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Summer Blue Guest House

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11 Harvey Street, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001 South Africa
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#1 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Summerstrand
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Summer Blue is a four star rated guest house in the residential area of Summerstrand comprising two spacious family rooms and three well appointed double rooms and is suitable for both tourists and business travellers. Guests can relax around the pool, enjoy the beautiful gardens or relax in the rooms with WiFi and satellite television. Summerstrand is a quite suburb close to the vibrant beach front and bay with wonderful swimming beaches and spectacular views. Popular activities besides swimming include fishing, surfing, kite-surfing, stand-up boarding, spearfishing, snorkelling and scuba diving. There are also numerous restaurants, pubs, shops, markets, casino, Humewood Golf Club and the Nelson Mandela University nearby
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Airport transportation
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Non-smoking hotel
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Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Picnic area
Sun terrace
Ironing service
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Desk
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Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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speedsister wrote a review Oct 2018
Fareham, United Kingdom725 contributions147 helpful votes
We stayed with Bill & Nooks for 2 nights in September at the end of our garden route trip and had a fantastic stay! When we arrived Nooks showed us to our room and on the way I said how much I was looking forward to a bath. She said the room we were in didn't have one but we could switch rooms if we would like to as we were the first people to check in for the day. She then showed us two of the other rooms and we selected a lovely room with garden views with an enormous bath - heaven! Nooks did explain that our room had a connecting door to the room next to it and that there would be someone in there that night but hopefully as it was just one person we wouldn't be bothered by the noise and we assured her that was fine. Well it turns out that the single person in that room could not have been noisier if they tried - tv really loud, phone conversations at 5.40am! The following morning at breakfast Nooks and Bill were mortified and said they would have a word with the guest which is all we could ask for! Breakfast was great - we didn't have cooked breakfast (our choice) but there was a good array of cereal, toast, fruit and yogurt to choose from which was perfect. So, the upshot is - we loved this guest house and the hosts were so accommodating and really friendly and helpful but the guests not so much lol! We chose the room and Nooks did explain about the door so in no way is there any criticism levelled at Blue Sky just maybe a gentle forewarning to check if you are in one of the garden rooms whether you might have noisy neighbours! Next time we are in Port Elizabeth we will definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: September 2018
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PauloFigueiredo wrote a review Sep 2018
Lisbon District, Portugal40 contributions5 helpful votes
Being an Hotelier by profession in the 5 star resorts industry and having the chance to Work in some of the biggest hotel chains in the world you kind of get yourself used on High Level of service, I can say that staying at Summerblue Guest House as been by far on of the best experiences I have ever had in my Life. Bill & Nooks McLachlan become much more than friends as they take care of their guests not as guests but as real close family. I had the chance to be in PE South Africa for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships and preparing for a demanding race and most specially being almost 13000km away from home in a new country dealing with all the logistics of a competition with pre and post race trainings, setting up gear, getting to know the area, adjusting to food and climate in just a few days it is very difficult and can easily jeopardize your race day after long hours and days of a more than 6 months training, Bill and Nooks made our life incredible easy, from picking us up at the airport, Bill took us for training waited and looked after our gear, showed us the roads, took us to the supermarket so we could get our own specific food, made us dinner on the day prior to the race, prepared our specific race day food, facilitated the garage to set and keep our bikes, dried our cloths after the wet race, and when we decided walking to the race buffet there was this big rain coming and suddenly Nooks just appeared as if she would know where we were and took us of the rain. To rapp up all this support Bill took time from is own knowing the purpose of our visit and the total lack of time to make any sightseeing Bill decided that we would not come out from Porth Elizabeth without a beautiful safari tour truth one beautiful Game lodges. This experience happened with us but I sure it will happen with most of the guests at the Summerblue guest house, showing why it stands out in first place it is really simple, Bill & Nooks are just the most friendliest person I have had the chance to encounter, I am really happy life and Ironman as got that in my way. I really hope I can credit you back all you have than for us. Very Cleaned, great breakfast, friedliest service, great beds great sleep! Best Regards
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Matt H wrote a review Apr 2018
Sydney, Australia24 contributions20 helpful votes
We stayed at Summer Blue with a group of 14 so we occupied the whole guest house. We simply couldn’t have been happier with our stay. Bill, Nooks and Lulu were incredibly warm, friendly and accommodating and even cooked us breakfast in the mornings at a small charge. There were lots of different spaces to sit in (indoor lounge, outdoor lounge and table, garden) so you could spread out a bit and the pool was a really nice bonus. It was just perfect for us. Thank you Bill, Nooks and Lulu! Miss your smiling faces! :)
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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tessaclark wrote a review Apr 2018
Melbourne, Australia15 contributions4 helpful votes
We LOVED staying at summer Blue with our big group of friends. We booked out all the rooms as we were in PE for a friend’s wedding that we came all the way from Australia for. Bill and Nooks were the most wonderful hosts who were so attentive to our every need. Delicious breakfast every morning with whatever we wanted. The decor in the rooms and in the common spaces was lovely and so much nicer than in the photos. Lounging by the pool was glorious! We had so much privacy, and best of all the area felt so safe and the safety features of Summer Blue really put us at ease! We would recommend it to anyone.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 15 Apr 2018
Tessa and friends were the perfect guests. They blessed SummerBlue with their young energy and obviously knew how to enjoy themselves while respecting the environment. they will always be welcome at Summer Blue Guest House.
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Lena-Marie B wrote a review Jan 2018
Port Elizabeth, South Africa3 contributions
My father, my brother and I needed a place to stay on short notice, after I have been notified to start working in PE on the 2nd of January. Luckily Summer Blue had a room available and was willing to help change the room to accommodate 3 people. The breakfast each morning was amazing! The company was great and the owners gave a lot of tips of the great spots in and around PE. Would definitely return to Summer Blue!
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
US$63 - US$80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapePort ElizabethSummerstrand
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Summer Blue Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Summer Blue Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Shamwari Private Game Reserve (5.7 km), Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (4.9 km), and Cape Recife Nature Reserve (7.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Summer Blue Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Summer Blue Guest House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Summer Blue Guest House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Summer Blue Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Summer Blue Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Muse Restaurant, Backstreet Grill, and Sticky Fingers Wood fire Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Summer Blue Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Summer Blue Guest House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Summer Blue Guest House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Summer Blue Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Summer Blue Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial (5.6 km), Old Post Office Building (3.9 km), and Holy Trinity Anglican Church (4.5 km).