Blue Bay BnB

Blue Bay BnB

53 Marine Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001 South Africa
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4.5
#11 of 12 hotels in Summerstrand
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
Blue Bay Bnb is a Cape Cod styled beach house boasting uninterrupted sea views from private balconies. Decorated in a contemporary style, the soothing sound of water enhances the tranquil atmosphere. All rooms are furnished with tea trays, satellite TV, electronic fans, heaters and free wi-fi. Breakfasts are enjoyed on the balcony.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Beach
Canoeing
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Diving
Golf course
Windsurfing
Fishing
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, Afrikaans

Location

53 Marine Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001 South Africa
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 44 out of 100
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Ayr77 wrote a review Feb 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a great time at Blue Bay. Fabulous views. Waves, ships and even dolphins. It’s across from the boardwalk, where people enjoy exercising. Walking, jogging and cycling. Large room. Spacious shower and bathroom. It’s within walking distance to restaurants too. Breakfast has all you need. Coffee, tea, fruit, croissants, muffins, as well as cooked food. Andy is an asset to this establishment. Efficient and very kind hearted. The only downside is that there is a bit of maintenance that needs to be taken care of in the house and the room but this does not affect the stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Zanoxolo Futshane wrote a review Jan 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very professional from the time of booking, it's a very convenient place. Andy always smiling and welcoming with good customer service. My room was facing the ocean and i had a wonderful, refreshing experience. Service was out of this world. I enjoyed the breakfast and I will definitely call again and refer other people who wants to visit PE.

Keep it up Andy, continue with a good service

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Zano
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from colinwd, Owner at Blue Bay BnB
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Dear Zano Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your review. I will certainly forward your compliments on to Andy and her staff. We look forward to being of service soon. Kind Regards Colin
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Dwaine D wrote a review Dec 2020
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The view to Blue Bay had excellent service with friendly staff and an amazing view of the ocean. The rooms were comfortable and clean. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to stay just outside the hustle and bustle of PE central.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Colin Whitehead, Owner at Blue Bay BnB
Responded 31 Dec 2020
Dear DwaineD9 We appreciate your patronage and kind words. I will be sure to convey your compliments on to Andi and staff. Have a great 2021. Kind Regards Colin
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Staveley-Stars wrote a review Mar 2020
Eversholt, United Kingdom
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
We were due to stay here for one night as part of our Garden Route tour.
We arrived to a nice lady who welcomed us and showed us to our room.

The room was directly off of the communal dining room which we found "odd".
On entering the room it smelt "musty". The carpet was gruby and matted, the cushions on the bed had mould on them, the panel heater was cracked and broken, the fridge housing was cracked/broken, the bedside lights had bare wires and the bathroom had very worn and dirty tiles/grouting.

The view from the balcony was lovely as opposite the ocean but this wasn't enough to make us stay. We left within 20 minutes and booked into a hotel just up the road.

