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Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth
Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Summerstrand
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Nothing great - high price for what you get.”
Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Friday night stay, won't do it in this hotel again!
Got in late to the sound of a night club coming from either the boardwalk or the beach front. That combined with the noise of the traffic a couple of meters away didn't make for a good nights sleep.

Positives:
Great big bath towels
Really nice shower
Huge room with couch

Negative:
My usual bugbear - No free wifi (15 min only). At these room rates this should be included!!

No ice machine near room, had to walk to the laundry to get ice, what's that about.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Thanks for your review - sorry you experienced some negatives; we will certainly bear them in mind.
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Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

While the hotel is situated in a perfect spot right across the road from the beach, the rooms are very dated in decor and for what you pay would expect a bit more for your money. No minibar. No room service. Basically nothing special. I have stayed here regularly but have now found a new place that is better value for money and its a boutique hotel with all the extra trimmings.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
We're glad you like our location, but not so glad about your other comments which we will definitely reflect upon.
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Port Elizabeth
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Getting any drink of choice along with a cold and warm snack as a welcome was really a positive surprise after spending the afternoon at Addo Elephant Park. Rooms are spacious but don't offer anything spectacular, although the early birds will be rewarded with a beautiful sunrise view from the balcony. Short transfer time to the airport and walking distance to the Boardwalk centre are the greatest assets. Downside is, you have to go out and back in to have your breakfast in the restaurant.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thank you for your comments about our hotel, the good and the not so good.
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Trondheim, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Classy place with probably the best location in Port Elizabeth. Close to the beach and the main sites in town, but at the same time not in a crowded district.

Everything was kllen and nice, and the service was great. Seaview rooms has a nice view. The hotel is very close to the airport, which is nice. We were a bit afraid that there might be a lot of noise from the airport, but there was none.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Leicester
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68 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Brilliant location, next to the boardwalk and close to all restauarnts and a great beach.

Pool outside overlooking the ocean, always very clean.

Courtesy bar between 5pm and 7pm very handy.

Overall relaxed hotel and a great base to explore Port Elisabeth

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
Thanks for your comments - we are so glad you enjoyed your stay - we hope to welcome you back to the ""Friendly City very soon!
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2013

The location of the hotel is excellent, and is walking distance from the beach, resturants and the boardwalk casino area. The rooms are spacious and clean, excellent bathroom facilities and excellent view from the room, as we stayed on the 3rd floor. Would however prefer more comfortable seating on the balcony. The kichenette in the room was very convenient and having the basics was great. Will definitely stay here again, staff are friendly and helpful. The complimentary 17:00 - 19:00 drinks and snacks time was a great idea for relaxing and enjoying the hotel view overlooking the beach.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2012

The location of the hotel is very good - close to the airport, opposite the beach, close to restaurants, right next to the casino. Rooms were clean and spacious. Only slight negative is the very busy road in front of the hotel, but noise cannot be heard with doors closed at night, so no problems sleeping. Staff were great, especially Andile who went out of his way to help us. Lusanda and Morgan were great too, all staff were great to be honest! Very good experience.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth

Property: Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth
Address: 1 Lodge Road Cnr Beach Roads, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6013, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Summerstrand
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Summerstrand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth 4*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth is situated on Marine Drive in the Boardwalk Casino and Resort complex, directly opposite the famed Humewood International Beach of the Eastern Cape. The hotel consists of 91 suites and studios some with sea facing views. Situated 8 minutes from the CBD and 5 minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport. ... more   less 
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