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The Boardwalk Hotel
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Summerstrand
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Only had one night here as part of our tour but thought the room and especially the bathroom were excellent. Location is good with beach opposite and shops ,restaurants close by. Breakfast was good but not as good as others on our tour. Would have been happy to stay longer.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fiona B, Guest Relations Manager at The Boardwalk Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2014

Dear Barbara G
Your feedback is most important to us, thank you for sharing your experience and we trust that you will visit the Boardwalk Hotel in the near future again. We value your business and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

I cannot fault this hotel. It is a large hotel complex adjacent the beach but somehow retains the personnel touch. The staff are friendly, helpful and very well trained. The rooms are spotless and regularly well serviced with all the facilities and well appointed. It has indoor and outdoor pools and spa facilities.

The surrounding area offers very little outside the complex although you can access the beach. The complex itself has a wide variety of inexpensive restaurants to suit all tastes, mainly around a small lake where there is also a casino. There are shops too with a wide variety of goods aimed mainly at tourists. There are two light shows each night in the small lake. If you want a special meal with a special person, I would recommend the main hotels Kiplings Brasserie Restaurant which is very good indeed and also not expensive.

I don’t think this is a long stay hotel, a night or two at most, but you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fiona B, Guest Relations Manager at The Boardwalk Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2014

Dear TJA950
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on our property, your feedback is most important to us and we value all that you have shared.
We trust that you will visit us in the near future again and that your next stay will be as memorable as the last.
Kindest Regards
The Boardwalk Team

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Reviewed 13 February 2014

After a stress full day i landed up being booked at the Hotel. The arrival and reception was great. I was escorted to my room and explained all facilities on the way. The room was clean and spacious. I ordered room service and the transaction from ordereing to delivery was what faultless. The Chicken butter curry was very tasty and good. Will definetely stay here again

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Fiona B, Guest Relations Manager at The Boardwalk Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2014

Dear Hennie S

Your feedback is most important to us; we thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review on our hotel

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Boardwalk Hotel in the near future again.

Kindest Regards
The Boardwalk Team

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Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

We have just left after a 4 day stay nd I think I can not find the correct words to express my stay, since MAGNIFICENT, WONDERFUL, EXTRAORDINAIRE, fall short. Everything was amazing, from the porters who always received us with a huge smile to the manager. We wanted to do some sightseeing and the concierges always went the extra mile even in setting lunchboxes for our self drive to Addo Park. I will leave it up to here since it would ve too long to tell you the wonderful tome we had. Thank you Boardwalk Hotel for giving me the memories of a lifetime, your hotel and your staff are amazing!!!!

Maria Elena Montiel
Caracas, Venezuela

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fiona B, Guest Relations Manager at The Boardwalk Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2014

Dear Maria S

Thank you for the positive feedback on our hotel, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your day trip to the Elephant Park and it was an absolute pleasure arranging all that for you and your family.

We trust that you will visit out hotel in the near future again.

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Reviewed 28 January 2014

As a frequent guest at Sun Internation Hotels, I still rate The Boardwalk Hotel one of the best yet. spent another amazing week there. The staff are all extremely friendly and always willing to go the extra mile. From managers to bell hops nd doormen can be commended on their excellent service.The rooms are elegantly furnished and immaculate. The food is excellent and room service is fast and efficient. the same applies to the staff in the Prive at the Casino i.e the Staff, food and service. The hotel boasts a spa, indoor nd outdoor swimming pools, gym, conference centres etc. i would definately recommend this hotel whether on a business trip, leisure or family holiday. loads of thrills and frills! everything u'd expect from a 5* hotel.

Room Tip: I usually request a room on the 1st floor, pool deck. fantastic!
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fiona B, Guest Relations Manager at The Boardwalk Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2014

Dear Allisonh92
Thank you for the positive feedback on our hotel, it’s always such a pleasure hosting you.
We trust that you will continue supporting the Boardwalk Complex and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future again.
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Reviewed 22 January 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Boardwalk for 3 nights. We had a 2 level room on the top floor with a sitting room downstairs and bedroom and bathroom upstairs both levels had large flat screens all in all very comfortable and with views over the ocean The whole facility was immaculate and staff were constantly cleaning it. In the grounds there is a shopping arcade, casino, theatre, cinema, crazy golf and several restaurants and a water display in the evening a la Bellagio in Las Vegas. The main restaurant served a wide range of high quality food both at breakfast and dinner. My only small quibble was the distance from the lifts to the room but that is due to the layout of the hotel which is low rise with only 4 floors. If you are in Port Elizabeth this is the place to be.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fiona B, Guest Relations Manager at The Boardwalk Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2014

Dear Centrehouse
Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review on our property. Your feedback is most important to us and we value every word. We do apologise that you had to walk a long distance to get to your room but we will update your profile and give you a room closer to the lift on your next visit to our property.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Boardwalk Hotel
Kindest Regards
The Boardwalk Team.

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Reviewed 16 January 2014

Sadly we only booked 2 rooms for one night - wish we could have stayed longer. The staff, food and hotel was amazing. As a frequent visitor to Sun International Hotels I must say this one came out tops!! Would recommend the hotel anytime, lots of fun things for both adults and children to do.

Room Tip: Get a sea / pool facing room preferably on the ground floor.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Fiona B, Guest Relations Manager at The Boardwalk Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2014

Dear HayleyVR
Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review on our property, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future again.
Kindest Regards
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Address: Corner Lodge & Beach Road | Port Elizabeth, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Summerstrand
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Summerstrand
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Summerstrand
Price Range: £120 - £197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Boardwalk Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Boardwalk Hotel, Convention Centre and Spa charmingly captures the grace and detail of Victorian architecture whilst incorporating every modern convenience. The result is a refreshing blend of refinement and urban vogue set against the azure backdrop of the Indian Ocean. Boasting 140 sea-facing guestrooms with an average room size of 39m², the hotel's unique variety of accommodation options satisfy every requirement and offer modern conveniences such as plasma screen TVs, luxurious beds, mini bars and bijou balconies. The 5 Star Boardwalk Hotel is the most exciting leisure attraction in the Eastern Cape, offering 24-hour entertainment and superior conference space. ... more   less 
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