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Margate Place Guest House
Ranked #12 of 43 Summerstrand B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 24, 2013

I have been coming to Margate Place for the last 9 years and every year they not only meet our expectations but constantly exceed it. Cornell, Alex and staff is always friendly, willing to go the extra mile and whatever was promised is always delivered.

Thank you Cornell and Alex for once again making our stay memorable.

Lionel and Corné Higgo
Durbanville

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

It's like coming home. My 4th stay at Margate just confirm everything I already know. Everyone from Alex, Marilees and of course Cornell, do their best to make you feel comfortable and happy. The residential area is more than safe with close proximity to all amenities, the beach and the Boardwalk. Well appointed rooms with braai area available. Just love it!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Margate Place is a short walk from the wonderful Port Elizabeth beachfront. 10/10 for location and 10/10 if self-catering is what you're after. This four star establishment offers comfortable, well appointed rooms and is situated close to the nearby attractions of the Boardwalk Casino, the lovely walks along the water-front and the Port Elizabeth University.

One would have to dig deep if forced to find anything to criticise - if I had to find two things, these would be (a) that I found the pillows to be a little large and hard for my personal taste and (b) an added news channel (such as Skye, CNN or similar) on the limited DSTV channel choices would be an improvement.

Don't let this put you off however, this is merely a matter of personal preference. The owner and staff were attentive and polite - I highly recommend Margate Place for both business and leisure visitors. I booked through a website, www.staysa.co.za.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank omegacon
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

The staff was always very helpful, and if we had a request, they would do everything possible to fullfill it. A lovely place to be. Close to all services and the beach. Residential area is quiet and safe.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Casper S
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

If you are staying in the Port Elizabeth area this is the place to stay. This is our 3 visit and as always Margate Place offers excellent accommodation at a good price. Be sure to visit the De Kelder Restaurant at the end of road for your evening meal ( 5 mins walk, max. ) where you can enjoy great food and wine and your car is back in the secure compound at Margate Place. You will not be disappointed with anything at this location, with Alex looking after you.

Room Tip: All rooms are good, My tip, if they have a room available, BOOK IT !
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

As a tour company we have made use of Margate Place for many years, because you can always be sure of very good accommodation and excellent service. Our guests are always very happy to stay there. Cornell and the team always try to accommodate everyone's wishes.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
Thank AFLPE
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Margate_Place, Manager at Margate Place Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2013

Hello Amanda,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review.

We always look forward to your tour groups coming to visit us in the Friendly City. You always seem to bring the most kindly and interesting guests to our door. Even the staff have asked me a few times when the next group of "Nice Germans" will be coming!

Thank you for entrusting us with your guests' accommodation. We promise to keep taking great care of all of them!

Kind Regards,
Alex, Cornell and everyone here at Margate Place

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Reviewed December 12, 2012

I was very pleased with the room very comfortable and clean, Alex was very helpful as was
all the staff, easy walk to the beach, all services are close by, this property is very secure and safe also very close to airport and entertainment, i stayed for ten days and i was very happy and
comfortable.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Thank gary1944
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Additional Information about Margate Place Guest House

Address: 5 Margate Street, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Summerstrand
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Summerstrand
Price Range: $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Success proven by very high occupancy over 20 years! Stylish, private guest units. Secure parking. B&B or self catering. Rooms offer: En-suite bathrooms, kitchenettes, bar fridges, Free Wifi, DSTV, private entrances and BBQ areas! Very close to all beachfront amenities, 2 MINUTE walk to the Beach! Airport 10 min. Follow us on Instagram margateplace_guesthouse and check out our FACEBOOK page to view more photos... ... more   less 
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Margate Place Guest House Port Elizabeth/Summerstrand

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