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Bright on 5th Guesthouse

23 Brighton Drive Corner of Brighton Drive and 5th Avenue, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001 South Africa
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Newly established 4 Star, guest house in the heart of the Summerstrand beachfront. Luxury suites are elegantly decorated offering: kitchenette, desk/seating area and bathroom with expansive shower and bath. Luxurious linen on extra long king/twin beds. Perfectly situated, in very close proximity to Airport, blue flag beach, links golf course and Nelson Mandela University campuses and within walking distance to Boardwalk Conference and Entertainment Centre. Our hearty breakfasts are served in the breakfast room or veranda overlooking the garden and pool area.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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4.0 of 5 stars
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English, French, Afrikaans
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Trail18012110578 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Accommodation is pristine - hosts are very gracious, unfortunately, I was not well and the hosts were accommodating. Will back highly recommend it - location ideal for the airport. and shops nearby. Rooms were spotless and the beds were comfortable
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Date of stay: February 2024
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tereeza wrote a review Jul 2023
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Staying at Bright on 5th was a real delight. Mary and Chris are the perfect hosts. They are warm and welcoming but do not encroach on your privacy. The room is more like a suite and is large and very comfortable. I could not enjoy breakfast due to an early start daily, but my delicious packed breakfast awaited me on time every morning. It is often the small gestures that make the experience perfect, for example, the warm water bottle to help with the chilled nights, the gown left in my room on my second stay, and the 'let us know when you arrive safely' because travelling in the dark and rain concerned them. As I mentioned, they do not encroach on your privacy, but they show that they care when it is needed. I highly recommend Bright on 5th for any business traveller who wants comfort, cleanliness, hospitality, convenience, privacy, security and a good night's sleep - it is truly a home away from home. I look forward to my third stay with Mary and Chris.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Mark H wrote a review Mar 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa13 contributions18 helpful votes
My 2nd visit to this home from home and over and above the exceptional welcome, superb rooms, showers , breakfast extradinaire, Mary and Chris then went even beyond what one expects by printing and scanning docs which I needed done urgently- not once but twice with no charge or hesitation. Furthermore as I had been once Mary asked when I booked if I would like to have a bottle of wine in the fridge- really this is service beyond the norm but then when I advised that I had a 7 am webinar and would not make breakfast, a tray of muffins and yoghurt arrived to place in my fridge for the morning. It’s honestly become my joyful place in PE- absolutely superb- you won’t be sorry, try it!!!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Room Tip: Just give it a try- you won’t be sorry
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Lionel J wrote a review Mar 2023
Marseille, France2 contributions
Great experience. Warm welcome from Mary & Chris who care for their guests. Excellent location, close to everything (beach, Ironman race start, shopping mall, running along the coast….). Nice & quiet!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Room Tip: Very well located for the Ironman athletes vs start line ;-)
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derek525 wrote a review Mar 2023
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This was our second stay at Bright on 5th and, as was the case last time, we had a fantastic weekend. Mary & Chris went out of their way to make a plan to accommodate us and make us feel welcome, with nothing being too much trouble. The location of the guesthouse is perfect, with beaches & shops in walking distance, and with easy access to the promenade. Will definitely be back.
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Navigate39247450054 wrote a review Jan 2023
Had a great stay with my friends. Mary and Chris are such great host's, they made us felt like we are family and not guests. The room, the pool area everything is just perfect for a relaxation break.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mark H wrote a review Nov 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa13 contributions18 helpful votes
From the time I arrived, I felt as if I was at home. Mary and Chris offer a luxury stay with a large room in a serene setting along with a top class breakfast. So peaceful that one feels as if you’re on holiday not on a business trip. I highly recommend it to discerning travellers who require comfort, quiet and security
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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140danielle wrote a review Nov 2022
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
Had such a wonderful stay! The rooms are just so well decorated and homely. Slept so well. Such caring and wonderful hosts. Will definitely be back.... it was only a block away from the sea and in easy access to the main shopping mall.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Mary de Villiers, General Manager at Bright on 5th Guesthouse
Responded 04 Nov 2022
Hi Danielle It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and we sincerely hope to see you again. We are particularly proud that you liked our decor:) We truly appreciate the positive feedback, thank you!
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Jeanne L wrote a review Oct 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa22 contributions2 helpful votes
Bright on 5th is a little oasis of calm. Tranquil garden, spacious rooms and gorgous bathrooms. Impeccably clean and well appointed. 5 star beautiful breakfast and a super friendly and helpful hosts make this the only option in town.
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Response from Mary de Villiers, General Manager at Bright on 5th Guesthouse
Responded 04 Nov 2022
Hi Jeanne, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay here and hope to have the privilege of hosting you again. Thank you so much for taking the time to review our guest house, your observations are immensely appreciated!
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Susan M wrote a review Jun 2022
Uitenhage, South Africa2 contributions
Thank you to our super friendly hosts Mary and Chris for a wonderful stay at Bright on 5th Guesthouse.Our accommodation was elegant and the decor very stylish. Spotlessly clean and well equipped for our catering needs. Loved the king size bed, super comfy, beautiful linen, and towels were fabulously fluffy. Situated in a wonderful garden where one felt safe and relaxed. A beautiful upmarket place perfectly situated in a quiet neighborhood, near the beach and the Boardwalk. Highly recommended... definitely will stay there again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mary de Villiers, General Manager at Bright on 5th Guesthouse
Responded 15 Jun 2022
Thank you S and P, it was lovely hosting you. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this awesome review and we are appreciative of all the positive feedback.
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,854 - R 1,911 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bright on 5th Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Bright on 5th Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World (0.7 km), Nu Metro Boardwalk (0.6 km), and Nu Metro Walmer Park (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bright on 5th Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Bright on 5th Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bright on 5th Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bright on 5th Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Charlies Pizza & Pasta Summerstrand, Ginger The Restaurant, and Something Good Roadhouse.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bright on 5th Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Bright on 5th Guesthouse have airport transportation?
Yes, Bright on 5th Guesthouse offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bright on 5th Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Bright on 5th Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial (6.4 km), Old Post Office Building (4.3 km), and The Prince Alfred's Guard Drill Hall (4.7 km).
Is Bright on 5th Guesthouse accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.