Having travelled along the Garden Route we stopped for 2 nights in Port Elizabeth before flying to Durban. The Windermere Hotel was great. The literature read before travelling led us to believe it was on the ocean front as it stated that you could watch the surfers. I suspect this was written a few years ago before the Sea Spray apartments were built in front, obscuring the view. It was the only part of our holiday where we felt uncomfortable walking out in an evening.
The staff were attentive, the room was large, comfortable and clean.
Port Elizabeth is not a place to which we would return, which shouldn't detract from the hotel. There is secure garage parking. Although meals, other than breakfast, are served they are only light snacks. The hotel admits that they do not compete with the local restaurants although there are not many in walking distance. We sampled two restaurants during our stay. The Coachman was excellent. Blackbeards at Chapman's Hotel left a lot to be desired.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Windermere by Mantis is a luxury boutique hotel, conveniently situated in the popular beachfront suburb of Humewood, Port Elizabeth. Offering guests an authentic, year round beach holiday feel, we invite you to kick off your shoes and relax in easy-living comfort. At The Windermere, we've taken the boutique hotel experience back to basics, where our focus is on the well-being of our guests. Our warm welcomes are genuine, our smiles are sincere, and our guests are made to feel immediately at home. Of course, you can still look forward to all the classic comforts and amenities expected of an upmarket establishment, along with the exceptional service that has become synonymous with the Mantis Group. Enjoy complimentary afternoon refreshments at the poolside, unwind on your private terrace, or relax in the courtyard with undercover patio - the heart of our hotel. Share a drink at the bar with like-minded guests, or take a walk to the beach, which is just a stone's throw away. To add to the homely atmosphere, familiar home cooked meals are available to order off our light meals menu. Whether travelling for business or pleasure, The Windermere by Mantis is the ideal base for visitors to Port Elizabeth. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Windermere Hotel Port Elizabeth