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22 Esplanade Street Quigney, East London 5201 South Africa
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#6 of 19 in East London
Premier Hotel Regent has spectacular ocean views and is located in South Africa's only river port city, East London. East London, also known as Buffalo City, lies at the heart of the Inyathi Buffalo route. Although it is one of South Africa's smaller cities, East London is filled with historical depth, a variety of cultures, beautiful people and sandy beaches. It is adjacent to one of these spectacular beaches that Premier Hotel Regent is poised. With magical views of the Indian Ocean, this pristine hotel is a mere 15 minute drive to East London's airport and in close proximity to the CBD and various shopping centers. The Premier Hotel Regent, a beachfront hotel in the river port city of East London, provides comfortable and luxurious accommodation for touring groups, business executives, and families alike. It is centrally located within five minutes' drive from major shopping, entertainment, and sports facilities and only 18 minutes from the airport. The Premier Hotel Regent offers excellent business and conference facilities where up to 800 delegates can be accommodated. It is the largest hotel conference venue in the Eastern Cape and ideal for both large and small functions including weddings, summits, and product launches. All the conference rooms are fitted with video and audio-visual equipment to ensure professional presentations. The Premier Hotel Regent takes care of all your accommodation needs with 175 rooms ranging from deluxe and family suites to double rooms with their own balconies for panoramic views, and studios which are ideal for touring groups.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Johan C wrote a review Feb 2022
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Staying at this hotel was a very bad experience…AC is situated in the lounge and turns itself off after just a few minutes; only ceiling fan in the room; no bar fridge in the rooms; telephone system not working; rooms not ready for check-in; bad neighborhood…stay away!!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Josh Banks wrote a review Jan 2022
Melbourne, Australia79 contributions37 helpful votes
Very unimpressed. Photos do not match at all. No wifi for the duration of our stay. Safe didn’t work and took 24 hours to fix. No tables and chairs as pictured, bar not open inside. Paint peeling off the walls and roof. View is amazing on the beachside and has good water pressure in the shower. Would not recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
Phillip M wrote a review May 2021
Randpark Ridge, South Africa71 contributions38 helpful votes
Over the past few years on my visits to East London, I would always stay at the Premier Hotel Regent, but this last stay will be my last. We booked 3 rooms for our three night stay. 2 x Superior Suite Twin Rooms and 1 x Double Room. One would think that asking for a Twin Room would automatically signal to the hotel that this room would be occupied by 2 people... why else ask for a twin room? For two nights of our stay we had to go back to reception because our key cards wouldn't work. For all three nights we had to call reception to ask for extra towels as housekeeping kept only leaving a single towel in the room... despite just cleaning the room and removing two. The amenities in the room are also only for single occupancy. One coffee... one bag of tea... one cup! This is ridiculous. The final morning of our stay two of our rooms had no hot water.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Christine S wrote a review Mar 2020
Kings Lynn115 contributions47 helpful votes
Location was good with a nice promenade for walking. The room was not exactly clean as you would expect. Attention to details not very good. Nothing much to do in the hotel, no pool. Breakfast was good. A car was in the car park one evening, after 11.00pm, with a very loud exhaust making all sorts of reving up noises. We rang te receiption as Im sure many guests did only to be told security would deal with it. It went on for an hour. Should have been dealt with earlier and quicker
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Elmaret Lang wrote a review Jan 2020
Paarl, South Africa13 contributions
Assistance with luggage a great help, but extremely slippery entrance steps in rain made my son & myself slip off steps - grave danger. Rooms were not prepared/cleaned & ready for entry after 2pm (closer to 4pm) in the afternoon. A pity after being on the road & planning to arrive on time for booking-in on specified times.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
Asanda wrote a review Nov 2019
6 contributions
Definitely going back there, everything was great, starting from the front desk staff they were all kind full of love felt like they knew me even though ❤️and their room was clean and spot less and the food was 👌
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled
Response from Yordanka N, Manager at Premier Hotel Regent
Responded 13 Nov 2019
Dear Asalollie, thank you for you feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and will be looking forward to welcome you back. Have a lovely day!
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Missnicolejordan wrote a review Oct 2019
Port elizabeth10 contributions1 helpful vote
Upon arrival, our room was not cleaned yet. There were dirty ash trays in the room. We had no towels at 17:15 even after we phoned reception twice there was still no towels. I had to dry myself with my clothes. The buffet was not to everyone's taste, poor food quality and not a big variety. No fridge in the room, no glasses just plastic ones for when you brush your teeth. The tv channels also didn't work and the remote had missing buttons needed to tune to tv.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
Des1963 wrote a review Jul 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa1704 contributions152 helpful votes
I've been staying in this hotel for business purposes for many years. The employees are very friendly and helpful, the food is good and the rooms are comfortable. The last time I stayed there, I got a beautiful suite. The view of the ocean is always welcome.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled
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maqsmaqs wrote a review May 2019
Cape Town Central, South Africa158 contributions97 helpful votes
Work group stayed here whilst travelling between East London and PE got there late in the evening as we had been travelling from cape town and also working in EL that day check in smooth. rooms though on the other hand like others had mentioned...very dark,dingy and dated i felt scared to sit on the couch in case i caught something and when i watsapp video called the family my wife was horrified with the room funny set up with separate lunge area with TV and separate bedroom strange thing unlike other hotels there was no TV in the bedroom what does one do when they want to watch some TV before retiring for the night??? we also popped down to the bar to get some drinks that evening and the bar area and seating reminded me of a fish and chip shop setting like we have back home in the UK and to top it it smelled terribly of food ..overwhelming even. not great next morning at breakfast you had to be in early as the hotel is bolted onto conference venue and there was at least 3 conference/meetings happening that day and so even though previous evening it seemed like a quiet hotel ..at breakfast it was swarming.. not ideal for peace and relaxation use this hotel if you need it for work or business and one nught at most !!
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
Monde S wrote a review Apr 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa307 contributions66 helpful votes
A well located hotel by the sea. Insist on getting a sea facing room, otherwise you have a courtyard or back view which is a pity. Avoid this hotel if there are big conferences as it is situated at the International Convention Centre. Rooms are spacious, though a bit traditional & staff is friendly.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Request a sea facing room
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US$92 - US$116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Premier Hotel Regent
Which popular attractions are close to Premier Hotel Regent?
Nearby attractions include East London Aquarium (0.2 km), Avalon Market (0.6 km), and Orient Beach (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Premier Hotel Regent?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Premier Hotel Regent?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Premier Hotel Regent?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Premier Hotel Regent?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Premier Hotel Regent?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grazia Fine Food & Wine, Windmill Roadhouse, and Friesland Dairy Bar.
Does Premier Hotel Regent have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Premier Hotel Regent offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Premier Hotel Regent have airport transportation?
Yes, Premier Hotel Regent offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Premier Hotel Regent?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Premier Hotel Regent offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.