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The Kelway Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My partner and I recently stayed at the Kelway for one night. On our arrival we were immediately made to feel welcome by the friendly staff. Our room was so quiet and equipped with all the necessary amenities. We enjoyed a drink at the bar while watching some Rugby, which was right up our alley! Breakfast the following morning was absolutely delicious and once again the staff were every so friendly. Thank you for a wonderful and very affordable stay. We will definitely be back!

The room is average. Spacious bathroom with shower. The stay is quite acceptable for a one night business stay over, but nothing really impressive. Reception and other staff members are very friendly and helpfull

The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff from the moment that you walk into this hotel will be the one thing that you will remember. This is a small hotel if compare with others in the area. Your first impressions might be that this hotel looks like a European log cabin. The wood work is something very special and adds to the ambiances in the restaurant and small balconies that some of the rooms have. You will feel at home in the hotel if you like something different

Stayed for two nights and had a nice room with a little balcony overlooking the sea. Ate in the hotel restaurant both nights. Great food and good value for money. Bar and terrace also had nice sea views. Staff excellent. a little dated but very clean. Worth a visit.

A nice hotel, well kept and clean, nice rooms with good amenities and reasonably good service. I always find the food good especially breakfast. Nothing to rave about and maybe a bit expensive for what it offers

Unfortunately we had been spoilt during our trip to SA and we finished with a stay in this hotel so we could catch and early flight from the airport here. It's a basic hotel with a bar and a restaurant. If you just need a room for the night this will do.

Stayed for 5 nights while attending my friend's wedding. The hotel is very clean, rooms very spacious and modern and beds very comfortable. Great selection for breakfast and had dinner twice in the restaurant. The food was very good and reasonably priced, however the second night the service was bit slow but I have to admit they were busy. Great location, not far from the airport and almost right on the seafront with many restaurants nearby. The best thing about this place is the friendly and helpful staff, they made us very welcome and our stay absolutely enjoyable. Thank you guys.

We were only booked for one night prior to our flight.The great benefit of this hotel is that it was only 10 minutes drive to the airport. But the Kelway needed some updating or tender loving care.The staff were helpful but the place lacked any charm.

We stayed here for 3 nights the place is great staff are super can't do enough for you Food was good as well Bar as well very reasonable prices not far from the sea front Would definitely revisit this one thanks to all staff on a good job well done

We were just doing an overnight stay in Port Elizabeth - this hotel is good but rooms are small - well located beside very good restaurants - breakfast very good - nice waterfront view from rooms - staff very helpfus

1 Brookes Hill Drive Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Summerstrand, The Kelway Hotel is adjacent to Bayworld and within a 10-minute stroll of Humewood Beach. This 3-star hotel has 63 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Also near this Port Elizabeth hotel are King's Beach and Hobie Beach.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or meet other guests at the free manager's reception.


All of The Kelway Hotel's 63 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, safes, and phones. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Desks are also available.

Property features

At The Kelway Hotel, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and 2 meeting rooms. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 120 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include conference space, a seasonal outdoor pool, and free newspapers.

Room options

Luxury Double Room, Sea Facing

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Single Room, Sea Facing

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Luxury Double Room (Non Sea facing)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Luxury Single Room, Sea Facing

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

61% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 228 reviews