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Ibhayi Town Lodge
Ranked #42 of 231 Port Elizabeth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 23, 2014

I have stayed at Ibhayi Town Lodge on a regular basis over the past two years. Beautifully decorated rooms. comfortable beds and friendly and helpful staff! One tip. Ask for the new rooms if you are visiting as a single of couple. They are beautifully decorated and have a number of satellite television channels to choose from. The old and family rooms are much simpler often with 2 or less free to view TV channels and generally below par if compared to the new rooms. Not great if you are alone.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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100roaringlions, Owner at Ibhayi Town Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2014

Thank you for your great review! It's always great to have regular guests, such as yourself, return to Ibhayi and still enjoy the experience. We are so pleased that you have welcomed Ibhayi's recent face-lift and that you have shared this with future travelers. We will look into what may have gone wrong in some of the older rooms as all the rooms should have the same channels available. Our satellite dish does cover every room but thank you for letting us know this is something we should look into.

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Reviewed January 13, 2014

For the price, its basically not worth it. There are definitely other establishments that would suite better at the price. Let me not get started on the breakfast quality. Pathetic! There were flies all over the place and sitting on the little food that was made available. Personally, I would'nt stay at Ibhayi again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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100roaringlions, Owner at Ibhayi Town Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We are always striving to improve and having guests let us know when we don't meet par is important to us. Your review has highlighted that we need to make sure we maintain a consistent high standard of cleanliness, especially in summer when flies become a seasonal hazard. We will ensure that this is discussed with the Ibhayi team. Best wishes from the Bailey family and Ibhayi lodge

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

We had a great time at Ibhayi Town Lodge. i highly recommend for any other trips from leasure to business and the staff , GOOD is just an understatement. for first timers in PE, i wouldnt mind going back again as our first experince was WOW. KEEP IT UP.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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100roaringlions, Owner at Ibhayi Town Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2014

We think you should definitely travel to Port Elisabeth more often! Thank you for your zealous review- our team is thrilled that you enjoyed your experience of Ibhayi. PE has many great beaches and facilities to offer guests travelling for business and leisure so we're glad that you pointed this out to future travelers. We hope that you're able to get here from Pretoria as soon as you have the chance. Best wishes from the Bailey family and the Ibhayi team

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Reviewed December 18, 2013

We spent only one night in this hotel. The staff is friendly and efficient. The rooms are nice, very spacious as well as the bathroom. We enjoyed the pool and the sunbath. This place was perfect for our last night in South Africa. In few minutes you can reach downtown, the airport and the waterfront of Port Elizabeth.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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100roaringlions, Owner at Ibhayi Town Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2014

We are so glad that you got to spend your last night in South Africa with us. We hope that the rest of your journey was fabulous and that you enjoyed your time in the country. Thank you for your review, it means a lot to us that you would take the time and effort to share your praise. We will be sure to tell the staff to keep up the good work. Best wishes from the Bailey family and the Ibhayi team

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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Top Class. From the extremely well equipped bedrooms, the lovely gardens and the superb breakfast there is no finer place to stay in Port Elizabeth for the business traveler or those in need of an overnight sleep close to the airport. We found the staff exceptionally efficient and friendly and nothing was too much trouble.. There are plenty of shopping malls and restaurants in close proximity. After a long day we really needed a quiet place to sleep and that is exactly what we got. The next time we pass through PE and need an overnight stop there is only one place to stay. Thank you Ibhayi.

Room Tip: Garden facing rooms are very quiet at night.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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100roaringlions, Owner at Ibhayi Town Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2014

Thank you for your wonderful review! We really appreciate the time you took to review Ibhayi and that you made such a great recommendation for future guests. We are glad that you got some peace while you were 'overnighting'. It is always such a pleasure to read reviews which highlight the quality service and great value we strive to offer. We hope when you are passing through again that you will stay with us. Best wishes from the Bailey family and the rest of the Ibhayi team

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

wow i have the best time of my life staying at one of your Hotels. i believe soon enough i will come back not only for business this time but for pleasure. i must again thank your house keeping staff for keeping my room clean while i was there and also your kitchen staff their menu was the best up to standard.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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100roaringlions, Owner at Ibhayi Town Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Wow what a great review - thank you for staying with us and for taking the trouble to post a review. We appreciate it. Hope you do come back for a holiday next time, and can enjoy some more time relaxing in PE! All the best from the Ibhayi Team.

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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Your tea lady, can't remember her name, but she was just superb, nothing was too much trouble, she really needs recognition
The rooms were very spacious as well as the bathrooms.
Their was a lovely selection of breakfast

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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100roaringlions, Owner at Ibhayi Town Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Hi Cheryl - Thanks for staying with us and for taking the time to post a review - these mean a lot to us and are really helpful for other travellers, so we appreciate your help. We have two conference assistants, Eunice and Khanye, who together give that hands-on help with conferences that makes all the difference. Thanks for your compliment to these two team members: you're right, recognition is in order! Hope to see you again sometime at Ibhayi. Til then, best wishes from all of us.

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Additional Information about Ibhayi Town Lodge

Address: Cnr Main Rd & 9th Avenue | Walmer, Port Elizabeth 6000, South Africa (Formerly Ibhayi Guest Lodge)
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 231 B&Bs / Inns in Port Elizabeth
Price Range: $55 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ibhayi Town Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ibhayi Town Lodge is Port Elizabeth’s answer to a friendly home away from home for business travelers and holiday makers alike. This four-star town lodge has twenty large comfortable rooms and four spacious family suites. All rooms have a full en-suite bathroom and a convenient kitchenette nook with fridge, tea/coffee station, and basic appliances. Breakfasts are served in the dining room or the pool deck. We'll happily prepare a light snack or dinner on request. The new business centre and Leo's Bistro restaurant can cater for conferences up to 50 people seated as well as functions. ... more   less 
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