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Kennaway Hotel

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The place is not in a good condition it is very old, and not very clean. The elevator is stone age....if you are impatient, better take the stairs. They should consider changing the shower heads. One thing I did enjoy was the view of the ocean and the sound of the ocean it was very relaxing...

1Thank Roczanne H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Walking into the modern reception area raises expectations - although it does end up being an eclectic mix beyond the facade. The lift doesn't always stop level with the floor, and the rooms still echo the 70s in many respects – for example, the lampshades. One does edge into the 90s with a square box television. The room was nonetheless...

1Thank WP664
Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 April 2016

A beautiful and very spacious room # 310 with wide sea views. Situated on the promenade and the room is very well furnished for with a double bed, a bar (...?) And nice seats at the window.. Too bad the bathroom is a bit old, but otherwise a very good hotel!

1Thank Bert W
Amanzimtoti, South Africa
Reviewed 11 March 2016

After a most dismal first night in a hotel just up the road, I had to spend another night in the city and opted for this property at a very fair and reasonable rate. The Kennaway has been a beacon on East London's esplanade for many decades and it was a pleasure adorning its presence again after many years. The...

1Thank MC_Hammen
Cape Town
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Okay, this is not entirely true: you receive 30min free wifi when you check in and thereafter you have to pay R50 for every hour. If you want to be connected the whole day - as most normal people might - that could cost you up to R800 ($50) per day, which is more than I pay for wifi in...

Thank Zelbelle
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 25 November 2015

This hotel is clean and comfortable with all rooms with fantastic sea views. Great to wake up in the morning with the sun rising over the Indian ocean. When you arrive in your room open the windows wide and enjoy the fresh sea air.

Thank ben g
Breda, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 November 2015

The hotel is located on a superb spot, just across the beach boulevard. The sea-view is great but the hairs in the bathroom (which has no ventilation), the very slow (paid) internet and the unfriendly staff are NOT that great. Rooms need to be renovated. Breakfast is reasonable.

Thank RubennV
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 20 February 2015

The Kennaway Hotel is situated on the East London seafront. The area is very safe and within easy walking distance of the Orient Beach, aquarium and local restaurants and shops. About 12 kilometers from the airport, it is a great location from which to explore the Eastern Cape. Also within walking distance, is a national bus hub with connections to...

Thank Roy2323
Nambucca Heads, Australia
Reviewed 30 November 2014

I had reviewed this hotel before I left Australia and the comments were not good. I warned the group it may be a bit dated. Well it's not, what a pleasant surprise, the Foyer, Reception and Dining areas were very modern and food great. Our Rooms were delightful with a small sitting area overlooking the Ocean. Two couples from our...

Thank Graham H
Reviewed 25 November 2014

After all the negative responses I read on Tripadvisor about this hotel I was so very very pleasantly surprised at the friendly service, good food and lovely - revamped - room of the Kennaway. It was a lovely overnight stay, thank you.

1Thank 319sybil

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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Kennaway Hotel

Address: Esplanade | Orient Beach, East London, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > East London
Price Range: ₹ 4,055 - ₹ 4,405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 108
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“All rooms are sea-facing, making this a unique destination!”
MC_Hammen, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have great sea views.”
beng521, 25 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Higher the better”
TAJagain, 5 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Stay elsewhere if you can”
The_Senior_Dude, 22 Oct 2013 | Read review
“I think all rooms have a sea view but just ask to make sure”
  • Hotel room with perfect sea view
holidayseeker, 30 Aug 2013 | Read review
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