10 Best Places To Stay In Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Updated 2021

places to stay in port elizabeth, south africa

To experience the essence of South Africa without having to deal with the busyness of other big cities, Port Elizabeth is the city for you. Port Elizabeth is the perfect place for solo travelers as it’s a melting pot of diverse cultures, vibrant nightlife, historical landmarks and natural wonders. Port Elizabeth is also a city that boasts world-class accommodation options with homegrown South African hospitality. Splurge in the luxury of a hotel or for budget friendly solo traveling, enjoy the comfort of top Airbnb accommodations.

Top 5 hotels in Port Elizabeth

1. Radisson Blu Hotel (from USD 98)

Be greeted by the warm smiles and world-class hospitality at Radisson Blu Hotel. Feel completely at home as you enjoy sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. The soothing earthy ambience and chic décor flow throughout the hotel into its 173 rooms and suites. Each room provides comfort and allows guest an opportunity to unwind amidst luxury. Situated in close proximity of Port Elizabeth’s main attractions, guest can enjoy tranquil walks on the beach, stay entertained at the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex or learn about South Africa’s history at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum. If you wish to stay in the hotel, there are a myriad of activities and facilities to keep you busy. Indulge your taste buds at the Tabu Grill, stay fit at the gym or relax the body at the Camelot Spa.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Port Elizabeth

Address: Corner of Marine Drive & 9th Avenue

24-hour front desk Concierge service Newspapers Pool with view Shallow end Security alarm Valet parking Business centre

2. Villa Tuscana Boutique Hotel & Conference Venue (from USD 49)

Villa Tuscana is where Italian elegance meets refined African comfort. From the handsomely trimmed hedges to the unique mix of modern architecture, Villa Tuscana offers opulent living with attention to detail. Guests enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning, TV with selected cable channels and an open plan bathroom in each room. Guest also have access to the pristine pool and well-manicured gardens. Start the morning with a full English breakfast or a continental breakfast in the breakfast room before heading off for your day’s activities. Villa Tuscana is a sought-after destination for solo travelers.

Villa Tuscana Boutique Hotel & Conference Venue

4.3 User Rating

Address: 84 Erasmus Drive

3. The Windermere Hotel by Mantis (127 USD)

Nestled in the beach town of Humewood, you will find the quaint Windermere offering guests a tranquil setting for a well-deserved break. This boutique hotel is in walking distance of the beach and many popular restaurants and is in close proximity of the Port Elizabeth airport. Each of the 10 spacious rooms are designed in a contemporary chic style with all the luxuries to make the stay at The Windermere one to remember. Guest can relax by the poolside or enjoy an afternoon soaking up the sun from the privacy of their patio. Enjoy scrumptious breakfasts in the courtyard or in the dining area or enjoy lunch or dinner from the comfort of your room with the hotel room service.

The Windermere Hotel by Mantis

Address: 35 Humewood Road, 6001 Port Elizabeth, South Africa (see map)

Price: 127 USD

4. No. 5 Boutique Art Hotel (from USD 181)

Guests in search of living the life of a celebrity should visit No. 5 Boutique Art Hotel, offering guests a taste of the high life in opulent living. This 5-star hotel offers unsurpassed sophistications and excellence is engraved in the service provided. A lot of effort was dedicated to ensuring that each of the 10 exquisite rooms are comfortable and meet the satisfaction of the guests. With the beach at your doorstep and the airport just 4 km (2.4 mi) away, the hotel is perfect for the solo traveller looking to splurge a little. The hotel in an entertainment hub and boasts landscaped gardens, a pristine pool, a spa and even a cinema. Guest can indulge in South African cuisine with international flavors at the Jazz Café. Guests need not leave the hotel to have a world class experience.

Mantis No5 Boutique Art Hotel

Address: 5 Brighton Drive, Summerstrand

Terrace Face masks for guests available Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Free WiFi Library Newspapers Business centre

5. Paxton Hotel (from USD 65)

With the Port Elizabeth harbor as your backdrop and panoramic views of Algoa Bay, Paxton Hotel is an ideal hotel for the solo traveller who wants to be in the centre of the bustling city. With many of the major tourist attractions in close proximity like the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex, airport and restaurants, guests will be spoilt for choice. Each room is intricately designed to create a luxurious ambience and offers visitors ultra-comfort and relaxation. Marvel at views of the harbor, sip cocktails by the poolside or mingle with the locals at the local pub nearby.

