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First Avenue Guesthouse

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for a total of 9 nights. 3 first then an 11 night tour then back here for 6. The reason I say this is because when we returned it felt like we were coming home!! As we were a large group of family and friends travelling together we all stayed in the bottom floor of the colonial...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit to PE, I was recommended First Avenue by my colleagues. It's simply awesome and suits my business trip. Quick connectivity from airport, workplace, entertainment zone and beaches.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for one night and it was perfect. Spacious room, friendly staff, clean and good breakfast. There is a large fence and a guard which makes it a safe place for both yourself and the Car. Would defenitely recommend !

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Thank 466casparb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We (family of four) stayed her two nights as start of South African holiday. Great location (waking distance to beach and restaurants), safe parking and nice pool area. Granted no spectacular view or very modern rooms, but the friendliness of the staff (particularly Weston) more than made up for this.

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Koblach, Austria
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We got a very warm welcome in the First Avenue Guesthouse. We enjoyed the delicious breakfast and the pool and the room was very clean. The houses are very nice. The staff was very helpful and friendly.

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Thank ullif189
Grahamstown
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Perfect location near the beachfront. The family room we stayed in was ideal for two adults and two children. The guesthouse is safe and secure, and the breakfast service was very good. A great place to stay.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This was a nice place with decent parking, good bed, and a great breakfast. The Guesthouse is a nice close walk to the beaches and the boardwalk/casino complex. This is a good starting point for a garden route drive towards cape town.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Just perfect! Beautiful place. Rooms are gorgeous, large and pampering. The service teem is great - so generous and mindful, very nice and were doing everything they could so we will be totally happy. The location cannot be better! By the beach, restaurants and easy to get to the highway

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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Exellent. Very nice rooms, breakfast and service. Maybe more channels on tv please. All the dstv channels please. Parking inside can be a problem. Would like to meet the owner during the stay. Maybe at the first breakfast. Thanks

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

Dear Ricardo Thank you for choosing to stay with us for your recent trip to Port Elizabeth. It is always a very busy weekend for us with the simposium and we enjoy it thoroughly. It is a pity we didn't get to see you in the mornings when we were at breakfast, our times just regrettably didn't overlap. Hopefully next...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We had to visit PE for 2 nights with our 2 kiddies (toddler and baby). Most guest houses do not cater at all or well for children. First Avenue were very family orientated we were able to get a cot, high chair etc. They even went the extra mile and every morning there was hello kitty/cars branded cups and plates...

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FirstAvenue, Manager at First Avenue Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Cleo and family. Thank you for choosing to stay with First Avenue for your trip to Port Elizabeth. We are pleased to hear that you had a lovely stay with us and we hope to see you all again sometime in the near future! Kind regards, Lisa and the team

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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: $96 - $130 (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

“Rooms 5 & 6 next to swimming pool (all rooms are quiet)”
 of 5 bubbles AnneNuemos, 17 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The self-catering house is separate, but the other units looked amazing as well”
 of 5 bubbles Bea_Bumble, 21 Jan 2015 | Read review
“We had a room situated right next to the reception which was ideal for Thembi as she had never stayed in a "hotel" before and therefore it gave me peace of mind that the staff were nearby to help her if needed.”
  • A lovely room
  • Comfortable beds with clean fresh linen
  • Thembi in room 1
 of 5 bubbles susankT7412KM, 11 Jan 2015 | Read review
“For families, opt for a ground-floor apartment.”
 of 5 bubbles candicem876, 11 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Go for room 8”
 of 5 bubbles ge0rgelf, 8 Jan 2015 | Read review
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