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Belvedere Cottages & B&B
Ranked #33 of 238 Port Elizabeth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 November 2013

The cottages are clean and comfortable with cute furniture and they are self-contained with everything you would need for a stay in PE, complete with the best tour guide found in the host; Roy. Roy is a lovely person with a great heart. He took time out of his day to help us return our hire car to the airport and gave us a tour of PE with lots of helpful tips on the surrounding dining experience with a history of the area. Location is great as it is only a 10 min drive to the airport. Wish we had stayed for more than one night! Also the restaurant just down the road Fuisin serves great sushi.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank NickandBev
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BelvedereC, Owner at Belvedere Cottages & B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2013

Hi Nick & Bev,

What an enjoyable conversation!! I really enjoyed meeting you and it was a pleasure to host you in Port Elizabeth. Thank you for the kind review. May you have a wonderful Christmas.

Warm regards,

Roy

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Reviewed 15 November 2013

This accommodation is of very high quality. The host, Roy, is a very friendly person. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and really enjoyed my stay there. I will most definitely visit him again if my endeavors takes me to PE. The guest house is also very close to some very good dining!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Christiaan S
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BelvedereC, Owner at Belvedere Cottages & B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2013

Hi Christiaan,

What a lovely surprise to find your review this morning. It was great to meet you and yes, it will be wonderful to host you on your next trip to Port Elizabeth.

Thank you so much.

Kindest regards,

Roy

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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Very nice, quiet place, lovely furnitured with pretty garden (left house). very friendly and extraordinary helpful host. He did a sightseeing-tour with us and helped with my passport (possibly lost). He also gave us good tips, where to go around.

Room Tip: Try to get the lefthand house with the mainentrance (not the one with the garage).
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank flawless1971
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BelvedereC, Owner at Belvedere Cottages & B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2013

Hi Oliver,

It was really great to meet you both. I am so happy that you enjoyed the private game reserve safari too.
Thank you for the kind review.
We hope to see you back at Belvedere Cottages on your next visit to South Africa.

Warm regards,

Roy

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Reviewed 23 October 2013

It is pink Its fab As a seasoned B & B traveler this is the best well equipped accommodation I have ever come across The host Roy thank you for your hospitality and making our stay one of the best on our holiday We will be back You set a precedent to other establishments that we have stayed -all the best

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Johan M
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BelvedereC, Owner at Belvedere Cottages & B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2013

Hi Johan,

A lovely surprise to receive your kind review. THANK YOU!

We will visit you at "Die Smous" in Graaff Reinet soon.

Warm regards,

Roy

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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Going down on a business trip to Port Elizabeth area is already stressfull enough. The Cottage was like a little private haven after a long working day.
Love the garden, the decor, the history of the building and the way it was upgraded to cater for every need.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Jolanda P
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BelvedereC, Owner at Belvedere Cottages & B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2013

Hi Jolanda,

Thank you for coming to stay at Belvedere Cottage and writing a review.
I will hold thumbs to see you back one of these days.

Warm regards,

Roy

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Reviewed 19 September 2013

Stayed 2 nights before heading to Cape Town.
The cottages are delightful, they are in an area on Richmond hill that has a wealth of Victorian cottages . A nice area to stroll.
The cottage we were in is I think the smaller of the 2 and entered thru what seems to be the garage. The other cottage has a much nicer aspect and looks like a cottage.
The cottage has beautiful outdoor garden patio , a great spot to relax.
Very secure with alarm and window bars, something we find strange but the way it is in S Africa
The area is close to the city and around 15 minutes from the beach.
Very well furnished with antique pieces that complement the place and add to the ambience.
Quiet enough except for the barking dog next door that can be a nuisence .
The cottages have full kitchens , if you don't want to cook then there are about a dozen restaurants 10 minutes walk away.
Roy , the owner, is extremely helpful, picked us from the airport and is willing to help in any way he can, even taking guests on a tour of the city.
It would be nice if he lived on site but he is only a short distance away if needed.
All in all a really nice comfortable stay.

Room Tip: Maybe the cottage facing the street is larger.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank OskarandSunny
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BelvedereC, Owner at Belvedere Cottages & B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2013

My dear Peter & Aileen,

Thank you for your lovely email and subsequent review on Tripadvisor. It was a delight to meet you both and spend time with you showing you the sites of the city. What a pity that Aileen arrived not feeling well after Kruger Park. I hope she made a speedy recuperation at Belvedere Mews.

We would love to host you at Belvedere Cottage on your next visit. The cottage offers accommodation for 4 guests and is available at a slightly higher rate than the Mews.

Enjoy Cape Town.

Safe travels,

Roy & Zozo

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Reviewed 4 September 2013

My sister (visiting from England) and I stayed for 4 nights at the cottage. We were met on our arrival by Roy, the owner, who was extremely friendly and helpful, giving us a full rundown on the facilities and advice on what to do and see during our stay. The 2 bedroomed cottage is very comfortable and clean, serviced every day, and boasts a beautiful garden - an excellent place to sit outside and enjoy breakfast at the start of the day. For those who enjoy eating out there is a wide variety of excellent restaurants within easy walking distance, but the kitchen is fully equipped for those who prefer to eat in. Car parking is secure, and the cottage is conveniently located within easy driving distance of all the local attractions. I have no hesitation in recommending Belvedere cottages and certainly hope to be able to stay there again in the near future.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Neil G
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BelvedereC, Owner at Belvedere Cottages & B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2013

Dear Niel,

Not only was your response positive but it is heartwarming to note that you picked up on so many details regarding our accommodation and the eating and entertainment areas on our doorstep.

It was a very great pleasure to have your patronage and we most definately look forward to your return in the not too distant future.

Warm regards,

Roy

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Additional Information about Belvedere Cottages & B&B

Address: 15 Edward Street | Richmond Hill, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 238 B&Bs / Inns in Port Elizabeth
Price Range: £39 - £63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Belvedere Cottages & B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our accommodation is located on popular Richmond Hill and Park Drive, Port Elizabeth. We are literally around the corner from some of Port Elizabeth's best known facilities and attractions. The cottages are self catering and offer affordable luxury. FREE WIRELESS INTERNET. Stylishly appointed, both properties offer bedrooms with private bathrooms, and each cottage has its own fully equipped kitchen. The high standard of comfort appeals to all types of guests- from romantic honeymoon couples to corporate travellers & relocation, alike. ... more   less 
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