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First Avenue Guesthouse
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

I stayed at the First Avenue Guesthouse for one night. I arrived after 20:00. Was welcomed by a very friendly, informative security guard (Sidwell).The spacious room and bathroom were spotless. The room have a sitting and working areas, as well as small kitchenette, with micro-wave oven, kettle and fridge, as well as basic crockery and cutlery. This is a non-smoking establishment. The delicious breakfast was made to order. Within walking distance from the beach and a shopping complex. Five minutes drive from the airport. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: I stated in Room 4. Very quiet. On the ground floor. Overlooking the swimming pool. Near the breakfast area.
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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Thank CoreneBloemfontein
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LisaRentzke, Manager at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2014

Hi Corene, thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your positive feedback and we are well pleased that you had such a great stay. We look forward to hosting you again when you re in PE.

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Reviewed March 26, 2014

Wesley is a star.Always smiling and always helpful.
We stayed two nights here this time.
At first was disappointed that we didnt have the family room but found we were in the house at the side and which we had to ourselves.
We had two rooms next to each other and to our amazement our own living/ dinning room and kitchen.
Breakfasts were lovely,cooked by Wesley.
My husband has stayed here on and off for many years whilst doing work in PE and since we have moved to SA have stayed a couple of times.
It is ideal as you can walk to the beach and resturants.
They have also been very kind in letting us stay later than check out so my husband can work and collect us in time for our flight.
A lovely stay and a lovely friendly dog.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
Thank Domby2013
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LisaRentzke, Manager at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2014

Thank you for your review of our guesthouse. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and that your lodgings were comfortable. It is always a pleasure to host your family here at First Avenue!

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

Lovely rooms, very comfortable beds, super showers, great service, delicious breakfasts and very friendly staff. Very secure, walking distance to the beach and Boardwalk restaurants. The only place to stay when visiting Port Elizabeth. Stayed here on several visits and will be returning soon.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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Thank Sally G
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LisaRentzke, Manager at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

Thank you Sally! We are very pleased that you are delighted with our establishment and we look forward to seeing you again when next you are in PE.

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Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

We stay here when on business and are always made feel welcome. Staff very friendly and helpfull. Rooms very clean and neat. Breakfast tasteful. Walking distance from casino and various restaurants. Thank you Denise, Lisa, Weston and staff!!

Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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LisaRentzke, Manager at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2014

Thank you Annelize! It was lovely to host you again and we look forward to seeing you soon when you are back in our friendly city.

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Reviewed February 14, 2014

Everything was just as great as the first time we stayed there.. Denise and Lisa are very helpful and welcoming ladies. Great service, comfy accommodation, beautiful garden and great pool! They even supplied us with an extra fan during the 'heat wave'. Walking distance to beach, restaurants, movies and the boardwalk.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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LisaRentzke, Manager at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2014

Hi Clive & Sally thank you very much for your review of our guesthouse. It was great to have you stay with us again! It was so hot when you were here with us, what a relief the pool was to all our guests :-) Kind regards the First Avenue team

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