We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

The Beach Hotel

Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
The Beach Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"},"moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

344 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 303: English reviews
Romsey, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whilst on an independent tour of South Africa , we stayed here for one night in order to catch a flight in the morning. The staff were very attentive, very helpful and were willing to help with luggage and any queries we had. We had a room for myself, and two sons, aged 16 and 13. On arrival, we were... More 

Helpful?
Thank outdoorgirl2016
jlombardsa, General Manager at The Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Warm Greetings, Thank you for your review and insight. We are certainly an olde world style Hotel and very proud of our history, being a family owned Hotel for three generations and keeping with our heritage is something we hold close to our hearts here. This is likely why our staff are so warm and welcoming to our guests. My... More 

lincs UK
Level Contributor
369 reviews
192 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Staying here one night, we had a bedroom plus lounge including view of the sea - although at a distance. The rooms were very impressive & the bed high quality. It was cold at the time of our stay & we did not know how to use the air conditioning units for heating. In an case they were not working... More 

Helpful?
Thank kaw118
jlombardsa, General Manager at The Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Warm Greetings from The Beach Hotel, Thank you for your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us. Wishing you safe travels. Kind Regards Jacques Lombard More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Level Contributor
30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my fiancé recently had lunch at the Beach Hotel. We sat outside on the sun drenched verhanda. (the hotel restaurant is rightly named The Verhanda). The views of the ocean were exquisite and the restaurant had a great vibe and atmosphere. Service is highly attentive and very much on point!! The hotel manager personally checked on our table... More 

Helpful?
Thank Chris M
jlombardsa, General Manager at The Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Warm Greetings from The Beach Family, Thank you for your kind review and insight. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us, and the wine list. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Jacques Lombard More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Level Contributor
247 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely spot and an average experience. There was no strawberry jam when we got our scones - only marmalade which was not a good start. The waiter brought the tea long before the scones which was also not a good idea and one pat of butter between two people. Little things but i found myself constantly having to go back... More 

Helpful?
Thank 365giannad
jlombardsa, General Manager at The Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Warm Greetings from The Beach Hotel, Thank you for sending through your review. I will be sure to take up these matters with my team, it is certainly not the standard our guests have come to enjoy here. I can assure you that the matter will be dealt with and improved immediately. Kind Regards Jacques Lombard More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location couldn't be better. Right on the beach front, with the best on the your doorstep. The hotel has an old world feel - which great if, like us, you also prefer traditional to modern - and there is an excellent fine dining restaurant next door (Ginger) which is certainly worth a visit. We travelled with a 2 year... More 

Helpful?
Thank KevinHopkins_ZA
jlombardsa, General Manager at The Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Warm Greetings from The Beach Family, Thank you for taking the time to send through your review. It is greatly appreciated. Looking forward to welcoming you and your family back to The Beach. Kind Regards Jacques Lombard More 

Durban
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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.

Helpful?
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 June 27, 2016 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 

Helpful?
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 

Travelers are raving about these Summerstrand hotels

Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
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
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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 !

Helpful?
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
Level Contributor
34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

Helpful?
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 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

112 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (80)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (23)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
1:27
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (25)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (32)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (22)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Summerstrand
0.8 mi away
Radisson Blu Hotel, Port Elizabeth
0.2 mi away
The Boardwalk Hotel
The Boardwalk Hotel
#1 of 13 in Summerstrand
4.5 of 5 stars 369 reviews
0.2 mi away
Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth
Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth
#10 of 13 in Summerstrand
4.0 of 5 stars 132 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
Protea Hotel Marine
Protea Hotel Marine
#6 of 13 in Summerstrand
4.0 of 5 stars 212 reviews
0.9 mi away
Isango Gate Boutique Hotel and Spa
4.6 mi away
Hacklewood Hill Country House
Hacklewood Hill Country House
#2 of 33 in Port Elizabeth
4.5 of 5 stars 182 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

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
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: $104 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 58
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotwire, Expedia, Priceline, Hotels.com, Travelocity, HotelTravel.com, Agoda and Booking.com so you can book your The Beach Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Beach Port Elizabeth
The Beach Hotel Port Elizabeth/Summerstrand
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Summerstrand
#7 Luxury Hotel in Summerstrand
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay