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Paxton Hotel
Ranked #7 of 33 Hotels in Port Elizabeth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 4, 2014

The staff were very friendly. Very big comfortable rooms but the shower cubicle is very small. Breakfast very good with a big variety. Beautiful pool area overlooking the harbour. This was my second stay at the Paxton.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

Nice staff at the front desk and free WIFI in the lobby. Bar service was slow, selection minimal and cocktails don't come with anything more than the very basics. Nice looking rooms and public areas. Unfortunately in room WIFI was 80 Rand for 200 megabytes, can only be used on one device and we used it up in about 15 minutes of live streaming and uploading. If you don't need to use the internet this hotel is a good value, otherwise best to keep looking.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

The Paxton Hotel exceeded my always non negotiable hotel grading high expectations. Comfortable rooms and beds,fluffy towels and cleanliness. Breakfast buffet very good,free Wifi available at hotel foyer . Lovely in dining experience and pool overlooking the harbour. No gym facility but Virgin Active available a stone throw,Spar supermarket and restaurants within the vicinity. Walking distance to the beach and airport is merely 4 minutes drive! CONVENIENCE!I decide to request Hotel for shuttle service on arrival at airport and dyring my stay,the driver was on time and prices very cheap!Lots of activities to in in the friendly City and ensure vusit to the Addo Elephant Park and the city kniwn for producing icons such as Nelson and Winnie Mandela, Oliver Tambo and other South African struggle icons. The hotel staff is always professional and friendly,keep the excellent service Paxton team,will definitely visit again.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is the ideal hotel to use if you are waiting for a flight at the airport, or taking a break between driving The Garden Route and a Safari. it is really the next step up from a Travel Lodge. We arrived a littel jaded at 1pm after driving for 4 hours, and we were disappointed to find lunch and snacks were not avaiable. The hotel is in the middle of an industrial estate so you are rather marooned without a car.- we had to drop ours off at the airport first. The staff could not suggest anywhere to eat, but thorugh Tripadvisor we discovered the local Yacht Club. Food superb, served in a wooden shack.A swimming pool and loungers (3) are avaiable at the hotel which at least means you can enjoy outside, although the area is next to a busy road. Breakfast was uninspiring-1 piece of bacon, and chicken livers!!

Room Tip: I suspect all are very much the same with uninspiring views.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Very nice hotel - one of our tour guide's favourite spots.

Excellent room, very clean and comfortable. Friendly and helpful staff.

Pretty good breakfast buffet and good restaurants nearby for dinner.

Great seafront location for walking.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

I have been staying at the Paxton now for the last approximately 6/7 years on my business trips to Port Elizabeth. I'll summarize the good and the bad below:

The good:
-Great location - easy and quick access to both the town and beaches. Right next to a small shopping center and opposite the Virgin Active gym.
-Great view over the harbor.
-Big rooms, with all required facilities, incl ample power points, work space, etc.
-Good upgrade of the bathroom facilities (that was due!), including the new range of soaps. Much nicer.
-Friendly staff - to me this is one of the real plus points. There is no easier way to get rid of me than being unfriendly or surly.
-Good breakfast. Proper omelettes. Fantastic view of the sunrise if you are early enough.
-Quick and efficient check-in and check-out.

The not so good:
- The hotel still charges for Wi-Fi internet access in this day and age. Wi-Fi should be free (even if a daily limit is imposed, which is fine). Soon this will be a deal-breaker to tourists.
- The bathrooms have been renovated. Well done! - Next on the list - please refresh your room service menu. I have had to choose from that menu for years and it is becoming a bit long in the tooth...

All said, still my favorite hotel for my business trips. Thanks for the consistently good service over the years.

Waldi W

Room Tip: If you prefer privacy, select rooms second floor up as the first floor has a communal balcony. Sea f...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Just an overnight stay, but quite happy with the Paxton. The nearby small shopping centre with post office, supermarket and laundromat was very welcome after 2 weeks in Safari camps. Nice walk to beach and back.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about 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:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Port Elizabeth
Price Range: $56 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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