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First Avenue Guesthouse

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Beira, Mozambique
Reviewed 1 week ago

From arrival to departure this Guest House offered everything a business or holiday visitor could want. Clean, tidy with a pool. Close walking distance to the beach, cinemas, bureaux de change, eateries and even a casino. Shuttle services can be arranged but with ample parking hiring a car would be better. Very safe and secure with pleasant and efficient staff....

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LisaRentzke, Owner at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear PJ03 Thank you for taking the time to let us know your recent stay with us was excellent! We appreciate your positive comments very much, our staff are beaming! Kind regards Lisa

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideal place to stay when on business in PE. Very professional right from enquiring about the booking till checking out. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Excellent security. Very neat. Homely atmosphere.

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LisaRentzke, Owner at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Melanie Thank you for your lovely review of First Avenue Guesthouse. It was a pleasure hosting you and your colleagues and we are pleased you had a great stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards Lisa

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms are of a high standard and there is secure parking on site. Centrally situated near the beachfront restaurants and conference centers. There is a stocked bar fridge in the comfortable room. Breakfast was well prepared with a good variety

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LisaRentzke, Owner at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you Willem for choosing to stay at First Avenue for your recent trip to the friendly city! We are pleased our establishment met your expectations and look forward to hosting you again in the future. Kind regards Lisa

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a pleasure to stay at First avenue. Weston is the best...always totally friendly and very obliging with all requests..Wont stay anywhere else so plan my trips around the availability of accomodation here

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LisaRentzke, Owner at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Alison Thank you so much for your kind words, we do really take all our reviews to heart and appreciate our regular guests so very much! It is always a pleasure hosting you and your colleagues and look forward to your next stay with us. Kind regards Lisa, Weston & Denise

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a frequent business traveller - First Avenue in Port Elizabeth is always my Guesthouse of choice. With the consistently brilliant service I've ALWAYS received in recent years from the one particular gentleman whom is seemingly a manager of this establishment - certainly being an influencing factor in this decision!!

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LisaRentzke, Owner at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Corporatetravell2017 It is always wonderful to receive these kinds of reviews especially since all the staff at First Avenue believe that service excellence is what makes us unique. Weston, with his smiling face, is a great asset to our business and we as well as our guests appreciate him very much. We look forward to your next visit to...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long road journey we were greeted by Denise who assumed we stayed there before hence there was no welcome.She was flustered as the computer took long to switch on and she could not find the details to check is in.

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LisaRentzke, Owner at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Louisa Thank you for taking the time let us know that your experience on arrival for your recent stay at First Avenue was not what you had expected. We apologise for this and hope that next time we will be able to show you the great service that our guesthouse is fondly known for. We trust that the other...

Port Alfred
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived late Thursday afternoon I asked if there was a place to have a braai (barbecue), and was told that they could organize something. Well, the manager brought a large portable braai to the pool area, then he brought out firelighters, fire wood, briquettes, and I thought that was fantastic because I was planning on buying all of...

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LisaRentzke, Owner at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review Brett! Sorry that we didn't get to also meet you but we are are very pleased you were looked after by Weston and the team so well :-) We look forward to your next visit to the friendly city... Yours in travel, Lisa, Denise & Weston

East London, South Africa
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I spent one day in the Guesthouse. We got two rooms. Breakfast, rooms service everything was just perfect. An in addition very friendly staff. Pool was nice and very clean. Safe parking is also ensured, thanks, Andreas

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Dear Andreas Thank you for taking time out to leave us your comments. We are very pleased you had a memorable stay with us and thank you for choosing our establishment. Until we see you again, Lisa, Weston & Denise

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The guesthouse is situated at the best location: near the beach, casino and restaurants. The staff was helpful and friendly. Free Wi-Fi makes it ideal for business trips or just keeping in contact with the family. Rooms are spacious, well equipped and tastefully furnished. Best of all is the amazing breakfast and my favourite item on the menu was the...

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LisaRentzke, Owner at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Gerhard Thank you for your lovely comments and for taking the time let us know what you enjoyed about First Avenue Guesthouse. I must say, the French toast is a firm favourite of ours too and always makes it way onto our breakfast menu! Yours in travel, Lisa

Grahamstown, South Africa
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Excellent service and hospitalluty. Brilliant breakfast as well. This is truly my home away from home when im in PE. The space in the family rooms are great and having each child have their own bed is an added bonus

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Dear pradeep Thank you for taking the time to leave us your comments and we are so pleased that you are part of our family!! We look forward to welcoming you and your family back soon... Kind regards Lisa

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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 

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
Price Range: $98 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — First Avenue Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“All rooms seem similar - ground floor and upstairs set in a well maintained garden.”
PJ03, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“All rooms I saw are set up in a way that are private and quiet.”
907brettd, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room on the ground floor, facing the pool.”
judynaicker, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room No4 offers a great view of pool and is close to parking and breakfast area.”
782shaneb, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 5 & 6 next to swimming pool (all rooms are quiet)”
AnneNuemos, 17 Mar 2015 | Read review
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