The Beach Hotel, one of the treasures of Nelson Mandela Bay, is situated just metres from the popular and safe swimming beach, Hobie, as well as Shark Rock Pier. It is neighbour to the ever-bustling Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex, which promises fun and an unbeatable shopping experience for the entire family. In addition, it enjoys close proximity to several excellent restaurants, bars, retail outlets, surf shops, the Oceanarium, McArthur Swimming Baths and several more of Port Elizabeth's stunning beaches. Apart from convenient accessibility and the lure of the clear ocean waters, the 4-star Beach Hotel is also acclaimed for its budget-friendly prices, while not negating on style, elegance and top-notch service.
The quality accommodation at the Beach Hotel comprises 58 spacious rooms and suites:
1 Suite - This unit is equipped with an en-suite bathroom (separate shower and bath), king-size bed, stunning linen, air-conditioning, heating, television with satellite, hairdryer, safe and a tea- and coffee station. By prior arrangement, the hotel will also provide a mini-bar in this suite.
4 Executive Rooms - These rooms enjoy en-suite bathrooms (separate shower and bath), king-size beds, stunning linen, air-conditioning, heating, televisions with satellite, hairdryers, safes and tea- and coffee stations. The hotel will also provide a mini-bar in this suite if pre-arranged.
20 Sea-facing Rooms - Stunning views are coupled with an en-suite bathroom, separate shower and bath, queen-size bed, stunning linen, air-conditioning, heating, television with satellite, hairdryer, safe and a tea- and coffee station. By prior arrangement, the hotel will also provide a mini-bar in this suite.
1 Triple Room - This room is ideal for families with children or a couple with guests. It is equipped with an en-suite bathroom (separate shower and bath), queen-size bed with stunning linen, bunk bed for an additional two people, air-conditioning, heating, television with satellite, hairdryer, safe and a tea- and coffee station. By prior arrangement, the hotel will also provide a mini-bar in this suite.
20 Courtyard Rooms - These rooms are equipped with an en-suite bathroom (separate shower and bath), queen-size bed, gorgeous linen, air-conditioning, heating, television with satellite, hairdryer, safe and a tea- and coffee station. By prior arrangement, the hotel will also provide a mini-bar in this suite.
12 Non-Sea-facing Rooms - Although these rooms do not enjoy views of the sea, they are a mere stone's throw from the real thing! These boast an en-suite bathroom (separate shower and bath), queen-size bed, luxurious linen, air-conditioning, heating, television with satellite, hairdryer, safe and a tea- and coffee station. By prior arrangement, the hotel will also provide a mini-bar in this suite.
The Beach Hotel's swimming pool is a refreshing retreat for guests that require some quality R&R (Rest & Relaxation) under the hot Eastern Cape sun. There is also a comfortable Cocktail Bar that is situated within an inviting lounge area, both with stunning views of the waves rolling onto the white sand. Alternatively, sample some local flavours in any one of the three restaurants.
Other convenient facilities include secure parking, 24-hour reception and rooms service, porterage, valet, turndown service, same-day laundry and dry-cleaning (not applicable to weekends and public holidays), airport transfers, babysitting and the organising of tours by the hotel.
Corporate guests will benefit from the secretarial services, fax machine, photocopier, email facilities and wireless Internet access. In addition, there are conferencing / banqueting facilities for between 10 and 60 people.
The Beach Hotel is home to three exciting restaurants. These are The Crest Restaurant, The Verandah and Ginger. The Crest Restaurant is characterised by the use of old-world wood features and stained glass, and is ideal for any context. The breakfast buffet includes cold meats, cheese, fresh fruit, yoghurt, cereal and pastries. Hearty dinners are also buffet-style, allowing guests more choice from ample options. Seafood, carvery meats, salads and desserts are bound to tempt even the most disciplined of eaters into indulging. The Sunday lunch buffet offers a diverse array of fresh, roasted and baked goods.
The Verandah enjoys ample sunlight and fresh air; the ideal venue on which to enjoy tasty breakfasts, light lunches (toasted sandwiches, tramezzinis, pastas and so on) or delicious snacks. Sip on a cocktail, a refreshing beer or an ice cold glass of sparkling wine while breathing in the rich sea air of the bay.
Ginger is a modern, chic eatery, popular amongst those with a flair for fusion. It is between the hotel and the Boardwalk and can seat up to 120 diners at a time. Stunning views and exquisite dishes make Ginger the ideal restaurant for romantic dinners or business meetings designed to impress.
Port Elizabeth, in Nelson Mandela Bay, offers visitors from all over the world plenty of fun and exciting sights and activities during their stay in this coastal town. Game viewing is always recommended for visitors from around the world, allowing them to witness the beauty of the South African fauna and flora. Nearby parks and reserves include Kragga Kamma Game Reserve, Addo Elephant National Park, Pumba Private Game Reserve and Seaview Lion Park. The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex promises hours of fun for parents and children alike. Countless restaurants, shops, boutiques, a casino, games arcade, bowling alley, cinemas and more are on offer. In addition, there are frequent live music performances under the stars. Nearby beaches include Kings Beach, Hobie Beach, Pollock Beach, Humewood Beach (a Blue Flag facility) and Sardinia Bay. Kings, Hobie and Humewood are the safest swimming beaches, and are ideal for small children and inexperienced swimmers. Due to the proximity of the water, water sports enthusiasts are urged to bring their equipment. Popular sports include surfing, body boarding, SCUBA diving, snorkelling, jet skiing, sailing, fishing and wind surfing.
Other nearby facilities include tennis courts, golf courses, squash courts, hiking trails, cycling trails, 4 x 4 trails, the Port Elizabeth Opera House, arts & crafts on the beachfront and several major shopping centres (Greenacres and Walmer Park, for example).
The Beach Hotel is situated along the stunning beachfront of Port Elizabeth in the South African province of the Eastern Cape. Port Elizabeth is known as the water sport capital of the country, the Friendly City and the Windy City. While it is brimming with sights and activities, Port Elizabeth is relatively small, which places many of the attractions within close proximity to one another.
From The Airport
Turn right into Allister Miller Drive, drive straight down, then turn right into La Roche Drive, you will see Mac Donalds on your right hand side.
At the set of traffic lights turn right into Marine Drive. On your left hand side (sea side) you will find McArthurs Pool, the next complex on your right hand side will be The Boardwalk, with Shark Rock Pier on your left, extending into the sea. Turn right into the Beach Hotel parking area at the traffic light intersection.
From the N2
On entering Port Elizabeth, continue down the N2 highway. Take the Settlers Way exit at the creek interchange marked 751B SETTLERS WAY. Continue down Settlers Way until you reach the end of the highway, this marked by a set of traffic lights at a major intersection, with the harbour on your left hand side and a Fire Station on your right hand side.
Once you have crossed the intersection, you will be in Beach Road. Continue straight down Beach Road, keeping the sea on your left hand side. You will pass a Mac Donalds (on your right hand side) and the Bayworld Complex. On your left hand side (sea side) you will find McArthurs Pool.
The next complex on your right hand side is The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex, with Shark Rock Pier extending into the sea on your left hand side. Turn right into the Beach Hotel parking area at the traffic light intersection.