I don't normally make negative reviews but I do not believe that the advertised pictures for this B&B reflect a true accurate picture.
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Date of stay: March 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Colin Whitehead, Owner at Blue Bay BnB
Responded 21 Mar 2020
Dear Staveley-Stars Thank you for your comments. Whilst your views contradict all the other positive reviews received, we wish to apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused and will conduct a thorough investigation as this is not the norm. Regards Colin
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Giyani wrote a review Sept 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Welcomed with a smile, stayed in a room facing the sea with great views. Breakfast was great with sea view facing. Walking distance to the beach and easy access to the airport. Great place, excellent service, big ups to Andy. Will definitely call again soon
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Colin Whitehead, Owner at Blue Bay BnB
Responded 15 Sept 2020
Dear giyanibs Thank you for your patronage and your comments. I will be sure to pass your compliments on to Andy. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind Regards Colin
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Elisha wrote a review Nov 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were on a writing retreat for a week. I was attracted by the photos on the website. Overall our stay was great. Thanks to Andi who went out of her way to ensure we had a great retreat week. Room was quiet overlooking the ocean which was awesome place to think and write. Always looked forward to breakfast as it was always nice. I will definitely visit again especially because of the kind hospitality of Andi.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Colin Whitehead, Owner at Blue Bay BnB
Responded 31 Dec 2020
Dear Love2travel2Africa Thank you for your comments. I will be sure to pass on the compliments to Andi, much appreciated. We wish you a great 2021. Kind Regards Colin
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francoisj271 wrote a review Oct 2018
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Room was small but had everything I needed. Very clean, modern, good location. Staff were helpful and efficient. Breakfast had some nice choices and I had the eggs Benedict. Checkin and out very efficient.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from colinwd, Owner at Blue Bay BnB
Responded 04 Oct 2018
Dear francoisj271 Thank you for your comments on TripAdvisor. We are pleased that you had a great experience and we will ensure that we pass your compliments on to the manager and staff concerned. Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to welcoming you back in the foreseeable future. Kind Regards Colin
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TomSchumi wrote a review Mar 2018
Philippines
3.0 of 5 bubbles
thank you for your great welcome, your service and your always wonderful smiles during my stay!
The room and as well the B & B should go under renovation. The location is great, just over the beach-road you can enjoy Summerstrand. The view from the room - small balcony to beach and sea is wonderful. Just the new neighbour is celebrating each day some party - even into middle of the night and has a dog, who is barking all time, when a pedestrian walked by . . . Also approx. 50 meters away there is a small-bus station, which do loud shoutings and activate their horns of their buses, when they start for a new tour . . .
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Date of stay: January 2018
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Straight_Forward wrote a review Mar 2018
Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed 3 nts in a seafront room.
All the comments about Celeste are true. She is definitely the most enthusiastic, energetic hostess we have ever encountered. Each day she enquired as to where we had been and what we planned to do. She has great listening skills and accurately directed us to suit our needs.
Highly professional and well organized. What a gem! She has a great relationship with the friendly staff. Fresh breakfast everyday - we know, because we saw her at the grocery store!

This place is booked up for a reason.
Location is lovely and safe.
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Date of stay: January 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Go for a Sea view, a little street noise but the view is wonderful.
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Response from colinwd, Owner at Blue Bay BnB
Responded 04 Mar 2018
Dear Straight_Forward Thank you for your comments. We are pleased that Celeste and staff exceeded your expectations. We will be sure to pass on your compliments. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards Colin
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Hills51 wrote a review May 2019
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On arrival at Blue Bay we were met by Andy who informed us that we had been upgraded. She took us to the room we had booked and then to our upgraded room which was so spacious and luxurious. We had a balcony overlooking the sea, an amazing bathroom and an extremely comfortable bed. Breakfast was good with a wide variety of options and the opportunity to sit on the balcony overlooking the sea while enjoying it.
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Date of stay: May 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from colinwd, Owner at Blue Bay BnB
Responded 21 May 2019
Dear Hills51 Thank you for the compliments which I will be sure to pass on to all concerned. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards Colin
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Answer from colinwd
eastern cape32 contributions22 helpful votes
Hi sdutla Very easy. On the beachfront in Summerstrand between Radison Blu and Summerstrand Inn.
sdutla asked a question May 2017
is it near the airport
Answer from colinwd
eastern cape32 contributions22 helpful votes
Call Celeste on 041 5037700
Karen Morgia wrote a tip Apr 2019
Kempton Park, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sea Views in Front"
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N1606SQkaren wrote a tip Apr 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on top have awesome a seaview with amazing sunrises"
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Ayr77 wrote a tip Mar 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa120 contributions150 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a room upstairs for a view"
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Straight_Forward wrote a tip Mar 2018
Canada228 contributions103 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go for a Sea view, a little street noise but the view is wonderful."
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TireloSam wrote a tip Jan 2018
Gaborone, Botswana22 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pick sea view rooms, they are the best!"
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PRICE RANGE
R 993 - R 1,336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Blu Be Guest Suites
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapePort ElizabethSummerstrand
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Bay BnB
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Bay BnB?
Nearby attractions include Boardwalk Summerstrand (0.1 km) and Piet Retief Monument (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Bay BnB?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Bay BnB?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Bay BnB?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Bay BnB?
Conveniently located restaurants include Charlies Pizza & Pasta Summerstrand, Something Good Roadhouse, and The Verandah Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blue Bay BnB?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Blue Bay BnB located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Summerstrand.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Blue Bay BnB?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Arabic, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Blue Bay BnB?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial (7.5 km), Old Post Office Building (5.4 km), and The Prince Alfred's Guard Drill Hall (5.8 km).
Does Blue Bay BnB have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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