Fifth Avenue Beach House

3 Fifth Avenue, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001 South Africa
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Room 3, Superior Double room
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Pool area view from the balcony at room 6
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4.5
#6 of 12 hotels in Summerstrand
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
Fifth Avenue Beach House is a MUST stay destination for business or leisure. Our friendly, experienced team have been keeping guests happy for over 2 decades now! Come fall in love with our location, our amazing tropical gardens, our large, peacefully appointed bedrooms and our deliciously prepared breakfasts. Come and spend a few days with us, relax next to one of our swimming pools, or take a stroll along one of the amazing beaches on our doorstep. You will not be disappointed.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Safe
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Charming
Mid-range
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Mobile735615 wrote a review Nov 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
During our trip to South Africa, we discovered the best accommodation that we had stayed in. The room was spacious, clean and offered great comfort. Its location was convenient as it was close to the beach and there were several good restaurants within walking distance. Anthea, the host, made every effort to ensure that our stay was as pleasant as possible.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Patricia E wrote a review Feb 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom96 contributions70 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
we stayed for a week to watch the 3rd Test match. Our greeting was lovely and set the scene for a lovely comfortable stay. The rooms , gardens and facilities were great. The staff were friendly and helpful. Nice breakfast. personal attention.
The only downside was the absence of a rail to aid one getting inand out of the pool.
Thank you for a lovely time
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from fifth_avenuebeach, Public Relations Manager at Fifth Avenue Beach House
Responded 06 Feb 2020
Hello Patricia and thank you for your review! So glad you had a pleasant stay and enjoyed the gardens and the breakfast. I will definitely chat to our team about a hand rail, that’s a great idea and an oversight by ourselves. I hope you managed to enjoy the swimming pool, you certainly had a great result with the cricket! Hope to welcome you in PE again. Thanks for staying.
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Jen wrote a review Jun 2020
Cobham, United Kingdom7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed one night. Stunning place with fabulous location. Few metres away from the beach promenade where I had an early morning run with the most magnificent sunrise. Very comfortable & spacious rooms.
Perfect night stay to break our long journey.
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Date of stay: July 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: It was perfect , two double rooms en-suite. It was on a first floor with stairs and set away from...
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Andre Myburgh wrote a review Feb 2024
Johannesburg, South Africa19 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I spend alot of time in Port Elizabeth , the Beach Hotel is the only place I will stay. The rooms are more than comfortable, and satisfy every need one could have. The reception staff are absolutely fantastic and could not go out of their way any more than they already do to make your stay even better. Nothing is too much trouble for them. Their cheery faces and happy smiles really make a difference when you're away from home for extended periods. Staying at the Beach Hotel could not be better defined other than a "home away from home."
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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nomad_from_the_north wrote a review Apr 2014
Cape Town51 contributions33 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Long stay. The lady who runs the place is a soft-spoken and nice lady. Sad she did not speak up, when her husband who never greeted me until one moment he shouted at me wildly in the streets in front of people and threatened me. Just because a chair broke under me, I did not get hurt luckily, but he was angry I told the staff and not me. Staff was so amazingly friendly and nice, warm people. The facilities are great, and pool nice. But unfortunately, have to give a very poor review when I get treated like that as a reliant paying customer. So it is not the staff I rate as poor service, but the treatment of the owner
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Date of stay: May 2013
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Gordon Ewing wrote a review Feb 2015
Yarpole, United Kingdom207 contributions238 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Our fifth stop on our Garden Route itinerary brought us to Fifth Avenue Beach House (see previous reviews of Blackheath Lodge, Akademie Boutique Hotel, Rosenhof Country House and Milkwood Manor). Located just off the sea front of Summerstrand this guest house is set in a suburban, wide avenue amongst other similar properties. Its secure gated grounds and rooms could be almost anywhere in the world as the décor and interior are rather bland and motel like. Apparently, the main clients in mid-week are business people and the accommodation appears to be geared towards this type of clientele.

We were very warmly welcomed by the delightful and diligent Renée, who showed us around the extensive building and small pool/gardens. We were given Room 4 which is very spacious with king size bed, large lounge area, shower and jacuzzi and a small balcony, over looking the road. There was air conditioning, two TV’s, a fridge and a microwave – so well equipped overall. Yet it lacked much – the décor and wardrobes were motel like, no bottled water was provided, the mini-safe was very small and wifi was chargeable – the first time on our tour that wifi was not included – even most motels now provide free wifi – even for business people. There is an honesty bar downstairs – quite common in South Africa and the enclosed garden/pool area was pleasant enough.

