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Garden Court Kings Beach
Ranked #5 of 33 Hotels in Port Elizabeth
Cumbria
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108 reviews
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“Great for overnight stay”
Reviewed 7 February 2011

Stayed here for 1 night after driving from Knysna before flying to Cape Town.

Very comfortable, spotless & fairly spacious room overlooking the beach. Got a good deal through Southern Sun hotels on an early booking offer. Breakfast very good with eggs cooked to order.

Ate at Coco de Mer which is walking distance across the car park so well lit & safe. Poor meal with slow service but there was a large wedding party inside so this may have affected our experience.

Easy drive to the airport.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 December 2010

My wife and I stayed at the hotel on a recent trip to SA.

We stayed overnight at the hotel whilst travelling from Johannesburg for a trip driving along the Garden Route to Cape Town.

The Reception Staff were friendly and helpful and recommended a few restaurants in the area for dinner. They also informed us to be aware of our own personal safety at night if out and about and suggested the use of a taxi service.

We ate a restaurant nearby, CoCo de Mer, and found the food to be very good, a little steep on the prices, but a lovely little restaurant.

The Hotel is right on the beach front that makes for a pleasant walk

The Hotel has a swimming pool, but is a tad small. If more than 4 or 5 people used it at once it could be regarded as crowded

Breakfast was a standard help yourself and was average.

The hotel was perfectly adequate for an overnight stay but a little dated and close to the airport.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 October 2010

Stayed here for one night on a 16 day tour of South Africa with Travelsphere.
Stayed in room 522.
The hotel was modern and clean with friendly staff.
We arrived late afternoon after a long day touring and wanted to get showered and changed to go out and have a meal. As we were part of a tour group, we had to wait for our suitcases to be delivered to the room by the porters to get a change of clothing. After waiting over 45 minutes I decided to track down the suitcases myself and found them still sitting on a trolley in reception which I helped myself to. Not good porter service!
The toilet was nice and modern but the sink was VERY slow to drain.
When we arrived it was very windy and as the room was 5 floors up, it was even more windy which was reflected by a howling noise - like a jet engine coming through the seals on the windows. Thankfully by the time we went to bed the wind had died down so this did not interrupt our sleep.
Had a nice evening in the Cabaña Lounge at the bottom of the road on the waterfront.
Overall this was a nice hotel with a few niggles to sort out.

  • Stayed September 2010
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Bredene, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 September 2010

Nice and clean Hotel (no swimming pool, no fitness)
Beach & Ocean right in front of the hotel (less then 200m walking)
7/11 -shop, gasstation, Mc Donalds, Captain's karaoke bar, & delicious Seafood restaurant right in front of the Hotel.
Attached to the hotel you have a delicious restaurant too!!
Having a drink & a dance: Barny's & of course my favourite: Cubana (150m walking)
50m walking to a nice little sea-world like thing & a very nice museum!!!

A little further, you have 'the Board Walk', shopping & food !!!

Stayed June 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 February 2010

Room with the sea view are quite fabulous. Cordial staff

Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Garden Court Kings Beach

Property: Garden Court Kings Beach
Address: La Roche Drive | Humewood, Port Elizabeth 6013, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Port Elizabeth
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,912 - ₹ 9,496
Hotel Class:3 star — Garden Court Kings Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 280
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Port Elizabeth is a city that boasts leisure attractions and an active business centre. The Garden Court King's Beach hotel affords easy access to everything that this city has to offer. Within walking distance of the magnificent King's Beach Promenade, this affordable accommodation offering is the gateway to a world of fun. With 2km of white sand, a surfing spot, the MacArther's Baths and many other attractions, this Garden Court is an ideal leisure destination. Mike's Kitchen is opening at the hotel on 1 October. ... more   less 
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