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City Lodge Hotel Port Elizabeth
Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Summerstrand
Certificate of Excellence
Durban, South Africa
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46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Poor in PE”
Reviewed 11 January 2013 via mobile

Reception was top class. The rooms clean and well appointed. The breakfast poor and disappointing.
Should I have to ask for butter, salt and pepper to be told" it's on your table", argue that it was not, only to have a surely face deliver me my butter, salt and pepper. Tragically the other diners had non either.
Who is managing the breakfast room?

  • Stayed January 2013
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2012

I went up on business on two occasions and i thought i must make mention of my stay at the City Lodge Hotel. When i walked in i found it to be neat and modern. approaching the reception, i was greeted by very friendly staff who went out of their way to help me. in no time i was given my key card and directed to my room. on entering my room i found it to be compact, with a fresh smell and very clean. the double bed was comfortable and they had coffee and tea in the room. they also have DSTV satellite television, which was a bonus. only Breakfast is served and is reasonable in selection. if you want dinner and lunch, the Broad Walk complex is just up the road< about five minute walk. A pleasant stay by all accounts.

Room Tip: Front Facing rooms if possible, but if you staying for business any room is good
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Bruges, Belgium
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2012

I have stayed there for one night during a quick visit.

The location is very nice near the beach. The surroundings are aslo save and close to an area with lots of shops and restaurants.

Breakfast was realy good and the staff very friendly.

Rooms were spacious but unfortunally not overlooking the seaview. But all what you want was present in the room.

Overall good experience and I will be back !

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Thank huguesheylen
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Midrand
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2012

Just the place to stay when visiting the Friendly City. After all, the best time to visit PE is between March & June. Best service received from City Lodge management & staff. Rooms were perfect & clean & very comfortable. Breakfast was super & a big variety. Walking distance to all close attractions, and the SUPER BEACH!! I recommend PE & City Lodge for a super Holiday.

Room Tip: Choose non smoking with sea view. Super!!
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2012

We stayed here as a stopover before getting our car and driving west on the Garden Route. The hotel lobby was nice and appeared recently renovated. The rooms were basic but clean and had a separate tub and shower. Location is right on the beach, close to the airport, and made for an easy drive to leave town the next morning. We decided to spend some time in the lobby planning our next few days and were well taken care of by the staff. We'd decided not to select from the hotel menu but rather order pizza. The restaurant staff brought us napkins and plates unexpectedly. I have never experienced something like this is any hotel and was extremely impressed. The breakfast was very good with tons of choice hot and cold. If in PE again I would definitely stay here and will be looking at their other properties in SA for future travel in other locations.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cape town, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2012

I have been traveling to Port Elizabeth for many years and normally stayed at the City Lodge Beach Road. I guess for a chain hotel group it is probably the standard to offer. The hotel is about 10 minutes away from Port Elizabeth air port. The rooms are average with a very peculiar color scheme ( see photo attached ) It is close to most restaurants but all of them close at 10 pm. Room service is available from some of the restaurants in the area, but all orders need to be placed before 930 pm I am told. The hotel is situated on the beach front with a casino in walking distance from the hotel. During the renovations of the casino complex, no shuttle service will be available. The breakfast is good, but expensive. You will have more value for money having breakfast elsewhere. A new hotel has opened next to the city lodge and will definately be my next choice.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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South Africa
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2011

Comfortable, well-located business hotel - ideal for my requirements

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Thank Infindibulator
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Additional Information about City Lodge Hotel Port Elizabeth

Property: City Lodge Hotel Port Elizabeth
Address: Cnr Beach and Lodge Roads | P O Box 13352, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6013, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Summerstrand
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Summerstrand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — City Lodge Hotel Port Elizabeth 3*
Number of rooms: 147
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel has a swimming pool for those hot summer days as well as a fitness room and a small meeting room for guest use. It is across the road from Humewood Beach, within walking distance of many restaurants, 500m from the Oceanarium and Boardwalk casino and entertainment area. The hotel is 8 minutes from Port Elizabeth’s CBD and 10 minutes from the Port Elizabeth Airport. ... more   less 
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