The Premier Hotel East London is situated right along the stunning shorefront Esplanade, promising spectacular views to complement world-class service and tasteful décor. Its prime location, luxurious facilities, ocean view and affordable rates ensure that this hotel is ideal for tour groups, corporate travellers, families, individuals and couples.
Nearby attractions and facilities include shopping centres, entertainment, sports facilities and several tourist attractions. In addition, the airport is less than 20 minutes' drive from the hotel.
The Premier Hotel East London is well suited to many different types of visitor, each with their own unique accommodation requirements. The hotel comprises 175 rooms, divided into Deluxe Suites, Family Suites, Luxury Executive Suites, Double Rooms and Studios. Deluxe Suites boast private Jacuzzis for the ultimate in rest and relaxation, while the Double Rooms have balconies from which to enjoy the stunning South African vistas. The Studios are best suited to groups of guests (such as tour groups or corporate teams). Rooms are equipped with a telephone, television with select satellite channels and en-suite bathroom. Some suites offer air-conditioning as an option.
The Premier Hotel East London promises true style, which meets seaside beauty on a platform of world-class accommodation.
In addition to the convenient in-room facilities, the Premier Hotel East London also boasts 24-hour reception service, room service, valet, laundry and ironing. Guests requiring transport should request assistance from reception regarding car rental.
Safe parking is available to guests free of charge. It is, however, limited.
The hotel staff members will be happy to arrange airport transfers, shuttles and rented vehicles for guests.
Conference and business facilities
Corporate guests are comfortably and efficiently accommodated at the Premier Hotel East London. The conference facilities can seat up to 800 delegates at a time, making it the largest hotel conference venue in the entire Eastern Cape region. It is ideal for product launches, seminars, training sessions, events and meetings.
Conference rooms are equipped with modern audiovisual equipment. In addition, there is a Business Centre with fax, telephone, Internet and photocopying facilities, as well as secretarial services. These services, together with the beautiful views and excellent on-site accommodation make the Premier Hotel East London ideal for all of our guests' important corporate needs.
Wine and Dine
Esteemed guests of the Premier Hotel East London can choose between Three Ships Restaurant and the Y-Knot Bar & Restaurant, each offering a unique range of scrumptious flavours and fresh ingredients.
The Three Ships Restaurant boasts incredible views over the ocean, as well as hearty meals and a cosy, inviting atmosphere. Breakfasts and dinners are on the menu with both buffet and A-la-Carte options. The wine list is brimming with excellent vintages, some of which South Africa is famous for. These are sure to delight the palate and make for a most memorable meal. Continental and English breakfasts are served between 06h30 and 09h30 on weekdays and between 07h00 and 10h00 on weekends and Public Holidays. Dinners are served between 18h30 and 22h00. Sunday carveries are served between 12h30 and 14h00 and are guaranteed to prompt a lazy Sunday afternoon.
The Y-Knot Pub & Restaurant is a more casual, relaxed venue in which to savour tasty lunches, refreshing ales or after-dinner nightcaps. It has a gorgeous patio overlooking the Indian Ocean, often providing diners with spectacular views of schools of dolphins as they leap and play out of the water. The Y-Knot Pub & Restaurant is open from Monday to Saturday, 11h00 to 23h00 and from 11h00 to 22h00 on Sundays and Public Holidays.
For a little more privacy, guests are also welcome to dine in their rooms.
Sport and recreation
East London is famous for its expansive stretches of safe swimming beaches. In addition, there are fitness centres, golf courses, tennis courts and squash courts within close proximity to the hotel.
The Premier Hotel East London is centrally located and conveniently accessible. There are many facilities, amenities and attractions within a short drive (and, in some instances, even a short walk).
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 East London is situated in the Eastern Cape town of East London. It is nestled along the Esplanade and close to many popular amenities and attractions.