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The Beach Hotel

Marine Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6000 South Africa
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The Beach Hotel is one Port Elizabeth's finest family hotels, situated on Port Elizabeth's magnificent beachfront, directly opposite Hobie Beach and next to the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Center. The Beach Hotel combines splendid service with quality accommodation, stylish cuisine and facilities for a perfect family holiday, business trip or relaxing getaway. The stunning four-star hotel offers homely comfort in its 58 spacious, en-suite bedrooms, some with stunning sea-views and others opening onto the tranquil courtyard. Guests are spoilt with choice, offering 3 onsite restaurants to suit everyone's palate. Enjoy a relaxing environment, sipping a cocktail white overlooking the ocean at The Verandah restaurant, or indulge in our famous buffets at The Crest. Resident foodies will love the fine dining cuisine at Ginger, voted one of the best restaurants in Port Elizabeth; it is definitely a must.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Valet parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Ironing service
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Ocean view
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Non-smoking rooms
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David M wrote a review Jan 2024
Chester, United Kingdom345 contributions172 helpful votes
Lovely hotel with excellent staff situated right opposite the ocean. Our room was large and airy and everything worked as it should. Breakfast was excellent and again staff were superb. Only negative part was the dinner. Out starter was over 45 minutes in coming and when we asked about it they brought the main course. Obviously an error somewhere. The food was ok not great.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 16 Jan 2024
Thank you for your positive feedback regarding our lovely hotel and excellent staff. We're thrilled you enjoyed your spacious room and the delightful breakfast. We sincerely apologise for the dinner mishap and the delay in serving your starter. This is not up to our standards, and we appreciate your understanding. Your comments will be shared with our teams for improvement. We value your feedback and hope to welcome you back for a flawless experience.
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TwoWinelovers wrote a review Jun 2022
Cape Town26 contributions1 helpful vote
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This was a return visit to the Beach Hotel. We liked our stay so much we extended it, nice sea facing room. Easy access to and great views over the beach and sea. The convenience of walking straight into the fabulous Ginger restaurant cannot be overstated!. My hotel of choice in Port Elizabeth.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from PE Hotel Group Port Elizabeth, Other at The Beach Hotel
Responded 27 Jun 2022
Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our hotel. Our entire Team enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. Take care! Warm Regards, The Beach Hotel Team
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Diane A wrote a review Jan 2024
36 contributions10 helpful votes
The reception and bar look lovely and that is where it ends. We had lunch and breakfast there m, it was ok. The outside needs a coat of paint and so does the inside. They showed us to our room. I then googled what we paid for and this was the basic room. Back to reception and we waited to another room was ready. It was more than double the size. It desperately needed painting and updating. Towels where well worn and furniture old. The terrace was broken with bits of tiles everywhere. The pool was dirty. The tiles broken and a sewage smell. There was lots of noise from the road and bars. There was nothing to do in the town we only stayed for the airport and that was a mistake. Avoid they have really let this get run down.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 16 Jan 2024
We would like to extend our sincerest apologies concerning your experience. We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest quality standards for our guests. We hope you will give us the opportunity to discuss this further with you. You can reach out to us on at info@thebeachhotel.co.za and one of our Managers will take care of you personally.
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Vivienne H wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel is a bit run down and noisy. Not as good as it used to be. The new mall next door brings excessive crowds of people to the area. WiFi didn’t work. On top of that the reception managed to mess up my airport transfer despite me checking twice with reception.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: The area is terrible for st least a week after new years.
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Responded 16 Jan 2024
We would like to extend our sincerest apologies concerning your experience. We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest quality standards for our guests. We hope you will give us the opportunity to discuss this further with you. You can reach out to us on at info@thebeachhotel.co.za and one of our Managers will take care of you personally.
