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Manor 38
Ranked #3 of 43 Summerstrand B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
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101 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“SUPERB.”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

This was without a doubt the highlight of my trip to Port Elizabeth. What a delight it was to arrive at Wendy's beautiful home a couple of minutes away from the beach. My room was superb and after an exhausting busy day, my bead and soft sheets was like heaven on earth.I wished I could have stayed longer and will make a point of going through Port Elizabeth just so that I can stay at this lovely BnB again. the attention to detail was what makes this a fine fine BnB from the sherry and chocolate at night, to the master chef quality breakfast and presentation. Thank you Wendy- yo should be the no1 BnB place in town.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

What a pity that my wife and I only had a one night stop in the Manor 38.

Everything was just perfect during our short stay. We received a complementary upgrade to a fantastic room which was more like a 5 star suite than a B&B room. Since it was our honeymoon we also received a bottle of champagne with some lovely pralines. Wendy recommend us a really great restaurant to go for dinner and booked us a perfect table at really short notice (see review on Ginger restaurant).

Sadly since we only had a one night stop and had to leave early next morning in order to get our flight, we were not able to use the pool, but it definitely looked really inviting. ;)

We were also not able to have breakfast (we had to get up really early at around 5:30 in the morning), but we were really surprised when Wendy asked us what we want to have for breakfast next morning and if we want our coffee to be brought to our room. We passed, cause this is to early forms to eat, BUT this was a service we would not have expected - simply fantastic!

Next time we are in PE we will definitely come back and stay longer than one night.

Many thanks to Wendy and to the whole team!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Made my booking based on reviews on trip advisor. This is a really fantastic place to stay whether on business or pleasure. Wendy makes you feel right at home. The rooms are spotless and the attention to detail are obvious.
Breakfast was so beautifully presented
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

We stayed here for one night at the start of a two week trip around South Africa, and had arrived after 24 hours travelling from the UK.
Wendy greeted us with fresh tea and cake and couldn't have been friendlier offering suggestions and advice for dinner.
Our room by the pool was perfect, immaculate and well appointed with everything you could need from fresh fruit, mini bar and toiletries.
On return to our room after an evening out we we greeted by a nightcap and chocolate, and slept beautifully.
Breakfast was excellent and all cooked to order.
I cannot recommend this accommodation highly enough, thank you Wendy!

Room Tip: The Luxury Suites by the pool are compact but ideal for a short stay. There are also Executive Rooms...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Renton, Washington, United States
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We recently returned from a four week vacation in South Africa and Botswana. We spent the first two weeks on safaris in both countries, then finished traveling the garden route from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. We began the final part of our itinerary with a stay in Port Elizabeth at Manor 38. To call this a luxury guest house is an understatement! We arrived late in the evening due to delayed flights, but the staff waited for us to arrive. They were friendly and very helpful. The accommodations were stunningly nice, the bed was wonderful, the bath and shower were magnificent, everything was very clean, the breakfast was excellent and my wife and I had a spectacular stay. It was like staying at an exclusive spa. We wouldn't hesitate to stay there again, and we actually plan to go back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

We stayed at Manor 38 for two nights and from the moment we arrived until we left, we were made to feel very welcome. The house is lovely, the breakfast is excellent and the hosts, Wendy and Chris were so friendly and helpful - nothing seemed to be too much trouble for them. They "went the extra mile", not only for us, but with the other guests too - making special arrangements for an evening meal for us, arranging a special breakfast for a guest who was celebrating their birthday and in numerous other ways. We highly recommend this guest house and would definitely stay there again should we return to Summerstrand.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Staying here was one of the highlights of our holiday .Wendy and Chris were attentive to our every need and made our grandaughter feel very special.The breakfasts are legendary and the rooms luxurious.We can't wait to return.

Room Tip: Well worth upgrading to a suite
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Manor 38

Property: Manor 38
Address: 38 Brighton Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Summerstrand
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Summerstrand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Manor 38 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Manor 38 provides superior accommodation similar to the best Boutique Hotels but at more affordable rates. The facility has a longstanding excellent rating on TripAdvisor. ... more   less 
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