Trennerys Hotel

Trennerys Hotel

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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Family vacations are not complete without a stay at the award winning Trennerys Hotel! The scenic splendour of the rugged Wild Coast makes this the perfect destination for family holidays, romantic getaways, team builds, conferences, weddings, honeymoons or just the wild at heart – a place that abounds with the peace and tranquillity of paradise… Situated at Qolora Mouth, on the Wild Coast, just a short drive north of East London, the hotel still maintains its old-world charm and its unique, South African hospitality. Set in idyllic Transkei surroundings, views from the hotel range from the stunning Wild Coast beaches to the green and lush, tropical vegetation. Close to the beach and with plenty to do – from hiking and cycling, to fishing and canoeing – Trennerys Hotel is everybody’s first-choice, affordable family getaway.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Tennis court
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Fishing
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans

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Qolora Mouth, Seagulls 5214 South Africa
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Roger J wrote a review Jan 2020
Winchester, United Kingdom19 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Trennerys has a great, isolated location on a gorgeous, quiet stretch of beach. Seagulls hotel is an easy walk to the south, and to the north you need to pass some rocks to really make progress (our flip flops weren’t up to that task), we loved having the beach to ourselves. The tour up the river and to the waterfalls is beautiful and we highly recommend it!

Our accommodation was fairly rustic. Comfortable enough, but not luxurious. The bathroom floor seemed a bit sticky, but otherwise the room was clean. We found it unusual that we were allowed to drive to our room and just park on the grass outside, but it did mean we didn’t have to carry our bags very far! Would be good to update from instant coffee in the rooms.

Trennerys kitchen can do some great food. Our experience was that the lunch was the best meal of the day. Breakfasts were good, although we thought could offer more options, especially better coffee! Whilst filter coffee was available, it wasn’t to my liking. For dinner, there were 3 courses with 2 options each, which although good, I would have preferred to be able to order from the lunch menu (which could perhaps be extended with some evening only options?). Wine list was good (although some out of stock in early December was disappointing) and corkage seemed very reasonable (which if we had known earlier...)

I’d highly recommend Trennerys for a great break. Bring your own coffee (and maybe wine), and some hiking shoes, and you’re set up for a fantastic, relaxing break!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Leighmy, Director of Sales at Trennerys Hotel
Responded 09 Feb 2020
Thank you Roger for the 4 star rating , we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us at our Hotel on the Wild Coast, please come back soon and bring your friends and family. Please don't forget to follow us on our Facebook and Instagram pages for all our specials, promotions and events. Best regards the Trennerys team
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bridgetikin2021 wrote a review Aug 2021
East London, South Africa1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
An overall, fabulous experience right from the Pont ride at Kei Mouth to the friendly smiles at reception and continuing right through the entire weekend.

Kids are fully catered for with a mini disco (lights and smoke machine!!) on the Saturday night and loads of activities for the kids during the day! Mom and Dad were really able to RELAX and feel secure in the knowledge that the kiddos were being well looked after/entertained. The fact that the hotel employs local "bead" ladies to teach the kids the skills, is highly impressive too!

The food... Oh gosh, the food! Every ounce of goodness - like little fairies, dancing on your tongue!
Be sure to give Wong a holler at the bar area - no task is too big to ensure you are hydrated ;)

Tick this Transkei beauty spot of your bucket list!! And don't forget to get your memory stick from Richard at the entrance to the beach!

Love x
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Leigh Rohroff, Marketing at Trennerys Hotel
Responded 08 Nov 2021
Thank you Bridget for the 4 star rating , we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us at our Hotel on the Wild Coast, and that you loved our food and vibes etc. Please come back soon and bring your friends and family. Please don't forget to follow us on our Facebook and Instagram pages for all our specials, promotions and events. Best regards the Trennerys team
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purps2005 wrote a review Dec 2023
East London, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent service!
Amazing staff!
Top notch management!
and let me not get started on the Food....

We made a day trip to check out some spots for our next holiday.
We announced ourselves as a party of 7 at the gate and they had a big poster up clearly showing up to when day visitors will be accepted. Luckily for us it was still within the dates provided.