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schamb178676 wrote a review Dec 2023
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
We enjoyed a lovely stay at the Beach Hotel for a weekend. It is a beautiful boutique hotel and our large room had an excellent view of the sea with a seating area by the window. The staff were friendly and provided excellent service, making us feel at home. We really enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 12 Dec 2023
Thank you for staying with us, we appreciate your feedback! Warm Regards, The Beach Hotel Team
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Cindy R wrote a review Oct 2023
Pretoria, South Africa128 contributions108 helpful votes
While on a road trip through the Eastern Cape our party of four enjoyed two nights at this very popular, well situated hotel with secure parking. Our rooms in the courtyard were spacious, clean and comfortable. The bathroom had a good size walk-in shower. The only downside was the washbasin which didn’t have hot running water. Within minutes of reporting the fault the manager on duty arrived to see what the problem was. Unfortunately it couldn’t be rectified during our stay and instead we were happy to boil the kettle for hot water. The hotel restaurant serves delicious buffet style dinners and breakfasts. The food is freshly prepared, very tasty and beautifully presented. There is a good selection of dishes to suit all appetites. I must add that the special pensioners discount was much appreciated! Friendly and helpful staff all around, a good vibe and reasonable rates made this an excellent experience.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 06 Nov 2023
Thank you for staying with us, we appreciate your feedback! Warm Regards, The Beach Hotel Team
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FlyingPenguin wrote a review Oct 2023
11 contributions3 helpful votes
The hotel has been a winner for my friends and family over the years but last night I was really disappointed. Walked into the reception area which is stunning and clean. But the receptionist did not even acknowledge there were guests walking into the hotel so we proceeded to the bar / lounge area. We were pleasantly greeted by a young female and older gentleman with a blue top guessing he was the manager. Super friendly to assist us to put 3 chairs together. There were a few tables about the lounge and outside but this is where my discomfort comes from. We had to sit for close on 7min to get the attention of someone to order a drink instead of the staff being pro active and being excited to get a table. There was no follow-up on the table until we called the waitress and asked her why the service was so slow and bad. She explained they were 2 students on the floor and the main waiter is off which questions why is the manager not assisting. We eventually got served and after raising our complaint we were looked after but none the less both the girls were super friendly and attentive. My other concern was there was another manager with a bunch of keys blue top, he was in and out of the lounge but not once did he come over and make conversation. His posture , him leaning on the rail and being chatty to the girls instead of the guests is what did it for me. I did not find it to be professional. Overall I love the hotel but there needs to be an implementation of some training in areas like this. I will be back but it was hard pill to swallow as I had my dad from out of town and his friend who really didn't enjoy it. This is not an attack but just more attention to detail on staff which makes or breaks the experience.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 23 Oct 2023
We would like to extend our sincerest apologies concerning your experience. We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest quality standards for our guests. We hope you will allow us to discuss this further with you. You can reach out to us at info@thebeachhotel.co.za and one of our Managers will take care of you personally.
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Kathy K wrote a review Sept 2023
loomis ca999 contributions428 helpful votes
We chose this hotel due to an early flight. Close to the airport and easy to get to. Rooms were spacious, modern, and clean. Strong Wi-Fi. 3 options for dining. We chose the more formal restaurant. Still very affordable and good food. We had a drink in the bar. Lovely server and hostess. Highly recommend for a one night stay.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 13 Oct 2023
Thank you for staying with us, we appreciate your feedback! Warm Regards, The Beach Hotel Team
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peter D wrote a review Aug 2023
Ghent, Belgium340 contributions97 helpful votes
Nice hotel , in front of the beach , good open parking space Clean room , different connected restaurants , the crest , the ginger … Adequate pool but limited nr of chairs Wifi was ok , bathroom ok , to enter no help for your luggage but ok Next to the beach mall
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 14 Aug 2023
Thank you for staying with us, we appreciate your feedback! Warm Regards, The Beach Hotel Team
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seangosling5 wrote a review Aug 2023
Parkham, United Kingdom13 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed two nights in this well positioned hotel. The overall appearance is of a tired once better establishment but it was more than adequate. Ginger restaurant is excellent and great value for money which is good as I would not recommend walking too far from the hotel at night, which is a sad indictment of SA generally at the moment particularly of the Eastern cape. Staff in the hotel were friendly and professional and our room was very clean with views across the main road to the sea.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 14 Aug 2023
Thank you for staying with us, we appreciate your feedback! Warm Regards, The Beach Hotel Team
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R 1,039 - R 2,287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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beach port elizabeth
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapePort ElizabethSummerstrand
NUMBER OF ROOMS
58
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Beach Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Beach Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World (0.2 km), Nu Metro Boardwalk (0.2 km), and Pollock Beach (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Beach Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Beach Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Beach Hotel?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Beach Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ginger The Restaurant, Barney's Tavern, and Hungry Peter.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Beach Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Beach Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Beach Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Beach Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Beach Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Beach Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.