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“Lovely Hotel, Dangerous area” 2 of 5 bubbles
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The King Edward Hotel
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The King Edward Hotel
Ranked #28 of 33 Hotels in Port Elizabeth
St Ives UK
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Lovely Hotel, Dangerous area”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2005

The hotel is very old but has a character all to itself. When it was built it was probably in a prosperous area and the place to stay. Now it is surrounded by Nigerian Bars with prostitutes and drug dealers selling there wares. Once we returned to the hotel after a day out we were marooned in the hotel, not daring to go out. Would not advise staying here unless you enjoy watching the seedier side of life.

Stayed January 2005
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2005

we were a group of colleagues(8) attending a conference at the feather markket hall. the location of the hotel was excellent in this regard as we could walk to the venue in the mornings.

the hotel is far from any other entertainment venues in port elizabeth and their shutlle service was very disappointing. on our arrival late on the friday evening and booked to stay for 7 days we were informed that they could not collect us from the airport as the driver of the shuttle was on his weekend off. i thought this was quite poor.

note that on the plane a local resident from PE told me that the area around the hotel is known as " little Nigeria". was kind of scary. so dont yonder far from the hotel on foot after dark. either rent a car or get a taxi

  • Stayed September 2005, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The King Edward Hotel
Address: Belmont Terrace, Port Elizabeth 6065, South Africa (Formerly Protea Edward & Conference Centre Port Elizabeth)
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 33 Hotels in Port Elizabeth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The King Edward Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Its elegance is captured into the hotel that dates back to 1903. The King Edward Hotel rooms are intimately decorated with the most modern and sophisticated design. We offer a flexible, tailor-made approach to organising conferences and banquets. We are the closest hotel to Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. We are only 10 minutes from the airport with a free shuttle service. ... more   less 
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