From there we went to order our drinks and kids were allowed to use the pool.
After spending about 2 hours there we went for a walk along the beach and up to Seagulls where we were welcome to spill our money to the cash register buying drinks and food but not use any facilities (review for the pathetic experience at Seagulls can be seen by checking my profile)

After our bad experience at Seagulls we returned to Trennerys and whilst checking the menu, realized that the prices are alot lower than Seagulls
We ended up spending the rest of the day at Trennerys and went home utterly exhausted after all the fun we had there.

The meals were absolutely divine.

Their Cajun Chicken Prawn Salad is a definite MUST HAVE and their crumbed mushrooms was sooooo nice.
It took me about 30min to decide what I want to order as everything on their menu looks good.
Each plate looks like attention to detail was very important in making the meal.
Everything looked as good as it tasted.
The kiddies menu pizza was so nice that the adults all promised they are ordering that the next time we go there.

Kids and parents all loved it there.

The staff treated all patrons with the highest respect and friendliness and even some of the noisier patrons were treated politely
They clearly understand that customer service is what keeps your business running smoothly.

I will definitely recommend Trennerys to anyone and everyone, I havent been inside their cottages but what I could see is stunning
They also have campsites available
This place is a true gem and I will be going back here regularly

Keep up the good management and to all the staff that dealt with all of us I give a big thumbs up, you all were truly awesome.
Everyone was smiling and you can see its not fake act smiles, you can see that everyone enjoys what they do.
Even the ladies that cleared the tables from the empty plates and glasses, they greeted you first and asked you "how you are doing" which is alot more than most places.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: There's sunny and shaded seating around the pool so its perfect. Very clean and neat. Excellent...
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Response from Joanne Macdonald, Owner at Trennerys Hotel
Responded 01 Jan 2024
Dear Guest, We thank you for your great review, and we are thrilled to hear that you had an awesome time at Trennerys. We hope to welcome you back at Trennerys Hotel soon! Warm Regards from the Trennerys Management and Staff.
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tvlcarrental wrote a review Sept 2020
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Hello, the stay at Trennerys was awesome. The food was good, I guess the lockdown regulations bring about many restrictions in terms of variety in the menu.

I would like you to fix your beds. They are comfortable but are making a lot of squeaky noise when sleeping. The DSTV channel issue in the lounges also need your attention. Each lounge needs to have its own independent Dstv so that when people want to change channels in one lounge, it doesn't affect the other TV set. It creates a source of conflict among your guests.
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Date of stay: September 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Leigh Rohroff, General Manager at Trennerys Hotel
Responded 24 Jan 2021
Dear Guest Thank you for the 3 star rating , we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us at our Hotel on the Wild Coast, we have noted your comments and take them seriously as we try to improve all the time and our customers comfort is of the highest importance to us. Please come back soon and bring your friends and family. Please don't forget to follow us on our Facebook and Instagram pages for all our specials, promotions and events. Best regards the Trennerys team
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brian a wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Guests are made to feel so welcome, nothing is a problem. Great food which never runs out. Comfortable stay all around. The beach is long and sandy and a great place to walk in the morning or evening.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Leigh Rohroff, General Manager at Trennerys Hotel
Responded 14 Mar 2020
Dear Brian Thank you for the amazing 5 star review , we are thrilled that you loved your stay at Trennerys Hotel, the food, the vibe, the beaches and the adventure , please follow our FB page for updates on our promotions and specials, we would love to welcome you back very soon. we are so glad you got to experience the wonderful wild coast hospitality with your family. Best regards The Trennerys family
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TrevorBurchell wrote a review Dec 2021
Pretoria, South Africa385 contributions120 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I have read the common response when people have mentioned value for money (which gets the response of, try us again), and when people mention maintenance, it will be looked at.

I have stayed at numerous hotels around the world, and for the price per night, I could stay at fantastic locations for the same or less money. Crawford’s, which is around 50km down the beach is a similar price, but the experience and quality is 10 times better.

