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The Windermere by Mantis

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Merlischachen, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 January 2015

This hotel in the windy and hot city of Port Elizabeth, with some rumour of the landing aircrafts of the Intl Airport nearby, provides a secluded and secure stay in warmful area of tasteful big rooms and a lovely gardenlike green. A real hub to go for South Africa or to leave abroad via the nearby airport....

1Thank rolf05
Addo, South Africa
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Huge room and attentive staff made our short stay a memorable experience. Breakfast was elegantly served and extremely tasty. The location is excellent for relaxing walks on the beach and should the opportunity arise we will definitely be back.

Thank sparafucile
Reviewed 3 January 2015

This boutique hotel was a revelation. Modern design of excellent taste, huge rooms and bathrooms. The owners were very creative in renovating this property. The ideal place to stop over and relax in Port Elisabeth.

Thank turtlezurich
Reading, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 December 2014

We were at the Windermere hotel for only a nite and then a flight out. The location was fine considering the time frame. We walked on the beach and around the area and to a small mall. The staff were lovely and suggested an international restaurant which was very good. A big thanks to the staff for the coffee service...

1Thank PeterLynne2009
Hooke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2014

A very clean, modern hotel close to the beach area, with massive rooms, but so minimally furnished that there is absolutely no charm at all. Handy for a one night stay for catching a flight from the airport, but that's about all.

Thank Geoff G
Reviewed 15 October 2014

This hotel features beautifully decorated rooms. I was given a suite which offers an outdoor patio. The room is expansive enough to accommodate a king sized bed, three couches, and an armoire for the TV and refrigerator, with plenty of room to spare. It is peaceful and quiet despite being located 5-10 minutes from the airport. It is within walking...

1Thank navidad_not
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We really liked it there, huge rooms ( there were 3 of us so two bedrooms), huge bathroom connecting the two, seriously, this was almost as huge as my own flat. All very comfy, great shower, great bath, but, no room service nor a resturant except for breakfast. They also could not help us to order out so that was...

Thank lisa026
humew00d, Manager at The Windermere by Mantis, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for taking the time to post a review on your stay here with us at The Windermere Hotel . Your comments are greatly appreciated as we strive to make our guests stay as comfortable as possible at all times. We are delighted to hear that you did enjoy your time spent here with us but distressed to...

Cape Town
Reviewed 2 August 2014

The Windermere is a fine 9-bedroom B&B, centrally located in Port Elizabeth, accessible quickly and easily from the airport. It comprises a pair of old houses that has been converted and added to, to create an charming 5-star boutique "hotel", though it operates in fact as a bed-and-breakfast establishment. It has a pool, an attractive sheltered outdoor patio, a separate...

1Thank IkariaCapeTown
New York City
Reviewed 18 July 2014

A wonderful hotel. The property is beautiful, inviting and well serviced. I am surprised by the previous review. Caroline was so nice (as was everyone else at the hotel), really helpful and just lovely to deal with both via email in advance and in person. She really cares about the property and her guests. My room had a veranda and...

Thank aps101
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 June 2014

As a registered PCO (Professional Conference Organiser), I sent an accommodation enquiry to the hotel requesting for a comprehensive quotation to send to my client (it was for a small group for one of SA's biggest Unions). I then received a one liner e mail from Caroline giving me a rate for their rooms. Subsequent to this, I called them...


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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Windermere by Mantis is a luxury boutique hotel, conveniently situated in the popular beachfront suburb of Humewood, Port Elizabeth. Offering guests an authentic, year round beach holiday feel, we invite you to kick off your shoes and relax in easy-living comfort. At The Windermere, we've taken the boutique hotel experience back to basics, where our focus is on the well-being of our guests. Our warm welcomes are genuine, our smiles are sincere, and our guests are made to feel immediately at home. Of course, you can still look forward to all the classic comforts and amenities expected of an upmarket establishment, along with the exceptional service that has become synonymous with the Mantis Group. Enjoy complimentary afternoon refreshments at the poolside, unwind on your private terrace, or relax in the courtyard with undercover patio - the heart of our hotel. Share a drink at the bar with like-minded guests, or take a walk to the beach, which is just a stone's throw away. To add to the homely atmosphere, familiar home cooked meals are available to order off our light meals menu. Whether travelling for business or pleasure, The Windermere by Mantis is the ideal base for visitors to Port Elizabeth. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Windermere by Mantis

Address: 35 Humewood Rd | Humewood, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Price Range: $143 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Windermere by Mantis 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Windermere Hotel Port Elizabeth
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Port Elizabeth
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“We only saw one room but others have shared that the rooms are good”
Zetat0urs, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't be fooled when you drive up. Walk into the place and you'll be very surprised. Don't judge a book by the cover.”
286paynem, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“i always like a room with a view, so try to get the middle top room.”
660beulahl, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The wifi works better at ground level.”
Bostonkiwi17, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“If you have limited mobility choose a ground floor room”
130francesf, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
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