfortable. Complimentary toiletries and tea/coffee making facilities provided. Buffet style breakfast with plenty of choice to suit all tastes.... More 

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1 Thank DWhiteBasingstoke
jlombardsa, General Manager at The Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We really do appreciate you taking the time from your day to send through your review and for us here at The Beach Hotel to gain guest perspective. Kind Regards Jacques Lombard More 

Chicago, IL
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131 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

I have to stay that in spite of the fact that I only stayed one night at this property I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. We booked 2 rooms with my kids and I believe we got upgraded to a larger room with a great bathroom and view to the ocean. The rooms were sparkling clean and overall the service was... More 

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Thank ucipass
jlombardsa, General Manager at The Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings from The Beach, Thank you for taking the time to send through your review. It is greatly appreciated, always brilliant to hear back from our guests. Kind Regards Jacques Lombard More 

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

A 4 night stay in late March 2016. We stayed in room 11, a huge room with excellent fittings and super bathroom with a view over the ocean and 20 metres from the pool! All the staff were amazing, always smiling and very helpful.Meals are amazing with a choice of 3 different locations. We stayed b and b,the breakfasts were... More 

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1 Thank jimbob186380
jlombardsa, General Manager at The Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Warm Greetings from The Beach Family. Thank you for your kind review. We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us here. Keep well and safe travels. Kind Regards Jacques More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Beach Hotel is one Port Elizabeth's finest family hotels, situated on Port Elizabeth's magnificent beachfront, directly opposite Hobie Beach and next to the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Center. The Beach Hotel combines splendid service with quality accommodation, stylish cuisine and facilities for a perfect family holiday, business trip or relaxing getaway. The stunning four-star hotel offers homely comfort in its 58 spacious, en-suite bedrooms, some with stunning sea-views and others opening onto the tranquil courtyard. Guests are spoilt with choice, offering 3 onsite restaurants to suit everyone's palate. Enjoy a relaxing environment, sipping a cocktail white overlooking the ocean at The Verandah restaurant, or indulge in our famous buffets at The Crest. Resident foodies will love the fine dining cuisine at Ginger, voted one of the best restaurants in Port Elizabeth; it is definitely a must. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Beach Hotel

Address: Marine Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6000, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Summerstrand
Price Range: $98 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 58
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Also Known As:
Beach Port Elizabeth
The Beach Hotel Port Elizabeth/Summerstrand
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Summerstrand
#9 Luxury Hotel in Summerstrand
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