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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Efficient staff. Rooms are outside reception and breakfast area so in bad weather could get wet traveling between, however the room and bathroom apart from taking a suite was one of the largest we have had. The bathroom was enormous. Wifi was very good. Their sister hotel Number 5 had an excellent dining room a short taxi ride away.

Thank Helen J
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This place is the perfect serene getaway right near the beachfront in PE. The styling was calming, service incredibly helpful and breakfast was made to order. The upgraded room is worth it for lots of space and a private roof area. Fantastic for a couples getaway!

Thank Megan O
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Very nice property a block off the beach. However it seems to be right in the flight pattern of one of Pt Eliz airport runways, so occasional LOUD jet noise. Our heat/AC unit would not work when we closed the windows/doors; when reported to evening management, they checked it out and said they could do nothing until morning. Not even...

Thank heislog
Port Alfred, South Africa
Reviewed 27 August 2016

The Windermere has just been revamped, and is now managed by the Mantis Collection. The location is great, the rooms are enormous and welee appointed. The staff are eager to please. Some of the rooms have views over the sea. Best of all for me was the fact that there was very little noise at night. I would recommend for...

1Thank RoyalStaGM1
Moree, Australia
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We arrived close to dinner time and had an early flight the next morning so didn’t really get the most out of this hotel. We really liked it. Unassuming from the outside, but the rooms and bathrooms were absolutely enormous and very well equipped. When we checked in, we were offered tea and coffee. Nonni was very welcoming and since...

Thank 351BC351
Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We arrived and didn't know what to expect of the neighborhood as it was our first exposure to SA from the US. We were able to park in a garage in the back of the building and proceeded to walk into a real oasis. The rooms were enormous along with the bathrooms. We had a nice meal before dropping off....

1Thank Payne M
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner came here for 3 nights, 22-25th May. This was our first stop in South Africa. We wasn't too sure on what to expect.But I can honestly say, it was amazing! I would totally recommend it. Our room was beautiful and to say it is spacious is an understatement. All of the staff within the resort were...

Thank LouiseFloyd1
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

After flying down from Joburg to PE, we stayed in this hotel for one night before setting off on a road-trip along the Garden Route. PE itself was an interesting experience and we spent a nice afternoon exploring the city. I'm not sure I would come back, but it's a good little stop-over when travelling to/from the Garden Route. I...

1Thank CookieBiscuit2
humew00d, Manager at The Windermere by Mantis, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your lovely review - we were happy to hear that you enjoyed the time spent here with us at The Windermere and so hope that you both enjoyed the rest of your holiday days here in our South Africa. Warm regards Caroline

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

I booked into The Windemere Hotel during a recent visit to PE. My decision was based on the preference of frequenting unique hotels instead of mainstream franchises, and offcourse, the general consensus of Tripadvisor. I arrived late and was warmly welcomed by the night staff and security. I found the hotel ambience warm and professional. The my room was big...

Thank SaprtanMBR
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The rooms are big and spacious and all the rooms have balconies. Staff is friendly and willing to assist whenever and always just a call away. The location is excellent and within walking distance from the beach and most take away chains and restaurants, if you want to walk. I definitely will recommend this hotel.

Thank Beulah L

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Windermere by Mantis is a luxury boutique hotel, conveniently situated in the popular beachfront suburb of Humewood, Port Elizabeth. Offering guests an authentic, year round beach holiday feel, we invite you to kick off your shoes and relax in easy-living comfort. At The Windermere, we've taken the boutique hotel experience back to basics, where our focus is on the well-being of our guests. Our warm welcomes are genuine, our smiles are sincere, and our guests are made to feel immediately at home. Of course, you can still look forward to all the classic comforts and amenities expected of an upmarket establishment, along with the exceptional service that has become synonymous with the Mantis Group. Enjoy complimentary afternoon refreshments at the poolside, unwind on your private terrace, or relax in the courtyard with undercover patio - the heart of our hotel. Share a drink at the bar with like-minded guests, or take a walk to the beach, which is just a stone's throw away. To add to the homely atmosphere, familiar home cooked meals are available to order off our light meals menu. Whether travelling for business or pleasure, The Windermere by Mantis is the ideal base for visitors to Port Elizabeth. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Windermere by Mantis

Address: 35 Humewood Rd | Humewood, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth
Price Range: $179 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Windermere by Mantis 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Windermere Hotel Port Elizabeth
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Port Elizabeth
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“Don't be fooled when you drive up. Walk into the place and you'll be very surprised. Don't judge a book by the cover.”
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“i always like a room with a view, so try to get the middle top room.”
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“The wifi works better at ground level.”
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