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“Best Place to stay in PE”
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Bayside Guesthouse
Ranked #6 of 42 Summerstrand B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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“Best Place to stay in PE”
Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

The room was perfect with everything u need - beer and wine in the fridge for very good rate. Incredible breakfast and very friendly service - Stephanie organized everything for us! You can walk to the boardwalk in about 25 mins. Go to blue waters cafe for dinner it's amazing (try fish and steak!) parking is very secure. You feel like your in a jungle with all the plants and trees around the guest house. Definitely recommend!!

We really felt at home - the rooms are also very modern & stylish & very clean. Wouldn't have preferd any other place.

Thanks for the great stay!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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StephvH, Manager at Bayside Guesthouse, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Hello,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review.
It was truly a pleasure meeting and hosting the 2 of you and we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Bayside and your newly renovated room.

We hope you enjoyed the rest of your South African holiday and hope you see you again soon.

Stephanie and the Bayside Team
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed September 3, 2013

My wife and I had a fantastic weekend away at Bayside Guest House. Our room had everything we need - comfortable bed, useful kitchenette, full bathroom and even a heater! The facilities are amazing - we had terrible weather the weekend we were there so making use of the pool and braai area was not possible however, it would most certainly be used on one of our future stays! Janine, Cliff and Stephanie were wonderful and friendly hosts that looked after us superbly! This establishment comes with my highest recommendation!
Best regards,
Glyn and Juanita Bradfield
ps - make sure you have Janine's full house omelet for breakfast - absolutely amazing!!!

Room Tip: Room directly to the right of the dining hall was perfect for us - spacious, warm and has a bath :)
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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StephvH, Manager at Bayside Guesthouse, responded to this review, September 8, 2013
Hello Glynn,

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was really a pleasure to meet you and host you during you little weekend break.
We were so pleased to hear that your house "issues" have been sorted out and hope that you will find the perfect new home and settle in soon.
Best of luck with your little family's future.

All the best.

Stephanie Janine and Cliff
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JHB
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great Service!

These two stunning ladies will let you feel at home from the moment you step into their guesthouse.
Perfectly situated and all the fundamentals you need for a great stay, ideal for the traveling business man.

Thanks Stephanie and Janine for the super service!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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StephvH, Manager at Bayside Guesthouse, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Hello Rayner,

Thank you so much for your lovely compliments and review.
We are very happy to hear that you felt so welcome and comfortable during your stay with us.
We hope that you will need to come and do more audits soon...your omelette will be waiting :-)

All the best and see you soon.

Stephanie and Janine
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East London, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed June 25, 2013

We ALWAYS have an awesome time when staying at Bayside Guest House. Steph, Cliff and Janine are fabulous, friendly people who always aim to please! The rooms are stunning, warm and comfortable and I would recommend them to anyone.
Precious little Hugo (according to his dad: "AKA Terror") is just the cutest little thing too.....

Room Tip: All their rooms are good rooms : -)
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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StephvH, Manager at Bayside Guesthouse, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Hi Julie,

Thank you so much for your review. Thank you also for referring your work colleagues to us....it looks like we have become the new Merc employee PE guesthouse :-) and we love it!
When are you and Kirk coming to visit again?

Hope you are both well and see you soon.

Steph and the Bayside Gang.
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

We had a wonderful time at the Bayside Guesthouse in PE. Prior to our arrival, we had several email communications with questions and the reply messages were prompt, complete and always offered assistance. We received several recommendations for activities and the staff booked a day trip for us and made all the arrangements. When we arrived, we were welcomed like old friends. Everyone was very accommodating, the breakfasts were delicious, in room items in mini fridge very reasonably priced. Stepanie, Clifford, Janine and the folks shorter than 2 feet high were fun to be around! We felt very safe and when we rented a car (after getting suggestions from Clifford) we were able to park it on premises in a secured parking area. I highly recommend this guesthouse and the people that run it!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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StephvH, Manager at Bayside Guesthouse, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Hello the Tuckers,

That was such a nice review, thank you so much.
Cliff, Janine, the " folks shorter than 2 feet high" :-) and I really enjoyed having your family stay with us. You really did make our mornings and breakfast happier and things did not feel quite right after you left.
We hope that the South African bug bit you and that we will see you again soon.

Look after yourselves!

The Baysiders.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

I had an amazing time at the Bayside Guesthouse. The family were extremely kind. They helped me find places to go and places to eat at. The room was wonderful and very clean. I would recommend staying here.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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StephvH, Manager at Bayside Guesthouse, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Hello David,

Thank you for taking the time to review us.
We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and hope that you will need to escape to the "friendly city" again soon. It was a pleasure having you and we would love to see you again.

Keep well

Stephanie and the Bayside family.
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

We stayed in Bayside Guesthouse in January 2013 before starting on our Addo National Park and Garden Route trip for two nights.

We were looking for a safe and comfortable place to stay and booked into Bayside mainly for this reason after reading the positive reviews. As the place seemed rather professionally run, we did not expect the typical B&B atmosphere or a personal touch to it.

Arrived in Port Elizabeth, we were positively surprised: We received a warm welcome from the owners. Our son was delighted there was another kid and the dog. Stephanie and Janine cooked great breakfast and welcomed us like friends on a visit over. The breakfast area is bright and friendly, invites to enjoy a relaxed breakfast.

The room was professionally furnished, clean and comfortable. The pool and barbeque area allowed to spend a lazy afternoon on the premises. You would probably not do this for many days as the guesthouse grounds are not overly big, but it is ideal to relax for a while before moving on.

The beach and sea are in walking distance, however you have to know that Port Elizabeth is also known as the "windy city", so you may have sharp wind and blowing sand depending on your luck with the weather.

The airport is very close by, ideal for late arrivals / early departures (but cannot really be heard, no noise problems). There are some shopping malls etc. not too far away. Port Elizabeth as a city is not overly exciting as a tourist destination. However there is enough to do around like zoos, activities etc.. We only visited an animal farm with our son before we moved on.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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StephvH, Manager at Bayside Guesthouse, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Hello,

Thank you so very much for your review.
I are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We (including our little boy) sure enjoyed having you and your family for the 2 nights.
We hope you had a lovely time in Addo and down the Garden Route and that you are planning your next trip to South Africa.

All the best until we meet again.

Stephanie, Janine and the Bayside Team.
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Property: Bayside Guesthouse
Address: 6 Tiran Road, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Summerstrand
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 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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