I have been staying at the Paxton now for the last approximately 6/7 years on my business trips to Port Elizabeth. I'll summarize the good and the bad below:
-Great location - easy and quick access to both the town and beaches. Right next to a small shopping center and opposite the Virgin Active gym.
-Great view over the harbor.
-Big rooms, with all required facilities, incl ample power points, work space, etc.
-Good upgrade of the bathroom facilities (that was due!), including the new range of soaps. Much nicer.
-Friendly staff - to me this is one of the real plus points. There is no easier way to get rid of me than being unfriendly or surly.
-Good breakfast. Proper omelettes. Fantastic view of the sunrise if you are early enough.
-Quick and efficient check-in and check-out.
The not so good:
- The hotel still charges for Wi-Fi internet access in this day and age. Wi-Fi should be free (even if a daily limit is imposed, which is fine). Soon this will be a deal-breaker to tourists.
- The bathrooms have been renovated. Well done! - Next on the list - please refresh your room service menu. I have had to choose from that menu for years and it is becoming a bit long in the tooth...
All said, still my favorite hotel for my business trips. Thanks for the consistently good service over the years.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Paxton Hotel is situated in Port Elizabeth, affectionately known as the 'Friendly City' of South Africa.The hotel overlooks the harbour offering magnificent views ofAlgoa Bay.This beachfront hotel offers luxury accommodation for the discerning traveller and has very proudly won the AA Travel Awards for the 'Best Commercial Hotel' in South Africa, for four consecutive years. The Hotel is conveniently situated close to the airport, restaurants, gym, The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex and many beautiful beaches.We offer special packages for families, younger generations and online specials as well as value for money deals on weekend getaways. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paxton Hotel Port Elizabeth