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Lodge on Main Guest House and Conference Centre

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#18 of 124 guest houses in Port Elizabeth
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The stunning Four star Lodge on Main Guest House and Conference Centre in Walmer Port Elizabeth is the logical choice for your conference accommodation and function bookings and there are many reasons why- this intimate, beautifully decorated boutique hotel style guest house is also one of Port Elizabeth's first class, first choice function venue. The sincere passion and invested interest from the owners is visible in every detail, from thoughtful room additions down to antiques and collectibles. Just a few of these carefully thought out renovations include a stylish bar and function lounge, a more spacious dining area, a warm and welcoming reception lounge, further secure parking space, a wheelchair ramp and bathroom for conference delegates, with universal accessibility in mind. The modern conference venue can seat 15 in the boardroom and 30 in the main meeting room. Boardroom and meeting room are separated by shutter doors and when combined the venue is suitable for 45 delegates 'cinema style'. The meeting rooms are carpeted for warmth in winter and have air-conditioning for summer months. From the moment you enter the door you'll appreciate the warm welcome, friendly and professional staff, and during your stay you are sure to notice the attention to detail, personal touch and care taken to meet all your business or leisure travel needs and requirements. Right down to the sunblock curtaining with your ultimate sleeping comfort in mind. There are nine stylish bedrooms that have specifically been named after the breath-taking tree paintings featured in the room. All are equipped with flat screen tv's and individually controlled DSTV (hospitality bouquet channel selections,) tea and coffee stations and Nespresso machines, ceiling fans and bedside radio alarm clocks. Some rooms have private balconies while two overlook the picturesque back garden. Rooms 7 and 8 can be combined for a family or group of four and consists of 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, patio and a fully equipped kitchen onto cosy lounge/tv room. This family cottage can be booked on either a bed and breakfast or self-catering option and is absolutely ideal for long stays/short term rentals. (Regrettably not pet friendly). Please enquire for long stay special rates. The lodge is able to sleep 18 people in double and twin rooms. Come and indulge in the luxury of this magnificent establishment by booking your next cocktail party, year-end function, product launch, small intimate wedding, awards evenings, bridal or baby shower with us today and prepare to be impressed! The elegant and trendy new bar with heart-warming wood fireplace and function venue which flows onto an undercover patio overlooking lush gardens and rim flow pool which also happens to be weather protected by canvas drop-blinds will bedazzle you and your special guests at your next special occasion. Our guest house is also ideally located close to all main shopping centres, Walmer Country Club golf course, and health spas, and is surrounded by popular bistros, coffee shops, and restaurants with mouth-watering cuisine within walking distance. We look forward to adding you to our very own Lodge on Main special guests family tree!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Golf course
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
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Wifi
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Infinity pool
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Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
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Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa

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188 Main Road Walmer, Port Elizabeth 6070 South Africa
Lodge on Main Guest House and Conference Centre
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bdlamini85 wrote a review Feb 2024
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It is a lovely place, I will definitely come back. Staff members are friendly and professional. I loved food, the room was neat and the aesthetics of the lodge are of high standards. Great location!!!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Busisiwe M wrote a review Feb 2024
Pretoria6 contributions3 helpful votes
Cosy lodge on Main Road in Walmer. The excellent location was the biggest advantage for me. It's a stone's throw away from trendy restaurants/coffee shops The staff is also very friendly. In as much as it's a heritage building, I do think that the bathrooms are in need of a refurb. The fan that goes on when switching the bathroom light is also a bit too noisy. But overall, good value for money.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Gus9580 wrote a review Jan 2024
Cradock, South Africa1 contribution
I can highly recommend, had a lovely stay, friendly staff and great breakfast. The location is perfect, no need to travel far to go do shopping, eat out, etc. Also offer nice options to stay in and relax. Would definitely stay here again.
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janeenvanheerden wrote a review Oct 2023
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
I will never be able to stay anywhere else. This cosy, beautifully decorated and intimate guesthouse made me feel as if I was home. I even had a business and private meetings there as it was private enough. The bar area accommodated as nicely and the staff makes you feel at home. Won't go anywhere else on my future visits.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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bhoran949307 wrote a review Aug 2023
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Very nice hotel. Helpful staff and nice atmosphere. Recommended to business and family travellers. The kitchen facility between room 7 & 8 is very useful for a family visit. Thank you too the team at Lodge on Main.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 13 Oct 2023
Thank you for review, we appreciate it so much. Hope to welcome you again soon.
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rabiemarise wrote a review Jul 2023
De Doorns, South Africa1 contribution
Keep up the good standard!!! Will never stay anywhere else in PE!! I highly recommend this Guest house for people that I know need accomodation in PE. Can ask them anything - no matter how busy they are !!!!!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Eduardo wrote a review Jul 2023
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain10 contributions8 helpful votes
A nice hotel to pass a night before your flight. The rooms was very clean. You can park your car with security and they give you a remote control for garage are door. We can take the breakfast because or flight was too early
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Date of stay: July 2023
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DT E wrote a review Apr 2023
London, United Kingdom35 contributions15 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights and enjoyed our visit whilst on business in the area. Candy was a welcoming, friendly and helpful Host and we appreciated her professionalism. The ensuite room (Banyan) was spacious and comfortable with a good sized fridge and views to the front. Breakfast was part buffet with a menu to follow and the Team were friendly. The location is good, on Main Road, it is easy to find and very convenient, with local restaurants close by for evening dinner. Recommended!
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Date of stay: April 2023
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sylvainmenseau wrote a review Mar 2023
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ashamed poor water in the bathroom - the flow of water was so low that you can not take a shower- i do not recommend this place - the location is nearby of the airport but far from the sea or the beaches
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Responded 23 Mar 2023
Dear Sylvain, Although disappointed by your review, I am not surprised. When you complained about your room, it was IMMEDIATELY rectified and you were given a stiff drink for free for your discomfort. As with booking accommodation in any establishment, we recommend looking at the surrounds. If you wanted to be near the beach, perhaps you should not have booked in Walmer.
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lizellealberts wrote a review Feb 2023
George, South Africa1 contribution
For a 4-star facility one would not expect to get 1 ply toilet paper. The towels in my bathroom was also very old and even brownish in color - not white. Breakfast was superb thx. Staff could perhaps wear n neat uniform.
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Responded 14 Feb 2023
Dear Lizelle, Thank you for your feedback. Please note we have to use 1 ply toilet paper because of our 19th century plumbing- this is not something we chose on purpose. Our laundry was being coloured by the iron in our borehole water, and since your feedback we have replaced all linen and towels. Our staff work very hard and we believe their comfort is paramount- they wear jeans and a Lodge on Main golf shirt- this has never been called untidy, and we will not be changing this.
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R 860 - R 1,185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaEastern CapePort Elizabeth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lodge on Main Guest House and Conference Centre
Which popular attractions are close to Lodge on Main Guest House and Conference Centre?
Nearby attractions include Port Elizabeth Oratory (1.0 km) and Calm (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lodge on Main Guest House and Conference Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Lodge on Main Guest House and Conference Centre?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Lodge on Main Guest House and Conference Centre?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Lodge on Main Guest House and Conference Centre?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lodge on Main Guest House and Conference Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include Muse Restaurant, The Hacklewood Restaurant, and Brioche Food and Coffee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lodge on Main Guest House and Conference Centre?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Lodge on Main Guest House and Conference Centre have airport transportation?
Yes, Lodge on Main Guest House and Conference Centre offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lodge on Main Guest House and Conference Centre?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Lodge on Main Guest House and Conference Centre offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lodge on Main Guest House and Conference Centre?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.