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Radisson Blu Hotel, Port Elizabeth

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This past weekend was my third visit to this hotel and it just gets better. The service is great and the pillows and bedding is just like home so we all had a very good nights sleep. This hotel is definitely worth staying in.

The Radisson is in a good property and a good value for the stay. There is good food nearby however the hotel will tell you its not safe to walk. We have learned that's standard for this area and we did use car service.

I've been living in SA for many year and I used to come to this hotel at least 4 times a year... I've noticed a decrease of guest service level. Room was ok, apart the fact of a completely dirty pillow left in the room with no pillow case. This hotel is in a great location with a great sea view...

Its always welcoming when stepping in to friendly patrons and staff, but the shaky trip to the 18th floor set the scene for all the mishaps. There is a lose panel in the lift causing the ride to be shaky. Though I found covered parking; the walk back was a puddled mess... It had rained and traversing the meandering puddles of water back to the lobby was treacherous. Don't take room 1802/1803! The nearby service elevator makes a loud banging noise that kept us from falling asleep. We tried calling reception, but the one-touch-service-button on the phone didn't work; actually it took me several attempts at pressing that silly button followed by pressing ALL the others to realize it didn't work... Oh and the mini bar(refer to photo) had one bottle of bottled water, instead of the usual array of peanuts and beers and ciders one would expect to find in a luxury hotel. I also had to then physically go down to the restaurant to order drinks. We enjoyed the huge bathtub, and the comfy bed, the views were amazing, but we'll give this hotel group a miss. Please re-position the mirrors in the room, because my wife swears that if she can see my naked bathroom reflection then anyone who enters our room could see the same.

Stayed at this hotel on numerous occasions and always enjoyed my stay. The food at the bar was always good and inexpensive and the pool area is small but was great just to sit around. There isn't much five star choice of hotel in PE but this is probably the best at European standards

Let's be honest - there aren't great hotels to stay in when visiting PE. The Radisson is kind of the 'best of the worst' - with a slap-up buffet, poor wi-fi, a horrific gym and a 'cool in the 00s' feel. The view is good and the rooms are pretty good but apart from that, there's little to rave about here. And to think I used to love this place...

A few hiccups initially due to some water pipes that had burst and needed fixing. Room interiors are showing their age but the views out over the bay more than make up for that. Evening meal is a choice between a la carte or buffet. It was ok but nothing special. Breakfast was another story with loads of choice to be made and was very well presented. A shout out must go to the staff. Ever friendly and helpful. They truly made the stay for us and should be commended.

We stayed at the hotel as part of a guided tour of South Africa to celebrate our Golden Wedding. On arriving at the hotel we found that we had a complimentary upgrade to a suite. The room was massive , a whole window overlooking the Indian Ocean. It was so well equipped and furnished that we didn't really want to leave. Thanks for the bottle of bubbly and the cheese and fruit platter and huge cake too. The friendly and professional staff made our stay a truly memorable occasion and for this we thank you.

We stayed over as a family for one evening. Friendly helpful staff. Nice rooms with beautiful views. Rooms well equipped. Food completely over priced and quality average. Should really focus on improving that.

View high rise building exist in Port Elizabeth and the Radisson is the only high rise on this part of the beach, which means that the views in all directions are great. Rooms are typically corporate, but functional with good beds and mediocre bathroom products. Stroll across the road for great beach walks or a swim in the ocean that seldom drops below 18 degrees Celsius.

Corner of Marine Drive And Ninth Avenue Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Summerstrand, Radisson Blu Hotel, Port Elizabeth is adjacent to Summerstrand Beach and within a mile (2 km) of Hobie Beach. This 173-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. Humewood Beach and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University are also nearby.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's fine-dining restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


All 173 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Plasma TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Laptop-compatible safes, phones, and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Radisson Blu Hotel, Port Elizabeth, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a health club. Onsite parking is available, both free self and paid valet parking (ZAR 30 per night)—also useful is an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 200 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include free WiFi in public areas, 8 meeting rooms, and a conference center.

Room options

Business Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

One Bedroom Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

71% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 952 reviews