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“Fantastic weekend”
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Paxton Hotel
Ranked #8 of 33 Hotels in Port Elizabeth
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“Fantastic weekend”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Lovely weekend had in PE. Top service received from the Paxton Hotel. Will definitely stay there when next in PE. Nicelyu situated, close to a small shopping centre and close to the beach front where we visited the Boardwalk.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Durbanville
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Staff are very helpfull and polite. Rooms are luxurious although a bit of noise coming from adjacent rooms. Food was EXCELLENT catering for my special dietary needs. Lounge is nice for having meetings in as well.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

This was nothing special. We chose it as a stop over and close to the airport. We had hoped to spend the evening wandering around the town but the staff at the hotel told us it was not a good idea walking around the town at night. We thought they served dinner but the place was dead.
The rooms were nice and the beds clean and comfortable which is all we needed really. Other reviews comment on the location etc and this may have been a poor choice for our expectations.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

The stay at the Paxton Hotel was pleasant and comfortable. The hotel offers the best value off all the hotels on the PE beach front.

I found the hotel very neat, great upkeep and maintenance - it still feels new, and appropriately located.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Derry, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 680 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Another good South African hotel on our tour but it was just too far out of town and away from the seafront area. The view is over the industrial harbour. There is a pool but it is tiny for a hotel of that size. Rooms were spacious and very comfortable .There was no free internet in the rooms and the prices charged to connect were ridiculous . You could access wifi in the lobby (in certain corners ). We did find a nice restaurant and cocktail bar across the car park so it was ok for a one night visit . Breakfast was good .

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Is it my imagination or are standards on the hotel industry dropping. There is nothing more frustrating than when booking on line and specifying a non smoking room with double bed [this was available and confirmed on the booking site] and when you get to the room it is a smoking room with single beds. Perhaps in the future the hotels should enforce a blanket ban on smoking in their establishments.
The check in agents were not really that apologetic but dealt with the problem after verifying on my booking slip that I had actually specified the non smoking room and double bed.
I had made the booking for three days but finished my brief in two days so took the knock of the last night being a non refund. The hotel was not prepared to discuss any refunds/discounts at all. Of course I had paid in advance via a booking agency.
The Paxton hotel will remain on my preferred list in Port Elizabeth due to the location, room size and comfort and as always is good value for money.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Very clean and modern hotel with great value for money.
Hotel is very well located, clean, friendly staff and truly great rooms. Very neat and comfortable.
I stayed there for 3 nights and will recommend it to anyone traveling to PE for business or holiday. I was not in a room with a great view, but all the other boxes was checked.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Paxton Hotel

Property: Paxton Hotel
Address: Carnarvon Place & Beach Road | Humerail, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Port Elizabeth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Paxton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Paxton Hotel is situated in Port Elizabeth, affectionately known as the 'Friendly City' of South Africa.The hotel overlooks the harbour offering magnificent views ofAlgoa Bay.This beachfront hotel offers luxury accommodation for the discerning traveller and has very proudly won the AA Travel Awards for the 'Best Commercial Hotel' in South Africa, for four consecutive years. The Hotel is conveniently situated close to the airport, restaurants, gym, The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex and many beautiful beaches.We offer special packages for families, younger generations and online specials as well as value for money deals on weekend getaways. ... more   less 
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