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Radisson Blu Hotel, Port Elizabeth

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed here for 6 nights. The views of the beachfront are amazing. The staff were friendly, but on some of the days our room was not serviced until late in the afternoon. Also do not like the open bathroom concept, there is no privacy what so ever !!! We made a mistake of using our debit card to hold funds instead of our credit card. We went to reception to pay and realized we had done this. The receptionist said she would cancel our debit payment and it would be back in our account in 2 to 3 days. That never happened. Do you think we could get this money back, NO WAY !!!. We made 3 international calls to the manager, at least 10 to 15 emails explaining exactly what had to be done to release the funds, but the Hotel could just not do it.In the end we got our money back but not due to the Hotel, after 30 days it automatically goes back into your account. Dont know how the office staff can end up running this Hotel

Super hotel to unwind after a few hectic days of travel. The room was really spacious and the bed exceptionally comfortable. I'm a Tempur fan but this bed was equally as good. Staff friendly, food no complaints but no great surprises either. A safe choice to this looking for quality and comfort that comes with a brand at a reasonable price. Thanks for a great stay!

Had a wonderful stay at the hotel, the view was amazing. Ask for a room above the tenth floor( we had room 1214) for excellent sea views. It's a great location, within an hours drive of the Aldo elephant park and the Tsitsikama.

Great check in and welcoming factor when we arrived. Beautiful hotel and the staff was also quite friendly. Rooms are nice and clean too. Downside was my kids room had a broken window latch so it was not closing completely. PE can be quite windy I still dont know how my babies they made it past the 1st 2 nights with all that noise... very dissapointing for a 5star hotel i must say. Everyday i kept asking for water from housekeeping when they do the room cleaning but no water for the first 4 nights. At one point I asked the housekeeping lady directly to bring me water directly and she said she would but still nothing came until I called reception and offered to pay for the water if it was an extra charge. Then water eventually was delivered and no there was no extra charge. The most disaappointing scenario for me was when my daughter ordered debonaires pizza because she was tired of eating hotel food for 5days (which was understandable as it had been pretty much the same). Their very amazing barman (Allie) who was amazing I must say throughout our stay and deserves special mention, realised we were all having dinner except for my 15yr old girl , but when he realised she had ordered pizza, he offered to put 2 slices of her pizza in a plate since she obviously could not bring the pizza box into the resturant where the rest of the family were dining. To my suprise, the MOD (Venna) came to our table and told us he had to take away the juice that was sitting on the table untouched/unopened and said the lil girl cannot have her pizza because its not allowed in the resturant. Forget the fact that we are hotel guests and they do not have pizza on their menu (yes i asked!) But just a common courteous of treating another human being/guest being with respect. That was non existent! Extremely dissapointed management needs to look into this... anyway .. Allie again asked to kindly send the pizza to the girls room, praying it did not get him into trouble. Ive stayed at most radisson blu hotel accross SA and this was the first iv encountered this kind of treatment especially towards the kids, hence such a hearty review. Special mention also to chef Sizwe who came out to us to explain the kind of pastas he could do which were not on the menu and it was an amazing pasta he delivered. Enjoyed the food. All else was okay and we are checking out in 2days time so im sure everything will be alright. The waiters are also quite nice in the resturants.

Perfect hotel as base for not too far away Game Parks where you can self drive and save yourself a fortune on costs save a fortune on the cost of Private Game Reserve accommodation by staying at the excellent Radison Blu PE by the sea.

We stayed for about a week at the Raddison between Chritmas and New Year. The location and sea view was stunning,however cleanliness was a problem. Our bed sheets were dirty and we had to request for them to be changed twice. Our rooms were not cleaned properly daily. They were very short staffed and menu options were very limited. What was quite dissapointing was the NYE party at Raddison,we paid R415 each for the tickets and felt it really was not value for money,the food was cold,the prawns and fish that were being fried infront of us were raw,on two occasions.

The hotel is situated right at the beach front across the road. The location is definitely the best you can find on the boulevard with the Sun Casino just around 600-800 metres away. We got a really good deal for the hotel stay and were mostly happy with the view from our room as we got an upgrade to the sea facing room on a higher floor (I think it was 9th floor .... don't really remember). We had a bath tub in our room and that was really a plus. Breakfast menu was reasonably good though we couldn't find too many veg options. The hotel provided us an airport pickup which I think was a bit steeply priced. Overall, it was a nice experience.

Nice vue from the room Good services we ask for an extra bed and they brogth it Nice buffet ( breakfast and diner) Small swimming pool and nice gym that we tried Really near the sea ( you can go by foot)

We have had an amazing stay this festive season and the phenomenal team helped us create a special birthday celebration for our 8 year old! We were blown away by the effort! Food has exceeded expectations too! Not a buffet fan but their dinner buffet is so varied especially for us veggies!! 👍👍👍👍👍

We stayed for 1 night, Christmas Eve to be precise and checked out on 25 December 2017. We checked in pass 20h00. We had a terrible night stay as there was a leak in the bathroom, I had 3 rooms, 1112, 1114 and 1116, after complaining I was told that this was a problem that originated from the 18th floor all the way down. The carpets were completely drenched. Breakfast was a complete disaster, we were asked to move to the bar area and in the process we had to beg for service. The staff could not cope with the volume of people. I will definitely not stay in this hotel again.

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.


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.


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 1021 reviews