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Radisson Blu Hotel, Port Elizabeth

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Room was very pleasant. Excellent hospitality from Janene Beukes and Imraan. Thank you very much for making me feel at home. Pillow very nice. Rooms cleaned with no noise. Will recommend the hotel to anyone

I had an amazing stay, will definitely be staying with you guys. Great Food, clean room....and i just loved the view from my room. Can not wait to take my family to PE and have them stay over at the Radisson Blue

My room was tidy and had everything I required for my stay, the bed was comfortable and the staff friendly. Particular attention was paid to guests and I found that the bar staff and breakfast staff were very attentive, recognising me and knowing what I liked to order very early in my stay. The food was really good, though a few minor faux pas with the ingredients to my order did not get past me... Feta Cheese on my starter appeared to be packet cream cheese, and the cream in my desert was suspiciously similar to canned UHT. Despite this minor oversight, the food was exceptional, particularly the main courses. I made a point of trying as many as I could, and enjoyed them all.

This hotel is a standard business hotel. Rooms ok , layout ok and functional. I stayed in many of these type business hotels before I retired. However, our experience of the service provided here was not great. Perhaps we were just unlucky??? Kettle in room didn't work, tried to report it via telephone in room which didn't work. Wanted laundry done , but couldn't ring up because phone not working. Long journey from 14th floor to reception with laundry . Reported phone and kettle . Returned later in evening to room. Kettle ok, phone still not working and laundry not returned by designated tine. Yet another journey to reception to request laundry please as leaving next morning and needed clothes! Eventually laundry arrived ! Not a great customer experience if I'm honest! As for breakfast today, well customer service is something that this place lacks. Normal self service breakfast , with good selection. I made mistake of ordering 2 poached eggs! All I can say I nearly lost the will to live before I finally got my eggs! I had to chase the staff and there was no urgency at all. My friend requested croissants , which failed to arrive in a reasonable time! He gave up and had toast !!!! Overall very poor service and poor customer service. If you want standard buffet , and help yourself you will be ok. However, my advice don't request anything to order, the staff have no urgency whatever . We stated here at the end of our Garden Route trip. If I'm honest Port Elizabeth is not a great place. However we did drive down the coast to the southwest ( out of hotel and turn left) . Wow well worth the drive. Great beaches, national parks and deserted . A stunning area for the day. As for restaurants we sampled 2 and both were ok . Not sure of name of restaurant bug it was at end of pier on 1st floor. Food was good, portions huge and very reasonable. The second place was called " road house" or something, and was almost opposite Radisson Blu almost on beach . It was a burger and fish family restaurant. food was cheap , tasty simple food. Staff were excellent and Raddison Blu would do well to benchmark the attitude and customer service provided by these guys

The hotel appears to be frequented by many European visitors. As a consequences the style of the hotel is very European. The bathroom is open concept which is not quite my style. On the positive side the safe in the room is big enough for a laptop and there is unlimited wi-fi. There are also some good restaurants within walking distance from the hotel. On the negative side the bed lamps in my room weren't working and some days the shower had to be left opened for quite some time before the water heated up. This is quite problematic for me as the region is experiencing drought conditions and wasting water is just unacceptable. The restaurant in the hotel is extremely over-priced in my opinion and thetefore not good balud for money, but fortunately there are good other restaurant close-by. Not the best hotel I have stayed in, in Port Elizabeth, but quite acceptable.

Attended a conference at this venue.Have excellent conference facilities with several conference rooms available. Fair amount of free parking next to the hotel ,The refreshments and eats provided at the tea break were very good.Easy access from the airport.

Great hotel with fantastic views over the water. 2 down points about the room, it was so warm and could not get it to cool down even with the aircon so had to open the window which helped a little but as it was so windy had to close it again. The other thing I didnt like was that the room was open plan and found having the the bathroom was part of the room lacked a bit of privicey a bit off putting. That is just a personal feeling. The breakfast was wonderful.

This is a standard Raddison Blu hotel, only stayed one night en route to a game safari. loads of car parking in the basement with a lift up to reception, quick check in process. All rooms appear to face the ocean, which gives a view good view. The bathroom area had a strange change in levels and you had to stand in the shower drain when having a shower. Didn't feel comfortable walking out in the evening so stayed in the hotel for a meal. Overall quite a good hotel.

The Hotel is well positioned for the Airport and beach area of Port Elizabeth but sadly not as good as the Radisson Blu in Cape Town. Rooms were fine although strange that we only had one glass in the room. We asked for another glass to be delivered but sadly it never arrived which really reflected the level of attention at the hotel at busy times. Views of the beach front were great and the restaurant served a great steak so all round a good experience.

The location of the Radisson Blu in Port Elizabeth is ideal and the views are fantastic. The sunrise is particularly impressive. The staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are a good size and comfortable but as with much of the rest of Port Elizabeth it is slightly rough around the edges. An example of this can be found at the front reception desks, above the reception desks is a rather expensive look chandelier the light bulbs of which are cheap fluorescent bulbs. The bathroom, in the room is in need of a deep clean, there is large amount black mould growing in the silicone seals around the bottom of the shower walls, the wash basin is stained, the glass shower wall was splashed with toothpaste. The room door is scuffed as are the skirting boards and room furniture. Overall though the room was clean and comfortable and besides the views more than make up for the few hiccups with the housekeeping.

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 Pollok Beach within a short walk of Hobie Beach, Radisson Blu Hotel, Port Elizabeth is within 2 miles (3 km) of Humewood Beach. This 173-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and Bayworld are also nearby.


Dining

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. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

71% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 983 reviews