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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Manor 38

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Manor 38
Ranked #3 of 43 Summerstrand B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Munich, Germany
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35 reviews
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“Nice place but...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

Manor 38 is a nice place to stay. It is modern and clean. The swimming pool is also nice.
The staff is also friendly.
I just think that in the year 2012 in such a modern place, you should have free internet. The price of the internet was outrageous comparing that in all the other places we got always free internet. The room price is also not that low that justifies saving a few bucks with the internet.
Another not so good point, is that our room was on the ground floor, so the people that entered Manor 38, or were in the indoor patio, could see everything into our room, except if we close the curtains completely. But by doing that, than your room is not so nice because you do not see any natural light...

Port Elizabeth was a bit disappointing, but Manor 38 is a good place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

My husband and I stayed here for 1 night on our way to safari at Kwandwe. The guest house was located in what appeared to be a pretty upscale part of town. There were lots of big houses around, and there seemed to be lots of other guest houses in the area. Manor 38 looked really nice from the outside, and the inside was very well decorated. We were welcomed by the owner, Wendy, who was really nice and friendly. We were also introduced to Christopher who was the main housekeeper. He was amazing and always very polite and helpful.

There guesthouse was quite large and had an outdoor pool, which we didn't get a chance to use. The overall decor was modern African and felt very homey. Our room was on the second floor. We were in Executive Suite #1 and what a huge room it was!

There was a separate shower and bathtub. The guesthouse provided candles next to the bathtub as well as bath salts if so inclined to use the tub, which was a nice touch. Everything was in excellent condition and very clean.

Breakfast was not included in the rate, but it was reasonable at 80 rand (USD 10) per person. The food was really good and excellent quality. It started with real fruit juices, coffee/tea, a fruit cup and muesli (granola) with yogurt. The granola was so good! Very crunchy and slightly sweetened. We loved the breakfast here!

Overall we enjoyed our one night stay here, and highly recommend this place if you come to Port Elizabeth.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

The beds are too comfortable and the 5 head shower takes the cake!

  • Stayed March 2012
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manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

we stayed at Manor 38 for three nights and wish we had booked longer.From the moment we arrived Chris made us feel welcome,as he did all through the holiday,and Wendy,well,a nicer person you could not meet,she made sure all our needs were met,booked us three wonderful restaurants and you knew that she gave 100 percent of herself to the job and loved it.
The guest house is five minutes walk from the front promanade with some beautiful beaches.Every room is differant,we had the African loft room,wow it was beautiful.The breakfasts were beautifully served and a really nice start to the day.
Abig well one to Wendy and her team,a wonderful place to stay and will definately be on my list for our next stay in PE.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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London UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

Arrived for a one night stay quite early to be greeted by Wendy and immediately offered tea while our rooms were prepared.
A well maintained lovely property in an up market part of PE yet only 10 mins. from the airport.
We had rooms 1 and 2 upstairs, large comfortable rooms with luxury bathrooms and very comfortable beds.
Wendy booked a good restaurant for us in the evening and we enjoyed a relaxing last day in S. Africa before flying home.
We would be hard pressed to find a better hotel.
Rob cooked a great breakfast + of course the usual fresh fruit and tea or coffee and toasts.
Finally Manor 38 does look as good as the photos.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

From the moment my husband and I arrived we were treated very professionally by Wendy and Chris. The decor and facilities were exceptional. Chris prepared a delicious breakfast and although he was extremely busy he was still able to attend to departing guests needs. I think it is a wonderful place for young singles or newly marrieds to spend some time. For the purpose it is in the heart of downtown Port Elizabeth. We wanted to play golf and both Wendy and Chris went out of their way to help us with tee times. It definitely gets the thumbs up from me.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

Nice looking place , but the Lady of the manor made us feel like we were visiting a posh old aunty who you feel didn't like little children even though we are 40 year olds. So would say not for us , but for a more older group 60+.

Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Manor 38
Address: 38 Brighton Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Summerstrand
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Summerstrand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Manor 38 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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