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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bayside Guesthouse

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Bayside Guesthouse
Ranked #8 of 42 Summerstrand B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“home from home experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

Thanks to Janine for making very special arrangements to accommodate our family. Lovely accommodation with own private garden. Ideal when staying over with 2 year old. Thanks to Stephanie, Clifford and little Hugo for making our stay a most pleasant one. Our little Bella was very comfortable and safe at Bayside. The environment is absolutely child friendly.
It was actually quite sad to leave after our 7 day stay. You will definitely see us again soon.
Most helpful and friendly team.

Room Tip: large family room with private garden and small kitchen
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Jeannie B
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StephvH, Manager at Bayside Guesthouse, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Hello Jeannie,

Thank you so much for your great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us just as much as we enjoyed having you, Carla and little Bella. Hugo a lot of fun and even went looking for Bella after you had left.
You really do have 2 special girls!
Please come and visit us again soon, and if we are ever in Cape Town, we will make sure to come say hello.
Please keep in touch by liking our face book page.

All the best.

Stephanie, Clifford, Janine and Hugo
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

As a frequent business traveler to the Eastern Cape (once a month) I have been using Bayside for about four years now. Having stayed at many guesthouses and B&B’s during this time I have always used Bayside as the benchmark to compare others and none have come close.

The difference is in the people, always helpful, always friendly and they really do try to make the time away from home and family as pleasurable as possible. Besides the great people, the rooms are clean and comfortable with all the amenities required.

Oh and I just love my Jambos when I check in!

Room Tip: I enjoy the rooms at poolside most
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Arrie_12
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StephvH, Manager at Bayside Guesthouse, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Hello Arjan,

Thank you so much for your review.
We are so glad that you gave Bayside a try 4 years ago, and that you decided to stay too :-)
It is always a pleasure having you and we hope that one of these days you will bring your family along to visit us.

Thank you once again for all your support and for your friendship.

See you soon.

Steph, Cliff and Janine
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Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

Easy booking,friendly staff that go the extra mile (blacked out and they took me to the hospital for stitches came back and fetched me). Great beakfast. When ever returning to PE I will not stay anywhere else. As I said in the title it is really home from home.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Thank bmvh
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StephvH, Manager at Bayside Guesthouse, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review.
We were only too happy to assist you and trust that you have now fully recovered.
We hope to see you again on your next trip to the "Friendly City".

All the Best

The Bayside Team
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Our plan was to arrive early afternoon and spend the rest of the day exploring P.E, As always the best laid plans always fail. We stopped to visit friends in St Francis Bay and did not arrive at the guesthouse until 7pm. On arrival Janine directed us to the secure parking area at the rear. We explained that we would need to leave early the next morning (6.30am) to catch a connecting flight to Johannesburg, even though this was before the normal breakfast time Janine decided she would lay something out for us and be there in the morning. All 3 rooms were very spacious and well equipped. The room I stayed in had been recently refurbished to a very high standard with a small kitchenette and a well stocked fridge. The bathroom was also new and very large and luxurious. After a good nights sleep we met for breakfast at 6am which was on a continental style with a mixed fruit salad, cereals and yoghurts to set us on our way. We met the rest of the family before we left. Even though this was only a stopover we were made to feel special and we will be sure to book in at Bayside on our next trip to P.E.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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StephvH, Manager at Bayside Guesthouse, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Hello,

It was an absolute pleasure having you and your friends spend the night at Bayside Guesthouse during your stop over in Port Elizabeth.
We are sorry it was such a short stay but are glad we could help you with an early breakfast before you left.

We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in South Africa and that you will visit our beautifull country again soon.

Kind Regards

Stephanie, Janine and the Bayside Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

My husband and I visited PE over the Heritage Day long weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and our room was fantastic. Everything I saw on their website was exactly what we got, which is very rare. The couple, stephanie and clifford and their sweet baby boy, are warm and welcoming. We will definitely be staying there next time we visit PE.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Thank PTokwe
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StephvH, Manager at Bayside Guesthouse, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Thank you very much for your kind review.
We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we will be seeing you again soon.

It was truly a pleasure meeting and hosting the both of you and we look forward to your next visit.

All the best with the move to East London.

Kind regards

Stephanie and the Bayside Team.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

The guesthouse is nice and secured, and the owners are really friendly and helpful. It is located in the most beautiful quarter of Port Elizabeth, close to the beach and not far from shopping centers. Being there in winter we could not profit of the swimming pool. Private parking is available. Rooms have a useful microwave oven and a fridge. We would definitely come back. That said, one should know that the room we were in was not huge, and there is moquette on the floor, that we personally find neither elegant nor good for hygiene.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

I traveled through PE during my South Africa trip in May 2012. My 2 day stay at Bayside was great, a lovely home, the Bayside family was so welcoming and area is safe.
Thanks for the great experience Stepanie, Janine and the gang.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Krupa D
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StephvH, Manager at Bayside Guesthouse, responded to this review, August 6, 2012
Hello Krupa,

Thank you for your kind review.
We are glad that you enjoyed your short stay with us and we hope that you had a good time at the Game Reserve after you left PE.

We hope to be able to welcome you back on your next trip to the "Friendly City".

Keep well

Stephanie & the Gang :-)
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Property: Bayside Guesthouse
Address: 6 Tiran Road, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6000, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Summerstrand
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Summerstrand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bayside Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the upmarket beachfront suburb of Summerstrand, Bayside Guesthouse offers 4 star comfort 400 metres from the popular Pollock Beach with easy access to the Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment complex, and the airport only 6 kilometres away. Various styles of rooms offer a choice of privacy, family and limited self-catering accommodation. ... more   less 
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