Port Elizabeth Hotels and Accommodation

(Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa)

Harbourfront pictureAccommodation in Port Elizabeth is plentiful, ranging from five-star hotels to private guest houses and travellers' hostels. Most of the city's hotels are located in and around the popular beachfront suburbs of Humewood and Summerstrand, close to Port Elizabeth's major attractions, including its beaches, entertainment and shopping complexes and museums.

If you're visiting Port Elizabeth on a budget, there you can look forward to a wide choice of good-value hotels and guest houses. Low-cost accommodation and lodging tends to offer basic amenities, but is generally comfortable and clean.

Photo of the Edward Hotel and Conference Centre

Where to Stay

For a little extra money, mid-range hotels in Port Elizabeth offer their guests a few extra facilities and often have more spacious accommodation. Many have small private swimming pools and patio areas, with golf and tennis facilities found nearby. If you plan to spend most of your time surfing, swimming or sunbathing, then it's worth checking out hotels and guest houses that are able to offer direct access to a beach.

Upmarket hotel accommodation can be found in Port Elizabeth's four-star hotels. As well as offering high-quality facilities and lodging, many are located in particularly beautiful locations. The Protea Marine Hotel is renowned for offering luxurious accommodation, combined with some great sea views. A hotel that is rapidly gaining a reputation for itself is the refurbished Summerstrand Hotel. Its recent guests have even included royalty.

Image of beachfront hotelFor those who plan on staying for longer than the average one or two-week holiday, Port Elizabeth has apartment accommodation that can be booked on a monthly basis. Apartments generally include dining and living areas, a fully equipped kitchen, and laundry and car parking facilities.

Caravan and chalet accommodation is also available in the Port Elizabeth area. This often has the advantage of being close to beaches. Self-catering facilities also allow visitors a greater degree of freedom.