The hotel really needs some TLC and upgrades, it is dated and maintenance is a problem (in my view), our window was rotted through. You could not sleep properly as the springs are coming through the mattress, the coffee station could be improved, furniture is old, towels should be replaced, and generally most things need an update.

The food is basic and could also be improved to provide a better experience, selection does not cater for foods you might not eat). To me the best meal was the lunch menu (you could order from the bar), but then I still got a stale bread roll for my prego (sorry, but to me these are the basics and are so easy to deal with in the hospitality industry).

The two positive things where the staff friendliness / attitude and the location.

In closing, the answer to the common “cut and paste response”, that the hotel send out on these reviews, is no I would not be looking at the special prices or giving the place another try (price is excessive for what you get), we would also not be recommending it to other people. I really was expecting much higher from the resort, and felt even more upset to see the lack of value in the offering we received.
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Date of stay: December 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Leigh Rohroff, Marketing at Trennerys Hotel
Responded 03 Feb 2022
Dear Trevor Thank you for your time taken to write a review for us. We are sad that you did not enjoy your stay with us and found it lacking. We really do try to give a 5 star service at all times. We have noted your comments and concerns and we do not take them lightly. We endeavour to give our guests the very best service and relaxing holiday. We wish you and your family a blessed 2022 stay safe. Best regards the Trennerys team
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Karel S wrote a review Feb 2020
Cookham, United Kingdom38 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The best thing were breakfasts - self service with choices of warm and cold food (= cereal, fruit, jams). And the super coffee machine accessible all the time with a range of hot and tasty coffee like espresso, americano, latte etc.

Then the staff, especially the receptionists Judy and Juanita and our chambermaid Leena

