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The Paralian

22 Seaview Terrace Quigney Beach, East London 5211 South Africa
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#34 of 72 guest houses in East London
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Magnificent 180 degree breaker view. 7 Very comfortable and spacious rooms. Extra attention to detail allows us to show our guests the hospitality they deserve.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Car park
Wifi
Shuttle bus service
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
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Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
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Refrigerator
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Family rooms
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English, Afrikaans

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22 Seaview Terrace Quigney Beach, East London 5211 South Africa
The Paralian
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Kim L wrote a review Sept 2023
12 contributions3 helpful votes
Average stay. Rooms are nice and breakfast is good. The area is dangerous with your typical abandoned buildings, vagrants and criminal elements throughout the area. There is no lunch or supper, which means that you have to order takeaways, or catch an Uber to take you out to a safer place. I won't be back.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Jo-Anne M wrote a review Apr 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
We stayed at this place for one night and absolutely hated each minute. This is the noisiest hotel in South Africa. The public drinking noise was amplified when the party moved inside the hotel, with no night management to manage the noise levels. The breakfast was subpar and they have absolutely no contingency for load shedding. How they advertise 4 stars is beyond me.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Avoid this hotel
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Samkeliso Nkwanyane wrote a review Jun 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa215 contributions46 helpful votes
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Stunning guest house with spectacular sea view. I like the fact that there's secure parking and the establishment is secure. Secure is great! Painless and quick check-in from professional management and staff. The entire establishment is very clean. I stayed in room 7 - stunning sea views (I literally felt like The Paralian!). I loved the breakfast as we as the fact that there is the Grazia Restaurant just down the road. Will definitely come back.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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yolandabvuma wrote a review Apr 2019
Mthatha, South Africa5 contributions1 helpful vote
I loved everything about this place from the spacious bedrooms to the delicious breakfast served everyday. Friendly staff willing to help you with a smile. Definetly a place I would visit again. Absolutely love the design of the hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Farid E wrote a review Apr 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa6 contributions2 helpful votes
We visited the Paralian as a result of a last minute decision to go somewhere for Easter. It’s not easy finding family-friendly accommodation on short notice that isn’t ‘quaint’ (looking like something that was already old in the eighties). If you want modern you often need to cough up for two rooms or get an apartment. The Paralian is just great - it’s new and slick and I loved the yellow, grey and white theme that is pervasive. The customer service is really, really good too. I wasn’t happy with the first room (downstairs, not enough light and not sea facing) and Eric went out of his way to address it with something better. I appreciated it - it’s all too often nowadays that people shrug their shoulders and say ‘sorry, I can’t help you further’...but he genuinely tried to see if there was another option. The room was cozy but clean and kids slept on the converting sofa with the sounds of the ocean in the background. The view from the balcony was spectacular. I had a cup of tea in the morning watching the sun come up over the ocean. The breakfast was properly good - you pick from some menu options and they serve it up with care. The coffee is genuine espresso too - not filter coffee that was brewed hours ago. They have secure parking and you sign for your remote. I didn’t get a chance to explore the neighborhood because it’s a short layover (and to be honest it starts looking a bit seedy two roads back from the beach...as is often the case in SA...but no reason to feel concerned and there were runners about). So, yes I would absolutely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone passing through or staying in East London.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Theo Jooste wrote a review Feb 2019
Edenvale, South Africa31 contributions42 helpful votes
Upon my first arrival at the Hotel - i was greeted with a smile match to none. Well done to the receptionist. I did not need to remind them of my extras on the booking, everything was on time and well prepared, Scrumptious breakfast, well done indeed, staff were also very friendly and accommodating, I will definitely stay here again and again.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Room Tip: Ask for a seafacing one.
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John Arv aka THE GREEK wrote a review Sept 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa41 contributions1 helpful vote
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Stayed for 3 nights during Tourism Month, September 2018 and World Tourism Day celebrations. Who knew you would get such a funky and awesome Guest House in EL. This place is awesome. Highly recommended. On my list of top Guest Houses I have ever stayed in. Friendly Staff, delicious breakfast, genuine German breakfast - wietwurst and homemade pretzel, fresh home made bread with your breakfast everyday. Rooms are outstanding, comfortable beds, sparkling clean,funky modern design and well appointed, crisp clean white linen. Truly a diamond in the rough,certainly unexpected in EL. puts some other guest houses I have stayed in the past to shame. Well done Eastern Cape for showing how it should be done. The staff are super friendly and helpful too. Fabulous stay, I’ll be back!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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18thabanin wrote a review Jun 2017
Centurion, South Africa31 contributions14 helpful votes
I had a fantastic time at The Paralian with my family. The manager was professional, warm and very friendly. The entire staff was great and they were fantastic with my children. The rooms were very clean. Top floor family room were 5 stars...with an ocean view from inside the room. You can smell the ocean and hear the waves hitting the shores. There was sufficient and secure space for the kids to play in the balcony. We enjoyed sunset in our balcony with glass of wine. On the extreme right, there is a lighthouse at a distance. Breakfast was amazing...i really enjoyed my birthday and stay at the paralian.
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,237 - R 1,408 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Castle House
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeEast London
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Paralian
Which popular attractions are close to The Paralian?
Nearby attractions include East London Aquarium (0.3 km), Avalon Market (0.6 km), and Orient Beach (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Paralian?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at The Paralian?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
Is parking available at The Paralian?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Paralian?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grazia Fine Food & Wine, Friesland Dairy Bar, and Windmill Roadhouse.
Does The Paralian have airport transportation?
Yes, The Paralian offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Paralian?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.