Paxton Hotel

Address: Carnarvon Place, Humerail

On-site parking Fax/photocopying Vending machine (snacks) Outdoor pool Newspapers Packed lunches Airport shuttle CCTV in common areas

Top 5 Airbnb accommodation in Port Elizabeth

6. Tree Tops (from USD 42)

Fancy living like Tarzan and Jane without the discomfort? Book a room at Tree Tops, a tree house experience with a difference. The open plan setup allows for the cool breeze to filter through the room, keeping the sleeping area fresh and airy. Wake up to the greenery of the indigenous garden and the twitter of the local birds. Within close proximity of the airport, guests have access to the many eateries situated near Tree Tops. Climb the stone stairs to your secluded room offering stunning views from the deck.

Tree Tops
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
118 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great bed furnishings and tea/coffee facilities a lovely touch
it was relaxing and comfortable with excellent views
the room itself is large beautifully decorated and has stunning views
the room is beautiful and better than what we expected plus it has amazing views
the room with huge sliding doors looks out onto a magnificent garden
very stylish & clean
it is immaculately clean beautifully decorated and a truly unique space
the place was spotlessly clean and beautiful and we found some good restaurants not that far away
the room was clean well furnished and had a really nice shower there is a covered parking
the room is very spacious ad well appointed
fiona is a great host
fiona is welcoming and a great host
fiona is the perfect host: friendly welcoming and very helpful
fiona and john are charming wonderful hosts
fiona is a very nice and helpful host
this location is amazing just book it
all while being central to everything cool and hip in pe
the location is sooo good
location was great and the place was easily accessible
fionas place is really amazing
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7. Studio on One (from 44 USD)

Enjoy a little me time in the comfort of the quaint and stylish Studio on One. This self-catering apartment is ideal for the solo traveller looking to briefly retreat from their daily routine. The open plan living space grants guests a little haven away from home with the sleek décor. This airy and spacious studio has the essentials to ensure guests are satisfied. Pack up and head of to the leafy suburb of Mill Park, Port Elizabeth for a relaxing getaway.

Studio on One

Price: from 44 USD

8. Copper Dreams (from USD 31)

In search of something a little different and edgy? Enjoy the rustic steam punk décor of the Copper Dream apartment with the comfort and experience guests would expect from a world class hotel. The highlight of the apartment is the resident border collie who will welcome visitors and be willing to be a furry companion during their stay. The retro theme is brought to life throughout the apartment in the furnishings and décor. Prepare a hearty meal in the kitchenette or opt to eat at any of the local restaurants in close proximity.

Copper Dreams, Private Trendy apartment
Port Elizabeth, EC, South Africa
53 reviews
Entire guest suite 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
clean well kept and very homely
lovely clean place with a different style
clean private and perfect for a single traveler
lovely clean and stylish space as i've grown accustomed to
good location clean love the interior friendly service
hosts are lovely and the venue is great
wonderful hosts and fur kids to make you feel at home
hosts like you know how to be classy
great location beautifully styled room and wonderful hosts always willing to help when needed
the hosts made themselves available but we were left to do our own thing which was great
the location is superb
a well priced safe quiet yet well located venue with a quirky twist to the decor
excellent location close to all amenities
the location the facilities the interior the host great
great little spot would recommend to anyone needing a comfortable convenient place in pe for a night or two
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9. Ruan’s South End Cottage (from 25 USD)

Guests in search of a social detox from the busyness of life, will find solace in the comfort and peace of Ruan’s South End Cottage. This private apartment offers a fully equipped kitchen and separate entrance with a bathroom and living area. Escape your little hideaway haven to visit the pubs and restaurants peppered around the area.

Ruan’s South End Cottage

Price: from 25 USD

10. Beau Monte Estate (from 36 USD)

The sun slowly disappears beyond the horizon and the sky is painted with beautiful hues. The cool afternoon breeze kisses the skin, as the graceful bucks graze in the front lawn. If this sounds like an ideal way to end a day, then Beau Monte Estate is the place to be. This haven offers elegant living and comfortable finishings that lend to a restful stay. Situated in a prime spot with malls and the beach in close distance from the guest house, this little gem is a must visit.

Beau Monte Estate

Price: from 36 USD

South African hospitality

Soak up the sophistication of world class service and soak in the warm and hearty South African hospitality at any one of these accommodation options available in Port Elizabeth. Offering accommodation option suited to your budget and travel needs, all you have to worry about now, is how you are going to fit all the tourist attractions into your Port Elizabeth travel itinerary.

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