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Summer Blue Guest House
Ranked #12 of 43 Summerstrand B&B and Inns
1 review
“B&B par excellence”
Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

This is a lovely B&B to stay at, with a cosy atmosphere, surrounded by a quiet and beautiful garden. The rooms are really spacious with cutlery inside the room. Baubie is an excellent hostess and does everything possible to have the best and comfortable stay and to meet one's expectations. I highly recommend this place and will definitely stay in future again.

Stayed October 2012
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

For the first time we broke our journey in Port Elizabeth after a stay at the wondrous Kwandwe game reserve to stay overnight at Summerblue and catch the BA flight to Cape Town next day. This was a brilliant idea as it's a long drive from Kwandwe, and we'd been up on a game drive at 5.30 am. It was so good to have the chance to relax a little and go out for dinner and Baubie's guest house was a great choice. She really couldn't be more welcoming. We were three generations, Granny, Mum and two daughters in their twenties and Baubie had made sure she knew all our names before we arrived. The rooms around the pool are absolutely spotless, extremely comfortable too, and she has three enchanting cats, one of whom is very friendly and likes to come and visit if you'll let her. Baubie recommended a terrific place for dinner, and provided the most delicious breakfast, complete with excellent vegetarian sausages.
She also gave us each a little keyring made by a Zimbabwean refugee she sponsors - and that was only one example of her kindness. My mother was so impressed she bought a load more as gifts.
We will definitely return here and feel, as with the guest houses we stay in in Cape Town and Hermanus, we have made a good friend. It's a very well-run place and would be great for both holidaymakers and people on business.

Room Tip: All the rooms round the pool are lovely with white furnishings and very comfortable beds.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

My wife and I were very impressed by the warm welcome extended by Baubie, the quality and size of the spotless room beside the pool and an excellent breakfast. Unfortunately we could only stay one night before flying on to UK. A lot of PE was flooded due to heavy rain. Baubie and Graham were concerned about the flooding of roads to the airport and Graham offered to show us alternate routes by following him in his car to the airport. They also allowed us to stay in the room beyond checking-out time, insisting it was more comfortable there than at the airport. Nothing was too much trouble and highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Summer Blue Guest House and received a warm welcome from Baubie which I didn't expect as I arrived much later than arranged (3 hours). The hospitality of the host and staff, cleanliness of the units (room), wholesome Breakfast, user-friendly environment (easily accessible and safe), surrounded by tranquility in Summerstrand, closer to amenities made my stay worthwhile and enjoyable. My first stay was as a Corporate customer and next time I will be going in my personal capacity to take full advantage of the facilities.

Room Tip: Choose a room closer to the swimming pool and there's a beautiful landscape also to view.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

My wife and I only managed to stay one night at the Summer Blue Guest House however the next time we visit Port Elizabeth this will definitely be the first thing place we book.
Hard as I try I cannot fault this place, the breakfast was truly amazing, from the usual continental stuff (juices, cereals, fruit, yoghurt, tea, coffee and toast) followed by a fully cooked breakfast - British style sausages as well!
Baubie excelled as a host and one could sense that she was someone who genuinely cared about her guests and their stay in Port Elizabeth.
Thanks again Baubie, until the next time.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

My sister and I stayed for 1 night before meeting friends to go to a game park. We were the only ones there but Baubie was a delightful host and made us feel very comfortable. We had some great chats about books and she even lent us a book which we wil return when we have finished. It seems a few of us want to read it. Our room by the pool was lovely and Baubie answered every question and helped us with taxis. The breakfast was delicious. We had a wonderful stay in lovely B&B. Thank you Baubie.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

This place is awesome, I would go back there any day. The people there are very friendly, the place is beautiful. The list is endless.. please guys, if you happen to be in PE try this place. 11 - 13 Harvey St | Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay 6001, South Africa

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Summer Blue Guest House
Address: 11 Harvey Street, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Summerstrand
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Summerstrand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Summer Blue Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Summer Blue is a four star rated guest house in the residential area of Summerstrand comprising two spacious family rooms and three well appointed double rooms and is suitable for both tourists and business travellers. Guests can relax around the pool, enjoy the beautiful gardens or relax in the rooms with WiFi and satellite television. Summerstrand is a quite suburb close to the vibrant beach front and bay with wonderful swimming beaches and spectacular views. Popular activities besides swimming include fishing, surfing, kite-surfing, stand-up boarding, spearfishing, snorkelling and scuba diving. There are also numerous restaurants, pubs, shops, markets, casino, Humewood Golf Club and the Nelson Mandela University nearby ... more   less 
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