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First Avenue Guesthouse

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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East London, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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East London, South Africa
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Large bedrooms and bathrooms. This B&B has a beautiful pool area. The service was very good and so was the breakfast. Will definitely be my choice for a short stay in Port Elizabeth. The one think that needs to be changed is the doors, which rattle with the wind.

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

Dear Judy Thank you for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next visit to PE. Kind regards, Lisa

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My last stay left some room for improvement and what a improvement. The attention to detail is splendid and the room was meticulously prepared for my arrival. The room was spacious and well ventilated. I was well received by the manager on duty (Weston) and he ensured that I was given a proper intro and a run down of the...

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

Dear Shane Thank you for your positive comments, we do appreciate your feedback and we are very happy you had a great experience with us! We look forward to your next visit (tonight). Kind regards, Lisa

Greater Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The staff at the guest house were instantly friendly and helpful. The luggage lift was much appreciated! Room was large and had everything I needed (though I would love a luggage rack...am I getting old and feeble??). Breakfast was good and lovely to sit out on the verandah. Close to the water and the promenade. Traveling alone, I really appreciated...

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

Thank you Kapaas for taking the time to leave us your comments. It is always good for us to know what we can add to our rooms to make our guests' stay more relaxing and comfortable! Kind regards, Lisa

Reviewed 9 January 2017

I absolutely enjoyed my stay at the First Avenue guest house, my girlfriend and I were there for seven days and I must say that the staff is very friendly, they were always there for our needs, the Wi-Fi worked perfectly, the pool is blue, the beds are very comfortable, the sheets were very crispy and I would definitely not...

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

Dear Kabelo Thank you for taking the time to leave us your comments about your recent stay with us in Port Elizabeth. We are very pleased you enjoyed your time at First Avenue, we enjoyed hosting you and your friends just as much! We trust you left us and started 2017 relaxed and refreshed! We look forward to seeing you...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We stayed in the family unit which catered for all our needs. The unit was cleaned daily. The owners and staff are very hands on and really great hosts. The breakfasts were amazing. There is also plenty secure parking. We would love to visit here again.

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

Dear Talita Thank you for choosing First Avenue Guesthouse for your recent stay in PE. It was a pleasure hosting your family and we look forward to seeing you again when you next find yourselves in the friendly city! Yours in travel, Lisa and the First Avenue Guesthouse team

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 18 December 2016

It's great , we loved stay there,clean ,secure ,Cosy...we will choose again first avenue guest house ...it's near to beach and restaurants also...children loved swimming pool,they had a lots fun and breakfast was just good enough.

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

Dear Danijela What a lovely family you have! We are so pleased we got to meet you all. We trust the rest of your time in our beautiful country was memorable and that when next you find yourself in Port Elizabeth we will meet again! Yours in travel, Lisa, Weston and the First Avenue Guesthouse team

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via 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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It was a pleasure for us to host your group of friends and family Catherine! You most definitely did fit into the relaxed family atmosphere here at First Avenue Guesthouse and we look forward to welcoming you all back on your next visit. Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, we appreciate your feedback and will pass...

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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
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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: $99 - $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

“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
“The self-catering house is separate, but the other units looked amazing as well”
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
susankT7412KM, 11 Jan 2015 | Read review
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