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St. Phillips Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #67 of 225 Port Elizabeth B&B and Inns
Surrey london
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4 reviews
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“Great place to stay”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Great B and B perfect for all the great little resturants in Richmond hill especially the two olives best steak I've ever had, We had a lovely warm welcome and the staff were very helpful, large comy rooms with plenty of amenities in them. Good breakfast all in all a lovely little gem, my only complaint is that they under charge,the rooms are worth more than what they ask for them, stick your prices up.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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StPhillips, Assistant Guest House Manager at St. Phillips Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Many thanks for your lovely review!! We will try to "stick " our prices up in the near future. See you next year!!
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

I stayed in PE at the beginning of a 2 week trip along the Southern Coast, and loved St. Phillips. It was a great place to begin my holiday. Loreen and Zoe were incredible hosts - warm, engaging, and kind, and made great recommendations. Loreen made an excellent recommendation for a guide to Addo and Schotia (Peter DeWitt), and I feel incredibly fortunate to have had that experience. This BnB is a great place to relax, as it is quiet and calm, and nested in a beautiful, safe neighborhood. Within a 1-3 block area are wonderful restaurants and shops, and the beach is a short taxi ride away. I couldn't have imagined a better way to start my holiday than at St. Phillips!

Room Tip: The upstairs rooms have a sweet wrap around balcony perfect for sitting on in the morning with tea...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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2094444, Assistant Guest House Manager at St. Phillips Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had a lovely time during your safari in Addo, we wish you had stayed longer. We hope to see you soon and all the best for the year!!
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Calgary, Alberta
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

We stayed here Nov 7-9 and loved it! Loreen warmly welcomed us and showed us to our room. It was the huge front room with a beautiful veranda wrapped around the house. Loreen couldn't have been more helpful and kind, suggesting restaurants, printing off directions, even having her husband bring over a large flashlight to help my husband find his glasses that were lost in the dark. We had only planned to stay one night but extended it another night because it was so nice. Breakfast was also excellent, a full English breakfast cooked to order. Zoe and Loreen were both wonderful. Unfortunately we didn't meet Margie since she was away. I would definitely recommend this place and would be delighted to return.

Room Tip: The front room #1, I believe, has an extra little room attached, with a single bed. It also has a vi...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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2094444, Assistant Guest House Manager at St. Phillips Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, December 15, 2012
Hello Cathy!!

It was such a pleasure hosting you and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. How is the holiday around the globe going?
Hope to see you and Ian maybe next year:-)
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London, UK
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Stayed over in PE before starting the Garden Route back West toward Cape Town.

It's in a beautiful old house with balconies and verandahs, and we were made to feel very welcome. The room we had was spacious, with massive windows and a balcony offering a view down to the ocean.

My sleep was disturbed by some very late arrivals, but I feel this is no fault of the property. It's just unfortunate. My girlfriend managed to sleep through though!

The local neighbourhood seems to be up-and-coming, and very safe, and there's no problem walking to one of the good cafes or restaurants a couple of blocks away, which is great if you fancy a drink with dinner and not needing to worry about driving or taxis.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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2094444, Manager at St. Phillips Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Hello Mike

Many thanks for your candid review, we are happy if you did enjoy your stay at this "gem". We do apologise for the noise from the late arrivals, it does happen from time to time. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in our beautiful country. Hope to see you soonest!!
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Reviewed July 4, 2012 via mobile

Margie and Loreen are charming and graceful hosts who go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your stay. I spent a month at St Phillips and enjoyed my time there very much. Rooms are elegant with an abundance of natural light. Breakfast is generous and close by are some great restaurants and cafes. It's in a very pretty part of Port Elizabeth and the balcony offers views over the bay. I would recommend it to anyone going to PE. It's great for single travellers as well as couples and families. Thank you Margie and Loreen!

  • Stayed May 2012
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2094444, Assistant Guest House Manager at St. Phillips Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Hello Liz

I am sorry it took this long for us to respond to your lovely review. Margie is in Ozzy as I write she will be back just after Christmas, it would be awesome if you bump into her:-). Hope all is well back home and we at St. Phillips wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed new year!!

Sobonana maduze ( We will see each other soon , I Hope)

Loreen
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

St. Phillips was fantastic, the house is incredible the staff could not have been more helpful. We loved our stay here and recommend it to anyone looking for a friendly comfortable base in PE

Room Tip: Front rooms are lovely and large, either upstairs or downstairs
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 reviews
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Reviewed June 12, 2011

This bnb is located in the historic Richmond Hill with unobstructed views over the bay and the older suburbs of PE. Within walking distance of restaurants, cafes and boutique shops. This is a beautiful Victorian house with good sized rooms that make the most of the view and a wonderful wrap around balcony. The downside is that in certain rooms there are saloon doors to the shower and toilet. I for one like my privacy particularly with regard to the toilet. On a great note they are pet friendly but granted you need to be respectful of other guests and the property. A fair but limited breakfast but there are many good eating places within walking distance.

Room Tip: Ask for room with a view over the bay room 1 and 3
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Property: St. Phillips Bed and Breakfast
Address: 44 Saint Phillips Street | Richmond Hill, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #67 of 225 B&Bs / Inns in Port Elizabeth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — St. Phillips Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A magnificent double storey Victorian home with spectacular city and sea views. Enjoy the affordable luxury of five double guest rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. All rooms are tastefully furnished, fully equipped and serviced. Close to all of Port Elizabeth's attractions, restaurants and entertainment. Offers secure off street parking. ... more   less 
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