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The Boardwalk Hotel

Corner Lodge & Beach Road, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001 South Africa
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#3 of 13 hotels in Summerstrand
The Boardwalk Hotel, Convention Centre and Spa charmingly captures the grace and detail of Victorian architecture whilst incorporating every modern convenience. The result is a refreshing blend of refinement and urban vogue set against the azure backdrop of the Indian Ocean. Boasting 140 sea-facing guestrooms with an average room size of 39m², the hotel's unique variety of accommodation options satisfy every requirement and offer modern conveniences such as plasma screen TVs, luxurious beds, mini bars and bijou balconies. The 5 Star Boardwalk Hotel is the most exciting leisure attraction in the Eastern Cape, offering 24-hour entertainment and superior conference space.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Casino and Gambling
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Tracey C wrote a review Oct 2020
Pretoria, South Africa27 contributions4 helpful votes
We arrived at this beautiful hotel to find out most of the hotel was still closed and only the restaurant was open for breakfast. Untrained staff didn't know times of the hotel bars opening and closing, security delivering items to the room without waiting to be let in but just entering! Very disappointing stay and really this hotel should have stayed closed until they were ready to open with trained staff and 5 star facilites open.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Martin5192 wrote a review Mar 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom489 contributions137 helpful votes
Needed a 1 night hotel prior to flying back to UK early due to the virus.Booked on Hotels.com for a bargain price, on arrival was given a suite room which was magnificent. Large, roomy and comfortable. Large old style bath in a modern bathroom, what more could you want.Although hotel was empty staff where very helpful and friendly despite the fact it was closing down the next day. Breakfast was nice and plentiful with plenty of choice. Whats the best way of recommending a hotel...thats by going back again....which I most defiantly will. Management please pass on a thank you to your staff they deserve it. Please can I ask you recognise the friendly ,helpful and professionalism of Anele Muumbi he was great and a real credit to the hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: By the outside pool level 1
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Mark & Nikki L wrote a review Mar 2020
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom14 contributions6 helpful votes
Quite possibly the worst hotel we have stayed in. It’s a shame because the other hotels we stayed in on our 2 week break in South Africa were first class. Too many things to mention but I wanted to say how disappointed we were with; 1. Room service first night had to wait 1 hour for a snack. 2. The only hotel bar is smoking and smells like an ashtray. 3. Homeless people asleep in the gardens in the morning. 4. Decor of the hotel dates back to the 1990’s. And finally. 5. We asked for an extra 2 hours late checkout and the rude receptionist flatly said no and wanted to charge us the equivalent of an extra nights stay for the 2 hours. We kindly said no and she smiled at us!!! AVOID
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Susanne412 wrote a review Feb 2020
Sandton, South Africa1 420 contributions142 helpful votes
The hotel has a nice ambiance. The room and bathroom need a little more TLC (loose taps, no proper drainage on basin) but the public areas are great. The breakfast was not was I expected from a 5* Hotel. The variety was poor, the coffee was the worsed I had in 24years of travelling as a guide (on average 7 month a year). I asked twice for an Americano, which wasn't great either. The service was slow and unefficient. The staff was desinterested. The staff at reception was very good and friendly!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Hkgonzal wrote a review Feb 2020
35 contributions5 helpful votes
Our stay at The Boardwalk Hotel was just a few days with our daughter prior to our departure flight home and upon arrival we found our daughter required medical attention so a member of the staff named Buyelwa promptly arranged for a local doctor to come to the hotel. Buyelwa was extremely prompt and caring and asked how our daughter was feeling upon departure. The doctor was equally amazing!! Great service and attention! So kind, all of the staff. Anele helped us with our taxi’s to and from various locations around PE and was most helpful. The rooms were clean and roomy (couldn’t get robes sadly), with decent views of the blue-green Indian Ocean, good laundry service and In-room dining good, the breakfasts were a great selection (buffet) suitable for anyone. I wasn’t too happy about the boardwalk shopping and restaurant area as most things were closed down I believe due to the upcoming plans for rebuilding the area. It didn’t look run down however so it was decent to walk around, same with the beach area and for those with kids check out a beach restaurant (1mi from hotel) called “Somethings Good”. Great food and drinks and safe place to play for kids and it has a small cove for beach play too!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$136 - US$228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaEastern CapePort ElizabethSummerstrand
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Boardwalk Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Boardwalk Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World (0.1 km), Nu Metro Boardwalk (0.2 km), and Schoenmakerskop Beach (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Boardwalk Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at The Boardwalk Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Boardwalk Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Boardwalk Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Boardwalk Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ginger The Restaurant, Blue Waters Cafe, and Barney's Tavern.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Boardwalk Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Boardwalk Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Boardwalk Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Boardwalk Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Boardwalk Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.