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39 on Church

39 Church Road Walmer, Port Elizabeth 6070 South Africa
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#20 of 124 guest houses in Port Elizabeth
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At 39 on Church, you can expect a warm welcome and comfortable accommodation in a luxurious environment with friendly service and delicious food. Our aim is to provide you with everything you need for a productive and enjoyable trip to Port Elizabeth. We are conveniently located in the leafy suburb of Walmer, just 5 minutes from the airport and in close proximity to all areas of our beautiful city.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Tennis court
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
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Banquet room
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Non-smoking hotel
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4.0 of 5 stars
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infoO1341QA wrote a review Jan 2024
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We were attending a wedding in PE. Not being familiar with accommodation in the area, we followed the wedding website and unfortunately ended up at accommodation where we didn't feel safe. An hour before the wedding we quickly booked with 39 on Church. They accepted us with open arms despite our last minute booking. Our room was clean and extremely comfortable. It had everything we needed. The guesthouse is located in such a peaceful area that we had the first lie-in that we've had in years! The peace and the block-out curtains both contributed to our blissful, lazy state. We were served a delicious breakfast that morning. My only complaint is that we couldn't stay for longer!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Gary Bond wrote a review Sept 2023
New York City, New York6 contributions
My wife and I arrived a bit late in the evening and was welcomed by the on-duty manager, Daphne. Her friendly and helpful manner was much appreciated with a nice orientation to the hotel/guest house. The next morning we enjoyed a full breakfast and Daphne helped up with information on the area before we set out. Convenient secure parking and a safe location made our stay very nice. We will return to 39 Church on a future trip.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: Arrived during Load Shedding. Should have had a flashlight but all worked out nicely. Inside...
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Julia P wrote a review May 2023
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Webooked this place specifically because it was affiliated with "the plantation" where we were attending a wedding, partly because on the website it said that there is a shuttle service to and from the wedding venue. Upon arrival, the manager was very confused about this shuttle service and said she had no knowledge of this. There IS a "shuttle service" but one needs to organise and pay for it oneself and it was actually more expensive than an Uber (but not more comfortable). They also do their last tour at 11:30 pm while "the plantation" events run until midnight. It all seemed very much like false advertising to get people to stay in this otherwise very average guesthouse. In addition to the annoyance about this, I was - upon arrival with my 1-year-old- greeted with the following "oh did you book a cot for the baby? Because we only have one and it's booked for someone else" - I had noted clearly in my (many months in advance) booking that I was travelling with a toddler - it was not a problem for me but I did wonder why you would ask someone just to tell them that they can't have the cot? In addition to this I was later asked to help put the cot up for the other guest to use...
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Response from Sarah Dirsuwei, Owner at 39 on Church
Responded 02 Jun 2023
Thank you for your feedback and bringing these issues to our attention. We strive to delight each and every guest who stays with us and are very disappointed that you were not 100% happy. We have many Plantation wedding guests staying with us and offer a pre-booked shuttle service which we book at the time that our clients request. This is at an additional cost to the room rate as not everyone needs a shuttle and we would rather offer our guests the lowest rate possible than include the cost of a shuttle that is not needed. We offer a discounted rate to Plantation wedding guests. We have no record of a camp cot being requested with your booking. We have a second camp cot available on request, (from our other property). it is a pity that we were not notified as this could have been easily rectified. Thank you for assisting to put up the camp cot. As a mother it is wonderful to share your skills with our team who can sometimes battle with baby equipment that they do not use all the time.
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thornerobina wrote a review Mar 2023
Port Elizabeth, South Africa1 contribution
My wife and i went to relax. We got to do just that..relax relax relax...the environment is so peaceful. From our booking to booking out the hosts has been friendly,considerate and accomodating. The breakfast was delicious 😋 We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Responded 02 Jun 2023
Thanks so much for your positive feedback. We hope to host you again soon!
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Marthie M wrote a review Jan 2023
Stellenbosch, South Africa1 contribution
I attended a week-long workshop. The rooms and the conference facilities are great. the staff is friendly, and the facilities are clean, spacious and elegant. The atmosphere is restful. I hope to return.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 02 Jun 2023
Thanks for your positive feedback, we enjoyed hosting the writing retreat and hope to host you again soon!
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sputte602640 wrote a review Dec 2022
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Had a pleasant stay. The location is perfect and the rooms are clean, neat, and well equipped. Friendly and accommodating staff. The room has a private balcony area. Beautiful pool area to just relax and enjoy the day.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 02 Jan 2023
Thanks so much for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at 39 on Church and hope to see you back again sometime soon!
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Allister_11 wrote a review Dec 2022
Birmingham, United Kingdom9 contributions6 helpful votes
Excellent value for money, comfortable and clean accommodation in one of the best roads in Port Elizabeth - upmarket, tree lined road. The hosts are friendly and helpful, the bed comfy, the pool welcome for hot days, Aircon in the rooms is a bonus and breakfast is excellent. This accommodation is a hidden gem in Port Elizabeth and I had a fab stay.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 02 Jan 2023
Thanks so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you and host you and we hope to see you and your family again in the future.
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wikus741 wrote a review Dec 2022
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
What a pleasure to stay at this guesthouse!!!! Very friendly staff, Breakfast always on time fresh and always greeted with a warm Good Morning! Dinners made with care and always lovely! Will recommend this to anyone. Keep up the great work guys!!!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 02 Jan 2023
Thanks for the awesome review! We are happy you enjoyed your stay at 39 on Church and hope to host you again soon.
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A8178XBveronicaw wrote a review Nov 2022
East London, South Africa1 contribution
From arrival to departure, the service was excellent. Home away from Home feeling. The room was everything I could possibly need or want. Very quiet neighborhood. Traffic in the morning was easy to navigate around.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 02 Jan 2023
Thanks so much for your review. Our mission is to provide a home away from home for travelers and we are so happy to hear that you found 39 on Church just that!
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djager340619 wrote a review Sept 2022
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I really enjoyed the service received at 39 on Church. The cabin I slept in was seperate from the main house ensuring privacy. I felt very safe and had secure parking for my vehicle. I was welcomed warmly and checkout was very easy. I will definitely stay there again!
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,338 - R 1,376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapePort Elizabeth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about 39 on Church
Which popular attractions are close to 39 on Church?
Nearby attractions include Shamwari Private Game Reserve (0.5 km), SA Guided Tours - Day Tours (1.0 km), and Route 67 (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at 39 on Church?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at 39 on Church?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at 39 on Church?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at 39 on Church?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 39 on Church?
Conveniently located restaurants include SUKI Sushi & Asian Cuisine, Bocadillos Bakery and Restaurant, and The Hussar Grill Walmer.
Are there opportunities to exercise at 39 on Church?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at 39 on Church?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does 39 on Church offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to 39 on Church?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial (1.6 km), The Prince Alfred's Guard Drill Hall (3.1 km), and Old Post Office Building (3.4 km).
Is 39 on Church accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.