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Ahoy Boutique Hotel
Ranked #19 of 240 Port Elizabeth B&B and Inns
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Booked 2 seperate rooms for business visit November 2013. Booking made weeks in advance. Subsequently confirmed by a PE based colleague, and finally re-confirmed a week before arrival. Upon arrival was told that rooms are full and we have been 'moved' to a nearby guesthouse. We should have been notified earlier. Went (in desperation) to the 'replacement' guest house ("Algoa Bay" Bed & Breakfast) and was led to awful rooms down some dingy stairwell. Nothing at all like their website depicts. Was not prepared to stay there, so had to start to search for other accommodation, while business dinner guests were kept waiting. Very big THUMBS DOWN for Ahoy, who think they can change customers booked accomodation without reference. I was a return customer, but never again. (Thanks to Conifer Guest House /B&B for saving us, checking us in in 3 minutes and providing a tasty Breakfast the next morning at a very competitive rate.)

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

We were participating at a consumer show over the weekend and needed a central, comfortable place to stay. THe staff were genuinely friendly and efficient and the rooms well appointed, super clean etc. Will definitely return, not only for business but also for fun. Wow.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 21, 2012

I stayed at A-Hoy with my husband recently for just one night and we were bowled over. Rolling up to the electric gates of the seriously impressive house made us a little excited. Then there was a really cool water feature with a dining table and chair standing in the fountain - this all before we got inside. That was the best part and I'll leave you to discover that for yourself. The staff are super friendly and the food really good. Would I stay there again. Hell yes, it's worth the flight alone.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2010

This is a really nice small hotel opened only in March 2010. The rooms are brand new, spacious and my room had ocean views. It's only a 5 min walk to the waterfront. The staff are superfriendly and make an awesome breakfast. The bar is pretty cool too. The pool looked inviting but unfortunately it was too cold to swim. I'd love to stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 5, 2017
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  • Stayed: April 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ahoy Boutique Hotel

Address: 19 La Roche Drive | Humewood, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 240 B&Bs / Inns in Port Elizabeth
Price Range: $83 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ahoy Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A nautically themed Boutique Hotel situated 500 meters from the Beachfront, a 5 minute drive to the airport and Boardwalk casino. Ahoy Boutique hotel has conference facilities, a fully stocked bar and wine cellar. ... more   less 
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