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First Avenue Guesthouse
Ranked #9 of 43 Summerstrand B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 January 2014

We had a lovely stay at First A venue. Staff was very polite and friendly. A big thank you to Denise and the night security guy( sorry I forgot his name.).

I will recommend First Avenue to family and friends and will definitely use it again. Warmest regards Sindi, Lili and Lunga:)

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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LisaRentzke, Manager at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2014

Thanks Sindi and family! We look forward to seeing you all when you are back in PE again.

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Reviewed 15 November 2013

We stayed in Port Elizabeth at the start of our journey on the Garden Route, and we found the perfect place to start our trip from, at the First Avenue Guest House. This was so much better than the impression the pictures give you. The rooms are very spacious and decent size bathrooms (with bath).

We opted for the bed and breakfast option and I would very much recommend it. The breakfast was very good and served by very helpful and attentive staff.

The secure off street parking was a good bonus as the streets around the guest house can get quite busy.

Location wise, you are close to restaurants and a very short walk from the beach.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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LisaRentzke, Manager at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor, we really appreciate your kind words and look forward to hosting you the next time you are in PE!

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Reviewed 15 November 2013

I would like to compliment Weston and Denise for their hospitality during my 2 week stay.
The rooms were clean and comfortable.
The breakfast serving is quick and delicious.
I had to change my booking during the my 2 week stay and Denise accommodated me without any problem.

The DSTV channels are very limited and changes daily. Would be nice if it can be the full package.

I think First Avenue is one of the most affordable accommodation in PE !!!

Keep up the good work

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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LisaRentzke, Manager at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2013

It was a pleasure hosting you Werner and we are very glad that First Avenue added to your great stay in PE!

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Reviewed 13 November 2013

First Avenue Guesthouse is excellent
The staff are superb and make you feel very welcome and cannot do enough to make your stay a great experience , it is ideally located close to all the restaurants and close to the beachfront
the FirstAvenue is in beautiful surroundings and the accomadation is first class
it was a lovely experience , Weston was the most helpful person during our stay we all enjoyed it Many Thanks to all the First Avenue staff for a wonderful stay

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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LisaRentzke, Manager at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2013

Hi Janice thank you for your pleasant comments! We thoroughly enjoyed having your group here with us for such a special occasion. We are very happy that we were able to give you a true South African experience for your visit to our beautiful country. Keep well and hope to see you all again soon!

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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Nicely located in summerstrand. Close to everything. On our trip to capetown a good stopover for two nights. Rooms clean, although some maintenance can be done here and there. Service a bit distant. Could be more personal. Too much on the 'casual-mode'.
Having said that the place is nice and well located and quiet though close to where the action is.
With a bit more attention the grades will definitely improve, which it deserves.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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LisaRentzke, Manager at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2013

Thank you for your review, we appreciate the feedback and will do our best to improve our services where we can.

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Reviewed 7 June 2013

First avenue is handy for the Boardwalk; eateries and Barney's Tavern!
Rooms are nice and I do like my favorite which Denise allocates if possible. It has a glimpse of the sea and a nice balcony.
Having a fridge and microwave is a bonus if eating in is needed when there is work to be done :(

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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LisaRentzke, Manager at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2013

Thank you for your lovely review. Yes, we find Barneys is very popular with many of our guests and an added bonus that it is within walking distance just across the road! The Boardwalk is also very conveniently located and has many wonderful restaurants and entertainment for guests visiting PE. We look forward to hosting you again, Denise and Lisa

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Reviewed 17 May 2013

First Avenue Guesthouse has a fantastic location, beautiful surroundings, and lovely accommodation. These are all very important factors but Denise and Lisa are absolutely wonderful. They were fantastic, professional and helpful right from the booking stage until we departed. They went above and beyond to ensure my guests were looked after. The rest of the staff were efficient, warm, friendly and courteous. We experienced a medical incident on site when "push come to shove" we were looked after beyond what one would imagine. Thank you for everything you did for my group, I look forward to experiencing your property again in the very near future!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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LisaRentzke, Owner at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2013

Thanks so much for your lovely comments!! It is guests like yourself and your group that make our jobs that much easier :-) We look forward to hosting you again in the near future!

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Additional Information about First Avenue Guesthouse

Address: 3 First Avenue | Port Elizabeth, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa (Formerly First Avenue Lodge)
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Summerstrand
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Summerstrand
Price Range: £64 - £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — First Avenue Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
First Avenue Guesthouse is located in the exclusive beachfront suburb of Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth and is the perfect destination for discerning business and leisure travellers. Accommodation is elegant and comfortable with each well-appointed room opening onto the swimming pool and beautiful secluded garden. Each room has its own private entrance and en-suite bathroom with secure off-street parking and all-night security is also provided to ensure the safety of our guests and their belongings.First Avenue Guesthouse offers 4-star boutique style accommodation and is very central in close proximity to main shopping areas, the business hub, sporting facilities and less than 100 metres from popular beaches. The Guesthouse is within easy walking distance of the Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment complex and many other beachfront restaurants. We pride ourselves with a friendly welcoming environment and offer great service and hospitality.Port Elizabeth is ideally situated on the Garden Route between Knysna and East London and the surrounding areas boast malaria-free private game lodges, the famous National Addo National Elephant Park and many other attractive tourist destinations. Port Elizabeth is also famously known as the water sport capital of Southern Africa, making First Avenue Guesthouse the ideal location for athletes competing in the many major sporting events in Port Elizabeth. ... more   less 
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