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Garden Court Kings Beach
Ranked #5 of 33 Hotels in Port Elizabeth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 April 2013

We stayed at this stunning hotel for 4 nights over the Easter weekend. We were a rather large group of adults and youngsters. It is conveniently situated close to McDonalds, Nando's and the Spur. The weather was miserable so the adults did not go out much in the evening, but we were allowed to congregate in the foyer and restaurant area with our own snacks and drinks. The staff were very accommodating and very friendly. The rooms are beautiful and clean and breakfast was stunning. Will definitely go back there again.

Room Tip: Sea-facing rooms are stunning and the higher you go the better the view.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

My wife and I traveled to the Eastern Cape for a wedding and we stayed at the Garden Court for one night.

Situated right on the beach front near what was once the PE Oceanarium. We stayed on the top floor facing the ocean.

We had a wonderfull check in, front desk staff were all smiles. Apart from our key not working we had a great stay. Staff are very helpfull, rooms are in good shape and breakfast was also amazing.

Well done to all who made our stay a pleasant one!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

This grand 'ol dame of Port Elizabeth used to be called the President Hotel...in it's guise as a 'Garden Court' it offers guests modern and well appointed rooms with stunning views of the Algoa Bay.

The Garden Court Hotel is ideally located for walks along the beachfront and is close to the many restaurants on offer nearby. Try and get a sea facing room.

The rooms have two double beds, a shower/bath; safe; air conditioning. A lovely breakfast is served each morning and the staff were found to be very friendly and accommodating - highly recommended.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea facing room as high as possible.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

Lovely hotel with great views. Make sure you stay on the side with the sea views. Breakfasts are really great. Safe parking. Ask for a room with the aircon is working as they do seem to have a prob with the aircon.

Room Tip: Get sea facing the higher up the better. Also they do seem to have some air on trouble so check tha...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Loren S
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Anastachia D, Employee at Garden Court Kings Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2013

Dear Valued Guest

Thank you very much for your great reviews. We are extremely happy to hear that you have enjoued your stay at the hotel.

We look forward to your future visits.

Yours in hospitality
Anastachia De Koning

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Reviewed 17 January 2013

We stayed here in a 2x double bed room with 2 adults and 2 kids. The location was ideal for us, a block from the beach and with lots of restaurants nearby. There is a Spur connected to the hotel and a Nandos and gas station/store right next door. There are also a dozen other good dining options a short walk away. The walk along the beach is really terrific. There is a pretty nice new park and kids play area along the beach that was fun for the kids.

The room was typically small and a bit cramped for 4 but given it was one of the only available rooms in town that would cater for a family of 4 without requiring 2 separate rooms, we made do. I rated the room a bit lower because although we were 4 people the room was catered for 2 with only 2 cups, 2 towels, etc. We had to request more. There was also no hairdryer despite saying there was one. The drains on the tub/shower combo and sink were soooo slow that you ended up showering in a full bath by the time you were finished. The walls had chunks of plaster missing and the door didn't shut properly without an extra push.

The morning breakfast buffet that was included was great! Good variety and quality.

Room Tip: Great ocean view rooms for no additional cost if one is available.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay over @ this Hotel. It was unfortunately too short, because we just needed a place to sleep over as we were passing through PE, however GCKB, definitely made a big impression on my husband and I for all the right reasons! :-). Very efficient, friendly and professional staff to take care of our needs regardless the nature. Breakfast was brilliant! I loved the fact that despite the hotel not offering their own suppers, there was quite an array of other popular restaurants/take out places literally a stone throw away, which proved very useful. The bonus for us was that the Proteas were also staying over @ the Hotel @ the same time as us and we were fortunate enough to get photos with Graeme Smith, AB De Villiers and Hasheem Amla!!! Yeh!!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

This hotel is modern and tastefully decorated. It's neat and clean. Friendly reception staff will attend to all requested needs. Our room had a spectacular sea view. The room is tastefully decorated with a comfortable bed. The flatscreen television includes some DSTV channels. The bath-shower combination is fitted with a workable design, which is more comfortable than other hotels. There's a safe in the room. There 's some restaurants close to the hotel. The noise levels from these areas interferes in the rooms. The room windows can't open in full. The windows aren't clean, making it difficult appreciating the sea views. Breakfast is early and the variety caters for most, but it's more or less the same each day. The breakfast needs a daily variety. The hotel don't serve lunch, nor dinner, but you can order in from Spur downstairs. There's sufficient parking for all guests. The hotel is walking distance to the beach, sea, restaurants. This is one of the best hotels and I will highly recommend this hotel.

Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Garden Court Kings Beach

Address: La Roche Drive | Humewood, Port Elizabeth 6013, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Port Elizabeth
Price Range: £71 - £99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Garden Court Kings Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 280
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Port Elizabeth is a city that boasts leisure attractions and an active business centre. The Garden Court King's Beach hotel affords easy access to everything that this city has to offer. Within walking distance of the magnificent King's Beach Promenade, this affordable accommodation offering is the gateway to a world of fun. With 2km of white sand, a surfing spot, the MacArther's Baths and many other attractions, this Garden Court is an ideal leisure destination. Mike's Kitchen is opening at the hotel on 1 October. ... more   less 
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