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“OK, But Nothing Too Rave About” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bluewater Beachfront Guest House

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Bluewater Beachfront Guest House
Ranked #137 of 224 Port Elizabeth B&B and Inns
Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
143 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“OK, But Nothing Too Rave About”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2011

There is no a/c. The room would just not cool down.
The room lighting is very poor. Excessively powerful bulbs in fan lamp.
Electrical problems with switches in the room.
No phone in room.
View from terrace rooms is of back side of dunes at beach...not much view, really.
Breakfast was standard, nothing special.
Staff was a mix of untrained newcomers who seem to know little of the business and a kindly manager.
No big complaints, but nothing to rave about, either.
This place is just too far from any services of any kind....and at least 15 K from the
tourist area of Port Elizabeth. No restaurants, no cafe's, no services. Just a house in need of a remod in a suburban setting behind a sand dune near the beach.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank WinstonIowa
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2011

Bluewater Beachfront is one of the most beautiful places we stayed in South Africa. The friendly and very helpful staff made our stay most enjoyable. The location is secluded enough to enjoy a peaceful sleep with the ocean at your doorstep. The only drawback on our stay was the all night party a few doors away that sounded like it was in our room. When the police finally shut it down the peacefulness resumed. The food is delicious and well worth enjoying. I highly recommend Bluewater Beachfront to anyone looking for a stay that goes above and beyond any chain hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank WinnipegBea
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Los Altos, California
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2011

we booked this place online and stayed for only one night as we drove along the garden route. they upgraded us for free to the family apt as it was vacant. we loved it. it has a balcony overlooking the ocean and we stood on the balcony taking photos of the ocean and the birds. there were lots of weavers (birds). for a small fee, they did our laundry overnight and had it ready first thing in the morning. the breakfast was wonderful.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank drdeb65
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2011

Thank you Bluewater Guesthouse for a wonderfull 3 nights of staying, the service and hospitality from day 1 was perfect. I were here for a project all the way from Nort-West Klerksdorp.
Furthermore the quality of food was excellent, from breakfast till dinner, and would take great pleasure to score you 100%, well done to your staff, what a reflection to perfection.
This is truelly a "4 Star Guesthouse", thank you ones again.
"GOD BLESS"

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank RFourie
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cape town
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2011

I gladly recommend this guesthouse for many reasons. Perfect postion. From our room we had a beautiful view on the sea. The service was so friendly and helpful from all stuff members. Breakfast was lekker. And our room was a nice big size, beautiful designed - including a nice big bathroom in a modern design. Just go there and enjoy!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bea0705
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2010

Bluewater beachfront guesthouse has been the worst B&B we have ever stayed at.
We had the misfortune to be sucked in by their website photos and 4 star rating.
Do not believe a word of their website the place is hell on earth.
Their is nothing in the surrounding areas...even with the beach view, oh yeah, the dunes that can not be walked over.
The whole experience was like something out of The Twilight Zone.
My husband and I flew out of the B&B declining breakfast as we literally ran for our car.
NEVER again and I would NEVER recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank sydney225
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Arlington, Tx
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2010

This guesthouse is right across the street from a long white beach. Just walk over the sand dune and you are there. From the upstairs deck, we could watch the ships come into harbor.The service was extremely accommodating since we arrived early and asked for laundry service that day. They gave us our room early and by the evening our clean clothes were ready. It had a homey feel to the place. The staff was friendly.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CynthiaTX101
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Property: Bluewater Beachfront Guest House
Address: 24 Bluewater Drive | Bluewater Bay, Port Elizabeth 6210, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Amenities:
Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #137 of 224 B&Bs / Inns in Port Elizabeth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bluewater Beachfront Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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