The disappointments were: the distance from the sea!! Having previously been to the Morgan Bay Hotel and Kob Inn where you see and hear the Indian Ocean at close quarters, here you are far away. The beach walks are ok, although not great. Another weak point is the swimming pool! Looks a fair size on photos but in reality is very small and very shallow...
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Date of stay: January 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Leigh Rohroff, General Manager at Trennerys Hotel
Responded 14 Mar 2020
Thank you Karel for the 3 star rating , we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us at our Hotel on the Wild Coast, we have noted your comments and are pleased that you loved our food, service , staff and coffee. We hoe that you will come back soon and bring your friends and family. Please don't forget to follow us on our Facebook and Instagram pages for all our specials, promotions and events. Best regards the Trennerys team
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Niel wrote a review Nov 2020
Haga Haga, South Africa140 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I spent a night at the hotel with friends. The seafood dinner was simply delectable. A wide range of seafood delights was on offer including fresh oysters which were in abundance. The buffet was well presented, and the food was prepared to perfection. The breakfast buffet with all the usual on offer was also good. We found management and staff very friendly and helpful. On the negative side… We did not particularly enjoy the staff singing around our table while we were still eating and them having placed their tip basket on our dining table was also not appreciated. This, however, did not significantly detract from our experience which was otherwise most enjoyable. Our accommodation was rudimentary but clean and comfortable and very reasonably priced. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Leigh Rohroff, General Manager at Trennerys Hotel
Responded 24 Jan 2021
Dear Appie Thank you for the amazing 4 star rating , we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and your seafood extravaganza with us at our Hotel on the Wild Coast, Please note that we have read and taken note of your comments, at all times we strive to be the best and hold our customers and their comfort in very high regard. Please come back soon and bring your friends and family. Please don't forget to follow us on our Facebook and Instagram pages for all our specials, promotions and events. Best regards the Trennerys team
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T_Fell_Olivier1 wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We went on holiday with our 2 year old, and we were disappointed with our overall stay. Food was good & staff were friendly but that's where it ends. PLEASE spend some money and upgrade your children facilities, the jungle gym, the trampoline.. all of it - rusted & old! Not safe for a 2 year old. Kiddies room felt dirty and all the toys were broken. Our room didn't have a small balcony like all of the rest, our toilet was leaking, stunk like urine in our bathroom and we also didn't get a bath - I specifically booked a room WITH a bath. We checked out early and still had to pay the full amount. We dont like to complain, so would rather just say what i have to say in this manner. We just wont return.
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Date of stay: December 2019
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Leigh Rohroff, General Manager at Trennerys Hotel
Responded 14 Mar 2020
Dear Guest We are so sorry to hear that you had some concerns about your stay with us at Trennerys. We try to at all times give of our very best, keep high standards and maintain all equipment. We are so happy that you enjoyed our food and that our staff looked after you. Please do come again, possibly in a different category of room. Please watch our FB page for up coming promotions and specials. Best regards The Trennerys Team
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Doug S wrote a review Feb 2020
Bushman's River Mouth, South Africa16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our short time was a superb break from our own hospitality establishment. comfortable and adequately equipped room, good table, and superb attention to additional requests-friends flew in for breakfast one morning and between Mark and Sherwin, the airstrip was mowed and prepared.
Thanks to all the staff
Doug and Stella
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Leigh Rohroff, General Manager at Trennerys Hotel
Responded 14 Mar 2020
Thank you Doug for the 4 star rating , we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us at our Hotel on the Wild Coast, please come back soon and bring your friends and family. Please don't forget to follow us on our Facebook and Instagram pages for all our specials, promotions and events. Best regards the Trennerys team
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JanaLuca asked a question Dec 2023
Pretoria, South Africa5 contributions8 helpful votes
Hi, is there a shop at the hotel? If yes, what is typically sold at the shop?
Answer from Joanne M
Mthatha, South Africa1 contribution
Good Day, Yes we have a little shop where we sell fishing bait and basic necessities like toothpaste, soap, ice and fire wood. At our bar we also sell chocolates, biltong, peanuts and chips. Warm Regards The Trennerys team.
Xolani asked a question Nov 2021
Berea, South Africa39 contributions9 helpful votes
Hi, is Trennerys accessible by a Sedan?
Answer from MolyS31
Nottingham Road, South Africa1 contribution
Yes from East London side, not Durban side
Answer from Leighmy
Port Elizabeth, South Africa10 contributions9 helpful votes
Unfortunately not without a licence
COS80919 asked a question Nov 2018
Cape Town, South Africa196 contributions40 helpful votes
Are there flights available from East Londen to Trennerys?
Answer from 592corrie
Port Elizabeth, South Africa1 contribution
Hi There is a grass landing strip close to the hotel for either a helicopter or small plane. More for private use I would assume but maybe you can arrange with the hotel should you wish to charter.
COS80919 asked a question Nov 2018
Cape Town, South Africa196 contributions40 helpful votes
Are there flights available from East Londen to Trennerys?
Answer from Djgrove
Port Elizabeth, South Africa32 contributions7 helpful votes
We went across the river ferry in Kei River which was an amazing experience - roads on the other side are good to Trennery's. We were although in a 4x4
Sherpa23005015696 wrote a tip Jan 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Their is nothing we could add as all was excellent"
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purps2005 wrote a tip Dec 2023
East London, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There's sunny and shaded seating around the pool so its perfect. Very clean and neat. Excellent staff and management"
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stmalone wrote a tip Dec 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa53 contributions116 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms 1 and 2 looked nice. Some rooms are immediately adjacent to the restaurant/bar/pool area, while others are farther away."
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Amy M wrote a tip Dec 2019
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed in Unit 16 and enjoyed it very much"
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Farrarmere wrote a tip Jan 2019
Somerset West, South Africa102 contributions25 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room loocation varies greatly. Talk to the Management on booking."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,768 - R 1,824 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeSeagulls
NUMBER OF ROOMS
34
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Frequently Asked Questions about Trennerys Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Trennerys Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kei Mouth Motorcycle Museum (7.1 km), Kidds Beach (6.9 km), and Cape Morgan Lighthouse (7.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Trennerys Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Trennerys Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Trennerys Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Trennerys Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Trennerys Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Seagulls.
Does Trennerys Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Is Trennerys Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.