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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Friendly service. Rooms are comfortable but TVs are old and the remotes don't really work. Coffee served at breakfast was delicious. Rooms were warm and water pressure was sufficient. Ample parking behind access control gate.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

On a business trip to East London, I opted to stay at Chimneys as I had done before. The rooms are comfortable, however, my room had a tub with a hand shower which I found is not fun to use, it's uncomfortable and one never gets a proper shower out of it. Furthermore, the breakfast was average - one day... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

We enjoyed staying at Chimneys as it was well located to the venue we had to be at daily and also to restaurants etc. Ria is an excellent hostess and went out of her way to make special effort with breakfast. Breakfast is a feast and real value for money. We will be back for our next business trip to... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

Very friendly service. TV was very old and remote did not work properly. only thing that was missing. Breakfast was awesome. No Wi fi though. Lady is very friendly and helpful. what about offering food vouchers as sometimes cannot eat there.

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Richardsbay
1 review
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The staff were friendly, rooms were neat, food was good . My visit was for business, and was pleasant to go back to the guest house from site knowing you find you room clean and all your belonging there.

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

I visited East London for a day for work and stayed over at Chimneys. I had a large kitchen, lots of space in the room. Used the wifi with no issues. Very friendly staff who helped me with finding food in the area as well as how to dodge traffic the next morning and arrive on time at my first... More 

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Durban, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The guest house were not to far from office, the room a dream, home a away from home! the food very nice and appetiting! The service great. The host friendly and helpfull, the nice shower a bonus! My food was brought to my room !

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Studley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

We arrived to be told we were being moved to a second place as Chimneys was noisy. It was very small and lacked what had been promised. We were moved to main place for second and third nights which was much improved. Felt we were partly to blame for disappointment as it was obviously a place for business people and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Lovely covered patio to sit outside and work...Small room but everything you need is there. My only complaint is that you'd need to be about 6 feet tall to see in the mirror in the bathroom! Really friendly staff.

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JHBN
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Reviewed 7 March 2016

We stayed a short stay at Chimney's. a quick two night stopover. we had a 14 month old with us and although the rooms weren't specifically created for children, the manager organised a camp cot and anything else we requested. The manager was beyond accommodating and made a very yummy breakfast. Thank you very much.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Chimney's offers guests a warm, friendly atmosphere in a safe environment with excellent service and high levels of hospitality. We offer a filling but different breakfast every morning . Dinner is available on request. Should you wish to peruse the local restaurants, Chimneys is within walking distance of many excellent eateries. The guest houses are secured with high walls and remote controlled gates and we provide secure off-street parking for guests. Separate entrances to the guest rooms allow guests to have unrestricted access as they require. All rooms are tastefully decorated and are en-suite with queen beds except Room 10 and 12 with twin beds, TV, a bouquet from DSTV and MNET. All rooms have mini fridges, microwaves and coffee making facilities. Our self catering flat is fully equipped with a full bathroom. Centrally situated Chimneys 1 is in Bonza Bay Rd and we are directly off the N2 and just 3 minutes away from local beaches and within walking distance to the local shopping malls and restaurants. Our second guest house is 2 minutes drive from the main guest house and is as comfortable as the main guest house. Guests are welcome to enjoy the sunshine at the outdoor pool at Chimneys 1 and the sun-deck or create a feast using our braai/barbecue facilities. Chimney's is situated 15 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from the city centre allowing for easy access and travel. We are also close to the Quinera and Nahoon river mouths for outdoor enthusiasts. There are a number of game reserves and entertainment areas nearby and several excellent coastal resorts and restaurants. As we are here to provide the best hospitality service possible to our guests, we request that all of us including our other guests are treated with respect. When our guests enter our properties, they become normal humans like the rest of us and will all be treated in the same manner, no matter their degree, financial status, occupation, race or age! Check in times: STRICTLY BETWEEN 13h00 TO 18H00 week days and STRICTLY BETWEEN 16h00 to 18h00 weekend and public holidays Where flights are delayed, guests need to inform the guest house from departing airport. We do make provision for guests arriving very early, but this must be arranged with the guest house prior to arrival. Check out times: Before 09h00 daily FOR SECURITY REASONS WE DO NOT ALLOW ANY OTHER VISITORS AT OUR ESTABLISHMENTS OTHER THAN THE PAYING GUESTS!! Camping Cots are available should guests have babies. We also welcome school and sport groups. We reserve the right to place guest in comfortable rooms as we see fit. Whilst every reasonable precaution will be taken to ensure the safety of our guests and their possessions on these premises, the owners, management and staff of CHIMNEYS GUEST HOUSE will not be held responsible by any guest for damage to the guest's person, damage or loss to the guest's possessions which they may suffer from whatsoever cause. Right of admission reserved. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chimney's Guest House

Address: 34 Bonza Bay Road | Beacon Bay, East London 5241, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > East London
Price Range: ₹ 2,599 - ₹ 3,007 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“Rooms at the back receive less road noise for a peaceful rest”
 of 5 bubbles 403christiek, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in room 3, which had a self-catering kitchen, twice the size of my kitchen at home, with what appeared to be very possible amenity one could require.”
  • En-suite self catering kitchen
 of 5 bubbles jonathanp729, 28 Oct 2013 | Read review
“The best advise I can give is to go to one of the many other similarly priced guest houses in East London”
 of 5 bubbles PeterGrobler, 11 Oct 2012 | Read review
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