There are reasonable restaurants in relatively easy walking distance and we celebrated Valentine’s Evening at the nearby ‘De Kelder’ restaurant, which was recommended by Anthea (the owner) and was good overall – even if the décor was a bit bawdy.

Breakfast was a disappointment – the staff were approachable and efficient but the choice on the buffet was hardly extensive and an absolute ‘No, No’ for us – orange squash was provided instead of any fruit juice. Three bowls of cereals were the same ones in place the afternoon before – all cling filmed – when we had our tour of the house the previous day. Presumably, they had been there all day and night? The choice of fruit was limited, the yoghurts were cheap and cheerful, and the breakfast area was dark and a little cramped. The hot breakfast choice was not untypical and the poached eggs were perfect.

Other reviews are extremely positive and descriptions such as ‘The best B&B ever in the history of the universe,’ and ‘Outstanding’ make for interesting reading but the reality is somewhat different.
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Date of stay: February 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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janarie wrote a review Nov 2011
Doncaster, England15 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at this hotel for a month while doing voluntary work in a Port Elizabeth township. It was wonderful to come home after a hard day to Anthea's (owner) hospitality and personal service. Large, comfortable and spotless room with all amenities, huge bathroom with shower and bath, terrace outside the door overlooking the pool, big breakfast cooked to order and for four nights a week home cooked food in the restaurant, excellent inexpensive laundry service.
There is an 'honour' bar and many comfortable places to sit inside and out.
You are made to feel very much at home in this relaxed but stylish hotel. Located in the very smart and safe area of Summerstrand with beaches 5 minutes away.
Excellent room rates for what you get and difficult to fault.
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Date of stay: October 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: For the small amount extra to pay choose a superior room. They tend to be bigger and better...
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Ubucerius wrote a review Dec 2019
Wedemark, Germany127 contributions129 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This guesthouse really meets all expectations and is ideally situated close to the beach and many restaurants. I only stayed for three nights on a business trip, but my room had everything I needed, was super clean and the atmosphere in the whole hotel is very warm and friendly.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Roland v wrote a review Oct 2015
Herford, Germany43 contributions17 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an enjoyable stay. Large and well equipped room for us 4 with a large king size bed and two seperate beds for our Kids. New bathroom and a very friendly service. Excellent Location in a small and quit road very close to the beach and several Restaurants.
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Date of stay: October 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Wrinkleytraveller wrote a review Mar 2015
Cheshire, United Kingdom247 contributions109 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent three pleasant days at 5th Avenue Beach House this February. We were on a road trip and wanted to spend a few days with friends in the area. The rooms are spread amongst the gardens and two pools, where guests are welcome to spend all day. The bedrooms are adequate in size with good sized bedrooms.
Breakfast is a main event with the full choice and cooked to perfection.
All the staff are particularly helpful, we had quiet a lot of laundry when we arrived, it was done and dusted before we retired to bed the first night.
For a relaxing and laid back break in P E the 5th Ave. is hard to beat.
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Date of stay: February 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Answer from sibangol
East London, South Africa
I would to know if you be having a place for me from the 31-12-2016 to 03-01-2017 and if so. What's your fees?
Jen wrote a tip Jun 2020
Cobham, United Kingdom7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It was perfect , two double rooms en-suite. It was on a first floor with stairs and set away from main building."
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SureTravel24-7 wrote a tip Dec 2019
Boksburg, South Africa89 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They are all stunning whether in the main house or outside in the garden."
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Jasonzub wrote a tip Jul 2019
Zurich, Switzerland4 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are great - but I love being in the garden - its lovely and private!"
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henniek2016 wrote a tip Apr 2019
George, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very spacious bathrooms."
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ellie from Surrey wrote a tip Mar 2019
8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"all rooms have Wi fi"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,169 - R 1,495 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapePort ElizabethSummerstrand
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fifth Avenue Beach House
Which popular attractions are close to Fifth Avenue Beach House?
Nearby attractions include The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World (0.8 km), Nu Metro Boardwalk (0.6 km), and Pollock Beach (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fifth Avenue Beach House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Fifth Avenue Beach House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Fifth Avenue Beach House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Fifth Avenue Beach House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fifth Avenue Beach House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Charlies Pizza & Pasta Summerstrand, Ginger The Restaurant, and Something Good Roadhouse.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fifth Avenue Beach House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Fifth Avenue Beach House have airport transportation?
Yes, Fifth Avenue Beach House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Fifth Avenue Beach House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Summerstrand.
Does Fifth Avenue Beach House offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Fifth Avenue Beach House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial (6.5 km), Old Post Office Building (4.3 km), and The Prince Alfred's Guard Drill Hall (4.7 km).
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