The Premier Hotel King David is situated in the Eastern Cape's coastal town of East London. Its central positioning, gorgeous beaches and year-round sunshine have earned East London an increasing popularity amongst visitors from all over the world. The 3-star Premier Hotel King David provides fantastic accommodation for corporate and leisure travellers alike and promises professional service, convenient amenities and a warm South African welcome.
Within close proximity of this convenient Eastern Cape hotel are several attractions, as well as the Central Business District of East London, the airport and the Lock Street Gaol Shopping Complex. In addition, there are numerous safe swimming beaches, historical attractions and sports facilities to ensure that guests have no time to get home sick.
This convenient locale also makes for fabulous family lodgings as children are just a stone's throw from playgrounds, beaches and other great activities.
The Premier Hotel King David comprises 80 Deluxe Rooms and Executive Suites, all tastefully furnished and inviting. There are single, double and family suites to ensure that, regardless of who visits, every individual, couple and family is conveniently accommodated in friendly, comfortable surrounds. In addition, there are four opulent Presidential Suites, which boast a separate lounge. Standard amenities in each room include an en-suite bathroom, television with select satellite channels, telephone, ceiling fan or air-conditioning unit, hairdryer and a tea and coffee station.
In addition to the standard in-room facilities, the Premier Hotel King David also offers a laundry service, ironing service, valet, reception and 24-hour reception desk.
The hotel has some safe, undercover parking available to guests, although it is limited. This is available at a small additional fee.
Airport transfers can be arranged by staff members of the hotel. In addition, they will assist with hiring a vehicle and making airline reservations.
Conference and business facilities
The Premier Hotel King David is ideal for corporate guests requiring professional venues and facilities for their training seminars, brainstorming sessions, lectures, meetings or launches. In addition, the venues have been used for wedding receptions, cocktail parties and gala dinners. There are six different conference venues, each fully equipped and spacious. The venues can accommodate up to 500 delegates or guests. There are staff members employed to assist with banqueting and events arrangements, ensuring that each function is successful.
Wine and dine
The Premier Hotel King David is home to the Mtombo Restaurant. This is a trendy venue that serves delicious breakfasts, light lunches and hearty dinners from Monday to Sunday. The African theme sets the tone as diners relax and savour the fresh flavours and excellent service. This restaurant has a capacity of approximately 85 diners and is well suited to intimate functions and weddings.
Breakfasts are Continental or full English and are served from 06h30 to10h00 during the week and from 07h00 to 10h30 on weekends and Public Holiday. Lunches are served from 12h30 to 14h00 every day. Dinners are either A-la-Carte or buffet style and are served between 18h30 and 22h00. Sunday lunches promise a delicious carvery with traditional South African veggies.
The Mtombo Bar is alongside the restaurant and is great for pre-dinner cocktails, nightcaps, or a relaxing drink with friends or colleagues. It is open Monday to Saturday from 12h00 to 23h00 and on Sundays between 12h00 and 22h00.
Sport and recreation
Guests wanting to maintain their fitness schedule or who have the urge to burn some energy will enjoy the nearby sporting facilities. These include squash courts, tennis courts, golf courses, bowling greens, and fitness centres or gyms. In addition, guests may opt to while away the hours surfing, swimming, snorkelling, skydiving, fishing, hiking, cycling, horse riding and so on.
The Premier Hotel King David enjoys a central locale. As such, it is close to many cultural and historical attractions, as well as shopping centres, beaches and reserves.
The Ann Bryant Art Gallery - the South African art on show at this impressive facility dates back some 120 years and includes Cape Dutch paintings juxtaposed by traditional African sculptures.
Beaches - The Eastern Cape is known for its glorious stretches of pristine beaches. These are safe for swimming and popular for surfing, snorkelling and sailing. In addition, beaches like the nearby Orient Beach have specific areas for the children to play. Other popular spots include Igoda, Kidds, Nahoon, Winterstrand, Eastern, Leaches, Bonanza Bay, Gonubie Bay, Gulu, Cove Rock and Black Rock.
Golf Courses - golf enthusiasts are urged to visit the East London Golf Course, which is recognised as one of the country's best. Apart from being the oldest course in South Africa, it also has stunning views. West Bank, King William's Town, Fish River Sun and Gonubie also offer fantastic golfing facilities.
Historical buildings - the City Hall's Clock Tower (reminiscent of the Victorian influence), the double-deck bridge over the Buffalo River (unique in South Africa) and the Kimmerling Plaque (which commemorates the first power-driven flight in the country) are all popular must-sees in East London.
Museums - The East London Natural Museum is home to a displayed coelacanth, previously believed to have been extinct, as well as the world's only Dodo egg. The Calgary Transport Museum showcases ancient carts and wagons that once formed such an important part of the exploration and lives of early South Africans. The Gately House was named a National Monument in 1973 and is over 120 years old.
Nature - The Cove Rock boasts amazing rock formations and an impressive array of avian species, while the East London Zoo is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Mpongo Private Game Reserve offers game drives and first-hand views of elephants, lions, rhinos, hippos and many buck species.
Shopping - The Lock Street Gaol is within close proximity of the hotel and is home to retail outlets, boutiques, arts & crafts, gift stores, salons and more. More than a shopper's Mecca, this complex bears significant historical import as it was once the jail that housed Winnie Madikizela Mandela and Daisy de Melker.
Sports Facilities - there are cricket and rugby stadiums nearby for guests who enjoy watching or playing. In addition, the beaches make for the ideal water sports spots and are popular for fishing, SCUBA diving, snorkelling, swimming and surfing. Squash- and tennis courts are available close to the hotel and horse riding and hiking facilities are situated slightly further afield.
Whale Watching - The East London Aquarium boasts a telescope through which visitors can spot whales frolicking in the warm Indian Ocean, often with their young. The aquarium also hosts seal shows and is home to approximately 400 species of fish.
The Premier Hotel King David is situated within Quigney, East London. It is within a walk's distance from gyms, malls, banks, entertainment facilities and historic attractions. Just a short drive away is the airport, harbour, Orient Beach and Esplanade.